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Stumbled across this little gem.
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:40:47 am »
http://danknessbelow.co.uk

Take a very close look at the URL before you hit reply.
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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 09:59:48 am »
Sorry, but I think this crosses a line.

Healthy debate about contentious issues, differences of opinion, and distaste for others points of view are one thing. But the content of this website and the parallels it draws to recent scenarios and individuals are just outright offensive and far beyond the line of what is appropriate. I urge the moderators to remove this link and to dissociate UK Caving from the content.

Whoever put this website together should be ashamed. It is bullying, pure and simple.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 10:18:04 am »
Shocked and stunned.... :lol:
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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 10:36:20 am »
"Cornwall has a fine cave" :lol:

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 10:53:55 am »
Brilliant parody  :lol:

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 11:07:31 am »
TBH. That is brilliant.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 12:59:35 pm »
Sorry, but I think this crosses a line.

Healthy debate about contentious issues, differences of opinion, and distaste for others points of view are one thing. But the content of this website and the parallels it draws to recent scenarios and individuals are just outright offensive and far beyond the line of what is appropriate. I urge the moderators to remove this link and to dissociate UK Caving from the content.

Whoever put this website together should be ashamed. It is bullying, pure and simple.

satire
/ˈsatʌɪə/
noun
The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
"the crude satire seems to be directed at the fashionable protest singers of the time"
Synonyms: mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 01:10:31 pm »

Whoever put this website together ........

I think we can all make a fairly accurate guess on that one
 :lol:
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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 01:16:10 pm »
...are just outright offensive and far beyond the line of what is appropriate. I urge...

I urge you never to come on a trip with us... if you think that's offensive, you're in for a hell of a shock - We don't even drink tea with our pinkies out!
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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2018, 02:53:38 pm »
Not offensive to me personally. Call it a bit of fun, satire, humour, whatever you want ali-mac. But I think that going to considerable effort to set up a website (and to then advertise it on a public forum) with the clear sole intention of ridiculing specific individuals within our caving community and having a laugh at their expense, crosses the line from humour to bullying. I may be the only person on here to think so, but I'm entitled to that view.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2018, 03:24:37 pm »
I am not taking sides but it may possibly be considered over the top.
But an outsider looking in would probably describe us as "potholers" and think that all of our admin and politics are OTT

To take the argument a bit further, this may well be the target of the satire, rather than specific individuals.
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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 05:02:59 pm »

Whoever put this website together ........

I think we can all make a fairly accurate guess on that one
 :lol:

I think we can make totally accurate "guess".

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2018, 06:05:36 pm »
...But I think that going to considerable effort to set up a website (and to then advertise it on a public forum)...


Let me make it crystal clear for you.
  • I am not "advertising" this, I'm sharing something I stumbled across it, thought it's satirical take on caving politics was brilliant, and that others on here would find similar humour in it.
  • I am not a member of the CBC - we're North Wales, not Cornwall, despite striking similarities with access issues.
  • As far as I know, CBC have not publicised this site in any way, let alone on here.
FWIW, I suspect I'm one of those in the firing line in one of the stories for my recent thread concerning BCA legal officer. It's still bloody funny.
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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2018, 06:37:07 pm »
Global Moderator Comment There have been two reports asking us to remove the OP and link. This has been discussed by the moderators. I do understand that some people find the parody site distasteful but others clearly find it amusing so it places us in a difficult position. We are not responsible for the site and it has nothing to do with us. We also note that the site is linked to all over the main caving facebook pages (but not UKcaving's page I should add). Under the circumstances we see no reason to remove the link from this forum. However, we will moderate on any comments made which breach the rules of this forum. Thank you.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2018, 07:44:06 pm »
Come on people. Having taken a look at the site I found it a prime example of near the knuckle satire aimed at cavers. It had obviously hit some nerves which is what satire should do.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2018, 08:04:55 pm »
Probably non-PC but I found it genuinely hilarious. Shame on me :-)

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2018, 08:16:56 pm »
Hooray a bit of a laugh amongst all of the boring caving political drudgery we have on here. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:  One should never ever take oneself too seriously.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2018, 08:19:29 pm »
 :lol: :beer2: I've always been a fan of CBC stuff but that is the best yet.  :clap2:
Loved the draenan article.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2018, 08:24:28 pm »
Hooray a bit of a laugh amongst all of the boring caving political drudgery we have on here. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:  One should never ever take oneself too seriously.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2018, 09:12:44 pm »
Anyone who thinks this is bullying really does need to take a long look in the mirror. And then see a psychiatrist.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2018, 09:14:49 pm »
Looking obliquely in a mirror can make it seem long, apparently ;-) According to a sike I befriended.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2018, 09:26:28 pm »
According to a sike I befriended.

can you really ever befriend a sych, or do they just make you think  you've been befriended  :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2018, 09:55:36 pm »
Love it.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2018, 10:44:18 pm »
Looks like the BCA has appointed a socialist :-\ oh well....   :o  Looks like bit of fun to me, no worse really than some of the stuff you see on TV e.g. The Mash Report.

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Re: Stumbled across this little gem.
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2018, 11:29:54 pm »
Unless a few people are removed from BCA it is going to implode
because it is heading on a coarse self destruction. >:(
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