Re: Negatives & Positives ... What Else Is New?

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Posted by Gayle on September 26, 1999 at 10:16:51:

In Reply to: Negatives & Positives ... What Else Is New? posted by Rich/Mohican Press on September 26, 1999 at 09:45:24:

: First thing youíve probably noticed is the new statement up on top of the Board. For nearly all of you, it means nothing. Go on as always.

: For a tiny percentage, it's an invitation to go away. We are taking steps to avoid the aggravation of dealing with who we donít want to deal with. Our little ďstunt,Ē as it has been referred to by one person, of last week, has caused us to reflect considerably on how
: we can make this place what WE, and, obviously, most all of YOU, want it to be. If that means shutting the gates when necessary, shut the gates we will. There's no law that says we have to deal with the same garbage over & over. Of course, we have been accused in the past, and VERY recently, of deleting posts at will. Such a crime! What board DOESNíT delete posts? Especially one that might receive the volume of posts that this one does. It's a necessity as part of maintaining this place.

: Of course, the whole accusation is ridiculous anyway. The inference is that we will not allow opposing viewpoints to "get through." That implies one of two things, maybe both. Either our Board has the capability of pre-approving a post before it is public (it doesnít - we donít see them until you do) or we stay glued to our computer 24 hours a day ready to delete a message at a momentís notice. I donít think so. If we were avidly deleting posts, SOMEONE would see them!

: Let me explain, to set the record straight, how our Board works. The way our CGI script is set up, we have NO blocking power whatsoever. If your post does not appear, you did something wrong in the posting process, or perhaps you don't have your browser set to refresh every time you access a page. Secondly, unless we delete an ENTIRE thread, evidence remains of a post having been there. If you check the thread in question, "The Challenge," you will note that clicking on any of the follow-ups produces one of two results. Either you go to a posted follow-up, or you receive an "error 404 - URL not found" message. That's a deleted post! How ironic that the only deleted posts in that thread are by our REGULAR posters (and "LOL") ... none from anyone offering evidence to support the charge that we somehow strong-arm people into doing our bidding. NONE! The fact of the matter is, there were none. What a totally ludicrous charge anyway! We have left that window open, along with Elaine's still unanswered question. So funny how we are charged with covering up everything, etc.,etc., yet there is NEVER any valid response when we open the door for the issues to be addressed as a dialogue, here in public, by the "other" side.

Dear Rich,

I, for one, was very pleased and RELIEVED to see the deletion notice appear. We have every right to participate in comraderie on a site without being savaged by people who have no legitimate purpose in being here. There are plenty of disgusting sites for people who want to indulge in that sort of thing, but this is not one of them. Thank you for your determination to keep Mohicanland a decent and congenial place for all who love LOTM, Cooper and each other's company.

Gayle

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