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Old 03.02.2020, 21:35
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Mods, if you are going to close threads then please...

...don't in future do it while actively responding to people. If you are closing it because it has turned particularly toxic then fine that's perfectly understandable, but doing so while actually quoting and responding to people that can no longer reply back to you, due to you locking said thread, is unfair and a somewhat lily-livered. You are essentially having your say while using (and mildly abusing) your mod powers to cut off others ability to respond... even if those people are... well... st2lemans and TonyClifton.

Post in point: https://www.englishforum.ch/3144401-post1303.html

PS: 3Wishes, I think you misread while replying as Tony was saying that homophobia was criminalised, not homosexuality. You may want to correct that.

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Old 03.02.2020, 21:52
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Re: Mods, if you are going to close threads then please...

is longbyt a mod again??? (she did it once or thrice)
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Old 03.02.2020, 21:53
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...don't in future do it while actively responding to people. If you are closing it because it has turned particularly toxic then fine that's perfectly understandable, but doing so while actually quoting and responding to people that can no longer reply back to you, due to you locking said thread, is unfair and a somewhat lily-livered. You are essentially having your say while using (and mildly abusing) your mod powers to cut off others ability to respond... even if those people are... well... st2lemans and TonyClifton.

Post in point: https://www.englishforum.ch/3144401-post1303.html

PS: 3Wishes, I think you misread while replying as Tony was saying that homophobia was criminalised, not homosexuality. You may want to correct that.

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I appreciate the feedback.

The thread HAD run its course, and my reply was only addressing legal questions, not so much personal opinions that would again require some sort of rebuttal. Nothing would be gained by leaving it open past my post.

That said, I could have left it at the first sentence. Then someone else would probably start a new thread to complain about censoring opinions by shutting down threads. Such is the life of a mod.

I looked at the post by TC that you mentioned, and you are right - I mis-read what was written. I'll go fix that.
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Old 03.02.2020, 21:54
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Re: Mods, if you are going to close threads then please...

I think the thread should have stayed open. I don't believe this is the end of the story and it would be interesting to see what develops.

If certain users have gone against forum rules and used hate-speech or whatever, then warn or ban the users rather than close the thread.
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Old 03.02.2020, 22:04
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I am happy it has been closed. The homophobia and childish "I shall disagree with you on principle because I don't like you" carrying on was getting a bit much.
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Old 03.02.2020, 22:11
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Re: Mods, if you are going to close threads then please...

The thread has been closed!



But wait. No. What's this? https://www.englishforum.ch/3144424-post9.html Aghh - it's alive!
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Old 03.02.2020, 22:30
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The thread has been closed!

But wait. No. What's this? https://www.englishforum.ch/3144424-post9.html Aghh - it's alive!
Thanks, I've removed it. As others can't make their points on the closed thread, it is unfair to allow a different thread to be de-railed by carrying over comments from the closed one. The person can make a point related to SVP and Coca Cola if they want to post on that thread.
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Old 03.02.2020, 22:34
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Thanks, I've removed it. As others can't make their points on the closed thread, it is unfair to allow a different thread to be de-railed by carrying over comments from the closed one. The person can make a point related to SVP and Coca Cola if they want to post on that thread.
So if there's further news developments on the Laederach saga, can a new thread be started, the old one re-opened or is it a subject that cannot be mentioned?
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Old 03.02.2020, 22:43
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So if there's further news developments on the Laederach saga, can a new thread be started, the old one re-opened or is it a subject that cannot be mentioned?
I'd say start a new thread with the new information (keeping it civil, of course ) and if mods determine it's related enough we might merge and re-open as was we have done before with threads. Or we might leave it closed and try to keep any new thread on track. Herding cats comes to mind.

It is a relevant topic and can be an interesting discussion. Clearly there are strongly held views on social responsibility when shopping, and they're not limited to one company.
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Old 04.02.2020, 00:12
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I am happy it has been closed. The homophobia and childish "I shall disagree with you on principle because I don't like you" carrying on was getting a bit much.
Absolutely. It was about time.....high time!
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Old 04.02.2020, 08:10
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Re: Mods, if you are going to close threads then please...

I don't mind that it was closed (I "logged off" the thread barely hours before it was locked down), although I don't see why that was needed (yeah, it HAD run its course, and it was branching off into a slightly different topic). I don't remember seeing people insulting each other or calling names, as I've seen many times before, so it could have been interesting where it was going, as Tom1234 said.
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Old 04.02.2020, 08:13
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I don't mind that it was closed (I "logged off" the thread barely hours before it was locked down), although I don't see why that was needed (yeah, it HAD run its course, and it was branching off into a slightly different topic). I don't remember seeing people insulting each other or calling names, as I've seen many times before, so it could have been interesting where it was going, as Tom1234 said.
Oh God, you don't want to know.

3Wishes took the best decision considering.....well, considering EF.

But sure. Let's fancy a bit. Would you feel comfortable, if you were gay, to read that thread? And I don't mean Laderach position, which is ultra-public now, I mean what this subject reveals about simple people..."thy neighbour" ..... Nah, you could live without it. You always knew anyways.
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Old 04.02.2020, 08:23
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Re: Mods, if you are going to close threads then please...

I think the LGBT community has been hardened by lifelong exposure to discrimination, insults and alienation in the physical world. Some forum members sharing their anti-gay or biggot opinions online probably won't put a dent in their probably-already-thick-skin.
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Old 04.02.2020, 08:38
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...don't in future do it while actively responding to people. If you are closing it because it has turned particularly toxic then fine that's perfectly understandable, but doing so while actually quoting and responding to people that can no longer reply back to you, due to you locking said thread, is unfair and a somewhat lily-livered. You are essentially having your say while using (and mildly abusing) your mod powers to cut off others ability to respond... even if those people are... well... st2lemans and TonyClifton.

Post in point: https://www.englishforum.ch/3144401-post1303.html

PS: 3Wishes, I think you misread while replying as Tony was saying that homophobia was criminalised, not homosexuality. You may want to correct that.

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Is this normal?!
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Is this normal?!

What is normal??
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Oh God, you don't want to know.

3Wishes took the best decision considering.....well, considering EF.

But sure. Let's fancy a bit. Would you feel comfortable, if you were gay, to read that thread? And I don't mean Laderach position, which is ultra-public now, I mean what this subject reveals about simple people..."thy neighbour" ..... Nah, you could live without it. You always knew anyways.
Who knows, would they? Sounds like you’ve already decided on their behalf though! Good there’s people like you watching out for them!
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Old 04.02.2020, 08:48
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Who knows, would they? Sounds like you’ve already decided on their behalf though! Good there’s people like you watching out for them!
Yes. There should be more people like me and less like you. I can troll you too, you know.

What's left relevant to that thread that you didn't already post there, btw? Why are you so upset? You have made numerous posts on that thread reiterating your opinions. You had your supporters and your audience. Wasn't that enough?

And you might take EF for what is NOT - a court room or a Parliament. We don't get to decide other people's rights here you know.
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Old 04.02.2020, 09:01
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Who knows, would they? Sounds like you’ve already decided on their behalf though! Good there’s people like you watching out for them!
I'm not one to groan, but I felt that sarcasm there was totally uncalled for. It only leads to a downward spiral of negative exchanges. If everyone did their best to keep the debate at a civil level, we wouldn't even have this thread at all.
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Yes. There should be more people like me and less like you.
Well, this isn't an invitation for a genuine exchange either, tbh.
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Well, this isn't an invitation for a genuine exchange either, tbh.
Well, I expected you to be on top of these things.

I responded the same way.

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