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    Impertinent?

    I just got an infraction: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...2#post12304052

    Frankly I don't see what the fuss is about.

    Maybe I could have phrased things a little more politely, but even reading it a second and third and fourth time I don't see why this is an infraction.

    I've been using the Internet since before the public could do so, back in the 80's. I've been using forums since then, back when they were called newsgroups. This is the first time I've ever had any sort of infraction lodged against me.

    The OP called my post "impertinent" which I took to mean irrelevant. It seems there's also a definition that means intrusive or presumptuous, and I'm not at all certain the OP had that meaning in mind.

    The way I see it, my posts were direct, to the point and impersonal. New machines can be found for very little money today if you're careful about it, and even so one far better than what he has could be had for $10 at a rummage sale.
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    Re: Impertinent?

    Actually now that I think about it a bit, what's even more distressing is that there was absolutely no warning that this infraction was coming.

    I can understand if I started spewing hate, but in this thread at absolute worst I'm mildly obnoxious if you choose to take it that way.

    I certainly didn't mean an insult, which I think my later comments make clear.

    So again, no warning, no discussion, no "you're out of line..." just boom. Infraction.
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    Re: Impertinent?

    Irrespective of your interpretation of impertinent your post was clearly rude and in breach of the Forum Code of conduct.

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    If the thread turns into an argument, it can be closed to further comment or removed without notice. Sometimes a moderator may split the thread or delete certain portions in order to keep the discussion going, but that is not always possible since we are a staff of volunteers with limited time and numbers."
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    Re: Impertinent?

    So what about a "Hey, you're out of line, back off?" Had I even suspected that the OP was offended I would have apologized about it with no further action necessary.

    And FWIW if what I posted in the referenced thread is considered flaming then you should go back over all the other posts I made since I joined this forum. There are easily enough to have my account banned permanently.

    And if you're going to do that, why don't you just go ahead and delete every post I've made and every thread I started.
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    Re: Impertinent?

    On joining UF you agree to post according to the Code of conduct it is your responsibility to see that you meet that requirement. In this case you failed and staff acted appropriately.
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