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 Author: Rob_and_Shelagh View Messages Posted By Rob_and_Shelagh
 Posted: Nov 28, 2019 02:45
 Subject: This forum under LEGO management
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Rob_and_Shelagh (22324)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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From the FAQ in the announcement:

BrickLink will no longer be an "unofficial" marketplace and will need to be
conscious of the fact that it is representing the LEGO brand in a much more direct
way than before.


..over the years there have been many discussions about the good and bad aspects
of this forum and suggestions for change, maybe this is now the time we should
expect to see some reforms. I personally hope the above criteria can be met without
strangling this forum as I have learnt more here about LEGO over the years than
anywhere else.

Robert
 Author: StarBrick View Messages Posted By StarBrick
 Posted: Nov 28, 2019 02:59
 Subject: Re: This forum under LEGO management
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In LEGO, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  From the FAQ in the announcement:

BrickLink will no longer be an "unofficial" marketplace and will need to be
conscious of the fact that it is representing the LEGO brand in a much more direct
way than before.


..over the years there have been many discussions about the good and bad aspects
of this forum and suggestions for change, maybe this is now the time we should
expect to see some reforms. I personally hope the above criteria can be met without
strangling this forum as I have learnt more here about LEGO over the years than
anywhere else.

Robert

I try to see the positive side of the take-over, but when reforms take the clothing
of strict moderation (or worse: censoring!) on different topics that do not fit
the Lego-company look and feel, I fear not much good can come of it.
But that said, let's wait and put our positive side in the front, so:

TLG, when you need some tips on forum renovation, feel free to ask (or plough
trough the last 3 years of posts on that topic )

Off to build!!!
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Nov 28, 2019 12:49
 Subject: Re: This forum under LEGO management
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In LEGO, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  From the FAQ in the announcement:

BrickLink will no longer be an "unofficial" marketplace and will need to be
conscious of the fact that it is representing the LEGO brand in a much more direct
way than before.


..over the years there have been many discussions about the good and bad aspects
of this forum and suggestions for change

Not that many posts, on that specific topic. People don't generally advocate
for the strangling or restriction of their thoughts! This unique forum has respect
for the idea of speaking one's mind, without PC policing! Thanks in most
part to the admins, current and previous.

  maybe this is now the time we should expect to see some reforms.

Please crease the projecting of the mind control ethics that you're steeped-in
there in the UK? Expression through language has been hard fought for mankind
through millennium. Let's not in our lifetime, effort any form of restriction
upon it

  I personally hope the above criteria

Who's criteria exactly?

  can be met without strangling this forum as I have learnt more here about LEGO over the years than anywhere else.

Just a little sad, Robert. Your concern is with the learning of Lego What
of the learning of humanity and that of your fellow members thoughts, ideas and
concerns beyond the plastic toy that brought us together? Which makes THIS forum
worthwhile.

-Cory
 Author: Rob_and_Shelagh View Messages Posted By Rob_and_Shelagh
 Posted: Nov 28, 2019 12:59
 Subject: Re: This forum under LEGO management
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Rob_and_Shelagh (22324)

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In LEGO, popsicle writes:
  In LEGO, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  From the FAQ in the announcement:

BrickLink will no longer be an "unofficial" marketplace and will need to be
conscious of the fact that it is representing the LEGO brand in a much more direct
way than before.


..over the years there have been many discussions about the good and bad aspects
of this forum and suggestions for change

Not that many posts, on that specific topic. People don't generally advocate
for the strangling or restriction of their thoughts! This unique forum has respect
for the idea of speaking one's mind, without PC policing! Thanks in most
part to the admins, current and previous.

  maybe this is now the time we should expect to see some reforms.

Please crease the projecting of the mind control ethics that you're steeped-in
there in the UK? Expression through language has been hard fought for mankind
through millennium. Let's not in our lifetime, effort any form of restriction
upon it

  I personally hope the above criteria

Who's criteria exactly?

  can be met without strangling this forum as I have learnt more here about LEGO over the years than anywhere else.

Just a little sad, Robert. Your concern is with the learning of Lego What
of the learning of humanity and that of your fellow members thoughts, ideas and
concerns beyond the plastic toy that brought us together? Which makes THIS forum
worthwhile.

-Cory

erm.. no idea where you got that impression about my simple post. I guess I was
just thinking that being part of the Lego brand might bring some expectation
of upholding what the brand stands for. I personally don't think that is
sad and if others disagree I guess I probably won't question their perspective
on humanity over it. Sorry for any unintended implied offence.

Robert
 Author: calebfishn View Messages Posted By calebfishn
 Posted: Nov 28, 2019 23:56
 Subject: Re: This forum under LEGO management
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In LEGO, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  From the FAQ in the announcement:

BrickLink will no longer be an "unofficial" marketplace and will need to be
conscious of the fact that it is representing the LEGO brand in a much more direct
way than before.


..over the years there have been many discussions about the good and bad aspects
of this forum and suggestions for change, maybe this is now the time we should
expect to see some reforms. I personally hope the above criteria can be met without
strangling this forum as I have learnt more here about LEGO over the years than
anywhere else.

Robert

This statement in the FAQ does not specifically reference the forum, or sellers.
(Bricklink being the platform, not the sellers). So I don't see too much
to worry about yet.

As for free speech concerns raised, I am not aware of any responsible website
that does not moderate their forums to some degree. I am in favour of free speech
on the Bricklink forum, within some normal limits suitable to a commercial environment,
such as the limits that are already in place here, which makes the forum environment
congenial and appropriate for family viewing.

However, i don't think the FAQ statement is specifically aimed at the forum
at this time. There are probably other ways that Bricklink will need to be more
conscious of the responsibility to represent the home brand.
 Author: Rob_and_Shelagh View Messages Posted By Rob_and_Shelagh
 Posted: Nov 29, 2019 05:10
 Subject: Re: This forum under LEGO management
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Rob_and_Shelagh (22324)

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In LEGO, calebfishn writes:
  In LEGO, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  From the FAQ in the announcement:

BrickLink will no longer be an "unofficial" marketplace and will need to be
conscious of the fact that it is representing the LEGO brand in a much more direct
way than before.


..over the years there have been many discussions about the good and bad aspects
of this forum and suggestions for change, maybe this is now the time we should
expect to see some reforms. I personally hope the above criteria can be met without
strangling this forum as I have learnt more here about LEGO over the years than
anywhere else.

Robert

This statement in the FAQ does not specifically reference the forum, or sellers.
(Bricklink being the platform, not the sellers). So I don't see too much
to worry about yet.

As for free speech concerns raised, I am not aware of any responsible website
that does not moderate their forums to some degree. I am in favour of free speech
on the Bricklink forum, within some normal limits suitable to a commercial environment,
such as the limits that are already in place here, which makes the forum environment
congenial and appropriate for family viewing.

However, i don't think the FAQ statement is specifically aimed at the forum
at this time. There are probably other ways that Bricklink will need to be more
conscious of the responsibility to represent the home brand.

Thanks, in general that is my thinking too. Interesting point about Bricklink
being the platform, not the members. I tend to think about Bricklink being the
community rather than just the platform but you are right in that the "platform"
is all that has been sold of course. The forum is part of the platform and whilst
the posts are just the opinions of us members I still think the new owners will
be looking at the content and considering where it fits in some cases with their
brand equity and I don't see any conflict there with free speach in general
either.

Robert