Originally posted by Jimmy Davies
This is what I am talking about, DD. This obsession with rules and control. You can dictate what you will. I will act like I want to.
And if this board must punish me for not respecting their arbitrary guidelines, then so be it.
Jimmy, have you actually read
the rules? Only 1-5 are really relevant... heres a simplified translation:
(1) Dont try to sell us stuff.
(2) Dont deliberately offend folks. As with anything, you will use good common sense. In other words, you agree not to be a jerk.
(3) Respect others privacy.
(4) Dont post obscene stuff.
(5) Dont violate copyright.
These sound to me like basic politeness....?
They can do whatever they like. I gave no agreement to anything. They only think I did. And they are wrong.
Erm, yes you did. When you started posting, you signed up to these rules, in the same way that when you put stuff through a supermarket checkout, youre agreeing to buy it, not steal it. Sorry if not being a jerk is a bit restrictive, but its how most people prefer to interact
There were some words some folks anally and arbitrarily
How are these rules anal or arbitrary? I see that you have a problem with authority... but do you have a problem with normal social propriety too? What, exactly is anal about these? How are these things limiting your freedoms (other than freedom to be an arsehole if I choose)?
decided I MUST follow if I post here, but it was their decision, not mine.
So the rules governing, say, theft from a shop, are anal and arbitrary too? You didnt agree not to steal anything when you went in, so they can stuff their rules, youll steal if you want to?
As a Lakota breed I have been forced my whole life to follow the rules of the dominant culture, but I never forgot my own rules, and so I follow their rules where I must, so I have food to eat, and a roof over my head, and they don't toss me in one of their prisons...but I never respected or acknowledged their power over me. And if you don't like that, DD, friggin tough.
Are you quite sure you dont have a bit of a chip on that Lakota shoulder of yours? Honestly?
You are -- we all are -- guests here. The rules governing guests may be written or unwritten, they may vary from culture to culture. But -- especially if there are
written rules against it -- it isnt normally polite to piss on the furniture.
Nobody is compelling you to be here. But if you insist
on crapping on the couch when youve been asked not to, the host may not ask you back, yeah?
And if you don't like that, well, friggin tough.