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kubikulann
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October 20th, 2019 at 2:15:26 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

The forum is like a town with super low speed limits. At any time one can be randomly cited for seemingly normal actions. That's one reason why less and less traffic is on the road.

This is typical of totalitarian dictatures. Savonarola Florence. French Revolutionary Tribunal. Nazis. Stalinian Soviet Union. Big Brother.
  • Law sufficiently unclear that anything can be brought against anyone. The aim is to get people to fear the authorities.(*)
  • Arbitrariness rules. Some major infractions get looked over, some inexistant infractions are sued.
  • The accuser is the judge. No discharge inquiry.
  • Facts do not matter. It is all in the judge‘s subjective appreciation. « If I call you that, do you feel insulted? »
  • The accused person’s intention is not investigated. The judge knows better what your intention was.
  • The supposedly insulted person has no say in the matter. Only the judge ‘’knows better’’.
  • Suspect = accused = condemned without hearing. No defense rights. No innocence.
  • Only one sanction.
  • No jury, no appeal. You depend on the whim of one judge, even if all others would have stated differently. If asked, they never dare contest their colleague’s decision.
  • When accused (=condemned), you are put under secrecy - no way to call for justice.
  • Sentence duration arbitrarily prolonged. They don’t even respect their own so-called Martingale rule, already ludicrously unright..


(*) For instance, my use of the word ’totalitarian’ could be construed as an insult. My criticism of the judicial system could be construed as ‘personal’ insult to its creator. This is how you forbid unwanted free speech.
Last edited by: kubikulann on Oct 20, 2019
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MaxPen
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October 20th, 2019 at 2:26:42 AM permalink
Quote: kubikulann

This is typical of totalitarian dictatures. Savonarola Florence. French Revolutionary Tribunal. Nazis. Stalinian Soviet Union. Big Brother.

  • Law sufficiently unclear that anything can be brought against anyone. The aim is to get people to fear the authorities.
  • Facts do not matter. It is all in the judge‘s subjective appreciation. « If I call you that, do you feel insulted? »
  • The accuser is the judge. No discharge inquiry.
  • The supposedly insulted person has no say in the matter. Only the judge ‘’knows better’’.
  • Suspect = accused = condemned without hearing. No defense rights. No innocence.
  • Only one sanction.
  • No jury, no appeal. You depend on the whim of one judge, even if all others would have stated differently. If asked, they never dare contest Big Brother’s decision.
  • When accused (=condemned), you are put under secrecy - no way to call for justice.
  • Sentence duration arbitrarily prolonged.



Didn't you just get off suspension?😂😂
#MISSINGTHEGULAG
OnceDear
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October 20th, 2019 at 2:29:02 AM permalink
Quote: kubikulann

This is typical of totalitarian dictatures. Savonarola Florence. French Revolutionary Tribunal. Nazis. Stalinian Soviet Union. Big Brother.


I see from the suspension thread that you were released late, so I apologise for that. However this post of yours was an insult to wizard and the moderators here, so it has earned you another suspension. Let extra time served cancel out what's due now.
This forum is not a democracy: It's a benevolent dictatorship. We are all guests here with zero rights beyond what the operators may grant from time to time.
Now all. If you wish to debate the rights and wrongs of suspensions, take it to the appropriate thread. Doing so here has become a thread hijack.
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kubikulann
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October 20th, 2019 at 3:05:02 AM permalink
Oh ! and, by the way,
Happy Birthday, Babs. It’s the same as my godson’s.

(Sorry I was ‘’retained’’ from wishing you at the right moment.)
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ams288
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October 20th, 2019 at 5:56:11 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Ooo, I forgot about that rule. Good thing you're jesting, I'll have to suspend myself if a formal complaint is filed.



It will be interesting to see if EB files a formal complaint when he returns. Vengeance!

(For the record, I think EB’s suspension was definitely NOT warranted this time. He was clearly taking a shot at Nathan, not Babs).

Anyway, happy belated bday BBB.
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michael99000
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October 20th, 2019 at 7:14:00 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf




Calling somebody rude hardly seems to be an insult.



That was my first thought. Is saying someone is rude an insult? It’s more saying what your description of their behavior is.

What if he’d said babs was being impolite, or crass, or uncivil ? Those are synonymous with the word rude.
Wizard
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October 20th, 2019 at 7:24:48 AM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

However this post of yours was an insult to wizard and the moderators here, so it has earned you another suspension. Let extra time served cancel out what's due now.



I agree 100%. Kub, you're lucky OD pronounced sentence before I did, as I'd have Martingaled you and given you a month, less a week for time over-served last time, for insulting forum moderation and trolling.

As a reminder, we moderators can take constructive criticism as long as it is done in a respectful and polite way.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Wizard
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October 20th, 2019 at 7:27:34 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Rude in this case is just an adjective to the observed action of ignoring in the question.



Speaking for myself only, I don't parse the rules of grammar carefully in interpreting the object of an insult. I put myself in the place of the one being addressed and ask myself if I would feel insulted. In this case, the answer was clearly "yes."

If you don't like the rules here or how they are enforced, there are plenty of other forums out there.
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MDawg
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October 20th, 2019 at 7:58:46 AM permalink
HB! to a good mod.
I tell you it’s wonderful to be here, man. I don’t give a damn who wins or loses. It’s just wonderful to be here with you people.
PokerGrinder
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October 20th, 2019 at 10:35:40 AM permalink
How does a HB thread get a suspension and a nuke lol? I thought the average age here was about 45 but apparently it is 9. Smh
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