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Censorship on A2K

 
 
layman
 
Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2020 11:21 am
I just got a PM from a (more or less former) member. He said he assumed I had been banned. Not quite.

After reading his email I took a minute to re-read some of my old PM exchanges with members here. It reminded me that there are in fact "some" reasonable, intelligent people on this forum. I miss them, if not the forum itself.

A year or two ago, I was temporarily "suspended" for alleged trolling. An admin, who shall remain unnamed, was making some egregious mistakes which I sought to correct. Like other insecure people with a fascistic bent, he couldn't even entertain the prospect that he might be mistaken, so he suspended me after unleahsing a flurry of insults.

I haven't been banned. I just have no desire to be "regulated" by arrogant, petty tyrants who have a little bit of "power" and use it to control and repress speech and thought.

Hope you're all doing well.

I am just posting this for the record. I don't plan to get involved here any further. By and large it's just a complete waste of time. There is no reason to try to "debate" people whose only idea of debate is to attempt to insult, ridicule, and demean anyone who disagrees with their often absurd contentions. It's all they have, because rationality is not what guides their "thinking."

That said, I still want to acknowledge that there are indeed some good people here that I would consider "cyber-friends."

P.S: You should all check out my "blues" thread if it hasn't been summarily deleted. Some of you might actually like it.
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2020 11:32 am
The blues thread is obviously still up, because it doesn't break any A2K rules. (It's quite lovely actually.)

https://able2know.org/topic/269506-1
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layman
 
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2020 11:24 pm
@layman,
Just to keep the record straight, I got the facts wrong in this post. I was thinking of another site. Here I was "suspended" for a year, as I now recall. Best I can tell, it was because I did not generally agree with the numerous left-wing radicals who control this site.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2020 11:28 pm
@layman,
So you've been suspended from other sites.
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2020 07:03 am
@layman,
Hey dude, missed you! Somebody told me you'd been banned and I believed them. Wouldn’t have put it passed the milk toasts that run thIs joint to do that. Don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to PM you myself.

Anyway, ‘Nolo Non Legitamus Coborundum'. Comment on any damn thing you feel like here. If they do ban ya, consider it a badge of honor.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2020 07:13 am
@Leadfoot,
I saw that Latin on the leather vest of a gang member. He said it translated to 'Dont let the bastards grind you down.' He was pretty drunk at the time so no guarantee as to accuracy.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2020 07:15 am
@layman,
The only censorship I have seen is for antisemitism. Things that blatantly promote the idea that there is a conspiracy to control the world have disappeared. I don't support any censorship. But given that this is a private site, it is logical. If anything is to be censored, antisemitism is a good place to start.

I see a great deal of diversity of opinion represented here.

We recently had a joker start several threads about how Einstein is a fraud. In these threads he started stating that "Jews always lie". I was a little sad that these comments got taken down... because they were funny and kind of made the point. But I undersand the policy.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2020 07:23 am
@maxdancona,
Quote:
I see a great deal of diversity of opinion represented here.


Right, right. The JWs, Mormons, and all the rest will never ban ya neither.
You might feel like a terd in a punch bowl, but you’re always welcome they say.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2020 08:41 am
@Leadfoot,
Are you complaining about censorship? Or, are you complaining about losing a popularity contest?

Those are two very different things.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2020 10:28 am
@Leadfoot,
It's not, and even if it was, it wouldn't be.

Quote:
Illegitimi non carborundum is a mock-Latin aphorism, often translated as 'Don't let the bastards grind you down'. The phrase itself has no meaning in Latin and can only be mock-translated as a Latin–English pun. The phrase originated during World War II. Lexicographer Eric Partridge attributes it to British army intelligence very early in the war (using the ablative plural illegitimis).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegitimi_non_carborundum
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2020 11:16 am
@izzythepush,
We look with suspicions at them with too much book learnin', Izzy. You might wanna watch using your education quite so much.

It spooks the horses.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2020 02:42 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
I have been kicked off for a week at a time twice for being too straight forward. And will probably be again in the future.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2020 02:56 pm
@RABEL222,
I have never been banned from Able2know for any length of time. I also have never come close to winning any popularity contest.

I have had posts erased, particularly in part of my long running bickering with a group of popular kids. Generally some poor moderator comes in and erases batches of posts (and, yes on some of those I have felt bad for the poor moderator having to clean up after us like that).

The moderators set boundaries of what they will accept, and as of late I think we have all be living within them.

I am even learning to live with my stalker.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 5 Mar, 2020 04:34 pm
@maxdancona,
Quote:
Are you complaining about censorship? Or, are you complaining about losing a popularity contest?

If those are the only two choices, I guess it has to be the contest.
I’m gonna get more thumbs down than that piker layman one of these days dammit.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2020 07:49 am
@maxdancona,
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I have never been banned from Able2know for any length of time


There's a difference between "never banned" and "banned for any length of time".

You have been banned, but not for any significant length of time, maybe.
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layman
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2020 08:32 pm
@layman,
Aw, what the hell. I have a few minutes, so I just haul off and post an excerpt from the PM I received:

"Layman, I've had a change of heart! I hope you're reading this. I fear that you've been banned permanently.

.... I'll never have any respect for leftists again. As a matter of fact, I despise them. As far as I'm concerned, the classical liberalism I admired so much when I was young has DIED. It has been replaced by an incredibly stupid, extremely hypocritical, traitorous political left that has been heavily influenced by Marxist ideology.

I'm surprised by how angry I am about this. I could go into details and tell you why; but I'd rather hear from you, first. You see, as I write this, I don't know if you'll ever have the opportunity to read it.

I never want to post here again, and I've lost interest in reading any of the posts by any of the leftist members. Most of them are contemptible jerks I wouldn't give the time to in real life. I now visit this pathetic website occasionally to check to see if I have any PMs.

P.S. I realize that I was rough on you a few times. Please forgive."

I''m sure this has been posted here before, but, in response I told him that I thought this guy expressed what he was saying rather well.

layman
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2020 08:51 pm
@layman,
For good measure, here's another video post from the same guy:



Think about it, eh?
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2020 08:54 pm
@layman,
meh.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2020 08:55 pm
@layman,
I have and I get it: the RW whingers on this board don't like being treated they way they treat others.

TS.
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laughoutlood
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2020 11:55 pm
@layman,


And when u see the sign that points one way
The lot wot u dun passed by every day

Just walk away la Lay
You won't see me follow you that way
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