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LarsMac has apparently become offended by a post of mine in a thread and 'disallowed' the post. I'm taking issue with this action.

The post is no doubt crude and offensive to some by its tone but is factual in content.

LM and I have exchanged private messages on this which I will post here if necessary.

I'm requesting the post in question be restored as it was typed.
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Ahso!;1530806 wrote: LarsMac has apparently become offended by a post of mine in a thread and 'disallowed' the post. I'm taking issue with this action.

The post is no doubt crude and offensive to some by its tone but is factual in content.

LM and I have exchanged private messages on this which I will post here if necessary.

I'm requesting the post in question be restored as it was typed.


Posting PMs in open posts is one of the actions most frowned upon within this forum and should only be resorted to in extremis as the likely response would be a ban.

Crude and offensive is, by definition, against the TOS.

Abuse of power it is not, Lars is carrying out his function as a moderator.

Having said that, we are always open to reviewing a case if requested, as I am unaware of the post in question, to save me searching round, could you PM a link to spot and myself along with a copy of the PM exchange. We will then have a look, discuss the matter with Lars and come to a conclusion.
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It appears LM has deleted the post, so I cannot provide a copy. 'Crude and offensive' in this context are subjective terms.

Thank you for your reply.
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Ahso!;1530818 wrote: It appears LM has deleted the post, so I cannot provide a copy. 'Crude and offensive' in this context are subjective terms.

Thank you for your reply.


The thread title will do, there are several threads I don’t go near if I can help it.
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Bryn Mawr;1530820 wrote: The thread title will do, there are several threads I don’t go near if I can help it.I've sent you all the pms. Did you receive them?
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Bryn Mawr;1530820 wrote: The thread title will do, there are several threads I don’t go near if I can help it.


"Re: How To Get To Heaven When You Die"
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LarsMac;1530824 wrote: "Re: How To Get To Heaven When You Die"The thread title was in the pms.
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Ahso!;1530825 wrote: The thread title was in the pms.


yup.

Just covering all the bases.
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Ahso!;1530823 wrote: I've sent you all the pms. Did you receive them?


Yes and I have reviewed the PM exchange and the post in question.

The first rule of this forum is “Be Civil”. The content of your post is OK, contentious but that is not a problem and the interpretation is possibly supported by the text (I would have to re-read to confirm but istr a prior vision in which she gives her consent) but, as with several of your previous posts directed at Frodo, this post is phrased in deliberately emotive and inflammatory language - it is NOT civil.

Drop the aggression and re-post using less emotive terminology and I have no problem but I’ll not reinstate the post in its current form.
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Bryn Mawr;1530828 wrote: Yes and I have reviewed the PM exchange and the post in question.

The first rule of this forum is “Be Civil”. The content of your post is OK, contentious but that is not a problem and the interpretation is possibly supported by the text (I would have to re-read to confirm but istr a prior vision in which she gives her consent) but, as with several of your previous posts directed at Frodo, this post is phrased in deliberately emotive and inflammatory language - it is NOT civil.

Drop the aggression and re-post using less emotive terminology and I have no problem but I’ll not reinstate the post in its current form.Show me the inflammatory language, please. Other than using the term 'ass[w]hole' (which I consider any rapist to be) I do not recall any emotive or inflammatory language.
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Ahso!;1530829 wrote: Show me the inflammatory language, please. Other than using the term 'ass[w]hole' (which I consider any rapist to be) I do not recall any emotive or inflammatory language.


If you cannot see the the language you used would be inflammatory to Frodo then you are blind.

You asked for a review of the case and I have reviewed it, that is an end of the matter.
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Bryn Mawr;1530831 wrote: If you cannot see the the language you used would be inflammatory to Frodo then you are blind.

You asked for a review of the case and I have reviewed it, that is an end of the matter.I appreciate it. I just don't recall it exactly as I wrote it, so I'm having difficulty with your objections. Can you either post it here or pm it to me?
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Oh, and I'm not concerned with what Frodo finds offensive, my only concern is being fair and accurate to the content. I can't control Frodo's feelings or anyone else's for that matter.
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Ya know what - screw it. See ya!
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Ahso!;1530834 wrote: I appreciate it. I just don't recall it exactly as I wrote it, so I'm having difficulty with your objections. Can you either post it here or pm it to me?


Let me give you an example, if you were to say to a Muslim “do you consider that in the time of Mohammed a fifty year old marrying a nine year old would have been socially and culturally acceptable” then that would be an acceptable line of enquiry.

If, however, you went about it in the style of Glaswegian or Raphael and said “how do you justify supporting a paedophile then you’d be way out of order. By closing with “how do you justify supporting a mysogonist rapist you are crossing the line.

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