Hmmm... I disagree with ZAP pretty strongly. I think it was right for Big Tex to bring this up.
In this way?
What way would you suggest? My dissent was censored. I made note of it. A discussion has ensued, your posts being the longest so far. By "the right way" i'm guessing you mean to just be quiet and not say anything.
Also, i have no interest in seeing it turn out this way. I honestly went to bed last night feeling good about the discussion following my original dissent. In it, I think pook and i came to a better understanding about where each was coming from with regard to background traditions in "congratulations". I certainly gained more respect regarding where she was coming from and can now understand her position better.
THAT'S what was so amazingly wierd about the censorship. The dissent ended on a generally positive note, with not much negative feeling between the parties and actually some good coming of it.
To censor that??!! It was amazingly bizarre. I want to try to get along w/ people to the best that I can w/o giving up who i am. The censored discussion was a very good communication between two opposing points of view. Very sad to have a heavy handed moderator come along and crush a sort of peace that was beginning to be established between two traditionally opposed board members.