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So I guess my topic was too much for the admins to handle?

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This topic: http://www.cheersandgears.com/forums/index...showtopic=26359 was closed at some point in my 3 day absence.

And I'm a little pissed off about it. I mean, if you're going to close my topic, that was WAAAAAY more civil than 99% of the political bullsh*t that went on around here the last 2 months, at least you could send me a message that provides a reason. Had I received a reason, I wouldn't be mad at all.

So, instead of taking care of this in private, I decided to air out my concerns in the lounge and allow people to maybe provide an explanation and/or comments as to why the thread was closed.

I'm willing to bet that maybe an anti-conservative admin read the title and didn't even read the post to see that the title was pure :bs: and that the discussion was for a reason. (This board is slanted in nature anyway)

And THAT, if it's true, is the kind of GUT REACTION that I wanted the topic to provoke in an attempt for me (and anyone else that is interested) to gain a better understanding of people and why they react the way they do.

P.S. Better get your comments in quick as I'm sure this topic is destined to be locked for no reason as well, if it offends the wrong people.

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I'm no admin, but... the title of the thread was just in poor taste. Any casual observer would see that, and think the people around here are a bunch of racist assholes.

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I'm no admin, but... the title of the thread was just in poor taste. Any casual observer would see that, and think the people around here are a bunch of racist assholes.
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I'm no admin, but... the title of the thread was just in poor taste. Any casual observer would see that, and think the people around here are a bunch of racist assholes.

In that case, couldn't they have just requested FOG to edit the title? Or at least edit it themselves? Why close the entire thread based solely on a title?

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In that case, couldn't they have just requested FOG to edit the title? Or at least edit it themselves? Why close the entire thread based solely on a title?

That's nothing when compared to Huffington Post where people complain ad nauseum re: Posts sitting in moderator limbo indefinitely.

For our little sorority here, it hardly merits notice.

Yet I defer to FOGGIE's peeved state.

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I'm no admin, but... the title of the thread was just in poor taste. Any casual observer would see that, and think the people around here are a bunch of racist assholes.

Good thing the lounge isn't open to the public. (a.k.a I thought about that)

Not to stray into the topic but, that's pretty judgmental IMO. Like the topic said, had I voted for McCain under the circumstances, I wouldn't have done anything wrong by our societies standards. Just like people who voted for Obama based on race wouldn't have done anything wrong.

We're all adults here and we all know each other. Let's face it, only the regulars come into the lounge anyway.

Re: Dodgefan, I tried to message you to tell you that I did not vote and that the post was BS (I wasn't sure if you saw that or not) but your inbox was full.

I just think it's pretty sad that we're not viewed as mature enough to carry out a conversation such as this (especially after the non-stop b*tching about politics that occurred here not even 2 weeks ago, much of it perpetuated by admins themselves -- that caused a lot of hurt feelings) and then to top it off I'm not given an explanation as to why the topic was closed.

This is real life, folks... Many media outlets are claiming that racism is over.

It's characteristic of people to NOT be accepting of other peoples opinions and the topic in question was designed to (and did IMO) prove that. What the topic failed to do, because it was locked, is illustrate and educate people as to why the opinion or scenario wasn't accepted.

It's a simple experiment, nothing more, nothing less. I even explained the premises of the experiment and basically asked politely that if anyone wanted to participate, to keep it civil.

I could've been an ass and played it off like I actually *DID* what I described in the post. I mean, after all, what do I care? I'm probably never going to meet anyone here face to face, so full speed ahead. But I care about what you guys think of me, so I didn't do it that way.

Once again, I would be fine IF I had gotten a reason for the topic to be closed.

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Good thing the lounge isn't open to the public. (a.k.a I thought about that)

This is real life, folks... Many media outlets are claiming that racism is over.

Once again, I would be fine IF I had gotten a reason for the topic to be closed.

Hollywood would definitely prod us further in thinking that.

Consider that Will Smith has rarely been paired with an 'actress of color' in his recent films. He's as high-profile as they come in filmdom and beloved by many millions of movie-goers.

I can't fathom his appeal since he's part of the Scientology cabal. That's the main turn-off as it concerns me.

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I don't have an answer for you FOG, I didn't close it and I don't know why it was closed.

I would have preferred that you had PM'd me about it though - much as you would have preferred to have a reason given for closing your thread.

I think you know that I would have found out what happened.

To be honest, I found the experiment interesting. After reading it soon after it was posted, I didn't check in on it again. The next time I looked, it was closed.

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Hey FOG, I missed the part where you said you didn't vote so my bad...also if you feel like PMing me anyway I made some room in my inbox...I'm terrible at keeping it empty.

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I don't have an answer for you FOG, I didn't close it and I don't know why it was closed.

I would have preferred that you had PM'd me about it though - much as you would have preferred to have a reason given for closing your thread.

I think you know that I would have found out what happened.

To be honest, I found the experiment interesting. After reading it soon after it was posted, I didn't check in on it again. The next time I looked, it was closed.

I know Camino...

You and I go way back and you're a good friend to me. You do a great job for this place.

Hey FOG, I missed the part where you said you didn't vote so my bad...also if you feel like PMing me anyway I made some room in my inbox...I'm terrible at keeping it empty.

Not a problem man, you did exactly what I wanted and gave me a passionate yet civil response about how you feel. But like I said, I do care about what you guys think and I didn't want you to think badly of me. That's all.

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Curious... by the way, FOG, what is the origin of that pic in your sig? I've wondered for a while..

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Curious... by the way, FOG, what is the origin of that pic in your sig? I've wondered for a while..

It's a screenshot from the Megadeth video for the song

I thought it appropriate for the way I view the times. The burning flag represents the downfall of our country (through the financial crisis, the war, cynicism, etc) "For The People" represents the fact that the little people built the country that is falling. The man in the business suit represents the 'elite' (politicians and big business men) that have turned their back on us and in a sense are oblivious the fact that the country is falling. (Although, not so much now that the economic bubble has burst) And the baby represents future generations whose fate is in the hands of the greedy and naive business man/politician.

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I always wondered that too. Neat...too bad the image quality is $h!. :P

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i've had threads closed before that shouldn't have been. I kind of expect it nowadays here. I am surprised the new chicks thread hasn't been shut down yet considering the thick air on this site.

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i've had threads closed before that shouldn't have been. I kind of expect it nowadays here. I am surprised the new chicks thread hasn't been shut down yet considering the thick air on this site.

Stop farting damnit!

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Stop farting damnit!

I believe this is being discussed elsewhere...:P

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I think at least one admin has gone rogue.
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I think at least one admin has gone rogue.

Ohhhh....we have another candidate for president in 2012!!

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I think at least one admin has gone rogue.

I think we have at least six members on this site who are paranoid beyond belief.

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Take it easy on the jabs - or this thread will be closed.

Personal attacks are against the rules - remember?

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I think at least one admin has gone rogue.

I'm gonna vote for "Candidate-X" because I beleive

in his matra and I beleive in change & this country.

So I'm moving to D_ _ _ _ _ land to show just how

confident I am in his leadership.

I'm kidding. :P (mostly, somewhat...)

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Also kind of funny, yes the thread might have started

with an UN-P.C. angle but the last 30% of the thread

was a silly game of ping-pong between Reg. & me

about my obsession with hardtops & our shared love

of Kate Winslet. Nothing offensive there.

...unless you DON'T like chubby/curvaceous chicks in

which case you can go $%@&* yourself cause you're

just plain &!$# wrong and I #*$% hate your guts. :AH-HA_wink:

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If you guys elect me admin, I will bring to office my record of being a maverick on the topics. Going against the grain of the forum by starting such topics as "Toyota world's most respected company!" and "Honda sneaks up on Big Three". I will reach across the PC-lines and be an equal opportunity offender.

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