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that user with the bnp url as a username

Postby emyr42 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:39 pm

Trying to increase the bnp's google score, or just ignorant of where political leanings are relevant?
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RE: that user with the bnp url as a username

Postby jjmac » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:57 pm

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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Postby towy71 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:48 am

don't encourage them!
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:23 pm

which user?
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Postby emyr42 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:17 am

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:which user?
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this one:
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Postby M0PHP » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:18 am

I don't see the problem :shock:
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Postby nelz » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:58 pm

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 :(
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Postby alloydog » Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:21 pm

I'd be more disturbed if someone signed up with www.bnfl.co.uk, now, those guys are dangerous...
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Postby rattus » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:45 pm

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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Postby nelz » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:27 pm

Although that user hasn't been around for a while, all of his posts were on-topic and apolitical AFAIR.
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Postby jjmac » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:45 am

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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Postby nelz » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:58 am

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 :D
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Postby Rhakios » Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:14 pm

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

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Postby nelz » Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:49 pm

Indeed :)
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:03 pm

i think it's shameless :roll:
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