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  • Why not call it what it is?

    Dumbing is not what it is. It is what it is, and we all know what to call it. The same old hats are responsible and it does fetch the ratings.

    Depends on the administrators as to if they want the potential law suits (and to perpetuate the hate and discontent). Threats through the internet are becoming chargeable these days. Just like the gays and all, they actually have rights now. Like it or not it is reality.

    BTW: It is nice to see so many familiar faces.

  • #2
    I'm not among the cleverest of monkeys, so bear with me here. I don't know "what to call it." What 'threats' are you referring to? Are you suggesting that something illegal is going on here that I'm too dense to realize?

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    • #3
      States have enacted "cyberstalking" or "cyberharassment" laws or have laws that explicitly include electronic forms of communication within more traditional stalking or harassment laws. In addition, recent concerns about protecting minors from online bullying or harassment have led states to enact "cyberbullying" laws. This chart identifies state laws that include specific references to electronic communication. However, other state laws may still apply to those who harass, threaten or bully others online, although specific language may make the laws easier to enforce. This chart classifies the various state laws addressing these three different types of online behaviors, as described below.

      Cyberstalking.
      Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet, email or other electronic communications to stalk, and generally refers to a pattern of threatening or malicious behaviors. Cyberstalking may be considered the most dangerous of the three types of Internet harassment, based on a posing credible threat of harm. Sanctions range from misdemeanors to felonies.



      Cyberharassment.
      Cyberharassment differs from cyberstalking in that it may generally be defined as not involving a credible threat. Cyberharassment usually pertains to threatening or harassing email messages, instant messages, or to blog entries or websites dedicated solely to tormenting an individual. Some states approach cyberharrassment by including language addressing electronic communications in general harassment statutes, while others have created stand-alone cyberharassment statutes.
      http://www.ncsl.org/research/telecom...ment-laws.aspx

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      • #4
        I fail to see how that information applies here. People engaged in dialog. Somebody's feelings got hurt in the process. Nobody was stalked, threatened, tormented, or bullied. People disagreed, harassed each other, said dumb stuff, and started calling each other names. It all seemed pretty pedestrian to me. NOTE: I hope nobody got cyberharassed or cyberstalked by this post.

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        • #5
          MikeK, maybe Baaahb, is the only person who really seems to think that what happens on this forum is any more than a fart in the wind.

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          • #6
            Probably because from what I have seen fhw is all about full-on Cyberharassment and borderline Cyberstalking when it comes to Baaahb.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by chemman View Post
              Probably because from what I have seen fhw is all about full-on Cyberharassment and borderline Cyberstalking when it comes to Baaahb.
              At the risk of seeming like a bully, I think that you need to strap on your big boy pants. Sticks and stones and all that old-fashioned stuff...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Crowbar View Post
                At the risk of seeming like a bully, I think that you need to strap on your big boy pants. Sticks and stones and all that old-fashioned stuff...
                I love men with thick skin.

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                • #9
                  This is not about me.

                  Life itself is a fart in the wind.

                  Chemman, you bring an interesting perspective to the forum, even if most of the time I can't tell whether you're coming or going.

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                  • #10
                    So Crowbar EXACTLY where do you draw the line? You know damn well that fhw will push it to the point he gets banned. Is that crossing the line?

                    I can bet that soon fhw will come storming into this thread ranting and passing out insults like like a drunken wife beater.
                    Last edited by chemman; 6 July 2014, 12:44 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks, as far as coming or going well... I will get back with ya on that. Fun to find this little oasis.

                      You do have to admit it seems fhw stalks you to insult you. Just a quick observation.


                      Originally posted by Baaahb View Post
                      This is not about me.

                      Life itself is a fart in the wind.

                      Chemman, you bring an interesting perspective to the forum, even if most of the time I can't tell whether you're coming or going.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by chemman View Post
                        So Crowbar EXACTLY where do you draw the line? You know damn well that fhw will push it to the point he gets banned. Is that crossing the line?
                        I would draw the line at the door of a public forum. Nobody is being forced into here and made to engage other people. It's all voluntary. When a community gets tired of the insults and childish behavior, the offender gets banned and rightfully so. What's the big deal? We are adults here, right? Not a bunch of hypersensitive babies, right?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Crowbar View Post
                          When a community gets tired of the insults and childish behavior, the offender gets banned and rightfully so.
                          Isn't that exactly what we're talking about here?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Baaahb View Post
                            Isn't that exactly what we're talking about here?
                            I'm attempting to address chemman's idea that illegal Cyberharassment and Cyberstalking has occurred on this forum: "...potential law suits (and to perpetuate the hate and discontent). Threats through the internet are becoming chargeable these days. Just like the gays and all, they actually have rights now. Like it or not it is reality." I don't care much for fhw's behavior, but I would much rather have that than pussyfooting around precious and delicate snowflakes who get their feelings hurt and need to threaten law enforcement. That's not a community that I want to be part of.
                            Last edited by Crowbar; 5 July 2014, 11:43 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Though my instinct in this currant arena on this site is to keep my head down, I recently came across this article which may have some relevance in the recent WOT discussion. A little honest self-assessment might be good for anyone. Maybe then we can get back to talking about skiing and gear, even though it's summer.

                              http://theweek.com/article/index/263...e-of-jerkitude

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