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  # 1372415 23-Aug-2015 12:11
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Catch ya up real quick: a forum is never really "Off Topic" when a site is moderated / administered by an actively online & logged in Admin'  ;)


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  # 1372418 23-Aug-2015 12:13
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It's a good thing Freitasm has divine powers. How otherwise is He going to find the time to go through all these posts, determine which negative stereotypes cross the line, which belittled values constitute an insult or threat, what is criticism, what is intolerance?





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  # 1372420 23-Aug-2015 12:15
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Geektastic:
Fred99:
freitasm: 

Keep religion out of this thread from now on everyone. I think it is been discussed enough.


You're at risk of killing what could turn out to be one of GZ record-breaking OT threads (and an interesting one IMO);
There are plenty of non-theistic structures/belief systems, accepted social mores / ideological norms, organisations with "teachings" and "followers" which fall far short of being "cults", but could easily meet the definition of "religion".  Commonly (but not limited to) political ideologies.
Ban that discussion - and you're probably banning all discussion which isn't based on original free-thought.  I'd love to be able to claim that all my ideas and philosophy (for what they're worth) are my own - but nope - most comes from elsewhere, some of it's dogma too.  I've been brainwashed since the day I was born.

May I suggest as an alternative, to lock any user out of the thread who:

1) Uses negative stereotypes (ie adulterers, tele-evangelists, hackers can be evil - but it's disingenuous to suggest or imply that they must all be evil).
2) Insults or threatens anybody else - including by belittling their values.

Criticism is OK - intolerance isn't.


How is a person supposed to know what the values of every person reading a thread may be?!


I should probably have said "deliberately - in response to what they said" in #2 above.
Yes - it's very easy to accidentally insult someone else.  I did it when I was driving down the road with an architect friend in the car - I commented about what an eyesore I thought a particular building was, then oops - double act of dumbness I had a sudden thought and asked who designed it. 
Karma worked in mysterious ways there.  The building got munted in the Chch quakes and has been demolished.  I didn't even need to pray to the quake taniwha to get what I wanted.



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  # 1372421 23-Aug-2015 12:16
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InactiveKick: Catch ya up real quick: a forum is never really "Off Topic" when a site is moderated / administered by an actively online & logged in Admin'  ;)



in English?




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 1372423 23-Aug-2015 12:18
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English is not an official language of New Zealand.




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  # 1372424 23-Aug-2015 12:20
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Lolz! It's not that he's omnipotent... but i'm pretty sure it's more the fact forum members are at the mercy of the moderator / admin' in charge at the time of an active discussion.


Such is life.    ;)

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  # 1372443 23-Aug-2015 12:23
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Lol, now you're talkin'!   ;D 


You see... karma ain't so bad afterall (...so long as your not the direct recipient)  :/

 
 
 
 


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  # 1372445 23-Aug-2015 12:24
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Rikkitic: It's a good thing Freitasm has divine powers. How otherwise is He going to find the time to go through all these posts, determine which negative stereotypes cross the line, which belittled values constitute an insult or threat, what is criticism, what is intolerance?



Have you read under my username? "Memuneh" and "BDFL" should pretty much define what I am around here.

An Off Topic discussion can go off topic. But then if it crosses the line of intolerance for others' opinions or plain stupidity... Yes action is taken.






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  # 1372446 23-Aug-2015 12:26
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Why English? Why not Welsh, or Icelandic?

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  # 1372451 23-Aug-2015 12:36
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InactiveKick: Why English? Why not Welsh, or Icelandic?


I so wish I had paid more attention in my Icelandic lessons at school....





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  # 1372455 23-Aug-2015 12:44
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So we had government and now education:

http://mobile.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.php?c_id=1&objectid=11501462

Other than breaking school email policy and maybe specifically religious schools I'm not sure boards have a leg to stand about this one.



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  # 1372456 23-Aug-2015 12:44
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InactiveKick: Snap! So to simplify things, forum moderators lay down ground rules & guidlines of acceptable dialogue and/or subject matter.

Note to Fred99: in other words, if you don't like the rules / regulations / guidlines, you can always start your own blog-site.


(You or) I could also suggest a change to those rules.

I don't want to leave and start my own blog site any more than I'd expect you want to leave NZ so that you could live in a country where purely moral rules are dictated by government.

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  # 1372461 23-Aug-2015 12:51
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gzt: So we had government and now education:

http://mobile.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.php?c_id=1&objectid=11501462

Other than breaking school email policy and maybe specifically religious schools I'm not sure boards have a leg to stand about this one.



Who cares if educators have a sex life outside their matrimony? Again, it's a personal option.

The media is using this whole saga to sell more and more eyeballs. 






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  # 1372464 23-Aug-2015 13:00
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freitasm:
gzt: So we had government and now education:

http://mobile.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.php?c_id=1&objectid=11501462

Other than breaking school email policy and maybe specifically religious schools I'm not sure boards have a leg to stand about this one.



Who cares if educators have a sex life outside their matrimony? Again, it's a personal option.

The media is using this whole saga to sell more and more eyeballs. 




These were pretty typical (female) school teacher employment terms from 100 years ago:

1. You will not marry during the term of your contract.
2. You are not to keep company with men.
3. You must be home between the hours of 8 PM and 6 AM unless at a school function.
4. You may not loiter downtown in any of the ice cream stores.
5. You may not travel beyond the city limits unless you have permission of the chairman of the chairman of the school board.
6. You may not ride in carriages or automobiles with any man except your father or brother.
7. You may not smoke cigarettes.
8. You may not dress in bright colors.
9. You may under no circumstances dye your hair.
10. You must wear at least 2 petticoats.
11. Your dresses may not be any shorter than 2 inches above the ankles.
12. To keep the classroom neat and clean you must sweep the floor once a day, scrub the floor with hot soapy water once a week, clean the blackboards once a day and start the fire at 7 AM to have the school warm by 8 AM when the scholars arrive. 

That list hoisted from a US site, but it's almost identical to what was standard in NZ institutions.

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