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Old 03-19-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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I've been away a while (no, not in jail....)
I used to like coming to this website because everybody could speak their mind. Now I see censored posts everywhere, members are gone (banned?!), and people who keep blabbing the same things post after post.
Charlie, did you start delegating other people to help you moderate?
After all, we're all adults here, no reason to censor posts unless, of course, they contained obscenities.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:02 PM   #2
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After all, we're all adults here, no reason to censor posts unless, of course, they contained obscenities.
The only time I "moderate" posts is when someone violates one of the forum rules. It doesn't have to just be a post with obscenities, it could contain a personal attack, rude message, or "bash" someone or something. I had been pretty lenient, but things really have started to get out of control. The current unfortunate economic conditions seem to have brought out a lot of passion in folks (whether its about saving Saturn, the Government's loan to the GM, or politics), and some get carried away and post something inappropriate. Ironically, there have been quite a few "adults" post in "childish" ways.

I used to just delete offensive posts, but then I received complaints that posts seemed to "disappear." Other times, I would get accused of deleting posts that weren't deleted. Leaving a note behind in place of an inappropriate post is my way of trying to strike a balance between the two.

Hope that helps explain things.

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Old 03-19-2009, 11:09 PM   #3
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Ironically, there have been quite a few "adults" post in "childish" ways.
But some times the stuff is funny The way I see things, people that are public figures or executives of publicly bailed out companies are wide open targets for a little ribbing. If they had any semblance of competency or decency, they would have retired and gone away. Even the courts agree that public figures are not granted the same protections as private citizens when it comes to saying silly stuff about them as this is part of the venting process.

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Old 03-19-2009, 11:23 PM   #4
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:59 PM   #5
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well, nooo...not really...
i left my watch around here,somewhere....


...but i can't find it...
I once had a pretty lady who came up to me and asked what time it was after her diamond watch had stopped.....

and I said....

Does anyone really know what time it is?
Does anyone really care?


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I once had a pretty lady who came up to me and asked what time it was after her diamond watch had stopped.....

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Does anyone really know what time it is?
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25 or 6 to 4... 25 or 6 to 4.

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I've been away a while (no, not in jail....)
I used to like coming to this website because everybody could speak their mind. Now I see censored posts everywhere, members are gone (banned?!), and people who keep blabbing the same things post after post.
Charlie, did you start delegating other people to help you moderate?
After all, we're all adults here, no reason to censor posts unless, of course, they contained obscenities.
It's good to be back to the US!
Please don't nail Charlie for sticking up for Saturn. There is a big difference between a probability and a certainty. It used to be the American way to appreciate those that fight against the odds as opposed to those who quit. I don't know for sure how this will all turn out and neither does anyone else. I believe that all Charlie is saying is to give Saturn a chance to play out ALL its options before you declare the patient dead.

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Old 03-22-2009, 11:47 AM   #10
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Please don't nail Charlie for sticking up for Saturn. There is a big difference between a probability and a certainty. It used to be the American way to appreciate those that fight against the odds as opposed to those who quit. I don't know for sure how this will all turn out and neither does anyone else. I believe that all Charlie is saying is to give Saturn a chance to play out ALL its options before you declare the patient dead.
Well put John10. It couldn't have been said any better or straight-forward.

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