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Thread #92754   Message #1778144
Posted By: Fiona
07-Jul-06 - 08:29 AM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl ...Folk Friend Or Foe?
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl ...Folk Friend Or Foe?
From Malcolm Douglas,

<<"Lizzie Cornish" has been banned from other folk music discussion groups for, so far as I can tell, being an annoying and ignorant nuisance.>>



I disagree, Lizzie can be far more than an 'ignorant and annoying nuisance'.

Her first ban from the BBC board came about through her abuse of their complaints system, specifically my use of Scots in a discussion of childrens songs. Since 'non-standard English' is not allowed the mods removed several messages (inc gaelic song titles & 'Ilkley Moor'). This may not seem important, but on a folk music board it is essential to have a little leeway in the use of 'non standard English'.

It took some time before I realised what was going on and I got into quite a fight with the mods about it. It was only by posting 'Scots Wha Hae' on both the folk board and another BBC board that I realised it wasn't an automatic ban, but that my messages had been actively complained about. Once the mods knew what was happening they dealt with it very quickly and apologised to me.

But it was done with mischief and ill intent and caused much bad feeling as other board users got involved in the ensuing argument.

I know I should keep out of this but it still makes me angry that some folk enjoy causing trouble so much they don't care how thay do it.