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Old 11-23-2003, 09:05 PM
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I'm not starting another thread

We had a great thread going about hetero and homo sexuality. I was in Kerry's corner most of the way, because of his proposal of thought stimulating comments. I was about to tell him that I thought Froggy had him up against the ropes on a final point when the thread was closed. I believe that the complaints came from the religious right who have never read any other book but the bible. I believe my rights to free speach and the right to receive free speach have been violated. I believe the dialogue was thought provoking and stimulating for the most part with a few interjections from a few that didn't have a clue. I don't think any group was attacked or harmed in the discussion, and if any were, I apologize since I was part of the discussion. I am sorry to see the thread closed by such a small group of individuals. Correct me if I am wrong moderator. I enjoy this forum, and my intent is not to cause a problem: I just wanted to make a point. THREAD CLOSED

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Old 11-23-2003, 10:06 PM
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Oh no Mr. Bill. It's the one liners again. Will they ever relent?

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Old 11-23-2003, 10:20 PM
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Its simple.

The medium is owned by a company that sets policy for the medium. If we violate their policy, its their right to shut us down.

Don't like it?

Start your own forum. Its a free country.

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Old 11-23-2003, 11:06 PM
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W126, where do I tune my er...uh, hat to receive signals from your conspiracy club? I tried to surf the tinfoil waves, but couldn't find www.strongright.com -- must be even more cryptic and conspiratorial than we think...

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Old 11-23-2003, 11:29 PM
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I won't even read it...

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Old 11-23-2003, 11:59 PM
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Whether or not I agree with the particular threads that have been shut down doesn't matter at the moment.
I don't argue the rights of the webmaster and/or mods to shut down threads, ban members, ect at their disgression. Like Botnst says, if I don't like it, I can move on. But hey! Some of us have been here for awhile, and I for one feel I do contribute something here. After all, if we all went away, there would be no forum. Then MBAutowerks would need to find another way to get so much cheap advertising. I've always tried not to be the source of problems here, and to get along with everyone, and have even stood behind our moderators.
But this is getting ridiculous!!!!
I guess I'll start protesting about anything that I find offensive.
What about that pretty girls thread? I think I actually saw a nipple there the other day.
I'll probably get banned now
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Old 11-24-2003, 12:03 AM
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I need help with my door handle...brainpower could be shifted to that front?:p
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:52 AM
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Re: I'm not starting another thread

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I believe my rights to free speach and the right to receive free speach have been violated.
bulls#%t. this forum and website are privately owned. Any use of this board is your PRIVELAGE, not your right. If the owner of this site, or the people he entrusts with the moderating of this site believe a thread is offensive, they can lock it down without any explination needed. I'm sick of people getting mad at the moderators and thinking that it's their god-given right to slander people on somebody else's website. I'm not saying you did (I never even saw the thread), but enough is enough.
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Old 11-24-2003, 03:53 AM
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Dang it 4NDELIT, you beat me to it...

Your "rights to free speech and what ever else" haven't been violated here. That is a load of bull and you know it. The only organization you can claim that about is the government, whom is your servant.

When you joined, you were entering an agreement with the people who run this forum that you would stay within the guidelines of posting. Even if your initial post was cordial and non-inflamatory, that doesnt prohibit your entire thread from turning into a flamefest with or without your interference.

In short, the mods here can shut down anything they please. It is their perogative to shut down threads that have left the realm of good taste and civility, or those that have reliably generated very heated flamefests.

If are leaving because those in control whom you entered into a contract with made a decision within the realm of their purveyance, than too bad. Dont let the door hit you on the way out...
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Old 11-24-2003, 08:15 AM
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There were absolutely no flames on the thread in question.
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:44 AM
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bulls#%t. this forum and website are privately owned. Any use of this board is your PRIVELAGE, not your right
The guy that said this has got his marbles in order. Private site, freedom of speech does not apply here, this is not a court of law. Go to another site if you don't like it.
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:48 AM
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My partial list of "stuff" that should be banned for being too controversial:

Old europeans that like to Ameri-bait
Left wing opinions that I don't agree with
Right-wing opinions that I don't agree with
Liberatarian opinions that I don't agree with
Comparasions between Mercedes and Lexus
Discussions between creationists and evolutionists
Any discusion the mentions the word "ttt" (could be a sexist term)
Any positive attitude towards BMW's
Anything to do with France
Any discussion where the prefix "homo-" is involved
Any discussion where the prefix "hetero-" is involved
Any religous opinions
Any agnostic opinions
Any atheist opinions
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by rickg
My partial list of "stuff" that should be banned for being too controversial:

Old europeans that like to Ameri-bait
Left wing opinions that I don't agree with
Right-wing opinions that I don't agree with
Liberatarian opinions that I don't agree with
Comparasions between Mercedes and Lexus
Discussions between creationists and evolutionists
Any discusion the mentions the word "ttt" (could be a sexist term)
Any positive attitude towards BMW's
Anything to do with France
Any discussion where the prefix "homo-" is involved
Any discussion where the prefix "hetero-" is involved
Any religous opinions
Any agnostic opinions
Any atheist opinions
Services for the Open Discussion Forum will be held Friday at 3:00 PM. Since words will not be allowed, all interested parties should bring appropriate weapons

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Old 11-24-2003, 11:15 AM
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I gottan idea..lets burn a few books too. No, keep one, and read it ad nauseum.
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:38 AM
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It's quite pathetic, isn't it?

Yes, the moderators do have the right to cater to the weak-minded whiners and censor our interesting discussions, whether they were "out of hand" or not, and there is nothing we can do about it.

Oh, well...there's more important things to lose sleep over.

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