Don’t accept a life from anyone with a white van @Intiniki, especially if you can see cable ties…
I sort of do have a life with a guy who drove a white van around London.
If you’re referring to your other half, I mostly think of this.
Ffs - damn autocorrect or was it that bloody Google monstrosity thing introduced to the site by @saintbletch
Pretty spot on until the harassing the woman on the street bit.
is still showing on the Users Map btw
Ok, smarty pants…
That explains why his name didn’t come up.
Ok, whose fault was it this time?
I hope you’re not suggesting that Cherts sent his request under duress?
The plot thickens.
Not at all - haven’t been on many of the threads he’s been active on recently so assumed points and counterpoints got a tad shouty / personal.
Ah, just saw the beef thread. Guess it tipped him over the edge.
I think they have been rather shouty. I think they’ve been rather personal too. That is one of the consequences of freedom of speech, something that was introduced after @Coxford_lou made an impassioned plea for @Furball to be able use his full range of skills.
This place started out very nicey nicey before that.
I had just finished reading Trigger Warning, an excellent book by Mick Hume, which utterly changed my thinking on the subject. I was well up for Lou’s suggestion.
I still am. There’s a powerful argument articulated in Hume’s book which asserts that hate speech doesn’t exist. The counter-point? It’s just speech. Some fucking idiot has to take action for it to be anything else, and at that point, it is something else.
Applying that to this situation, a lot of people spoke. There’s only ever one person that can ever take action that results in this scenario - the person asking to be suspended.
Make of that what you will.
Quite. As frankie boyle said, echoing bill hicks, it’s just jokes.
Should have kept that private
I really don’t get why poster’s ask for their account to be suspended, closed etc. Why not just stop posting and fade away gracefully? Why the need to make a big deal about it? Attention seeking maybe? Whatever, it’s all a bit drama-queenish.
We have a right to delete our accounts and to be forgotten on the web. I sometimes considered it for many a site even this one.
I suppose it’s the balance as to whether this needs to be announced or not. Most of the time I don’t notice if someone has disappeared off here although there’s a few notable posters I have noticed.