There was a thread regarding Osama Bin Laden being taken out that had several posts to it but now it is gone, what happened to it.
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I think it got moved to politics. That line is getting more and more blurred. Eventually all that will be left is Mexican threads...
O.K. I guess Osama doesn't effect people in northwest ohio.
Under JR's logic, shouldn't the San Marcos thread be moved to the Food thread? And he started that one, too. I guess he owns the site so he can do whatever he wants.
"Under JR's logic, shouldn't the San Marcos thread be moved to the Food thread?"
?????? I don't understand. That thread was assigned to the Food forum last fall.
There is a food forum? Now I don't understand.
Look at the top of the page, next to where it says Toledo Talk, it says "forums". Click it. Volia!!
Once Politics enter the thread, as they always do in here, JR throws it to the politics forum.
Just like osama's body, it was disposed of before anyone could see it.
That was probably a tounge in cheek remark but, I have a serious question along those lines. Is a photo of Bin Landen, shot through the left eye with the resultant carnage (blood, brains extruding, bone fragments, and partially exploded skull,) something you would want your 8 year daughter to see? I have an 8 yr old stepdaughter. I would hate for her, or any youngster to see this. If it winds up on the net or on TV inevitably that will happen.
Hilarious post hockey!
The osama thread was starting to take a political bend after the first few posts. Not surprising it would get pushed to political. Appropriate forum.
@ JR "That thread was assigned to the Food forum last fall."
Maybe, but what about your recent thread, "Toledo Talk praise for San Marcos Mexican Grocery store", on the main page and that's been there for several days?
The problem with the forums is that postings get lost when assigned to a forum since most people just go to the main page.
"Is a photo of Bin Landen something you would want your 8 year daughter to see?"
It would send a powerful message about the consequences of becoming an Islamic Jihadist.
On the forum-spliting issue, I like that the "Congressional Reform Act of 2012" isn't clogging up the main page, but I think Osama bin Laden might be a special exception because of the broad interest.
"I have an 8 yr old stepdaughter. I would hate for her, or any youngster to see this. If it winds up on the net or on TV inevitably that will happen." - Holland
So by that logic "The Wire" would have never been produced, nothing would have "come straight outta Compton", Ron Jeremy never makes any movies, and GI Joe would be throwing ping pong balls at Cobra. Heck by that standard we wouldn't even be able to run half the stuff we do on the 6 o'clock news. Isn't Censorship by personal morality what Libs try to label the Right with (Christan influence, blue laws and the such)? I'm sorry Holland but I want to puke when I hear someone start with the "but it for the KIDS" argument.
The world needs undoubted clarification that he is dead. Don't let your kids watch or use the internet unsupervised if you don't want them to see "bad things".
The world needs undoubted clarification that he is dead.
Yes, it does. Feel free to protect your kids from influences you deem inappropriate, but government censorship of the evidence is not the answer. The rest of us don't trust the talking heads enough to be satisfied with the efforts of their speech writers.
"Maybe, but what about your recent thread, "Toledo Talk praise for San Marcos Mexican Grocery store", on the main page and that's been there for several days?"
pete, I have no clue you are talking about. Why do you keep mentioning the San Marcos thread? As I said above, that thread was assigned to the food forum last fall. I'm missing your point.
The threads assigned to the politics forum get removed from the front page. It has been that way since last summer because some or many users wanted it that way. That's why the word Politics in white text with a blue background exists in the right hand column on the front page.
"The problem with the forums is that postings get lost when assigned to a forum since most people just go to the main page."
When non-political threads are assigned to some other forum, they remain on the front page, except in admin-edit situations.
Look at the front page. Look at the "last comment" line for each thread listed on the front page. Now go to the end of that line. You will see the forum name if that thread has been assigned to a forum. You will see small, slightly greyed-out words like Pets, Food, History, Home, etc.
I did not want those forum names to be obvious because I did not want more clutter on the front page. But they are links. And apparently, they're less obvious than I thought, which is fine with me. Also, the forum name exists at the bottom of each post that started the thread.
Personally, I don't like the forums. That's why I don't force users to assign a thread to a forum. That's why I kept the forum list fairly short. I use tags most of the time. I prefer tags. But let's not discuss tags because it could introduce confusion.
For most of the new threads created by other users, I assign them to a forum. That's because when users create a new thread, I do not require users to choose a forum name. One reason for this is because I don't want another HTML form element on the posting page.
But you can assign your thread to a forum you create your thread. Just go to the bottom of your post. Some users do this, which is fine. You do not have to do this though. I don't mind assigning threads to a forum when I get around to it.
And once again, the non-political threads that are assigned to a forum remain on the front page. The exceptions to this are some site-related posts that are maintained by the admin account, and some posts that I create for my own interest.
Months ago, I assigned all the 2010 threads to a forum. And some day, I may do this for the other years.
I don't want to see the photo, but I doubt this news. Why? because I'm so disgusted and disappointed with having been told something by my government or politicians and finding out later it is a lie.
I don't really know of what I want to verify he's dead, but my trust is gone. Sad, but true.
jr, thanks for doing everything that you do. TT is a great source of free entertainment for me, and I appreciate whatever you do to keep a G-rated general board.
I checked out Osama on political; people have been surprisingly restrained so far.
I think your site is so clear and easy for beginners (and drunks and people who are emotionally worked up), people overlook the nuances of how to categorize things. But a moment's clear-headed reflection makes the features understandable.
JR thank you for letting me post while either drunk and or emotionally worked up.
TT is a great sounding board and I have learned a lot from the site and it's posters (especially the ones I don't agree with).
Sigh, There is a ton of material our 8 yr old stepdaughter is shielded from, certain books, music, video games and of course a great deal of TV. The Wire? You've got to be kidding. There is a time and a place to learn all these things. But the mind of an 8 yr. old is not mature enough to process them. She will grow up and mature but in the meantime her parents and grandparents are on the same page. These are the precious few years during which she will enjoy her childhood and her innocence. Viewing a gruesome corpse is for adults, not for kids.
That makes perfect sense Holland. But that doesn't mean the Osama video should not be released. It would just be one more thing she needs shielded from. I personally don't need to see it to believe it, but if it will, squelch the naysayers I am all for it. But then again, that still hasn't worked with the birth certificate for some has it?
I would like my daughter to see what becomes of a man seen hundreds of times a day, wearing a white dress, sitting on his ass, firing an AK. Nothing good comes of this.
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Usually with you, Holland, but your reasoning here is a stretch.
The President has decided NOT to release the photo(s).
If someone doesn't want to believe that Osama is dead, the pictures wouldn't have helped anyhow. We'd just start hearing speculation about whether or not the photos were photoshopped.
Anyone want to give an over/under timeframe for a real photo to end up on WikiLeaks?
Not even joking.
Agreed that this will eventually get leaked, and I might speculate that a person or persons on the mission might have taken photos on their own (think of the hanging of Saddam Hussein). I suspect that verifiable photos from the mission that show a dead bin Laden would fetch a very high price from the tabloids. Heck, even the mainstream news media outlets might pay sh'loads of cash for such dead terrorist photos.
Doubt anyone on the mission but maybe one of the Senators staff considering they have said they saw the photos.