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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-11 12:09 PM
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Skinner is this a joke? This thread was locked to protect Dan Choi's supporters?
This explanation smells really bad, and DU seems to be saying that the president is fair game, but Dan Choi, who is also a public figure, is off limits? :shrug:

I find this passage particularly disingenuous. As far as I know, President Obama isn't a protected member here either, but there are a number of Obama supporters here as well. You've told us to make your case, but if certain public figures are off-limits, how do you accomplish that?

"Though Lt. Choi isn't a protected member here, many who understand Choi's words & pain are;"


You mean all we have to do is mass alert to shut down discussion we don't like? Who knew? Skinner you must find a way to deal more evenhandedly with the membership here. One group cannot be allowed to dictate the terms of discussion, to the exclusion of everyone else. DU became a sanctuary when I stumbled upon it all those years ago, but you seem to have gone to extremes in your attempt to "mend fences". I could call you a racist, but that wouldn't make it true, nor do I believe it for a moment.

I respectfully ask that you reconsider the locking of this thread, and allow us (as adults) to respectfully disagree about the nature of Mr. Choi's "satire".

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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 09:34 AM
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1. I'm going to post the entire locking message.
Because I think the entire message is much better than the out-of-context sentence fragment you posted.

Locking -

Though Lt. Choi isn't a protected member here, many who understand Choi's words & pain are; as are those who see Choi's words differently.

So, we're going to lock this thread as the interpretations of Lt Choi's satire has, unfortunately, made it too difficult for us to moderate.

Please keep in mind our rules:
When discussing certain topics -- especially those relating to each human being's unique personal identity -- DU members have a responsibility to show greater understanding and sensitivity.

Thank you for understanding.

dmr
DU Moderator


I'd say that's a good locking message. Everyone knows what a difficult situation this is, and how the moderators and I are kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place. We can't win. A little understanding from everyone would be appreciated.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 12:35 PM
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2. You completely evaded the essence of my query. But that's okay, I gotcha...
:hi:
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