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Subject: Over and Out
Phaid    10/6/2009 1:42:16 PM
This site just isn't worth the time it takes to read any more. The front page stories are a joke, and it's simply not worth wading through all the trolls in the forums just to read the few intelligent posts from the ever-shrinking pool of interesting posters. Hopefully I'll run into some of you elsewhere online, but I'm all done here.
 
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Mikko       11/26/2009 4:37:14 AM

It is not just the trolls... I was once very active here, but these days I log in only once in a blue moon. This site had diverse audience and very active forum not too long ago, but the combination of ideological bias, general arrogance and the double standards when enforcing the rules pretty much killed the joy. I never felt wrongly treated though, but the fact is that you could/can say some shyte about certain peoples and ideas, while some others are beyond the reach and have to be discussed about in far more careful way. I have missed some of fellow SP-folks for sure and noticed that some are still active on certain other military forums which I also wander about, even if my N:o 1 site is these days rather odd one and one which I couldnt have thought about signing up not too many years ago... and now I am a moderator at one Iranian militaru forum. The world takes interesting turns... here I was whining Leftist anti-Israeli ?urotrash metal head, there I am right wing pro-Israeli/US metal head  (from the p.o.v. of general audience).

Don't you have to speak Persian to pull that off?
 
I'm not sure if it's about double standards or what but I can't but wonder the amount of pure expressions of anger in some of the threads. About 35% of all posts should be viewed by medical students, not military enthusiasts. And this isn't addressing opinions themselves but the manic depressive way they are presented.
 
I myself feel rather sad that after reading the forum for many years, I started posting here at the same time so many polite and considerate posters have started to migrate south. 
 
Mikko
 
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mustavaris       11/26/2009 9:23:51 AM

It is almost all-English forum, I would say 80% English, 10% Persian and 10% other languages, besides I am learning Persian. Maybe half or little over half of the members are of Iranian origin, the resst being very odd comibation of westerners and people from various Muslim countries.

 
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DarthAmerica       12/2/2009 3:55:38 PM

This site just isn't worth the time it takes to read any more. The front page stories are a joke, and it's simply not worth wading through all the trolls in the forums just to read the few intelligent posts from the ever-shrinking pool of interesting posters. Hopefully I'll run into some of you elsewhere online, but I'm all done here.

Completely understand. I'm considering the same thing. We need moderators here BAD.

-DA 
 
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bigfella       12/5/2009 3:31:07 AM
There is actually a thread on the board where I now post dedicated to former SP posters. There are a LOT, and some of them are among the best posters on the board. Most of them left because the lack of moderation or the way it was applied increasingly let the loudest & craziest take over. People who have posted here since I first logged on (at least 4 years) wouls last only hours or days on other boards. Wading through the trolls & nutjobs to get to the few posters of value is just too tiring.
 
I mainly come here now to yell at people because I know that 1) I can, & 2) it won't lower the tone of the board any further anyway. This place is slowly dying.
 
Oh, and the format is terrible. 
 
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gf0012-aust       12/5/2009 5:40:41 AM
Most of them left because the lack of moderation or the way it was applied

got it in one.  I've given this the benefit of the doubt. but 2009 will be my last on here until basic mod standards apply.

geez, boards where I moderate or have moderated would see the trolls gone within 3 warnings - one post is enough to get lanced if it was blatant..
 
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Godofgamblers       12/5/2009 7:17:12 AM



This site just isn't worth the time it takes to read any more. The front page stories are a joke, and it's simply not worth wading through all the trolls in the forums just to read the few intelligent posts from the ever-shrinking pool of interesting posters. Hopefully I'll run into some of you elsewhere online, but I'm all done here.





Completely understand. I'm considering the same thing. We need moderators here BAD.




-DA 



Luckily, DA,  SYSOPS recently made me moderator for the Namibia board. i invite you to post there and you can see how things are down under my regime.
 
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Hugo       12/8/2009 3:48:32 AM


Most of them left because the lack of moderation or the way it was applied




got it in one.  I've given this the benefit of the doubt. but 2009 will be my last on here until basic mod standards apply.




geez, boards where I moderate or have moderated would see the trolls gone within 3 warnings - one post is enough to get lanced if it was blatant..



Where are you gentlemen now to be found?
 
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gf0012-aust       12/8/2009 4:19:24 AM
Where are you gentlemen now to be found?

assuming that you still have the same email address when you became a father , I'll send you an email from my work tomorrow.

 
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Hugo       12/8/2009 6:19:58 AM


Where are you gentlemen now to be found?




assuming that you still have the same email address when you became a father , I'll send you an email from my work tomorrow.




 I have forgotten the password for my StrategyPage sign in email account (I speculate I have been warned for my unchivalrous behaviour on occasion - sorry SysOps) but the one I sent you I still use. 
 
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gf0012-aust       1/1/2010 11:30:40 PM
Farewell all.  SP unfortunately has become but a shadow of what it used to be. 
 
For those of you who have my other private or work contact details, then I'll no doubt catch up with you online or see you at another conference :)
 
I trust you all had a good christmas and a safe entry into the new year.
 
 
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