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  • #54090
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    I have been visiting and contributing on this forum for some time now. It appears to me that most posters, in the past, made common sense postings – common practice.

    Just lately postings from some individuals have reflected what appears to be a complete lack of integrity and in many cases a disregard of forum etiquette. (Hence the setting up of the “sin bin”)

    Yes let’s have our say about all things Spanish. But……..please let’s do it constructively whether it be good news or bad news. And whether comments about issues are negative or positive.

    Yes I know that if I don’t like what is happening on the threads I can chose not to read/respond to the posts. I am visiting the site less frequently of late and wonder if what is happening on some threads has put off postings/advice from some of our most helpful legal reps. I suspect that it has!

    If posters chose to continue with what appears at face value, to be petty squabling – we can’t change that. It may be at the cost of constructive and informative postings from those who visit some threads – and like me – have increasing difficulty in seeing the wood for the trees.

  • #84485
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    Whilst I agree and support your comments, I dont consider being likened to Mugabe as “petty squabling” and something the forum owner sees no broblem with.
    Next it will be cmparing someone or likening them to a Nazi, just because they have an opinion of their own.

  • #84339
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    Whilst I agree and support your comments, I dont consider being likened to Mugabe as “petty squabling” and something the forum owner sees no broblem with.
    Next it will be cmparing someone or likening them to a Nazi, just because they have an opinion of their own.

  • #84491
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    “Whilst I agree and support your comments, I dont consider being likened to Mugabe as “petty squabling” and something the forum owner sees no broblem with.
    Next it will be cmparing someone or likening them to a Nazi, just because they have an opinion of their own.”

    Mg, I am not sure whether you made it on purpose, but you by yourself manage to destroy the forum and disgust lots of people who do not post anymore here. I agree that persons like Angie are not of the pleasant type, but you are the most agressive and mindless person I have met on any forums.

    You either had a goal of wrecking this forum or you simply have issues and this forum has offered to you a cheap way to vent your frustration.

    Anyway, this really is the last time when I post on this forum so mg, do not bother to offend me as you would be ignored forever.

  • #84343
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    “Whilst I agree and support your comments, I dont consider being likened to Mugabe as “petty squabling” and something the forum owner sees no broblem with.
    Next it will be cmparing someone or likening them to a Nazi, just because they have an opinion of their own.”

    Mg, I am not sure whether you made it on purpose, but you by yourself manage to destroy the forum and disgust lots of people who do not post anymore here. I agree that persons like Angie are not of the pleasant type, but you are the most agressive and mindless person I have met on any forums.

    You either had a goal of wrecking this forum or you simply have issues and this forum has offered to you a cheap way to vent your frustration.

    Anyway, this really is the last time when I post on this forum so mg, do not bother to offend me as you would be ignored forever.

  • #84494
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    MG

    As you have spent the afternoon making such a fuss about this, wasting my time, and using every opportunity to take a dig at me, I’ll deal with this in public.

    I think your reaction to be likened to Mugabe by someone you don’t know in an anonymous forum has been hysterical. Responding with insults placed you on a level where you chose to be.

    If you had kept your ‘counterattack’ to the appropriate section (Step Outside), I wouldn’t have minded, as I don’t even bother looking in there. As it is, you decided to sabotage a perfectly good thread, waste my time, and most unforgiveable of all, be boring.

    Keep this up, and you will find you can no longer access the forum. Don’t like what I say? You know where the door is.

    OliverB

    This forum just reflects society. Forums bring out the best and worst in people. Don’t let it get you down.

    But what I refuse to do is start moderating this forum like some sort of Victorian governess.

    Mark

  • #84345
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    MG

    As you have spent the afternoon making such a fuss about this, wasting my time, and using every opportunity to take a dig at me, I’ll deal with this in public.

    I think your reaction to be likened to Mugabe by someone you don’t know in an anonymous forum has been hysterical. Responding with insults placed you on a level where you chose to be.

    If you had kept your ‘counterattack’ to the appropriate section (Step Outside), I wouldn’t have minded, as I don’t even bother looking in there. As it is, you decided to sabotage a perfectly good thread, waste my time, and most unforgiveable of all, be boring.

    Keep this up, and you will find you can no longer access the forum. Don’t like what I say? You know where the door is.

    OliverB

    This forum just reflects society. Forums bring out the best and worst in people. Don’t let it get you down.

    But what I refuse to do is start moderating this forum like some sort of Victorian governess.

    Mark

  • #84497
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    Mark: WELL SAID!!!!

  • #84347
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    Mark: WELL SAID!!!!

  • #84500
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    OK, this may be my last posting, may be just as well, if the site owner condones a contributor likening another to a mass murderer.

    Perhaps in return, you will allow me to deal in public my views.

    “I think your reaction to be likened to Mugabe by someone you don’t know in an anonymous forum has been hysterical. “
    Good for you, perhaps you would feel differently if your direct family members had been masacred. Just hope you never have to experience it, for your sake.

    “Keep this up, and you will find you can no longer access the forum. Don’t like what I say? “
    Your choice to wield power or not.

    It would in no way affect my personal or business life, perhaps everyone’s fried Mr Mugabe would like to post here instead.

    “But what I refuse to do is start moderating this forum like some sort of Victorian governess. “
    That is obvious, by allowing the mass murderer comparison.

    The PMs I have received in support have all said it would end up this way, not being one of the chosen few.

    If it is decided to allow this posting to be shown.
    Good luck with your forum, your media articles, whaterve, and so sorry to waste your valuable time.
    I did mention to you in my PM, that defending myself against comparables to a mass murderer, I am proud to say, is not considered a waste of my time, or money.

  • #84349
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    OK, this may be my last posting, may be just as well, if the site owner condones a contributor likening another to a mass murderer.

    Perhaps in return, you will allow me to deal in public my views.

    “I think your reaction to be likened to Mugabe by someone you don’t know in an anonymous forum has been hysterical. “
    Good for you, perhaps you would feel differently if your direct family members had been masacred. Just hope you never have to experience it, for your sake.

    “Keep this up, and you will find you can no longer access the forum. Don’t like what I say? “
    Your choice to wield power or not.

    It would in no way affect my personal or business life, perhaps everyone’s fried Mr Mugabe would like to post here instead.

    “But what I refuse to do is start moderating this forum like some sort of Victorian governess. “
    That is obvious, by allowing the mass murderer comparison.

    The PMs I have received in support have all said it would end up this way, not being one of the chosen few.

    If it is decided to allow this posting to be shown.
    Good luck with your forum, your media articles, whaterve, and so sorry to waste your valuable time.
    I did mention to you in my PM, that defending myself against comparables to a mass murderer, I am proud to say, is not considered a waste of my time, or money.

  • #84503
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    mg: whilst going out of the door, I suggest you make an appointment with a brain surgeon.

  • #84352
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    mg: whilst going out of the door, I suggest you make an appointment with a brain surgeon.

  • #84509
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    MG you have been insulting an boring the forum members for god knows how many months Now someone has insulted you and you can’t take it without causing a fuss. Just quit or let it go.

  • #84356
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    MG you have been insulting an boring the forum members for god knows how many months Now someone has insulted you and you can’t take it without causing a fuss. Just quit or let it go.

  • #84516
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    Katy well said.

    mg: said ” if your direct family members had been masacred. Just hope you never have to experience it, for your sake.”

    I. hope that your family member were less obnoxious than you.

  • #84360
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    Katy well said.

    mg: said ” if your direct family members had been masacred. Just hope you never have to experience it, for your sake.”

    I. hope that your family member were less obnoxious than you.

  • #84522
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    I know I’m a new poster to this site but have reguarlly looked on from the distance, and have had experiences of my own in the property markets both here and in uk, I feel that bickering publicly only undermines the work the site owner has put into this site over the time it’s been live. I am 100% sure there are people out there who after reading the constructive posts and comments on this site and others like it have probably saved themselves from a property disaster.

    Maybe now is the time to have some sort of moderator on the site, who can moniter and remove offensive posts etc, by letting it be a free for all just undermines the whole thing, maybe spanish property insight should look at removing anonymous posters and having some sort of verification system, this could then remove the libel position from the site owner to the individual poster, just my opinion and sorry to ramble on and must apologise for any spelling mistakes, couldn’t find spellchecker if this site has one !!

  • #84364
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    I know I’m a new poster to this site but have reguarlly looked on from the distance, and have had experiences of my own in the property markets both here and in uk, I feel that bickering publicly only undermines the work the site owner has put into this site over the time it’s been live. I am 100% sure there are people out there who after reading the constructive posts and comments on this site and others like it have probably saved themselves from a property disaster.

    Maybe now is the time to have some sort of moderator on the site, who can moniter and remove offensive posts etc, by letting it be a free for all just undermines the whole thing, maybe spanish property insight should look at removing anonymous posters and having some sort of verification system, this could then remove the libel position from the site owner to the individual poster, just my opinion and sorry to ramble on and must apologise for any spelling mistakes, couldn’t find spellchecker if this site has one !!

  • #84536
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    @ralita wrote:

    Anyway, this really is the last time when I post on this forum

    Funny – saw the same rubbish in a pm from ralita last week when I was asked to stop “insulting” ralita because ralita was crying because of my post referring to ralita’s only interest in Spain (by own admission) – ie can ralita get a free holiday on the boss?[/url]

  • #84374
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    @ralita wrote:

    Anyway, this really is the last time when I post on this forum

    Funny – saw the same rubbish in a pm from ralita last week when I was asked to stop “insulting” ralita because ralita was crying because of my post referring to ralita’s only interest in Spain (by own admission) – ie can ralita get a free holiday on the boss?[/url]

  • #84542
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    @shakeel wrote:

    Katy well said.

    mg: said ” if your direct family members had been masacred. Just hope you never have to experience it, for your sake.”

    I. hope that your family member were less obnoxious than you.

    Why not take a trip and excavate the mass grave, see for yourself. That should give you such fun. Remember to take your family and children also, then perhaps they will learn and never make such an evil comment regarding such matters.
    There again, if it is in the genes 😈

  • #84380
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    @shakeel wrote:

    Katy well said.

    mg: said ” if your direct family members had been masacred. Just hope you never have to experience it, for your sake.”

    I. hope that your family member were less obnoxious than you.

    Why not take a trip and excavate the mass grave, see for yourself. That should give you such fun. Remember to take your family and children also, then perhaps they will learn and never make such an evil comment regarding such matters.
    There again, if it is in the genes 😈

  • #84548
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    Mark

    I won’t be put off visiting the forum from time to time. It is probably the best forum around for all things Spain. I certainly won’t let the “prima donna” antics get me down.

    I agree with you a Victorian style of “moderation” is not the answer.

  • #84386
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    Mark

    I won’t be put off visiting the forum from time to time. It is probably the best forum around for all things Spain. I certainly won’t let the “prima donna” antics get me down.

    I agree with you a Victorian style of “moderation” is not the answer.

  • #84550
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    oh for god sake.

    this forum must be very important part of some of your lives to take such offence to petty comments.
    There is no point bringing in personal information, i lost my property due to lies, i lost relatives due to X, i’m an honest agent. If a forum in anonymous, unfortunately most of our personal stories cannot be proven unless we are willing to supply personal information on the dodgy agents (opening the site to libel), show our agency, (no advertising allowed), or prove an atrocity (through media article/death certificate, etc..).

    Also many people on this forum are proud to be british, why not show some of that famous british reserve and let’s all remain, or at least try, to be civil.

    P.S. although i would not have gone as far as mg, i’d be pretty pissed off at being compared to such a figure.

  • #84388
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    oh for god sake.

    this forum must be very important part of some of your lives to take such offence to petty comments.
    There is no point bringing in personal information, i lost my property due to lies, i lost relatives due to X, i’m an honest agent. If a forum in anonymous, unfortunately most of our personal stories cannot be proven unless we are willing to supply personal information on the dodgy agents (opening the site to libel), show our agency, (no advertising allowed), or prove an atrocity (through media article/death certificate, etc..).

    Also many people on this forum are proud to be british, why not show some of that famous british reserve and let’s all remain, or at least try, to be civil.

    P.S. although i would not have gone as far as mg, i’d be pretty pissed off at being compared to such a figure.

  • #84606
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    Mark, well done for saying that, mg’s became hysterical and clearly does not like a play on initials, no-one actually thinks mg is Mugabe, a wind up is something he’s been dishing out to unfortunates for ages.

    A forums page has both sides of arguments, bound to stir emotions, but poor mg could not leave it alone to step outside as you say where others did.

    You know the old saying, ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’, if someone likened me to a dictator that’s their opinion, Angie tells a lot of truthful things often even if she does go on, people shouldn’t take it so personally especially when she and others also get forum abuse.

  • #84444
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    Mark, well done for saying that, mg’s became hysterical and clearly does not like a play on initials, no-one actually thinks mg is Mugabe, a wind up is something he’s been dishing out to unfortunates for ages.

    A forums page has both sides of arguments, bound to stir emotions, but poor mg could not leave it alone to step outside as you say where others did.

    You know the old saying, ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’, if someone likened me to a dictator that’s their opinion, Angie tells a lot of truthful things often even if she does go on, people shouldn’t take it so personally especially when she and others also get forum abuse.

  • #84622
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    Ian Bateman has been emailed twice by me without response, I have asked him though to post on the forum if he wishes to ‘back up his comments’ as he puts it, ‘that media stories of corruption, illegal builds and fraud on the Costas, are without basis’.

    Out of interest, I also asked him if he knew whether any of his members had knowingly misold properties to purchasers, and approx. what his members charge by way of commission. Fairly straightforward questions.

    Will he reply to them though? 😉

  • #84460
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    Ian Bateman has been emailed twice by me without response, I have asked him though to post on the forum if he wishes to ‘back up his comments’ as he puts it, ‘that media stories of corruption, illegal builds and fraud on the Costas, are without basis’.

    Out of interest, I also asked him if he knew whether any of his members had knowingly misold properties to purchasers, and approx. what his members charge by way of commission. Fairly straightforward questions.

    Will he reply to them though? 😉

  • #84481
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    mark

    well done for your recent views on the forum. I realise it’s tough finding a balance, but i think you’ve said what most of us feel.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work. We still have a long way to go to get justice, but we are so encouraged by those who support us who have been wronged.

  • #84638
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    mark

    well done for your recent views on the forum. I realise it’s tough finding a balance, but i think you’ve said what most of us feel.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work. We still have a long way to go to get justice, but we are so encouraged by those who support us who have been wronged.

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