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Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:31 pm
by MaryB
Wybe wrote:Efc / Rob,

As I told you in my PM, if you don’t stop with your insulting postings to other members of the forum I will remove you as a member. And you did it again, so I removed you (efc) as a member.

Wybe

Yippee! Thank you Wybe!

But who's to say that he won't come back under another name? :roll:

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:29 pm
by John Etherington
Does he stand to get voted back for a second term?

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:12 am
by Wybe
I gave him a fair chance, but he has not used it.

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:16 am
by John Etherington
not like his American "hero" then...

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:08 pm
by GinaDCG
My response to developments is gratuitious, but, for what it's worth, here I go anyway:

thanks Wybe. I don't believe efc was capable of appreciating that difference (and I used this example before -- forgive the repetition) between free speech and yelling "Fire" in a crowded theater.

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:22 pm
by MaryB
Gina - you hit the nail on the head!

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:35 pm
by Alsiony
(This is 'by the by' concerning the true meaning of this thread - and I was 'umming and 'arring trying to decide whether to post on this or not...

But... I appear to have played a part in the last straw for efc - I had no idea that he has obviously upset enough people for this to happen.

I don't regret anything that I have posted mind you... I hope I don't sound like I am being paranoid! I didn't know whether to acknowledge it all or not - but you're all such nice guys - and I think you're all getting to know me well by now (apologies ;-) ), so I probably didn't need to have said anything anyways...

A
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straws

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:49 pm
by Cate
Hi Alsiony - It very much seems that this was going to happen regardless. it's just that by chance, when it did happen, he was jumping up and down on your straw - If it hadn't been your straw it would have been somebody else's.

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:35 pm
by Alsiony
I know that you are right Cate :) - I was having an English moment about it really (though a genuine moment that I sincerely mean)...as in it would've been rude for me to not atleast acknowledge events and respond accordingly.
I'm hardly what you would call a female equivalent of a stuttering Hugh Grant - but I am an English-woman nevertheless! Anyhows - enough from me on it ;)

A
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Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:33 pm
by Tony
It's a hard life but that's the way it goes. Some you win, some you lose - just like politics. Looks as if he is a loser.

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:55 pm
by John the Shorts
I have noticed since the ban my "ignore" isn't working - I can now see the posts

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:34 pm
by Evie B
Shhhh, Shhhh
It's, oh, so quiet shh,shh
It's, oh, so still shh,shh
You're all alone shh, shh
And so peaceful until...
Bjork

Peace and quiet have broken out for now
Evie B
:)

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:05 pm
by Mabeanie1
Perhaps we can get back to Jarkko's question now?

Wendy

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:35 pm
by Paula
We don't need to Wendy - problem solved.

Re: What to do with the Politics?

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:38 am
by merton
Hi Jarkko,

While I regret the decision to end the Politics section, I’m stunned by its removal.. It’s as if it never happened. The contributions at times were intemperate, indiscriminate, sometimes insulting, but very often insightful and informative. By and large the contributors struck me as committed and I wonder if the removal is a fair way of acknowledging deeply held views.
Is it possible to recover the link to the section and perhaps lock it? Even if only for posterity and historical records I think it is important to acknowledge its existence .
Perhaps there is a link elsewhere that I have not seen?

All the best,
Merton