I think I tried a new Toledo Talk at Toledo Talk about two years ago, and again just over a year ago, and neither took.
So a site that permits posts about national politics without the charged language, eh? Good luck with that.
"Also, a site where the person in charge woud not delete posts just because he doesn't personally agree or like them."
Oh yeah, like I'm doing that constantly. Nice job of distorting reality, angryconsumer.
angryconsumer, you made a post targeting another Toledo Talk user. From the old posting guidelines Web page :
What makes a bad post to ToledoTalk?
A new front page posting that is a negative attack against another Toledo Talk user will not be tolerated. We get enough of that in comments. But making the attack on another user the main subject of a new thread will result in the poster's account being deactivated.
That posting guidelines page was created years ago. I guess I need to make that old page prominent again, since common sense obviously doesn't work here. And angryconsumer, your account is still active, so I'm not following the guidelines.
Hey, I could bring back the Ouch!!! command. From that old posting guidelines page :
On July 14, 2006, a method was added that allows logged-in users to complain that a comment is inflammatory
. The Ouch!!! link appears immediately to the left of the "posted by" line at the bottom of a comment. The ouch link only appears if the user is logged in, and it only appears if the topic is young enough to still accept comments.
A user can only complain once per comment. Trying to issue a second complaint causes the user to receive an error message, telling the user he or she complained already for that comment. After the first complaint, all that happens visually for the user is the page reloads with the comment being complained about appearing at the top of the webpage, as if the user clicked on the permalink.
And a complaint is registered in the database. When a comment receives 'X' number of complaints, the background color for that comment changes to a light red, indicating to everyone that it's a comment not worth reading.
The point of the "Ouch!!!" command is to allow users to police the site and hopefully reduce the noise, especially those comments that probably break the posting guidelines of the site. This is not meant to be used because one user simply disagrees with another user's viewpoint. "Ouch!!!" is meant to highlight obviously offensive or troll-like comments.
You all could Ouch!!! away, and I only would have to read a report.