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    Point of order

    How is commenting on the quality of the content in a thread considered an "insulting comment" ?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=728031&page=7

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    Re: Point of order

    I am aware of all internet traditions. | Getting the best help | Text formatting codes | My last.fm profile
    Should I PM support questions? NO!

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    Re: Point of order

    and if you do it, in my book, you're just another form of low-life.
    Does this part of your statement explain why it is a direct insult on another member?

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    Re: Point of order

    Quote Originally Posted by jdong View Post
    Does this part of your statement explain why it is a direct insult on another member?
    Not in context. The statement was generalized, and not aimed at any individual.

    Stealing proprietary software where you live may not be technically illegal, but it sure in the hell is unethical, and if you do it, in my book, you're just another form of low-life.
    The part that was snipped, and an infraction dealt out was:

    "What a dumb assed thread."

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    Re: Point of order

    One should probably not use the second person pronouns when making a general observation. While you probably did not intend your statement to be a personal attack, your choice of warning simply begged that interpretation.

    In the future, please be more careful with your wording.

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    Re: Point of order

    ^,

    O.K., then let it read:

    If stealing proprietary software where a person lives is not technically illegal, it sure in the hell is unethical, and if they do it, in my book, they're just another form of low-life.

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    Re: Point of order

    Glad we reached a level of mutual understanding
    You were given a one point infraction that expires in 10 days, which does not impose any restrictions on your account (unless you accumulate more during this period) and is not visible to anyone but the staff and yourself.

    I still feel that it was issued in an appropriate matter and see no reason to revert it.

    Does this sound reasonable to you?

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    Re: Point of order

    No.

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    Re: Point of order

    Could another Forum Council member weigh in?

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    Re: Point of order

    It would be pointless. Who's going to second guess you.

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