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  10:21:57  19 August 2010
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hhiker
off to new worlds
 

 
On forum: 10/31/2008

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Would I be violating the new offtopic rules about "posting another users personal information without consent" if I ventured to correct a certain misinformed assumption of Marius Lecter about Hhiker?...This talk about tightening the rules is making me a bit nervous...
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Hypothetically:
if it was information that i had not already posted all around myself (which in this case i have) then i would ask in return: why would you rather not let me (or anyone for that matter, if it was their personal details) correct the assumption if i so choose?
Or - why would you be so reluctant to ask the other person "is it OK to share this?"

I personally find it rather unfair if somone, say, has remembered or acquired a bit of information about someone else ("I know what your name is!" I know where you live!" etc.) and goes around spreading it to everyone as some great oracle or in-circle buddy without considering - or asking - if that person whishes this information to be shared. (Think of the excited parent telling the visitors all about your teenage self for example. Charming, isn't it?)

It would be (in my eyes) a different matter, though, if it was referring/linking to the information someone has indeed previously posted in the forum.


Btw.
Just because the expectations/boundaries are spelled out doesn't make them tighter. It just makes them known and clearer. (I personally insisted the points of "ask before you share someone else's information" and "let everyone speak for themselves" to be incorporated to the "Offtopic amendment".)
  10:53:23  19 August 2010
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lowduck
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On forum: 10/31/2009
Point made. As long as I didn't upset you, no malice intended. Sun is shinning...great day.
  11:04:48  19 August 2010
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hhiker
off to new worlds
 

 
On forum: 10/31/2008

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Point made.
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LoL, apparently not.
My point was- "ask first and don't be shy to do so"
(And about that consent - you got it, duckie [<<- here's me hoping the nic-improvisation is OK]. Go ahead and scratch those itching assumptions )
  12:00:51  19 August 2010
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lowduck
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On forum: 10/31/2009
I didn't get your point hhiker? And that was after reading your post about 5 times... maybe I should have called myself "Slowduck"...
So @ MariusLecter & with hhikers permission, allow me to rephrase your friendly remark...You can't cage a free bird, lady...Sounds way cool too.....And I must be so far offtopic that next time I'll mind my own business...
  12:09:46  19 August 2010
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hhiker
off to new worlds
 

 
On forum: 10/31/2008

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I didn't get your point hhiker?
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The opposite: i thought i had phrased it poorly so it sounded more harsh than it was supposed to be.
(Can i pull the "non-native English speaker card" here?)
  23:41:36  20 August 2010
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Kane4
"Order of the Liquidators" and Dez0wave Tester
 

 
On forum: 07/17/2008
 

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Kane4
08/20/2010 23:42:12

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I didn't get your point hhiker?

The opposite: i thought i had phrased it poorly so it sounded more harsh than it was supposed to be.
(Can i pull the "non-native English speaker card" here?)
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Don't mind him, he's just shy.
  20:29:03  13 September 2010
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Stalkerstein
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On forum: 04/24/2010
I agree with the rules except that I think that 'Delete MESSAGES IN CAPITAL LETTERS' is a bit absurd. It's actually easier to read uppercase than lowercase.
  00:25:07  14 September 2010
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Don Reba
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On forum: 12/04/2002
No it is not easier. I can dig up references from my psych textbooks, if you really want. Besides, all caps are commonly perceived as screaming.
  23:43:16  16 December 2010
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Joseph
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On forum: 12/06/2010

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Russia has evolved so they don't need to know rules anymore, they just need to know that there is a punishment.
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The U.S is the same way. arguing rights is just a waste of time. Freedom of speech is more or less the freedom to complain, because they are just going to punish us anyway. And they will punish us for complaining too. After a while you just don't want to say anything because you just become a target for harrassment. So in the end they get what they want. They do what they want and keep us quiet.

News networks dictate everything and they are worse than the government when it come to questioning their dictation.

Citizens aren't much better. People want their rights yet they don't want anyone else to have rights. So everyone is guilty of it.

The internet has been changing. About ten years ago you could do whatever you pleased (within reason) and if a user had a problem with that they could just go eat shit & die, because nobody cared. Now since the governments and media have taken over the net scensorship is at an all time high. Scensorship exists to do more harm than good. It gives the dictators excuses to block or erase whatever they don't want you to see. Do you think they care if you see foul language? No, but they do care if you see negative opinions regarding them. Scensorship exists to protect their reputation, their exposure. Everything else that comes with scensorship exists to disguise it's true purpose. Scensorship is damage control/containment. The blocking of rude or fould language is the disguise.

Foul and rude language is a very small price to pay for freedom. People like to throw around the word maturity yet they they like dictate and play games with freedom.

 

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