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22 December 2017 at 20:01 #62681gamergirlavatar @gamergirlavatar
@missy Merry, Happy Christmas to you too Missy. Have a joyous holiday and a wonderful new year.22 December 2017 at 23:47 #62691Hiker @hiker
Merry Christmas right back at ‘ya!
2 more days…
Hiker23 December 2017 at 10:38 #6269623 December 2017 at 10:45 #6269730 December 2017 at 17:37 #62890
Bearing in mind what usually happens at this time of year, don’t forget to put a shilling in the meter…30 December 2017 at 20:35 #62901
@pedant Cheers. I’ve just driven back from Scotland and all the way back I was thinking, damn, I haven’t renewed it yet and it runs out at the end of the day! Have done it now.8 February 2018 at 11:45 #6310922 March 2018 at 00:53 #6330527 March 2018 at 15:06 #6333427 March 2018 at 15:12 #63336
@pedant (and just to include @jimthefish ) Many thanks. Have dealt with the one that posted the spam. I also noticed a few other dodgy ones but am reluctant to jump to conclusions. I mean, slickhotness and fdsa may be very dedicated Doctor Who fans. I’m not counting on it, but innocent until proven guilty.
Once again, thanks for keeping an eye out.28 March 2018 at 02:47 #633397 May 2018 at 19:36 #63472FatManInABox @fatmaninabox
Unless I’m in someway special and have been singled out, some of you may have received a message from @keranuu6543 inviting you to be her friend (and has very kindly supplied me with her private email address). I’m pretty sure I don’t need to say this but do not respond.
Keran / Karen claims to work for the US Army but, given the English – ie correct 😉 – spelling of several words, as opposed to American English, I suspect she’s not all she claims to be.
@craig – you might want to keep an eye on her account.7 May 2018 at 19:40 #634737 May 2018 at 20:58 #63474toinfinityandbepond @toinfinityandbepond
got the same message3 September 2018 at 10:02 #63975
hi there @craig
we have one “Ariana” seeking to be good friends as she works for the US army 🙂
I’m very happy to lend her out.3 September 2018 at 10:06 #63976
– -this particular one, “army” or not, doesn’t write particularly well. Key misspellings. Considering our discussions on other thread I made certain to check 🙂
But yeah, she also gave me her “private” email which I’m doing nothing with, obviously.
And if Thane was answering he would know enough now to ignore this too -thankfully3 September 2018 at 10:10 #639773 September 2018 at 19:52 #63980
Is this spam season or something? Anyway, this time it’s Lambarth Peter who has something to share with me. Sadly, I suspect he may have something to share with many other people.3 September 2018 at 19:57 #63981
@bluesqueakpip I have “spammed” them. I’ve “spammed” four new members today. Once again, not much I can do as they are real people, not bots. Sorry about the emails – does seem a busy day for them. The schools are back today – is that a factor? Who knows?3 September 2018 at 20:07 #63983Mudlark @mudlark
Thanks for your vigilance! I zapped both Ariana and Lambarth Peter into the trash bin as soon as spotted in my inbox today. All these dodgy looking strangers begging for my friendship leaves me feeling anything but friendly 😡3 September 2018 at 20:22 #63984Anonymous @
I have received the same messages from both these users3 September 2018 at 21:26 #63985
@tempusfugit I do apologise. Bots can’t sign up but there is nothing I can do against real people, until they reveal the are spammers.
Once again – you have my apologies.3 September 2018 at 22:42 #63988Anonymous @
@craig no, you don’t have to apologies, I just informed that those two also wrote to me. It isn’t your fault that people create accounts to do weird stuff6 September 2018 at 04:38 #64041
Yep, I got them too. Do they think we are stupid?
Thank you Craig, you do your best and none can do more.
We simply ignore them.
Missy7 October 2018 at 17:21 #64207blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave
The font on “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” seems strangely washed out. A bit hard to read for these ageing eyes.7 October 2018 at 17:52 #64208
@blenkinsopthebrave Many thanks.
The text is only light because it’s closed to comments – it will be fine when I open it.
I wanted to get it up and ready, but didn’t want comments until people have actually seen the episode – especially given the polarising nature of the first female Doctor.
Although I’m sure we’ll still get a few moaning about it who didn’t even watch it.21 October 2018 at 20:03 #64743
Oh look, we have a fuckwit in the house. [at]oldgitdotcom needs evicting.30 October 2018 at 10:42 #65185
You may find this of interest. I think it is what we, in the usenet days, would have called “on-topic trolling”.
The (slightly buried) lede.
The second, though, is a newer one for us, and one we feel obligated to confront. On the web, a certain kind of comment content “gray area” has emerged in recent years, and it’s making our conversations unnecessarily toxic. It’s called discussion hijacking (which is essentially just trolling),
Bloody kids – finding a phenomenon and thinking they are the first to see it.30 October 2018 at 10:48 #65186
ROFFL ! Yeah, I get that. Reminds of people on web forums talking about something that someone else just wrote but the first person wanted to be the one to notice it or else hadn’t read the comments at all.
T1630 October 2018 at 11:18 #65190janetteB @janetteb
@thane16 I have been guilty of not reading comments before posting of late because I have not had the time to keep up with comments, especially as we are so late watching the episodes at the moment.
Janette30 October 2018 at 11:59 #65192
I was well aware that there would be a bunch of idiots signing up for this season just to post stupid or hateful comments about a female Doctor or too many people of colour etc. However, I am also aware that we have a great community here, and the trolls (which is what they are) are shot down quickly. And I love you all for that.
I’m okay with leaving up the troll comments if they are shot down, or just ignored. If they do start to derail the conversation then I or Jim will step in. But the old (ha “old”) adage always applies – don’t feed the trolls.
Just ignore them. I’m in two minds about deleting posts. If something is objectively offensive, to someone or about the programme, then yes, but if someone is just proving themselves a racist or an idiot I kinda feel it should be left up so they can look a fool online forever.
When this site first started I, and others, used to have hours of arguments with trolls and idiots and they eventually went away – they’re still up for anyone who wants to search them out. I’m glad we did that though – because we now have the site we have.
But, I’m not the boss here – you all are. Let me know what you think.30 October 2018 at 12:47 #65194JimTheFish @jimthefishTime Lord
I don’t really mind the on-topic trolls as there’s enough intelligent and articulate voices to put them in their place. And as @craig says, it’s only to be expected this year and it really hasn’t been half as bad as I was expecting. The only thing I’ve really modded was one comment that was to my view pretty damn misogynist. I did briefly ponder just editing out the offensive phrases but figured that’s a dangerous rabbit hole to fall down and blanket deletion is probably better.
I think I’m with @craig that unless it becomes out-and-out offensive it’s better just to leave the posts up for people to engage with or ignore as they wish. Most of these posts do little but expose their idiocy and lack of thought anyway and I think it’s better that’s out there for all to see.30 October 2018 at 13:34 #65196Anonymous @
I don’t know what happened. I’m rather disconnected from the fandom atm because I’m not enjoying the new season( I don’t connect with the writing or the characters)30 October 2018 at 14:16 #6519830 October 2018 at 15:46 #65200
As I said, we’re keeping an eye on it. Most of the trolls seem to be ‘one comment and they’re out’ kinds, but if it does get out of hand we will step in. You don’t have to read it. I’ve seen plenty of reviews and comments online of, for example, “Rosa” that have been extremely critical.
What I don’t want is any dissension stamped on just because some people don’t agree with it. People are entitled to their opinions and we should be open to that. I’m not the automatic deleting kind.
When this site first started there were a few at the Guardian that said “Oh, that’s the site where everyone just agrees with everyone else”. That’s obviously been false from the start – what it is, what it should be, is the site where everyone is civil to everyone else, no matter their difference of opinion, beliefs, race, country of origin etc.
If I’m honest, there have been times when I thought you, @pedant, had stepped over the line or at least been very close to it, but I let it go. So I give the same courtesy to others. If it’s one post and we never see them again, fine. If a pattern of behaviour develops then action might have to be taken. That’s how I try to moderate things.
I may be wrong – but so far it’s worked and we’ve attracted some wonderful members who enjoy this place.30 October 2018 at 16:00 #65201JimTheFish @jimthefishTime Lord30 October 2018 at 17:12 #65204
I hava a question. I posted a reply but after i edited it for some mistake it just disappeared,where can I find it or Do I have to repost it?30 October 2018 at 17:19 #65207
@lionheart564 Thanks for letting me know. For some reason it ended up in the “spam” folder – I’ve released it – is this the one you mean:
I didn’t write the code for this site, just bodged it together overnight one Christmas using WordPress and Buddypress. For some reason, if you make an edit too quickly or too many times it thinks you’re spamming the site. It’s always a good idea to copy your post before hitting “Submit” just in case.
Please let me know if you have any more problems.30 October 2018 at 17:26 #65209
Thank you! I am new to this site so I still need to get a better understanding of how thing work around here30 October 2018 at 17:30 #65211
@lionheart564 Welcome. It’s always nice to have new members. And don’t worry, I put this site together and I still don’t know how it all really works.
But it works most of the time.
It’s a bit like The Doctor and the TARDIS in that way!30 October 2018 at 17:59 #65213
@lionheart564 I forgot to mention, if you look at the main navigation, there is a “Help” section which might, well, help!30 October 2018 at 18:12 #6521631 October 2018 at 04:01 #6527231 October 2018 at 04:44 #65274blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave
OK everybody. Ignore the distractions, get back to Doctor Who.2 November 2018 at 09:33 #65352
@janetteb no worries: I really wasn’t thinking of you as being that type of person -so apologies! It was actually sometimes a newbie: “did anyone notice ..?” it kinda annoys.
I read that good article @pedant
I think there are few personal attacks here. But a few rude comments which is different. I know mum handled the one about “phd who gives a shit?” which is pretty personal. She just shook her head. Then did bullet points. It’s the nature of those people. They simply want something to hate, find a discussion and then crap on. Not sweet. With Social commentary I type “OK” and then they get real mad.
15 November 2018 at 18:50 #65655
- This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by syzygy. Reason: being nicer
We seem to have a new little friend, currently called Hariatta Hester. She works for the ‘united nation’. I’m not sure which nation is united. Certainly not ours, right now. 😈15 November 2018 at 18:56 #65656
@bluesqueakpip Has she done anything wrong? I haven’t seen anything public. Is she sending private messages?15 November 2018 at 19:06 #65658
Sorry, @craig. Yes, I got a private message asking me to email her hotmail address.15 November 2018 at 19:08 #6565915 November 2018 at 19:24 #65661
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