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« on: July 27, 2016, 12:34:51 PM »

There have been some personal comments about other users recently which may be contrary to the terms of usage of this board. Can I remind everyone of the terms of usage.

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 01:34:32 PM »

Thank you for the reminder, Webmaster.
However, whilst I can see the necessity to adhere to Britsh Laws, I'm not so sure that Internaional or US Federal Laws have any relevance?
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 02:06:29 PM »

And again, thank you for the reminder.

You made no mention of the repetitive/smug"attempted persuasion by a singular party to the contradiction of several general views"
despite having no proof of observation, as one of the categories for posts made on here .

Having had experience on a couple of well established international Message Boards, in my humble opinion,
this category is one of the most distasteful going, wherein the author of same continually finger points and
derides other users of the Board, chiding them if you like, into doubting their own views, beliefs and wishes,
with, in some cases, causing resignations off Boards as a result.

I willingly submit my apologies for having been outspoken on the matter on another thread and I am also willing to resign from this Board
if the delivery of free speech or the uncontested airing of views is derided or chided repeatedly and allowed to continue unchallenged.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2016, 04:13:16 PM »

Feel free to indulge your 'right' free speech. But when a post starts to move toward nastiness - that's unacceptable. I have removed one post in another thread for this offence.

You are more than old enough to be able to be negative (which is appropriate to the Chicken Farm issue, for example), but calling names, and being nasty about other people is a bit over the line.#

If you want to be nasty, rude and call names, then yes please do what you threaten. I'd prefer reasoned argument.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2016, 05:55:25 PM »

Your point being reasoned argument.

Not the attitude of someone on here (no name, of course) who continuously berates others for expressing  
opinions on matters which they hold close to their heart.

Do that ie., a one way street as stated above, without recourse from others to counter it (myself) without  being
admonished by the administrators,  and you will have more than just the few on here who are contemplating whether to leave this Board.
Recognise the fact that it is a two way street.

It clearly appears that I am accused of being nasty and rude (when others on here have supported my post/s) so would you be so kind as to email
me with your specific definition/s of "nastiness" and "rudeness" as it might compel me to see the error of my ways!!! 

 Grin

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2016, 07:22:08 PM »

Who let Donald Trump in here?
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2016, 08:29:08 PM »

Now that's humour!
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