When my posts get trashed, it's usually because I wrote something political or sociological that disagreed with moderator Max's Habibi's Weltanshaung, or mentioned a Marxist cultural icon with the tone that is usually reserved for national socialists.
Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
Politics was never banned per se. It's just that many people seem to be unable to talk about it in a civilized manner, thus those discussions have tended to be moderated more heavily and trashed sooner.
Any further discussion of this should go into a new thread in the JavaRanch forum, where site policies are discussed.
Your restatement of what I said is harsher than the words I used. Obviously there are a great many posts with which Max disagrees that he does NOT delete. Nor am I "out to get" Max; and I'm certainly not saying that I could do the job better -- as if I had the time!
Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
Oh my. Frank, that is a mighty powerful accusation of my very dear friend Max. I rather like to think that Max is a charming man and would never delete a message because it does not match his personal views. ... I think that I am open to getting to the bottom of the accusations - and if Max is behaving in a less than charming manner, Max and I will need to have a chat. ... If your claim is legit and you wish to see change, you had best choose your words carefully - and some evidence to back up your words would be helpful too.