Site Editors

Currently the editors are: MatWalker, occams razor, sleeplessnight, Monkeyface3604 & Lucky Jim
Note, membership of this group does not automatically give you access elsewhere as Editor, it's a separate role that has to be assigned by Site Admin.

Note on the editor/moderator role by Lucky Jim

The internet is trawled by many who seek out forums which they can join pretending to be genuinely interested in its aims & objectives.

These are 'trolls' who seduce genuine forum members into responding to their posts by using subtle, but controversial language. A 'troll post' may be crafted as intentionally incorrect in order to bait the emotions of readers, for the purpose of getting genuine members to 'flame' (get at each other in an angry/heated fashion). Thereby the 'trolls' get their kicks.

This is why all forums need moderators (editors) who can spot 'trolling' & 'flaming', & posts that are clearly not promoting the forum's primary mission -- in our case, to get back depositors' money !

The Forum's editors/moderators are anxious to allow genuine members to express their feelings, views, & opinions without being overly censorious.

However, the Forum has grown rapidly with thousands of posts & already there has been the need to moderate some posts considered to be inflammatory & not in keeping with the mission of the Forum (ie: to get our money back!)

It is an impossible task for moderators to read everything posted.
So if you think you spot a 'troll' post or you see 'flaming', click on 'signal as offensive'
One of us will then review the post & act appropriately

Important site changes information for site editors

Posted 22/10/2008 - 12:33 by ng

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Please don't comment unless absolutely necessary.

Site editing requests

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Site editing requests

Please post all requests for site content editing as comments to this thread.

  • If you think something should be deleted, edited, moved, etc.

New Groups (how to set up Geo Groups)

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NG - I have created new Geo Groups France and Middle East as requested by users, with you as manager.

Create a forum post - changes

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Where to post

Please make sure you have chosen a suitable Group forum to post in - you can see a list of available groups using the following links:


Posted 17/11/2008 - 22:36 by Lucky Jim

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Like most forums this Forum has aims, objectives and a Mission

Members are expected to make contributions in conformity with the Forum's aims, objectives & Mission.

-- the Forum is not a 'free for all' place where 'anything goes'
-- the Forum is regulated by commonly accepted forum etiquette
-- the Forum has moderators to ensure that Forum etiquette is followed

Forum etiquette

(1) Posts are about, & in support of, the Forum's aims, objectives & mission
(2) comments to Posts are in response to the Post & address the issues therein
(3) comments under a Post that are not about or related to the Post are not acceptable
'(4) trolling' is not allowed (see definition below)
(5) 'flaming' is not allowed (see definition below)
(6) the use of vulgar/obscene/offensive/racist or insulting language is not allowed


A 'troll' is invariably someone with 'a chip on their shoulder' or with 'an axe to grind'. 'Trolls' are a disruptive & divisive influence in a forum.
'Trolls' seduce forum members into responding angrily to their contributions by using subtle, but controversial language.
Trolls' will often divert a discussion off track in order to impose their own separate agenda.

To 'flame' another forum member is to attack them or their ideas which they have posted in a hostile and rantish fashion.

Role of moderator

Essentially the moderator polices the Forum to:
(1) see that forum etiquette is observed
(2) deal with incidents of 'trolling' & 'flaming'
(3) edit/modify or delete offending material & breaches of etiquette
(4) receive & act on complaints made by one member in repect of another member's post/behaviour

NB: In this Forum moderators are also editors, exercising wider responsibilities for modifying & revising elements of the Forum to keep them up-to-date (eg: revising the notes under HELP! )

L J -- admin'/editor/moderator

Who's who on the web-site

Posted 09/11/2008 - 04:05 by ng

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Added the following today. This list is dynamic, so will change when users and roles change. This list is also shown in the FAQ section.

Volunteer "experts" needed

Posted 08/11/2008 - 21:36 by ng

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It has been said that an ex is a has-been and a spurt is a drip under pressure. Ours, however are another matter entirely.

How do we want to structure and categorise information here?

Posted 08/11/2008 - 18:56 by ng

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As the amount of information on the site grows and grows, proper categorisation and structure is becoming increasingly important, otherwise its like 10,000 documents all mixed up in one huge box.

What's the difference between a Blog entry and a Forum or Group entry? (UPDATED)

Posted 08/11/2008 - 16:44 by ng

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Blog and Forum postings are different types of content. Two other types are News items and Polls.

Blogs now available

Posted 03/11/2008 - 09:30 by ng

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Anybody who feels capable of writing quality material and would like to have their own blog on here, please comment to that effect.

what's the difference between a blog and forum posting?

Reminder: How to unsubscribe to Posts etc..

Posted 01/11/2008 - 10:04 by Lucky Jim

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Very active Posts to which you have subscribed generates lots of e-mails to you. You can stop e-mails by unregistering from any Post as follows:

  • either click on 'My Account' under your name in left-hand column
  • or click on your name

this will take you to your personal Account Page.

  • then click on 'Notifications'
  • then click on a relevant topic under 'Type' (eg: 'Threads') which will open a window where you can un-click a tick in a tick box.

Update on calculations based on latest poll data and IoM DCS: Typo error

Posted 28/10/2008 - 08:18 by Anonymous

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Please note in the results given in the above posting for a 100m GBP cash recovery, the DCS payment of 12% is for a deposit of 500,000 and above, not 250,000 and above.->corrected by moderator

MONKEY BUSINESS - a story with a moral ?

Posted 26/10/2008 - 10:54 by Lucky Jim

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Are you sitting UNcomfortably ? OK -- I will begin !
"Once upon a time....

Friday 24th October - As it happens

Posted 24/10/2008 - 09:11 by VeryWorried

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Reactions so far to the "In the News" feature?

Posted 21/10/2008 - 14:25 by ng

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Seems to be working well, any thoughts?

  • Too simple / too complex?
  • More categories / fewer categories?
  • Need other options?
  • Search facilities needed?

Who is deleting the posts?

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One of the admins/moderators has deleted the "troll" posts by user "louise" and subsequently "censoredlouise", along with all the comments including mine. Can whoever did it please advise?

SLOGAN: Proposals?

Posted 19/10/2008 - 16:18 by ng

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This thread is for posting specific slogans for the site. Can be two slogans:

  1. To go with the logo (which I think we should keep) in place of "Kaupthing IOM - We want our money"

In-site view of video links

Posted 19/10/2008 - 15:31 by ng

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Planning on adding facilities for videos links to be displayed in-site (i.e on the page here). Is this a priority? (I have lots of priorities already!!!)

Techical issue: Domain name and DNS

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Stef, are you here? This is one you could do. The original domain name of is not owened by me.


Posted 19/10/2008 - 10:03 by ng

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Need someone to make summary entries for news items elsewhere so that these can all be found in one place rather than spread around the site.

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