Carpet Cleaning Issues - Carpet construction, upholstery cleaning, stain removal, equipment, events, etc.
Posted by MB (Mark Betts), 10 November 2003Today i placed a post thanking people for attending the sunday night chat!!!
Well its gone!!!
Posted by Northerclean (Alex), 11 November 2003for some reason my pc won't allow me to download java, I'll look into it as I want to ask a couple of questions.
Posted by MB (Mark Betts), 11 November 2003Alex
You need to enable it on your browser.
I was talking about a post i put here but now its gone??
Chat went well.
Posted by Derek (Derek Bolton), 11 November 2003Hi Mark
I had this happen to me several times on another site. I took it up with the site manager and he couldn't come up with an answer as to why.
I have posted since satisfactorily
As moderator on this section of Clean-it Up I have the ability to delete posts but, to date, haven't had the need apart from altering one word in a post.
I am not that computer literate to give any more technical reasons...sorry
Posted by admin (Forum Admin), 11 November 2003Hi Mark
Yes the post was deleted because it didnt justify being added as a seperate topic - it should really have been added to the one that was already current.
Hopefully you wont take it personally, we will shorlty have a new 'open section' where anything can be discussed. (unfortuantely, we've just removed a post about the rugby which, although interesting, is just not relevent!)
As someone who has made a valuable contribution to this site we're sure you will want to keep the membership growing by keeping the content interesting!
Posted by MB (Mark Betts), 11 November 2003Derek
Thanks for your reply,
Ok point taken ,,,,,,, I think
PS No offence taken
Posted by Jim_Lynch (Jim_Lynch), 11 November 2003As the originator of the post about the Rugby World Cup, I find your "interesting but not relevent (sic)" strange.
OK, I'm not in the UK and I realise the board is run by a company interested in selling cleaning stuff, but there are only so many times you can ask the same questions on cleaning matters...what happens when they are exhausted? You end up with a board like Cleanfax on which the page changes about once a month. That, from a board which lead the field five years ago, but because of the ineptitude of the moderator, lost almost all of it's custom. It's only recently that with the arrival of a former CC as Editor, and the relaxation of the "industry only" posts allowed until then, has that board improved it's visitation rate.
You've lost me if that's the rule...and the bulk of the Aussie contingent. But, I guess that doesn't worry you - I'm not likely to buy from you.
BTW, why is the Rememberance Sunday thread still standing...or is that another standard? Hmmm.. "relevent (sic) "
Posted by MB (Mark Betts), 11 November 2003Good Point Jim,
What puzzled me somewhat was my post was cc related and why wasnt it just moved to the "appropriate topic" instead of deleted.
My post was to thank the people that participated in our discussions on sunday night. I felt it was good manners of myself to thank these people for their time and to see if we could link up again sometime.
Posted by Jim_Lynch (Jim_Lynch), 11 November 2003But Mark, the point you miss is....who is going to win the Cup??
Let's see how long this post lasts...perhaps I should have snuck it into the Rememberance day thread
Posted by MB (Mark Betts), 11 November 2003wELL WHO DO YA THINK
Gotta shoot work to do ,,,,,,, chat later
Posted by MB (Mark Betts), 11 November 2003Jim,
Big Bruvvas watchin ya!!
Anyway, we have a nice little group going in our chat room now and some good ideas flying around.
Posted by admin (Forum Admin), 11 November 2003Hi Mark
If it could have been moved then it would have been - if you had posted it in the original topic then, of course, there wouldn't have been an issue.
What you have to bear in mind is that if a potential new member visits the site and sees Rugby topics (or whatever) then they are less likely to consider it as a professional cleaning forum.
We're keen to learn from other forums which may have lost thier 'momentum' and will adapt ours to suit. Your comments have been noted, however, until we have an area where 'anything goes' this is our stance.
It would concern us to lose yourself but, as the saying goes, you can please some of the people all the time.......
Posted by Jim_Lynch (Jim_Lynch), 11 November 2003So why is the Rememberance Day thread still standing?
Where is the consistency?
Can I post a thread about World Peace?
Posted by admin (Forum Admin), 11 November 2003I get the feeling this this all about your insecurity over the rugby
Posted by Jim_Lynch (Jim_Lynch), 11 November 2003Far from it...if you actually read my original post, I tipped a NZ/France final.
Posted by Jim_Lynch (Jim_Lynch), 11 November 2003I think the point you are missing is that we are not one dimensional...we are carpet cleaners by profession, but we are also men and women with interests outside that narrow field.
Most of us after a hard day, and night's, work come here and the other boards to see what's happening with our colleagues, sort out a technical problem, or generally shoot the breeze and socialise with our peers.
Technical talk is fine, but it gets awfully boring after a while, and as I said earlier, you can ask the same question only so many times.
Also,unless you embargo non-UK residents, you are going to get people from all countries checking in here and mingling with the predominantly UK members. From the various boards on which I participate there are cleaners from the USA, Australia, New Zealand,Canada,Israel and even Iceland, plus the UK.
OK, you aren't going to sell stuff to these people, but is that the only reason you set up this board?
Carpet cleaning alone can be awfully boring....speak to Humphrey on Cleanfax . He has a magazine to back him up, because on it's own his discussion board would attract virtually no advertisers.
And I ask again, to be consistent, why is the Rememberance Day thread still standing, admirable as it is?
Posted by admin (Forum Admin), 11 November 2003Jim, will have to continue this discussion later....sorry
Posted by Jim_Lynch (Jim_Lynch), 11 November 2003OK Admin...thank God I mentioned something you're reasonably good at...
Glad I didn't mention that cricket word..oops
Posted by Ian_G. (Ian_G.), 11 November 2003Im onlly sorry I missed the live chat.
I am supprised that the Forumn Admin has not got better things to do than delete posts that are in the wrong section or in appropriate.
When we all trying to help one another.
However I do agree I would not want to see it go like some US sites where you get no new posts or they are completley non cleaning rel.ated and full of in jokes.
Dont really know what I am talking about
Posted by Ken_Wainwright (Ken Wainwright), 11 November 2003I have always taken the view that these bulletin boards and forums are not about carpet cleaning, but about carpet cleaners. We are predominantley conducting our working lives on our own or in very small teams. If we were to have a "conventional" working life, surrounded by 10's or even 100's of colleagues, we would discuss everything to do with the job along with the merits of "The Doctor" leaving Honda for Yamaha right through to taking our parents to the clinic for a flu jab. These forums are this extension to our working lives. I agree that somethings would be irrelevent, such as "What time does the porn chanel come on air" or "I think the Suez Canal should be nationalised by the Argentinian Goverment" In other words, a forum can only be as good as it's members and moderators. It's often the chat and banter that gives it appeal.
Just my 'appenceworth
Posted by MB (Mark Betts), 11 November 2003Ian
I think that Mr Administrator (sir!! ) , must be a bit bored an dnot flogging enough chems and machines to be deleting irrelevant posts
Posted by harvey (harvey), 11 November 2003Mark,
I thought the marketing discussion we all had on Sunday night was very informative and very RELEVANT to all carpet cleaning companies who visit the Cleanitup forum.
Many thanks for going to the trouble of setting it up, i think the administrator needs to lighten up a bit!
Posted by Ivar_Haglund (Ivar_Haglund), 11 November 2003did you hear about the man who was half Swedish and japanese?
Every December 7th he atacks Pearl Olsen
Posted by John_Flynn (John_Flynn), 11 November 2003This ere talk thing dont work on my Mr Bainbridge machine so wots all shouting abaht
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