I deleted: What to See and Do in Chicago

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I deleted: What to See and Do in Chicago

Post by Forrest_Addy » Fri Apr 04, 2003 6:16 pm

I have moderator powers and I exercised them

Someone elected to enter a partisan political comentary and that set off an ugly land slide. This messageboard is off limits to partisan political discussion.

Partisan political posts have no place here. They cause immediate and irreparable harm to the collegial relationships of its contributors. I apoligize to you all for not clearing this up sooner.

I ask that you guys wishing to score political points to seek political fora where you can vent your views to your heart's content.

In the meatime, please start over suggesting what to see and do in Chicago.

Forrest Addy, Moderator

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Re: I deleted: What to See and Do in Chicago

Post by John » Fri Apr 04, 2003 7:37 pm

Thankyou Forrest! It's a dirty job but someone has to do it.

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Re: I deleted: Chicago

Post by Ralph_P » Fri Apr 04, 2003 8:38 pm

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Re: I deleted: What to See and Do in Chicago

Post by Sam_E » Sun Apr 06, 2003 8:21 am

Thanks for cleaning house and taking a stand. I did not see the original message you deleted, but I am going to run blindly with this one anyway.

There are off topic posts that are tolerated and we can live with as small mindless annoyances. Others should be dealt with in a more direct manner. By removing unwanted posts that are way off topic will send a clear massage to those who maybe inclined to post off topic subjects in the future. DON'T WASTE OUR TIME! There is no reason to open up this form to non-related topics. By keeping a focused forum is not exercising censorship. As I see it, this is technically a privet forum that is open to public access. Access that is a privilege, not an entitlement. Anyone who can find their way to this forum can find their way to other places on the net where they can express themselves. I truly despise the ambush tactics people take to further their agendas.

Forrest, thank you for your fine work. I support what you did.

Sam E.

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