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Old 05-26-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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Is the JOF tone is changing?

When we first decided to move out of a tent to a TT I did a lot research online, like many of us. One of the things that really attracted me to the JOF was the genuine helpfulness of the members.

For the most part the JOF is still mainly frequented by helpful members who really want to help and exchange thoughts, but in the last few months I have started to detect a change in tone.

One of the things that I really hated about many of the other forums was all the snippy replies about using the "search" function

Anyone should be able to ask their question and expect genuine answers not rude responses. If you are one the few that think this is an acceptable response I woukd ask you to stop. If it really bothers you that much, simply pass over the thread and "search" for some original content to engage in. If you can't I suggest it's time to move on to a much larger, less helpful, and considerably ruder forum.

In the 3+ years I have hung around the JOF I only felt compelled to "Block" one member due to their continued argumentative responses. That is pretty good when comparing to many other forums. But in the past few months I have started to notice several more that may be added.

Again, JOF is still so much better than many other forums, but it's a slippery slope from genuine helpfulness to flame wars. I would hate to see that happen.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:03 PM   #2
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I sure hope this forum stays as good as it is....I'm with you are snippy remarks...there are only a few that I see do this and as such this forum is far better then others...with too much trolling and flaming.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:56 PM   #3
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Just a thought Being that there is much information posted about problems I can understand that a response to a question should be followed with a answer and then if someone were to suggest to do a search for more information that should be acceptable. A lot of the information I have obtained has come from reading this forum and also doing a search for more information on a subject.


However I do agree about receiving snippy responses that just say do a search rather then getting an answer followed by a suggestion to also search for more information
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:57 PM   #4
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Agreed Agreed Agreed. Seems to me that some of the snippy remarks are from people that haven't been on the forum to long that I noticed.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:23 PM   #5
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I sure hope I never came off that way. I can't seem to use the search feature on my Kindle so I know on occasion I've suggested that folks search for the topic (since I can't provide a link myself).
I do still come here to read everyone's experiences and troubles. Great, friendly place.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:24 PM   #6
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Just my.02

Moderators are here to help control content, either inappropriate or detrimental to the overall " tone" that is used, and in doing so, help to maintain the genuine and helpful nature that is a cornerstone of this open forum.

They may be sending private messages when appropriate, and we would not necessarily know that they are doing that.

I have noticed that a red triangle exclamation symbol is in the left corner of a thread, that if a JOF member needs to, can flag a post as being inappropriate.

By using that function, we can leave the policing to the moderators.
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I like to answer questions when I can but I've been known to suggest a search when I think that person can obtain a quicker and very informative answer that I've seen posted in the past on that subject. And at the time ( I ) can't give them the best answer. If you ever think I'm being a smart *** just let me know! what I think might be funny might not be to others. After over 2000 posts and almost 2 years its like I'm just talking to one of the guys while were downing a cold one.
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I like to answer questions when I can but I've been known to suggest a search when I think that person can obtain a quicker and very informative answer that I've seen posted in the past on that subject. And at the time ( I ) can't give them the best answer. If you ever think I'm being a smart *** just let me know! what I think might be funny might not be to others. ...snip
What he said ^^^ (I've been typing for a while, but he said it better...)
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What he said ^^^ (I've been typing for a while, but he said it better...)
Thank you AZ, you've always been a gentleman and a scholar on this forum.
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It is basic common sense....most know when they are getting argumentative and past the line of good common decency.

I open threads and read them....if I have a suggestion or a response that is helpful, I reply, otherwise I do not. I love this forum as it is very helpful and that is the whole point.
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