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    Hey WT. Help me understand.

    You are not here for months on end, no matter how many times a thread was reported. Now, every time there is a disagreement between the posters, even if it doesn't voilate the TOS, you are going to close the thread?

    Seems to me you should be able to find a happy medium, huh?

    BTW, there is still an active thread in the Off Duty side that is directed at me with my name in the title. I reported it about five times. How about dealing with that stuff instead of getting in between adults having a disagreement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Hey WT. Help me understand.

    You are not here for months on end, no matter how many times a thread was reported. Now, every time there is a disagreement between the posters, even if it doesn't voilate the TOS, you are going to close the thread?

    Seems to me you should be able to find a happy medium, huh?

    BTW, there is still an active thread in the Off Duty side that is directed at me with my name in the title. I reported it about five times. How about dealing with that stuff instead of getting in between adults having a disagreement?
    I second that.

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    I second that...hope I don't get banned for agreeing with you...
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    Completely agree with you George. Would also like to add to that list the threads that are obviously advertisements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Hey WT. Help me understand.

    You are not here for months on end, no matter how many times a thread was reported. Now, every time there is a disagreement between the posters, even if it doesn't voilate the TOS, you are going to close the thread?

    Seems to me you should be able to find a happy medium, huh?

    BTW, there is still an active thread in the Off Duty side that is directed at me with my name in the title. I reported it about five times. How about dealing with that stuff instead of getting in between adults having a disagreement?
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    As a media outlet you would expect a very liberal interpretation of the rules in observance of the first amendment. To stifle active debate seems to go against the very purpose of a forum (a place for open debate). The recent actions are certainly confusing to say the least

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    Ummm ok then.

    I was going to PM you, George, to ask what thread got shut down. But I just figured it out (unless they closed more than one this morning) and all I can say is WTF???!!! With all the mudslinging going on in other threads, they CLOSED the Potted Plant thread???????!!!!! Well, I guess that will help lisitpc find the answer he/she was looking for. I'm sure this experience will leave a great impression of how friendly and helpful firefighters are.

    Personally, I was thought it was an interesting subject, one that hasn't been discussed here before, and I was looking forward to learning more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RspctFrmCalgary View Post
    Ummm ok then.

    I was going to PM you, George, to ask what thread got shut down. But I just figured it out (unless they closed more than one this morning) and all I can say is WTF???!!! With all the mudslinging going on in other threads, they CLOSED the Potted Plant thread???????!!!!! Well, I guess that will help lisitpc find the answer he/she was looking for. I'm sure this experience will leave a great impression of how friendly and helpful firefighters are.

    Personally, I was thought it was an interesting subject, one that hasn't been discussed here before, and I was looking forward to learning more.
    Wanna bet that this thread is next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    Stop whining. You're popular.
    Well, of course I am.
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    Must be a directive from Obama

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    Webteam- Regardless of the person or issue, some consistancy on your end would be nice here.

    George- Maybe the WT is still upset about the parking citation incident? You could have let the ticket slide that one time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    George- Maybe the WT is still upset about the park citation incident? You could have let the ticket slide that one time.
    They could have put some pants on. The trenchcoat was a dead giveaway.
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    They'll probably disappear again without answering this thread. I forgot those useless people existed.
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    This site has a WT? Oh yea, you mean the guys that let Capt. "you know who" do as he pleases, like selling his snake oil to the new guys but put George in time out for speaking the truth. But just one question, why shut down the potted plant thread?

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    You guys think you have it bad having to deal with closed threads???

    The moderators won't even post up my comments!

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    I dont know about any potted plants...............but I see there are almost half a dozen threads closed .....WTF ?
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    First, the WebTeam (consisting of 1 person) would have to actually check into the forums more than once every 4 months.

    Second, they would have to spend some actual time in the forums to read some threads.

    Third, "their" method of flipping a coin to decide whether a thread should be closed allows "them" to moderate the forums without spending any time reading them.


    I think you have a better chance of volunteers and paid FF's agreeing on 2 hatting before you see any consistency from the web "team".
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    totally agree with everyone here.


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    I tried asking the WT a question a few years ago but it was in regards to letting a spirited debate play out. I think it was a career vs. volly thread that had not gone south. Their answer to me...they locked the thread. I gave up.
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    I received a recent week off for being argumentative and because of complaints. No idea what the complaints were, what the offensive statements were. And Argumentative!!!!! WTF!!! Isn't that what debate is?

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    It was better when they just didn't show up.

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    I kind of like them not being around cuz I can get away with more stuff. (I totally admit it)

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    I was in a pretty heated debate with George in the online schooling thread for a military member. It is obvious in that thread that George and I clearly disagreed, but that is NO reason to shut down a thread, NONE.

    On other forums on other sites, when a thread is closed it is because of clear violation of TOS and typically a moderator will post a reason as to why the thread is closed. None of that was given on that particular thread and instead it is just at the whim of the webteam.

    I would also like to hear the webteam's explaination, because all of a sudden threads are closed down without any explaination. A moderator should moderate. That means to get involved in a discussion and if there are issues, then they should address those in forums, PM's, emails, etc. The moderating on this site is dismal at best and it is quite elementary on the side of the webteam to now just arbitraly close threads, especially without notification.

    Quite poor webteam, quite poor.
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    I know why they do what they do. It is for the same reason a dog licks himself, becasue they can. They don't need a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    I know why they do what they do. It is for the same reason a dog licks himself, becasue they can. They don't need a reason.
    This basically just sums it up in a nutshell....
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