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#81
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Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by Lizzie68
It seems the guidelines on this issue don't get get enforced. I have no wish to have posts removed, just to modify those that don't conform to the above and hurt the eyes. What about those that shout at you because the font large, bright and bolded?
I started a thread on HAL about this very topic some time ago. The most common response for the large and bolded font was due vision problems with the poster. Seems many posters are unwilling or simply do not know how to adjust their own personal screens to accommodate their vision problems.
#82
Brooklyn, NY
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Originally posted by cbr663
I started a thread on HAL about this very topic some time ago. The most common response for the large and bolded font was due vision problems with the poster. Seems many posters are unwilling or simply do not know how to adjust their own personal screens to accommodate their vision problems.
That reasoning doesn't make sense to me: if they bold and enlarge their own posts for vision issues, the rest of the posts are still normal sized and unbolded so how do they not have issues with that?
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#83
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There are hundreds, no doubt thousands of threads on these boards. Most of us just skip over and do not bother to read those threads that some find difficult!
#84
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Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by Boytjie
That reasoning doesn't make sense to me: if they bold and enlarge their own posts for vision issues, the rest of the posts are still normal sized and unbolded so how do they not have issues with that?
I thought the same thing. The thread was not well received at all at the time.
#85
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Joined Mar 2014
Originally posted by Boytjie
That reasoning doesn't make sense to me: if they bold and enlarge their own posts for vision issues, the rest of the posts are still normal sized and unbolded so how do they not have issues with that?
Agreed. One particular poster is on another website that I frequent, which does not allow any changes at all in font, and seems to do OK. I also noticed some of their posts were edited by the moderator last week to remove the bolding, which made it easier on the eyes.
#86
Barrys Bay Ont Canada
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I am affraid your little triangle has issues at the moment for me

this message keeps poping up when I send the message for the first time

This forum requires that you wait 60 seconds between reporting posts. Please try again in 48 seconds.

you can wait till you no what freezes over it just keeps saying the same thing

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#87
Tarzana (San Fernando Valley), CA
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Originally posted by natski
I am affraid your little triangle has issues at the moment for me

this message keeps poping up when I send the message for the first time

This forum requires that you wait 60 seconds between reporting posts. Please try again in 48 seconds.

you can wait till you no what freezes over it just keeps saying the same thing

shakes head !
Some of the board functions are not working properly at this time.

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#90
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Joined Aug 2004
You moderators have such a tough job and do take action/remove posts when you determine it is appropriate. If it is our comment/response/post that is deleted we should take note as it reaffirms it was not within community guidelines. I hope that CC would rather have members err on using the red triangle too much vs. not using it when the comment/response/post does not meet guidelines especially when it is personal attack or comments against/about a member. I like when from time community guidelines are posted or clarified - it is helpful.

It is hard for me to understand why some members have been harassed or had negative personal and nasty comments about them by one or more of the same members over a long period of time yet those who do this are allowed to continue posting. Maybe I am just not aware that these offending individuals were at least temporarily suspended.
#91
Tarzana (San Fernando Valley), CA
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My replies are in red below.

Originally posted by qsuzi
...I hope that CC would rather have members err on using the red triangle too much vs. not using it when the comment/response/post does not meet guidelines especially when it is personal attack or comments against/about a member. You nailed it. Whenever you feel a post or thread may not conform to CC guidelines, please report it. We will focus on the post and the context and will take action if necessary. We prefer dealing with personal attacks as quickly as possible so we urge everyone to use the report triangle. The triangle reports we Hosts receive always get immediate attention where an email or just a post may not be dealt with quickly. We really prefer more rather than fewer reported posts.

I like when from time community guidelines are posted or clarified - it is helpful. Thanks. We usually post guideline reminders as a general explanation why deleted posts are now missing.

It is hard for me to understand why some members have been harassed or had negative personal and nasty comments about them by one or more of the same members over a long period of time yet those who do this are allowed to continue posting. Maybe I am just not aware that these offending individuals were at least temporarily suspended. That's usually the case. Permanent bans are very rare because they are antithetical to our objective which is to provide a meaningful forum to all who enjoy cruising and talking about it. Remember, CC is not just another internet discussion forum. Many of our members are friends off line and many others have met each other on roll calls and meet & greet events on board. However we do issue "time outs" (temporary suspension of posting privileges) when called for.
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#92
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Joined Aug 2004
Originally posted by Host Walt
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Thank you so very much for your response and for being a moderator. I very much appreciate your response to clarify, guide, or help me better understand the community guidelines.