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emyr42
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:39 am    Post subject: that user with the bnp url as a username Reply with quote

Trying to increase the bnp's google score, or just ignorant of where political leanings are relevant?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:57 am    Post subject: RE: that user with the bnp url as a username Reply with quote

A Can Of Worms .... Reminds me of a similar thread on this which died out. I think there's a 'loop hole' involved in the implication of restricting urls in that respect.

Damn precedents , we gotta have them, but they can also present their own problems.

Who is to say that a url under a user name or sign off signature isn't part of that name, based on usage and proximity.

The great social debates ... maybe it will actually get some where one day

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:48 am    Post subject: RE: that user with the bnp url as a username Reply with quote

don't encourage them!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

which user?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
which user?
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this one:
http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=profile&mode=viewprofile&u=3431
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see the problem Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There isn't a problem, but some people that don't like the name are doing their best to draw attention to it by repeatedly posting about it Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be more disturbed if someone signed up with www.bnfl.co.uk, now, those guys are dangerous...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately you have to accept this as part of the freedoms (diminishing) of our society.
That people replied to the posts of this user is another matter though.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although that user hasn't been around for a while, all of his posts were on-topic and apolitical AFAIR.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True,

But wasn't the point, the use of the url as a user name. In that it pointed to a group associated with extremist political activities. And so gave a portal to those ideas. With the balancing point that any url used, either as part of a name or a sig does a similar thing. In that it points to a site that will likely be themed along some idea set. Which leads into the debate of personal rights, freedom and such, ... That was my meaning at least by 'A can of worms'.

Ignoring issues don't make them go away and as RMS says ... geeks may think they can ignore politics, but politics wont ignore them ....

Wouldn't be surprised if that was quoted incorrect, but something like that.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jjmac wrote:
But wasn't the point, the use of the url as a user name. In that it pointed to a group associated with extremist political activities.


It's not that extreme. it's not as though he was using something really dangerous (not to mention un-American) like www.fsf.org Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice the way we keep shovelling the coal onto this one to keep it near the top of the board Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think it's shameless Rolling Eyes
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