Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1392 times:
I've been informed by one of my colleagues that my request that ran :Oh Jeezis, here we go again....KROC! Hailp! Cleanup in aisle 3" got a certain Anglo American Allaince Goes Down the Tube" thread tanked.
Folks, it was satire. However, I did alert the mods that it was getting a bit frisky there. I think that's the same way I keep getting these three day and one week vacations.
Ultimately, they (the moderators) act on their own and I am not one of them. I may not have been the only person who mentioned it, though because I think they're a little fed up with me being the Lineville Lip and all that....
Anyway, if you guys wanna beat the snot out of Bush, s'alright by me.
WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
No need to apologize just about everyone in that thread was bang except the thread starter. Even GDB and Klaus' posts were clear and concise. your clean up in aisle 3 carcked me up. I don't understand the mod's comments about US bashing though, it was more like a short course in modern diplomacy and politics.
I thought your comment was funny. I assumed it was Klaus's post that got the thread tanked. I have to admit, I was pretty surprised at the reason put forward. No one was bashing the US, Klaus was pointed (as he always is), but nothing he wrote was inaccurate or inflammatory, just uncomfortable.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21592 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1141 times:
I've always been an adamant proponent of self-policing of forum threads by the posting public. And the rather puzzling reason posted for the lock only further confirms my position on that. The only exception I can see from my side are extremely offensive posts which significantly cross the border of basic human decency or outright trolling just for the sake of watching the wreckage burn, not just exceeding the boundaries of my personal preferences.
I think the one thing that needs to be remembered is that playing with grownups can lead to the occasional bruise, but nobody is actually being destroyed around here,
While aggressive and accusatory, the thread starter in Anglo-American Aliance Dead? still deserved a bit more attention than just prefabricated responses - or the "nuclear destruction" of the entire discussion exactly when his points were getting addressed.
I have no doubt that not everybody particularly enjoys a closer look at some individual arguments, but discussions which are worthwile aren't always easy.
Some fingers always hovering over the big red button simply take the fun and the relevance out of the forums in the end, so we should conduct our discussion openly and fairly, and remain capable of de-escalation even when things are heating up at times.
Or simply close the thread and go elsewhere when we don't like a discussion, not destroy it for everybody else as well.