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Title: How much is too much?
Post by: blindman on March 04, 2016, 09:45:10 AM
Do most members like one member making most of the posts on this forum?
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Lee2 on March 04, 2016, 10:02:31 AM
Do most members like one member making most of the posts on this forum?
Probably not, since I am probably the one you are referring to but how to get the rest of the members to post more and to post new topics that are of interest you all?

Next, how to pass along information to the members when it comes about in the news, if no one else posts it? Some forums have a member name Newsreader or something along  those lines to post it under, we do not.

Also believe it or not, I brought this same topic up to the moderators recently and in the past. Do you have any suggestions?

added, btw Mike, thank you for bringing this up...
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Lee2 on March 04, 2016, 10:43:23 AM
BTW, something I did not even pay attention to before is that I am the one who moves the most topics to where I think they would be easier for readers to find, therefore I just noticed that those count as posts for me too, and raise my post count, thus members should not count those posts being moved by me or other moderators as real posts.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: bigrod on March 04, 2016, 11:00:19 AM
If it was not for you starting Topics there would be very little action on the forum, since most including myself seem more interested in viewing/reading the post than starting or commenting.  Don't get me wrong I am not looking for the forum to become like FB/Twitter etc.  On the other hand we do see/hear/experience, unusual/weird/noteworthy situations on a daily/weekly basis these things could be of interest to our members.  Bottom line is post what you feel is worthwhile/interesting/comical to the forum for the benefit of the other members.

Chuck
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on March 04, 2016, 11:27:01 AM
All forums are not alike, this forum is restricted to mainly of topics about the Philippines created by the owner, Don Herrington which is his prerogative and members have to abide by his rules. It's his forum and is run the way he wants it. So, going off topic is a NO NO, but sometimes tolerated by Admin and the moderators on here and that's why they sometimes make posts more often than other regular members on here.
I'm only one of a few Fil/Ams on here and have lived here 18 yrs and only post when members on here need assistance and or information about the Philippines and or of other topics I've experience all the years I've been living here.
So, the OP's question "How much is too much?", is sort of a misnomer! JMHO!

http://tinyurl.com/h8xn8mv (http://tinyurl.com/h8xn8mv)
Definition of mis∑no∑mer as I see it to answer the OP's question! 
misˈnōmər - noun
a wrong or inaccurate name or designation.
synonyms:   inaccurate name/label/designation, wrong name/label/designation, inappropriate name/label/designation.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: JoeLP on March 04, 2016, 11:36:07 AM
I have nothing wrong with what Mr Lee is doing.  Truth is, he finds the articles usually that are of interest and pertaining to the Phils, which is one of the rules of this site.  He gets the news to those of us who pretty much just ignore tv and local radio. 

Most on here just ask questions to learn about living here and a few times articles are posted by the rest.  I have never been on any other sites really.  I'm not into drama.  If I was, there are many movies or just have to walk from my house to Tina's family's house and I'll get all the drama I need.  From what I've been told some of those other sites can get dramatic and full of tense arguments.  This one is a little be more mannerly.  So probably not as popular to the drama queens and kings.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Lee2 on March 04, 2016, 12:55:21 PM
All forums are not alike, this forum is restricted to mainly of topics about the Philippines created by the owner, Don Herrington which is his prerogative and members have to abide by his rules. It's his forum and is run the way he wants it. So, going off topic is a NO NO, but sometimes tolerated by Admin and the moderators on here and that's why they sometimes make posts more often than other regular members on here.
I'm only one of a few Fil/Ams on here and have lived here 18 yrs and only post when members on here need assistance and or information about the Philippines and or of other topics I've experience all the years I've been living here.
So, the OP's question "How much is too much?", is sort of a misnomer! JMHO!

[url]http://tinyurl.com/h8xn8mv[/url] ([url]http://tinyurl.com/h8xn8mv[/url])
Definition of mis∑no∑mer as I see it to answer the OP's question! 
misˈnōmər - noun
a wrong or inaccurate name or designation.
synonyms:   inaccurate name/label/designation, wrong name/label/designation, inappropriate name/label/designation.

This forum has a World News section and a hidden section about other topics, so posts that are not about the Philippines are allowed and especially if those would be of interest to members, and besides that, the rules of this forum are much looser while I am one of those administrating it than ever before, now that is not an insult to those who ran it before, or to the other admins, IMHO they ran/run it much better than I ever could and I wish Jack would come back and take over again and that the other moderators and admins would post more often, so I can be just a regular member. I never minded dealing with spammers, which BTW also accounts for a lot of my post count and which are in the moderator and administrator sections, so not seen by members.

Other members are welcome to comment and I actually welcome all opinions, so if members wish me to stop posting please, please, please say so, I post to help others, if the majority feel my posts are annoying rather than helpful, then I will happily stay in the moderator section of the forum and just deal with spammers.

Also, BTW I am a moderator on another forum and hardly ever post on there.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: jjcabgou on March 04, 2016, 06:33:48 PM
Do most members like one member making most of the posts on this forum?
Doesnt bother me, I can read what interests me and not read what doesnt, regardless of who posts it.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: conchydong on March 04, 2016, 08:30:55 PM
Doesnt bother me, I can read what interests me and not read what doesnt, regardless of who posts it.

This ^. It's like watching TV. If you don't like the program, change the channel. I don't care who posts or how many times someone posts. I think the more (posts) the merrier.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: copusmaximus on March 04, 2016, 09:57:39 PM
any post is a good regardless of who posts it if it helps 1 person or many or even if just to entertain people no one should care who posts and how many times its childish . i read all new posts regardless if any of it i need just to keep informed by news and such . like metioned before i dont read paper listen to radio or watch tv news so if anything intresting pops up im sure ill get it here because of the nice people keeping us all informed .i dont think i have started topics because thats me im a reader and reply where or where i feel needed as do many others here. if you feel 1 person is posting too much too bad that person feels they need to inform or entertain others or just idle chit chat thats what a forum is for .sorry to anyone offended just my 2cents :)
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: iamjames on March 04, 2016, 10:16:54 PM
Nothing wrong with a good ignition switch. To read or not to read, that is the question. At least you have a choice. Nothing worse than checking in and no new posts. Just wish the new topics were not as blatantly Republican so often.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: piozam13 on March 05, 2016, 03:02:33 AM
Nothing wrong with a good ignition switch. To read or not to read, that is the question. At least you have a choice. Nothing worse than checking in and no new posts. Just wish the new topics were not as blatantly Republican so often.

are there non republicans here?  i have to admit republican primaries are more interesting - just don't take them seriously.  the characters are colorful, liars or no liars - now a new twist!  what's romney up to?
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: hitekcountry on March 05, 2016, 03:34:46 AM
Do most members like one member making most of the posts on this forum?

I donít think who originates the post matters at all. If the subject is of interest then it has value and is worth taking the time to read. Some other sites have people posting nonsense mixed in with other posts of interest and that type thing is annoying.

On this site everyone seems to be interested in providing useful info or points of view.




Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Hestecrefter on March 05, 2016, 04:57:28 AM
I'll go along with what most have said here already.  The status quo is fine. 

I do not find that Lee or anyone else can be faulted for "excessive posting".  Lee often posts stories, links to stories, news, etc. that I sometimes find interesting, sometimes not.  As others have said, I can choose what to read.  I cannot say that I have found myself spending inordinate amounts of time separating the wheat from the chaff. 

If folks around here had to wait for me to come along and post something interesting, we would probably find them sitting at their computers in a mummified state, as said to have been the case with a German sailor found off the Phils awhile back.  So, just about any input is good.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: hitekcountry on March 05, 2016, 06:21:24 AM
Or maybe I should put it another way, I very much appreciate that fact that Mr. Lee takes the time to find and post articles or topics of interest.

 THANK YOU !!  Mr. Lee
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Lee2 on March 05, 2016, 06:55:32 AM
Keep the replies coming and thank you to those who have already replied and especially to those who appreciate the time and effort I have put in trying to post things which I hope are of help to others. We all should keep in mind that what is helpful to one or more may not be helpful to all, such as posts about US laws may not be helpful to members from other countries and posts about laws in other countries may not be helpful to members who are not from those countries. I am an avid news reader, so whenever I come across something that I think might be of help or be of interest to members or readers of the forum, then I post it, it is up to each member if they want to read each post or read the ones they wish to read, and then click on the "Mark ALL MESSAGES AS READ" on the bottom of the forum pages so the ones they are not interested in no longer show as new posts.

As for the republican or other political items members mentioned, only "senior member +" category members can see those because those posts and posted in the hidden sections of the forum, so if anyone has 50 posts or more, then feel free to ask in the announcement section http://www.livinginthephilippines.com/forum/index.php?topic=50503.msg74159#new (http://www.livinginthephilippines.com/forum/index.php?topic=50503.msg74159#new)
to be moved into that member category but only if you wish to read or participate in "politics, religion or other bs chat" that does not belong on the main forum and does not show to readers, new members and full members.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Splooge Magoo on March 05, 2016, 11:06:41 PM
Keep them coming Lee. I enjoy reading different view points to test my own thoughts.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Frosty on March 05, 2016, 11:08:59 PM
You keep do your thing Mr. Lee
I'll keep reading
thanks
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: medic3500 on March 06, 2016, 08:53:57 AM
No problem with what's happening. After all it is an internet forum, if anyone gets heart burn or butthurt move on to another forum.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: bigpearl on March 06, 2016, 01:23:24 PM
I'm only new here, well been a member for a year or so but not really followed what was going on, am still a member on other sites and wrote regularly on one of those, the forum on that site disappeared. (Guess you all know that site)
This site seems energetic and has great input from all readers/members, as to someone posting too much, as others have said "don't read it"
a bit like some of my friends in Facebook, if they continually post rubbish or things I am not interested in I skim past it or if too prolific I unfollow them. They still see me as a friend but i don't see their posts. (rubbish)
As for the perpetrator/s with so much input, never stop, keep writing, most of us appreciate, that's why we are here.
Cheers, Steve

Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Lee2 on March 06, 2016, 01:35:07 PM
I am not sure how many members realize this but the more content,  the more people find the forum when searching online, thus the more new people join and members make a forum...
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Steve & Myrlita on March 06, 2016, 04:57:26 PM
You are doing an excellent job my friend. Sorry I've been offline. PLDT was down for days. Then when today they finally fix it, it redirects for non payment. WTF? I paid it on the 3rd like I have been for 8 years. PLDT had it they just didn't post it. But.....It's more pun in da Philippines!
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Travelling Bob on March 07, 2016, 10:16:09 AM
I enjoy reading the forum but do not post much. Just keep posting Mr Lee
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: FastWalk on March 07, 2016, 12:53:00 PM
It is a nice forum.   My wife and I found the topics of interest.         
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Kurt on March 08, 2016, 10:56:28 AM
Keep them coming Lee2. Very good reading.
Kurt
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: JD on March 08, 2016, 08:57:03 PM
I'm thinking that the only cure for somone making ALL the posts is to contribute one's own self.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: D. Williams on September 25, 2017, 02:05:38 AM
I'm thinking that the only cure for somone making ALL the posts is to contribute one's own self.
An old topic that I just remembered to bring back up. I hardly ever post, I read and learn from those of you who do.
Very true JD.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: M.C.A. on September 25, 2017, 05:04:38 PM
I wish I could come up with topics but it's not often I'll work on that, I do like some spirited conversation though but never kill the messenger, keep posting Lee.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: HappyBee on September 26, 2017, 09:08:51 AM
I find 90% of the posts on this forum to be interesting and I enjoy being here. If no one else posts, someone has to carry the can! Good on you, Lee :)
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: grahamw on September 29, 2017, 05:05:04 AM
I also appreciate it when others make so much of an effort to help to keep a forum alive and interesting.

Many thanks.  :)
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Gray Wolf on September 29, 2017, 10:52:28 PM
I wish Jack would come back and take over again and that the other moderators and admins would post more often, so I can be just a regular member.

Also, BTW I am a moderator on another forum and hardly ever post on there.

I still login to read occasionally, but post infrequently for many reasons. First off, I spent over 10 years moderating Don Herrington's two online groups. I was one of the original creators of this forum and took on the job of Administrator for Don's groups when he openly asked for someone to take over. I served my time and did my job to the best of my ability. But after being verbally beat up, falsely accused and threatened with physical harm I decided it was time to retire from moderating. One of our members put it best when he said it was like a divorce. You may still have connections, but the love is gone and it won't come back. So, I read when I have time, comment when I feel compelled and still suffer abuse by people who know little to nothing about me. I'm very misunderstood.

I remain a member of both of Don's groups and will continue to read, offer my opinion and share my experiences with the membership. Right now I'm sitting in Kentucky struggling to keep my business afloat. I have one niece in college who will graduate, most likely with honors, next year. WooHoo! We're working to set aside money for a trip next September-October to see her graduate and to visit with one or two close friends (Dan, Mark, take note   ;))

As far as taking the reins of the forum back and leading the team? Not a chance. I do feel bad for leaving in such a lurch, but as I said, I had reached the point of no return. It was either retire with some degree of dignity, or kill the forum entirely. The latter was never an option.

Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Lee2 on September 29, 2017, 11:04:18 PM
I still login to read occasionally, but post infrequently for many reasons. First off, I spent over 10 years moderating Don Herrington's two online groups. I was one of the original creators of this forum and took on the job of Administrator for Don's groups when he openly asked for someone to take over. I served my time and did my job to the best of my ability. But after being verbally beat up, falsely accused and threatened with physical harm I decided it was time to retire from moderating. One of our members put it best when he said it was like a divorce. You may still have connections, but the love is gone and it won't come back. So, I read when I have time, comment when I feel compelled and still suffer abuse by people who know little to nothing about me. I'm very misunderstood.

I remain a member of both of Don's groups and will continue to read, offer my opinion and share my experiences with the membership. Right now I'm sitting in Kentucky struggling to keep my business afloat. I have one niece in college who will graduate, most likely with honors, next year. WooHoo! We're working to set aside money for a trip next September-October to see her graduate and to visit with one or two close friends (Dan, Mark, take note   ;))

As far as taking the reins of the forum back and leading the team? Not a chance. I do feel bad for leaving in such a lurch, but as I said, I had reached the point of no return. It was either retire with some degree of dignity, or kill the forum entirely. The latter was never an option.
IMO no one will do as good a job as you did, so for that and for all the knowledge I have gained along the way being a member of this forum, let me say thank you to Jack.

The forum is poking along and I doubt it can ever be as good as it once was, yet, it would be great to see some more of the members posting to prove me wrong.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Gray Wolf on September 29, 2017, 11:21:53 PM
IMO no one will do as good a job as you did, so for that and for all the knowledge I have gained along the way being a member of this forum, let me say thank you to Jack.

The forum is poking along and I doubt it can ever be as good as it once was, yet, it would be great to see some more of the members posting to prove me wrong.

Thanks, bro. Appreciate the kind words. It was my pleasure for many years to serve this community. I, too would love to see more of the members posting, if for no other reason than just to become familiar with more people
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: medic3500 on September 30, 2017, 10:17:27 AM
I still login to read occasionally, but post infrequently for many reasons. First off, I spent over 10 years moderating Don Herrington's two online groups. I was one of the original creators of this forum and took on the job of Administrator for Don's groups when he openly asked for someone to take over. I served my time and did my job to the best of my ability. But after being verbally beat up, falsely accused and threatened with physical harm I decided it was time to retire from moderating. One of our members put it best when he said it was like a divorce. You may still have connections, but the love is gone and it won't come back. So, I read when I have time, comment when I feel compelled and still suffer abuse by people who know little to nothing about me. I'm very misunderstood.

I remain a member of both of Don's groups and will continue to read, offer my opinion and share my experiences with the membership. Right now I'm sitting in Kentucky struggling to keep my business afloat. I have one niece in college who will graduate, most likely with honors, next year. WooHoo! We're working to set aside money for a trip next September-October to see her graduate and to visit with one or two close friends (Dan, Mark, take note   ;))  Noted Beer will be cold.

As far as taking the reins of the forum back and leading the team? Not a chance. I do feel bad for leaving in such a lurch, but as I said, I had reached the point of no return. It was either retire with some degree of dignity, or kill the forum entirely. The latter was never an option.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: JoeLP on September 30, 2017, 12:39:38 PM
I wish to echo Lee's sentiments and give a big thank you to you Jack.  You did a great job.  Sad that some people are weak and let words lead to physical threats or actions. 
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: hitekcountry on October 01, 2017, 05:33:23 AM
But after being verbally beat up, falsely accused and threatened with physical harm I decided it was time to retire from moderating.

Jack.

Donít ever forget the other side of that coin, that there are also plenty of us who appreciated all you did and we all felt  it was a great loss when you were no longer involved.

Thank you  Jack

And

Thank you Lee
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Lee2 on October 01, 2017, 05:50:54 AM
Jack.

Donít ever forget the other side of that coin, that there are also plenty of us who appreciated all you did and we all felt  it was a great loss when you were no longer involved.

Thank you  Jack

And

Thank you Lee
For my part you are welcome but it is not just me who has replaced Jack, there is Chuck, Dan and Steve for admins in alphabetical order and Joe for a moderator, and we still have Rufus (admin) who checks in once in a while, so I surely cannot take all the credit, without them taking care of things, often behind the scenes, a lot might not have gotten done.

So let me say thank you to Chuck, Dan, Steve, Rufus and Joe for all your help.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Steve & Myrlita on October 02, 2017, 03:23:45 AM
For my part you are welcome but it is not just me who has replaced Jack, there is Chuck, Dan and Steve for admins in alphabetical order and Joe for a moderator, and we still have Rufus (admin) who checks in once in a while, so I surely cannot take all the credit, without them taking care of things, often behind the scenes, a lot might not have gotten done.

So let me say thank you to Chuck, Dan, Steve, Rufus and Joe for all your help.
The honor is mine sir.
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Gray Wolf on October 02, 2017, 04:42:44 AM
A large "Salamat" to all of you who posted kind remarks. As posted earlier I still login and read but I don't always post. I'll try to post more often.

Dan, I'll give you a heads up when we visit so we can get together for a few cold ones. You and Lyn need to come by our place also so you can meet the whole barkada. I can promise that you'll be crawling back home.  :D

LIS, same with you, sir. Glo and I will make every effort to visit with you and Ester. I'm looking forward to seeing your whole operation and get a few tips on solar power
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: lost_in_samoa on October 02, 2017, 06:22:03 AM
I will make every effort to visit with you and Ester

Bring an appetite.  Standing by with spit roasted Rabbit, Camote fries, and Coleslaw. 

Maraming Salamat Po
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Gray Wolf on October 03, 2017, 12:46:50 AM
Bring an appetite.  Standing by with spit roasted Rabbit, Camote fries, and Coleslaw. 

Maraming Salamat Po

The Italian sausage Ester was making looked awfully good!  :D
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: lost_in_samoa on October 03, 2017, 07:44:52 AM
Italian sausage

There is something to be said for a woman who spends her anniversary preserving food with her sisters.

I am still waiting for Genesis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4cDjwsVFhg)

 8)
Title: Re: How much is too much?
Post by: Steve & Myrlita on October 03, 2017, 10:46:22 AM
I miss real veal.