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Syria Thread

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Syria Thread

Last night the thread on 'Syria Debate' was brought to an abrupt halt when one of the mods locked it with the comment, 'One wonders if some of you will ever learn'.
There was an interesting debate going on in the thread until odd posters started getting abusive to each other.
I wonder if it would have been more sensible to remove the offending posts and deal with the offenders.
What do others think?
It might be interesting to hear from the mod as to why he chose this action.
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@nozzer, apologies I didn't see your thread. Maybe a mod would merge this one with yours.
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Yes I would be somewhat interested to know the logic of last nights action.
I did post something which looking back could be controversial but then a member or two decided to pick fault with that and it seemed to snowball from there with another member also taking the heat.
I'll say now, if I offended anyone with what i said, that was not the intention BUT I stated what i believed to be a fact. Politically correct or not, I am entitled to my view without being targetted by a member who seems to have an issue with anything i post.
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+1
having re-read the thread I cannot see anything overly offensive, there are some strong opinions which is part of a good discussion.
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that is because a chunk of posts were removed
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I didn't see those.. and there was me thinking that it was because people were sniping at me over political correctness.
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it was easier to remove a load of posts and lock the thread rather than take the sterner view and further action that it would have lead to - because it wouldn't have just affected one person, probably a few who are completely innocent in their own site.
you are, however, well within your rights to flag this up to PN if you think it was an unfit decision.
but as stated elsewhere you should have raised your disagreement via PM and waited for a response..
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you are, however, well within your rights to flag this up to PN if you think it was an unfit decision.

I think perhaps a comment saying some posts were deleted would have done the job.
As for taking it up with plusnet, i don't think there is any need now we know worse things were removed.
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there was a comment posted on the locked thread stating the posts had been removed.
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Er...If there is, how come I cannot see it?

You just mention that "as such the thread is locked".
Nothing is mentioned about posts being deleted.
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ah, my apologies. I shall correct that mistake.
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Having reread the posts that were removed it is evident that in the main one poster is responsible.
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And the rest are blameless?
Just because others are perhaps a little more articulate doesn't make their posts any better.
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