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Postby wanner » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:14 am

Tripz wrote:I'll hold judgement me thinks! :wink:

I'm glad you took time out to respond to my post..Notice anything familiar? Hmm :D


Still following the book are you, look outside of the box, fortunatly a lot of people work outside of it.
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby Tripz » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:54 am

wanner wrote:
Tripz wrote:I'll hold judgement me thinks! :wink:

I'm glad you took time out to respond to my post..Notice anything familiar? Hmm :D


Still following the book are you, look outside of the box, fortunatly a lot of people work outside of it.


outside the box...There lies the chaos and unconforming persona... :wink:
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby mag54 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:55 am

mumof5 wrote:
wanner wrote:
TSM wrote:1st post on 3 arguidos. Very incisive Tripz, but does everyone fit perfectly into a box?


I don't think they do, i've always hated placing people in boxes, it does not reflect people fairly, the amount of post or the length of time someone has been on a forum does not mean that those people should be more respected than someone who has just joined, it's almost like a class system.


Well, it would seem that tripz has indeed placed me in a box :shock: (most unfairly) due to an OP of mine that I posted earlier this evening. Highly insulting to try and place people into boxes if you ask me - and not at all accurate. Infact, his post was the only negative comment in the entire thread. 'nuff said.

However, if tripz decides at some point to apologise for his inaccurate assessment of me, then it will be gracefully accepted. :D

Agree mumof5, but don't hold your breath for an apology, I never got one when we were on the MF either! :lol: I thought we on here thought outside the box, ah well, wrong again I guess? :blackeye:
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby KatieJordanPricePHD » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:59 pm

Excellent, thank you. :D

But what about our diversities? I am an individual with many idiosyncrasies who just doesn't fit in to those boxes. :(
Who cares for us strange ones? What happened to equality :? :bounce:
What's the point...ir..irm...you know...of go'n over thir like...when we can sit here go'n through the boxes and look'n at the labels we made...an like...ir...irm...you know like. I've gorra lorra shrugg'n an stuff to do av'n I...ay...ay...ay?
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby DrachenSachen » Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:51 am

Cyberstalking / Harassment Laws & Prevention Advice

Please note under UK law Internet Stalking/Harassment concerns direct personal dialogue or communication with the complainant by the means of offensive/threatening emails, telephone calls, etc.

Cyberstalking & Harassment

This section has been prepared by Neil Addison, a Barrister and member of our Advisory Board in the UK. More information on the law relating to cyberstalking and other forms of Stalking and Harassment can be found on Neil's Web site http://www.harassment-law.co.uk.

The law in the U.K. provides a number of remedies for people suffering from Cyberstalking or other forms of Harassment.

For legal purposes the U.K. is divided into 3 separate jurisdictions namely "England and Wales", "Scotland" and "Northern Ireland".

The legal system and law in England and Wales is very similar to that in Northern Ireland but the legal system in Scotland is very distinct.

Most of the information in this site relates to the legal position in England and Wales.

Under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1998 it is an offence to send an indecent, offensive or threatening letter, electronic communication or other article to another person and under Section 43 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 it is a similar offence to send a telephone message which is indecent offensive or threatening. In both cases the offence is punishable with up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5000. Because the Malicious Communications Offence is more wide ranging than the Telecommunications offence it is more likely to be used by the Police than the Telecommunications Act offence.

In most cases involving malicious communications or cyberstalking however there will be more than one offensive or threatening letter or telephone call and therefore the police will often choose to charge the offender with an offence contrary to either Section 2 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 also punishable with up to six months imprisonment. Part of the reason for using this charge is that when someone is convicted of an offence under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 the court can make a Restraining Order preventing them from contacting their victim again. Breach of a Restraining Order is punishable with up to Five years imprisonment. A Restraining Order cannot be imposed for a conviction under the Malicious Communications or Telecommunications Acts.

If the e-mails, cyberstalking etc. causes the victim to fear that violence will be used against them then the police can choose to charge the offender with an offence contrary to Section 4 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 which is punishable with up to five years imprisonment and also allows the court to make a Restraining Order.

If the e-mails, cyberstalking etc. is racialist in nature or motivated by religious hostility then charges could be brought of Racially or Religiously Aggravated Harassment contrary to sections 32(1)(a) or 32(1)(b) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 . If convicted offenders could face up to 7 years imprisonment.

The fact that an offensive telephone call, letter e-mail etc. may be received in the course of work and have been sent by a work colleague or manager does not justify the message or prevent it being an offence. Offensive messages sent within the workplace can still constitute criminal offences. In addition they may justify a claim for constructive dismissal and compensation under employment law.

In many situations the recipient of malicious messages knows who the sender is. It may be a former partner or a relative which may mean that the victim is reluctant to involve the police. In those circumstances the victim could consider taking out an Injunction under Section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. However we would always advise informing the police especially if the messages are in any way threatening. Even if the police decide not to prosecute they may give the offender a formal warning which could be used in evidence if they repeated their behaviour in future.

In addition to criminal prosecutions victims of harassment can sue the offender under Section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 for damages arising out of the anxiety caused by the Harassment and any financial loss it caused.

There is often a lot of confusion as to the legal position where either the sender or the recipient of an offensive communication is outside the jurisdiction of English law. The Internet in particular is often assumed to be completely outside of any legal control. That is not the case though the legal position is not as clear as it could be.

In general terms provided the offensive message was either sent from within England and Wales or was received within England and Wales then an offence has been committed which the police and the courts in England and Wales can deal with.

Where the offender has sent the message from outside England and Wales the Police will usually inform their foreign counterparts. It will frequently be the case that the offender has also broken the law in his own jurisdiction and will be dealt with by the authorities in that jurisdiction.

Similarly if someone in England and Wales is harassing someone abroad by means of letters e-mails etc. and the Police in England and Wales are informed of this then the offender could be arrested for criminal harassment and prosecuted regardless of the fact the victim was abroad.

http://www.wiredsafety.org/gb/stalking/

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Internet Stalking

Whilst the use of internet and email has revolutionised communication, it is also a dangerous place and it is important to be aware of those dangers.

If you surf the net, be careful about not revealing personal details about yourself, unless they're on a reputable secure site (eg; internet banking).

Do not even consider divulging personal information to a stranger on the Internet.

Do not give out personal details about yourself or anyone else, especially your home and workplace addresses and phone numbers. Ensure your friends and family do not pass your details on to other friends via email.

Never give out your password, even to someone who claims to be from your Internet company.

Always regard other users with suspicion. You cannot be certain of 'his' or 'her' age or gender, and the photo 'he' or 'she' sends you may not be their own.

Choose online user names with care.

Use gender-neutral rather than feminine names and avoid seductive nicknames.

Play safe and don't flirt online.

Don't respond to flaming (provocation online).

Be particularly wary of anyone who swears true love after just a few days. Do not meet with this person if you have any concerns and certainly only in a public place during daylight hours. If you must, take a friend along, or at least advise family or friends of your plans and the intended meeting place.

If you are experiencing online harassment, tell the offending party that his/her communications are unwanted and insist that he/she stops. Don't respond further and certainly don't return the harassment. Leave a hostile situation by logging on or surfing elsewhere. Keep a copy of this as evidence.

Log all evidence at first notice. Download and retain all relevant e-mail for any subsequent police investigation. Ensure you have saved copies on disk.

Contact the site administrator of the stalker's Internet Service Provider (ISP) or, in the case of e-mail, the system from which the stalker is mailing you. Often sites have an address called postmaster@[ispname].com where problems can be reported.

If the stalking persists, contact the police. Make sure you have concrete evidence (e.g. downloaded messages, chat room transcripts or web page URLs).

Never forget that whatever is being read by an email recipient/internet site can be read by others.

https://secure.nss.org.uk/3933/internet.html
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby marian » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:30 am

Nice one Tripz, and the motive for your placement of it. Peace be unto you :D
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby Goretti » Tue May 13, 2008 1:58 pm

Informative and interesting Tripz - from me who you regularly refer to as a Troll and post little pictures :roll: to illustrate :!: Which box would YOU TICK?
Am I bovvered? Yes: very much so :!: Unneccesaary and unwarranted :x
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby blondie2 » Tue May 13, 2008 8:12 pm

Tripz perhaps you should read your op again . You are one of the worst offenders when it comes to goading and name calling.After your rudeness to me today you are back on my ignore list. And I also know what you posted about me when I was on holidays!!
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby earthspirit » Tue May 13, 2008 8:17 pm

mumof5 wrote:
wanner wrote:
TSM wrote:1st post on 3 arguidos. Very incisive Tripz, but does everyone fit perfectly into a box?


I don't think they do, i've always hated placing people in boxes, it does not reflect people fairly, the amount of post or the length of time someone has been on a forum does not mean that those people should be more respected than someone who has just joined, it's almost like a class system.


Well, it would seem that tripz has indeed placed me in a box :shock: (most unfairly) due to an OP of mine that I posted earlier this evening. Highly insulting to try and place people into boxes if you ask me - and not at all accurate. Infact, his post was the only negative comment in the entire thread. 'nuff said.

However, if tripz decides at some point to apologise for his inaccurate assessment of me, then it will be gracefully accepted. :D



i dont think that i have made a post or started a thread that has not brought some level of insults and probable breaking of some of the rules but it can tell you so much about people just by what they write against what you have to say
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby Goretti » Wed May 14, 2008 11:42 pm

Tripz:Note you have neither 'come back' or apolgised to those of us you have offended!
I think you are one of the 'nastiest pieces' masquerading(?) under your psysonym of ...
PEACE :evil: :evil:
PS When will the 'caption' TROLL appear - followed by your pics :alien:
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby blondie2 » Wed May 14, 2008 11:49 pm

Goretti wrote:Tripz:Note you have neither 'come back' or apolgised to those of us you have offended!
I think you are one of the 'nastiest pieces' masquerading(?) under your psysonym of ...
PEACE :evil: :evil:
PS When will the 'caption' TROLL appear - followed by your pics :alien:


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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby Laffin Assasin » Thu May 15, 2008 1:31 am

Is it flog Tripz dat today :?:

i'll join in, your a bright guy, but :?: :?: some times your of course :lol:
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby blondie2 » Thu May 15, 2008 1:52 am

Laffin Assasin wrote:Is it flog Tripz dat today :?:

i'll join in, your a bright guy, but :?: :?: some times your of course :lol:

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No doubting he is bright LA. But when Iwas in Portugal if someone was sniggering that I was in Fantasia and then said that I suffered from bi polar disorder..........I think he goes back on my foe list!!
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby Laffin Assasin » Thu May 15, 2008 11:07 am

said that I suffered from bi polar disorder..........

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Did he say that :shock: I missed that bit, maybe Tripz should apologise.
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Re: The Definitive Thread on Etiquette and Forum Community Life

Postby Amber08 » Thu May 15, 2008 6:17 pm

Laffin Assasin wrote:
said that I suffered from bi polar disorder..........

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Did he say that :shock: I missed that bit, maybe Tripz should apologise.


Gosh heaven knows what box I'll fit in (hopefully out of the box :wink: ) Nowt wrong with suffering from Bipolar my OH has Bipolar (he's fine on the meds!!! :lol: )
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