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*F16 FIGHTER OPUS: MODS SPECIAL TREATMENT ALLOWS OPUSx2 TO KEEP POSTING
F16 Fighter ^ | 3-28-06 | F16 Fighter

Posted on 03/28/2006 1:14:49 PM PST by F16Fighter

Dear Mr. Robinson and Fellow Freepers,

Moderating for FR may indeed be a "thankless" job, and in general I appreciate the job they've done over the years, but...

In recent days I have been suspended twice -- once for posting to a certain well-known Freeper who has obviously been given preferential treatment by FR's Moderators; another for supposedly mentioning that same "elite" Freeper in posts to others.

I'm not the only one this particular complaining Freeper has demanded he NOT be posted to -- though he often posts long rambling controversial rants and vanities about which he expects and savors contentious dissent and battles.

Even when this elite poster's "demands" of not being posted to directly were aquiesced, I was admonished and suspended by a certain Moderator for the nebulous and relative term "personal attacks" -- something this particular poster often engages others in...WITH IMPUNITY. Moreover, the admonishments received from these specific Mods were not only unnecessarily personal, but condescending in tone as well.

I'm no angel at times, but certainly have never squawked to the Mods for "protection." Any attempt at requesting an answer from FR's Moderator for an explanation of policies fell on deaf ears.

If we must walk on eggshells at Free Republic to avoid "offending" favored Freepers or their status as a "protected class," or subject matter that opposes President Bush's policies, then this website is diametrically opposed to what it supposedly espouses -- the tenets of conservatism.

This kind of over-officiousness, arrogance, and selective censorship by FR's Moderators and overt elitism is unacceptable....

Perhaps their selective admonishments have something to do with Freepers who have open disagreements with those who refer to themselves as "Bush-Bots." OR my passionate opposition over the President's immigration policies. However it IS clear some of Free Republic's Moderators over-zealously use their authority to ZOT, delete, suspend, or ban to the detriment of the open exchange of the freedom to express opinion at FR.

If we must walk on eggshells at Free Republic to avoid "offending" favored Freepers, or their status as a "protected class" on subject matter that opposes President Bush's policies, then this website is diametrically opposed to what it supposedly espouses -- the tenets of conservatism.

I want to thank the many, many Freepers for their prayers, encouragement and well-wishes back in October for my regaining my health -- God bless you all -- I'll never forget you; the sage wisdom and advice of Freepers and friends over the years; the intelligence, integrity, courage and love for our Republic; the exchange of ideas; and of course the one-of-a-kind humor.

Again, it was an honor to participate and bond with you all -- even those with whom I've disagreed. Good luck, and keep up the vociferous fight for THE truth and the conservatism of our Founders without compromise.

Farewell, FRiends...


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1 posted on 03/28/2006 1:14:54 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: F16Fighter

You'll be back. They all come back...


2 posted on 03/28/2006 1:16:44 PM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: F16Fighter

ok...


3 posted on 03/28/2006 1:16:51 PM PST by dakine
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To: F16Fighter

Is that a list of favored Freepers?


4 posted on 03/28/2006 1:16:53 PM PST by LanPB01
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To: F16Fighter

Guess there'll be a bunch of folks clicking the "In Forum" link just to try to figure it all out.


5 posted on 03/28/2006 1:18:10 PM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: F16Fighter

What happened? I was in the shower...


6 posted on 03/28/2006 1:18:34 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan Any questions?)
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To: Jim Robinson; arasina; Mr. Mojo; Stellar Dendrite; AZ_Cowboy; La Enchiladita; joanie-f; ...

Good-bye PING


7 posted on 03/28/2006 1:18:55 PM PST by F16Fighter (Help elect a pro - U.S. sovereignty/anti-illegal invasion President THIS NEXT TIME)
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To: F16Fighter; arasina

An opus! An opus!

I haven't seen one of these for awhile. Arasina promised to do one yesterday, but no sign of it yet.

Well, enjoy Liberty Post. Bye, now.


8 posted on 03/28/2006 1:19:29 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: F16Fighter

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
don't leave.


9 posted on 03/28/2006 1:19:49 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: CaptSkip; raybbr; DTogo; AZ_Cowboy; Itzlzha; Stellar Dendrite; NRA2BFree; Spiff; Pelham; ...

ping


10 posted on 03/28/2006 1:20:14 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: F16Fighter

Sorry to see you go.


11 posted on 03/28/2006 1:20:16 PM PST by TXBSAFH (Proud Dad of Twins, What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger!!!!!!)
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To: F16Fighter

7.0. Not a badly written opus at all, but a tad boring because it lacks the melodrama, the sense of standing alone against the cosmos which makes the classic opus hum and purr.


12 posted on 03/28/2006 1:20:44 PM PST by Taliesan (What you allow into the data set is the whole game.)
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To: F16Fighter

Don't leave F16!


13 posted on 03/28/2006 1:21:04 PM PST by fanfan ( We have become the best/biggest news gathering entity in the whole known history of the world.)
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To: TXBSAFH; F16Fighter

"Sorry to see you go."

exactly! so DON'T!!!!!!!


14 posted on 03/28/2006 1:21:05 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: F16Fighter

IB4TZ?


15 posted on 03/28/2006 1:21:12 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Don't call them "Illegal Aliens." Call them what they are: CRIMINAL INVADERS!)
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To: B-Chan

Just another act in the FR opera


17 posted on 03/28/2006 1:21:50 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: F16Fighter
I want to thank the many, many Freepers for their prayers, encouragement and well-wishes back in October for my regaining my health -- God bless you all -- I'll never forget you; the sage wisdom and advice of Freepers and friends over the years; the intelligence, integrity, courage and love for our Republic; the exchange of ideas; and of course the one-of-a-kind humor.

Sorry to see ya go. Be well my FRiend :)

18 posted on 03/28/2006 1:21:53 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: F16Fighter

careful, they bite...

19 posted on 03/28/2006 1:22:35 PM PST by phasma proeliator (It's not always being fast or even accurate that counts... it's being willing.)
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To: F16Fighter

I do hope you'll change your mind :(


20 posted on 03/28/2006 1:22:45 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: B-Chan
What happened? I was in the shower...

Oh, good. You're out now, so I'll go have a shower. Let me know what happens!

(Do you like cheese? I like cheese.)

21 posted on 03/28/2006 1:22:57 PM PST by TChris ("Wake up, America. This is serious." - Ben Stein)
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To: F16Fighter
FReepers that hire illegals are as protected as the illegals themselves.
22 posted on 03/28/2006 1:23:24 PM PST by Marine Inspector (Government is not the solution to our problem; Government is the problem)
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To: F16Fighter

How do I get on the "favored Freepers" list?

I feel discriminated against...


23 posted on 03/28/2006 1:23:33 PM PST by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: F16Fighter

Bah. Couldn't tell us the name of the "elite" member? I say ban you just for that . . . .


24 posted on 03/28/2006 1:23:38 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: F16Fighter

Yup - Cheese...

25 posted on 03/28/2006 1:24:16 PM PST by phasma proeliator (It's not always being fast or even accurate that counts... it's being willing.)
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To: F16Fighter

Yes, it does appear some people get suspected for what are termed personal attacks for responding sarcastically to someone who actually made a personal attack. The problem seems to be that the moderators respond to complaints on the "Report Abuse" button without reading the thread in context.

Fare thee well, friend.


26 posted on 03/28/2006 1:24:19 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: F16Fighter
If you're going to leave anyway you may as well tell us who the "favored freeper" is
27 posted on 03/28/2006 1:24:35 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: 1rudeboy

Hint - the initials are P.D.


28 posted on 03/28/2006 1:24:40 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: F16Fighter

Actually it looks like you just broke the "no personal attacks" rule...this judging by a quick 30 second scroll of your 'in forum' comments.


29 posted on 03/28/2006 1:25:25 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: F16Fighter
Sad to see any favoritism by mods. One of my pet peeves, though I haven't experienced it, it seems inappropriate here on FR. We should represent adult interaction on critical issues.

I encourage everyone to leave the drama at the front door.
30 posted on 03/28/2006 1:25:33 PM PST by catbertz
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To: freedumb2003
IB4TZ

That's always the most important thing, you know. Getting In Before The ZOT! You're very special. Be sure to tell your family, friends, neighbors and the local media. You'll be given a medal and forever be known as "freedumb2003: IB4TZ".

31 posted on 03/28/2006 1:25:36 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: F16Fighter

I am not sure who you got into it with- but whatever has happened here , I do hope good health and happiness follow you wherever you may land.


33 posted on 03/28/2006 1:26:19 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: All
Pukin Dog

34 posted on 03/28/2006 1:26:50 PM PST by Marine Inspector (Government is not the solution to our problem; Government is the problem)
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To: Red Nucleus

"Just cycle through screen names, works for me..."

Careful with that admission....


35 posted on 03/28/2006 1:27:14 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: F16Fighter

If anyone were suspended so casually I am sure I would have met that fate long ago. But only after excessing whining by a party incapable of facing the music I was suspended for an hour.

There are plenty here who should be canned for sheer stupidity though.


36 posted on 03/28/2006 1:27:41 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Bah. Couldn't tell us the name of the "elite" member? I say ban you just for that . . . .

You've been on here since 1999 and you don't know who the "elite" members are.

Give me a break.

37 posted on 03/28/2006 1:27:44 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70

Hi MG.


38 posted on 03/28/2006 1:28:14 PM PST by Constitution Day (Comicalness Don't Win No Medals)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Does that make me one? [hoot]


39 posted on 03/28/2006 1:28:27 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: John O
If you're going to leave anyway you may as well tell us who the "favored freeper" is

Pukin Dog.....

40 posted on 03/28/2006 1:28:43 PM PST by ContemptofCourt
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To: arasina
That's always the most important thing, you know.Getting In Before The ZOT!

Lol!

41 posted on 03/28/2006 1:29:51 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: F16Fighter

Don't let a few timeouts get you down.


42 posted on 03/28/2006 1:30:19 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever (Political troglodyte with a partisan axe to grind)
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To: 1rudeboy; Pukin Dog
Bah. Couldn't tell us the name of the "elite" member? I say ban you just for that . . . .

I believe F16Fighter is referring to Pukin Dog.
I like F16Fighter, but I honestly don't know why folks get so worked up over these things. Heck, I'm an elite Freeper and I never cause any problems or have any directed my way.

44 posted on 03/28/2006 1:31:55 PM PST by jla
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To: F16Fighter

Hmm...I wonder if it could have been messages like this that got you suspended:

"The President has been Vincente Fox's lapdog, while demonstrating NO leadership regarding this illegal invasion.

You and your goofy ranting pal Poodle Dog can kiss Dubya's RINO @ss all you want -- it doesn't change the fact that Bush has been derelict in his duty to preserve the constitution."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/1604029/posts?page=96#96


45 posted on 03/28/2006 1:32:32 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: F16Fighter

He's gone Jim.

Too bad. However, the opus is weak. We understood in the first couple of sentences that you were ticked off at the mods because you were banned.

What were all those other words for? Either tell us exactly what happened (since you're leaving anyway) or just fade away man.


46 posted on 03/28/2006 1:33:04 PM PST by subterfuge ("The GATOR boys are HOT right now."---Joakim Noah)
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To: F16Fighter

You can borrow my dandelion patch if it'll help :)


47 posted on 03/28/2006 1:33:15 PM PST by najida (A day we haven't danced is wasted.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

IATO, In after the Opus.


48 posted on 03/28/2006 1:33:33 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: F16Fighter

I have always enjoyed your posts, F16Fighter.

I hope you reconsider and return.


49 posted on 03/28/2006 1:34:07 PM PST by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings............Modesty hides my thighs in her wings......)
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To: jla
Heck, I'm an elite Freeper and I never cause any problems or have any directed my way.

Yeah, but are you best buds with the Mods? Have you experienced the rush that can be obtained by being an elite FReeper and getting someone banned or suspended? :o)

50 posted on 03/28/2006 1:35:42 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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