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  1. #31
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    Dear Wonderful, Lovely, Beautiful, Hardworking, Overextended Mods...

    As much as those of us here with a passion for this case try, we can't seem to stay on topic. Someone posts something on topic that contains an off-topic nugget that others jump off on and next thing you know we're off thread topic even though the off topic comments are often intelligent and valid.

    So please please please can't we have general discussion threads again?

    I know this would be unusual, but I have followed cases here on WS since the Danielle van Dam case and IMO I have never seen a case that needed such an exception more.

    Thanks for your consideration, and for all that you do keeping us all in line.
    Be kind, for everyone is fighting a great battle.

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    Izzy-at this rate we may end up with just a general discussion thread so hold that thought.

    The moderators really have to spend a lot of time in here because it is such a hot topic and there are basically 2 (or more)very passionate points of view. We respect that but it is hard to manage when everyone doesn't play by the rules.
    Tonight the forum will be closed in about 30 minutes and will reopen early. Not sure if this will be a regular thing or just tonight.
    So please be forewarned that this forum will be closed for posting at about 11pm PT.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IzzyBlanche View Post
    Dear Wonderful, Lovely, Beautiful, Hardworking, Overextended Mods...

    As much as those of us here with a passion for this case try, we can't seem to stay on topic. Someone posts something on topic that contains an off-topic nugget that others jump off on and next thing you know we're off thread topic even though the off topic comments are often intelligent and valid.

    So please please please can't we have general discussion threads again?

    I know this would be unusual, but I have followed cases here on WS since the Danielle van Dam case and IMO I have never seen a case that needed such an exception more.

    Thanks for your consideration, and for all that you do keeping us all in line.
    BBM
    Here's what I've been doing. If I see an off topic post that I want to respond to, I hit the quote button for that post then highlight and copy the post in the quote box. I then go to the appropriate thread, go to the bottom of the last page and hit "Go Advanced". Paste the quote there and add your reply. It's a pain in the rear but it bumps the thread and helps to keep things on track. HTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANCH View Post
    BBM
    Here's what I've been doing. If I see an off topic post that I want to respond to, I hit the quote button for that post then highlight and copy the post in the quote box. I then go to the appropriate thread, go to the bottom of the last page and hit "Go Advanced". Paste the quote there and add your reply. It's a pain in the rear but it bumps the thread and helps to keep things on track. HTH.
    Thank you! This is exactly how it should be handled and I appreciate your insight. It is a HUGE help for the mods. Hopefully everyone will read this and follow your lead.

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    I'm confused. I thought msn was only allowed, but after clicking on so many links that lead to blogs, I thought maybe they were being allowed in this case. I wish we could only post "links" the old way, where it plainly showed what and where it was. Yeah, yeah I know...shut up teh.
    If there's hink....there must be stink.

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    Here's my concern: When people post on this thread SPECIFIC information that they are asking permission to post on the threads, they are essentially already posting that information in their question. So at that point, even if a mod says "no, you can't post that," even if the link wasn't in the question, the information is, so it's out there before a mod can even approve it!

    I'm wondering if it might be more prudent for folks to PM the specifics to the mods and keep this for general rule questions so that non-permitted information doesn't end up all over this thread?

    I hope that makes sense...essentially I'm feeling like this thread may be being used surreptitiously to post information that may not actually be allowed. (for example, TM's alleged youtube account...there's no reason to post all the details in a question post, is there, except to get it out there without actually being approved to put it out there?)
    Unless specified otherwise and linked, my posts are simply random thoughts of mine, in no particular order, not directed at any post or poster, including but not limited to the ones directly above mine. My opinion only, yours may vary. IMO. JMO. IMHO. JMHO. MOO. Disclaimer, small print, asterisk, and etc.

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    I know Flourish and many posts have been removed. We know there are all kinds of clever ways to get info out there and in a post. Many of those posts, even on this thread have been removed for that very reason. We don't remove them all and don't pretend that keeping every reference off the board is possible or necessary. We just limit the discussion where appropriate.

    StMarysmead-it occurred to me after your request for a profiling thread that we already have pretty focused discussion going on in the FBI thread and the major theme is profiling and this case. So, I think that is exactly what you are looking for so you can post profiling information there. Additionally the influence of media thread meets some of the other requests for discussion.
    hth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehcloser View Post
    I'm confused. I thought msn was only allowed, but after clicking on so many links that lead to blogs, I thought maybe they were being allowed in this case. I wish we could only post "links" the old way, where it plainly showed what and where it was. Yeah, yeah I know...shut up teh.
    Quote Originally Posted by LiveLaughLuv View Post
    Good morning Mods/Admins...

    My question:

    I know we only link to MSM where we can post part of the article...10% or the first paragraph due to CR infringement...

    I'm wondering if it's okay to supply a link to a blog that might have some insight into this horrific case, or any case topic...TIA
    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    send the blog to one of the moderators in the forum.
    It largely depends on the context in which it is used.
    If it is controversial,new information that no msm is reporting-then chances are it will not be allowed.
    If it is generally composed of offensive or questionable material-then it probably will not be allowed.
    It is difficult to make a blanket approval or disapproval for any site and sometimes even allowed sites are not allowed for certain topics or specific discussion and not allowed blogs become acceptable for linking pictures or audio sometimes.<--some new information

    Any blog or site that is completely forbidden no matter what the context wil have **** when you try to post the link. If you ever get that do not post the informtaion or the link.

    Thanks.

    Hi Teh:Hopefully this quoted information will answer your question.

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    Trayvon Martin Forum closes at 11pm PT and opens 4AM PT.
    See you tomorrow.
    Last edited by JBean; 05-22-2012 at 10:07 AM.

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