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To stop it from happening, stop posting in the box. That simple.
 

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I am an unfortunate victim of this blatant abuse of power. A number of my shouts have been edited over the last few weeks and I am sick to the proverbial back teeth of it.

A shake-up within the moderation team is much-needed.
 

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TractorBoys in the box right now

What we see

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What TB see's

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It was an attempt to compensate Mike for his mis-fortune and poor experience(s) with the moderators - he's supplying him with some betting tips.
 

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I had an anti-Kasabian shout of mine twisted into a message that was extremely positive about said "band". If I hadn't vomited right onto my keyboard the moment I saw it I would have reported the mod in question.
 

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Whoever is abusing Max Power should receive a lifetime ban from these forums. Disgrace.
 
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I had an anti-Kasabian shout of mine twisted into a message that was extremely positive about said "band". If I hadn't vomited right onto my keyboard the moment I saw it I would have reported the mod in question.
That was all in jest and harmless. Wasn't me this time.
 

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My complaint was, however, legitimate. The edits have since conveniently terminated but until certain members of the moderation team are either punished, removed or replaced, I fear that this will not the be the last time my shouts are modified against my will.

Yours, a disgruntled forum user.
 

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I can flick through some stuff for anything untoward when I'm on a PC depending how far back we're talking.

Obviously the shoutbox is subject to moderation like any part of the forum.

A sense of humour is always useful on the interwebs, and indeed life.
 

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I have had several shouts edited to such derogatory slurs as 'Mike is a prick' and the like. I hardly think this is a case of needing a sense of humour.

What's more, I have now been banned from posting in the shoutbox for unknown reasons. Casual racism and the posting of other members' personal details and photographs seem to be acceptable, but expressing an opinion on how the website is managed and moderated certainly isn't. I demand action immediately.
 

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This Charming Mike

If you can give me any more specific details over those shouts - date and rough time, who you might have been conversing with at the time for example that'd then be something I can work with. Not something to discuss in the open forum, PM me or either other Admin.

Posting openly because I would ask anybody else to do likewise if they have an issue.

You know why your shoutbox access has been temporarily withdrawn, and again we can discuss this further if you wish with PM.
 

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What's with people randomly being able to edit shouts which probably causes some of the issues.

I randomly got the function for a couple of days a few weeks back. I would like to say that as a grown-up I did not abuse this power. However I cant say that and know others have done the same as me so ironing that out may be a start.
 

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Not totally and completely sure what is exactly going on with permissions. TractorBoys and AFCB_Mark have been looking into these in the last few weeks but haven't been able to come to a conclusion on the problem as such - and everything looks absolutely as it should. I do wonder if there is one amongst us that is being more naughty than it's worth and has somehow, someway found a way of getting into settings and permissions for the entire website and is trolling us.

Should anyone be found doing that, they will be banned on the spot and this can be the 'warning'.
 

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Who edited Mike's shouts? Is it unknown?
 

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They are refusing to reveal who it is. I know for a fact who edited one of my shoutbox messages tonight, though.
 

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Do they know who it is?
 

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The entire point of the box is that it's contents are short lived and only exist for as long as it takes them to drop off the end.

Otherwise it'd be exactly like the rest of forum and what would be the point.

It's that agility and speed that makes it a popular feature that we very much want to keep on the site and make available to our community. The rules of the box have to be a little looser because messages last a finite amount of time and it's virtually impossible to moderate it 24/7. And for over a year it's worked well for the most part.

However that speed makes investigation into issues difficult, there's some things we can look through and get a jist, but its not nearly as black and white as the forum where it's all there to see.

I'd love our community to yes use the feature responsibly, but to have a laugh with it, to take what is said with a sense of humour. That's the idea. Like anything else on the Internet.

If anybody has an issue, as with anything on the the site I'd urge them to come speak with us staff. However, I don't want to play shoutbox referee 24/7, Im sure Saddlerrad doesnt either. And if that's what the box needs then the box won't be sustainable.
 
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