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I know people have their own opinions on things, and I personally don't take offense to, but don't you think the trash can forums descripton could be a bit degrading if anyone ever happens to be.. ya know!

Just wondering; and again I don't take offense to it, as I am not, nor know anyone who is.
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He could it be taken as offensive, as it really is rubbish, people spamming, trying to stir up trouble, and so forth.

I'd put it in the trashcan as well.

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Let's face it, no one wants to degrade people who are really retarded, but no one should really be offended.

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Beavis,
I understand what you're saying as yes if it's in there it is not that great. I was just wondering how others felt on it. emoticon

Ace,
I truely agree noone should take offense, but oddly as it seems you know someone down the road will. It's just a way of life for some people. (Taking offense)

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Well, I'm just speaking for myself and many of the people I've met online, but, the main reason some of them added a Trash Bin on their message boards was because:

Every so often, some of us would say something really stupid or embarrassing, or start a topic that was kinda pointless, and instead of simply deleting the topic, it was moved to the Trash first, to let people know it was a topic that no one wished to discuss further.

If I recall correctly, the biggest reason for this was because one of the members got EXTREMELY annoyed when topics would just "magically" disappear, in his own words. So the administrator added the Trash Bin, where those embarrassing or unwanted topics (such as spam) would be kept for at least 4 days, to give regular members enough time to notice it. He would then delete them when the topic was no longer on everyone's minds. Many of us now use that idea as a result, and it's actually helped certain people to NOT get offended. Just my two pennies. emoticon

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I think his point was the use of the word "retarded" not the use of a trashcan forum.

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Ah, you see? I wasn't paying attention to the actual phrasing. You're right! emoticon

So, in effect, my previous post was kinda retarded! emoticon
The perfect example of what I just stated... silly me! Sorry about that. emoticon

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My response to embarassing the trash person that enters some forums, like my emails is like this:

1. I do not need to grow my manly parts 100 times their size. My name alone should indicate I am female, yet I receive dozens of emails in my trash ebox just like that.

2. No, I do not plan on helping some smart foreign banker remove several million dollars legally from their country and which I will receive half!

The same as the forums. WE do not ask for spam to be dropped on every forum on our board. If we want it, why not pay us first? Instead, every spam, EVERY SPAM, dropped so far on the boards were illegal pyramid schemes.

Instead of hiding their lies by simply erasing them, why not point out to others they are scams. If just one person out of 100 responds to a scam, there is several thousands of dollars a day that are stolen. Sorry, if I read this question wrong I apologize.

Now what about someone that was banned being paraded for lying to members for money, or abusing the known rules, i.e. such as posting of porn on their site, or a user bad mouthing a moderator. In most cases, why hide the deed? If the person was so proud to post it in a public forum, they had no qualms earlier about it being seen. Now posting it in the trash can is supposed to make them feel embarrassed? I doubt it.

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You are right, I'm correcting that description.
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