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Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-11-2010

So many posts have been poofed.

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@Group 5 minus 1 wrote:

So many posts have been poofed.


 

This is a private website owned by Q. They can do anything they want with it whether or not we like it.  

 

With that said, I agree with you. Q is turning these into bland, boring forums. My guess is it's intentional. 

 

 

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We novice posters here are well aware of what will be poofed.

 

Lately it seems that a lot of what's poofed are 'newbies' that only post negative things about hosts, vendors, etc., when they're totally ticked off.

 

Those type of posts SHOULD be poofed IMO.

 

I think the Mods do an excellent job of letting posters have their say, within reason.

 

It can't be an easy job.

 

Too bad the 'newbies' don't read the rules before they jump in and get poofed.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Too bad some of the "newbies" are new in name only.

 

Newbies aren't even primarily responsible for posts that get threads poofed.

 

Lack of poster self-control and inability to bypass threads that are destined for poofing is highly contributory.

 

I am guilty and complicit by responding to this thread.  It is inevitably going to be poofed as being argumentative or controversial or unkind.

 

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@Marp I agree with you.

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Those veteran,  long standing posters intent on causing arguments lead to the majority of thread closures, not one newcomer simply venting.

 

A newcomer vents harmlessly, they get jumped on in a hostile, argumentative manner.

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It's too bad they are moderating free speech.

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It is also too bad that so many people think 'free speech' gives them the right to be rude or inconsiderate.  

 

While some people find the forums more boring, I actually enjoy rant-free reading.  

 

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@Auntie CC   Freedom of speech has to do with people being able to speak, express opinions and ideas without interference from the government. It has nothing to do with moderating a privately owned  website. 

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@KingstonMom wrote:

We novice posters here are well aware of what will be poofed.

 

Lately it seems that a lot of what's poofed are 'newbies' that only post negative things about hosts, vendors, etc., when they're totally ticked off.

 

Those type of posts SHOULD be poofed IMO.

 

I think the Mods do an excellent job of letting posters have their say, within reason.

 

It can't be an easy job.

 

Too bad the 'newbies' don't read the rules before they jump in and get poofed.


"Novice" means new or inexperienced. I don't think that's what you meant.