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Originally posted by breakingdradles
If you agree that threads are bashed by the opposition throughout many topics, why are those threads locked and threads that have the word israel in it deleted, never to be found on ATS servers again?
Surely there has been much more harsh and nasty insults between members in liberal vs conservative debates as of late and also a much larger quantity, I've seen it myself.
Those threads rarely get stopped, and if they do they are locked, not deleted and 404'd never to be read again.
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People are starting to notice.
[edit on 27-8-2009 by breakingdradles]
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
reply to post by FredT
I think that he means that the banned member had added HIM as a foe. Those foes cannot be removed, unfortunately. To my knowledge. I have a few people who added me as a foe who are banned, as well. Or at least one person.
Originally posted by dooper
Thank God that old bastard finally died. If only he could have had the courtesy to do so twenty or thirty years ago.......
Originally posted by Telos
reply to post by alien
...What I meant is that certain subjects are very sensitive at the point to disappear from the board (deleted or locked) and members who ask why did that happen, often are left unanswered, ignored or treated (and I'm talking about threads that were really an example of civil behavior and mature discussions) in the way we're debating for.
Astroturfing is a word in English describing formal political, advertising, or public relations campaigns seeking to create the impression of being spontaneous "grassroots" behavior, hence the reference to the artificial grass, AstroTurf.