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Regarding the "Braveheart (Rape victim) thread" and others

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:03 pm

Dear all,

A decision was made over the last twelve hours to close and then remove from view the "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"" thread and several others from view. I, and some of my mod colleagues made the decision following a number of increasingly harsh ad hominem remarks, personal and generalized attacks and the railroading of the "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"" into a train wreck over gender inequality.
We will not tolerate the flagrant disrespect of other members and the terms of service, nor will we tolerate sexism of any form on this forum.
Later today I, or one of my admin/mod colleagues, will attempt to separate the off-topic and offensive material from the Braveheart thread and reinstall it in the public forum. The other threads, may or may not make a reappearance depending on the salvagable material in those threads.
I am sorry if our actions were not quick enough or the absence of the thread caused others to feel that their worthy contribution was not valued.
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Re: Regarding the "Braveheart (Rape victim) thread" and others

Postby Mr Man » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:16 pm

Ben wrote:Dear all,

A decision was made over the last twelve hours to close and then remove from view the "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"" thread and several others from view. I, and some of my mod colleagues made the decision following a number of increasingly harsh ad hominem remarks, personal and generalized attacks and the railroading of the "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"" into a train wreck over gender inequality.
We will not tolerate the flagrant disrespect of other members and the terms of service, nor will we tolerate sexism of any form on this forum.
Later today I, or one of my admin/mod colleagues, will attempt to separate the off-topic and offensive material from the Braveheart thread and reinstall it in the public forum. The other threads, may or may not make a reappearance depending on the salvagable material in those threads.
I am sorry if our actions were not quick enough or the absence of the thread caused others to feel that their worthy contribution was not valued.
kind regards,

Ben


Unless there was alot in that thread that I didn't see, I don't see how it could be described as a train wreck over "gender inequality".

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Re: Regarding the "Braveheart (Rape victim) thread" and others

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:29 pm

Mr Man wrote:
Ben wrote:Dear all,

A decision was made over the last twelve hours to close and then remove from view the "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"" thread and several others from view. I, and some of my mod colleagues made the decision following a number of increasingly harsh ad hominem remarks, personal and generalized attacks and the railroading of the "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"" into a train wreck over gender inequality.
We will not tolerate the flagrant disrespect of other members and the terms of service, nor will we tolerate sexism of any form on this forum.
Later today I, or one of my admin/mod colleagues, will attempt to separate the off-topic and offensive material from the Braveheart thread and reinstall it in the public forum. The other threads, may or may not make a reappearance depending on the salvagable material in those threads.
I am sorry if our actions were not quick enough or the absence of the thread caused others to feel that their worthy contribution was not valued.
kind regards,

Ben


Unless there was alot in that thread that I didn't see, I don't see how it could be described as a train wreck over "gender inequality".


Maybe there was, Mr Man - maybe its just my interpretation. Anyway, the thread is now locked and removed from view and we will be restoring it as soon as we can.
kind regards,

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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