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I have nothing against Jacob, some of his stuff is interesting, but I think spamming is not a solution to express ones own opinion. So, in the end, was me who was responsible for blocking Jacobs account. If you disagree with my reaction, you all should adress your disagreement to me and not to all FP's.
What is the legal status of a diary? Who has copyright on the text, or is there no site policy ?
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Jacob Freeze (aka FPS Doug) seemed to feel he was being discriminated against because of his views. I don't think that was the case in this instance, although I do give an instance - in another context - where his comments may have been down rated because of a misunderstanding.
I think it would be helpful if the "About us" section of the site explicitly stated what actions are considered unacceptable. Some examples we could give include:
One of Jacob's complaints was that I had deviated from his line of argument and topic of conversation. Tough. It happens, and that is one of the beauties of online forums and casual conversations in real life. No single person "owns" the conversation.
This is not a university or business seminar where the lecturer/leader rules people out of order if they stray from his topic or frame of reference. The beauty of the "multi-threaded" discussion format is that people can always pick up on the original argument even as other side arguments are being conducted.
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It isn't more comprehensive because largely ET has been a respectful and civil place to engage in debates and discussions and we don't often see trolling behaviour.
Nobody has ever been banned from ET before. We've explained how Jacob Freeze lost his posting privileges, but 1) he has been allowed to create and use a new account; 2) it has been offered to him to reinstate his original account.
Considering his behaviour qualifies as vandalism, he could have been banned by us fucking intolerant lieutenants.
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Some times the only thing to do in situations like that is to kill off a persons privileges and give yourself and them breathing space while you consider what to do.
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
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