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Thread: Can someone tell me why this thread was locked?

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    Can someone tell me why this thread was locked?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2065032

    I don't see any CoC violation here.

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    Re: Can someone tell me why this thread was locked?

    Code of conduct;

    'our forums are used by people at work and school and we want to ensure they will not encounter material that will cause them problems or cause their access to our site to be limited, so all content should be safe for work and school.'

    In many of the countries we are visible in there are age restrictions on the use of tobacco based products, there is also prohibitions on the promoting of tobacco related products.

    There are known health issues and given the potential gae groups of our visitors and members it is socially responsible to not allow discussion of this kind.
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    Re: Can someone tell me why this thread was locked?

    I'm not sure I understand your reasoning. I just looked at the OP as pretty neutral, with a fairly simple question, and I am sure most of the responses would have been about the dangers of tobacco and health-related issues. I do not think he was promoting tobacco in any way. Also, if tobacco is a no-no for the cafe, then what about all the alcohol related threads? Surely alcohol can be seen to be not safe for minors and a horrible thing for your body. And with the "what's your favorite beer" type threads, I don't know how much more you can be "promoting" alcohol...

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    Re: Can someone tell me why this thread was locked?

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuntuman001 View Post
    I'm not sure I understand your reasoning. I just looked at the OP as pretty neutral, with a fairly simple question, and I am sure most of the responses would have been about the dangers of tobacco and health-related issues. I do not think he was promoting tobacco in any way. Also, if tobacco is a no-no for the cafe, then what about all the alcohol related threads? Surely alcohol can be seen to be not safe for minors and a horrible thing for your body. And with the "what's your favorite beer" type threads, I don't know how much more you can be "promoting" alcohol...
    If someone wishes to discuss his or her tobacco usage there are a myriad of sites on the World Wide Web to do this.
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    Re: Can someone tell me why this thread was locked?

    I found the following tobacco related threads, none of which were ever locked:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1495605

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1770856

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=494353

    In the first one, you even had a post or two KiwiNZ: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=121

    Just saying, let's at least be consistent here.

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    Re: Can someone tell me why this thread was locked?

    Thanks for pointing those out - they are now closed.
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    Re: Can someone tell me why this thread was locked?

    hehe, well while I still respectfully disagree with the decision, at least we're being consistent.

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