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« on: February 06, 2018, 05:49 »
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Why are off topic threads pulled from the off topic forum?

Isnt that what the forum is about?

Can the thread not be moderated by moderating comments instead of pulling whole threads?

I dont know any forum that deletes whole threads. Comments get moderated or a thread gets locked. But never pulled.



namussi

« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 08:06 »
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I blame Derek.

« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 08:30 »
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I blame Derek.
Maybe but he'd blame Oringer

« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 09:52 »
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You are right - threads could simply be locked. 
When a thread has nothing to do with microstock and the trash talk goes back far down the thread, I don't feel like sorting through it to try clean it up.  It is moved to a hidden area.  I don't feel the forum is any worse off or any useful information really goes missing when the thread is gone.

niktol

« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 10:44 »
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Why are off topic threads pulled from the off topic forum?


Because they contribute to global warming.

« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 10:46 »
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You are right - threads could simply be locked. 
When a thread has nothing to do with microstock and the trash talk goes back far down the thread, I don't feel like sorting through it to try clean it up.  It is moved to a hidden area.  I don't feel the forum is any worse off or any useful information really goes missing when the thread is gone.

So why there is an off topic section?
And at this point why don't you just remove/lock/close it?
Or okay for an off topic section, but only related to photo, video, sound and illustration.

Shelma1

« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 10:56 »
+11
There are a lot of other topics besides Trump and the USA we could discuss. The same basic thread has been started over and over so people can insult Americans and then devolve into insulting each other.

namussi

« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 19:48 »
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There are a lot of other topics besides Trump and the USA we could discuss. The same basic thread has been started over and over so people can insult Americans and then devolve into insulting each other.

Here's some Americans making fun of America. Quite amusing. Not about Trump.

https://www.theonion.com/fbi-warns-of-american-dream-scam-1822834360


« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 21:34 »
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There are a lot of other topics besides Trump and the USA we could discuss. The same basic thread has been started over and over so people can insult Americans and then devolve into insulting each other.

Here's some Americans making fun of America. Quite amusing. Not about Trump.

https://www.theonion.com/fbi-warns-of-american-dream-scam-1822834360

Self-deprecation is a sign of intelligence and confidence. This is why you will never hear self-deprecation from Trump  ;D

« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 03:49 »
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You are right - threads could simply be locked. 
When a thread has nothing to do with microstock and the trash talk goes back far down the thread, I don't feel like sorting through it to try clean it up.  It is moved to a hidden area.  I don't feel the forum is any worse off or any useful information really goes missing when the thread is gone.

So why there is an off topic section?
And at this point why don't you just remove/lock/close it?
Or okay for an off topic section, but only related to photo, video, sound and illustration.

Of topic is for off topic discussion - not off-topic fighting, hating, bashing.  If off-topic discussion turns sour,I don't think we are missing much by having it removed.

« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 04:16 »
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You are right - threads could simply be locked. 
When a thread has nothing to do with microstock and the trash talk goes back far down the thread, I don't feel like sorting through it to try clean it up.  It is moved to a hidden area.  I don't feel the forum is any worse off or any useful information really goes missing when the thread is gone.

So why there is an off topic section?
And at this point why don't you just remove/lock/close it?
Or okay for an off topic section, but only related to photo, video, sound and illustration.

Of topic is for off topic discussion - not off-topic fighting, hating, bashing.  If off-topic discussion turns sour,I don't think we are missing much by having it removed.

Here a lot of people often speak about democracy
In the concerned threads there are quiet and polite people just expressing their opinions in a gentle way, and you penalize/punish them closing the threads.
I think you should only remove the aggressive posts, this is the work of a moderator.
The way you closed these threads is surely not democratic, it remembers me more the way to act of those that we have fought for decades to get what today we consider as democracy
But I also understand that for some people "freedom of speech" is valid only if they agree with the content of the speech
So fix precise rules and it will avoid any kind of misunderstanding in the future.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 05:28 by Chichikov »

JimP

« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 23:31 »
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Why are off topic threads pulled from the off topic forum?

Isnt that what the forum is about?

Can the thread not be moderated by moderating comments instead of pulling whole threads?

I dont know any forum that deletes whole threads. Comments get moderated or a thread gets locked. But never pulled.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ethiopia-declares-state-of-emergency/ar-BBJea1R?OCID=ansmsnnews11
Ethiopia state of emergency
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/brazilian-army-to-take-control-of-security-in-rio-as-violence-rises/ar-BBJdQkG?OCID=ansmsnnews11
Army Takes over in Rio
http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/Maldives-officials-are-accusing-two-arrested-Supreme-Court-justices-and-a-former-president-of-plotting-to-overthrow-the-government/id-949de25cada04b7092e47d13c334b386
Two arrested Supreme Court justices and a former president had been plotting to overthrow the government of the Maldives

But you want to write about how its so bad in America. Open your eyes at home.

Ireland consistent poverty; low pay and inconsistent working hours; families with children living in emergency accommodation; disadvantaged can't get third level education.

RAW

« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2018, 09:56 »
+1

« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2018, 12:21 »
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Says it all:
https://youtu.be/KkH3mJnloO0

He's right, this is not normal. But it's not the guns that do this, it's the nut jobs. There are at least 25 other countries with 25% of the people who own a gun, and they aren't going into schools and shooting children. It's the attitude and the people and copy cats. Weak minds, angry people taking out their hostility on the innocent. If the numbers were the same for the other 25 countries they would have similar shootings once a month. They don't.

How do you take 300 million firearms away from people who have the right to own them and why punish the honest for what a minority of people, who most aren't allowed to own a gun, are causing the problem. Lets say, every time I upload a rejected photo, for illegal copyright not allowed, they take away from you to upload a file that day? You didn't do anything wrong, but you get punished because I broke the rules.

Only 2% of all homicides are committed by legal gun owners, I say punish the illegal owners. But then some here will say we have a prison stat in the US where too many are in jail. Use a gun in a crime, you go to prison. Someone uses your gun, stolen or other, the owner goes to jail or is at least risks going to prison for not securing a dangerous weapon. Make the law 21 and do background checks for all purchases. How does a mentally ill young person get a cache of weapons and ammo? Prosecute the people that sell weapons or ammo to people not allowed to own. Prosecute the source along with the criminal.

License the gun by serial number to a licensed owner, no others.

RAW

« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2018, 12:38 »
+2
Would you rather have a gun than your child?
. . . and yes, that is the bottom line.

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2018, 12:43 »
+3
Why are off topic threads pulled from the off topic forum?

Isnt that what the forum is about?

Can the thread not be moderated by moderating comments instead of pulling whole threads?

I dont know any forum that deletes whole threads. Comments get moderated or a thread gets locked. But never pulled.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ethiopia-declares-state-of-emergency/ar-BBJea1R?OCID=ansmsnnews11
Ethiopia state of emergency
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/brazilian-army-to-take-control-of-security-in-rio-as-violence-rises/ar-BBJdQkG?OCID=ansmsnnews11
Army Takes over in Rio
http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2018/Maldives-officials-are-accusing-two-arrested-Supreme-Court-justices-and-a-former-president-of-plotting-to-overthrow-the-government/id-949de25cada04b7092e47d13c334b386
Two arrested Supreme Court justices and a former president had been plotting to overthrow the government of the Maldives

But you want to write about how its so bad in America. Open your eyes at home.

Ireland consistent poverty; low pay and inconsistent working hours; families with children living in emergency accommodation; disadvantaged can't get third level education.


It has become fashionable to bash America. And since Americans are even bashing America why not just keep your blinders on, ignore your own country's problems, and join the America bashing herd. Moooooooooo.

RAW

« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 13:23 »
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Your killing your own children and you're talking about 'what's fashionable' - What is wrong with you people?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 13:45 by RAW »

Shelma1

« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2018, 14:03 »
+3
Says it all:
https://youtu.be/KkH3mJnloO0

He's right, this is not normal. But it's not the guns that do this, it's the nut jobs. There are at least 25 other countries with 25% of the people who own a gun, and they aren't going into schools and shooting children. It's the attitude and the people and copy cats. Weak minds, angry people taking out their hostility on the innocent. If the numbers were the same for the other 25 countries they would have similar shootings once a month. They don't.

How do you take 300 million firearms away from people who have the right to own them and why punish the honest for what a minority of people, who most aren't allowed to own a gun, are causing the problem. Lets say, every time I upload a rejected photo, for illegal copyright not allowed, they take away from you to upload a file that day? You didn't do anything wrong, but you get punished because I broke the rules.

Only 2% of all homicides are committed by legal gun owners, I say punish the illegal owners. But then some here will say we have a prison stat in the US where too many are in jail. Use a gun in a crime, you go to prison. Someone uses your gun, stolen or other, the owner goes to jail or is at least risks going to prison for not securing a dangerous weapon. Make the law 21 and do background checks for all purchases. How does a mentally ill young person get a cache of weapons and ammo? Prosecute the people that sell weapons or ammo to people not allowed to own. Prosecute the source along with the criminal.

License the gun by serial number to a licensed owner, no others.

The United States has more guns per capita than any other country in the world. Second place is Serbia, with half the number of guns per capita.

In Canada, where you live, there are 70% fewer guns per capita than in the U.S.A.

If you want to be honest about who's killing people with guns, let's admit it's men. Men commit about 90% of homicides worldwide. So it's a gun problem and a man problem. And most specifically a Wayne LaPierre, NRA and gun manufacturer problem, because that handful of men are the ones who buy the politicians (mostly Republicans) in the USA.


« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2018, 18:16 »
+2
Says it all:
https://youtu.be/KkH3mJnloO0

Look at this moron smiling, ear to ear, next to the a victim of this shooting!
That's worse than offering those stupid, boring, useless, empty "thoughts and prayers"!
What is he giving his thumbs up for? Another opportunity to appear on TV?
Creepy!
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 18:29 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2018, 18:56 »
+3
Says it all:
https://youtu.be/KkH3mJnloO0

He's right, this is not normal. But it's not the guns that do this, it's the nut jobs. There are at least 25 other countries with 25% of the people who own a gun, and they aren't going into schools and shooting children. It's the attitude and the people and copy cats. Weak minds, angry people taking out their hostility on the innocent. If the numbers were the same for the other 25 countries they would have similar shootings once a month. They don't.

How do you take 300 million firearms away from people who have the right to own them and why punish the honest for what a minority of people, who most aren't allowed to own a gun, are causing the problem. Lets say, every time I upload a rejected photo, for illegal copyright not allowed, they take away from you to upload a file that day? You didn't do anything wrong, but you get punished because I broke the rules.

Only 2% of all homicides are committed by legal gun owners, I say punish the illegal owners. But then some here will say we have a prison stat in the US where too many are in jail. Use a gun in a crime, you go to prison. Someone uses your gun, stolen or other, the owner goes to jail or is at least risks going to prison for not securing a dangerous weapon. Make the law 21 and do background checks for all purchases. How does a mentally ill young person get a cache of weapons and ammo? Prosecute the people that sell weapons or ammo to people not allowed to own. Prosecute the source along with the criminal.

License the gun by serial number to a licensed owner, no others.

The United States has more guns per capita than any other country in the world. Second place is Serbia, with half the number of guns per capita.

In Canada, where you live, there are 70% fewer guns per capita than in the U.S.A.

If you want to be honest about who's killing people with guns, let's admit it's men. Men commit about 90% of homicides worldwide. So it's a gun problem and a man problem. And most specifically a Wayne LaPierre, NRA and gun manufacturer problem, because that handful of men are the ones who buy the politicians (mostly Republicans) in the USA.

A graph that speaks a thousands words

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2018, 21:49 »
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Your killing your own children and you're talking about 'what's fashionable' - What is wrong with you people?

There's no other country where people are killing each other?

« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2018, 23:05 »
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... I say punish the illegal owners. ... Use a gun in a crime, you go to prison. Someone uses your gun, stolen or other, the owner goes to jail or is at least risks going to prison for not securing a dangerous weapon. Make the law 21 and do background checks for all purchases. How does a mentally ill young person get a cache of weapons and ammo? Prosecute the people that sell weapons or ammo to people not allowed to own. Prosecute the source along with the criminal.

License the gun by serial number to a licensed owner, no others.

Those are all good suggestions.  I would add the obvious to also ban assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines.  Let hunters have the weapons they need, citizens keep guns at home if they feel the need for protection, but nobody needs a huge arsenal at home.  If you want to fire an assault weapon, join the military.

namussi

« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2018, 01:17 »
+2
People kill people, not guns.

And given how many American people like to kill other American people with guns, Americans probably are the last people who should be allowed to have guns.

« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2018, 01:46 »
+1
People kill people, not guns.

And given how many American people like to kill other American people with guns, Americans probably are the last people who should be allowed to have guns.

Here we go again: another one using stereotypes, putting labels on hundreds of millions of very different people.

Let me break some news to you. It's not the people, it's the system. The system is stimulating the behaviour.

Transplant a different system in your country and don't be surprised to discover how your nationals will adapt to the new environment and begin behaving differently.

I see recent European migrants, embracing the American system by becoming more pro-guns than old generation Americans. And the other way around: I'm sure there are decent American residents in Europe who love the fact that guns are not easily accessible where they live and don't feel the need to own a gun for protection.

The fact is that a majority of Americans want to see the system changing. Some faster, some through smaller steps.

So, be careful with generalizations.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 01:49 by Zero Talent »


 

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