Serious comment on Naafi postings

#1
After the slatings that were flying earlier in the Naafi, thought I'd make a couple of serious suggestions here., Hopefully they will attract sensible comment in return but if I get burned at the stake, then so be it.....

It seems to me that the question of what is a "good" or "bad" post is far too subjective to be writ in stone. As such, regardless of how you see a particular subject, you should not jump on the poster with abuse.

There are a lot of forms of humour, all of which have space in the Naafi. Chocolate Starfish, human anatomy and sexual exploits are just three of them. Well, one, really, but who's counting? Also, there are very few professional comedians on the site and even the best posters put up complete crap sometimes.

The simple fact is that if you don't like a post, and don't reply, that post will dissappear within hours UNLESS other users find it worth commenting on. If that happens, no one user (certainly below MOD level) has any right to judge it as "bad".

To reply anyway with abuse, "constructive" suggestions on where to shove it, or any similar thoughts is only going to keep it alive. If it stays alive anyway, then YOU may not like it but there are people here who do. And that is called Free Speech. It is, after all, a free site ;)

As for filling the board with 130 pages, how many of those pages are actually pages of comments attacking a "bad" thread which, on it's own, would be a single post? I'll leave the actual counting to you. But I'd guess that the MODs lives would be a lot easier if pruning just required scanning through for the "dead" threads that no-one had bothered with and cutting them?

Ok, had my say, let's see if this thread survives by it's own rules....


Jack
 
#3
Door_Bundle_Mk2 said:
Little Jack H said:
As such, regardless of how you see a particular subject, you should not jump on the poster with abuse.
Fcuk off you whining lady boy cnut.
Oh, thats right, all of your 129 posts have been complete quality. I forgot that.

At least I admit to writing sheeite sometimes and admit that its not always relevant. But the stuff you write DBMk2 is utter utter utter tripe every time.

Prove me wrong. :roll:
 
#5
Just wanted to say "HERE HERE" to Little Jacks comments.

Some people on here have been quite mean to me through my one and i say again ONE topic on the Forum and some through PM (mainly female i might add).
What LJH has said is true, if they want my topic to disappear then stop adding to it. If you want ME to disappear then you are in for a long wait. Ive got lots of PM to send to all the lovely chaps that have sent me nice messages xxxx so i may be here a while.

I understand that i deserve abuse, and was asking for it by putting the post in the lonely hearts section in the first place thats fine, i agree and was expecting it. BUT please dont make me out to be a Troll as i havnt as far as im aware be nasty about or to anyone, or tried to start arguements or had multiple usernames or done any of the other things Tolls do.

Im quite a nice person if im given a chance. xxx
 
#12
Another PM for Trolly Dolly, from a female, but another nice 'un like Toonie. Cos I suffered abuse too when I first joined and, worse of all, I never did get that Irish man I wanted. :wink:

And I got slated again today. Kept me amused for hours!!
 
#13
Girls, boys,

Its not about slating each other.

In the "Serious Section" - which I try to stay away from, its about discussion and getting your point across.

In the NAAFI Bar, anything goes. Allegedly. But who is to decide what is a good thread and a bad thread without deleting half the rubbish on there that sometimes makes it funny. Some people have a different sense of humour to others, and thank The Lord Flash that no-one has the same sense of humour as me.

If you do, give me a shout, I will get you sectioned. :roll:
 
#14
You miss the idea of the forum.

Is there a need for chat like discussion, one word answers whenthere is a chatroom designed purely for that.

I personally use the NAAFI for the only thing I miss from my time in the services. Thats banter from like minded people.

I don't miss the job, I don;t miss the tours and I don't miss stagging on a radio from 2-4... I certainly don't miss the doorway of a freezing cold Lynx.

I miss the comradery and the unique sense of humour held by serving and ex members of the forces.

THis sadly has been a rollercoaster.... somethimes the NAAFI is full of belly laughs, full of fantastic stories that have me rolling round the floor and literally crying with laughter.

Now I barely read the threads, I find it easier to click on a posters name tha tI value the input of and read there last few posts.

All I ask is this.... Think before posting, does anyone really want to read this.
 
#15
Well said LJH and well put MDN, Door Bundle, funny is one thing but is it me or is every one of your posts just "having a go" at someone?

Be funny or Be gone.

Rincewind

PS i have a small willy.

Ask your mum.
 
#17
Rince, thats what squaddies do mate, nothing is sacred, nothing is beyond a p1ss take, thats the way it should be.

Door bundle may be abusive and a major wind up merchant, but thats his best quality, the ability to take it to the NAAFI bar...

We were all witness to his real character and sound morals when Chickepunk posted the joke about Holly and Jessica.... Nowt wrong with the fella. I like him, but I wouldn't have him at my mums 60th :D

If you notice, he only picks on those that bite....as does Baddas.

The NAAFI bars and Sqn Bars I used to drink in were full of banter, abuse and p1ss take, if someone wanted to talk puppies or dullness they were beaten up or made to eat grass. Those people were generally the ones who spent thier weekends in the block with a 2ltr bottle of lilt, chrisps and videos.
 
#18
I'm just off for a pint, so thought i'd get my bid in before I go.

Little Jack Horner. You make some valid points about relative values in comedy etc. We differ strongly in what we find funny.

For instance, there is nothing funnier in the NAAFI than watching someone trying to keep well in with the cyber 'birds' which you seem to spend most of your time doing.

I chortle heartily every time you leap to the defence of someones honour. You've taken the unusual step of modifying your login on the gallery to post compliments to Eve, on mine and MDN's behalf.

Now that's comedy.
 
#19
AFKAC said:
I'm just off for a pint, so thought i'd get my bid in before I go.

Little Jack Horner. You make some valid points about relative values in comedy etc. We differ strongly in what we find funny.

For instance, there is nothing funnier in the NAAFI than watching someone trying to keep well in with the cyber 'birds' which you seem to spend most of your time doing.

I chortle heartily every time you leap to the defence of someones honour. You've taken the unusual step of modifying your login on the gallery to post compliments to Eve, on mine and MDN's behalf.

Now that's comedy.
Glad you enjoy, AFKAC. Despite the slight edge of sarcasm in your post, I'm always pleased to receive justified compliments.

Always aim to offer some light relief. Also enjoy joining in the odd scrap now and then, but not in the habit of going out & picking them.

In fact, you should have noticed that I rarely side with the agressor, whoever he or she is. Finally, don't often get involved at all until the "banter" has degenerated to the sort of schoolboy shite that the attacker should honestly be embarrassed to post.

As for the Gallery, I really don't know what you mean. Heard a rumour that MDN knows a trick to do that though ;)
 
#20
Not everyone has the same humour/opinions/views .... just live and let live. Life's too short for pathetic little arguments over nothing. But there's a difference to taking the piss and being just plain ignorant because someone's style of chatting, posting or whatever doesn't "come up to your standards".

So, for example, if I post something and it says author "eve1962" certain people have the choice to avoid that thread and not read; others may choose to read. But I believe I have the right to beable to post. And not expect everyone to bow down and worship the ground I walk on.

Quite a few of the posts here don't amuse me/intrigue me/interest me - I read, then move quietly on. But, like I said all along, I am exceptionally nice.

:lol:
 

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