Is this what you want to turn this place into?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Mem, May 14, 2010.

  1. Mem

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    A place where people are afraid to post?

    The funny thing is that the people who you are scaring away would never post anything to get themselves banned anyway.

    Stop being the thought police and stop playing mommy. Everyone is of legal age here and people argue online. My favorite current forum, which I doubt anyone here seeing this post is a member of, has a "lounge" that is for topics not related to the main site. It is the most fun place and people say funny, mean things to each other, and no one gets mad. There is another site that is a cesspool and people are mean and vicious to each other and their intent it to hurt each other. It's become so littered that it is not even interesting to read the hate.

    It's very sad what this site has become, and I hope the people who are afraid to post realize that it's not worth being a member of a site that will ban you for speaking your mind.
     
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    I shall not risk getting myself banned again so i'll be reluctantly silent.
     
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    Mmmmumbles....
     
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    You're a melodramatic twat.
     
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    That's the spirit! :biggrin1:

    Nice OP, Mem. I concur.
     
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    fuck everyone!!!
     
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    Yeah...and bring back NIC_160!
     
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    Speaking for myself and, if I may, one other person, not all of the people who no longer post are doing so out of fear; it definitely isn't just the moderation.
     
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    I agree, this site is not post worthy most of the time. One person did tell me that they were afraid to post via PM, and a few hinted at it in other threads.

    Seems the only time this place gets interesting is when someone is banned.
     
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    I think that you can see that the more you shackle some people, the greater their desire to break the chains.
     
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    Been wanking to Princess Leia again, have you? :tongue:
     
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    Fixed that for you. :smile:

    And yes, I never stopped.
     
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    You make a good point. You post something and then edit it out because you are afraid.
     
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    To Princess Leia wanking you have been?
     
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    Ditto
     
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    Someone had to.
     
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    Interesting, the fear, I guess, escapes me, but if others feel that way, they should express it as openly as possible. ThatÂ’s the best way to empower the minority voice, that is, people like Mem and HG, who take the initiative to introduce the question into the open forum instead of keeping it private.

    If no one else speaks up, their concerns will seem isolated and less powerful.

    Just saying. :shrug:
    Now back to writing similar dreck for institutions that reward me with gold stars. Ooooh, sparkly!
     
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    If i remember correctly there were members of Saddam Husseins parliament that did just that, before they were promptly removed and 'dissapeared'.
     
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    For a rather long interval, I was not active on this site. Before that, I was active only briefly. Therefore, I do not know exactly what was going on, specifically what caused people to be banned, why people are afraid to post, etc. Could someone provide sufficient information to enable me to understand?

    On another site, someone somehow got my real name and apparently did a google search on it. That made it obvious to him that I was a gay activist and had been involved in a number of activities. The result was that I was outed and viciously attacked, so I left the system. It was a site for people who ride sports bikes, i.e., motorcycles, which I do. Before I left, I saw others viciously attacked. So, I am well aware of what can happen if there is no moderation, but I suppose that moderation could be carried to far.
     
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