Omg i just logged in and i have NEVER had a post flagged or removed , i have tried my hardest to be welcoming and helpful , ive wanted so many times to go off on certain people for always turning threads into bullshit bickering platforms to preach what they believe or their feelings , this thread should have not offended anyone, ive seen people ask in other threads to a single person and ive seen people mistake people so i figured why not ask ??? Now that the question has been asked its some how controversial , i havent read through the last posts but this shit needs to stop go to pms and argue and fight …
Absolutely agree here.
but seeing as all my posts have got flagged, I’d just like to make it clear that, inasmuch as I was arguing, I was arguing for the inclusive view. I’m not sure if that was misunderstood, if my jokes (at my own expense ) were thought to be in poor taste or (most likely) it’s simply that I replied to posts that were deemed inappropriate? Probably the latter, at least mostly.
In any case, i do very much hope my opinions won’t be inferred, by future readers,as running counter to yours, Chris, simply from the fact that my posts were all deleted.
If you’re looking to blame someone, don’t stop here. All of mine are flagged too.
Some people won’t abide healthy debate. I’m sure no one is blaming you for this fiasco and I have no idea why you would be flagged.
Some folks take themselves way too seriously and that is the problem. The line between truth and lies has been greyed. So is truth true or is it relative to your situation?
First of all, I ‘flagged’ and ‘hid’ some posts that were POLITICALLY off-topic in this thread. Yes, I did.
Secondly… I did not hide, but sent a message to several people (including OP) about specific posts that were ‘in reply’ to those posts I ‘hid’.
I hope you all understand. When this thread is cleaned up, I will also remove this particular post.
Thank you all for playing nice.
Can I ask why? Are political viewpoints not allowed on ELR? We have to be censored because we have differing opinions? And what is deemed politically off-topic? Debating is not allowed? Seems awfully bizarre in this world of freedom of speech. I mean, I totally get removing intentionally offensive posts, but removing people’s opinions because, to you, they are “politically off-topic” seems a little weird.
Just my 0.02…which it would appear I may not be entitled to?
I trust the admins to do whatever they see fit. In the end they are entrusted with the type of contents that they wish to see on the forum.
I do think it reflects poorly on the forum as a discussion place, this is the pub and non abusive discussions should be allowed to happen. I understand that the flagging is not their decision.
The op question, as was described in one of my flagged and hidden answers, was coming from a good place; the discussion even in the place where it was polarised stayed civil.
But hey, it is probably better to keep it to mixing if sociology gets people’s knickers in a twist.
Except it seems there was no flagging, so this was their decision. And we can agree on the fact that it is staff’s right to moderate as they see fit, not ours.
The sex that dare not speak it’s name for fear of being silenced by the mods, so it seems. *sigh * But you can prolly find out from some less contentious thread, if it matters sigh .
Am I allowed to say there’s here’s no fun, and precious little realism, in offering a simple single -word answer? Or is that observation a tad too “political”?
Sorry, Fidalgo, but this thread has ben soured, IMO, even to the point that I’m reduced to agreeing with Phil
That should be telling enough right there! That is akin to dividing by zero.
The funny thing about debates is, people really don’t understand how similar we really all are. It’s the 5% that gets everyone going, while the 95% is a whole lotta group hugs and nodding heads. We all like to eat. We all need to make boom-booms, we all love someone, usually lots of someones. We mostly have two arms and two legs by design, and we all rule above all other life forms. But darned if we all don’t get nitpicky about those things that make us different (opinions and beliefs). Viva la world, fist bumps all around, and happy mixing here on the forum.
What on earth are boom-booms?
You are mostly correct but normative behaviour is very tiresome for those outside the dominant norms.
Boom booms, constitutionals, dropping the kids off at the pool, taking the browns to the superbowl. You get tired of eating, don’t eat. Up to you.
the question is simple, and the answer is simple, male or female? Nobody cares how you identify, and nobody wants to know, if you are a woman identifying as a male then say your male, easy peasy. If you don’t identify as male or female then say what you identify as, if people want to know more they will definitely ask.
Or they most certainly won’t!
WAIT A GODDAM MINUTE…I havent been flagged for anything!!..
This is preposterous…I demand a recount…or a…re flag…or…some shit…
Look I just feel left out alright…can someone please flag me……doesnt seem right…