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Well, I'm sure that she can start the thread again - but this time police it a bit better, kick out the obvious abusers - keep it clean, in other words.
It seems that an OP has this kind of responsibility, to keep his (her) threads clean.
Her idea, to have a "girl-only" group, is understandable, as women are really a rather tiny minority among chess players. Getting together makes sense in this context. They can play with men practically everywhere else.
<ConnorMacleod_151> is blocked for spamming the thread and for excessive inane commentary.
That's a pity, ConnorMacleod's posts were among the most entertaining on this thread.
It wasn't all that offensive. It was obviously ironic. The forum participant who spent a huge amount of effort getting it deleted brings an image of Oscar to mind. It's probably 30 years since I read it, but the character in The Tin Drum finds his main talent in life is an ear piercing incessant shreik
The thread wasn't intended to provide you with entertainment, <IpswichMatt>.
From the other post one would deduce that you don't like me very much - but that's not a problem. Lol.
No, don't infer I don't like you.
I just thought you were over-reacting.
Sorry if I offended.
Strange how chess.com have agreed and deleted it.
Strange how the OP is fine, and happy with the publicity
Strange how those who took offence have had their wishes ( for the removal of one post !!!!) agreed to and acted upon by chess.com
Strange how someone who beleives it was ironic appears not have had their view validated
Sad that those who speak out ( correctly or not ) have some label attached to them for doing so
Sad that you think it was Brilliant !!
But hey "Brilliant" is not offensive in any way and you have every right to your opinion.
Have a good Easter Monday
I found that comment a bit offensive personally - and rather imprecise, as it would still seem that I may have a couple of other talents... :-)
@ltude, I was referring to astronomer's post, not the original post that started the whole row.
As for the original post, it was in very bad taste, but it was not condoning naziism. I have no problem with it being deleted though.
Let me try this for discussion. Bill Mahar is in the business of giving his opinions, as is Don Imus. When Imus gave "his opinion" about a female basketball team, he lost his show. When Bill Mahar gave "his opinion" about 9-11, he lost his show. Did anyone over-react?? Did anyone cross the line??
I think that this is all about the right to use force.
People instinctively protest, without thinking it over, whenever force is used by anybody. Force had been too frequently abused - but obviously, it must be used from time to time if one is to live at all.
All of education tells us, that we always need to refrain from use of force - but this causes paralysis and apathy, and indifference to wrong acts which happen right under one's nose.
Of course, force and its use are a double-edged sword, and carry heavy liabilities when misused.
But still - correct use of it changes things for the better. It takes some elementary understanding in order to be able to actually do it, in a safe way.
my opinion, ?,
the post is very sad
and (byforumbsstandards) not brilliant, but exceptional
powerful, imaginative imagery to emphasize a point of view
you don't get a lot of this type thinking in chess.combsforums
Mod Note (to everyone not specific to this post): Please refrain from attacking each other personally. Even though this topic is in the Off Topic forum, personal attacks are still against site rules. Thanks!!
I like how foreign people come to an American owned website, and try to push their censorship agenda that most countries have.
free speech, if you dont like something then either ignore it, or debate it. I do not know how things are run in your country, but here , we value these rights.
LOL it's hilarious that you name all non-americans as foreigners. You are even more crazy then i thought, so funny hahaha
well this is an American created & owned website, so any non-american players in this website are considered '' international ''.
if I went to an an Indian chess website, obviously I would be considered foreign there in my case.
A day and a half to remove offensive material seems to me quite a good standard.
Faster still would certainly be better and if you offer your services as a moderator, keeping all the posts here in review for as many hours in the 24 as you can spare, that will be a help.
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