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Message 104744 - Posted: 9 Jul 2021, 20:59:14 UTC

The point being, moderators at Seti have so little to do that they must target outspoken individuals such as myself, laying in wait for one wrong word to be posted so they may pounce. It's the only joy they can find in this world. Trust me, far fewer people are offended on the boards by my words, other than the mods themselves.
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Message 104745 - Posted: 9 Jul 2021, 21:31:53 UTC - in response to Message 104744.  

I'm sorry to intrude into private grief, but I have to state my case. I regard myself as a liberal, and sometimes even as a socialist. I'm not a communist, and I have never been a formal member of a political party - although I've voted whenever possible.

I do find the relentless repetition of the McCarthyite position: "Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist party?" distressing and unhelpful. I prefer the formulation "From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs" - it's much closer to my own position, and in close accordance with the teachings of the New Testament.

We've worked together in the past: I'm sorry it's come to this. But I'll leave it there.
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Message 104746 - Posted: 9 Jul 2021, 21:45:24 UTC - in response to Message 104741.  

Winning while banished by the left wing liberals at Seti


You were banned for using an obscenity to describe moderators, and even as a moderators I do not believe I have to put up with that.

This was after you had made several post discussing moderators and their decisions which you know is against the rules.

Mods are less tolerant than the police, I can argue with them.
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Message 104747 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 5:04:59 UTC - in response to Message 104744.  

The point being, moderators at Seti have so little to do that they must target outspoken individuals such as myself, laying in wait for one wrong word to be posted so they may pounce. It's the only joy they can find in this world. Trust me, far fewer people are offended on the boards by my words, other than the mods themselves.


You were banned for discussion moderator actions which is against the rules, and more importantly describing moderators using the "C" word. I care nothing about your politics, but I will not sit by and take that sort of language from anyone.

So you believe only a few are offended by your language, which I do not believe and is totally beside the point, there are rules. You broke several in quick succession. You know better than anyone what the rules are so please don't play the persecuted here.

Make your points using facts and without using obscenities or calling out the moderators and your post will not be hidden and you will not end up getting banned.
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Message 104749 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 8:29:57 UTC - in response to Message 104746.  

Mods are less tolerant than the police, I can argue with them.
There is a big difference between Argument & Abuse.
On your next confrontation with the boys in blue, be abusive & see how tolerant they are.
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Message 104752 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 15:05:58 UTC - in response to Message 104749.  

Mods are less tolerant than the police, I can argue with them.
There is a big difference between Argument & Abuse.
On your next confrontation with the boys in blue, be abusive & see how tolerant they are.

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Message 104753 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 15:15:13 UTC - in response to Message 104746.  

Mods are less tolerant than the police, I can argue with them.

Police are minions. Mods are judges. Try abusively arguing with a judge in his courtroom about his job.

As to the banned one, he easily can make his points without being abusive, but he doesn't want to. (Really, is it impossible to not use cuss words at individuals?) Instead, just like booze, he wants to harm himself so he gets the spotlight on his antics rather than his argument.
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Message 104755 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 15:38:12 UTC - in response to Message 104753.  

Thanks Gary for expressing my feelings so politely and succinctly :-)
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Message 104756 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 17:09:48 UTC - in response to Message 104749.  

Mods are less tolerant than the police, I can argue with them.
There is a big difference between Argument & Abuse.
On your next confrontation with the boys in blue, be abusive & see how tolerant they are.

Abuse is in the eye of the beholder, and mods are very touchy. I shouted "wanker!" to a policeman who had parked his car causing an obstruction. Say that to a mod and they play their silly little game of banning people. The policeman ignored me.
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Message 104757 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 17:10:58 UTC - in response to Message 104753.  

Mods are less tolerant than the police, I can argue with them.

Police are minions. Mods are judges. Try abusively arguing with a judge in his courtroom about his job.
A mod is not a judge. A judge is an important member of society. A mod serves no purpose whatsoever.
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Message 104759 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 17:25:55 UTC - in response to Message 104757.  

Opinions are like a-holes, everyone has one and occasionally people prove it.
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Message 104760 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 17:27:33 UTC - in response to Message 104755.  

Thanks Gary for expressing my feelings so politely and succinctly :-)

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Message 104761 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 17:36:28 UTC - in response to Message 104759.  

Opinions are like a-holes, everyone has one and occasionally people prove it.
The people who can't handle someone else's opinion are the a-holes. You can call me any name you like, even standing right in front of me, I will not bother reacting, because I have the intelligence to know that words can do no harm.
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Message 104762 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 17:39:42 UTC
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Keep it cool everyone. While I understand it necessary for the narrative on what happened, I'd rather that you don't discuss moderator action taken on other boards on these boards. I've removed one offending post, let's keep it at that. Discussion is fine, even heated, but as Gary said, you can easily do so without being abusive.

Edit: and as just had been shown by someone not reading what I wrote, I don't allow ANY abuse anymore. If you cannot post without having to be abusive, or challenge others about anything while calling them anything, be prepared to get a vacation.
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Message 104772 - Posted: 11 Jul 2021, 17:33:14 UTC
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This place is worse than the BBC for censorship. And abuse is part of the English language. It would be pretty dull if everyone was polite all the time.
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Message 104774 - Posted: 11 Jul 2021, 20:12:23 UTC

I usually take the view that if you cannot express yourself without abusive language it would be better to keep quiet, it hides your ignorance.
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Message 104777 - Posted: 12 Jul 2021, 15:40:03 UTC - in response to Message 104774.  
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I usually take the view that if you cannot express yourself without abusive language it would be better to keep quiet, it hides your ignorance.

Words are words. A swearword is just a powerful adjective. There are many intelligent people who use the F word. A lot better than saying "I say, it is raining extremely heavily today don't you think?"
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Message 104779 - Posted: 13 Jul 2021, 0:56:18 UTC - in response to Message 104774.  

I usually take the view that if you cannot express yourself without abusive language it would be better to keep quiet, it hides your ignorance.

I do tend to agree, unless human life is a stake due to some ignorance, say parking on railroad tracks.
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Message 104780 - Posted: 13 Jul 2021, 11:44:03 UTC

Grumble: get threatened and instead of the person threatening being taken away, you have to go into (official) hiding.
I was threatened (with death) as well, am filing a report with the police on Saturday.
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Message 104782 - Posted: 13 Jul 2021, 18:30:23 UTC - in response to Message 104780.  

Grumble: get threatened and instead of the person threatening being taken away, you have to go into (official) hiding.
I was threatened (with death) as well, am filing a report with the police on Saturday.

Jesus C, Jord!!!!!

If you have received a death threat, don't wait until Saturday to file a report with the police. Do it immediately.
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