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ebuild is sad to announce its closure - it has become too time and resource intensive to develop, manage and maintain.

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#21 joiner

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:41 AM

All a bit OTT for what should be a matter of common sense.

As I said elsewhere, everyone who makes such contact genuinely thinks they're the only one doing it. Understandable, because they have no idea how busy this forum has become.

The compounding element is the complexity of building to the standards advocated on here - now - and the wholly understandable belief that their project is unique, or at least different enough to justify a query, in person, off-forum, because no one else could possibly be building anything similar, right? Wrong, but then you'd need to be a regular (or at least lingered on the periphery) long enough to know different.

I've watched people come and go over a fair stretch of time and believe I have a fair understanding of how a lot of people think. I don't get too heated because I am still able to remind myself that "it's just a forum", although some people have managed to force me off to cool down for a couple of days. I do answer off-forum PMs but usually advise taking the correspondence back into the public area, sometimes (although rarely) copying and pasting the exchange into an open-forum thread and explaining the context. But that's handle-able, the volume of traffic going Jeremy's way isn't and I'm not sure I could have handled it in as calm a way as he has.

Again as I've said, Jeremy's situation is unique and is the price of being so good at what he does and so clear in how he describes it. There is a "home remedy" and we'll give it time to see how well it works. ;)

Edited by joiner, 03 April 2016 - 10:41 AM.


#22 declan52

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:57 AM

Are the rest of the mods able to access his pm so they could answer some and weed out the stupid stuff.
What about instead of having a PM to a specific mod its just to the mods in general and whoever is free and able to answer the question answers it. You can still PM other members privately but just not a specific mod. If you want to ask a question just post it on the forum, its not that hard to do and the vast majority of questions are always answeted.

#23 Nickfromwales

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:04 AM

So create a forum in a forum?!?
Off to the naughty step for you Dec.
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#24 doofaloofa

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:06 AM

View Postnotnickclegg, on 02 April 2016 - 10:02 PM, said:

Apparently you have a full box.

Jack

No complaints so far

#25 doofaloofa

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:13 AM

One forum I used to frequent had a sub forum where any troll posts were sent to

Only members had access to the sub forum and members were encouraged to make sport of the trolls

Hilarity often ensued

Perhaps forward all unwanted PM's to a super secret Trollbuild sub forum?

#26 Nickfromwales

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:21 AM

No thanks ;).
We'll just retain and answer genuine posts from sensible people.
The trolls can stay under the bridge afaic. Pointless having witty banter if it's off radar :unsure:
Regards, Nick.

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:33 AM

View PostNickfromwales, on 03 April 2016 - 11:04 AM, said:

So create a forum in a forum?!?
Off to the naughty step for you Dec.
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I have been on it that long I have splinters.
Not a forum in a forum just an inbox that all the mods have access to or is that how it works anyway.

#28 Nickfromwales

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 01:05 PM

If we tell you......we'll have to kill you.
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#29 declan52

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 01:22 PM

Not fair as I am on the naughty step i am easy found.

#30 SteamyTea

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 02:08 PM

I have a whole naughty foundation, just for me

#31 doofaloofa

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 04:17 PM

The Naughty Foundation

Promoting bad behavior

#32 Nickfromwales

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 04:27 PM

Ok. I'm deleting all the carp bits later as this WAS a serious thread.
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 05:19 PM

People who are contacting via PMs are not trolling but acting in all innocence and the problem is primarily Jeremy's, in terms of volume and detail. Whilst I get perhaps one or two a month, so easily handled, Jeremy's inboxes are full to overflowing.