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Posted By : james luke | Comments : 60
I thought there was at one point but maybe I'm wrong
surely all it would take is for a moderator to remove unwanted posts, or is that just me being naïve.
I will gladly be a moderator and remove all this useless shite if its at all possible.
There are no moderators. Never have been apart from Mr NWB as far as I know.
shame...am sure this issue could be helped a bit if there were...but hey ho . there has to be a willingness from the creator in the first place I would assume.
I was a moderator for about 3 days back in 2009.Someone complained when I (IMHO rightly) deleted a comment and Mr NWB revoked my rights. Which is a shame, because I could delete all the spam in Mr NWBs absence.
I had an idea there was at one point but wasn't sure...Yeah its a shame as its getting more and more tedious to root through all the crap to find anything that's relevant...been on nwb for 10 or 11 years now so I wont give up completely. But its getting less and less appealing nowadays.
It's been coming for a while. Several people have posted blogs asking for people not to respond, but there is always someone who thinks it's funny to post a witty retort. I just hope that the lesson is learned and that the spam dies down as people ignore it.My own view is that the site will require some back end work to fend off future attacks but I'm not sure Mr NWB has the time nor the appetite for it.
I've only just scrolled down and am amazed at the number of junk mail that has suddenly appeared. I had already commented on a later blog before continuing down and finding them.It's also the irritation of them taking up so much space.I mentioned lower down, on Wagontel's blog, the comment warned off by my lawyer!!
Completely agree , as for Mr NWB...maybe that ship has sailed mate... I haven't seen him on here for ages, not saying he doesn't come on anonymously but his lack of leadership is plain to see.
frustrating innit.. especially when there are number of people who would offer to help no doubt... can't even get password/account support :-(
I would be happy to help if given admin rights..slippery downhill slope we appear to be on though and I'm not sure how much interest Paul has in bringing this site back to some sort of order. Am sure he has enough to do with his day job, but it could be helped slightly by removing some of the unnecessary crap.
I dont believe there is an admin area as such.. just a bunch of code and databases to administer.. hence the reluctance to hand over any reigns..Slowly becoming "Abandonware" in my eyes.. sad really.
Like you, James, I'd happily do it and would take great pleasure in deleting and banning all the spammers. Power, give me POWER, damn it!!
ha ha..how ya doing Dawneeee long time no see...yes.. power we need MORE POWER !!!!!pretty please ;-)
The spam is getting worse, not long before I'm off here for good.
it is Rog, I don't think it would take much to improve this site immensely , but its just getting that initial step taken...once people realise that the site is moderated it may encourage a few more to use the site. I also think that if your profile has been inactive for 6 months it should automatically be deleted. to many profiles on here that haven't logged in since 2007/8/9/ etc...all takes up valuable space.So spammers out, Inactive profiles out...who else do we wanna oust ha ha
I'm good cheers, apart from the nasty lurgy that everyone seems to have. Will try and catch up with you soon, even though you never seem to play near me *sob*Roj, don't go. If people start deserting, all we'll be left with is spam and gig promos.
Aye Dawn its been a while since we were up your end...oooeeeer will hopefully get something up that way soon...we think Burnley (and surrounding areas of course) could do with some glitter bollocks and we know a band that could provide ;-)..And no Rog don't go, whilst you like me don't contribute on a daily basis to this site I hope that when we do ..we have something interesting to say or add and that's what this site was originally used for...lets hope we can get it back !!
Hey up guys, wouldn't we all like to delete the blogs and comments we don't like?. No self appointed Policemen end of.Who would censor the censors? LolTel
Glitter, AC/DC, any of that stuff really. Let me know if you get something booked and I'll rustle up a mob. Must be a couple of years since we gatecrashed that 50th you were playing at.
No interest in deleting comments from blogs , just spam ..everyone is entitled to their own opinion that's what comments are for..but spammers are just intrusive robots and should be removed !
ha ha..yeah it was a while ago sweetie, They came over to blackpool to see us last year, was great to catch up with them..been too long since we saw you as well :-)
Nobody would censor the censors, Tel. We want ALL the power. Trolling, spam blogs, spelling mistakes, bad grammar; you're all BARRED! ;)
yes YES I wouldn't mind sharing the power with you Dawn as long as it was equally split.....in my favour of course ha ha
@James I know Andrea and her folks have seen you in Blackpool but I only get over there once in a blue moon. East Lancs soon, please :)
understood !!! am on it xx
NWM has a team of moderators carefully selected for their discretion and ability to not act like a tw@t.Basically this is to balance my influence lol
ha ha....sometimes its good to be a tw@t..or it feels that way at times lol
Is Paul still responsible for running this site?
I think the site pretty much runs without a driver, not sure on what if any maintenance is needed to keep it going. would it be an idea for a few members to buy the site from Paul ? I don't know just throwing ideas in
Good idea James, I'd be up for some of that.
any body have a contact email for Mr NWB then we can at least ask the question ?
Has anyone tried messaging him on here on his profile mr.nwb ??I haven't heard from him since last year around Sept/ Oct when I messaged him about something...that's the last I heard...Maybe he has things going on himself ...???xxxx
NWB isn't knackard. It functions no less than it did when there was a thriving community 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 years ago. It just requires a bit of a clean up and someone to keep an eye on things, perhaps some development work.
NWB doesn't need moderators. If anything it needs 'more' debate, more opinions, more healthy conflict, more characters. Interesting topics and debates drive all these things. Have a look at the 'Community Gold' blogs on the right, all 100+ comment blogs, but all from moons ago. People can't resist a good debate but if there's no bait...
They stay on Facebook.
whilst I agree with most of what you say Dean, I still feel there is a place for moderators even if its just to clean the crap up...maybe just give them janitor rights ;-)
I think it's pretty obvious mr NWB doesn't give a fuck about this site any more just look at all the spam I dont understand why you don't all jump from this sinking ship and use this one instead http://nwm.proboards.com
I have met so, so many people off this site and seen so many bands (240 +), promoted The 45's for the last 7 years and gained gigs from it, so in my opinion - this site has been fantastic.As for the spam, just ignore it.It might well be Mr NWB having a bit of fun anyway, lol.Rick.
@a bandBloody hell - with friends like you ,who needs enemies!
@ 45's - Absolutely right. What is the issue? Spam? What spam? The occasional bit but, Jesus, just ignore it. Who gives a fuck. At least we're not inundated with pop-ups and shit.James, WHY would you want to be a moderator? If something offends you, avert your gaze. Enough with the control-freakery, already...In the 3 or 4 years I've been using this excellent site I've seen the Is-NWB-going-down-the-pan theme rear it's frankly boring head again and again. I've even gone through the archive to see if there really was a golden age of NWB full of Wildean wit and insight. (there wasn't). What I have noticed is an almost total absence of racism and sexism and abusive behaviour and very little in the way of bitter rivalry, infighting and general nastiness. In fact probably the worst thing you could say about it is that it's a bit anodyne. Come to think of it, I think I'll make a New Year resolution to start being a bit more abusive myself. Stir things up a bit...Another thing I don't get is why people seem to think Mr NWB is somehow letting the side down by not involving himself on a daily basis. He set the thing up, it runs pretty much glitch-free and does what what it's intended to. What is issue?I fully intend to check out the NWM thing but can't see it being any better or worse than this. After all, it'll be the same folk with the same interests talking about the same things. How could it be otherwise?Shug
Not control freakery at all shug...all post take up space and slow the site down. so if spam , unused accounts etc were got rid of then it could only help even in just a small wayIf you want to be abusive that's your prerogative and I aint gonna knock you for it.. You're also right , there was never a "golden era" just a better one without trolls and pointless spam...that's all most people want back...not to start the earth turning clockwise. its a small ask.Mr NWB has probably got a lot better things to do than check this site on a daily basis and all power to him..Just putting it out there that there is help IF its wanted.
Ok, well I take your point about removing unused a/c's and all, but surely the minimal amount of spam's not really an issue. If the site runs slow - and I'm not saying it doesn't - I can't say it's especially noticeable. As for trolls, I've never really been sure what one is - though I always rather thought it was posts of the I HOPE YOU GET CANCER GAY SCUM sort - and I haven't seen hardly anything of that nature on here. It has appeared on occasion that taking a contrary position on any subject is enough to have someone call troll on yo' ass. I was only kidding about becoming abusive, by the way. I'm far too well brought up and polite for that sort of thing.And, hey, there's nothing WRONG with control freakery. Ask anybody in the Cheating Hearts. Well, better ask me and I'll ask them and issue a statement. Just so everything's in...order.Shug
The site does seem to have become troll free........ Or is it? I think the spam could actually be one of the previous trolls. He's probably laughing at us right now.....
ARE there no moderators ….. FFS James!!
Beat me to it Willow
Is you is or is you ain't . I had noticed it and it slightly annoyed me but obviously annoyed you more ha ha.... job done ;-)
I noticed it but didn't mention it because I was giving you the benefit of the doubt. Good thing I don't have those moderator powers we discussed though, James, or you'd be banned for violating grammatical decency.
It staggers me the number of people that treat a free website that serves them greatly with a large degree of contempt.
No contempt from me, it's great but nothing is perfect and it would be nice if someone could help iron out the little frustrations while Mr NWB has other things to do. The best thing about this site is the people (most of them) and it's a shame if anyone is deterred from visiting NWB because it's full of foreign spam or whatever. People are willing to help if it's wanted. Not me though, I'm a power crazed bitch ;)
No contempt from me either if I felt that way about it I wouldn't be here. Just think it could be improved
I propose myself to be chief moderator, my rules would be simple. Anyone committing these crimes against humanity will be instantly struck off -
1. Criticising jazz
2. Criticising Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.
3. refusing to play Morrissey or The Smiths whilst performing at Giorgia Browns.
4. being juice.
5. refusing to play Teenage Kicks whilst in the company of Gary LGIT.
6. criticising venues for how little they pay bands - none of your business how much other bands get paid.
7. posting cheques to the moderator that bounce.
8. posting after consuming over 3 pints of any alcoholic liquids.
9. criticising any NWBer who regularly goes out to support not just NWBs but live music in general - these people are unciticisable.
10. anyone who says "when people go out they want.... *^@(± ....and NOT .....%$§!@±" how the hell do you know what everybody wants????
You can vote for me at the forthcoming elections, I will not let you down ;-)
Ha ha,thanks for the mention,but I got defrocked at point 1.You should have added:Anybody that plays in a band that doesn't play in a stupid time signature,or have "ethnic" instruments.Juice ( Soon to be in Gary Ward Tribute band)
Now Juice, I've told you before - acoustic guitars are not classed as 'ethnic' - it was Henry V111 who claimed to have invented it and he was English.....well not even I would argue with him about that!
I've also said before that the 3/4 time signature is getting very popular nowadays, you should try it sometime.
You have absolutely nothing to fear if you follow the simple guidelines so don't waste your vote, so remember - your vote counts!
i prefer 6/8 to 3/4
Give me a shout if you want any help with the old moderatin', Gary Cottonhouse( or should that be Cotonhaus). I can be your Martin Bormann...Shug
@Shug - will do. Haha (there could be a vacancy for a Cottonhimmler too)
@Willow - One step at a time, this is Juice we are talking about ;-)
Ho Ho Ho tickle my tummy.Seig heil meine kleine Baumwollsocken.Der Uberjuicer.
Mr Cottonhouse - How very bloody f****n dare you. I was going to vote for you but due to your piss poor attempt to spell something as simple as GEORGIA Browns I will now contribute my vote to that Dawn One - She is promising to shoot all grammatically innacurate posters. The fact that I have picked on you for this in no way means that I will relinquish any rights to publicly Flog Skin and machine gun anyone who plays anything by that nasally affected sprout guzzling twat that you mentioned.Yours sincerelyMr Browns ( Or GEORGIA - as I am sometimes known at weekends)
Woah, Gary, I never said anything about shooting grammar abusers. A light sanding will suffice; I'm not a monster. Oh, and you misspelled 'inaccurate'. I'm sure it was an innocent typo though. *orders extra sand*
Haha - also there should be no capitalisations in the words 'flog' and 'skin' and there is a comma missing after 'flog'.
(that's nothing, wait until the other Gary gets hold of me!) hehe
@That Dawn One - Shouldn't that be Whoa - Hope you ordered the rough grain.Georgina
@Georgia Gary I was using the East Lancs pronunciation, being a classy Burnley lass. Rough grain sand indeed; not sure I want to know about your masochistic tendencies. ;)
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