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YOU ARE A JOKE NM(5 posts)

May 7, 2003 7:50 PM
re: YOU ARE A JOKE NMrussw19
May 7, 2003 7:52 PM
Let it go man, you are acting like a 5 year old.
You are missing the point.Lazywriter
May 7, 2003 7:57 PM
Let it go is exactly how a message board should work. I understand taking down really offensive material, but I know I am not alone on this. Doug is way too conservative and judgmental on what is "appropriate" in his eyes and that can be seen already by several threads questioning his tactics. I will let it go because it is like arguing about the right to choose and politics. People will not look past their own biases. It is superfluous to argue. Mark my words, this will continue to be an issue if he continues to run the board like this and I am not going to be the only one saying this.
You are missing the point.russw19
May 7, 2003 8:12 PM
Where I personally don't think you crossed the line, you are walking it now with personal attacks on someone who is doing what he thinks is best administratively for the board. I may not agree that the action needed to be taken as it was, but I certainly can't argue that, because I am not in the position he is.

Your header was in all caps, which in common internet usage indicates shouting, and or you being serious. If you thought the thread was silly or trifling, you have the option to skip it. What if the person who started the thread took that as an attack on their thread? I can not say if they did or didn't, but the one thing I try to keep in mind is that there is no "tone" behind text on a screen. You have no idea if I am giggling like a 14 year old behind the screen or staring at it like a psycho-killer wishing I knew where someone lived... that's a downfall to the internet, and no amount of smilies in people's posts can make up for it.

I think there should be some democratic process to having posts pulled, but this is not my board and I was not trusted with watching over it, so I have to know that my own opinions are only held by me. It's a fact of life... sometimes we don't get to do what we like, but have to behaive to someone else's standards. On top of that, what is the number of people that have to be offended for a post to be pulled? If Doug was offended, shouldn't his opinion count regardless of his moderator status?

Let's hold this discussion tomorrow when tempers are lower... it won't do anyone anymore good to talk about it right now anyways...

Now what?The Walrus
May 8, 2003 2:01 PM
If someone feels the need to protect the board from potentially "offensive" content, can't it at least be archived somewhere where it can be viewed by those who wish to make the effort? It drives me crazy to come across references like this to "ghost" posts that have been removed. At my age, I think I can handle whatever I'm likely to see here.