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Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« on: February 02, 2013, 10:56:37 PM »
Okay, I see the "purple-faced guy" thread has been deleted.

Honestly, once again this is an example of the moderators having much too thin of skin on this forum. Understand I appreciate the work that moderators do, but this has been an ongoing problem. Threads and comments are allowed to go on for pages and pages and then suddenly, someone decides they don't like the way it ends up, so it gets deleted.

For the record, the OP was an idiot, we all know that. He was taking some sort of perverse jollies out of playing a trolling game that only made him look like a fool. And, yes, his final post should have been deleted for his racist language (that is a legitimate reason to delete any post, although it seems to get applied arbitrarily at times).

But, we are all big boys and girls and we participate in these threads willingly. After two days of discussion, it's kind of silly and, frankly, plays right into the hand of the OP when the entire thread is deleted.

I'm sure I will get attacked for saying this, but I have been participating in this forum for years and I've found this to be annoying and counterproductive. The problem is that it can never be applied uniformly or fairly. Some frequent posters are allowed great latitude to be sarcastic and insulting at times, but others are not.

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Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« on: February 02, 2013, 10:56:37 PM »

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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 11:22:17 PM »
Okay, I see the "purple-faced guy" thread has been deleted.

Honestly, once again this is an example of the moderators having much too thin of skin on this forum. Understand I appreciate the work that moderators do, but this has been an ongoing problem. Threads and comments are allowed to go on for pages and pages and then suddenly, someone decides they don't like the way it ends up, so it gets deleted.

For the record, the OP was an idiot, we all know that. He was taking some sort of perverse jollies out of playing a trolling game that only made him look like a fool. And, yes, his final post should have been deleted for his racist language (that is a legitimate reason to delete any post, although it seems to get applied arbitrarily at times).

But, we are all big boys and girls and we participate in these threads willingly. After two days of discussion, it's kind of silly and, frankly, plays right into the hand of the OP when the entire thread is deleted.

I'm sure I will get attacked for saying this, but I have been participating in this forum for years and I've found this to be annoying and counterproductive. The problem is that it can never be applied uniformly or fairly. Some frequent posters are allowed great latitude to be sarcastic and insulting at times, but others are not.

Just my opinion.
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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 11:23:54 PM »
Could not agree more, the karma thingy was removed as well due to thin skin of some.
We all should just start wearing uniforms with Canon logo on it, and act properly.
I have pretty good idea who is so sensitive up there, but hey we all live pretty much in the "new" brave world already.
Anyway, I have been seriously warned already in the past so this may be my last post.
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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 11:34:58 PM »
FWIW, I think that thread should have been deleted earlier.

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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 11:54:21 PM »
I participated in that thread... and now I feel like I missed the end of the movie because I drank a 64 ounce soda and had to go and tinkle.  Anyone want to clue me in on the end of the movie?  I presume we can't repost it... but I think an IM would suffice. 

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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 12:07:38 AM »
It ended with the racist rant. Most countries have laws about that.... to allow it to remain, particularly after the moderator was made aware, is to invite legal action against CanonRumors.

The moderator is not just within his rights to remove the post, he is required by law. Kudos moderator.
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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 12:09:47 AM »
It ended with the racist rant. Most countries have laws about that.... to allow it to remain, particularly after the moderator was made aware, is to invite legal action against CanonRumors.

The moderator is not just within his rights to remove the post, he is required by law. Kudos moderator.

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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 12:09:47 AM »

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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 12:10:24 AM »
I totally agree here.

Moderators: Grow up please!!!

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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 12:21:33 AM »
I'm surprised it didn't get removed earlier.

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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 12:22:07 AM »

Moderators: Grow up please!!!

Totally Disagree...they don't have to grow up. They are in fact behaving AS grown ups in removing the posts.

Just because you have a thick skin doesn't mean others should be forced to endure racist rants...

What is acceptable is determined by those who feel offended...not by those who dish it out or stand on the sidelines and snigger or support such posts under whatever guise.

History is replete with bullies and racist- and sexist-intimidators who suggest "grow up please, it is just a joke".

Recognize hate when you see it. Call out people by name when you see it. It is the only way to stop hate from being pawned off as being a joke!

Hate doesn't require "growing up" ...it requires stamping out!
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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 12:32:57 AM »
Well, I still think an Eos-5D MarkIII would have been the better choice..................

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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2013, 12:33:09 AM »
Rules for posting on the internet......

Imagine you are standing in the middle of an intersection and you are about to shout something out to the world.... On one corner is your family.... spouse, children, parents, etc... On the second corner there is a group of policemen, judges, and lawyers.... On the third corner are your friends and aquaintences.... On the fourth corner is your boss and co-workers.... and behind you is the criminal element and in front an assortment of religious leaders.... If it's still a good idea to shout whatever it is out, then it is safe to be posted on the internet.

that post failed on so many levels......
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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 12:42:28 AM »
Well, I still think an Eos-5D MarkIII would have been the better choice..................

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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 12:42:28 AM »

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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 12:52:42 AM »
Who (what group) was he racist towards?  I presume many of us are without race simply because we have cameras as our avatar... and just because you last name (like mine) ends in a Z doesn't really mean anything.  It's weird. 
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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 01:44:48 AM »
Well his problem was resolved anyway as he did end up getting the 1Dx (well claimed to), so there really was no reason of keeping the thread up.  Oh and after being on a forum board for many years of my teenage life, moderators tend to dislike when there's a post that is directly aimed at them and is insulting to some degree.

But oh well what business is his should just stay his business.  There was no need to publicise it at all.
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Re: Moderators: You are Too Sensitive
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 01:44:48 AM »