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However disagreeing with his views (on say Islam) is not a reason for freezing his account - although I am also conscious that there are laws against inciting religious hatred.
Oh, for crying out loud. Jacob lost the ability to adit his own diaries for deleting one with over 80 comments, and he lost his ability to post when he started spamming his own diary by replying to every comment he disapproved of with an FPS Doug Boom Headshot youtube.

That he has created and been allowed to keep another account is a testament to the fact that this place is more tolerant than it needs to be. I even replied to a complaint by FPS Doug whether he wanted his Jacob Freeze account reinstated instead, and got no reply.

Not to speak of the fact that before Jacob Freeze went batshit insane (see first paragraph above) I engaged his diaries in good faith as best I could - not that half the time I found his writing very coherent, but never mind, and even promoted some of his stuff to the front-page.

So 1) give me a break; 2) get the facts right before judging.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 01:47:50 PM EST
Migeru:
Oh, for crying out loud. Jacob lost the ability to adit his own diaries for deleting one with over 80 comments, and he lost his ability to post when he started spamming his own diary by replying to every comment he disapproved of with an FPS Doug Boom Headshot youtube.

Exactly the point I was making, and I agreed with you then and now.

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We walk a fine line between having rules restricting the means by which views are expressed and restricting certain types of views in themselves.  I personally feel that line was observed in my case but Melo may take a different view in relation to the controversy he is referring to.

Migeru:

So 1) give me a break;

I am - I think you have acted in exemplary fashion with the possible exception of a misunderstanding of one of Jacob's comments which led you to downgrade it - but not by as much as some others. A minor mistake if it happened and one I was simply using to illustrate the difficulty of drawing a line between abusive /derogatory/racist comments and one that may actually be making a valid if not very clearly expressed argument.

Migeru:

2) get the facts right before judging.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 02:18:43 PM EST
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I think the part Migeru quoted could be (mis)read as saying, the Jacob Freeze account was frozen for talking ill of Islam.

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by DoDo on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 03:22:57 PM EST
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