Tell me why

By Scavengers
Sep 15, 2012
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  1. 2 of my posts were deleted.
    Both were from the "California residents stocking up at Amazon ahead of sales tax deadline" and the last one was from today.

    Dave
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,388   +205

  3. Scavengers

    Scavengers TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 101   +16

    So you are saying that the posts I was responding to were not, and were fine?

    "Californians are socially liberal and like things like Illegal Aliens, Gays"

    "See ya' you socialist *****s"

    These are OK? No personal comments there?
  4. Scavengers

    Scavengers TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 101   +16

    And Im well aware of your terms. I used no foul language and did NOT flame.
    I responded in kind.

    Dave
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,388   +205

    The post you quoted was not directed at anyone in particular while yours was. If you cannot articulate your argument or point of view without resorting to personal comments, perhaps you should stay out of the thread in question.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  6. Scavengers

    Scavengers TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 101   +16

    Attack groups but not individuals.

    No wonder your boards are dead.
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    There is a huge difference between criticising, and attacking someone, whether it be the subject, a particular group or an individual and there just isn't any need to resort to abusive language to get your point across, no matter how "bad" the subject may feel when replying.


    Members are entitled to give their opinion without having their comments insulted or ridiculed for doing so. The post removed in that thread was impolite and offensive, and you know it was. You could have quite easily responded in a polite manner.

    The rules apply for everyone.
    Dawn1113 likes this.
  8. Scavengers

    Scavengers TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 101   +16

    Well, this has dragged on Leeky but to be perfectly honest, if you think my post was any more
    offensive than the post I was responding to then I really dont know what to say.
    One of the emails I got on this topic may have hit it right on though.
    Maybe Techspot was more concerned with my comments about CONServatives that actually offending any one person.

    However I do agree that I could have responded in another way and just maybe taken the high road.

    Dave


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