Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #31 (permalink)  
Old October 26th, 2012, 01:34 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,518
Send a message via Yahoo to Luanne Russo
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ship2shore View Post
Soon there will be nobody left, and no reason to post.
The moderators can talk amongst themselves.
That's simply not true. There are many wonderful people on Cruisemates, who follow the rules.

I have seen people come and go in the last seven years, and CM survived.
__________________
Ecstasy 2005
Conquest 2005
Elation 2005
Conquest 2006
Conquest 2007
Ecstasy 2008
Valor B2B 2008

Conquest Virtual Cruise Topic Link
Reply With Quote
  #32 (permalink)  
Old October 26th, 2012, 02:37 PM
ship2shore's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 915
Default

They are all away cruising at the same time?

The moderators outnumber the regular posters right now.
__________________
-----------------------------------------------------------
Norwegian Breakaway 12 Day Caribbean Jan. 18, 2015


So you thought YOU were having a bad day???
Reply With Quote
  #33 (permalink)  
Old October 26th, 2012, 02:48 PM
Kuki's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right here :)
Posts: 22,384
Send a message via AIM to Kuki
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ship2shore View Post
Soon there will be nobody left, and no reason to post.
The moderators can talk amongst themselves.

We've been here 13 years, and one of the few cruise sites that remains profitable for its owners. We take the job of "protecting" our posters from attack very seriously. The staff have thick skins, so posters are given more leeway in posting negative comments here than any other site Ive seen (but there is a line to cross eventually).

Oddly, the complaints we do get about how the site is run, are almost entirely from people who forget what brought them here, and are people who rarely contribute to the actual cruise message board discussions.

We do well because of the people who come here,....as well as despite some of the people who come here.

We don't care what people's opinions are, as long as they express them, repectfully.

And the fact is, since we've been here the people who have forced us to suspend or ban them can be counted without using all your fingers and toes.
__________________
C U @ C,
Kuki
CruiseMates' Staff Writer
- The Kuki Side of Cruising-
A new Blog post every Wednesday
http://www.cruisemates.com/blog/author/kuki/
Reply With Quote
  #34 (permalink)  
Old October 26th, 2012, 05:04 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,832
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Ship2shore....the level of tolerance here at CruiseMates, is far superior, to many other sites,and at some, you can get banned very quickly, for what most consider insignificant reasons.

We take our job seriously, even if you don't. Removal of posts considered against TOS, are most times removed before many people even get to see it, and, only hear about it after the fact, with a different spin on the facts.

We clean up, remove,and move threads to make it easier for all readers to maneuver the site more easily,and as Kuki said, the banned Crusiemates count is very low.

When anyone crosses the line, the rules have been broken, and, there are consequences. I think we've done a good job.
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #35 (permalink)  
Old October 26th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Aerogirl's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: A little south of insanity
Posts: 3,980
Default

I think you guys are more than fair and do a great job.
__________________
You can shake the sand from you shoes but it will never leave your soul

Home is where you park your flip flops

~Robin~


Need some cruise help?


Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
Carnival - Liberty 2013
Carnival- Breeze 2014
Reply With Quote
  #36 (permalink)  
Old October 28th, 2012, 02:10 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default Kuki

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kuki View Post
.

Well, that's an "interesting" interpretation of events

First off I'll address your post under user name Canrasie 43. That post ONLY addressed a complaint about Paul and the way he chooses to manage the message board policies.

NOWHERE in that post did you mention getting banned, or that you were posting about your "other user name" Lakers Fan. Nor did you even identify yourself as Lakers Fan.

We keep all questionable posts in a folder that all staff can see. All of the posts that were deleted, and posts you were given warnings about are there.

No posts are ever deleted because of political views (in the Open Debate forum). However, personal attacks are infractions; whether the personal attacks are made against other posters, or moderators and staff.

After the initial infractions were given, you simply continued to complain about receiving them, in your posts.

If anyone wants to question the policies of how the message boards are operated, they are free to do so via private email.

However, for people to assume they are free to do so on our message boards only proves a lack of understanding of the rules, and shows disrepect for a site (and it's established rules) that is provided to you to use free of charge.

Infraction points expire after 12 months.







You were in fact given several warnings before you were given any infractions. After receiving

I am not going to debate this with you .I am sitting at my computer awaiting Hurricane Sandy which is expected to hit my area very soon . My wife does not want to evacuate even though I do .However,we have been together nearly 48 years and I will not leave her here alone.

To you KUKI I say: ZEI GEZUNT . Its been interesting .



Reply With Quote
  #37 (permalink)  
Old October 28th, 2012, 04:13 PM
ship2shore's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 915
Default

trip said "We take our job seriously, even if you don't."

I never said anything of the sort. And I dont appreciate you putting words in my mouth. That is a form of personal attack itself.
__________________
-----------------------------------------------------------
Norwegian Breakaway 12 Day Caribbean Jan. 18, 2015


So you thought YOU were having a bad day???
Reply With Quote
  #38 (permalink)  
Old October 28th, 2012, 04:17 PM
Kuki's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right here :)
Posts: 22,384
Send a message via AIM to Kuki
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakers Fan View Post
.I am sitting at my computer awaiting Hurricane Sandy which is expected to hit my area very soon . My wife does not want to evacuate even though I do .However,we have been together nearly 48 years and I will not leave her here alone.


And I do HOPE that this storm does not deliver the threat to you and others that it is predicted to! It has to be scary for everyone in all areas threatened, and I am sorry for that.

STAY SAFE!!
__________________
C U @ C,
Kuki
CruiseMates' Staff Writer
- The Kuki Side of Cruising-
A new Blog post every Wednesday
http://www.cruisemates.com/blog/author/kuki/
Reply With Quote
  #39 (permalink)  
Old October 31st, 2012, 10:56 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,537
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luanne Russo View Post
Laker's Fan, I wanted to post and wish you well in whatever you decide to do. It has not always been easy communicating with you, but I did learn something, so that's a good thing.

Take care, and God Bless
This is a nice post.

I hope that Laker's Fan reads it.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Reply With Quote
  #40 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 09:14 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

I too am looking forward to Laker's Fan returning to the boards. I hope he does!
__________________
Todd
_______________
NCL Epic 2012, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2009, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2007, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2006, Eastern Caribbean
Reply With Quote
  #41 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 10:47 AM
Aerogirl's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: A little south of insanity
Posts: 3,980
Default

I hope he's doing ok after Sandy.
__________________
You can shake the sand from you shoes but it will never leave your soul

Home is where you park your flip flops

~Robin~


Need some cruise help?


Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
Carnival - Liberty 2013
Carnival- Breeze 2014
Reply With Quote
  #42 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 10:54 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

I do too, Aerogirl, because of where they live. I am sure they are at the very least, without power and I only pray that's all that's happened. I have no idea how close to the water he is but I've a feeling it's not far, Manuel, maybe you know the answer to that one, if you'd be kind enough to advise.
__________________
Todd
_______________
NCL Epic 2012, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2009, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2007, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2006, Eastern Caribbean
Reply With Quote
  #43 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 01:00 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,568
Default Hello to Lakers Fan

Hi

You know CM is not the same without you.

Whatever you decide to do, I wish you and your family all the best.

Annie
Reply With Quote
  #44 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 01:49 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,537
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luanne Russo View Post
.
I have seen people come and go in the last seven years, and CM survived.
CM has survived, but I do miss the people who have left.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Reply With Quote
  #45 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 04:39 PM
katlady's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: On the lido deck with drink of the day
Posts: 12,941
Default

Here is a strange post but I think it's still on topic. How can you see how many infractions you have and why? I think my hubby 'Creamy Italian' got an infractions but we could never figure out why. So he stopped posting.

I think the CM mods thought I was posting under the name 'Creamy Italian' and that is why my hubby got in trouble. Of course we were pulling a prank on my crazy sis at the time. So maybe he got busted because he pretended not to know her. Or maybe it was the final picture of him in a bath tub?

You couldn't see anything so I don't think that was it. But who knows. BTW C-sis thought the prank was funny as heck just as we know she would. I just always wondered why Creamy Italian got in trouble. It doesn't really matter now because he not a big message board guy anyway, I've just always wondered.
__________________
One part age; three parts liquor!

Freedom of the Seas 2012
Carnival Splendor 2010
Carnival Freedom 2008
Carnival Elation 2007
Celebrity Infinity 2006
Carnival Ecstasy 2005
Carnival Paradise 2004
Star Princess 2002
Viking Serenade 1994
Reply With Quote
  #46 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 04:42 PM
katlady's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: On the lido deck with drink of the day
Posts: 12,941
Default

On the topic of Lakers Fan I hope he does keep posting. We miss him on the Football pool. He is quite challenging competition. Lakers Fan I enjoy reading your posts also.
__________________
One part age; three parts liquor!

Freedom of the Seas 2012
Carnival Splendor 2010
Carnival Freedom 2008
Carnival Elation 2007
Celebrity Infinity 2006
Carnival Ecstasy 2005
Carnival Paradise 2004
Star Princess 2002
Viking Serenade 1994
Reply With Quote
  #47 (permalink)  
Old November 3rd, 2012, 07:07 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,537
Default

Laker's Fan survived Sandy, but their house still has no power.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Reply With Quote
  #48 (permalink)  
Old November 4th, 2012, 12:55 AM
katlady's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: On the lido deck with drink of the day
Posts: 12,941
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
Laker's Fan survived Sandy, but their house still has no power.

TM
That's good news thanks for letting us know.
__________________
One part age; three parts liquor!

Freedom of the Seas 2012
Carnival Splendor 2010
Carnival Freedom 2008
Carnival Elation 2007
Celebrity Infinity 2006
Carnival Ecstasy 2005
Carnival Paradise 2004
Star Princess 2002
Viking Serenade 1994
Reply With Quote
  #49 (permalink)  
Old November 4th, 2012, 06:46 AM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,832
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

I certainly hope they get their power back very soon. That area got hit so badly, I can only pray the powers that be, send the help they need fast, to try and begin getting some sense of normalcy back, asap.
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator



Last edited by Trip; November 4th, 2012 at 10:27 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #50 (permalink)  
Old November 4th, 2012, 09:36 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

I was glad to learn as well yesterday that Laker's Fan didn't suffer structural damage but like with Adelaide, the loss of power is increasingly depressing upon all so effected. And remember, neither Laker's Fan, his wife or Adelaide are spring chickens anymore. As we grow older we seem to require more heat (at least I certainly do) and I think that is one of the draws for folks such as you ,Manuel, to Florida. If I'm wrong, please correct me.

I'm praying that today is the "big day" for Adelaide, Laker's Fan and most if not all of the others similarly effected. Being a realist, that's not going to happen but hopefully it will for those two households as well as any other Cruisemate who find themselves in the same boat and whom we don't know about. I'm so proud to be a "member" of an organization that looks out for its own as I don't know what I would have done two years ago were it not for you'uns!
__________________
Todd
_______________
NCL Epic 2012, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2009, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2007, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2006, Eastern Caribbean
Reply With Quote
  #51 (permalink)  
Old November 4th, 2012, 09:47 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

Just talked with Adelaide. According to a recorded message she is not getting power back until NEXT FRIDAY! I can only pray that Laker's Fan is not confronted with the same situation.
__________________
Todd
_______________
NCL Epic 2012, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2009, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2007, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2006, Eastern Caribbean
Reply With Quote
  #52 (permalink)  
Old November 4th, 2012, 10:20 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,518
Send a message via Yahoo to Luanne Russo
Default

I am glad he and his wife are safe. I wish them well.
__________________
Ecstasy 2005
Conquest 2005
Elation 2005
Conquest 2006
Conquest 2007
Ecstasy 2008
Valor B2B 2008

Conquest Virtual Cruise Topic Link
Reply With Quote
  #53 (permalink)  
Old November 11th, 2012, 01:48 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,537
Default

Laker's Fan said he would call me when he got his power back.

I'm still waiting for his call.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Reply With Quote
  #54 (permalink)  
Old November 12th, 2012, 10:49 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

Manuel ,I will call you tonight .
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
author, sand, shake, shoes, soul

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NFL Fan...What Do You Do ??? venice Chit - Chat for Cruisers 13 November 14th, 2011 11:15 AM
Cunard-fan looking to share Cunardfan Seeking Cruise Companion 6 May 24th, 2010 08:04 PM
Question about a Fan and more. tbowman Cruise Dress / Packing 3 September 16th, 2008 09:28 AM
Are You a Soprano Fan? Trip Chit - Chat for Cruisers 30 June 14th, 2007 09:24 PM
New Raidiance fan Doug Gunn Royal Caribbean International 6 May 27th, 2003 08:51 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:09 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1