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Old December 8th, 2010, 10:03 PM
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It was decided we'd have way more fun poking fun at topics like that than deleting them

This was about why would you respond. And, your answer is so you could have more fun poking fun at topics. Come on! When a subject is wrong - involves a blog ... you want to have fun.

That is entirely wrong! I've seen enough (before they were deleted) that I didn't think should be deleted.

I hope it wasn't because it was about a Canadian subject just because you (Kuki) are Canadian.

And, why is it important for you to have "fun poking fun at topics". Isn't it more important to keep CM up to their higher standards than "poking fun"?
CM has high standards?

The decision wasn't mine, and had nothing to do weather it was from Canada or from Lithuania. (though Lithuanian politics can be quite controversial).

It was decided by the deciders that political discussions would be allowed to remain as long as the topics were discussed and the posters respected the rights to have differing opinions.

We all have differing opinions on ships, cruise lines, clothing requirements, etc. and the same rules apply.
We've allowed all sorts of discussions and off subjects to be bandied about, so why not some more controversial subjects... as long the discussions they lead to don't cross the line of civility?

Plus... why not poke fun at them? ;-)
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I concur with Kuki. The decision was to let some of these topics stay on the board unless people begin personally attacking each other. The community can police itself a bit and the moderators don't have to pull every post because it "may" cause controversy. If that was the case I'd pull every post that asked about smoking, smuggling booze and kids in the pool.

Overall it's been successful but a few people have gone over the line.

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I have two neighbours:

One has a nicely manicured lawn, perfect in every way. When a dandelion dares poke above the blades, it is instantly plucked out by the root.

The other neighbour's lawn is a bit of a mess. He has some dandelions and occasionally skips a week's mowing.

The first neighbour is boring as hell. The second guy's a riot. On Halloween and Christmas his house is lit up, and he welcomes everybody warmly. The other guy's house is dark.

Neighbour #1 has called the city countless times about the other guy's lawn, and how his dandelions are seeding the neighbourhood.

Guess whose house you can find me at? Neighbour #1 wondered recently why I don't visit or chat anymore....
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What a warm, down home, folksy story. Makes me want to let the dandelions grow on my lawn.

I can't imagine how much the horticulturilst misses you.
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It's an analogy, actually.
And you are "letting the dandelions grow", so to speak.

I'm afraid it doesn't do Sarah Palin justice in the down-home, folksy department, though.
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