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Old 03-31-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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Looks like someone exercised there right to no speech and shut down the Decal thread. Guess that tells us who is the man. I think I'll check out the Hunter site and see what's not posted there.
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:28 PM   #2
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A decal?!? What a great idea! We can get people to submit their ideas and have a survey!
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:34 PM   #3
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Yeah 300 posts down the drain. Disappointed in this place. They could've just locked the thread but no....it all has to go because Airstream Corp might be offended. But obviously we're just guests here and they will do what they want, when they want. I wonder how long this thread will last?
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:44 PM   #4
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I believe that thread also talked about censorship on other sites and why people were so proud to be a part of this site...
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:47 PM   #5
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Here we go again...

Let's see if we can get this thread moved over to the "off topic" area so it has a snowball's chance in Florida of lasting more than a day or two.
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:09 PM   #6
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I don't even like decals, but now I want one!
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Decal? What's a decal? I might want one if I knew what one was.

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Old 03-31-2005, 07:53 PM   #8
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It's been so long, I've forgotten what decal we were talking about. One that says Airstream Forum.com Member?
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:34 PM   #9
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Yeah 300 posts down the drain. Disappointed in this place. They could've just locked the thread but no....it all has to go because Airstream Corp might be offended. But obviously we're just guests here and they will do what they want, when they want. I wonder how long this thread will last?

The thread was not taken down for the reason stated above. The thread was taken down because it had degenerated in to nothing more that a very loud mud slinging contest. Does that help this community? Does that further the goals of the forum? Are we really sharing any useful information at that point?

Airstream and Organic Hosting (Andy) are working out the deal. Just because it cannot be done in the blink of an eye does not mean you are being censored.

One thing to consider when posting on a public forum. Your words will last much longer than you might think. Just do a google search on my forum handle. There are over 7200 hits. What kind of trail do you leave? Are the words on the screen a representation of your real personality? If they are I have some concerns about some of our members.

I am not saying you should not speak your mind, but when it gets to the point of berating another member the posts and sometimes the thread has to go. This thread is a perfect example of what happens when we even just lock a thread. A new one will start to take it's place. Will it stay nice or is it going to be a repeat? That is up to the members of the forum.
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:02 PM   #10
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I think that somebody once thought seriously about a forum decal. Here's an old thread that I stumbled upon:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ead.php?t=1530

Seriously...which decal won the voting way back when? I thought that the recent concensus was that we liked the AIR sticker?

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I think we all need to take a deep breath and give it a rest. Yes, it has taken a long time but don't lose your tempers and lose the chance of getting the decal the forum voted on! I'm still holding out.
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I think we all need to take a deep breath and give it a rest. Yes, it has taken a long time but don't lose your tempers and lose the chance of getting the decal the forum voted on! I'm still holding out.

I agree, david, I think we're all stir crazy after a long winter and need to go camping!

I am guilty of being crabby more than once!
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I agree, david, I think we're all stir crazy after a long winter and need to go camping!

I am guilty of being crabby more than once!

Davidz71 looks like it's a Craig talking :-) And I said David...Sorry!
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I agree...the last thread was taking a nasty little turn. I don't look at it as 300 posts flushed. I think we have another chance to keep it civil on this thread. You know, it's not an easy job between doing what's right for the community and doing a tight rope act against free speech. There have been times when I've thought the mods went too far, but I will be honest when I say it's fairly rare. Hell, I've been on the top, bottom and middle of the edit post list at times...and I gotta tell ya, most of the times, bar maybe one time, maybe two, it was rightly done. To add, it's pretty clear in the user agreement we all agreed to when we signed up that we wouldn’t attack other members (at least publicly). That last thread was just screaming sarcasm and hostility at the last few pages and I for one agree, something had to be done. The folks at Airstream aren't on the "other team". At the other side of the coin, neither are Airstreams customers who gather in a few places to share our passion for the coach.

At any rate, I too will be looking for a decal or a t-shirt to help support the community in a legal manner or in a manner that makes all parties happy.

This is an Airstreamforums.com and Airstream issue....not a Silvertwinkie/Airstream issue or an Airstremforums.com general member/Airstream issue..... I'm happy to let these folks work out any details and let me know when and where I can participate after everyone is happy with the outcome.
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