Skip to comments.Good-bye [if I can't post my 9/11 troofer garbage to FR, I'm leaving]
Posted on 06/25/2009 12:41:23 AM PDT by ThePythonicCow
A few months ago, I posted some information on bank financial strength. The post was a complex table and it took me sometime to make the post. Not long after, I forget but perhaps 10 or 20 minutes, the post disappeared. Figuring I made a mistake, I posted it again. This time I was pretty sure I posted it correctly. It disappeared within a few minutes. To verify that this was what was happening, I posted a third time. It again disappeared immediately.
I never received any feedback from FreeRepublic on this matter.
It annoyed me, but since I have always trusted FR, and since I have so far as I know maintained a sterling reputation here as a well behaved citizen for the eight or ten years I've been here, I shook my head in confusion and forgot that incident.
Just tonight I posted a more controversial post involving 9/11. It disappeared within minutes (after I had verified that the post succeeded).
Again, no notice public or private, before or after the fact. Just poof.
I will cancel future monthly FR donations and leave. I cannot support a political discussion and news site which makes seriously intended posts by long standing contributors of good standing just disappear without notice, public or private, before or after.
The SanityIsland.us site, with some Daily Dose images, will remain around likely for one year, then go away without further notice. I may be reached via email at email@example.com (yes, I have excellent spam filters.)
Sites have a right to do as they please, but also a responsibility to stand up for the actions they take, at least involving participants acting in good faith. FR apparently is failing to honor this responsibility.
I would ask that in the future removals of posts made in good faith by members in good standing at least be recognized in private messages to the poster after the fact, stating the approximate cause for removal. Even a 'boilerplate' explanation would be better than nothing.
I wish this fine community and the good people here well. This nation is in dire need of honest reporting and discussion.
You have always been helpful to those of us needing guidance.. I recall a few weeks you spent hours helping me re:Finest/Dose postings & working out some techie things.
I know this junk is frustrating
“There you go, that’s reminiscent of a Government screamed statute, so TPC, either go into dishonour on Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)’s newly created statute and stay on FR, or negotiate a retort!”
If my orders are not followed, I will do something drastic...I don’t know what yet. I’ll invent something.
There you go again—ordering people around!
Good to “see” you, hope all is well where you are.
I wonder where Greg Craig is escorting the next batch of Gitmo residents.
“I wonder where Greg Craig is escorting the next batch of Gitmo residents.”
He is such a crook.
I get angry everytime I see this mango tree lawyer’s name.
“LOL, you really DO SOUND like a Government official now Gatún!”
I’m reading and learning from all those crooks in DC.
The majority of “censorship” vanities seem to come from Truthers.
And they always say “I don’t know if this is true but...”
In all my time here, I have had a thread or two pulled. I remember my first pulled thread, I believe JibRob pulled it himself. And you know what, he was right to pull in, in hindsight. I was lucky though in that he responded to me himself after he pulled the thread. Back then, FR wasn't quite so busy and The Man could message you himself.
Its a bit less personal these days, and you just have to go with it I guess, no place is perfect, you have to take the good with the bad.
I have some views that are quite inconsistent with the vast majority of freepers, but ultimately, I know sites like these are social networking sites, and you kind of have to go with the flow, or go somewhere else. I value FR enough to stick around, even when I get fed up.
Now my opinion on Truthers is the same as other conspiracy stuff.. I don't like seeing it. Conspiracism (and it exists on the Right as well as the Left, in fact, I used to think it was strictly a right wing thing.) is a type of logical breakdown, as in the end, it depends on non-falsifiable evidence and reasoning.
Honestly though, there ARE conspiracy type theories and reasoning that goes on here, of the right wing kind, that I wish would go away, but like I said, no place is perfect, but this place is the only place of its kind, and is my favorite place on the internet. If I came in to alot of money, I would make a HUGE donation.
Stick around man, the water aint perfect, but its fun to splash around!
And so what begins?
When did you almost become me?
LOL! THERE it is, good job Mod.......
LOL. Read that one too.
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