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Thread #77879   Message #1472872
Posted By: The Shambles
27-Apr-05 - 08:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Censorship on Mudcat
Subject: RE: BS: Censorship on Mudcat
No Wolfgang - I have tried but I still have no idea what you are trying to say in your last post. If it is any consolation to you (and perhaps it won't be) - I did PM jeffp.

Roger suggested that there are many more dissatisfied members, some of whom have PMed Roger to express their support, but they are afraid to post their views on this thread for fear of being "attacked" as Roger is.

El Greko - I do not think that I ever publicly stated that I had PMs expressing the support of others. I may well have informed you of that in a PM. Perhaps you will show a little more care with the information you post publicly? I certainly did not ever state publicly that the posters of any of these PMs had stated that they were afraid to post publicly for fear of being "attacked".

However, from my experience - posting a minority view on this subject is not one that I would currently encourage any other poster to do on our forum - in the current climate. Whether to post publicly - must be a matter for each poster to decide. However, a little public support - for balance - would be as welcome as it would be surprising - under the circumstances.

Perhaps someone can count them - but of the total of over 500 posts to this thread (so far) how many individual posters have made a contribution? For some posters have contributed many times. I am not sure but I would be surprised if the total was any more than 200 individuals. So however unlikely you may think it - it is still possible that the vast majority of Mucatters may in fact be in perfect agreement with all of my concerns and suggestions.....

But if that were to be the case - would it change your view - if your view were to prove to be a minority one? I suspect not - so why would anyone think that I should be persuaded to change mine - only by the suggestion that it was a minority one?

My view is that even one voice of disatisfaction on our forum should be accomodated - if possible. They should certainly not be subject to campaigns of the sort of personal judgement (that sadly has now become all too common on our forum) and told to go somewhere else.