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Polling Station thread that has been closed
« on: July 02, 2022, 09:38:15 PM »
Which moderator deleted the evidence of what Gurn said in the thread started by coffee?

Because if it was Gurn, that is completely unacceptable.
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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2022, 10:36:46 PM »
Why was the thread closed anyway?
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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2022, 05:12:05 AM »
I didn't really follow the drama and don't know what this refers to, but just want to take the chance to praise foxandpeng's contributions there. It is remarkable that such a good post came out of such a trainwreck of a "discussion."

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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2022, 05:43:20 AM »
Quite frankly, the thread being closed comes as no surprise to me. I certainly didn't help the discussion in the thread, but let's be honest here there were many posts that shot down the OP's initial question with vehemence. I'm not sure if the OP closed the thread or if Gurn closed it or if it was a joint decision made by Bruce and Gurn, but whatever the reason may be, there's no sense in it. A thread should only be closed by the OP unless things take a political or religious turn, which they did not in this particular instance.
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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2022, 05:50:57 AM »
The thread was page after page of the OP being belligerently attacked for creating a thread that didn't violate any forum rules.  While many of us were just attacking the idea of the list, specifically the tiers or criticizing the list itself, a few posters made it personal and hostile.  Whichever mod closed it was acting in the best interests of not just coffee but the community as a whole.

It is important to remember that frequency by itself can constitute harassment.  It doesn't just have to be one post that goes too far, it can be the unrelenting nature.

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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2022, 05:51:10 AM »
Quite frankly, the thread being closed comes as no surprise to me. I certainly didn't help the discussion in the thread ...

Let's call that an understatement.
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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2022, 05:52:10 AM »
The thread was page after page of the OP being belligerently attacked for creating a thread that didn't violate any forum rules.  While many of us were just attacking the idea of the list, specifically the tiers or criticizing the list itself, a few posters made it personal and hostile.  Whichever mod closed it was acting in the best interests of not just coffee but the community as a whole.

It is important to remember that frequency by itself can constitute harassment.  It doesn't just have to be one post that goes too far, it can be the unrelenting nature.

This.
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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2022, 05:52:46 AM »
I suspect it had pretty much run its course.  Certainly the original question had comprehensively been answered.

I try not to take personally the fact that it was locked immediately after I posted to it. ???

Indeed. Even though I don't agree with the thread being closed, I'm more peeved about some of my posts being deleted.
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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2022, 05:55:40 AM »
Let's call that an understatement.

Karl, you're not completely free of doing this yourself. Go to the political threads for example. Your insults are constant and rampant. I'm not painting myself to be a saint nor should you.
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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2022, 06:03:30 AM »
The thread was page after page of the OP being belligerently attacked for creating a thread that didn't violate any forum rules.  While many of us were just attacking the idea of the list, specifically the tiers or criticizing the list itself, a few posters made it personal and hostile.  Whichever mod closed it was acting in the best interests of not just coffee but the community as a whole.

It is important to remember that frequency by itself can constitute harassment.  It doesn't just have to be one post that goes too far, it can be the unrelenting nature.

To be fair, I never attacked the OP personally, but the idea of the list. I can't speak for other members' posts as I didn't read them all.
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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2022, 06:16:59 AM »
Karl, you're not completely free of doing this yourself. Go to the political threads for example. Your insults are constant and rampant. I'm not painting myself to be a saint nor should you.

When you're determined to sling mud, you come on with both hands full, don't you?
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Re: Polling Station thread that has been closed
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2022, 06:32:22 AM »
When you're determined to sling mud, you come on with both hands full, don't you?

I'm only slinging mud back at the person who slung it first. There was absolutely no need for you to comment on my post with what you wrote.
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