Who else is sick of trolls taking over AusBT?

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am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

Total posts 216

Who else is sick of trolls taking over AusBT?

This is not a personal attack on anybody in particular.

I have been a long term supporter of the site, and think it is great that it has gained so much traction over the last few years. It is a fantastic resource for travellers in this country, and hats off to David and the team (both current and past) who have made it so successful.

However, I have been bitterly disappointed by how far standards have been allowed to slip this year. This used to be a place to share/read about news, experiences, tips etc but has become something of a soapbox for some people. In my experience, these people are generally looking only for a reaction rather than looking to make a positive contribution to the site.

I think that the moderators need to take a tougher stance on posts that fail to make a positive contribution, as alluded to in the commenting policy. Does anybody else agree or am I on my own here?

I also think that some basic communication standards (spelling and grammar) need to be enforced, but that's a whole other issue.

RealKid

Member since 20 May 2014

Total posts 92

Mate, it sounds like you've lost the 'Spirit of Australia'

reno

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Member since 20 Sep 2013

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I agree with the kid.Just what is the standard AM.Why one can not make a comment on subject and have one liners come in..and then they hide under the cloke of management,edititorial and your so called communications standards.This site Sir is served well because people have the right to state there comments.If you do not like it go to another site.

11sjw

Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 159

I think the comment was more directed towards those that come in with one train of thought/message and constantly pound that message in and completely dismiss and/or disregard any alternative views.

russell

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Member since 04 Nov 2011

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Mention troll and look who appears?

eminere

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Member since 25 Sep 2013

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That's its name, don't wear it out. ;)

eminere

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Member since 25 Sep 2013

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"I think that the moderators need to take a tougher stance on posts that fail to make a positive contribution, as alluded to in the commenting policy. Does anybody else agree or am I on my own here?

I also think that some basic communication standards (spelling and grammar) need to be enforced, but that's a whole other issue."

I agree with both these statements.

reno

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Member since 20 Sep 2013

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You are miss guided,but continue to hide under the cloke.Can you just add something than 6 lines of rant.May be  another one liner.

Doubleplatinum Banned

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Member since 07 Feb 2013

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I think "taking over" is a bit of an exaggeration

am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

Total posts 216

Yes, on reflection 'taking over' was probably a bit harsh. The vast majority of people here are awesome, it's just easy to forget that when one ot two pop up saying the same things endlessly. 

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

I'm not sure I would agree that anybody has 'taken over AusBT', in the first instance, let alone 'trolls'. But I'm willing to put that aside and hear what more readers have to say on this issue.

PS Robert: this is a gentle reminder about not sledging. If you disagree with a post, by all means say so, but do so with good grace and with reasons why you disagree – reckon you can do that?

reno

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Member since 20 Sep 2013

Total posts 317

David i will cut sledging.I only ask some of my statements are not edited or removed, but one line nothing statements by some others survive on site and appear not to be edited or removed.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

am, perhaps you need to visit SGBT instead? I'm quite sure if such a site exist, Singapore Business Traveller (SGBT) would have very conforming editorials and input from the public that has been vetted and screen to within an inch of its life :)

am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

Total posts 216

Well that sounds far more civilised! 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

And good grammar too. Heavens forbid the locals using a naturally evolved dialect like Singlish in such forums... That certainly wouldn't be conformist would it?

I bet you noticed my incorrect grammar in the post before. It's suppose to be screened not screen :)

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