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What is, or is not, current affairs? Moderation?

But the Shakers faded away because they practised celibacy
They died out but 'Shaker style' kitchen units live on. Catholics, Mormons and Jews are still with us but Wren, Cooke and Lewis, Wickes etc refuse to recognise the cultural significance of their worktop and appliance history. Not a fair world. Somebody should start a protest movement with a catchy name... Baptist Breakfast Bars Matter!
 
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They died out but 'Shaker style' kitchen units live on. Catholics, Mormons and Jews are still with us but Wren, Cooke and Lewis, Wickes etc refuse to recognise the cultural significance of their worktop and appliance history. Not a fair world. Somebody should start a protest movement with a catchy name... Baptist Breakfast Bars Matter!

Quaker Oats?
 

Auld-Yin

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no one can call Her Majesties Constabulary slow off the Mark!
whoever posted its probably dead.
No I'm n......oops!
 

Awol

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The rules for Current Affairs were laid down a while ago.

Current Affairs is primarily for the serious discussion of military-political topics and other matters which may affect us as members of the armed forces.

It isn't for:

1. Political point scoring

2. Attempts at comedy (which doesn't mean you can't be witty)

3. Propagation of conspiracy theories

4. Outrage threads

5. Baiting of cultural, ethnic, religious or sexual groups.

6. Threads centred on Race.

As to why the BLM thread was taken down.

It was riddled with racist abuse.

Firstly, to answer your question regarding the site being representative of our society, I do not believe that to be the case. This site is heavily military leaning, and anonomous, our society is not.

Secondly. Society in general are accountable for their actions under law. One two, or half a dozen people start being racisct in the General Populace then these individuals are easily identified and can be brought to justice. On this site it is not that easy. That said, The moderators are not here to hide racists but we are here to take down racist posts and dole out infractions in an attempt to stop them repeating. This is not a Town Hall meeting where neer-do-wells can be evicted never to return, nor is it a debating Society.

Members here are asked to stick to some (pretty simple) rules, however, those members that constantly infringe those rules will be removed from the site. The trouble is, they reappear quite quickly in another guise and continue in the same vein. In General Society, when one is punished, that individual does not have the opportunity to immediately pop up as somebody else and continue to break the rules. That is a fundemental difference between this site and and our Society.

The threads (or posts) that 'cross the line of law' as you put it, how would you like to make it possible to prosecute? Would you like the Site owners to dig out the miscreants personal details (the little they have) and hand it over to the law? Or, as happens now (and with tens of thousands other forums across the internet) the moderators take down the offending thread (or post) and that's the end of the matter? Threads are taken down to protect the owners of the site, It's their site, that they are responsible for, they merely lend it to us, (well it's free of charge) the Police have already spoken to the Site owners on another matter, none of us want that to happen again.

To finish, this is an anonymous forum with a scattering of keyboard warriers, a sprinkle of internet hard men trying to be edgy and a massive amount of excellent, hugely informative threads posted by informed and often very amusing members. Let the moderators deal with the minority trying to spoil the site.

Enjoy the site for what it is and because of it's very nature, expect to have theads pulled from time to time.
My bold.

That obviously rules out any and every criticism of BLM.

Is that a new rule, say in the past six months?
 

Arte_et_Marte

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My bold.

That obviously rules out any and every criticism of BLM.

Is that a new rule, say in the past six months?

I copied the rules, that are available for all to see, from a sticky in Current Affairs dated 2008. I believe they are based on the site's founding guidlines.
 

Arte_et_Marte

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So, as the rules stand, we can’t start a thread about BLM?
The rules stand for not starting a BLM type thread in CA.

I'm not stopping anybody from starting a BLM thread elsewhere, (caveat: I cannot speak for all the moderators.) However past history tells us all that it will be a magnet for raciscts and wont last as long as the other one as it will now be under the spotlight. It cannot be started in CA anyway and the further down the order of forums it gets, the higher the likelyhood of idots getting excited by the prospect of posting 'edgy' material.

Is it worth it?
 

Awol

LE
The rules stand for not starting a BLM type thread in CA.

I'm not stopping anybody from starting a BLM thread elsewhere, (caveat: I cannot speak for all the moderators.) However past history tells us all that it will be a magnet for raciscts and wont last as long as the other one as it will now be under the spotlight. It cannot be started in CA anyway and the further down the order of forums it gets, the higher the likelyhood of idots getting excited by the prospect of posting 'edgy' material.

Is it worth it?
Yes of course it is, but it would probably help it’s legitimate survival if the moderators banned the guilty individuals, rather than bin the whole thread, which, to be honest, smacks of lazy moderation.
 

Arte_et_Marte

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Yes of course it is, but it would probably help it’s legitimate survival if the moderators banned the guilty individuals, rather than bin the whole thread, which, to be honest, smacks of lazy moderation.
You think that moderators are going to sit and watch one thread?

Aye, we're a lazy bunch alright.
 

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