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Don't know for sure but it looks like a lot of folks from the UK are taking a break after the innapropriate picture fiasco and suspension of Thermo/G u e s t.

 

Personally I think is strange how things shook out, you would think our African-American members would be the ones that took offense and understandably so but our Brittish friends taking offense leaves me scratching my head.

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Don't know for sure but it looks like a lot of folks from the UK are taking a break after the innapropriate picture fiasco and suspension of Thermo/G u e s t.

 

Personally I think is strange how things shook out' date=' you would think our African-American members would be the ones that took offense and understandably so but our Brittish friends taking offense leaves me scratching my head.

 

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I actually never saw the post but I heard a little bit about it and I am very familiar with the Billie Holliday song Strange Fruit.

 

I understand why one would agree with the logic of your thinking concerning who did and didn't get upset. Perhaps the reason why any African Amerian members didn't seem to take offense is because they realize that the song was actually a type of protest about what was happening. The song was penned for them to help the world see something was wrong.

 

What is really sad is that I believe that someone was banned for the post. The song the pictures and the whole event was part of our history (this is the bad and ugly part) and we should never forget the terrible things that we have done in hopes that we can learn from those mistakes and never see them happen again. I say that no banning should have happened because from what I know of our UK friends they would not have posted in a hateful manner.

 

EDIT: a warning would probably been enough IMO

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Don't know for sure but it looks like a lot of folks from the UK are taking a break after the innapropriate picture fiasco and suspension of Thermo/G u e s t.

 

Personally I think is strange how things shook out' date=' you would think our African-American members would be the ones that took offense and understandably so but our Brittish friends taking offense leaves me scratching my head.

 

 

 

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There were a large number of people that were offended, and privately complained through PM's. There were some that took their complaints public, but we shut those threads down quickly, due to implying the links and the persons that posted them were racist.

 

The stance is those links were deemed as very inappropriate and insensitive by the Gibson moderating staff. We did not classify this as a racist act by the persons that posted the links in question.

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Frankly I did not follow all that transpired except bits and pieces. I participated in that thread but I used sublety.

 

All I know is that I was at work when I was participating in the thread and if a co-worker saw that I would have gotten fired, we have strict policies in the company I work for. I closed that browser so fast when I saw that pic.

 

The subject is not a secret, porn isn't either but when you come to browse in here you don't expect to see either. That is all I can point out, hence my use of the word inapropriate. I did not think it was racist for a second.

 

Other than that I have nothing to add.

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Don't know for sure but it looks like a lot of folks from the UK are taking a break after the innapropriate picture fiasco and suspension of Thermo/G u e s t.

 

Personally I think is strange how things shook out' date=' you would think our African-American members would be the ones that took offense and understandably so but our Brittish friends taking offense leaves me scratching my head.

 

 

 

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Brits took offense at Therm's ban, not at his post. I think lots of people found strange that that post was locked and the poster banned.

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