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    What Are the Real Rules of This Forum?

    I've read the forum's rules as posted, yet I cannot help but wonder if those are actually the forum's rules.

    For example, it now appears that merely posting an unpopular opinion, even if it is 100% topical, is against the forum's rules.

    It also appears that members with unpopular opinions are open season for personal attacks and insults.

    Some clarification would be appreciated.
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    eh.. shut the $#@! up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    eh.. shut the $#@! up
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    There is no excuse for personal attacks and insults, under any circumstances. Some people will perceive an insult, of course, if you do nothing more than disagree with them about something, but there's little a person can do about that. I know the thread you're referring to and you were insulted, no question.

    As for the expression of "an unpopular opinion" being a rule violation, unless someone on the Mod team actually advised you that your post in a particular thread violated a rule, my guess would be that you didn't. You were taken to task (by me and others) for writing what you did not because you'd violated a rule, but because it seemed to us (to me, anyway - I shouldn't presume to speak for the others) that you'd missed the point of the thread and were unnecessarily injecting a sour note into a thread about family reunions and happiness. Not every inappropriate post is necessarily a rule violation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    There is no excuse for personal attacks and insults, under any circumstances. Some people will perceive an insult, of course, if you do nothing more than disagree with them about something, but there's little a person can do about that. I know the thread you're referring to and you were insulted, no question.

    As for the expression of "an unpopular opinion" being a rule violation, unless someone on the Mod team actually advised you that your post in a particular thread violated a rule, my guess would be that you didn't. You were taken to task (by me and others) for writing what you did not because you'd violated a rule, but because it seemed to us (to me, anyway - I shouldn't presume to speak for the others) that you'd missed the point of the thread and were unnecessarily injecting a sour note into a thread about family reunions and happiness. Not every inappropriate post is necessarily a rule violation.
    I welcome any and all disagreements and debates so long as they do not contain irrelevant personal attacks.
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    Sounds like questioning the moderation again. So nothing technical. Oh and if it is in the Hole.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Sounds like questioning the moderation again. So nothing technical. Oh and if it is in the Hole.


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    It is questioning the mods. It isn't the Hole. Nothing will happen.
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    It is a question about moderation, not a mod action. There's a difference although I don't expect some to understand due to the lack of cognitive skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    It is questioning the mods. It isn't the Hole. Nothing will happen.
    Of course it is.....under the guise of a thought if the forum rules are actually the forum rules. Knowing the forum rules are the forum rules. Despite no action taken by the mods based on a real example pertaining to the one doing the questioning. Wherein he had no action taken against him but felt butt hurt for being chastised for derailing a thread. Wherein he felt the issue was due to his unpopular opinion.


    Naturally the simpleminded would think about differences of questioning moderation despite knowing that the forum rules are the forums rules.


    Just goes to show why that public education problem of comprehension starting at 4th grade follows them for the rest of life.
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    “Conscientiously believing that the proper condition of the negro is slavery, or a complete subjection to the white man, and entertaining the belief that the day is not distant when the old Union will be restored with slavery nationally declared to be the proper condition of all of African descent, and in view of the future harmony and progress of all the States of America, I have been induced to issue this address, so that there may be no misunderstanding in the future”

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