Originally Posted by Botnst
Okay, let me try again.
I am an occasional customer and frequent, dedicated user of that website. I am not an owner. I pay no dues to maintain it. They pay for it, they own it, they run it. It is their store and I am a guest. See where I'm going with that?
If somebody comes into my store and I hear a word that I find absolutely objectionable and I tell the folks present that using that word is forbidden and I put a sign on the door clearly stating the rules then I can raise a fuss and the store owner can say, "Out!" Or he can argue. In either case it is his choice to make because it is his store.
As a customer I also have choices. I can argue with him and hope he sees things my way. His choice how to react, agreed? Or I can leave and take my trade elsewhere.
Or I can leave without a fight and go across the street to his competitor and talk real big about how awful and unfair that other guy is that lets me use his facility for free but makes me follow his rules.
You restate all the options but fail to address my original question to you.
You view the website in a different manner than you view the politics of the country or, I presume, the operation of a corporation for which you are an owner.
Naturally, in a store owned by someone else, they have complete rights to post any rule for which they see fit. This is not the discussion.
The discussion is the reason you choose to accept the new rule without discussion........or leave.........where you never exhibit such behavior when confronted with rules or polices for which you disagree when it is government related.
As a side note, HD has complete rights to have one cash register open on a Saturday afternoon. It's their store........their policy. Presumably, you would accept their policy and wait on a 15 minute line.......or you would go to Lowes.
However, I choose to call the manager on the telephone and complain bitterly about the miserable treatment of the customers of the store. If enough people act in similar fashion, maybe the manager will change the policy.
But, if I simply walk away from the store without a fight, there is little liklihood that such a policy will ever change.
You typically don't walk away without a fight..........with the exception of the rules on this website.