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  1. Charles Anthony

    Justin Trudeau the Worst PM Since Pierre Trudeau?

    Folks, This thread is locked due to thread drift. If you want to discuss the question Justin Trudeau the Worst PM Since Pierre Trudeau? then start a new thread entitled Justin Trudeau the Worst PM Since Pierre Trudeau? Part 2 perhaps. Start a new thread if you want to discuss something else entitled whatever you want.
  2. Charles Anthony

    Target of virus/hack attackj

    Sorry, folks. I slept in.
  3. Charles Anthony

    Clarification on Baiting

    Send Greg and myself a personal message.
  4. Charles Anthony

    Justin Trudeau the Worst PM Since Pierre Trudeau?

    Folks, Please stay on topic. Perhaps it is time for somebody to start a new thread.
  5. Charles Anthony

    Clarification on Baiting

    Thanks for challenging me. The moral of the story is that you want me to be more strict. OK. I will be more strict. To the newer members, I urge you to do your best to keep discussions on-topic and focussed. I know it is not easy. I know it can be unnatural. Do your best. Avoid initiating and participating in personal banter. Try to direct your writing towards the reader who discovers the forum for the 1st time. If your reader must know any member's username to be able to understand your entire post, then your post is too personal. If a few of you want to discuss personal stuff then that is fine but create your own thread in the Clubs sub-forum down below.
  6. Charles Anthony

    Israel Uses Civilian Aircraft for Bombing Cover

    This thread is locked. The OP is trolling. Folks, If you want to discuss this topic, please feel free to start a new thread without an inflammatory delivery.
  7. Charles Anthony

    What is Wrong With the United State?

    You did not have to re-quote the entire previous post with a graphic in your reply. Please avoid that from now onwards.
  8. Charles Anthony

    The Worst Time Ever to Accept the CPC

    No. Staying on topic is VERY important in this forum. This thread is temporarily locked.
  9. Charles Anthony

    Clarification on Baiting

    Correct but everything is arbitrary at its finest. I try to see the good in all of you. If you want somebody permanently censored from the forum, then file a report with a reason. Alternatively, you could start a poll in the Clubs sub-forum to see who agrees with you. For what it is worth, I am proud of the diversity of opinion and discussion that exists here. I learn something new every day and for that I am grateful. "Diversity is our strength!" Folks who have trouble ignoring whatever they want censored and who want help understanding the logic of moderation should look at whatever they perceive to be "trolling" in the same way as they would themselves deal with something that is otherwise simply "boring" in real life.
  10. Charles Anthony

    I am the New Minister of Immigration!

    You have the right to follow the forum rules and to ignore that which you want censored. Report it, ignore it and move on. Do not respond in kind.
  11. Charles Anthony

    I am the New Minister of Immigration!

    Folks, Stop making the discussion personal.
  12. Charles Anthony

    Clarification on Baiting

    I read what folks post and appreciate every learning opportunity I get. I review every report. I decide if a report is valid. HINT: trolling ≠ somebody expressing disagreement If 99% of the relevant post conforms with the forum rules and 1% breaks the law, then I tend to send a private message to the violator. If I disagree with the report and the report is sincere, I usually send a message to the reporter saying so. If I disagree with the report and the report is obviously a veiled attempt to censor a fellow member, I usually ignore the report. If I disagree with the report and I am not certain of the reporter's intent, I tend to send a private message to the reporter asking for an explanation. If the reporter trolls me in reply, then I try to set an example by ignoring trolling. I decide if the relevant post requires censorship. HINT: If 99% of the members participating in the discussion have demonstrated their intent to ignore what is perceived to be trolling, then I choose to go with the democratic flow. If 1% of the relevant post conforms with the forum rules and 99% breaks the law, then I tend to take down the post. Before taking down anything, I re-read the thread to get context. If somebody quotes a post that I believe should be censored, then I tend to leave everything up provided that the quotation is done with the intent of keeping the discussion civil. If somebody quotes a post that I believe should be censored with the intent of feeding more uncivil discussion, then I censor off-topic derailment. Repeat infractions usually warrant much more draconian censorship. That is the short version. Neither do I but unfortunately, censorship is the only tool. I am a reader just like everybody else. I do not know everything. I learn new stuff too from you guys just like everybody else does. The last thing I want to do is to inadvertently censor members if it can be avoided. HINT: I would rather somebody stop violating the forum rules than to be banned. The Question: If 50% of your post furthers the discussion and the other 50% violates the forum rules, is it moderator bias/censorship to delete your post?
  13. Charles Anthony

    Clarification on Baiting

    Yes.
  14. Charles Anthony

    Clarification on Baiting

    No.
  15. Charles Anthony

    Clarification on Baiting

    I aint asking anybody to do my job. Rather, I am hopng that complainers offer at least an iota of their thinking process so that I may be able to respond to them in terms that they may comprehend. That depends on whether your report contains profanity or not. If I agree with your report and your recommendation, then I will likely do exactly as you ask. If I disagree with your report or and your recommendation and your communication is polite, then I will likely send you a PM explaining how and why I decide to handle it.
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