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Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation?

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2009/08/02 22:12:24 (permalink)
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Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation?

First of all im not knocking the reasons why its been legislated as MT is getting big now and you obviously want to be compliant as to not get in to trouble etc, i understand all this.
 
But it getting to the point where you cant say anything eg if you ask if a product is ok or is this a good brand and the thread gets locked and you get "sorry you cant say that"
 
Its getting more and more difficult to find an answer on whats good to go, its slowed down loads on there. I think alot have just stopped bothering.
 
Btw this post is not slating the MT system at all but does anyone else feel the same? 
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    Sheeps_Clothing
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    Re:Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation? 2009/08/02 22:19:28 (permalink)
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    Not into AAS, but I think the Progress Journals section and General section are by far the best on MT.

    Some forums don't even bother with an AAS forum anymore, it does create trouble IMO, as it is discussing something that can be illegal (underground gear).
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    Re:Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation? 2009/08/02 22:22:55 (permalink)
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    Sure but if people are going to use UG regardless then at least they could still share there opinions on whats good/safe?
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    Re:Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation? 2009/08/02 22:28:59 (permalink)
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    Maybe use a different forum for AAS advice?


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    Re:Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation? 2009/08/02 22:35:37 (permalink)
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    i know what you mean blue

    but it was discussed alot, the board owners made a decision, and wether we agree with it or not, we still come here!  MT is the best board on the net for everything, except ug lab discussion. 
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    Re:Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation? 2009/08/02 22:51:14 (permalink)
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    Yeah its not a biggie as i can get the info anyway but its just more difficult, i used to spend alot of time on that section infact most of my 1st 1000 posts were in there practicially and then when the rules changed i just lost interest.

    Like you say MT is the best and that is just a small part of it
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    Re:Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation? 2009/08/02 23:05:54 (permalink)
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    How do you control it though? 

    Someone signs up, bigs up one lab, slates another.  Or just bigs up one lab.  Or just slates another.

    75% of the time that might be a genuine experience.  What about the rest of the time?  What about people from labs who sign up to promote their own things, slate off other labs with rumours?  How do you discern that?  Then those that sign up to basically be selling their gear?

    Logistically it is a nightmare to keep it fair and even.  In fact I would argue impossible.  You never know someone's intentions - experience or alterior motive.  Even seasoned members have been dragged into promoting certain brands in the past, for whatever reasons more than just their own experinence.

    You can look in from the outside, and say why can't MT just let discussion go, but you quite frankly (and no offence) will never understand the nightmare it is to do that on such a bit board with a huge member base and where if some posts get made how influential that can be, and with the size of the board how many people that can speak to.  Its a nightmare for mods, a nightmare for owners/admins.  And consequently the MEMBERS are affected as they would not know what to believe.

    Furthermore then you get the conspiracy theorists around.  An MT mod does his or her job, removes certain posts, often the case is they have it on good information someone/certain people posting HAVE alterior motives, and suddenly you get a load of members crying out that MT or mods favour a certain lab because of their moderation of certain posts.  So suddenly you have serious allegations and accusations about MT being involved with something illegal which it has not ever been and will never be.  Then mods get stick for it, those mods that are doing their job and not getting paid for let alone much appreciated half the time from members, and its all a nightmare.

    Its never as black and white and as simple as you may see it and many people disagree with the approach that has been taken on MT but 90%+ of those people don't actually fully understand the reasons behind it, and probably never will because they don't have to experience it on the level the board owners and mods experience it on.
     
    So that is basically why and really would be great if people could just get on with it as TBH theres not realy much to discuss on it!
     
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    Re:Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation? 2009/08/02 23:11:18 (permalink)
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    Ok mate understood i see what you mean now, good post.
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    Re:Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation? 2009/08/03 00:29:38 (permalink)
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    I never trusted anything people said about UGL gear because of it's very nature, so it doesn't really affect me.
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    Re:Has the TAOS forum been massively effected by post legislation? 2009/08/03 02:42:55 (permalink)
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    truth is it would be very hard to say if TAOS has been affected by the new rules - you dont know what is in posts that get removed, so its impossible for anyone other than a TAOS mod to know what ISNT getting said, and how relevant/useful that would be


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