Like the Jws, there is no consideration from the elite few when considering what rules to apply to whom.
How can anybody take this notion seriously when the owner of the Board, the person who sets the rules is considering the very issues, on this very thread, giving his reasons for his actions
The issues? Who cares? You dont like it, leave.
What is the problem with this? As I explained earlier in my post above, this is standard modus of human behavior in any social group.Why does it now become an issue when it is applied to an XJW Board? Could it be that those who try to draw parallels between the WTS and JW.Com are actually themselves locked in a prison of thought.
Or, better yet, we will remove you. Autocratic.
A person might eventually be deactivated if their behavior is offensive to others true. However let me ask you, if a person were to continually harass and insult you publicly on this Board and accuse you of say, being a child-molester, would you expect Simon to allow that person to carry on his tirade ad nasuem? Would you appreciate Simon curtailing his freedom and deactivating his account?
Also, this mantra is red herring. It does not address the issues at all. The Elders? They wear blinders and just do their job.
Presumably you mean by mantra the oft repeated statement that Simon owns the Board, sets the rules, if you do not like them you are free to leave? It seems to address the issues for the majority of the Boards subscribers, and that is surely all that can be hoped for with thousands of subscribers, each with a point of view.
This board does take public donations, so some "consideration" to persons that have a "stake" at making what the board is today, should be given, right? Or, do we only take the good with the bad?
No, what you have the freedom, the total freedom to :
1) Donate or not donate.
2) Leave at any time with no strings attached
3) Remain a subscriber and live by the Board owners behavioral preferences.
How do you feel about all the list members that have flamed Fred to the point that they too should be kicked out of your house, but have not? I feel that Fred was baited. However, he was wrong. Yet, two wrongs don't make a right, do they?
Fred has a long term history of making harmless provocative statements aimed toward the majority subscribers to this Board. He is played with verbally and does his own share of playing. He has never had the Board owner even intimate that he should not post since he subscribed well over a year ago. He then crossed the boundaries of decency, refused to apologize and was deactivated pending an apology. Your argument is not well served using Fred as an example, quite the contrary.
Best regards - HS
Edited by - hillary_step on 22 August 2002 14:0:7