The site author had made some political posts in general/off-topic forums which were relocated to more appropriate categories as we regularly do with such threads when they appear (per forum rules). He took it personally and it culminated in his removing the content from his site as protest. I saw no evidence of foul play or abuse when I looked into it.
FBI proposing laws?
CISPA: your privacy and rights.
Well, just don’t act surprised. Where’d I put the tar and feathers?
That's a funny looking pic of a personal computer
Recent, ALL POLITICAL, posted by a moderator in personal computing
Never had an issue with moving a post, just the attitude behind it.
The liberty Judge has been axed was moved
my reply after digging for half an hour to see if it was deleted...
LOL - Dumped to the forum section no one visits
now myfist0 has been axed ... figures
No, Frogboy specifically required NO POLITICAL threads in the 'everything else' forum.
If you wish to debate his determination...feel free.
I'll be here to pick up the pieces...
Should obviously read
NO POLITICAL threads in the 'everything else' forum. UNLESS POSTED BY A MOD OR A MOD AGREES,
because it seemed to me, there was a political thread in everything else almost every day.
I've always supported the notion of flame-war avoidance, but I've never been able to convince anyone in inner Stardockia that everything is political. There's no way to manage an online forum without making judgment calls, and there's no way to make a judgment call that is purely objective. But one reason policies get written is to simplify the work of line-level employees working with the public every day. Unfortunately, policies sometimes rely on very irrational assumptions or assertions, such as the idea that there is a clear boundary between "political" discussions and all other discussions.
You can have an objective formula for synthesizing ammonia, but you can't have an objective formula for sorting public speech as either Political or Not Political. I'm glad that Stardock mods can wield the ban hammer when necessary, but I really hope they'll one day give up the sloppy category parts of their good manners policies and get more direct about the fact that most regulars around here value both civility and freewheeling conversation.
To me, the renaming to Everything Else positively begs for such a change in the background policies. Otherwise, it should be called Everything Else, Except Stuff That We Think Is Too Political.
New I read this somewhere
It's been my impression that I have been allowed to keep these two threads running in this forum mainly because I've been able to keep the flaming to a minimum.
More or less. Since you've kept it pretty up-front (last I checked in on your thread) that you mainly just want to discuss with those of like mind, and nobody has complained about it, it's stayed under the radar.
Aroddo on the other hand (despite any claims he may make to the contrary) is largely just out to get a rise out of people he disagrees with. And those sorts of threads aren't going to fly.
It may be a subtle difference, but it's there all the same.
Also read that as long as they stay civil, they should be OK and everyone in my threads always are.