Hi Phil ,
would you please be able to comment here on what’s deemed an acceptable social blog ? Today I posted a thread about One Nation , a recognised and prominent political party in Australia in which is of interest to millions of Australians from all political sides . Whether it be discussion on theor flaws or positives , being election time it’s an interesting topic .
My thread was not aggressive and was replied to with respect for those who chose to put forward their concerns with this political party and it was reciprocated in the replies back to myself . When you put in the time to create a thread and pen your thoughts it’s actually quite frustrating to have someone come in and delete it for no reason whatsoever than they simply don’t like it , it is damaging to your site and discourages people from taking the time to contribute. I’d just finished typing a reply to a fellow member acknowledging his concerns and searching and providing links to further the discussion and all of a sudden it was gone .
As you know , Phil , I have been here a very long time and during this time you’ve always maintained and celebrated the pitch that you’re against censorship within reason and that as long as we are respectful our topics are free to be discussed , and later in history “ as long as you take it to the social section “ as did your wannabe Mark Zuckerberg assistant . “ take it to the social blogs section “ was also his line when it was something he didn’t agree with . So why now do we find ourselves also chasing him around the pages to find out if he deleted these threads ? Why is there no reasoning as to why ? And why are our comments asking him if they have been deleted also being deleted ? Phil it is pretty sad when we have an election hammering down on us that you and your team are now too soft to be able to let an election thread run .
Whats next , I cop a ban for questioning this ? Because that’s the impression I’m getting . Tbh it seems the site has sunk to the point that I’ll be shocked if this even stays up long enough for you to reply . For that reason I’ve also copied it and will send it by way of inbox should it be deleted .
Phil , you’ve been begging us to keep the garbage off the main pages for years , however when we do the correct thing and post it in the social section , this is how our time and effort is repaid ? By just pressing delete on an active topic that’s generating hits and discussion . Phil I’m not about to tell you how to run your site , if you’re happy for your assistants to piss all over the culture you’ve created and the perception we are on a site that promotes debate , that’s your perogative , but I was just after some clarity . If the social section has now moved the goalposts , maybe it’s time for a re-name , as my parting gesture can I suggest you call it The Socialist Section . And you wonder why all the frustration and shit flows back onto the main page .
I hope you get a chance to read this before it’s censored by the thought Police .