Whats with all the censorship ******

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by radmcg, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. radmcg

    radmcg Mouseketeer

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    Not complaining love the site, just curious. I have tried to answer some questions on here for people about brokers and names. Definitely nothing negative; because I have not had a negative experience. When the post gets posted its so hacked up it looks like a Vietnam era letter home. Is there a thread somewhere of what can be put in a post. Here is an example. I can say "Rachel from Fidelity" but I can't say "**** from **********". That is to funny (and no I didn't do that the censor did). Has **** from ********** done something or did I miss something. I even tried to give the person the info in a pm and it did it there too. If I need to drop this fine. Not trying to make trouble just curious if there is something I should now. I know about the sponsor of the site and have done business with them and recommend them to everyone who ask but this just seems a little weird that one persons name and company get censored and the other doesn't.
    Anybody with an explanation or point me to a thread would be appreciated.
    Rad
     
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  3. Jasonkat

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    Can you give me more information about this? Which company are you talking about?

    Perhaps try posting the actual name of the company instead of posting all the ****s...:lmao:
     
  4. radmcg

    radmcg Mouseketeer

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    Yea Jason thats the way I felt. I was just trying to answer a question. I would get it if it was all the big 3 (or 4 depending on who you ask). But I was not slamming one and promoting the other. I was just answering a question. Anyway just curious if anyone had a post to direct me to or a explanation.:confused3
     
  5. Mariep26

    Mariep26 DIS Veteran

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    I am confused...the OP didn't put the asterisks there, the board automatically censors it as of it were a swear word, right? So something must have happened that this vendor is not allowed to be discussed here?

    Just making sure I understand what is happening here!
     
  6. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

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    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3039176

    now might be a good time to read through some of the stickies at the top of the forums.
     
  7. heynowirv

    heynowirv DIS Veteran

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    Marie,
    It was Jason's attempt at a joke.:drive:
     
  8. radmcg

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    Sorry I called myself looking at the stickies my bad. At least its explained. Next time I will read more carefully. If this thread needs to be deleted fine. I got my answer. Just not sure If I should delete it or let the moderator.
    Thanks
     
  9. lodge

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    When I first came to DIS, I didn't even know what a "stickey" was, and the way in which I came to know DIS didn't lead me to search out what you are expressing here. It took some time to see (from other's mistakes) about some no-no's (like don't advertise when you are a TA- travel agent, which I'm not, but didn't know you couldn't).

    There's no way to know who's broken the rules enough to be blocked with the *****, which is why the moderators request we write out the whole name and/or website/link, to let the system do as it's intended.

    I don't look at it as censorship, just that the person/business blocked has done or is involved in something that I have no business knowing anyway.

    I've seen some truly HORRIBLE things put on DIS that makes me SO GLAD that the person is blocked/banned... just really horrific comments.

    I try to give people who aren't aware of the rules a heads up, so that they can modify or delete their "offending" post.

    I don't expect I know them all either (like the TA one, as it doesn't apply to me so I never noticed the rule not to do it until someone else made the mistake).

    It's not just the sponsors that are allowed to be posted on... I haven't seen Fidelity sponsoring on here, just that "offending" companies are no longer allowed to "offend".

    Stick around a while and watch a "hot" thread (happens on the DCL thread a little bit more often), you'll see what I mean, and see why the **** can be great. I, personally, don't want to see the dark side of some people.
     

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