Thomond Park wrote:Can a basic level of behaviour be provided on this thread?
I.E. No-one being demeaned or defamed or misrepresented?
- I do not believe that is a very fair comment to make. As far as the LADSOCL thread goes, the general standard of 'behaviour' was/is very high. Yes opinions were expressed, yes positions were argued - but I would expect nothing less of a open forum which supports such discussion.
If you refer to the the statement posted by Paul Clerkin regarding the publication articles - it becomes evident that the 'misrepresentation' has predominantly come from the press with respect to the users of this forum and the website itself.
Alleged statements have been highlighted in that they were presented in a misleading and inaccurate manner. Now, indeed comments were made - but of the 1800+ posts on that thread alone, the subject posts represented approximately 3 or 4 of these.
If CSD for example, given that they are the topic group at issues, act in a clearly imbalanced or unfair manner, than indeed this may and will be highlighted by users of this thread. Equally, the CSD website readily points out its issues with certain developments. The issue at hand, in terms of the behaviour you speak of, is where posts are 'insults'. As mentioned, those points were 0.0016% of the total posts made. Supporters and members of groups like CSD have always been free to counter-argue their perspectives and as far as I am aware, have at all times been treated with respect and welcome.
In the article statement, it was noted that those comments made and deemed inappropriate have resulted in the action of membership removal.
I hope this thread avails of all the positive aspects of the LADSOCL thread - that it encourages and supports active discussion regarding architecture within the city, the architecture and their effects of new projects in the city, the development backgrounds and how the designs and proposals are affected through the planning process - the process which ultimately brings these design additions to 'reality'. The outcomes of these projects are affected by planning submissions and it is perfectly reasonable to include mention of the nature of these submissions so that a greater empirical sense of the projects development to life is accounted for. As we know too often, the planning process can have consequences on the end design result.