Started by Brian Pritchett, 2009-02-06T15:31:26-06:00 (Friday)
Quote from: raptor on 2009-02-13T15:58:16-06:00 (Friday)XML is the end all be all Justin.
Quote from: William Grim on 2009-02-14T02:21:39-06:00 (Saturday)I hope you're joking. That's one technology I would love to move beyond. Anyway, luckily, I don't usually have to use it for more than configuration files.
QuoteAlright... I made a good joke. Who censored me?
Quote from: Tony on 2009-02-14T02:37:11-06:00 (Saturday)Well, do you ever use webservices? They use XML. There are much better ways, but just wondering.
Quote from: Ross Mead on 2009-02-14T05:43:36-06:00 (Saturday)The boards are meant to provide an open forum for serious discussion as well as humor. I've had quite a few posts lately that have been edited or removed under the new "moderation" of CAOS and it's really upsetting; as a result, my activity on the forum has declined dramatically over the course of the past year. To the officers: you are my friends and it is out of genuine respect that I address you harshly -- you are abusing your power and do not deserve your position if you cannot responsibly and maturely handle the boards. I've held various officer positions myself, including President, and I too have had to make decisions about posts that were questionable in terms of being off-topic or inflammatory. To my knowledge, at least two posts in this thread have been removed for what I feel are unwarranted reasons. Yes, this is the "Official Business" forum,... but that does not mean that a few laughs (which, in this case, were clearly in good taste) are out of order -- heck, that's what has made this organization so great! I am ashamed that this level of censorship has slipped its way into this public forum, and I really hope that the officers consider "seriously discussing" (i.e., no jokes/laughing/humor?) the grounds for addressing such issues for future reference.How long will this post last?
Quote from: William Grim on 2009-02-14T14:51:28-06:00 (Saturday)I removed both the posts, but not because they were off-topic. I removed them because both of them were direct attacks on other people. Now, I know both of you and know that they were supposed to be innocent jokes, but it's one thing to make a joke or even joke about each other in each other's company. It's quite another to mock someone in a public forum that is searchable by anyone on the Internet.How would you like it if one of your future employers did a search for you on the Internet and found that a lot of people were speaking down about you? That employer may be swayed against your employment, thinking you're not really a person that gets along well with others. What if it was your dream job?Because of these reasons, I think the censorship was justified. I hope you can agree with this reasoning.
Quote from: GigaByte on 2009-02-15T10:46:34-06:00 (Sunday)I think I can even say that J**** would be on Mike's side on this one as it is written:"... Walk in love, as C***** also has loved ... Let [coarse jesting] not even be ... among you ..." (Ephesians 5:2-4 NKJV).