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delete my account

woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,484 Disability Gamechanger
edited January 26 in Coffee lounge
would the powers that be please delete my scope account as and when they see this, I don't know how you have the nerve to delete a thread of mine without any indication it would be or has been deleted.
[removed by moderator - personal attacks]. To all my friends sorry it's come to this i wish you all well. stay safe and keep well
John x
"Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,165 Disability Gamechanger
    Please reconsider, I missed what must have happened recently as I was on the phone to my friend. We need people such as your kind self, John. Please don't go....
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,620 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine you have my sympathy to some extent. 

    I’ve observed elsewhere that the admin on here ceaselessly fail to observe the basics of site administration. I’m loathe to blame them as my communications with Scope suggest this comes from the top. 

    I say that as someone who has been an admin on other sites and has been on the end of similar to yourself. If you edit a post then you say so either publicly. If you delete a post then similar. If you delete a whole thread though then ordinarily you would do that but not post publicly else people jump on your new post and continue the same argument. Easy enough to post and close immediately though. Either way the accepted minimum would then be an email of explanation or warning. Without any of that you have zero transparency and accountability and it looks like you’re just making it up as you go along.

    I only learnt last week that Scope have three stages of moderation. Apparently I’m in two. What is it? Is it even real or a figment of the imagination? Who knows. I asked the question but got no answer. Have been put into moderation for 2 weeks but then 3 months later had to remind them of that. They forgot!

    I would prefer it if you stayed as I’m sure many others would but equally of you’re going to leave I’m not sure posting publicly and naming names is the way to go. I’d rather you stayed and we made the case for fundamental revisions to the running of the benefits forums. 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Please don't go @woodbine :( 
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine I have been looking for that post most of the evening thought I was going blind *well blinder than I am 

    I wish you would reconsider even if you keep your account and just pop in now and again to say hi and catch up 

    Dont let them drag you down tho I do get it 

    I had telling off for sending someone a pm giving them my personal feedback but I have thick skin 

    All the best if you do go and to senior management 

    Jane 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,165 Disability Gamechanger
    Have to say as ever I appreciate Mikes's objectivity. To quote, 'I’d rather you stayed and we made the case for fundamental revisions to the running of the benefits forums,' ...tho personally, & this is therefore not objective, feel that there are other things that also need addressing, not just benefits advice, which probably receives the most queries.

  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    I do not like to see anyone leave due to a personal argument  or disagreement , Surely the ( although i never saw the argument on these pages ) admin should step in before it gets out of hand....Its not always easy to get over what 
    .Was it heavy ..... or was it a small thing that got out of hand. ? .If you feel like leaving then thats ok ...but I would not be to quick to leave . Sometimes its hard to read in between the posts others post online, sometimes ,we read it to sharply .
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,165 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 26
    Hi @Seanchai - I missed parts of it too. I think it was the last straw that broke the camel's back. I don't think woodbine wants to leave any more than others have done, as I know this community matters an awful lot to him too. As you said, 'I would not be too quick to leave.' Thank you for that, Gerry.
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 839 Pioneering
    edited January 26
    @woodbine please reconsider and stay around. I've always admired you and the other Disability Gamechangers for the work you do and for your patience! Rather than leave permanently just take a short break away (virtual). I agree with Mike, you have so much to offer to the running of the forum and any changes that need implementing. Maybe the moderators will takes things more seriously now as really this place is becoming like the 'wild west'. It's hard to believe how quickly this place has gone downhill. BTW I did not see the thread but I can see you would be very angry if one just disappeared when others full of absolute nonsense are 'closed' with all the comments there to see for all time. 



  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,348 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine you have personally attacked me but on your post of you weren't going to give advice on benefits any more  I actually supported you and said even though we don't get on that you are helpful 

    It is your choice wether you want to leave or not I dont want anyone to leave but you also have to consider your own actions towards people nobody is perfect and every one makes mistakes 


  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,348 Disability Gamechanger
    Last night was nothing to do with me it was another member you were unhappy on the thread where the person wants  to close their dla  account  you didn't like another member pointing something out to you  which then caused you to open  your thread that you weren't going to comment on benefits 

    Just wanted to clear thst up 
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,288 Pioneering
    I'm still confused - a member said they didn't want to renew their DLA and give their reasons. Woodbine give some information, and all I did wad add additional information regarding age that was factually correct and from the gov website. Are members not allowed to provide correct information?
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    The information you provided was correct @MarkN88. Don't ever think you shouldn't post something if you think it will add to the discussion.
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,288 Pioneering
    BrettW said:
    The information you provided was correct @MarkN88. Don't ever think you shouldn't post something if you think it will add to the discussion.
    Thanks for that. I only contribute where I can,  I am far from a benefits expert, but where I do have some knowledge I will contribute. 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,348 Disability Gamechanger
    @MarkN88 sorry I wasn't being disrespectful  to you  woodbine has stated it was myself and Mr Allen that he has named but did nothing last night your information was correct and helpful  but for some reason woodbine didn't like it don't worry about it uou havent done anything wrong 😉 
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,288 Pioneering
    @MarkN88 sorry I wasn't being disrespectful  to you  woodbine has stated it was myself and Mr Allen that he has named but did nothing last night your information was correct and helpful  but for some reason woodbine didn't like it don't worry about it uou havent done anything wrong 😉 
    Don’t worry, I didn’t think anyone was been disrespectful, just wondered why my information was causing such distress. 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    @woodbine Any beef you have with me is entirely of your own making mate, you had a pop at me on various issues recently, I reported you, the Mods didn't take any action, so I put you on ignore.

    Like I just reported you for this topic having a pop at me, I've got permabanned from many a forum for a LOT less.


  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,348 Disability Gamechanger
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,146

    Scope community team

    edited January 26
    Hi all

    I hope everyone is well.

    Firstly, @woodbine we are very sorry to hear that you feel like deleting your account. As others have said, you are a very respected member and your knowledge and contributions would be missed dearly. While we wouldn't want to see you go, of course we completely respect your feelings and decisions, so if you do wish to delete your account would you please email us at [email protected] so that we can follow the process for this.

    Alternatively, if you feel as though a break from the community might benefit you then we can always leave your account in place, so the door is forever open should you decide to return. Your well being is most important so please ensure you do what is best for you.

    Regarding the thread from yesterday evening, titled "Benefits advice", I just wanted to explain the situation for the benefit of everyone involved here. The thread has not been deleted, instead it was temporarily removed from public view pending review from the community team.

    One of the challenges of forum moderation is to make decisions that safeguard the well being of our members for the moments when we are not around, and in this instance we felt that the thread was veering off the important topic of thanking @woodbine  for his benefit advice. There were already personal comments and disagreements that had the potential to escalate, so we felt the best course of action would be to temporarily remove the thread until the next time the community would be staffed. 

    We have reviewed the thread and it will now be moved back into public view and people will be free to comment, because @woodbine deserves all the thanks he gets for his devotion to giving benefit advice on the community. I would just like to urge everybody to stay on the topic, remain respectful and follow the community guidelines. If you have any complaints about how the community is moderated we would welcome you to contact us privately about this, which you can do by emailing [email protected] or by sending any of @Tori_Scope, @Cher_Scope or @Adrian_Scope a private message on the community.

    Finally, like always we would like to remind people to use the "flag" button to report a post to us if you ever feel as though it might breech the community guidelines.  We have recently noticed an upturn in people using this feature, so thank you for that.

    All the best
    Online Community Coordinator

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Glad you had a change of heart @woodbine
    Thanks for sticking with us  :)

  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,165 Disability Gamechanger
    All I want to say is 'thank you' @woodbine
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,690 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 26
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,747 Disability Gamechanger
    That's the best news I've read all day :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,484 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ross_Scope sorry Ross another one that has perhaps run its course? Thanks and again thanks to those who made really nice comments and helped me change my mind x
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,020

    Scope community team

    Thread closed on request of OP.
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