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BobSanderson

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What is with the censorship?
« on: April 24, 2012, 01:16:11 PM »
If people show they can't understand a simple posting mocking all the unnecessary attacks on Canon by writing misinformed angry responses then the solution is erase it? Interesting.

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What is with the censorship?
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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 01:41:19 PM »
If people show they can't understand a simple posting mocking all the unnecessary attacks on Canon by writing misinformed angry responses then the solution is erase it? Interesting.

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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 01:59:10 PM »
I thought it was funny but I enjoy a happy and productive relationship with my 5D III.

Maybe the owners thought you were trying to get rid of about 30% of the postings here?  :)
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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 02:35:11 PM »
If people show they can't understand a simple posting mocking all the unnecessary attacks on Canon by writing misinformed angry responses then the solution is erase it? Interesting.

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It felt more like a cold hand on my back.  :)

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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 02:53:18 PM »
I've noticed something strange

in the canonrumors front page, on the right, there's a panel where you'll find the forum threads with the latest forum messages
http://www.canonrumors.com/

except the negative threads don't appear
for example this one: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5828.0


I'm pretty sure there's a perfectly sensible explanation for this... I'd love to hear it...

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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 03:14:30 PM »
I've noticed something strange

in the canonrumors front page, on the right, there's a panel where you'll find the forum threads with the latest forum messages
http://www.canonrumors.com/

except the negative threads don't appear
for example this one: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5828.0


I'm pretty sure there's a perfectly sensible explanation for this... I'd love to hear it...

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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 04:32:13 PM »
Ummm... I read that thread and I got there using the link from the canon rumors home page. There are plenty of whiney threads that are linked from there.
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Re: What is with the censorship?
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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 05:22:01 PM »
I've noticed something strange

in the canonrumors front page, on the right, there's a panel where you'll find the forum threads with the latest forum messages
http://www.canonrumors.com/

except the negative threads don't appear
for example this one: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5828.0

I'm pretty sure there's a perfectly sensible explanation for this... I'd love to hear it...

I've seen PLENTY of negative threads appear in that little area.  Including the one you referenced, at least it was there when it was still a super hot topic
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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 05:59:30 PM »
I've noticed something strange

in the canonrumors front page, on the right, there's a panel where you'll find the forum threads with the latest forum messages
http://www.canonrumors.com/

except the negative threads don't appear
for example this one: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5828.0


I'm pretty sure there's a perfectly sensible explanation for this... I'd love to hear it...

That section of the CR homepage is populated by threads with recent activity.  But...it's delayed by an hour or so from the actual activity on the forum.  That snarky negative post you just read (or posted, as the case may be) on the forum will make it to the front page, eventually.  You can see this easily in that those home page links point to posts that are several posts (or pages) back from the most recent post in very active threads.

As I've stated before, another conspiracy theory dashed on the cold, hard rocks of reality.  :P

As for threads being deleted, mods do that sometimes, but much more often I've noticed that similar threads are just merged together, so one or more seem to disappear but they really haven't. 
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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 08:13:33 PM »


As for threads being deleted, mods do that sometimes, but much more often I've noticed that similar threads are just merged together, so one or more seem to disappear but they really haven't.

I can assure you it is gone. Or do you think they merged today's "misunderstood mocking posts" (with four off base responses) together to save space?
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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 09:01:47 PM »
If people show they can't understand a simple posting mocking all the unnecessary attacks on Canon by writing misinformed angry responses then the solution is erase it? Interesting.

Bob, I removed the thread.  I thought it was a very good post and liked it, but it resulted in a flame war starting, so rather than spend the time to remove all of the responses, I removed the entire thread. (There would have been nothing left after removing all the name calling posts and those that repeated them.

Its a shame when a perfectly legitimate thread is brought down by the kind of comments it was provoking.

As to the paranoid comments about censorship, it doesn't happen.  Comments are removed because they are spam, trolling, or disrespectful to our members. 

Please feel free to repost, and please report out of line comments.

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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2012, 09:13:24 PM »
If people show they can't understand a simple posting mocking all the unnecessary attacks on Canon by writing misinformed angry responses then the solution is erase it? Interesting.

Bob, I removed the thread.  I thought it was a very good post and liked it, but it resulted in a flame war starting, so rather than spend the time to remove all of the responses, I removed the entire thread. (There would have been nothing left after removing all the name calling posts and those that repeated them.

Its a shame when a perfectly legitimate thread is brought down by the kind of comments it was provoking.

As to the paranoid comments about censorship, it doesn't happen.  Comments are removed because they are spam, trolling, or disrespectful to our members. 

Please feel free to repost, and please report out of line comments.

Thanks for the fair reply. I was just surprised at the disappearance especially since the flames were coming from people who entirely missed the point. No need to repost - just wanted to find out why... :)

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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 09:30:22 PM »
Thanks for the fair reply. I was just surprised at the disappearance especially since the flames were coming from people who entirely missed the point. No need to repost - just wanted to find out why... :)

There are a lot of new members each creating a new thread which raises tensions and even long time members get irritated and add fuel to the flames.  It will dampen out in a couple of weeks.
 
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Re: What is with the censorship?
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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2012, 09:32:42 PM »
I now wish I had put a little bite in it. ;)

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Re: What is with the censorship?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 09:50:08 PM »
Biting Sarcasm sometimes is misunderstood

What's sarcasm?? I'm just fortunate that no one ever misunderstands my posts, which is probably because I don't have a sarcastic bone in my body.
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