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I don't expect to be active in the near future, because apparently as a result of simply responding to a question, my response was reported as abuse. Yes, the response was political, but so was the question, to which I attempted to give an answer. And I find it hard to believe that my answer was provocative since I indicated above all I was an independent.
Anyway, I don't want to go beyond that in my comments.
I'll answer today, but I mean it when I say I am upset. No I was not alerted that I was censored, but even my posts do not appear when I go to my personal portion of the website. And thank you, SS, for saying it was relevant and respectful. I only thought I was responding, and since I truly am independent have very few axes to grind. Still, if this is what it is coming to, I don't want to be a part.
I will be interested in what the Community Manager has to say about this..I have never seen any of your posts that would come close to being censored and would appreciate the Community Manager addressing this. We, in this forum, do not want to lose your valuable contributions here.
I guess I must have missed this thread but I can never remember the Prof ever posting anything that would be disrespectful. The same goes for Jerry. If I had to pick two posters who epitomized polite and nice it would be the Prof and Jerry (with no disrespect meant to others). I mean, really, can anyone think of the Prof or Jerry as mean spirited or disrespectful in their postings???
I think I remember the thread/context, but I'm not sure. I was not offended in the least, nor have I ever been offended by any of your posts that I have read. I will be very saddened if you become inactive. Your posts epitomize the exceptional value that this forum offers. Without them, this forum will lose value for me. You have a great personality, likeable presence, and the travel/hotel information you've shared has proved invaluable. Yes Community Manager, what say ye?
Please go to my Laumier Park post and (I did mention you on the last picture). Here is the message I got early this Morning: This is a "First for me"!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 12:39 AM
Wow..that is interesting that the moderator would censor that..Please keep us informed on why that was censored...Insiders are going to start to vacate this site if they continue being that silly about censoring these type comments.
Yes, but the moderator needs to be using a little common sense here to0...Maybe there is a word or two they don't like but the moderator needs to put this into context and not turn Insiders off to this site due to insensitive censoring!!!! And I find it hard to believe that either Jerry or the Prof would ever put something on this site that would necessitate censoring!!!!
Thanks for your comment! It takes a lot of time to go "Out of your way", as so many others and yourself have done to help maybe one family be "Better Off", because the used The MI. You and I know what it's like to both get into that "Rock throwing" situation in the Middle East, and/or avoiding because another MI "Tipped you off" about a certain place or situation.
I can assure you, and can attest to the thousands of posts I have read or written, there are very, very few things that don't belong here.
It turns out the images were removed because they weren't visible - so although "disruptive" may not have been the most descriptive category, the moderators were trying to keep what seemed like spam off the site. Since the three images were uploaded twice and removed for not being visible, the system sent six email notifications. As I mentioned in my email, feel free to email me the images and I can see if they're too large or the wrong format (.jpg, .gif, .png are all acceptable formats) so you can post the images.
It turns out only jerrycoin's images were removed as they were "blank". Let us know if there are any other specifics we can look into and thanks for your continued participation! If the post was hidden for a period, it was likely flagged as abusive by members of the community and hidden until the moderation team could verify the content - to actually reinstate it.
He couldn't find it and it's no longer even in my posts (double whammy?), but I know people saw it because some responded. Anyway, I was just annoyed that I had taken some time to respond only to have it evaporate. At the moment, I am so busy (I'm going to NYC Thursday and Friday to be a discussant for the off Broadway play of "Saint Joan"), which should be fun but also means cramming more of the rest of my time into preps and grading. Never fear, I'll be back !