Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2000 E320 aka Reichrocket
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RE: Censorship is alive and well at at the "other" forum.
I agree with your summarization. I did not post to question the house rules, I am fully aware of the implications that come with private ownership and free enterpise regarding this medium. I was simply curious as to what could be the reason for the removal of the post. Since none of my posts (to date [8D]) have contained explicits, or scathing personal attacks, it did not occure to me that the little sarcasm that the post contained would constitute breaking of the obviously newly minted rules.
Truthfully, I liked the old OD better, this is too sanitised for my taste, however I am fully aware that the choice is mine to visit or not.
The musing in my post ie.: "Or it is entirely possible that the Cap'n has some clout after all and fights his battles by proxy." was just a rhetorical one, it did not require an answer 'cause I really don't care either way. And as Gstar pointed it out your post was also removed, so.....
"Dacia, each of these forums has a right to set their standards. This forum allows posting of threads that are specifically about a particular poster. That is actually not good, but after being subject to a few I certainly did not mind joining in on the Cap'n one, however I totally agree with M Shop enforcing a policy against the practice, especially at a time they are trying to set the tone for the place. Since the readership is the same at both forums, more or less, you probably got your point across. Do not be discouraged and call it censorship. It would be a more worthy approach to counter some of the opinions and thinking exemplified by the target of your wrath, with reasoned opinions."
I actually don't see posting about individuals as too big of a deal as long as the language is civilized. The problem arises when a group of people gang up and beat up on one poster. I specifically worded my post as not to appear inflammatory or insulting. It was not my intention, the Cap'n's one liners were somewhat of an irritation, they never contained anything relevant, their sole purpose (as far as I could tell) were to egg you on, so I could not resist rubing it in. [8D] I guess even that much isn't tolerated anymore. Duly noted. And I don't have "wrath", this is strictly for entertainment and sometimes a learning experience, I don't get emotionally involved, but I like broadening my horizon.