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Old 01-16-2020, 11:14 PM   #1
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I have not broken any rules, I did not incite any flamewar. I am appealing this warning I received by PM.

This warning I received was invalid.

I did not incite any flame war. I said that flame wars should be allowed somewhere else. I meant literally what I said.

This is completely different than what I am accused of.

I will not tolerate such a false accusation from anyone, and I ask this be repealed.

Seems the topic cannot be discussed with civility after all.

Thread closed.
Where is the incivility? My replies were matter-of-fact, civil responses to false claims-- as I would make in any other thread and more politely (and with greater care) than I have made in the past.

I now ask the following:

Repeal this warning, or ban me from the forum.

I won't stay where such a farcical, inconsistent, and arbitrary interpretation dictates what is said here.

Remove the warning or remove me-- I don't care which. It says more about this forum than anything else.

Dear freemedia2018,

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Inciting a flame war. LQ rules violation

Please also review the LQ rules.

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Why should they have flame wars? Why do people have to have a holy war about an init system?
Your questions are preventing you from getting meaningful answers.

1. It's not a holy war. It's corporate monopolies vs. free users. Next you'll say it's not a monopoly-- the term "de facto" applies here.

2. If you want to know who does consider it a holy war, I've got a Bill Gates quote where he calls it one. But even if Microsoft weren't involved, they learned their tactics from IBM who wrote the book (literally. There's a book. In fact there are a few now.)

Aggressive zealotry shouldn't be acceptable anywhere I think.
Good, then you're against the cult-like abuse and military tactics the corporations are using against users.

All the arguing about systemd or any other software vs software on any forum around has done nothing but make people angry.
That isn't true at all, but people do say that so the conversation remains one-sided. There are several communities manufacturing consensus by censoring critics, and this goes beyond systemd. They were happily doing it to hurt Stallman as well.

No one ever wins. Both sides need to get over it and themselves.
So nobody should stand up to corporations, we should just bend over and take it? That's freedom in your book?

I just don't want to see forums with decent people degenerate into a powder keg like most of the middle east in this world. Ethnic cleansing and stuff for some of the most stupid reasons.
This has nothing to do with the Middle East or ethnic cleansing-- though there are defense contracts involved, if it's peace you really want.

If you want to stop Forever Wars, dialogue is a must-- not Codes of Conduct and Cones of Silence. I assume you know what JFK said about "those who make peaceful revolution impossible"?

Arguments, unlike Forever Wars, are natural. I'm just saying there should be a place for them. If everybody runs from those places there won't be a lot of Web left, just pictures of cats and instructions on installing Ubuntu on your Indoor Amazon voice-recording home cameras.
Warnings serve as a reminder to you of the forum's rules, which you are expected to understand and follow.

All the best,
"All the best" indeed!
Old 01-16-2020, 11:30 PM   #2
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Warnings serve as a reminder to you of the forum's rules, which you are expected to understand and follow.
I don't know how they expect me to understand rules that I'm accused of breaking when I know I haven't.

I did not incite a flame war. I was not less than civil.
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