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.
I have had posts pulled without a reason being given. Just pffft. But I knew exactly why. I looked it over or checked the source. I never tried to repost. And I certainly know to write to JR if I ever had a problem. I certainly would never make it public on a thread.
So, now, you have gotten everyone to go to you're source material and look at your stuff.
I suppose that was your intent with this thread all along.
Afterall, you're still here.
Stick around, Cow-- it's like the weather in Kansas...
"Don't like the weather here?
Stick around five minutes-- it'll be different..."
Should he change his mind then he can rest assured that very few people have seen this thread being in the dead of night
Music to read my comment by...
Well then, au revoir.
What? It's lunchtime. :)
Very interesting chart. Never heard of the Texas ratio.
I looked up my two banks with most of my assets in. USAA and Bank of America. Great to see, based on this ratio, that USAA is strong.
Thanks for the info.
I leave FR not because I disagree on this or that topic.
I leave FR because they pull posts from members in good standing without any notice, before or after the fact, public or private, visible to the poster whatsoever.
(There is notice at the orphaned link to the pulled post, but unless someone happens to click through at the right time, they never see that.)
If this hurt your sensibilities then here is a thought, get over it, or do what your doing..... leave.
Go start your own website and post to your hearts content.
I found this from a post asking about why Lew Rockwell stuff is not allowed at FR:
"Lew Rockwell has not been welcome on FreeRepublic for a long time. Anti war or conspiracy propaganda like antiwar.com, Alex Jones, Prisionplanet.com are not the type of sites we want representing us. If you want to read about black helicopters, chemtrails, trilateral conspiracies, then Google is your friend."
6 posted on Friday, January 16, 2009 2:12:45 PM by Admin Moderator
Was prison planet where your removed 9-11 article came from?
Well, for you maybe
You’ve never heard of the Texas ratio and the big beat?
Like I said, for a while there, banks were a touchy subject. Someone may have sensed an incipient liability.
Stop time zone discrimination!
He had a large stash in the honey pot.
No, but I have heard the Kansas Coon Asses. Got them on my Ipod.
Yeah, who knew they had coon asses in Kansas.
But dad burn it, they should have told me when they pulled it!
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