...also noticed moderators have changed my Railpage references to Railpage Australia™- takes away my freedom of speech but hey, not too sure I'll expect that either.
You have proof ?
No, of course you haven't as it's a false accusation.
As mentioned by Mr B. Hall earlier, there's an auto-censor in place here, which is not uncommon on web forums. Lemme guess: you took the name Railpage
and substituted the letter 'R' with an 'F'. Bwahaha !! sooo funny ! Actually the word-censor has done you a favour
- more about that later.
You are neither the first or last person to present a thread with ideas/suggestions for rail in SA. The significant difference in your instance is you have announced your intention of forming a business consortium. From your opening post in the thread : http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11366217-s0.htm
: New Consortium For Regional Rail in SA
] I am currently at the moment devising a plan as to how I would run passenger rail in SA- particularly in regional SA. Having lived in the country for the last 10 years, the last 5 in the Mid North where Public Transport is scarce bar the few services provided by Premiers.
...Part of this plan of mine is to start up a consortium (or a group to put it into simple perspective) to revive passenger rail in regional SA..
So you are entering the forum really as a salesperson/promoter/spokesperson. You want the crowd to embrace your hopes and plans, so you ought to nail the art of selling ideas to people. Think of the Railpage Forumboard as a community hall in a township, and you have the opportunity to present a business proposition to the gathered townsfolk.
You ought to come well-prepared with solid research of the matter, and be able to confidently respond to any questions. Just as you will gratefully receive applause from some in the audience, you have to also expect
sceptics and hecklers. It's a healthy sign, as it is proof there are people out there who are thinking critically over your words. You may not ever win those doubters over,however a skilled salesman will at minimum have the naysayers acknowledging you've done the yards in research and consultation.
you have finished detailing your designs, you ought to have gained the respect from the audience. Renaming the webforum F-ailpage (woo ! you can get around the word censor
), or whatever, is pretty common in cyberspace. However, in your situation, you need
to avoid alienating any of the listening crowd, from which you ask to give support. Personally, I don't give a fig what you or anybody tags Railpage. Call it Wankpage, Foamer Central, Moronpage
or whatever - I don't give a damn. However,,, other people do
give a damn. Take this remark :
]...Of course those answers still won't be enough for your sensitive little brains and I look forward to receiving more crap. I've learnt to expect it since joining this place!
When you throw out jibes about this Forumboard, you are, unwittingly or not, targetting the entire
crowd. People will take exception to that. Learn a little professionalism, which involves identifying your detractors, and addressing them individually, rather than making smarmy remarks about the forumcrowd entire