View Poll Results: Do you think it is excessive to close this thread in "Off Topic"

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  1.    #1  
    The Hall Monitors need to take a hit from the collective peace pipe and chill out. Think of it as an experiment in human sociology; sometimes the most interesting, entertaining, most poingnant things come from things which don't conform. If you spend too much time trying to censor everything you'll miss out on the true meaning of what is is.
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    "So that means there could be a whole Universe inside an atom of my fingernail?"

    -Pinto
    I've heard that polar bear steaks are tough, but maybe if you marinated them in beer they'd turn out all right.
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    Exactly....
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    ...and that universe, along with all other infinite universes, exist in parallel within the universe inside your mind.
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    <Moved>

    PunkAce,

    We try to keep this site clear of swear or cuss words, implied, percieved or otherwise. If you don't want the rules in this site, then please move on.

    Thanks
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    If insults and swears are to lead us to a higher truth, I'm happy here on the ground. We don't censor ideas as you imply, merely ways of expressing them. This is the standard most free countries follow
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRamsauer
    If insults and swears are to lead us to a higher truth, I'm happy here on the ground. We don't censor ideas as you imply, merely ways of expressing them. This is the standard most free countries follow
    "Thou doust protest to much" comes to mind...it just seems that when something is said that is a little off the beaten path, (like the word "crap" for god's sake) a threat is given that "you will be kicked out and banned forever".
    ??????????! I think everyone using this board is an adult, (I don't know many underage kids with a $600 phone and nerdy enough to be posted regularly on these boards, let alone be a "moderator" on one, so I think the word "crap" can be used without anyone being offended. Especially after the inconsistency of having the "f" word used in a explanation of what not to use by MarkEagle himself?????!!! how do you explain that Hipocracy??? As far as your invitation to move on....I may very well consider that option, and I am thinking of making another website as a resource for users without this Gestapo mentality. I did not imply that you censor ideas, i merely said that your trigger finger is itchy and your moderators are drunk with the "power" to throw somebody out...it's a little monotonous at best. Furthermore if you are going to have a set of rules, don't you think that you should follow them as well? On the subject of comparing this forum as being a model of most countries ( a stretch don't you think? and a little meglomaniactic, if I may say so) Most countries follow their OWN rules that they set, (a least in theory) otherwise there would be anarchy. But I digress: Thanks for the memories....
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    We cannot satisfy everyone all of the time. And unfortunately it looks like you have come down distinctly on the "unsatisfied" of the camp. Fortunately we force no one to continue posting nor do we force people to read these forums. Reasonable people differ all the time, and the great thing about a free society is we can't tell people how to think. Of course, neither can you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRamsauer
    We cannot satisfy everyone all of the time. And unfortunately it looks like you have come down distinctly on the "unsatisfied" of the camp. Fortunately we force no one to continue posting nor do we force people to read these forums. Reasonable people differ all the time, and the great thing about a free society is we can't tell people how to think. Of course, neither can you.
    great response I'm not the one complaining, or the one with the problem...
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    that rug really brought the room together.
  11.    #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by matthew23
    that rug really brought the room together.
    LOL...

    "Nihilists! F**k me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."
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    haha...we're nihilists...we care about nothing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkAce
    I think everyone using this board is an adult
    There are times when I really wonder about that...


    I think the word "crap" can be used without anyone being offended. Especially after the inconsistency of having the "f" word used in a explanation of what not to use by MarkEagle himself?????!!! how do you explain that Hipocracy???
    Every definition I've seen for your favorite word lists it as an "obscene" reference. That makes it innappropriate, wouldn't you say? No different than the (former) link of mine that seems to have you all riled up. No hypocracy for me means none for you, either.


    i merely said that your trigger finger is itchy and your moderators are drunk with the "power" to throw somebody out...it's a little monotonous at best.
    Hmmm... just checked and Kurt hasn't banned anybody. As for me, I've banned 5... count 'em... 5 users in 5 years. In total, there have been less than 100 users banned out of over 40,000 registered (and several of them were the same people reincarnating themselves). If that constitutes itchy trigger fingers, then so be it.


    As far as your invitation to move on....I may very well consider that option...

    Thanks for the memories....
    Does this mean we can close your account?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRamsauer
    ...we force no one to continue posting nor do we force people to read these forums...
    Oh my gosh, I am gonna have so much free time now.


    No sarcasm now. Serious question ok.
    Moderators, In regards to the meaning of the word crap as referenced by Mark above. I have always understood it to mean garbage, junk, or poo, but it has always been a word that has been accepted in polite company.

    But I want to ask about junk. Can mean garbage or stuff of inferior quality, but lately it has a vulgar slang mean too. Is it still acceptable? And if crap and junk are not viable descriptors on TC any longer w=could you offer acceptable alternatives?

    Thanks, keep up the good work.
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  15.    #15  
    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagle
    There are times when I really wonder about that...
    yeah me too...worried about the word crap? wow. Has the makings of 7th grade tattle tale stuff. "I'm gunna tell if you say crap again"

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagle
    Every definition I've seen for your favorite word lists it as an "obscene" reference. That makes it innappropriate, wouldn't you say? No different than the (former) link of mine that seems to have you all riled up. No hypocracy for me means none for you, either.
    What??? I don't even see a point here...and no I'm not riled up? the word Crap obsene? ok....whatever

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagle
    Hmmm... just checked and Kurt hasn't banned anybody. As for me, I've banned 5... count 'em... 5 users in 5 years. In total, there have been less than 100 users banned out of over 40,000 registered (and several of them were the same people reincarnating themselves). If that constitutes itchy trigger fingers, then so be it.
    If you can read what I said, (tried to keep it at 7th grade reading level for you) I said going around threatening to ban people...

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagle
    Does this mean we can close your account?
    I haven't decided yet, I'll let you know...but if you feel the need to ban me for giving my opinion, then go ahead Hall Monitor...but remember in back to when you were 7th grade that the Hall Monitor had no friends......
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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkAce
    ban me for giving my opinion
    Yeah, that's what all us itchy trigger finger moderators do. Gimme a break. If you're one of the so-called adults you referred to previously, you know full well what we're talking about here. Stop acting like that 7th grader you seem to abhor.
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    MarkEagle
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  17.    #17  
    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagle
    Yeah, that's what all us itchy trigger finger moderators do. Gimme a break. If you're one of the so-called adults you referred to previously, you know full well what we're talking about here. Stop acting like that 7th grader you seem to abhor.
    I know you are, but what am I?
  18. #18  
    Isn't this thread more worthy of a PM exchange? Of course, as I think about it more, I suppose locking it would only serve to fuel fire

    I suppose someone will have to be willing to forego "the last word"
  19. #19  
    This thread is going nowhere. This thread is closed.

    PunkAce, if you have an issue with any Moderator or policies within this forum, bring it to the attention of Miradu or Marcus. Until then, you can move on and cease from any more references to how Moderators should run this forum. Consider this as your one and last warning.

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