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Old 09-02-2019, 08:22 AM   #16
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:31 AM   #17
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Good idea. You are answering peoples opinions as if they are questions when they are clearly not. Perhaps things will appear more clear to you after we are away from the subject for a bit.
 
Old 09-02-2019, 08:58 AM   #18
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From where I was standing there was no need to lock the thread. The subject matter was "political correctness" related to the gimp name and the "glimpse" fork, from the start and throughout the thread it was an ontopic offtopic thread - if it drifted offtopic, it was not by much.

The last post before Jeremy's was redacted by that poster - so my guess would be that it was that post which earned a report and led to the closure.

Anyway... carry on.

 
Old 09-02-2019, 11:26 AM   #19
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I like the overall results of Jeremy's censorship on this site. He keeps it civil. I don't think I'd have locked that thread, but I'm not him. Besides I might not have seen it all.

The only other time I remember being interested in a thread that got locked was the time Linus Torvalds mysteriously disappeared from public view and sent an unusually-formatted email supporting the then-new CoC.* At least one thread drifted in that direction and was closed so quickly that I started to suspect some pro-CoC bias, but once someone started a dedicated CoC thread is was allowed to run its course.

Here's a thought, the CoC and the GIMP fork were both said to be related to the darker side of a certain well-publicised movement. You don't have to look far to find similar discussions turning into rampant flame-fests on other sites. Maybe Jeremy has noted that and is extra careful to prevent unrelated threads drifting into such flammable territory. Not out of any bias, but to avoid rants.

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Anyway... carry on.
Indeed.



*Yes I could have made that sound less like a conspiracy theory, but that's how it looked at the time and the facts are accurate as far as I recall.
 
Old 09-03-2019, 01:37 AM   #20
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A general spoken and moderation done should be enough, I think. Something like: "Hey guys, this thread is going too far off-topic. Please return to the topic and calm down, or I would need to lock this thread. Thanks, Jeremy."

It wouldn't have done some harm to him or other members.
  • neither did the locking of the thread. Yes, it was "your thread", but you can get over it now. You started a new one (this one) and it hasn't been locked yet - hooray.
  • arguably, some folks would've reacted exactly as you did, only from within the thread. Which would have derailed it completely.

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From where I was standing there was no need to lock the thread. The subject matter was "political correctness" related to the gimp name and the "glimpse" fork, from the start and throughout the thread it was an ontopic offtopic thread - if it drifted offtopic, it was not by much.
I disagree. It was drifting into a discussion about a certain American terrorist who also "wrote some good stuff" - that was definitely far Off-Topic - and, who knows, maybe potentially against US law?

IMO, that thread wasn't very interesting from the start; I admit contributing to it for a little "sh!ts & giggles".
If you (OP) really wanted to rekindle that CoC discussion again, that wasn't the way to do it.

Last edited by ondoho; 09-04-2019 at 02:43 AM. Reason: made it clear that the last "You" is about OP
 
Old 09-03-2019, 06:53 AM   #21
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The thread was certainly trivial - which is why your continued in depth analysis is quite ironic.

 
Old 09-03-2019, 10:21 AM   #22
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and, who knows, maybe potentially against US law?
This is the most inane thing I have read in a while, discussing literature is not against the law in the US.
 
Old 09-03-2019, 11:55 AM   #23
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lol, nice to see the OP has thrown their teddy out the pram in a toddler tantrum and edit/deleted their posts in this thread.

If I had $1 for everyone that came on my forum and complained about me "suppressing their freedom of speech" when I didn't let them break my rules then I'd be a rich man.
 
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:17 PM   #24
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It's a shame I didn't get to quote the post where RSH said he didn't even read all the posts in that thread before starting a new thread (this one) to complain it was locked.
 
Old 09-05-2019, 08:11 PM   #25
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Hey. The account still shows as "RSH" on https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ but "removed001" almost everywhere else.

Are some parts of the forum slow (because of, I don't know, caching) to pick up on username changes?
 
  


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