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Old 07-28-2005, 01:11 AM   #1
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I thought this is an open forum where we are all free to speak what is on our mind. However I have found out that there is censorship.

I'm not trying to start anything here I just beleived this place was full of honesty and we are all free to speak our minds with out the need for deleting legitimate questions.

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Old 07-28-2005, 10:39 AM   #2
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Jaiman, this question comes up a lot. Here's the deal. This is a private forum, and all the members are really guests of the forum owner. The forum owner has asked us, the moderators, to be sure the rules he set out are followed. One of the main rules, as we repeatedly stress, is to be nice to each other.

Occasionally a thread will get so out of hand with rude responses, that to cut out the rude comments and the responses to those becomes a huge task, and leaves a thread that is barely coherent. When that happens the Moderators will often cut the thread down to it's most basic posts and lock it to stop the rude posting, or delete the post entirely.

There are only a few people on this forum who still don't get that rudeness to fellow members will not be tolerated. Until then, other content may be lost along the way while we clean up the mess, which is our job. We have no desire to censor discussion on this forum in any way! There's a way to ensure we'll keep our noses out of it, in fact, it's simple, really - be nice!


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Well put. This is an excellent community and when the proper kindnesses are rendered, you can find any information you are looking for.

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Old 07-28-2005, 10:47 AM   #4
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I don't feel for the most part that there is a heavy hand here in regard to censorship, but there are times when a mod needs to take some action that may or may not be popular. I think all in all there is a good balance here.
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I actually have yet to see a knock-down drag-out brawl like you inevitably see at just about all other public forums. My hats off to the moderators for sheltering the forums as they do. It's nice to be able to kindly put in your two cents without evil repercussions.

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And I can tell you first hand as a participant in some of the more controversial topic threads that have come through, as long as you merely state and/or defend your perspective on the issue rather than attack other members' perspectives, Andy and the moderators are extraordinarily tolerant.

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Old 07-28-2005, 09:59 PM   #7
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I agree that the mods in here have been very fair at least as far as I could tell. They do an excellent job specially considering the pay.
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Old 07-28-2005, 10:10 PM   #8
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I'm buying the first round of "cyber soda's" for the Andy and the forum moderators.

This is not to say that jaiman doesn't feel like things could have been handled differently. I do not know the specifics of that situation.
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I'm buying the first round of "cyber soda's" for the Andy and the forum moderators.
Please make mine sugar free......

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Old 07-28-2005, 11:26 PM   #10
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I think we can remember "HEX" and the great job the mods did controling him.
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:19 AM   #12
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Just to add my 2 cents worth.

I would be the first to stop participating (even little) if the threads got "out of hand".

Three cheers to the moderators!

There is enough stress in the world and this is a respite of common interests.
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