two threads of mine have been edited of late, apparently by a moderator
the titles that have been altered are
I do not see what the added insinuation means... or what value added it brings"the real cause of the death of Arafat"
as been changed to
"Politicizing the Yasser Arafat's cause of death; or, what we don't know can hurt you.
I had not into of putting any satanic reference in the discussionBombing of French soldiers : Israelis involved
Bombing of French soldiers : Israelis involved, Satan unavailable for comment
Overall, the objective of this person is harassment.
Arbitrary harassment because he does not share my opinions. Why leave intact threads which are either pure provocation of plain false and modify titles respecting forum rule? Why choose to distord the name of the threads I started?
let's see one example on naming a thread :
France: we will use the UN-mandate to continue the occupation of the Ivory Coast => this is plain lie, no french declaration was made about "occupating ivory coast".
and guess what, the guy who created the thread has been promoted moderator ! Now he can toy with what I say in total impunity...
Now If you want to see delirant threads titles just browse the forum..
Now what should I do ?
- I have first protested to the forum owner (newsguy), who answered that moderators are fully allowed change thread titles. This practice is discretionary and completely arbitrary. Any moderator can change a thread name to what he wants. Just because he feels like it.
Ok, now what do I do ? I can either
solution #1 - accept that the thread I start have a title perverting what the idea I defend.
solution #2 - stop posting and conceide victory to the harasser. This will also overjoy all here that do not share my opinions.
Now although it is certainly not good to give in to harassment, I have choose solution #2. As I wrote to the forum owner "you might as well have the guts to ask me to leave politely and I certainly would not insist".
But the idea that someone can pull strings and make me say what I do not want to say, just because he finds it fun is completely disgusting to me.
I do not know for you, maybe some of you find it fantastic to read a forum like this, but for me this is more than just hindering freedom of expression, this is plain pervert.
So bye all !
Overall I hope I have contributed adding value to the forum and interest to the reader.
I tried to start threads worthy of real debate and to documents my posts as well as I could! I tried not to answer provocation by avoiding the most aggressive of hateful posters.
On the statistic side, I started no less than 113 threads and wrote 1250 posts, which means I easily dedicated two hundred hours to the forum.
these are some of the threads I am the most proud of , Bush is elected, what can we expect in the next years?
â€¢ Good news for the Saudis and the iranians: Crude prices hit 21 year high
â€¢ Fight against Global warming : Kyoto Protocol becomes international treaty.
â€¢ teaching democracy (it's a picture !)
â€¢ If America were Iraq, What Would It be Like?
â€¢ Another legend down the drain : Iraq's Disappearing Elections (this one is likely to make a comeback)
â€¢ a no-win war against 1.3 billion Muslims
â€¢ Israel Has Long Spied on U.S alleges Counterpunch (I think this thread title has been manipulated as well)
â€¢ Moore's anti-Bush film wins top Cannes award
â€¢ Arab-Israeli Retaliation Tragic, Unhelpful
â€¢ Europe must not define itself against America
â€¢ about the dangers of blurring the lines between humanitarians workers and armies
â€¢ French troops deployed on Sudan border
â€¢ Military Draft in the US?
â€¢ Reaction in France on Sharon calling french jews to "leave immediately
â€¢ Torture by US forces is Iraq is not just isolated incidents (that thread is probably the one with the longuest debate : 481 posts)
â€¢ How can the damage of the torture photos be repaired? (with now a variant with the shooting of an unarmed wounded insurged in a mosque)
â€¢ Are we de-Baathifying or re-Baathifying this week? (that one was not a success, by it was fun)
â€¢ Rebirth at Ground Zero (donâ€™t start optimistics threads here : no success)
â€¢ Real politics starting inside iraq? (ditto)
â€¢ U.S. Drops Effort to Gain Immunity for Its Troops
â€¢ 9/11 panel says there was â€˜â€˜no credible evidenceâ€™â€™ that Saddam had ties with al-Qaida
â€¢ Big demonstration in Paris today against anti-Semitism
â€¢ europe grows : Israelis rush on europeans passport
â€¢ hostilities ending in Falluja? (lucky I put an interrogation mark on that one.. that was started in june)
â€¢ France to expel Muslim cleric over abuse
And it makes me extremely sad to realize all these titles can be perverted anytimeâ€¦
â€¦. So I have decided, that I prefer to remove some of my posts than to have what I mean manipulated against my will, itâ€™s a bit sad, but it seems reasonable to withdraw from a debate when the debate turns out to be a fake. And of course I do not approve of the hatred shown by the people who manipulate this forum to their ends.