If by that you mean that I'm unlikely to get an answer here, then I'm sure you're correct, although I thought that you of all people might be able to explain the reason.Trip_Wire said:Cutaway:
I think you are beating a dead horse here.
Yup. That's what I said.Trip_Wire said:You say you understand that the board can set and enforce the rules, etc. The rules apply to all that want to use the board.
Yup, but I'm not sure an explanation would be forthcoming there either.Trip_Wire said:As to why, such rules are in place, you would have to ask that question to the people that finance and run that particlar board.
Nothing wrong with that, it just doesn't tell me why the position is so.Trip_Wire said:The board is not run by the American Government, the military, etc. It is apparently run, by private American citizans, who have every right to run things the way they want to. If one doesn't like the way the board is run, don't go there and use it.
I can understand that flame wars are a right royal pain for the moderators , but I thought that Bugsy was quite even-handed in his original post - he hit the elected political leader of both countries, neither of which is he a citizen.Trip_Wire said:Perhaps, they don't want to deal with the 'flame wars' that this type of posting always starts, as well as personal attacks, that are caused by such posting.
I don't remember his post on the condolence thread that was mentioned by another poster, but I'd obviously have been against any offensive remarks regarding the loss of allied soldier's lives.
True. As I said it does make me wonder why the rules are like that.Trip_Wire said:In anycase, the board owners and MODs do not have to answer to anybodies whys, or whatevers, who may use the board. If the user, fails to follow the posted rules he/she is banned.
It's definitely an answer, just not one applicable to my question.Trip_Wire said:So, your answer to why, is thats the way they want it io be!
Nope, but if they did have an explanation they'd be holding the 'polite high ground' in any exchange with the poster.Trip_Wire said:They owe you or I no explaination for why, etc.
I don't recall saying I didn't like the rules, but that I'd like an explanation.Trip_Wire said:You say you don't like the rules, then don't log on the board! Keep in mind that this board is open to the public; however, it is run by private individuals, who can and do limit posts on it, as they see fit. As I said before pretty damn simple!
We're back to the 'my house, my laws' again.
I reiterate that I understand it's the owners decision on what their guidelines are, I was looking for some reasoning behind it.
Nothing at all T_W, but it's an answer to a different question to the one I posed.Trip_Wire said:Now whats so complicated about that Cutaway!