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    the closing of the syd barrett thread

    the thread - http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=213783

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    I am closing this thread , I am disgusted at the comments about a persons tragic illness and those who use it to attack that person.
    attacking public figures is common practice in the ubuntu forums (gates, ballmer, etc), so i am a bit mystified as to why criticism of barrett deserves different treatment. he is and remains a public figure.

    also, it has always bothered me, here and elsewhere, when the closer of a thread makes a parting personal remark about someone in that thread and then closes the thread leaving the offended poster no option to defend his/her position.

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    Re: the closing of the syd barrett thread

    I make no apology for closing that thread. I make no apology for my comment for my reasons.
    I have never and will never condone using a persons (living or deceased)illness to be used against them.
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    Re: the closing of the syd barrett thread

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    I make no apology for closing that thread. I make no apology for my comment for my reasons.
    i guess there's always the option to respond in this section of the forum. that's certainly different from other places.

    I have never and will never condone using a persons (living or deceased)illness to be used against them.
    openmind's comments were fairly harshly worded, but the point of his commentary was to disagree with the assessment of barrett's contribution. perhaps if he's worded it differently, the point might have been clearer. my comments were removed as well, but i made no remarks about barrett's illness. my comments (see below) were not harshly worded and only expressed my views on barrett and on what i consider to be peculiar behavior in the event of a death. why were mine removed?

    i don't understand the fascination with barrett and i don't understand the sudden fascination with people who have recently died (if i'm not mistaken, this is the first barrett thread we've had here). when i was seventeen, my favorite uncle died of cancer after having had it for two years. when he died, i was relieved. when i found out he had it is when i was devistated. celebrating someone when they're dead is like saluting their garbage.

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    Re: the closing of the syd barrett thread

    if i could, may i please have an explanation as to why the quoted post was removed from the original thread?

    i don't understand the fascination with barrett and i don't understand the sudden fascination with people who have recently died (if i'm not mistaken, this is the first barrett thread we've had here). when i was seventeen, my favorite uncle died of cancer after having had it for two years. when he died, i was relieved. when i found out he had it is when i was devistated. celebrating someone when they're dead is like saluting their garbage.
    i have absolutely no clue what rule it violated. thanks.

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    Re: the closing of the syd barrett thread

    Quote Originally Posted by fuscia View Post
    if i could, may i please have an explanation as to why the quoted post was removed from the original thread?



    i have absolutely no clue what rule it violated. thanks.
    When you say removed, you mean, "why was it split to the new thread in the backyard" ...?
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    Re: the closing of the syd barrett thread

    Quote Originally Posted by kassetra View Post
    When you say removed, you mean, "why was it split to the new thread in the backyard" ...?
    ok...why was it split to the new closed thread in the backyard?

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