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Old Sep 11th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #1
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Censorship??? MacDoc Spamming Thread Missing??????????

Note the time folks. Not a half hour ago, I posted a defense of MacDoc's email policy when a member accused him of sending spam.

While whoever posted the original thread may have had a lapse in good judgement, whoever deleted the thread is guilty of censorship in the first degree.

I will defend to the death anyone who accuses MacDoc of spamming, but I will not defend whoever made the decision to make him look bad by deleting the thread. MacDoc is perfectly capable of defending himself, and so are people like me who choose to defend his actions.

Has the person who removed a valid thread got the guts to admit he is wrong and put it back to let us show the thread originator the errors of his ways?

Or does one person's supposed "judgement" call curtail freedom of expression?
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Old Sep 11th, 2005, 11:48 PM   #2
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Sinc - the post was removed at the posters request.
The issue was resolved amicably as it should be.
It was NOT one person's judgement.



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Ah, so if I make a bad judgement call and start a thread that I don't like the resulting reaction, I ask WHO to delete it??
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I had the post removed at my request - after numerous private discussions with David I believe the method I used to correct what was ticking me off was a tad inflammitory to the parties involved and could have been resolved privately.

MacDoc has assured me that my issue has been resolved so ...
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Old Sep 11th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #5
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Moderators. That would be their usual role.

In cases where private information completely wrong to be released in a public forum was concerned a mod might take unilateral action but I'd say it's rare.

Posts are removed at request of the poster and on occasion by the judgement of the Moderators - part of the turf.

Keep your high horse for real issues like the shrub's malfeasance



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Ah, so if I make a bad judgement call and start a thread that I don't like the resulting reaction, I ask WHO to delete it??
If you are being serious then Chealion is the guy to speak to ... but I pretty sure he doesn't delete willy-nilly either.
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The whole thing reeks of censorship, or worse favouritism.

It should have stood as presented with the resolution added to let members know it had been resolved.

As it stands, it is censorship, pure and simple.

Withdrawal by the author is a cop out. Take your licks like a man.
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...judgement, whoever deleted the thread is guilty of censorship in the first degree.

....does one person's supposed "judgement" call curtail freedom of expression?
Freedom of expression and freedom of speech do not exist in Canada. Censorship happens on a daily basis.

And this is not necessarily a bad thing.
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All I can say Chealion, is that if you indeed deleted the thread, it is my first disappointment in your actions as a mod. One should be willing to face the consequences of their actions and take their licks in public, like they gave them.

A simple note that the issue had been resolved would be MUCH MORE HONEST.
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The whole thing reeks of censorship, or worse favouritism.

It should have stood as presented with the resolution added to let members know it had been resolved.

As it stands, it is censorship, pure and simple.

Withdrawal by the author is a cop out. Take your licks like a man.
I can take my licks like a man and I wasn't copping out - as the poster I am allowed to retract what I say because just maybe I stepped over a line too far. But what I said was valid - at the time - and it served it's purpose. I got the result I was looking for and immediate action was taken for it's resolve.

Now I'm not defending MacDoc's business practices as he is welcome to do what it takes to make his sale but the original thread's removal was a mutual request. I don't care what you opinion you hold of me, but remember there are two parties involved so just maybe there is another valid reason why too.
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