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  1. CrowOfCalamity
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    I just don't get it.

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by CrowOfCalamity, Mar 6, 2015.

    I should of saw this coming, the whining, the bitching, and the complaining of a public forum. I don't mean to come off the cuff so vigorous but I'm bit irritated.

    A few days ago, I posted on this thread titled "the happiness thread". The post was as followed: "Fuck your happiness." I guess I can understand how that offends some people or makes them uncomfortable. But it was such an ambiguous statement. So elementary and personally, I could of done better than that. The comment was satirical in nature yet some people missed that. I even got a message from an individual who I assume began the thread. My comment was deleted as he told me, thus censoring me.

    My question is, why censor me? Was I adding anything to the conversation? No. Was my post compelling or productive? Of course not, but who cares? Some random dude posts some troll comment, and it's deleted. No one could have possibly been offended by some average fuck posting something as ambiguous as this.

    I'm not very polite by nature so the front I have to keep on putting on several forums is rather tiring.

    (This post was not inspired by the recent incident, rather the several times it's happened to other people, me being the bystander.)
     
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    Are you asking for permission to be a troll, a jerk, an asshole?
     
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    I've made posts with ambiguous meaning.

    *specific insult*

    That's not ambiguous, until I have to explain what I meant after a selected group of a highly opinionated few are triggered to respond - in their full right - often giving voice to the rest who say nothing. You're right, people are shoving things in your lap you thought you didn't deserve, but then realize you present your lap at all. That's common sense we not always take into account. You can say lesson learned, or be a weirdo and try it again some time later.

    It'd be unfair if your censored content was essentially offensive if you'd interpret it wrong and then persuaded the empowered ones to delete that content, but even then it's not very thoughtful to post such content; if it's designed to trigger a specific resopnse you're going to trigger a very different response.
     
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    Sorry, I'm not all that sympathetic. I've met far too many people who have shot off their mouths in regular conversation and stood in the smug protection of - you can't hit me that would be assault. Taking zero responsibility for anything they say. Now that same kind of attitude has moved online and the perpetrators are waving the censorship flag like it's a get out of jail free card.

    Without context the comment looks offensive. What were people supposed to think?
     
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    What? I do take full responsibility. I admitted the comment might have been offensive to some people. But the comment was but a comment, doesn't mean people have to be so fucking butt hurt about it.
     
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    I don't need permission.
     
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    Then what's the point of this thread?
     
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    I briefly stated what happened, then asked a question. A question that warrants discussion of some sort.
     
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    You're looking for justification and pity...(insert Clueless tone)...And the pity parties are so totally last year...
     
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    You were censored because your post was offensive. You took a dump in our living room and now you're complaining that somebody cleaned it up. Where's the mystery?
     
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    You are factually incorrect. The forum is a private venue governed by the rules put forth by the owner and enforced by those empowered to do so. Trolling falls outside the parameters of our forum rules; thus, were it to happen at all, without sanction or censor, yes, you would indeed need permission. This venue is not obligated to humor your particular level or take on what is acceptable or should be allowable. Contrary to popular belief, a private venue is not obligated to give you a platform to vent your freedom of speech.
     
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    If you are taking responsibility why are you asking why the comment was cut, why are you saying people don't need to be hurt by it. You knew you were saying something rude, you knew there was a probability of someone being hurt. It seems to me as if you want all freedom, no repercussions. That doesn't even work in real life. I'm not sure how it could ever work on the internet.
     
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    Maybe you don't understand how an online forum works, but you do need permission. I'm not sure if you're an American, but that's not how the 1st Amendment works.
     
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    You clearly understand niether the definition, nor the use of, satire.

    You've pretty much answered your own question. You were offensive, added nothing to the conversation, were uncompelling and unproductive.

    The real question is, "Why should your post have been left up?"
     
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    I think that's why it's often called threadcrapping...
     
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    It's all about freedom, isn't it? The OP exercised his freedom to say whatever he wanted. The mods exercised their freedom and pulled the remark. Everybody's happy, right?
     
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    :rofl:
    Brilliant!
     
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    It all comes down to a zero sum, one side cancelling the other. Thank you, mods. :agreed:
     
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    It all comes down to the mathematics of happiness.
     
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    Fuck this thread.



    satire
     
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    And with that, the masses have had their pound of flesh and the individual has expressed his/her freedom to express. The rules are reiterated. The community view of same, made concrete.

    :closed:
     
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