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Final warning


Forum Editor

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I hate doing this, but I'm left with little choice.

Despite my recent warning I regret to note that certain people persist in making derogatory personal comments about other forum users. I'm not naming names - they know who they are.

This is to make it perfectly clear that I'm not going to tolerate personal abuse of one person by another under any circumstances. By all means argue your point vigorously, express your opinion forcefully, contest another person's assertions - those are all legitimate ways of debating a topic, and we're here for that purpose.

Break the forum rule about personal abuse though, and you'll see your post deleted without warning or explanation. Do it repeatedly and you'll find yourself unable to log in to the forum. Those of you who have been previously warned will get no further reminders. It might sound harsh, but I'm tired of asking nicely and being ignored.

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Covergirl

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"The Forum Editor's decision on such matters is final"

This sentence is at the top of the Speakers Corner forum index page and I think it says it all.

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Graphicool1

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Covergirl

You left out the bit that states what the 'such matters' are that the FE's decision is final on, for your information it was referring to...

"we don't condone religious intolerance, sexism, racism, bad language, personal abuse, partisan politics or libellous statements."

How in your opinion does that refer to me and how does it 'say it all'?

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morddwyd

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"I don't have any choice in the matter"

You do have a choice.

Get over it, or go elsewhere.

Among others I have had a post about an establishment offering a 10% discount deleted, and I didn't even name the establishment.

He runs the forum and if you don't like the way he does it, vote with your feet.

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spider9

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FE "it takes two people to make an argument turn nasty"

I agree with that, it does take two, and I apologised early in this thread because I accepted it was myself and another who precipitated your displeasure.

However, as I pointed out, the other 'wrong un' (to quote another poster) goes merrily on and obviously feels that it only takes 'one' - and it's never him - thus accepting no responsibility for the fracas.

Therein, the explanation of much of the cause of people's ire.

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Bingalau

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Macscouse. Regret to say that I am "on the Waggon" and don't think there is much chance of getting off it until after I see the consultant again which is in November. So can you put the "Dark and Stormy" on ice please?

Brumas! What did your mum tell you about chewing the pages in that dictionary? I bet you swallowed some of them. Serves you right.

Hope you two enjoyed your afternoon nap. That's where I am off to right now because I am up early in the morning. Off on a little trip out for the day with another gang of old fogies. Have a nice day....

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Forum Editor

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My thanks to everyone who responded - positively or negatively.

I've made my point, and now I'm sure we have more interesting stuff to discuss.

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