Allison Baden-Clay forum announcements

Discussion in 'Allison Baden-Clay of Australia' started by imamaze, Dec 13, 2010.

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  1. Blue Bottle

    Blue Bottle Midnight

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    Not sure if this thread is the place for this question or if there is a more appropriate thread to ask this.... but I have noticed some members have the user title Inactive under their name and was wondering what that means.

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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    That means the member asked that their account with Websleuths be closed for one reason or another.
     
  3. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    I thought it was a bit longer than that? :waitasec:
     
  4. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    I've just finished looking over last night's activity on Allison's thread and have some comments.

    First, thank you for having a lively debate without berating each other. There were only a couple of posts that needed to be removed. Someone had an opposing view compared to the majority's consensus and she stayed focused and most of the time everyone else replied by addressing the case and not the poster personally. Cheers!

    There were some posts removed that were about the posters in general, no one specific was named. I want to remind everyone that this is a DISCUSSION board. Not a board where someone posts their thoughts and then everyone has to agree. We don't have to agree and we can say why we don't agree, as long as we don't get personal about it. If we were sitting in the police station, we would probably hear the same conversation between detectives as they try to sort out what happened in a crime. It's called "brainstorming" and we can all learn during the process.

    These two topics need to stay in your back pockets and off the board: comments about other posters (their opinions, posting styles, motives, nicknames, underwear, and everything else!) and moderation (just getting off a time out, staying out of jail, etc.) Those are two topics that will cause you to lose your posting privileges!
     
  5. True

    True Former Member

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    Thank you. I DO try you know :).
     
  6. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    There was a question about people wanting to meet in real life. Please review Websleuths policy:


    Posting Personal Contact Information (Address / Phone Number):

    Members may not post personal contact information such as home address, work address, home telephone number, work telephone number, etc., in the public forums. ANYONE, including guests to WS, can read the public forums - this policy is in place for YOUR safety and protection.

    Contacting other members to meet in Real Life:

    While members are always free to contact each other to meet in person, via telephone, or in other ways, Websleuths will in no way be responsible for any actions or events arising from such contact. Websleuths staff does not read or otherwise monitor Private Messages and has no way to monitor private emails, telephone calls or other such communications. It is up to each individual member to decide if they desire such contact and the resultant loss of anonymity. Websleuths neither condemns nor condones such meetings and it is up to the individual members to decide if they wish to get together.
    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7825556#post7825556"]Rules Etiquette & Information - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]
     
  7. rhb

    rhb New Member

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    Hello. :)

    A question (and I hope I'm asking this in the right place). I'm following the Allison Baden-Clay case. I've seen mention of "verified insiders" and I'm wondering what exactly this means. The reason I'm asking is I want to know what kind of weight to put on statements made by them. Are they just people who live locally and can verify they live in the area? Are they more than that. For example: they can verify that someone close to them is a member of the investigating team. Or can a "verified insider" be as simple as someone whose (for example) children attend the same school as the Baden-Clay girls?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. :)
     
  8. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    A verified insider is someone who knows the family or immediate friend(s) of someone named in the case in one way or another. It means they "could" be getting true information about the case that hasn't been disclosed in the media. However, their information is only as true as the family/friend who is disclosing it to them.

    It's hard for me to get specific because WS will not disclose the type of relationship. If the verified insider discloses it, we will only step in if it's not the same information they told us during the verification process.

    Bear in mind that the verification process isn't foolproof. We'd have to fly to Australia and check it out ourselves and that isn't going to happen. This process has helped get rid of "trolls" in the past, however, and that's why we do what we do.

    Hope that makes sense!
     
  9. rhb

    rhb New Member

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    Makes sense. Thanks very much, Kimster :)
     
  10. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    We do not discuss psychic issues on Websleuths. That includes tarot, astrology, visions, etc. This is not new. I've posted many times that we don't discuss dreams/visons/psychics on Websleuths. There are many sites out there for that sort of thing and we are not one of them.

    In addition, Summer_Breeze is the point mod in Allison's subforum. If she doesn't know an answer to one of your questions, she will ask administration and get the answer. If anyone here wants to give her a bad time about that, I'm going to get grumpy and pull out the ray gun. Summer wants to be your moderator and deserves to be treated with respect for all the hours she volunteers here because she really likes you guys.

    :cheers:
     
  11. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    Complaints about the Websleuths member verification process need to be brought up to the owners: Tricia and/or SoSueMe. You can email them at wbsleuth@xmission.com

    Anyone who chooses to continue to complain about it on the forum is subject to a time out without warning. It's distracting to the case and disruptive to the forum.
     
  12. Dr. Know?

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    Oh, got it and removed my question, I hope everyone else does. Didn't know that you were a mod Christee. Thanks.
     
  13. minni

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    thanks Kimmi, that does help me understand some of the posts.

    but much of it I still dont understand. for example:

    quote: Plus, it can make some members feel they can't join in if they don't understand it unquote

    this I dont get. If someone posts about subjudice, or hair banding, or personality disorders, I dont understand it, and it isnt removed. But I ask questions and get involved. Half the discussion on the main thread I don't understand.

    On the chit chat thread, I wasn't aware that the topic of discussion was screened, and had limitations, other than being pg rated, obviously. I know bugger all about dogs, even though I have one. I know nothing about boats either. I really would appreciate the terms to be more specific as I am unable to understand them. thanks

    Im not querying a moderator decision, I am doing the same as other posters and asking some questions, just as the lovely Kimster happily responded to as she said in her opening comment.
     
  14. minni

    minni Former Member

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    thanks for moving my post...can someone please answer it?
     
  15. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    First of all, questions about how things are moderated belong in a private conversation or here, in the Threadiquette thread. :)

    Second, you can ask about case posts all you want. If you have a question about it, then probably someone else does. But to make up words is entirely different. Modding for crime cases is what we do. Spending time modding word variations in chit chat threads is not. WS doesn't normally allow chit chat threads at all. This has been an exception and for the most part, we don't really care what you guys post in there. But when we can't even understand if the posts are WS violations or not, that's not going to work out.
     
  16. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    Be patient.

    I'm headed off to the pillows now. :eek:fftobed:
     
  17. minni

    minni Former Member

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    Thanks Kimster, I am trying. Thanks for your post prior to this one too. Am I right in saying that this is a bit of a grey area as its not something you normallydo (a chit chat thread) so the rules might not be really clear? I can understand this situation a lot better knowing this
     
  18. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    Right. WS doesn't normally do them because the mods are busy enough with the crime cases and shouldn't have to spend a ton of time in non-case threads. That's the thought behind it.

    :seeya:
     
  19. minni

    minni Former Member

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    Marly, most of these posts you mention have been removed, yet some are still standing....how is this process moderated? can we talk about mental illness or not? Im unsure of how to proceed
    :waitasec:
     
  20. minni

    minni Former Member

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    Marly, I dont understand why some members have different rules? AM I wrong in thinking this? I am following your request to stay away form mental disorders and thought your comment was directed at all forum/thread members?
     
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