So 10 or 12 extremist Yellow Voice posters have brought the forum down.
It's amusing that the OxVox hierarchy are, yet again, being vilified for not joining YV and "debating" points. Let's see Mr5Cos, HD, Tiny, Tony Brain, Beano and the others join Yellows to debate the issues, or at least use existing Yellows identities to do so. This is the main forum and the one that most online OUFC fans read. This is the place to debate.
If the YV moderators have indeed received PM abuse, that is unacceptable, but presumably it only happened once, leading to the banning of those concerned?
The last reference to free speech is rather pathetic. For those not following events closely, apparently Mark Sennett closed down the OxVox forum, carried out a coup to take over Yellows, banned anyone he didn't like, used Yellows as a propaganda device for his own power crazy ambitions, established a cosy bromance with Ian Lenagan, then persuaded IL to jettison the 12th Man and replace it with his own Yellow army fiefdom. Fanciful rubbish, but believed by the bitter dozen.
It is certainly a shame YV is going, but the owner should look closer to home for reasons why.
Beano? You want Beano to join? He'd find everyone a bit 'bumptious' over here you know
Yep, the same Beano who threatened to put me on a "hit list". And there's an example of the uneven modding on YV. Beano was eventually banned for calling you a "w*nker". The mods rigorously enforce a no swear ban, but let personal libel continue.
All going on, what with selective only fans groups and fans forums closing for whatever reason, our promotion hopes looking paler by the week, and the Chairman dithering over who he wants to manage his team etc etc.. it's a good job we are all 'United' ennit?
What a load of trite nonsense that statement is. They've not taken any responsibility for the content that is posted by people on that site and seem to blame others for it closing down when it is their responsibility to comply with the local UK laws. If they believe a legal threat is bluff, why close it down.
Just posted, message from one of the Moderators on Yellow Voice...
Investigator on YV Forum said:
Let's be very clear on why this decision was made.
We have absolutely no fear of legal action being taken against Yellowvoice or indeed any of our members. The founders of this site have taken advice from a number of people who work in the legal profession and they find the threats both laughable and childish in the extreme.
The decision to close the site involved a number of factors which were discussed in depth, including the amount of work involved to ensure that the standards we set were adhered too.
There have been accusations that the closure of the site was caused by a handful of Yellowvoice members, this is not the case and they were never considered when making the final decision.
The facts speak for themselves and is there for all to see. Recent decisions taken by a number of parties which has shown total disrespect towards a number of dedicated supporters along with the total lack of respect for the wider fan base. When these are highlighted by individuals they are vilified and threatened with legal action, why?
Taking a whole number of issues into consideration, it was felt that although Yellowvoice was successful, we had simply had enough of the whole saga of supporting an independent, advert free forum.
With regard to the usual protagonists who pour scorn on this action, in the friendliest possible way, may we remind them that a little knowledge is dangerous.
So do I! He certainly knows his stuff about man u. I saw that Marksennet rubbing Jeromes leg on tv the other week. I haven't got a clue what's gone on with the 12th man or whatever. I'm just glad I don't get involved with all the political bollx. I just support my team