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    Default Rumor has it...

    The Russians hacked the OCC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartruff1 View Post
    I don't know this for a fact, but I suspect someone in the forum complained to the Spokesman with the intent to have it eliminated....for their own reasons...


    Careful with the speculation.

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    I don't do that...I don't confuse my opinions with facts and I nearly always identify them as just my opinions....

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    Speculation is a fun thing. Honestly, I only did what I was asked to do. I DO know it wasn't just SR that wanted it gone.

    Still say... it is a GOOD thing. You want to argue politics... find another board... simple as that. JMHO... board is better with it gone than keeping it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Once and Future Zag View Post
    If the Spokesman was bullied into it by a few very loud voices that would be highly disappointing, and I would hope that their business practices were more above the board than that.

    I would hope that the Mods can get some clear explanation for us users as to what happened - otherwise, there's no way of telling when any other part of the form may be taken offline with no notice - the Foo probably being the next up for elimination.

    Documented transparency of what the actual standards that posts are being held to would be a benefit and save pain for the host, the mods, and the users.
    Good post. I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    Good post. I agree.
    JMHO... if Bob agreed to it... there is probably good and ample reason for it to be done... period. Don't know why everyone is in such a tizzy. Make your own political board and go to town. JMHO... and I was a contributor to it... it had become a vat of toxic sludge and it was NOT good for the board as it created a large amount of divisiveness.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    JMHO... if Bob agreed to it... there is probably good and ample reason for it to be done... period. Don't know why everyone is in such a tizzy. Make your own political board and go to town. JMHO... and I was a contributor to it... it had become a vat of toxic sludge and it was NOT good for the board as it created a large amount of divisiveness.
    I don't really want to argue with you. I agree that SR can do whatever they want without an explanation. The OCC has always been that way IMO. The MBB is way more toxic IMO. Have you been on there after a loss?
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    Some of your conspiracy theories are funny. I simply think the SR noted that the OCC was dominated by the same 20 people saying the same thing over and over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    I don't really want to argue with you. I agree that SR can do whatever they want without an explanation. The OCC has always been that way IMO.
    Agreed - and I would think that having a clearly stated policy would be beneficial to the site host, moderators and posters - if they want to continue hosting the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Once and Future Zag View Post
    Agreed - and I would think that having a clearly stated policy would be beneficial to the site host, moderators and posters - if they want to continue hosting the forum.
    Actually the rules are pretty clearly stated... There was some blatant bigotry on that forum... in the last months it was basically people being at each others throats... threats of violence... insults were flying in both directions and you actually wonder WHY? Really?
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Actually the rules are pretty clearly stated... There was some blatant bigotry on that forum... in the last months it was basically people being at each others throats... threats of violence... insults were flying in both directions and you actually wonder WHY? Really?
    OCC repeatedly stumbled on Rule #1: No hate speech or hate symbols, which includes but is not limited to content that is degrading to someone's race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Please avoid using obscene, profane or vulgar language. No sharing or uploading content of like nature. Please contact a moderator to report offensive content for consideration and possible removal. Outside of those guidelines, the best solution to "unwanted" speech is counterspeech. If you don't agree with somebody's opinion, consider adding your voice.

    We then proceeded to pretty much fail Rule #2: Treat other participants politely.

    So out of the 10 rules we couldn't get past rule 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Actually the rules are pretty clearly stated... There was some blatant bigotry on that forum... in the last months it was basically people being at each others throats... threats of violence... insults were flying in both directions and you actually wonder WHY? Really?
    My apologies for not being more precise, IMO you did yeoman's work here.

    I always knew that this site was managed at the whim of the host, that's not in dispute. I think the issue of the OCC rancor was handled in a disappointing manner by having the entire subform deleted without prior warning or notice.

    That being said, I'm certainly glad that the racist/sexist/etc stuff is finally no longer on a board associated with the school where I got my degree.
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    As I've been thinking about it, and been on here since it disappeared, I've found myself to be much more relaxed, which in my mind seems to be a good thing. Honestly, productive dialogue hasn't really occurred except perhaps very rarely, on the OCC for at least a year or two. While yes, the theory of having a place for solid dialogue is good, that wasn't happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webspinnre View Post
    As I've been thinking about it, and been on here since it disappeared, I've found myself to be much more relaxed, which in my mind seems to be a good thing. Honestly, productive dialogue hasn't really occurred except perhaps very rarely, on the OCC for at least a year or two. While yes, the theory of having a place for solid dialogue is good, that wasn't happening.
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    People getting worked up, stressed and blood pressure going up over a forum they didn't have to enter and read. Remarkable.
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    'I'm certainly glad that the racist/sexist/etc stuff is finally no longer on a board associated with the school where I got my degree."

    Only in your head. None of that happened. Accusations primarily from you. So now you get your wish. Nothing in the real world or in you imaginaion.
    Sounds like a great reason for stopping a festering wound. The correct choice was made by detonating Crosby. The best thing always happens.

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    Looking like it's time to kill this thread. Sadly now it's falling right back into the OCC tropes
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDABE80 View Post
    'I'm certainly glad that the racist/sexist/etc stuff is finally no longer on a board associated with the school where I got my degree."

    Only in your head. None of that happened. Accusations primarily from you. So now you get your wish. Nothing in the real world or in you imaginaion.
    Sounds like a great reason for stopping a festering wound. The correct choice was made by detonating Crosby. The best thing always happens.
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    Exactly Primal. Exactly. And this lil man and his comments were always in the middle of the untoward comments. No I'm glad we nuked the Crosby.

    And you all see why it had to be. So Bart...nobody "called the "Spokesman" . Nobody had to . LIZ is quite correct as he states above.. The time for this site to be gone was correct. A festering purulence. Nothing would cure it. A true blight on the internet. If I was LIZ, I'd nuke this horrid whiney thread too. It's over. If you want instructions as to how to use the multiple boards, this particular Board is the place. Anything else like this should be gone forever. Look who began this thread . no thanks. Just a forum for ill will mostly. Who needs it. Who would want to even moderate this mess. Blow it up LIZ. And any further comments too. You guys are generally good men and women. Begin your own board. It's a big internet. Amazon, Yahoo.....any of those type have rooms for things like this. Just not here. Good luck to all of you.

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    Look at the last handful of posts on this thread... and some wonder why? Sorry that I have to lock this thread... but already diving into personal bickering. Can we please be done with this crap?
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

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