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03 Jul 2018 14:21

King Boonen wrote:
Bullrun wrote:Has the clinic gone away? Has the policy about doping related topics on the road forum changed? Genuine question - was there an announcement I missed?

If I wanted to read raving loonies on overemotional rants, I'd visit the clinic regularly. Sometimes I do; fully aware that I'll inevitably bump into plenty of that nonsense. However, I don't expect to open the TdF thread and have to wade through a dozen nutty conspirational posts shrieking about reinstating Armstrong's titles and blackmails - not judging the authors, their outrage or whatever one can call it. Rather a matter of expectations and time management.

So, are clinic posts now allowed everywhere? Is it a new policy? An oversight from the moderators?

I understand I might be highjacking this thread - let me know if I should start one.


I'm assuming you have reported all the relevant clinic-type posts that are in the wrong forums?


I thought it was unnecessary because I read about 10 of them in a row in a single thread - it defies credulity moderators somehow missed all of them. In fact, I don't believe in that for a second.

I will report them though - I'm still interested in knowing if the policy remained the same and this was an occasional oversight or if the policy changed (in which case I have no interest in opening threads only to have to wade through dozens of doping posts to report them).
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Re: Re:

03 Jul 2018 14:32

Bullrun wrote:
King Boonen wrote:
Bullrun wrote:Has the clinic gone away? Has the policy about doping related topics on the road forum changed? Genuine question - was there an announcement I missed?

If I wanted to read raving loonies on overemotional rants, I'd visit the clinic regularly. Sometimes I do; fully aware that I'll inevitably bump into plenty of that nonsense. However, I don't expect to open the TdF thread and have to wade through a dozen nutty conspirational posts shrieking about reinstating Armstrong's titles and blackmails - not judging the authors, their outrage or whatever one can call it. Rather a matter of expectations and time management.

So, are clinic posts now allowed everywhere? Is it a new policy? An oversight from the moderators?

I understand I might be highjacking this thread - let me know if I should start one.


I'm assuming you have reported all the relevant clinic-type posts that are in the wrong forums?


I thought it was unnecessary because I read about 10 of them in a row in a single thread - it defies credulity moderators somehow missed all of them. In fact, I don't believe in that for a second.

I will report them though - I'm still interested in knowing if the policy remained the same and this was an occasional oversight or if the policy changed (in which case I have no interest in opening threads only to have to wade through dozens of doping posts to report them).


It seems to surprise many here but the mods are volunteers who don't spend their lives reading every single post on the forum, sometimes we might not even have an interest in reading a thread at all and as such won't go in it unless something alerts us to a problem. Reporting posts is sometimes the only way we know users have a problem.

No, the policy hasn't changed but it does have some nuance. Speculation about doping is not allowed in the main form. For example "I think Froome is taking EPO" can only be posted in the clinic. Factual discussion around doping is fine however. "Contador served a doping ban" is acceptable.

We are also trying very hard not to be too over-zealous in the current situation as we are well aware that emotions will be running high.
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