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markjuk Meridian (South) South Today
The forum itself is just awful, the software I mean. Let's not even start on the attitude and behaviour of some on there. I read the forums now and again but have drastically cut down on my posting there. I don't miss it really. Here and a few other places are much more interesting/fun .


I agree with that - even as a relative 'newbie'.
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Rich Tea Anglia (West) Look East
Beware.

Have received TWO warnings on DS within an hour for apparent 'sexism'. I've been on the forums for some 15 years now and have NEVER received such warnings before. Probably as I'm NOT sexist, but as usual the DS mods think they know better than everyone else - when freely handing out the warnings.

Now on a level 2 warning - to expire on 18th March.

One was for the use of the word "TAARRRRTTTT" - a in-joke reference to the Sandra Stubbs "edit" once used in Classic Corrie.

The second was for criticising the character of Mandy Salter in Classic EastEnders.

A snide,overly feminist forum member called StolenGoodPlaceJanet is now actively reporting people making what she deems 'sexist' comments, or those that dare to question her - as a couple of other DS forum members have also found out. The Mods seem to ignore her somewhat rude, abrasive and at times personal posts towards other forum members.

It now does not help with the said DS FM now actively scanning what I post (somewhat of sad individual really), hitting the "report" button to anything she deems not to her liking.

"Sexist" in her pathetic opinion, can include criticism of a female TV character or the joking use of the word "TAARRRRTTTT" - which no hurtful malice was intended.



This is a very interesting post Mark. This person sounds deeply familiar to a certain other username on the site, from the time I was bounced off back in 2017. Take a look at my post from 17th April 2017 on page 14 of this thread if you've never seen it. I bet you can remember what transpired as a regular fellow contributor to that thread. I can say more privately if you are at all interested.
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Garibaldi_ Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
DS are apparently now completely blind to the work of an obvious troll and baiter who is trying to disrupt threads and get people banned under the guise of being some kind of uber woke sexism warrior. DS mods seem to take everything one of those overly offended types says at face value, regardless of whether they have a serious point or not. I am now banned because I moaned about being sanctioned for no good reason and ended up stoking up the troll again, even though I publicly apologised to the mods for talking about warnings on the thread, I am apparently still the one in the wrong. As far as I am aware the Janet troll has not been banned.
Dai Jestive and markjuk gave kudos
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markjuk Meridian (South) South Today
To Rhumble, Daisydee, GibletOSullivan and the other FM who were permanently banned, join this forum!

As Garibaldi rightly says, the person who stirred up the trouble is still around - probably without any warnings.

Even though SHE was responsible for five good contributors losing their access rights to DS.
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Garibaldi_ Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
No way, I can't believe they have banned all of you lot as well and not the obvious troll.

How on earth have they taken the word of a troublemaker at face value and taken action against so many long standing posters? I feel a bit guilty for even mentioning it again in the thread today now. Do you know if the others know about this forum Mark, I don't know any other way to message them.

ETA: Looks like I am perma banned too
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Rich Tea Anglia (West) Look East
DS are apparently now completely blind to the work of an obvious troll and baiter who is trying to disrupt threads and get people banned under the guise of being some kind of uber woke sexism warrior. DS mods seem to take everything one of those overly offended types says at face value, regardless of whether they have a serious point or not. I am now banned because I moaned about being sanctioned for no good reason and ended up stoking up the troll again, even though I publicly apologised to the mods for talking about warnings on the thread, I am apparently still the one in the wrong. As far as I am aware the Janet troll has not been banned.



I presume this is your account that has been terminated in the past hour.

https://forums.digitalspy.com/profile/discussions/Garibaldi_

There was another similar username who I interacted with who has also lost their DS account.

https://forums.digitalspy.com/profile/discussions/Gary%20Baldi
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Garibaldi_ Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
DS are apparently now completely blind to the work of an obvious troll and baiter who is trying to disrupt threads and get people banned under the guise of being some kind of uber woke sexism warrior. DS mods seem to take everything one of those overly offended types says at face value, regardless of whether they have a serious point or not. I am now banned because I moaned about being sanctioned for no good reason and ended up stoking up the troll again, even though I publicly apologised to the mods for talking about warnings on the thread, I am apparently still the one in the wrong. As far as I am aware the Janet troll has not been banned.



I presume this is your account that has been terminated in the past hour.

https://forums.digitalspy.com/profile/discussions/Garibaldi_

There was another similar username who I interacted with who has also lost their DS account.

https://forums.digitalspy.com/profile/discussions/Gary%20Baldi


Yes that first account is mine that has now been terminated. The second one has nothing to do with me though, sorry. Laughing
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Giblet OSullivan Granada North West Today
So... having apparently been declared Unmutual by the Digital Spy Hive Mind, here I am! Hiya Mark, hiya Gari Very Happy

I have received no warning on DS or by email, but I am no longer 'permitted access' to Digital Spy. No explanation, no nowt. I assume it is to do with all this 'Janet' cobblers.

Wow. Is that the shoddy way that DS handles these 'issues' now?

Good riddance to 'em then.

(I'll miss my friends on the forums though. Perhaps a farewell note can be 'got out by a friend' to quote Ian Dury)
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Garibaldi_ Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
So... having apparently been declared Unmutual by the Digital Spy Hive Mind, here I am! Hiya Mark, hiya Gari Very Happy

I have received no warning on DS or by email, but I am no longer 'permitted access' to Digital Spy. No explanation, no nowt. I assume it is to do with all this 'Janet' cobblers.

Wow. Is that the shoddy way that DS handles these 'issues' now?

Good riddance to 'em then.

(I'll miss my friends on the forums though. Perhaps a farewell note can be 'got out by a friend' to quote Ian Dury)


Greetings Gibby, looks like your perma banned like me although at least they granted me the small courtesy of a notification email.

It's unbelievable the way they have (mis)handled this situation. Rhum, Daisy and JD are gone too apparently.
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Giblet OSullivan Granada North West Today
So... having apparently been declared Unmutual by the Digital Spy Hive Mind, here I am! Hiya Mark, hiya Gari Very Happy

I have received no warning on DS or by email, but I am no longer 'permitted access' to Digital Spy. No explanation, no nowt. I assume it is to do with all this 'Janet' cobblers.

Wow. Is that the shoddy way that DS handles these 'issues' now?

Good riddance to 'em then.

(I'll miss my friends on the forums though. Perhaps a farewell note can be 'got out by a friend' to quote Ian Dury)


Greetings Gibby, looks like your perma banned like me although at least they granted me the small courtesy of a notification email.

It's unbelievable the way they have (mis)handled this situation. Rhum, Daisy and JD are gone too apparently.


No, I've heard nothing. No way to contact forum 'support' to give them a final piece of my mind, either.

It's the talk of the Emmerdaily thread there if that's any consolation Smile
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Garibaldi_ Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
So... having apparently been declared Unmutual by the Digital Spy Hive Mind, here I am! Hiya Mark, hiya Gari Very Happy

I have received no warning on DS or by email, but I am no longer 'permitted access' to Digital Spy. No explanation, no nowt. I assume it is to do with all this 'Janet' cobblers.

Wow. Is that the shoddy way that DS handles these 'issues' now?

Good riddance to 'em then.

(I'll miss my friends on the forums though. Perhaps a farewell note can be 'got out by a friend' to quote Ian Dury)


Greetings Gibby, looks like your perma banned like me although at least they granted me the small courtesy of a notification email.

It's unbelievable the way they have (mis)handled this situation. Rhum, Daisy and JD are gone too apparently.


No, I've heard nothing. No way to contact forum 'support' to give them a final piece of my mind, either.

It's the talk of the Emmerdaily thread there if that's any consolation Smile


LOL i'm glad the surviving Emmerdaily crew haven't forgotten us. I guess it doesn't matter since we all looked doomed to die a Corona themed death anyway.... if some of the media coverage is anything to go buy that is Razz
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Giblet OSullivan Granada North West Today

Greetings Gibby, looks like your perma banned like me although at least they granted me the small courtesy of a notification email.

It's unbelievable the way they have (mis)handled this situation. Rhum, Daisy and JD are gone too apparently.


No, I've heard nothing. No way to contact forum 'support' to give them a final piece of my mind, either.

It's the talk of the Emmerdaily thread there if that's any consolation Smile


LOL i'm glad the surviving Emmerdaily crew haven't forgotten us. I guess it doesn't matter since we all looked doomed to die a Corona themed death anyway.... if some of the media coverage is anything to go buy that is Razz


Well, those who are discussing it are hoping we'll all be back by this time next week (the mods have reopened the CC thread with one of their mealy-mouthed justifications that in no way addresses what actually happened - and of course all the posts are gone now, so who's to say otherwise).

Until next week then I'll start making contingency plans for an armed uprising. Wink


EDIT: Eh, what part did daisy or JD play in it? Bizarre. Rhum was on his last nerve with the mods as it was, I doubt he'll be back even if they do 'allow' it.
Last edited by Giblet OSullivan on 5 March 2020 8:32pm

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