Proposal Re; Cop Talk

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  1. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

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    Eric;


    I don't know how often you visit cop talk, but as of late it appears to be deteriorating into an us vs. them type of deal, with much acrimony involved.

    What would you think of making it a password only access portion of the site to verified LEO's only? Another option would be to create a separate version of Cop Talk that is restricted, leaving the current one as is.

    The goal of this would be to create a space for LEO's to exchange information and ideas freely, without harassment from the anti-cop factions of the board. With all of the clubs that have been created of late, maybe this would be an opportune time to take the initiative in reducing the volume of the pro vs anti cop rhetoric that is now being so openly displayed.
     
  2. Sta. 18

    Sta. 18 Modern 'tater

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    I second that motion!!!!
     

  3. m2hmghb

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    I disagree. Some of the members of that area are normal people just looking to learn things. But i do think that if they get unruly they should not be allowed to post in that section.
     
  4. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    that would require a great deal of resources (and "verfying" is quite subjective).

    also, the other forums would want the same protection ( no one in california forum unless they live in cali because of california bashing ).
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

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    I think it would only fuel the "Us vs. Them" problem.

    I've never been one for cop bashing, but with as much crap as you guys put up with on the street, you'd think you guys could just learn to ignore a few keyboard commando's. Nobody tells you you have to change these individuals minds about you, or your profession(because as I'm sure you're aware, 99% of the time, you won't), so just hit the ignore button, and you won't have to worry about it.

    IGF
     
  6. seanmac45

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    IGF;

    Thanks for buttressing my argument.
     
  7. Siren

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    Proposal Re; Cop Talk

    Good idea.
     
  8. gudel

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    password only? so are you guys will be the paying members?
     
  9. IndyGunFreak

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    Well, somehow you've managed to find my post a "flame" on you, and if you find my post insulting, then you've got more problems than can be addressed on an internet forum...

    I'm sure any forum member would be happy to show you how to use the ignore button if you need instructions. Most of the cop haters in CT are fairly well known. Start by ignoring them, and update your ignore list as necessary when idiots roll in, it won't take long, and you'll avoid the problems.

    Best wishes

    IGF
     
  10. Dandapani

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    Perhaps a little better moderation of your Cop Talk forum is needed. I don't post in your forum unless I have a question specific to LEO. If others are bashing your postings, the moderator should take some kind of action.
     
  11. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    NO PRIVATE CLUBS ON GLOCKTALK!!

    I took care of this one Eric...

    ;c
     
  12. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Let's just make Glock Talk a Glock owners only board. ;Q
     
  13. IndyGunFreak

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    We will then need to verify your a Glock owner, by seeing your receipt of purchase, and your serial number. ;)

    IGF
     
  14. threeshot

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    I guess LEOs should create their own website so they can police their own members.;)

    Of course, how would anyone be able to authenticate whether a new member is a LEO versus a security guard or a want to be LEO? :)
     
  15. IndyGunFreak

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    How do they verify it when an LEO buys LEO only equipment?(Mags, weapons, etc..) Dept. letterhead is the most common verification, then of course you have Dept. ID, or the person requesting verification can simply call the agency in question. It would be a very time consuming process, but not difficult.

    IGF
     
  16. kels

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    I dont think its a good idea.

    There are several leo only forums out there already.

    Everyone has an opinion. Trolls usually get found out
    fairly quick.
     
  17. AZRob

    AZRob street cop

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    My two cents:

    penny #1: Here's another vote for stronger moderating regarding the posted rules. This is a community (and Eric's property) -- there is no inherent right to be abusive or uncivil. Let's see more it-got-out-of-hand threads closed and some "members" warned for abuse.

    penny #2: How about keeping the "temper finger" alongside the mouse until a legitimate target is identified. A thick-skin helps too.

    (ok, one more: here's to everyone who's ignored a troll or not let a comment get under your skin ;Y )

    Rob

    P.S. Always add trolls to your ignore list!
     
  18. Txwoods

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    This may not be the right area for these comments but here goes anyway!!

    #1 I must offer my thanks and gratitude to all law enforcement
    officers for their daily courage and dedication to their career choice! If not for them we (the average citizen) would be in a world
    of total chaos!!

    #2 Some of the chickenfeather gripes by non leo's should be deposited in the circular file as they are personal complaints against hard working people just doing their jobs the majority of the time.

    #3 Respect and common courtesy could aleviate 99% of so called
    disputes before they escalate to handcuffs.

    #4 There are still a majority of citizens that support and applaud
    you officers and wonder how the hell you put up with the jerks you encounter on an hourly basis ...hats off to the leos...

    #5 Respect is a two way street...show some and it usually will
    come back at you....get it?

    edit...#5 is directed at the citizen faction of these forums as I
    personally have always been approached and treated with respect and
    courtesy by leo's
     
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    Txwoods hit the nail on the head, 99 per cent of us appreciate LEO"s, you always have the 1 per cent.
     
  20. glockman99

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    It looks like Cop Talk has gone to hell since I left as moderator. Sorry, that you bozos can't behave yourselves without ME there babysitting you guys...;Q.