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Dear Derek Uzzell
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userAdiebt
Posted: 25 March 2020 9:39 PM
Subject: Dear Derek Uzzell
 
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Would it be possible for you to please publish a list of the things you do and dont like so as to avoid upsetting your sensibilities . Thank you.
userDickB
Posted: 25 March 2020 10:09 PM
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Thank goodness for a moderator who actually moderates the frequent objectionable views expressed in what seems to be an attempt to be clever and get one over on another contributor.

A forum is to provide useful information and advice to others and not to show how clever you are.

Thank you Derek.

Dick
userSolwaybuggier
Posted: 25 March 2020 10:33 PM
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DickB - 2020-03-25 10:09 PM

Thank goodness for a moderator who actually moderates the frequent objectionable views expressed in what seems to be an attempt to be clever and get one over on another contributor.

A forum is to provide useful information and advice to others and not to show how clever you are.

Thank you Derek.

Dick

Agreed. OP is just trying to cause problems.
userDon636
Posted: 25 March 2020 10:34 PM
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My view is that Derek strikes the right balance of intervention and allowing conversation to flow - someone has to take some responsibility to police the Forum and Derek is to be applauded for his efforts in this regard, not to mention his extensive and exhaustive replies to the many technical queries posted. Keep up the good work Derek.
userhtrevor
Posted: 25 March 2020 10:40 PM
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Don636 - 2020-03-25 10:34 PM

My view is that Derek strikes the right balance of intervention and allowing conversation to flow - someone has to take some responsibility to police the Forum and Derek is to be applauded for his efforts in this regard, not to mention his extensive and exhaustive replies to the many technical queries posted. Keep up the good work Derek.


Agreed. Htrevor
usercolin
Posted: 25 March 2020 10:50 PM
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Derek has attracted criticism in the past, I've never understood why.
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Posted: 25 March 2020 10:51 PM
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Adiebt - 2020-03-25 9:39 PM

Would it be possible for you to please publish a list of the things you do and dont like so as to avoid upsetting your sensibilities . Thank you.


Derek already has in a previous post.

Last but one post in this 'Sticky'... https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/ALL-FORUM-MEMBERS-PLEASE-READ/47195/

Basically Warner's forum standards that they expect ALL forum users to abide by.

Keith (Fellow Assistant Moderator)
userGeeco
Posted: 26 March 2020 3:49 AM
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I do not want to see this section of the forum spoilt by personal attacks. I am also not a "fence sitter" so I will make this comment.
Without Derek & Keith and several others this forum would be no where as interesting as it is.I read several forums in my part of the world and I am not aware of anybody that offers as much to a forum as Derek does both in time and detailed responses. Thank you and continue the good work. cheers,
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 26 March 2020 7:11 AM
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Adiebt - 2020-03-25 9:39 PM

Would it be possible for you to please publish a list of the things you do and dont like so as to avoid upsetting your sensibilities . Thank you.


Keithl has answered your question in his posting of 25 March 2020 10:51 PM below.

These are difficult times and an ‘off topic’ throwaway comment that could be ignored just a couple of months ago can now be really unhelpful, particularly when it provokes an argument in a forum discussion that is of general interest.

All I’m asking is that, before posting, O&AL forum participants consider whether or not what they are about to say will genuinely contribute to the discussion and, if there is any doubt, that they don’t post. Surely that’s not an unreasonable thing to ask?
userMickt
Posted: 26 March 2020 8:01 AM
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Agreed Dereck
userHymerVan
Posted: 26 March 2020 8:22 AM
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I am sure Derek is a big enough boy not to be hurt by playground spats but I am going to express my support for him anyway.
His knowledge effort and care is in my opinion legendary. He seems to be able to research things and ferret out information which makes me ashamed of my own inadequacy.

In sort we are very lucky to have Derek so let's cherish his contribution because without him the forum will be poorer.

And no I am not being sycophantic. !!!!
userWill86
Posted: 26 March 2020 9:52 AM
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To all readers, I've looked in again to sound out the forum as it was in danger of becoming abusive and I've no time for that, say your piece by all means but don't apply any innuendo's.

I have no transport at the moment but the interest for me is reading others travels which are so different to my past that were conducted with no mobile devices just a map and some guessing. This modern world is fine until it fails as it has done.

Being now rather ancient its easy to see (worldly) errors developing which is why I often comment that its like the 1930's and wartime (my early life). I see on TV that some people simply don't know how to survive without guidance.

I like the world that I'm now forced to join, particularly the use of the computer but make no mistake the planet is evolving and we have no control for its owned by bugs and viruses humans are on only lodgers.

PS I added (worldly)

Edited by Will86 2020-03-26 9:57 AM
userBrock
Posted: 26 March 2020 11:02 AM
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Given the overall tone of posts on Motorhome Matters compared to say one forum I visit, which is beset with 'Content removed' and 'Locked' actions by the Moderators, the consistent approach to what is allowed or not on MMM is a positive reflection on the Moderators and posters.

I can remember life prior to Moderators and it makes me shudder.
usersilverback
Posted: 26 March 2020 1:23 PM
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just to add my voice, the moderators do a great job without them this forum would descend in to utter chaos so well done all of you!
Jonathan
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Posted: 26 March 2020 4:45 PM
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Another thumbs up for Derek
userEJB
Posted: 26 March 2020 4:55 PM
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mikejkay - 2020-03-26 4:45 PM

Another thumbs up for Derek

And another of many I am sure
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 26 March 2020 6:43 PM
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Thanks for the support chaps, it’s much appreciated.

(It’s been a long time since I last blushed )
userStuartO
Posted: 26 March 2020 6:49 PM
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Me too, keep it up!
userSteve928
Posted: 26 March 2020 6:54 PM
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Add me to the Derek fan club please
userBop
Posted: 26 March 2020 7:29 PM
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I would hate to think just how many hours Derek takes per week in helping people on this forum. He has helped me out directly and indirectly many times so he gets my vote.

It's always nice to have someone you can rely on.

userpkc
Posted: 26 March 2020 8:08 PM
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HymerVan - 2020-03-26 8:22 AM

I am sure Derek is a big enough boy not to be hurt by playground spats but I am going to express my support for him anyway.
His knowledge effort and care is in my opinion legendary. He seems to be able to research things and ferret out information which makes me ashamed of my own inadequacy.

In sort we are very lucky to have Derek so let's cherish his contribution because without him the forum will be poorer.

And no I am not being sycophantic. !!!!


Agree 100% top man.
userTony Jones
Posted: 26 March 2020 8:25 PM
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Having "done my time" as voluntary mod for the "other motorhome magazine" forum, and now returned to the fold, I think Derek and Keith do an excellent job, and have been a big part of the improvement I see here compared to when I dropped out.
Stay on topic (or start your own thread), and lay off the personal attacks - then Derek will be content (and so will I!)
userJohn Allen
Posted: 26 March 2020 8:59 PM
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Derek

Thanks for all your hard work but I am a bit puzzled as to how you retain and/or find the amount of technical and practical advice and links you retrieve. I think your abilities are wasted on here but thank goodness we have you. Keep up the good work, we are all behind you. I know you are above rising to the bait in the original post.

Cheers

John
userSteveWalmsley
Posted: 27 March 2020 12:37 AM
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I recently bought a new motorhome, which is now sadly sat on the drive until things calm down. Prior to picking it up, Derek was extremely helpful in answering my questions and addressing my concerns.
userbrugge
Posted: 27 March 2020 8:35 AM
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I have only been on this forum for a short while, I dont know Derek UZZELL but l must say from what l have seen and read on this site, a very well informed and helpful man, keep up the good work Derek and thank you.
userColinM50
Posted: 27 March 2020 8:41 AM
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I totally agree with others, your knowledge and expertise is incredible and how you find the links esp to old subjects is just unbelievable. You find articles people wrote years ago and provide links to them.

Well done, keep up the good work and after this is over maybe we could all organise a meet up and we can put you on a OAL Mastermind challenge
userflyboyprowler
Posted: 27 March 2020 4:31 PM
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Bop - 2020-03-26 7:29 PM

I would hate to think just how many hours Derek takes per week in helping people on this forum. He has helped me out directly and indirectly many times so he gets my vote.

It's always nice to have someone you can rely on.



Absolutely right. The moderators do a great job, sometimes in difficult circumstances, and I applaud you for it. Please keep up the good work, and many thanks.
Ainsley
userurbanracer
Posted: 27 March 2020 9:20 PM
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Another thumbs up for Derek keep it up
userTracker
Posted: 29 March 2020 12:09 PM
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I've had my differences with Derek over the years but his knowledge base and memory is phenomenal as is his ability and willingness to help so many others and he is well deserving of respect so I too will add my wee voice in support of Derek.

Good luck Derek - hope you stay well and live long.
userTony Jones
Posted: 29 March 2020 12:46 PM
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Tracker - 2020-03-29 12:09 PM

I've had my differences with Derek over the years but his knowledge base and memory is phenomenal as is his ability and willingness to help so many others and he is well deserving of respect so I too will add my wee voice in support of Derek.

Good luck Derek - hopey you stay well and live long.


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