[Foundation-l] Letter to the community on Controversial Content

Thomas Morton morton.thomas at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 17 23:54:19 UTC 2011

On 17 Oct 2011, at 09:19, Tobias Oelgarte
<tobias.oelgarte at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Am 16.10.2011 21:27, schrieb ???:
>> On 16/10/2011 19:36, Tobias Oelgarte wrote:
>>> Am 16.10.2011 16:17, schrieb ???:
>>>> On 16/10/2011 14:50, David Gerard wrote:
>>>>> On 16 October 2011 14:40, ???<wiki-list at phizz.demon.co.uk>     wrote:
>>>>>> Don't be an arsehole you get the same sort of stuff if you search for
>>>>> Presumably this is the sort of quality of discourse Sue was
>>>>> complaining about from filter advocates: provocateurs lacking in
>>>>> empathy.
>>>> Trolling much eh David?
>>>> But thanks for showing once again your incapacity to acknowledge that
>>>> searching for sexual images and seeing such images, is somewhat
>>>> different, from searching for non sexual imagary and getting sexual images.
>>> I have to agree with David. Your behavior is provocative and
>>> unproductive. I don't feel the need to respond to your arguments at all,
>>> if you write in this tone. You could either excuse yourself for this
>>> kind of wording, or we are done.
>> Now you wouldn't be complainng about seeing content not to your liking
>> would you. What are you going to do filter out the posts? Bet your glad
>> your email provider added that option for you.
>> Yet another censorship hipocrite.
> I guess you did not understand my answer. Thats why I'm feeling free to
> respond one more time.
> I have no problem with any kind of controversial content. Showing
> progress of fisting on the mainpage? No problem for me. Reading your
> comments? No problem for me. Reading your insults? Also no problem. The
> only thing i did, was the following: I told you, that i will not react
> any longer to your comments, if they are worded in the manner as they
> currently are.
> Literary: I'm feeling free to open your book and start to read. If it is
> interesting and constructive i will continue to read it and i will
> respond to you to share my thoughts. If it is purely meant to insult,
> without any other meaning, then i will get bored and fly over the lines,
> reading only the half or less. I also have no intention to share my
> thoughts with the author of this book. Why? I have nothing to talk
> about. Should i complain over it's content? Which content anyway?
> Give it a try. Make constructive arguments and explain your thoughts.
> There is no need for strong-wording, if the construction of the words
> itself is strong.
> nya~

And that is a mature and sensible attitude.

Some people do not share your view and are unable to ignore what to
them are rude or offensive things.

Are they wrong?

Should they be doing what you (and I) do?


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