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Are we all equal on FR?

Posted on 05/27/2005 8:31:06 AM PDT by JoeV1

I wonder if the rules on this forum are applied equally? Several weeks ago I was denied posting privileges because I jokingly advocated a "plan b" in fighting the so far failed war on illegal immigration. My "plan b" was to have border guards retreat to within 200 yards of the border and while fitted with night vision goggles simply drop any illegals attempting to gain access to America.

Now frankly I am not concerned with the fact I was denied posting privileges for a day(reason given was "advocating violence")but I wonder if the folks who post pictures of exploding nukes over text that calls for turning the middle east, or N Korea into a glowing heap of slag. were also denied the ability to post. I did a cursory check and found the names of the posters associated with the nuke threats posting regularly after the aforementioned posts appeared.

Is it possible that some are more equal then others here? I have been referred to as a "newbie" as if that somehow makes what I say less credible then someone here a longer period of time. I believe opinions are opinions and the length of forum membership does not serve to make ones credibility stronger.

It does seem that there is a "good old boy's" network operating here and the old timers are given more leeway as far as the rules then are the newer arrivals. While I have been a FR member for only 8 months I have been an avid political forum debator for 8 or 9 years on places such as the NYT, WP, LAT and others.

There was another incident in which I was accused of a personal attack although I was merely responding to an attack on myself. I never used profanity and merely responded in kind to another whose main complaint was that I was wrong in criticizing the post of another person because that person was a 5 year member. I was also told I didn't know what I was talking about. This resulted in a few back and forth retorts which I frankly found amusing and in no way took as an insult.

I thoroughly enjoy verbal jousting and never shrink from a confrontation. It appears that others see fit to run to the moderator at the first sign of getting back what it is they dish out. It is at that time that I believe the good old boys network comes into play.

If any of you would like to see the posts that caused this simply ask and I will happily post them.


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The Rules on FR may not be failrly enforced
1 posted on 05/27/2005 8:31:06 AM PDT by JoeV1
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To: JoeV1

We pull posts that actively call for genocide against Muslims.

Try again in your next FR life, zot-boy.


2 posted on 05/27/2005 8:32:08 AM PDT by dirtboy (Drooling moron since 1998...)
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To: JoeV1

Meow!!


3 posted on 05/27/2005 8:32:08 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: JoeV1
Whiner.
4 posted on 05/27/2005 8:32:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: JoeV1

Only the rule about proper spelling.


5 posted on 05/27/2005 8:32:29 AM PDT by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: JoeV1

I hear the sound of him. bye bey


6 posted on 05/27/2005 8:33:08 AM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: JoeV1
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7 posted on 05/27/2005 8:33:38 AM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || Iran Azadi || Fraud in WA: More votes than voters!)
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To: JoeV1

I always tell my daughter, "Life is not fair". I guess your liberal parents spent too much time trying to protect your little ego.


8 posted on 05/27/2005 8:33:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: JoeV1

No. JimRob is more equal than others. It's his house.


9 posted on 05/27/2005 8:34:07 AM PDT by CFW
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To: JoeV1

I sometimes wonder as well. I once used "f---" to refer to the f-word and got a private message from the admin that even referring to profanity was prohibited. Other times I have not.


10 posted on 05/27/2005 8:34:09 AM PDT by RockinRight (Conservatism is common sense, liberalism is just senseless.)
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To: JoeV1

Some of us are more equal than others.


11 posted on 05/27/2005 8:34:10 AM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: JoeV1
You would be better served keeping this in private correspondence with the Mods and/or Jim.

Here it appears that you're making a point for another site, and that's not cool at all.


12 posted on 05/27/2005 8:34:23 AM PDT by rdb3 (One may smile and smile and still be a villain.)
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To: JoeV1

Yes, I am more equal than others. Some as less equal, and others are just equal. There are a few who are even most equal and one who is mostest equal.


13 posted on 05/27/2005 8:35:17 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: JoeV1

fair? no, some posters are more blonde than others ....


14 posted on 05/27/2005 8:35:28 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Look! Jimmy Carter! History's greatest monster!)
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To: JoeV1

This thread may very well disappear in 5-10 minutes max.


15 posted on 05/27/2005 8:35:35 AM PDT by Gal.5:1 (stand firm, speak truth in love)
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To: JoeV1

Perhaps you'd be happier somewhere else.


16 posted on 05/27/2005 8:35:47 AM PDT by keat (Click to hear theme song)
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To: JoeV1

This is a private website. The moderators use their judgment arbitrarily and let their views influence their decisions. Learn to live with it.


17 posted on 05/27/2005 8:35:47 AM PDT by Sir Gawain (Jeb Pilate and the Republican Congress: Stood by while someone died)
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To: JoeV1

Poor baby.


18 posted on 05/27/2005 8:36:12 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: JoeV1

Just that some of us are more equal than others, Zot Bait.


19 posted on 05/27/2005 8:36:23 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: JoeV1

Say cheese!


20 posted on 05/27/2005 8:36:44 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: rdb3
"You would be better served keeping this in private correspondence with the Mods and/or Jim."

I agree 100%, however both times I contacted the moderator and Jim I was totally ignored. I guess my being a "newbie" doesn't warrant a reply.

21 posted on 05/27/2005 8:37:03 AM PDT by JoeV1 (Democrat Party-The unlawful and corrupt leading the blind and uneducated)
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To: JoeV1
My "plan b" was to have border guards retreat to within 200 yards of the border and while fitted with night vision goggles simply drop any illegals attempting to gain access to America.

Yeah, sure - - that sounds like a "plan b" alright.

22 posted on 05/27/2005 8:37:09 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: bmwcyle

LOL. I always told my kids the same thing. That God created families to teach us that life is not fair, and to deal with it. No apologies. Same goes here. Try to live by the rules and if you get smacked unfairly(as you see it)its probably for all the times you deserved it and didn't get it. Which really works out pretty fairly.


23 posted on 05/27/2005 8:37:36 AM PDT by Kay Syrah (I am not a number.....)
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To: JoeV1
It does seem that there is a "good old boy's" network operating here and the old timers are given more leeway as far as the rules then are the newer arrivals.

Yep.
And I'm fine with that.
24 posted on 05/27/2005 8:37:53 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: JoeV1

We are all equal, and I believe it shows.


25 posted on 05/27/2005 8:37:54 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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Are we all equal on FR?

No

There are zotters and zottees.

Prepare to be zotted.


26 posted on 05/27/2005 8:38:04 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: JoeV1

I'm sure that repeating the inflammatory comments in your complaint above will forever win you the love and respect of the Moderators.


27 posted on 05/27/2005 8:38:07 AM PDT by keat (Click to hear theme song)
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To: JoeV1

Waaaaaaaa... boooo hoooo..
28 posted on 05/27/2005 8:38:17 AM PDT by mnehring (http://www.mlearningworld.com)
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To: JoeV1
Now frankly I am not concerned with the fact I was denied posting privileges for a day(reason given was "advocating violence")but I wonder if the folks who post pictures of exploding nukes over text that calls for turning the middle east, or N Korea into a glowing heap of slag. were also denied the ability to post. I did a cursory check and found the names of the posters associated with the nuke threats posting regularly after the aforementioned posts appeared.

Please identify any of these posters with access to nuclear weapons, and we'll immediately suspend them.

29 posted on 05/27/2005 8:38:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: JoeV1

Whatta maroon....


30 posted on 05/27/2005 8:39:17 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Admin Moderator

lol


31 posted on 05/27/2005 8:39:22 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry ("Harry Reid in stripes, I kinda like that image." -Tagline courtesy of DFU. Thanks!)
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To: JoeV1

I want to go on the record and let you know I am better than you.


32 posted on 05/27/2005 8:39:36 AM PDT by Preachin' (Keep the Kerry/Edwards tags on your cars so we can identify the root of your disease.)
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LMAO!!


33 posted on 05/27/2005 8:39:49 AM PDT by retrokitten (Woo-hoo! Chicago Wolves AHL Western Conference Champions!!)
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To: sionnsar

purr-fect combo of kitty and ZOT


34 posted on 05/27/2005 8:39:51 AM PDT by jusduat (I am a strange and recurring anomaly)
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To: JoeV1

Even as someone who rarely posts, I see nothing wrong with giving more leeway to a poster that has proven his or her worth through a long period of quality posting. If someone like that occasionally loses their patience and posts something ill advised, you can still be pretty sure it is not a deliberate piece of provocation or trolling, which unfortunately some of your comments appear to be.

More importantly, as several people have pointed out, FR is not about equality, it is a private forum. Owner makes the rules.


35 posted on 05/27/2005 8:39:53 AM PDT by Steelerfan
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To: JoeV1; Jim Robinson

No.. I've noticed that this "Jim Robinson" person can pretty much say or do whatever he wants on this forum. ;~D


36 posted on 05/27/2005 8:40:14 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: JoeV1
Rank has it's privileges.
37 posted on 05/27/2005 8:40:33 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Seven disloyal senators sold the chance to crush the democrats for tv face time.)
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38 posted on 05/27/2005 8:40:36 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://www.cafepress.com/wardsmythe / FREE Mudboy Slim!)
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To: JoeV1

Good Lord. How many nukes do you have in your basement? Now, how many guns? See the difference?


39 posted on 05/27/2005 8:40:52 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JoeV1

I don't why I am replying, but I am. As has been stated MANY times before...older posters are given more leway then newbies. Deal with it or move on.


40 posted on 05/27/2005 8:40:54 AM PDT by retrokitten (Woo-hoo! Chicago Wolves AHL Western Conference Champions!!)
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To: Rebelbase

it's = its.


41 posted on 05/27/2005 8:40:59 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Seven disloyal senators sold the chance to crush the democrats for tv face time.)
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ROTFLMAO!


42 posted on 05/27/2005 8:41:23 AM PDT by Kay Syrah (I am not a number.....)
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To: JoeV1
The Rules on FR may not be failrly enforced

Life has rules that are unfairly enforced, too.

Serenity lies in learning to accept that.

43 posted on 05/27/2005 8:41:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Republican Party is the France of politics.)
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NO smilies were hurt while using this grahic!

44 posted on 05/27/2005 8:41:38 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry ("Harry Reid in stripes, I kinda like that image." -Tagline courtesy of DFU. Thanks!)
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Are we all equal on FR?

No.

I don't think this has much to do with how long you've been here, but rather what value you bring to the forum.

... in some cases, both. I mean, just look at Lazamataz!

45 posted on 05/27/2005 8:41:49 AM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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Imagine someone coming to your home and asking you "Why do you only let in the people you want to let in?" And sounding like Andy Rooney when they ask.


46 posted on 05/27/2005 8:42:09 AM PDT by Borges
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To: JoeV1

If you get nuked will be see you here as JoeV2?


47 posted on 05/27/2005 8:42:12 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Seven disloyal senators sold the chance to crush the democrats for tv face time.)
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To: JoeV1
They'll just zot you, not kill you. Big difference.

You should know calling for an illegal or unconstitutional act on the part of other individuals is probably illegal, definitely unseemly, and probably not the sort of thing Mr. Robinson wants associated with this website.

After all, as often as posters and posts from here get mulled over in the rest of the media, there are elements of the media which would go ballistic over such references.

Have a nice day!

48 posted on 05/27/2005 8:42:17 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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To: Rebelbase
it's = its

That error alone would get you banned in most forums.
49 posted on 05/27/2005 8:42:23 AM PDT by keat (Click to hear theme song)
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To: retrokitten

*leway=leeway


50 posted on 05/27/2005 8:42:42 AM PDT by retrokitten (Woo-hoo! Chicago Wolves AHL Western Conference Champions!!)
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