pergesus, I in no way suggested that the rules be ignored or that we allow the posting of illegal material, the questions is simply, "how far can one go these days?".
I am just observing a drastic change to the style of moderation, I am not saying that you as a moderator are doing a bad job, because you are right, there is too much stuff that should be closed. But what enforcement do we have in place that would prevent anything of the nature to be posted again?
None. Rules are broken simply because they are called "rules", and that we cannot change within the society that we as "individuals" choose to associate ourselves with.
I am wondering to what happened to the "what a dumbass lets flame him 30 times before closing the topic" attitude, fact is that few of the topics closed explain why they have been closed, and dont start quoteing back to be what it apparently says in the rules because you and I know that unless you have to sign a dotted line somewhere you dont bother reading the terms and conditions.
So there is few things we can do and realistically there is no point in debating in who is right or wrong, because there seems to be no logical answer to that anymore.
We used to flame people to unbelievable extends but even that option, maybe even a priviledge, is being taken away from what we set out to do, which is to educate the less knowledgable by one mean or the other. So how is someone to learn about what is not right and what is right when we dont even give our members the choice to explain why these people are considered to post utter and total crap.
This is not a political debate and the suggestive/provocative term "republican shithole" was a comparisson to the current political state of various powerful nations on earth and please ignore as obviously you find it insulting to whatever (possibly belief) you may have, but to compare a real life situation to a past era of slaughter such as nationalism and comunism is not right, unless of course you look at a wider perspective of things, because what is a republican?
Well here are some key points I
have observed about republicans:
- White person
- Highly patriotic
- Generally ignorant
- Thinks they are gods gift to humanity
- Huge capitalists
- Less concerned about the less needy
Ok thats a stupid list but its a true list, and yes it can be adapted to [censored] loads of governements and whatsoever, but I ask you to look at the current gov in the US and tell me what there isnt wrong with it, because if you find me a valid reason why 80% of floridas non-white/american residents where banned from voting in the last elections?
Tell me why does the governement back out of huge international treaties regarding pollution, warfare and the manufacturing of damaging chemicals, that prohibit certain emission/products (whatever) and then still thinks it has the right as a nation to attack other political environements that have alot less problems like that?
Why is half of Bush's campaign sponsored by NOTHING BUT republican corporations/governors and why do subsequently all these corporations get easier ways to avoid huge fines for environemental damage or whatever.
But it is acceptable to arrest the wrong man (who happens to be mentally damaged) and jail him for 2 years for a crime he had not comitted allthough the crime was commited on the other coast of america and he was arrested about 2 hours later to the exact contrary location of the [censored] nation, then the public defendant makes such an effort to question this man that he spends about 2 minutes with him and then pleads him guilty, off course him being black, about the same age as the person that comitted the crime and also shared the same name (unfortunately they failed to notice that this man had skitzophenia!!!!!!)....
[censored] this i am getting into something that i dare not touch with a 60 foot pole and has nothing to do with the orginal problem.