Skip to comments.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.
We pull posts that actively call for genocide against Muslims.
Try again in your next FR life, zot-boy.
Only the rule about proper spelling.
I hear the sound of him. bye bey
I always tell my daughter, "Life is not fair". I guess your liberal parents spent too much time trying to protect your little ego.
No. JimRob is more equal than others. It's his house.
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.
Some of us are more equal than others.
Here it appears that you're making a point for another site, and that's not cool at all.
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.
fair? no, some posters are more blonde than others ....
This thread may very well disappear in 5-10 minutes max.
Perhaps you'd be happier somewhere else.
This is a private website. The moderators use their judgment arbitrarily and let their views influence their decisions. Learn to live with it.
Just that some of us are more equal than others, Zot Bait.
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.
Yeah, sure - - that sounds like a "plan b" alright.
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.
We are all equal, and I believe it shows.
There are zotters and zottees.
I'm sure that repeating the inflammatory comments in your complaint above will forever win you the love and respect of the Moderators.
Please identify any of these posters with access to nuclear weapons, and we'll immediately suspend them.
I want to go on the record and let you know I am better than you.
purr-fect combo of kitty and ZOT
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.
No.. I've noticed that this "Jim Robinson" person can pretty much say or do whatever he wants on this forum. ;~D
Good Lord. How many nukes do you have in your basement? Now, how many guns? See the difference?
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.
it's = its.
Life has rules that are unfairly enforced, too.
Serenity lies in learning to accept that.
NO smilies were hurt while using this grahic!
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!
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.
If you get nuked will be see you here as JoeV2?
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!
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