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When should censorship be permitted on EF?

Should we merely enforce the strict rules about what people can or can't post, or are there some grey areas?

For example, if a poster writes prolifically about one topic only and takes a huge amount of bandwidth promoting both beliefs and ultimately their business is that ok? And if that poster often cuts and pastes extremely lengthy extracts of other documents, is that ok?

For me, its not ok, but I'm interested to hear arguments.

At the very least, this propaganda belongs in Off Topic because it clearly is not related to Switzerland in any way
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Re: When should censorship be permitted on EF?

Several hundred thousand pages of trash and Mr 'Chips is worried about one enthusiastic vegan...

First world problems, eh?
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Re: When should censorship be permitted on EF?

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Several hundred thousand pages of trash and Mr 'Chips is worried about one enthusiastic vegan...

First world problems, eh?
I'm not worried in anyway at all. I just wanted to debate the point as I think its an interesting one. If i had an issue with any specific post or poster, I'd report it.

I shall resist searching the archives for your posts on matters earthshattering
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Re: When should censorship be permitted on EF?

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Several hundred thousand pages of trash and Mr 'Chips is worried about one enthusiastic vegan...

First world problems, eh?
I am new here and learning fast, but some of my postings have been well received I am not a gold Louie and can not please everyone
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Re: When should censorship be permitted on EF?

Some people really take this forum too seriously...its a laugh so enjoy it It also has some useful advice for newcomers and members
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Some people really take this forum too seriously...its a laugh so enjoy it It also has some useful advice for newcomers and members
Ok, I think my point has been missed. Must have written it badly. Moving on....
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Re: When should censorship be permitted on EF?

Personally, I cannot bear having people's beliefs forced onto me all the time, whether it be religion, food, lifestyle choices.
Even though I am a veggie (as is obvious from my avatar), I would not preach to all and sundry about it. It is my choice, everyone else is free to make their own.
If someone wants to convert me to their way of thinking, the worst thing they can do is keep banging on about it.
When a person is going on and on about one subject ad infinitum, usually my eyes just glaze over and I go and look for something more interesting.
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I am new here and learning fast, but some of my postings have been well received I am not a gold Louie and can not please everyone
You're fine. The OP is being a little unfair: you have posted about all kinds of things from the disposal of cardboard to Swiss electrical wiring. You also happen to have a lot to say about diet (mainly rubbish, but that's just my opinion). It's a forum, it's for talking about stuff that interests you, even if you're wrong.
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Re: When should censorship be permitted on EF?

Don't forget there is an ignore EF member function, and several are on my list: if you don't like someone's style just automatically ignore them.

Just open your "Control panel", then edit your "Ignore list".
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Don't forget there is an ignore EF member function, and several are on my list: if you don't like someone's style just automatically ignore them.

Just open your "Control panel", then edit your "Ignore list".
If I don't like someone's style, the last thing I do is ignore them...
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You also happen to have a lot to say about diet (mainly rubbish, but that's just my opinion). It's a forum, it's for talking about stuff that interests you, even if you're wrong.

BAH HA HA HA HA HA, Aw, thanks for that. Cheered me right up..
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No fun otherwise
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Re: When should censorship be permitted on EF?

The main point is that it is generally a single issue which is also the business of the poster. And posting recipes just bumps the threads. I think that is not really the spirit of the commercial rules here, even if it adheres to the letter of the law.
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The main point is that it is generally a single issue which is also the business of the poster. And posting recipes just bumps the threads. I think that is not really the spirit of the commercial rules here, even if it adheres to the letter of the law.

I agree..... but i dont care enough
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Oops my previous post has been censored
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Re: When should censorship be permitted on EF?

Vegan Chef hasn't advertised a business on EF. He's just posting about his pet topic, which happens to also be what he does for a living.

Is this some kind of witch hunt? I know he writes a lot of crap but trying to shut him down completely is a bit below the belt, don't you think?

Engage him! Argue with him! Prove him wrong!

... or go running to the admin...
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Re: When should censorship be permitted on EF?

My main objection is when people post large blocks of text, which have obviously been cut and pasted from websites. Not only is this treading thin copyright ground, but most posters haven't actually read such material. Such behaviour is heavily prevalent on homeopathy and anti-vaccine threads, funnily enough.

I wonder why....
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a huge amount of bandwidth


I don't think regular threads on recipes and juicing can be considered a "huge amount of bandwith".

There is so much useless shit posted on this forum every single day, I can't imagine anyone getting bothered by the occasional vegan-oriented post. I eat meat, I don't believe in whatever mystical power of juice the guy is trying to convey, but I like the juice recipes. You don't have to read any of it, but I, and some others, get some use out of the threads, so please focus your energies elsewhere.
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I'm going to concentrate my energies on getting the admin to install a Thanks button.

Oh, hang on... wrong forum...
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