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Re: What can or can't be said?

Postby Russell » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:34 pm

atticus wrote:Don't say anything online you would not say to another person's face in the presence of your mother, spouse, boss and a policeman, judge and DailyMail reporter.


Its good safe advise that's for sure and would have saved someones life if adhered too. But isn't one of the many great things about the internet the freedom it gives us? And if we don't like it we can (often) ignore it.

Also, the Meer Can's (a new beer for Meercats) courted media attention and still do to this day. You put yourself in the public eye on an issue that was highly emotional from the word go, you will 'always' get a backlash.

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Re: What can or can't be said?

Postby atticus » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:37 pm

What does the second paragraph of that lot mean, Al?
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Re: What can or can't be said?

Postby Slartibartfast » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:25 pm

Russell wrote:Slart this topic has been officially censored in the past.


No, it hasn't.
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Re: What can or can't be said?

Postby atticus » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:17 am

Saying nasty stuff to your mates in the pub is one thing. It probably won't spread far. But saying nasty stuff on line is different. It spreads easily. And saying nasty stuff directly to the person about whom you are saying it is hurtful. People have rightly been imprisoned for it.
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Re: What can or can't be said?

Postby shootist » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:47 am

But then you have to define 'nasty' and for some people the truth is very nasty, and probably quite hurtful, indeed.
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Re: What can or can't be said?

Postby atticus » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:15 am

Threats, menaces etc are (a) nasty and (b) difficult to characterise as "truth".
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Re: What can or can't be said?

Postby Russell » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:05 am

Another issue here is Police time. It seems that burglary which must be a devastating crime is going uninvestigated, whilst increasing amount of police time are being used for twitter offences etc.
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Re: What can or can't be said?

Postby atticus » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:45 am

Now you have a directly elected Police and Crime Commissioner with whom you may raise such concerns.
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Re: What can or can't be said?

Postby Russell » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:54 am

Oh and an issue that I feel needs urgently addressing which is highly dangerous yet I'm not seen it discussed is the vigilante postings on fb etc. Just today I've seen pictures of two people with warning they are pedophiles. Now that's clearly very dangerous and should be addressed as someone will be killed if it continues.
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Re: What can or can't be said?

Postby atticus » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:56 am

You must report them to the police NOW!
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