This will be my final post on this issue. I have made my points and it makes no sense to repeat them over and over.
Special_Ed wrote:they posted their false info and left because no one responded. You're yelling at the wrong guy here, shootingstar brought all this up and is probably laughing at us right now.
I am the only one ever cautioned about sharing views. When the liberal views are expressed they are rarely cautioned if at all.
Go back to page two of this thread. Here is the exact sequence of posts:
says you guys are off topic!
asks you guys to stay on topic!
Note that the others were the ones being cautioned it seems - you would jump in right AFTER my warnings! How could I be singling you and your views out when you kept posting after me!
Special_Ed wrote:We are made to feel that we must never share our thoughts on anything. Why? I've been sent a lot of email over the last year applauding my vocal stand on issues in the animation field. Others have told me they thought they were the only one with these views in the industry. It is all related because my morality and religion influence everything I do, even wether or not I enjoy a film!
"We" are not stifling anyone's views on animation. Talking about morality and religion as they apply directly about a film is fine. You were talking about morality and religion as they relate to other people's beliefs. You were responding specifically to off topic posts, not posts about the film. They stopped their off topic posts when asked, you did not.
Special_Ed wrote:Plus, this is all on topic. When threads start on Noah's Ark or the Mohamad movie are you going to complain when the factual stories behnd these films is presented? If you do that is very disturbing.
As I said, talking about films is fine. If the film has religious aspects, discuss those aspects. If the film has political aspects, discuss those aspects. But don't go off on a tangent! Examples from off topic posts in this thread:
Clinton sending jobs to China
the World Trade Organization
the Hessians in the American Revolution
the French bombing Greenpeace
Bush's cabinet resignations
robot greyhounds (thanks for that one Macaluso
I think, as a moderator of this forum, that I have the duty to step in when things get this far off course!
Special_Ed wrote:I have NEVER insulted you. No one deserves to be insulted. Not even liberal american hating trolls from Middle Earth like shootingstar. I not once insulted him or you. I just stated the facts and left it at that.
I have not become hostile to you.
Is this a joke?! You never insulted anyone, even that "liberal american hating troll from Middle Earth shootingstar"?
I'm going to just move on and let that one speak for itself.
Special_Ed wrote:I will not be told what I can and cannot say. My conduct is fine, there is nothing wrong with it.
If my 4 year old daughter said that to me after I had asked her to stop doing something, I would probably fall back on that old trusted parental saying "As long as you're in my house you follow my rules".
It also seems a bit hypocritical since you have complained in the past about someone's language while in these forums. According to you I cannot tell them what they "can and cannot say".
As I said before, this in not your personal playground. We can enforce our rules.
The people that bring you Animated News don't do all the things we do for this site because it's a job we make money at! We're actually losing money on this thing! We do this because we love animation and want to share our passion with the animation community. We ask nothing in return. But the very least that you can do for us is follow the VERY SIMPLE rules we have in the forums: "don't curse - there are children present", and "stay on topic". If you can't at least do that, then you are taking our generosity and stepping on it.
And to bring this all around back to the original topic of this thread: You haven't seen the film, so even if you had stayed on topic how could you judge it? In what I believe may have been your only on topic post you said that even your "extreme liberal friends hated" the film. No surprise there - it actually has a very strong anti-terrorism-pro-unilateral action slant to it.
You're more then welcome to stick around Ed. You will still be required to stay on topic. But you're an adult! I think you can handle it!
That is my final word here on this issue. I apologize to the other posters here for dragging this out.