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Postby bort » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:42 pm

Can threads just be locked, instead of either completely deleting them, or deleting everything except for the first post? I think it is pretty heavy-handed to completely delete stuff. Sort of a discouragement to participate in any sort of real discussion or debate...to know that it might just all get deleted :roll:
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Re: Locking threads

Postby Mark Finley » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:26 pm

if you are talking about the Valve set thread, Joe did that himself. It went way off the rails, and we let sponsors have more control over their threads in the sponsor forum
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Re: Locking threads

Postby bloke » Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:20 pm

bort wrote:Can threads just be locked, instead of either completely deleting them, or deleting everything except for the first post? I think it is pretty heavy-handed to completely delete stuff. Sort of a discouragement to participate in any sort of real discussion or debate...to know that it might just all get deleted :roll:


- "I would never buy one of these...yet I decided to post..."
- "How much did these cost fifty years ago..."
- "How much do these cost from the place that doesn't seem to be selling anything..."
- "How much are rotary ones..."
- "What do you mean by that..."
- "Huh..."
- "Huh-you..."
- "Huh-you too..."
...etc.
:P
It's just a product. The specs and price are all listed. There's nothing to discuss, so everything-else-imaginable was discussed (burying the ad).

I actually RE-named the (original) thread "FREE FLYING MONKEYS" (explaining that you had to have a coupon, and that shipping/handling were extra) and ASKED A MODERATOR that it please be sent to the cornfield. :|
The post that you see now is a copy/paste that I posted to replace the original post.

All of that other stuff (even free flying monkeys) can be discussed elsewhere, yes...??

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Re: Locking threads

Postby bloke » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:06 pm

I believe I may (??) have seen some (out of the corner of my eye) flying away from my backside. :shock:
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Re: Locking threads

Postby windshieldbug » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:12 pm

Rather than just plain bare brass monkeys, can I get mine platypus plated?
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Re: Locking threads

Postby OOMPAH » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:40 am

bort wrote:Can threads just be locked, instead of either completely deleting them, or deleting everything except for the first post? I think it is pretty heavy-handed to completely delete stuff. Sort of a discouragement to participate in any sort of real discussion or debate...to know that it might just all get deleted :roll:


Agree with bort. All the censorship is making TubeNet a dull lifeless place. Less people tuning in and less folks participating. Pretty soon it'll just be Bloke and the tumbleweeds blowing around.

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Re: Locking threads

Postby Mark Finley » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:03 am

Again, this wasn't censorship by the admin. This was a sponsor doing it himself because his thread had gone off the rails.

Remember it wasn't that long ago that we didn't allow ANY non-sponsors to reply to threads in the sponsor forum, but yet somehow now we are using over the top censorship? :roll:
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Re: Locking threads

Postby bloke » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:19 pm

OOMPAH wrote:
bort wrote:Can threads just be locked, instead of either completely deleting them, or deleting everything except for the first post? I think it is pretty heavy-handed to completely delete stuff. Sort of a discouragement to participate in any sort of real discussion or debate...to know that it might just all get deleted :roll:


Agree with bort. All the censorship is making TubeNet a dull lifeless place. Less people tuning in and less folks participating. Pretty soon it'll just be Bloke and the tumbleweeds blowing around.

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I would encourage all whose posts ended up in the cornfield to open up a new thread entitled:

"prices of band instrument parts decades ago, prices of boutique European shop-made rotary valve clusters, and two guys arguing about what they're arguing about"

...and re-post all of those posts...if they can even remember what they posted. :roll:
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Re: Locking threads

Postby hrender » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:25 pm

Sorry the valveset thread went off the rails and was locked, I bookmarked it when I first saw it in case I'm ever in the market for such a thing. I've thought about replacing the valveset on my CC, I hope my memory is good enough to remember to call bloke about options.
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Re: Locking threads

Postby Mark Finley » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:50 pm

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Re: Locking threads

Postby the elephant » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:22 pm

Some here type but do not read. Remarkable. ;-)

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Re: Locking threads

Postby hrender » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:57 pm

58mark wrote:It's right here

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Weird, I looked for the thread after seeing this but didn't see it under Sponsors, so I thought "locked" meant "ashcanned" in this case. Getting old, I guess.
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Re: Locking threads

Postby FarahShazam » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:04 pm

It's not censorship if decisions are made by the thread starter. This is a site owned by the Chishams. If you want less censorship, I guess I can allow the spammers back in. Honestly, this is a privately owned board; not everyone is allowed in my home. I, however, will call out someone either in PM or publically if I do not agree with their statements. I believe in natural consequences. If you want to know why bloke's thread was moved, ask bloke but don't claim "censorship is out of control." You don't have the perspective admin does. Questions about the issue are better received than a question complaining about heavy handedness. There were lots of assumptions in this thread.

Also, 99% of threads deleted are not deleted by admin.
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Re: Locking threads

Postby tuben » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:22 pm

OOMPAH wrote:
bort wrote:Can threads just be locked, instead of either completely deleting them, or deleting everything except for the first post? I think it is pretty heavy-handed to completely delete stuff. Sort of a discouragement to participate in any sort of real discussion or debate...to know that it might just all get deleted :roll:


Agree with bort. All the censorship is making TubeNet a dull lifeless place. Less people tuning in and less folks participating. Pretty soon it'll just be Bloke and the tumbleweeds blowing around.

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Too right. Glad I'm not alone in noticing this.
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Re: Locking threads

Postby iiipopes » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:33 pm

FarahShazam wrote:It's not censorship if decisions are made by the thread starter. This is a site owned by the Chishams. If you want less censorship, I guess I can allow the spammers back in. Honestly, this is a privately owned board; not everyone is allowed in my home. I, however, will call out someone either in PM or publically if I do not agree with their statements. I believe in natural consequences. If you want to know why bloke's thread was moved, ask bloke but don't claim "censorship is out of control." You don't have the perspective admin does. Questions about the issue are better received than a question complaining about heavy handedness. There were lots of assumptions in this thread.

Also, 99% of threads deleted are not deleted by admin.


First and foremost, every member of the forum must remember the phrases I have bold-faced. We are all here by invitation, not by right. We may be excused or relieved at the pleasure of the owner, at any time, in any context, for any reason, or no reason at all. If you want to go somewhere you have a "right," then post your viewpoint on your area's politician's website.

The entire reason for this thread is that there are unfortunately a few folks who forget that everything you need to know in life we learned in kindergarten. There have been times when I have had to sit out "recess" for misbehavior (read: posts deleted), and we all have, including bloke and the rest of the TNFJ. We all go over the edge occasionally.

And sometimes, threads like this are needed to bring everybody back to center with proper respectful discussion, disagreement, and debate.

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Re: Locking threads

Postby tuben » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:48 pm

iiipopes wrote:First and foremost, every member of the forum must remember the phrases I have bold-faced. We are all here by invitation, not by right. We may be excused or relieved at the pleasure of the owner, at any time, in any context, for any reason, or no reason at all. If you want to go somewhere you have a "right," then post your viewpoint on your area's politician's website.


Who has mentioned access to this sight as a 'right', in the political sense of the word?

Do we have 'rights' to the words we've individually written? Does the 'right to be forgotten' apply here?

To be clear, it seems my recent post was cutout based upon the words of others not upon mine. But it took more than a few days to get that piece of information as the moderator couldn't cite what he found wrong with the post, or whom.
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Re: Locking threads

Postby iiipopes » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:52 pm

tuben wrote:
iiipopes wrote:First and foremost, every member of the forum must remember the phrases I have bold-faced. We are all here by invitation, not by right. We may be excused or relieved at the pleasure of the owner, at any time, in any context, for any reason, or no reason at all. If you want to go somewhere you have a "right," then post your viewpoint on your area's politician's website.


Who has mentioned access to this sight as a 'right', in the political sense of the word?

Do we have 'rights' to the words we've individually written? Does the 'right to be forgotten' apply here?

To be clear, it seems my recent post was cutout based upon the words of others not upon mine. But it took more than a few days to get that piece of information as the moderator couldn't cite what he found wrong with the post, or whom.

Tuben, you misinterpreted me. That is why I put the second reference to the word "right" in quotation marks: to make sure everybody knows that this forum is not a "right" in the political sense of the word.
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Re: Locking threads

Postby bloke » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:24 am

I lock SOME of the threads that I post in the SPONSORS forum, ...

- because I'm not soliciting *non sequitur follow-up posts those posts.
- because I can.



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*ex's:
- I wonder if this is sh!tty.
- Gee, why does it cost so much? Shouldn't this be free?
- so-and-so also sells these, and theirs are green !
- How well would these function on Mars (vs. Venus) ?
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Re: Locking threads

Postby the elephant » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:48 am

bloke wrote:I'm not soliciting *non sequitur follow-up posts...


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