I've cancelled my subsription

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

Status
Not open for further replies.

Daniel2

A Total Member !!
UKW Supporter
Joined
8 Jun 2020
Messages
788
Reaction score
527
Location
France
As per the title, really.
I see that a post I made has been summarily deleted, without any forwarding information to myself.
As I only spotlighted a truth, I find this quite abhorrent, and have now cancelled my rolling financial support to the site. Considering that my post was toward a non subscribing member, viz a freeloader,, who is hell bent on polluting the site, I find the behaviour of the mods quite bizarre. Time to get your house in order I thinK.
 
Last edited:

John Brown

Freeloading Social media influenza
Joined
25 Sep 2008
Messages
2,616
Reaction score
608
Location
Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire
As per the title, really.
I see that a post I made has been summarily deleted, without any forwarding information to myself.
As I only spotlighted a truth, I find this quite abhorrent, and have now cancelled my rolling financial support to the site. Considering that my post was toward a non subscribing member, viz a freeloader,, who is hell bent on polluting the site, I find the behaviour of the mods quite bizarre. Time to get your house in order I thinK.
I have no idea who or what you're referring to, but I think the term freeloader for someone who puts up with a bombardment of annoying adverts is a bit daft. You could equally call anyone who watches ITV a freeloader.
 

D_W

Established Member
Joined
24 Aug 2015
Messages
9,728
Reaction score
2,014
Location
PA, US
I have no idea who or what you're referring to, but I think the term freeloader for someone who puts up with a bombardment of annoying adverts is a bit daft. You could equally call anyone who watches ITV a freeloader.
oh my, the sacrifice. WWII veterans have got nothing on you guys who endure all of those ads.
 

Dovetail

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
10 Aug 2020
Messages
1,083
Reaction score
258
I have no idea who or what you're referring to, but I think the term freeloader for someone who puts up with a bombardment of annoying adverts is a bit daft. You could equally call anyone who watches ITV a freeloader.

About 1/2 way down the page. Disable advertising. That will stop all but the top 4 forum sponsors ads.
So you won't "put up with a bombardment of annoying adverts".
 

Dovetail

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
10 Aug 2020
Messages
1,083
Reaction score
258
As per the title, really.
I see that a post I made has been summarily deleted, without any forwarding information to myself.
As I only spotlighted a truth, I find this quite abhorrent, and have now cancelled my rolling financial support to the site. Considering that my post was toward a non subscribing member, viz a freeloader,, who is hell bent on polluting the site, I find the behaviour of the mods quite bizarre. Time to get your house in order I thinK.
You may be entirely correct in that deleted post, but that does not give you or anyone else the right or permission to diss another member. Report it if you think it's wrong. And I am sorry you decided to stop being a supporting member due to being angry at having your post deleted.

BUT, you are still welcome here as a "viz a freeloader" on the forum. Thank you for your past support.
 

sawtooth-9

Established Member
Joined
12 Mar 2015
Messages
351
Reaction score
188
Location
Bellingen Australia
You may be entirely correct in that deleted post, but that does not give you or anyone else the right or permission to diss another member. Report it if you think it's wrong. And I am sorry you decided to stop being a supporting member due to being angry at having your post deleted.

BUT, you are still welcome here as a "viz a freeloader" on the forum. Thank you for your past support.
I guess I am classed as a freeloader.
I came to this site with the desire to help others tackle some interesting challenges and share some experience.
I have not asked for anything in return.
With this current thread, I think I will remain a freeloader - or just leave quietly.
 

Argus

Established Member
Joined
21 Oct 2002
Messages
1,506
Reaction score
316
Location
Ceredigion Uplands
Never been renowned for my "Freeloading" abilities, but apparently I've been doing it for nigh-on 20 years, now........

Old-school-on-line-forums are thin on the ground nowadays, but whatever else, this place has visibly and audibly changed.
Looking forward to the next 20, if I'm spared!
 
Last edited:

Droogs

Is that chisel shar ... Ow
Joined
14 Mar 2013
Messages
5,578
Reaction score
2,535
Location
Edinburgh
@Daniel2 , most of the members here have been here far longer than you and have never paid any subs to be here. Many have in the past offered direct financial support the originator of the site over the years out of their own generosity which Charely always refused. Personally I am not a paying subscriber and do not intend to be. Members do not have to fork out cash to achieve the same rights as you feel you have as a "paying member" to be part of this site, they have and do contribute in many other ways. If we all took your current attitude then I should be charging you £60 an hour to read any information or advice I may post here if you ever intend to use any of it. The point of this site is to spread our knowledge and experiences within the world of our hobbies/vocations carried out in workshops in the UK after all it is UKWorkshops not ExpatsWorkshops is an argument that could also be posited using your logic. Stop being so churlish and try to consider not insulting the majority of the membership here.
 

stuart little

Established Member
Joined
17 Apr 2021
Messages
688
Reaction score
360
Location
Herefordshire
I have no idea who or what you're referring to, but I think the term freeloader for someone who puts up with a bombardment of annoying adverts is a bit daft. You could equally call anyone who watches ITV a freeloader.
I refuse to watch adverts - most are an insult to intellegence IMHO from past experience before recorders. I always record programs on commercial channels, then skip em, or watch on iplayer.
 

artie

Sawdust manufacturer.
Joined
12 Jan 2015
Messages
2,497
Reaction score
846
Location
Norn Iron
I refuse to watch adverts - most are an insult to intellegence IMHO from past experience before recorders. I always record programs on commercial channels, then skip em, or watch on iplayer.
I get that and I am guilty to some extent in that regard as well, but what alternative is there to advertising/sponsorship?
 

MikeK

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
9 Apr 2017
Messages
2,452
Reaction score
1,375
Location
Germany
As per the title, really.
I see that a post I made has been summarily deleted, without any forwarding information to myself.
As I only spotlighted a truth, I find this quite abhorrent, and have now cancelled my rolling financial support to the site. Considering that my post was toward a non subscribing member, viz a freeloader,, who is hell bent on polluting the site, I find the behaviour of the mods quite bizarre. Time to get your house in order I thinK.

I deleted your post as part of a bulk deletion. Normally, as in most of the time, I do include a reason for the deletion, move, or edit. However, this time I didn't and the omission was accidental. For the few cases where I intentionally don't include a reason, I assume the member is smart enough to know why I moderated the post or thread.

As for getting the house in order, if you think moderating a large discussion forum with an international membership is easy or fun, I will gladly step aside and let you have a crack at it. I am a member, a volunteer Moderator, and do have a life and hobbies aside from the UKW.

If you are upset because your post was deleted and you don't know why, then don't hesitate to contact us and ask. We are human, mostly, and do make mistakes. If the deletion was a mistake, it is one mouse click to restore the post or thread. If the deletion was not a mistake, I am very happy to discuss this privately. Deleting your post was not a mistake.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top