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One of my favorite threads just got locked and I'm pissed. I sure hope someone takes their hat in their hand and goes in to the boss's office and apologizes.





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Originally posted by parabellum:
This is correctable. See if you can figure out how.


My guess would be for the poster to remove the political themed photo with the baby carriages at the rally that was posted right after the warning was issued...and for him and the other members to take Para's warning seriously...and stop the bickering too...

This was a good thread with some funny stuff...it caused much joy Smile


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If that “man” didn’t notice and read something by the owner of this forum two posts up from his, why do we believe he’s going to notice this thread, much less apologize. He got to make his oh-so-important political statement, and I’m sure that’s all that matters.




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Originally posted by parabellum:
This is correctable. See if you can figure out how.
My guess would be for the poster to remove the political themed photo with the baby carriages at the rally that was posted right after the warning was issued...and for him and the other members to take Para's warning seriously...and stop the bickering too...
Correct, except the poster who got the thread locked can't delete his post. I'll have to do that. What he can do is send me an email stating that he understands the issue.

I will not babysit that thread, which means that you guys are going to have to police it, but you should do so gently and calmly. Ask any offender to please remove the political content, and if need be, point them to my comments in this thread. Don't get into a shouting match with someone over it. If they won't comply once this has been pointed out, just let me know, using the Report-this-post feature which appears in the lower right hand corner of every post.

Once I hear from the member in question, we can proceed.


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May we assume that "political" means anything with an image or the name of any person who has ever been in the government in any capacity?

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OK, if you guys are going to ask me questions like that, maybe the thread just needs to stay closed.

We don't need to be badgering lastmanstanding and I am not providing you or anyone else with a Common Sense Checklist.

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May we assume that "political" means anything with an image or the name of any person who has ever been in the government in any capacity?

flashguy


I believes what the boss is saying is there there is a difference between funny and crass.

The post responsible for the key being tossed was crass; showing a pic of Baraaack next to one of London Tower's ravens - a funny conversation worthy of a picture. Wink







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Gentlemen, gentlemen such a case of the vapors I have never seen from a group of supposed adult men! 3 or is it 4 separate threads on this? And the emails I have been receiving!
And the name calling, oh my the name calling. Ass wipe, shithead and disparaging remarks about my reading comprehension? Well it's as if you are trying to insult me personally!

A man with tender sensibilities might be angrily offended but fear not gentlemen I am not such a man and am not offended so we are still friends.

So let me see if I can put the nook back in the mouth of some of you members.

I haven't read everything but I seen Para has been trying to return the calm blue ocean and for that I'm appreciative.

Para here is how this came to be. The Funny Picture/Meme thread is one I had been casually following. I may have even posted in one of the earlier pages. In no way did I read every post in every page. Many of the postings I had already seen elsewhere so I simply did not check it every page.

The idea that there could be bickering among members in a funny picture/meme thread just never occurred to me. To be honest I still don't know what the bickering could have been that lead you to ban political pictures or memes.
The fact that it happened in a thread of that subject matter gives me a better appreciation for the task at hand you have in moderating some of the membership.

So when I came across the picture of young Mr. Kennedy I thought of that thread. When I went to the thread there was a new page with one posting on it. Your posting about political pictures and bickering was at the bottom of the previous page.

Now I have been disparaged on these pages by members for not reading every page or going back a page etc. Well quite frankly people it's a damn funny picture/meme thread! What in the hell is there to go back and read?? It's nothing but page after page of funny pictures that are totally disconnected from one another. There is no continuity, no new information except another picture or meme that means nothing to the hundreds before it.

When I go to the Trump thread or the Fisa thread or any of the other political or news story threads I read back sometimes several pages if I haven't stayed current on the content in order to avoid double posting. But I seen no reason to do this in that thread.


Bottom line is I simply never seen Para's post on the political restriction and bickering.
I have been hanging around this board for over 10 years and over 5000 posts. Do you guys actually think I would purposely and willingly commit forum suicide by flying in the face of one of Para's restrictions? Really?

My hope Para is that you understand my position and reopen the thread at which time I will return to it and delete the offending post.

I realize it is early morning and this post will not be read most likely until I am off to work. It may be later before I can delete the post if it becomes reopened.

I apologize to you Para for the additional grief this has caused you from a thread that should require little to no moderating.

For the rest of you I hope you can cease the hyper ventilating now.


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Originally posted by lastmanstanding:
Gentlemen, gentlemen such a case of the vapors I have never seen from a group of supposed adult men! 3 or is it 4 separate threads on this? And the emails I have been receiving!
And the name calling, oh my the name calling. Ass wipe, shithead and disparaging remarks about my reading comprehension? Well it's as if you are trying to insult me personally!

A man with tender sensibilities might be angrily offended but fear not gentlemen I am not such a man and am not offended so we are still friends.

So let me see if I can put the nook back in the mouth of some of you members.

I haven't read everything but I seen Para has been trying to return the calm blue ocean and for that I'm appreciative.

Para here is how this came to be. The Funny Picture/Meme thread is one I had been casually following. I may have even posted in one of the earlier pages. In no way did I read every post in every page. Many of the postings I had already seen elsewhere so I simply did not check it every page.

The idea that there could be bickering among members in a funny picture/meme thread just never occurred to me. To be honest I still don't know what the bickering could have been that lead you to ban political pictures or memes.
The fact that it happened in a thread of that subject matter gives me a better appreciation for the task at hand you have in moderating some of the membership.

So when I came across the picture of young Mr. Kennedy I thought of that thread. When I went to the thread there was a new page with one posting on it. Your posting about political pictures and bickering was at the bottom of the previous page.

Now I have been disparaged on these pages by members for not reading every page or going back a page etc. Well quite frankly people it's a damn funny picture/meme thread! What in the hell is there to go back and read?? It's nothing but page after page of funny pictures that are totally disconnected from one another. There is no continuity, no new information except another picture or meme that means nothing to the hundreds before it.

When I go to the Trump thread or the Fisa thread or any of the other political or news story threads I read back sometimes several pages if I haven't stayed current on the content in order to avoid double posting. But I seen no reason to do this in that thread.


Bottom line is I simply never seen Para's post on the political restriction and bickering.
I have been hanging around this board for over 10 years and over 5000 posts. Do you guys actually think I would purposely and willingly commit forum suicide by flying in the face of one of Para's restrictions? Really?

My hope Para is that you understand my position and reopen the thread at which time I will return to it and delete the offending post.

I realize it is early morning and this post will not be read most likely until I am off to work. It may be later before I can delete the post if it becomes reopened.

I apologize to you Para for the additional grief this has caused you from a thread that should require little to no moderating.

For the rest of you I hope you can cease the hyper ventilating now.


I threw a thread out there figuring that you missed Para’s post and did not know about the thread getting locked. Since Para made it clear you were the only one he wanted to hear from the ball was in your court.

Any name calling, death threats, or voodoo curses could be considered a little over the top. The reason I put a thread out there instead of an e-mail was so others would see that it was out there already.



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Gentlemen, gentlemen such a case of the vapors ...
Please don't take this the wrong way. I am not "name calling."

I think that just a simple apology to Parabellum, maybe with a very short statement that you somehow missed his mandate to abstain from political commentary in the thread for humor, would be sufficient.

No need for a long post describing the reaction toward you from members.

Keep it simple. Please?



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Let the man respond in full. You guys created multiple threads about this, with some of you behaving in this thread and others as if he has committed some horrible transgression. How would you like to have so many forum members scowling at you?

Let's come back down to Earth, please, and try to remember that the issue is about the closing of a frivolous thread, nothing substantive.


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What in the hell is there to go back and read?? It's nothing but page after page of funny pictures that are totally disconnected from one another. There is no continuity, no new information except another picture or meme that means nothing to the hundreds before it.

My opinion, I'd read the recent pages to make sure I wasn't posting the same thing as someone else.
 
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lastmanstanding:

Well said. Every single word.


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And the name calling, oh my the name calling. Ass wipe, shithead and disparaging remarks about my reading comprehension? Well it's as if you are trying to insult me personally!
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I hope those who were distraut enough to resort to childish name calling and profanity are also as quick to offer apologies for their behavior given the explanation.
 
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lastmanstanding:

Well said. Every single word.


Yeah I think I am willing to forgive him. Luckily I hadn't started sharpening my pitch fork or oiling my torches yet.



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To be clear, I see both sides of this. The way this transpired is almost certainly my fault. I should have approached this differently after the thread lock. That's the truth- lastmanstanding didn't create this mess, nor did those members who expressed frustration after the thread lock. This is my doing.

Let's stop for a moment and realize what a small fraternity we have here, and that while lack of face-to-face communication makes friendship difficult, we are not enemies.
 
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Originally posted by lastmanstanding:
Gentlemen, gentlemen such a case of the vapors I have never seen from a group of supposed adult men! 3 or is it 4 separate threads on this? And the emails I have been receiving! And the name calling, oh my the name calling. Ass wipe, shithead and disparaging remarks about my reading comprehension? Well it's as if you are trying to insult me personally!
People did that?? What the hell is that crap? "Calling out" on the forum: bad. Invading personal e-mail: worse. Invading personal e-mail and with insults? Unforgivable. Everybody who did that should be ashamed of themselves, and apologize, if they've got the guts. That's about as mildly as I can put it.

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I didn’t email him, but I most certainly do publicly apologize for calling him an ass-wipe! Totally uncalled for on my part, and I’m sorry!


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People did that?? What the hell is that crap? "Calling out" on the forum: bad.

Disagree on this point. Emphatically.

Just seen in another thead:

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Originally posted by parabellum:
Oh, are we discussing politics in this thread?

quote:
Originally posted by parabellum:
Also, why are we commenting on the appearance of others?

*sigh*

Why must some members force para to repeat the same God damn cautions over and over and over and over and over again? He shouldn't have to do this. It is bullshit that he finds it necessary so often.




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While we’re at it, does anybody know the current count on how many times the membership has been requested to knock it off with ambiguous click bait thread titles?

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