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Old 03.08.2021, 13:13
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Somebody appears to have forgotten to take their meds this morning.
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Old 03.08.2021, 13:15
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Somebody appears to have forgotten to take their meds this morning.
I like to take my mods with a pinch of salt.

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Old 03.08.2021, 13:22
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Lovely. A swing and a miss though, eh?

Lovely unbiased moderation from the new and improved team I see.

Gosh but your posts present as a condescending arse.
Not an insult. Definitely not. But a 21st century pet-name.

Does this qualify for the term "insulting an official"?
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Old 03.08.2021, 13:24
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Not an insult. Definitely not. But a 21st century pet-name.

Does this qualify for the term "insulting an official"?
Short bit of info, she won't be replying for 2 weeks.
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Old 03.08.2021, 13:24
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You're a moderator who openly supports Trump and then came into a forum basically out of nowhere and shut down a thread that contains posts critical of Trump ...
I take that as recognition that Trump is a spent force with absolutely no hope of re-election. That makes me exceptionally happy

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Old 03.08.2021, 13:27
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Short bit of info, she won't be replying for 2 weeks.
I know. It was rhetorical. No need for an answer.

I've already made up my mind about it - how EF is that?
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Old 03.08.2021, 13:31
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Every couple of weeks the same people call on certain mod to step down, due to his integrity, bias, blah blah. Reality is these folks feel threatened ( no idea why ) when a mod is on the opposite political spectrum.

This happens exclusively with liberals So much for liberty

Last week it was MC, now it's LiB tomorrow will be FMF...

It's a good show to be honest!
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Old 03.08.2021, 13:38
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Personally, I am against any discussion thread being locked, ever. That was the speciality of defrocked Coop website product ratings mod team

I did not find Lib's post insulting, specially as it was targeted at people who just can't get over the fact that they don't have the protection of their defrocked mods and keep doing their best to stir things up.

Being a centrist with common sense, my suggestion would be to maybe set up a safe zone for forum lefties and unlock the thread. Where else will Marton post his daily Trump links? Hey Marton, you could try posting Trump links on Coop website, that would be funny
Exactly, I don't particularly like to see threads locked nor longer term members banned for that matter. Better just ignore what you don't want to read, ultimately no one is forced to read everything.

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Every couple of weeks the same people call on certain mod to step down, due to his integrity, bias, blah blah. Reality is these folks feel threatened ( no idea why ) when a mod is on the opposite political spectrum.

This happens exclusively with liberals So much for liberty

Last week it was MC, now it's LiB tomorrow will be FMF...

It's a good show to be honest!
This is so true! Now that comfort blanket that allowed many to be insulting and rude without reproach has been removed, there's certainly some hard feelings!
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Old 03.08.2021, 13:48
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Marton: A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at BLM social justice demonstrators last year pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges, were fined, and agreed to give up the weapons they used during the confrontation.
Actual Description: On June 28, 2020, a crowd of approximately 500 Black Lives Matter protesters entered Portland Place, a private gated neighborhood, as they were attempting to walk from their initial gathering place to then gather in front of the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson on an adjacent neighborhood street. The crowd had come together in demonstration against Mayor Krewson . . .
Notice the difference. Lawers raising gun at BLM protesters vs. Roughly 500 BLM protesters break into a gated community and damage iron wrought gate.
Same incident, different portrayal.
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This is exactly the same as in my post so where is the problem?

You claimed my posts were erroneous which I do not accept.

"Different portrayal" - of course, this is simply called having a different opinion.

The fact is in that state if you point guns at " 500 Black Lives Matter protesters" you are guilty of a misdemeanor and get punished.
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Old 03.08.2021, 13:50
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And strangely the "righties" do not want to discuss their fallen hero?
Their are a lot of right-leaning people, especially on a place like this, who like low taxes and an orderly society who absolutely detest Trump. Trump was great for separating those with principles and those without.

Heck - i've stood for the UK conservative party before and enjoyed reading Marton's posts.

Let's not make this a counterrevolution and shut down "left-of-centre" (if Marton even identifies with that - which I doubt actually) views, and instead follow FMF's comments to make this somewhere where everyone can have their say without getting banned or the thread locked.

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Old 03.08.2021, 13:51
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But how does that change whether or not you made a personal insult or attack?
Good question
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Old 03.08.2021, 13:55
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This happens exclusively with liberals So much for liberty
Nope. It's about respect and standards. I don't share the same political views as RufusB or 22yds when he was here, but have no problem with either. With RufusB in particular, we 100% disagree on a particular issue, but I'd never fall out with her over it.

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Last week it was MC, now it's LiB tomorrow will be FMF...
Every week it's MC LiB who? FMF will settle into the role, but I'm reminded of when GlowJupiter (?) became a mod and was harangued constantly by certain members of the forum. That was diabolical.

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Old 03.08.2021, 13:55
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You do realize that mods have been attacked (often badly, personally) for months and months and months now?
I've not seen you comment on that ever.

I did not see Lib's comment as an attack but as his conclusion.
CliiniMuus joined EF on 06.06.2021 so how many months ago should they have commented?
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Old 03.08.2021, 14:00
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There seems to be some confusion here. You seem to think that people who don't like Trump are automatically left-wing.

That's a pretty blinkered way of looking at it. Many of his own party couldn't stand him.
True, I am the opposite of left-wing.

I find Trump a fascinating case for social study, his success at convincing people that black is white and up is down is amazing.

He has amassed a huge following who believe everything he says.

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Old 03.08.2021, 14:07
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CliiniMuus joined EF on 06.06.2021 so how many months ago should they have commented?
Well, they could have yesterday, the day before, over the week-end, last week .... you pick it.
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Old 03.08.2021, 14:08
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Every couple of weeks the same people call on certain mod to step down, due to his integrity, bias, blah blah. Reality is these folks feel threatened ( no idea why ) when a mod is on the opposite political spectrum.

There are two political spectrums? Since when?

What are they? Left-to-right, and Up-and-down`?

or is that you just don't have a clue what you are talking about?
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The mystery of EF has me spellbound once again! Would still consider myself as a (comparative) newbie, not really au fait regarding various camps, past animosities, running feuds etc. etc. Really striking, for me initially, was the high number of banned users encountered while looking up current and old threads. Unnaturally curious and hoping to avoid a similar fate, I tried to unearth the reason why mods had waved their pink wands at the offending posters in question. My conclusion: in most cases (apart from slightly obvious, short term trolls), the really triggering, offensive post had been deleted or somebody (not necessarily the mod) has very thin skin – what goes on behind the scenes is obscure.
Instead of questioning LIB’s credentials as a not recently very active mod or poster, I’d like to suggest a review of the banning process. A mod who has personally engaged in a, let’s say confrontational exchange with a poster, should defer from banning the “offender” themselves.
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Old 03.08.2021, 14:10
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Well, they could have yesterday, the day before, over the week-end, last week .... you pick it.
Ah, the ominous screeching of moving goalposts.

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A mod who has personally engaged in a, let’s say confrontational exchange with a poster, should defer from banning the “offender” themselves.
You would have thought that, wouldn't you? That would not be an unreasonable request.
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Old 03.08.2021, 14:12
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I find Trump a fascinating case for social study, his success at convincing people that black is white and up is down is amazing.

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Exactly!

It was an experiment into what happens when someone who isn't a politician is elected to the highest political office in the land. We also have a comparison with the election of Zelensky in the Ukraine. It's fascinating stuff, but not if you're on the receiving end of their policies.

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