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    Democracy

    Get used to it.
    Last edited by Witch_King; 09-11-2001 at 11:31 PM.
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    Democracy

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    Freedom of speech!

    Unfortunately people with communist backgrounds have communism in their bloodlines. They don't get it.


    Get used to it.
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    Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself.

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    Dean, I love democracy. You and I and many others are fortunate to live in a society that surrounds democracy.

    However, the Internet is not a democracy in every aspect. No one owns the Internet (despite what the U.S. thinks and says, hehe). It just so happens that the site you are posting to is not owned by you (or so we hope ). The owners can do with it what they like. I have noticed that the Webmaster and the Moderators run the board. They don't have to give in to democracy. If they don't like what you say, they can delete it. It's very simple.

    Although I agree that they shouldn't delete something just because they find it stupid or dumb, they can (and obviously they have). Get used to it.

    This wasn't meant to be a flame

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    Until they cut my hands and feet off I'll post whatever I want. I won't give in to terrorism.
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    >Until they cut my hands and feet off I'll post whatever I want. I won't give in to terrorism.

    That's fine with me. Just as long as you understand the mods don't go by democracy when it comes to moderating....

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    Just as long as you understand the mods don't go by democracy when it comes to moderating....
    No kidding. I don't even think they know what democracy is.
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    They're just keeping junk off the boards is my guess. <ARSE KISSING>I think they do a pretty good job at it if I say so.</ARSE KISSING> LOL. But shots like that is prolly why they delete your posts.

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    I think that they delete posts so that they can advertise propaganda. Anyone who deletes posts that don't contain abusive language but instead contain ideas is stifling freedom.

    Originally I voiced my opinions on the issue of terrorism. It did not contain any abusive language and it was deleted because the moderator didn't agree with my beliefs.
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    Hi Dean,
    up to now I did not delete any of your posts on terrorism,
    but probably only because I was late and someone else
    already did what had to be done.

    In any democracy, there are rules. And there are people
    enforcing these rules. If it were not for them, it would
    probably be an anarchy, not a democracy.

    This is a private place you may visit at the owners mercy. He
    makes the rules of his home and he decides who enforces them.
    He let his visitors chose the peacekeepers themselves. In my
    mind, that's pretty democratic. Anyway, you can view it whatever
    you want: King Athur and his knights or the Emperor and his
    Stormtroopers, it's always a dictatorship.

    There are several possibilities to fight a dictatorship:

    If you have a broad backup, you can start a revolution.
    If you are alone, you can wage a guerilla/terrorist war.
    If you are the heir, you can wait for the dictator to perish.

    There are certain rules in place here. They aren't written
    down, because we think that it's just the basic rules of
    civilized communication. Sometimes people don't even
    adhere to this rules. Then posts or threads get deleted.
    hth
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    No, Dean, I delete posts because when someone reports a post, I get e-mail. I hate e-mail. If I had my druthers, I'd delete every post here. I just get that much of a kick over repeatedly hitting delete.

    The first thread I edited was because, yes, you had used profanity, and you had unfairly said that a group had done it.

    You then proceeded to say why you wished that I was in the Towers when the airplanes hit. (among other profanity-laden rants)

    To top it all off, you posted about 15 threads (you numbered them, in case your memory's not that great) with exactly the same msg (full of profanity again).

    I don't buy your statement that if I hadn't deleted some of your posts, you wouldn't have made worse ones. You're no different than a spoiled 6 year old throwing a temper tantrum after his parents tell him "No".

    Hillbillie:
    >But shots like that is prolly why they delete your posts.

    Nope, sorry. They gotta be worse than that.

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