An appeal to the mods

Discuss Christopher Ward watches
User avatar
TigerChris
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1709
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:51 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: The right side of the Pennines

An appeal to the mods

Post by TigerChris » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:42 pm

I’ve just finished watching the live stream from the GTG in Edinburgh. My old friend Chris (DISJT) was also tuned in and contributing to the chat. He still has a very keen interest in CW watches, proven by his ‘attendance’ on the you tube stream. Even though his views weren’t always agreed with by all, he was a very valuable contributor to the forum in my opinion and put his posts across in a good manner. Is there any way that you could let him back in here please? The forum needs contributors like Chris. I hope others agree with me, particularly the ones chatting with him on the YouTube live stream. Any support from other members here that knew Chris would be appreciated :thumbup:

User avatar
timor54
Expert
Expert
Posts: 220
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:44 pm

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by timor54 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:59 pm

Didn’t have any contacts with him personally, but from his posts he came across as a very balanced and grounded contributor. No slavish devotion to favourite brands and a willingness to question and puncture ego’s, whilst generally remaining polite and respectful.

This forum has too few contributors and needs to retain people like this.
Tim

Mikkei4
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1715
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:20 pm
CW-watches: 0
Location: Berks

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Mikkei4 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:25 pm

It was a shame that Chris (DISJT) left the forum as I liked his candour and straight talking while he was always willing to acknowledge others viewpoints. I did read the various and numerous posts that caused him to leave but I've forgotten the actual content and reasons why he left. Maybe if I can forget then everybody else can including Chris.

Has anybody been in contact with him to know that he wants to be back on this Forum?

User avatar
TigerChris
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1709
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:51 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: The right side of the Pennines

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by TigerChris » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:33 pm

Mikkei4 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:25 pm
It was a shame that Chris (DISJT) left the forum as I liked his candour and straight talking while he was always willing to acknowledge others viewpoints. I did read the various and numerous posts that caused him to leave but I've forgotten the actual content and reasons why he left. Maybe if I can forget then everybody else can including Chris.

Has anybody been in contact with him to know that he wants to be back on this Forum?
We've been in contact with each other a few times and, yes, he would like to be able to contribute again. In fact he's just emailed me about 20 mins ago following on from the youtube stream. He didn't leave of his own accord though, he was banned.

User avatar
TigerChris
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1709
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:51 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: The right side of the Pennines

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by TigerChris » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:34 pm

I thought I saw Richard D on the chat too, his posts are also missed.

kiter65
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2459
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:45 pm
CW-watches: 0

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by kiter65 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:26 pm

Second that I personally thought he made great contributions to the forum and had fantastic sence of humour, I also bought a watch from him and he was a pleasure to deal with, still can't work out why he was banded. We lost a few good members in a short space of time which was shame

User avatar
Thermexman
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 4705
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:40 am
CW-watches: 4
Location: South West UK

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Thermexman » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:30 pm

I’d love to see Chris given a second chance. I too, read the posts that got him banned. I thought that his opinions during the incident in question had some validity but rightly or wrongly, he pushed and pushed and the result became inevitable.

I believe in second chances. Let’s be generous here and offer an olive branch.
What’s the worst that can happen? He could get himself banned again? His risk!
Steve.

User avatar
nbg
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 7279
Joined: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:43 pm
CW-watches: 10
Location: UK

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by nbg » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:17 pm

Thermexman wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:30 pm
I’d love to see Chris given a second chance. I too, read the posts that got him banned. I thought that his opinions during the incident in question had some validity but rightly or wrongly, he pushed and pushed and the result became inevitable.

I believe in second chances. Let’s be generous here and offer an olive branch.
What’s the worst that can happen? He could get himself banned again? His risk!
+1.

Yep that sums it up for me.

Neil
Other watch forums of interest:
TZ-UK

User avatar
smegwina
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 11600
Joined: Sun May 26, 2013 10:04 am
CW-watches: 11

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by smegwina » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:28 pm

Image

Sent from my Redmi Note 6 Pro using Tapatalk


User avatar
gaf1958
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 9915
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:24 am
CW-watches: 23
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia (ɐᴉɭɐɹʇsnɐ)

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by gaf1958 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:44 pm

I’d had a few off-forum PM chats with Chris and always found him to be a good bloke, one that I liked a lot. I would, like others, be quite happy to have him back again. I know he rubbed a few people the wrong way, but I never had an issue with him. He did however stimulate conversation on the forum, which is something we need to encourage.

On a related topic, I’d also like to see Tyke (Ian) return. I know that unlike Chris he left of his own accord in the midst of some words, but I’d nonetheless like to see him back.

Not quite peas in a pod, but both good forum contributors who would at times tread a little close to the line.

The problem is that while we (the forum members at large) see only the public side of the issues here, we also have no idea what was said and done behind the scenes (or in some cases removed from threads) - hopefully there was nothing that made the bridge incapable of being rebuilt.
CWL C1+2xC3+4xC6+3xC7+C11+2xC60K+3xC60T+5xC65+C70+C600
Omega Ω 3xSpeedy+5xSeamaster+DeVille+AT+Dynamic
Zenith+Tudor+2xOris65+4xMagrette+18xSeiko+6xVintage
B&R+Farer+Gavox+Hamilton+LumTec+Mido+MkII+2xSteinhart+2xVisitor+more
Family 11xCW+2xΩ

User avatar
NotEnoughWrists
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 550
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:04 pm
CW-watches: 0

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by NotEnoughWrists » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:00 am

I'd be happy to see any of the recently departed return, its a much quieter place without them.
I've been known to push the boundaries and my luck on other forums- luckily most of them were a little more receptive to my less restrained side and i even avoided the naughty step/ temporary ban.

It can occasionally feel a little like this round here and i do miss some of the more lively posters
Image

0uatiOW
Guru
Guru
Posts: 301
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:46 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: Cambridgeshire

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by 0uatiOW » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:49 am

I agree. I thought the ban was harsh at the time. The incident escalated quickly, on both sides, and now that the storm has passed I hope those involved can reflect that things got unnecessarily out of hand. I didn’t know Chris but I appreciated his contribution.

If the mods feel that certain behaviour can’t go unpunished, perhaps a yellow card might allow a cooling off period, rather than going for a straight red.
My name is 0uatiOW, but before you ask, no I don’t.

User avatar
TigerChris
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1709
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:51 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: The right side of the Pennines

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by TigerChris » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:03 am

0uatiOW wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:49 am
If the mods feel that certain behaviour can’t go unpunished, perhaps a yellow card might allow a cooling off period, rather than going for a straight red.
That’s exactly how it works on the rugby league forums I use, usually 1 week. Sometimes someone may get 1 week across the whole forum, or maybe 1 week from the areas that all clubs fans use, but can still post on your own clubs board during that time. A weeks cooling off period is a great idea in my opinion.

User avatar
Lavaine
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2963
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:45 pm
CW-watches: 5
Location: Alberta, Canada (The Great White North, eh!)

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Lavaine » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:42 am

Chris was (is) a great bloke. We had a few tiffs during his time on the forum, but we always got past it and had some excellent discussions as well. I would certainly welcome him back into the fold.
2017 CW Forum "Darwin Award" winner.

User avatar
Baco Noir
Senior
Senior
Posts: 117
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:19 am
CW-watches: 0
Location: Denver, CO

Re: An appeal to the mods

Post by Baco Noir » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:54 am

I don't know Chris or what transpired as I am new around here, but I am a mod on another forum. We don't take banning lightly. We often give multiple private warnings and address the issues in the posts as well to make sure our actions are transparent, but when we do issues bans, they are permanent and the IP address is also blocked to prevent the user from creating another account and sneaking back in.

I have seen some forums issue 30-90 day temporary bans, but it's not something we do. Why? Because sometimes, and it doesn't sound like Chris is this type, the user will show back up and act nice on the forum but use PMs to spread misinformation or try to recruit members away to another forum and we can't read PMs to monitor for that.

Just my two cents and no reflection on Chris.

Post Reply