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Quote: Most of the time the epz forum is very chilled out - sometimes to the point of being comatose.
Yes - I think Epz is chilled out too. You have to remember that there are 'Hotspots' on the site where you will see much heated and passionate communication. There are also 'Hot topics' like anything to do with 'clicks' - that's always good for a fight!
If you want 'chilled' don't visit 'Epz Discussion' or 'Off Topic Discussion' these are places where anything can happen as I have learned!
I suppose the anology for those two places on the site are the 'rougher parts of town' and the subjects are the rough pubs in those rough parts of town!
Now, if you were going out for the night, would you go there if you just wanted a quiet drink?
I suppose what I am saying is go there at your own risk and come tooled up for trouble!!!!!
or.........perhaps I had too much beer last night and I shouldn't drive until after lunch.......mmmm
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lol @ Boyd and Kris
Quote: There's nothing wrong with people wanting to debate things so long as it doesn't get silly - and even if it does get silly it blows over and things go back to normal
I quite agree. The trouble is that when it gets silly it often gets very personal and has a tendancy to go on and on. Good members are hurt and leave the site, new members are put off coming back and the general morale (for want of a better word) drops.
There are loads of debates which do continue without descending to bickering and name calling, unfortunately they tend not to include anything about how the site is used.
I agree with Ian there,i think its a pretty poor show if you have to compare epz forums with a rough night out.
I have joined the forums for a fun discussion, i dont think Kris was referring to that, you only have to read his post properly.
You can't have light without dark or the world becomes unbalanced. It is healthy to have all views represented whether you agree with them or not and its also nice to see some of the members here get upset just because their view of the world is challenged.
so is it blue or is it pink, for heaven's sake !?
Nice thread. CLICK!!! Horizon perfectly stragiht. Not too saturated.
Quote: You can't have light without dark or the world becomes unbalanced. It is healthy to have all views represented whether you agree with them or not and its also nice to see some of the members here get upset just because their view of the world is challenged.
I quite agree. That's what I like about this forum - there's pretty minimal censorship. The moderators usually only intervene for quite sensible reasons.
I like peace and harmony but I would still rather any pettiness or negative postings be allowed to be aired than have a bland forum because of censorship.
There's a place for silliness, too - and EPZ seems to be it. Nothing on the internet has ever made me laugh so much and so often as the forum on this site!
Having said that, Kris is right, of course.
Well, lets just do away with the forum, then!
Trouble with the written word is that you can't hear the way it is meant to be read/said, and this can easily lead to misunderstandings.
Now, if we can just stop using words in the forum....
PS well said Kris!
Well, you are either forum or against 'em!
Quote: Well, lets just do away with the forum, then!
You don't really mean that John, old friend.
What one must remember is that people come into the forum in a variety of moods.
I'm sure that we've all had bad days at work, the missus/hubby giving us earache, a little too much to drink, a day out with the camera with every shot consigned to the trash/recycle bin, a certain person in the forum who is getting on one's nerves, the sudden death of a beloved goldfish, etc.
So it's worth bearing in mind these and other factors which will influence someone when commenting on the forum.
Mind you, there is always going to be some belligerent bugger who likes to stir up trouble.
LoL @ Boyd!
i don't want a bland forum either, far from it. I like a good debate as much as anyone but why do a lot of them have to descend into petty sqaubbles and name calling? It serves no purpose other than to antagonise people and any useful information contained in the thread becomes lost, and possibly avoided and ignored by the very people the information is supposed to help.
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