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cf

05-08-99, 10:40 AM (GMT)
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"A Website Administrator's nightmare?"
 
   It is extremely sad to see the 'discussion' site on ENB's website has been abused to such an extent that its purpose has been totally destroyed. Is it not possible to trace these bad-mouthed anonymous contributors or delete their 'contributions' immediately?


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare? alison 05-08-99 1
     RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare? eugene 06-08-99 2
         RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare? Bruce Madmin 06-08-99 3
             RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare? jonathan 06-08-99 4
             RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare? Kevin Ng 07-08-99 5
  RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare? Stuart Sweeney 09-08-99 6
     RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare? Stephanie 09-08-99 7
         RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare? Suzie 09-08-99 8

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alison

05-08-99, 01:02 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare?"
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   I haven't seen this (yet) so can't really comment. However, if ENB are to keep running a website they *must* keep it up-to-date. At the moment it's a real mess - no press releases past about last March, last year's performances still up when I looked a week ago. Can't imagine why


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eugene

06-08-99, 04:39 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare?"
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   Is it no coincidence it is Derek Deane's site that has been abused. Perhaps some of the blame must go to Derek Deane for creating a culture which encourages rude and obnoxious behavior.

I also note the opening photo on the site is Derek Deane standing tall, looking very god-like whilst his dancers are lying on the ground as if in humble supplication!


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Bruce Madmin

06-08-99, 11:09 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare?"
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   >Is it no coincidence it is Derek
>Deane's site that has been abused.
> Perhaps some of the blame
>must go to Derek Deane for
>creating a culture which encourages rude
>and obnoxious behavior.

No site should be abused - least of all by those without the guts to sign their name.

And none of us are perfect Eugene. We all try and do our bit and achieve something in life.


>I also note the opening photo on
>the site is Derek Deane standing
>tall, looking very god-like whilst his
>dancers are lying on the ground
>as if in humble supplication!

I believe the opening photo on the site changes every time you visit. I also recall shots of Peter Wright, his feet surrounded by young dancers as if in humble etc etc

This is no time to analysis or excuse the behaviour of those who post in such a sad fashion. No matter what the provocation we need to try and do better in life than this.


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jonathan

06-08-99, 11:15 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare?"
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   >>I also note the opening photo on
>>the site is Derek Deane standing
>>tall, looking very god-like whilst his
>>dancers are lying on the ground
>>as if in humble supplication!

I have seen equally offensive pictures of God in a similar pose. With such a bad example, is it surprising that we humans fail too?


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Kevin Ng

07-08-99, 04:36 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare?"
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>And none of us are perfect.
>We all try and do our
>bit and achieve something in life.

Very well said, Bruce. I agree entirely. This is why I always admire dancers who strive for beauty and perfection all their lives.


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Stuart Sweeney

09-08-99, 02:08 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare?"
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   >It is extremely sad to see the
>'discussion' site on ENB's website has
>been abused to such an
>extent that its purpose has
>been totally destroyed.

I agree entirely. I looked at the ENB bulletin board a few months ago and was as surprised as you were. What is really sad is that there are some interesting entries as well, but these are swamped under a weight of vicious, abusive comments. Seemingly, we are relatively lucky in this country as the ENB experience is quite common in the US. The Internet does seem to have a propensity to remove inhibitions so that people act and 'talk' in a way that they would not use in other situations.

> Is it not possible to trace these bad-mouthed
> anonymous contributors or delete their
>'contributions' immediately?

Regular monitoring and deletion is required. Ballet Alert did this speedily and efficaciously on one recent occasion with a poster who went off the rails. As far as I know it has not been necessary on ballet.co, with the exception of a potentially libellous posting. It does seem to be like a virulent infection, in that once such pollution starts on a site like the ENB one, it rapidly takes over.

As with many aspects of websites, regular attention is required and it looks as though the busy people at ENB do not monitor their bulletin board. I do find it surprising, as it doesn't do the company reputation any good to leave such material on their site.

It's difficult to know which is sadder - an expensive, empty bulletin board like that of the RB or the ill-tempered and often foul-mouthed ENB one.


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Stephanie

09-08-99, 02:33 PM (GMT)
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7. "RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare?"
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   Is it just me, or do other people think that it sounds like people within the company that are placing the 'cheeky' postings?


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Suzie

09-08-99, 05:22 PM (GMT)
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8. "RE: A Website Administrator's nightmare?"
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   I actually think it sounds like very young teenagers most of the time. I'd be very worried about their development if any of them were over 14! I also think that many of them are posting from abroad where children spend much more time on the internet due to free access.


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