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post #31 of 35 Old 11-21-2018, 08:49 PM
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I dont think its the moderators job to censor people or to get in middle of a mud wrestling match. That is asking too much of the mods. The mods are volunteers and they have busy lives.

As an impartial 3rd party observer my experience of you @McycleRider is that you are hyper-sensitive and that you cannot bear any sort of correction or the fact that other people may disagree with your viewpoints and opinions. Grow a thicker skin, if you ever went to reddit /motorcycle they will not treat you with kid gloves, those guys would absolutely flame you into cinders.

This is the real world, people will disagree with you and may even be discourteous. Dont turn molehills into mountains. I wasnt going to say anything until you start barking at the mods that they need to enforce some sort of censorship and I am not cool with ANY censorship. We are in the United States and there is a first amendment that protects free speech. Millions of soldiers died on a battlefield in order to preserve that freedom.

I am sick of forums that have heavy handed mods that delete posts and ban people on a whim or for having a contrarian point of view. This forum is cool and I want to continue to see transperency and a free flow of ideas. Like if I want to lubricate my chain with maple syrup I have the right to talk about that even if everyone else thinks Im a dummy.

Also you got a chip on your shoulder and are going to leave anyways (that much is obvious) so later, gator. Come back with a new user name and pretend you are somebody else. Happy thanksgiving.
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[Y]ou got a chip on your shoulder...
In all honesty, Radha21, I probably do have a chip on my shoulder, at least as it relates to some of the forum users on this particular thread (you included).
I really don't know why I'm entertaining your latest post with a response, yet here I am. In hindsight, I wish I hadn't bothered to reply to your last few posts.

I feel like I have something to offer this forum - it's too bad you can't see that. I've learned a lot about this little bike over the past week. I have a stack of parts sitting on a shelf in my mud room and am sure, by the time it's all said and done, I will have spent a significant amount of time wrenching on this little bike. Hopefully, I'll get it all set up so that my wife can enjoy her ride, and the compliments she gets along the way.

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As an impartial 3rd party observer my experience of you @McycleRider is that you are hyper-sensitive and that you cannot bear any sort of correction or the fact that other people may disagree with your viewpoints and opinions.
If it hasn't already been made clear, I really don't care what you think about me or my introduction. Any "opinion" you have to offer regarding me, my wife, or her motorcycle is ignorant at best. This thread was simply meant to be an introduction, a guy that was fixing up a bike for his wife and tried to say hello. You joined in with users that assumed the worst about me when forming their own ignorant opinions. I didn't take offense about what I was doing with the bike, I took offense at the ignorant implication that I was doing my wife a disservice. I don't know if you have a wife or not, but maybe I am hyper-sensitive when people start voicing opinions about mine.

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Come back with a new user name and pretend you are somebody else.
I don't know how long you've been around motorcycle forums, but I own several bikes and have owned several others over the years; my screen name is consistent across multiple motorcycle forums and I have no interest in changing it. Furthermore, I have no intention of abandoning CBR250.net since there's a little CBR250R sitting in my garage and I've already found this forum quite useful, setting aside this incredibly frustrating NMI thread.

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I dont think its the moderators job to censor people or to get in middle of a mud wrestling match. That is asking too much of the mods. The mods are volunteers and they have busy lives.
As for asking the mods to censor people, I did no such thing. I asked the mods to consider lifting a requirement that apparently didn't exist; I wasn't able to send a pm when I registered for the site and mistakenly thought I had to make an introduction post in order to do so. Trust me, I wish I hadn't initiated this cluster.

However, I truly appreciate Mike's well thought out post and am glad to have had the opportunity to interact with him, albeit under these unfavorable circumstances. You really should have given Mike's post the attention it deserved.

As a side note, I will personally come to a new user's defense if you or Pooder7 try to blast someone else with your ignorant opinions in the NMI forum.

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Grow a thicker skin, if you ever went to reddit /motorcycle they will not treat you with kid gloves, those guys would absolutely flame you into cinders... Dont turn molehills into mountains.
You're probably right about me not being cut out for Reddit. I guess I'm too old, but isn't that a porn site? I didn't even know people talk about motorcycles on Reddit.

You stated that I need to grow a thicker skin and quit turning molehills into mountains - is that the pot calling the kettle black?

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Happy Thanksgiving to you also. I'ts easy to misinterpret the message when somebody types because a written word contains no clues as to whether the person is being sarcastic or what-not.

I certainly have no problem with you. But I am vehemently opposed to censorship. Wishing you and everybody a happy holiday. I think we all take life too seriously sometimes.

We are all blessed because we have motorcycles to ride and enjoy.
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I dont think its the moderators job to censor people or to get in middle of a mud wrestling match. That is asking too much of the mods. The mods are volunteers and they have busy lives.

As an impartial 3rd party observer my experience of you @McycleRider is that you are hyper-sensitive and that you cannot bear any sort of correction or the fact that other people may disagree with your viewpoints and opinions. Grow a thicker skin, if you ever went to reddit /motorcycle they will not treat you with kid gloves, those guys would absolutely flame you into cinders.

This is the real world, people will disagree with you and may even be discourteous. Dont turn molehills into mountains. I wasnt going to say anything until you start barking at the mods that they need to enforce some sort of censorship and I am not cool with ANY censorship. We are in the United States and there is a first amendment that protects free speech. Millions of soldiers died on a battlefield in order to preserve that freedom.

I am sick of forums that have heavy handed mods that delete posts and ban people on a whim or for having a contrarian point of view. This forum is cool and I want to continue to see transperency and a free flow of ideas. Like if I want to lubricate my chain with maple syrup I have the right to talk about that even if everyone else thinks Im a dummy.

Also you got a chip on your shoulder and are going to leave anyways (that much is obvious) so later, gator. Come back with a new user name and pretend you are somebody else. Happy thanksgiving.
Actually the First Amendment to the US Constitution does not apply to things like private internet forums. Owners of websites like this one (which BTW, Vertical Scope is Canadian firm, not US) have the absolute right to establish specific rules conduct for users of said websites: https://www.cbr250.net/forum/cbr250-...rum-rules.html ...

* Posts that are "bashing" or "flaming" in any nature will not be tolerated. We encourage members to express their opinions on the subjects being discussed, and by no means is it an expectation that everybody will agree on all subjects. That said, posts which contain obvious attacks on other people, brands, or are a blatant attempt to stir controversy will be deleted.

* Posts containing unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, or indecent information of any kind will be deleted. All content posted must be PG-13 or better. Members posting such content will be banned.


So yes, the Moderators can, and are expected to censor content that falls outside of what is allowed under the forum rules. Internet forums such as this one are not Democracies, nor do they claim to be.

Rather, the First Amendment was written to prevent government entities from restricting individual free speech, particularly speech that is or may be critical of those same government entities. A recent example of this infringement on the First Amendment (as well as the Fifth Amendment concerning the right to Due Process) is the current and ongoing attack on the news media here in the US by the current President (and his Press Secretary Sarah Sanders), as we witnessed last week between the POTUS and CNN's White House reporter Jim Acosta.
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Welcome! Great choice of bike for your wife. Keep us posted on the mods.
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