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  •  Then don't call it a community. (0+ / 0-)

    There are people who take that seriously.

    In addition, what happened to walking the walk?

    When you say it is "common sense" what you are really saying is "I don't have any evidence to back up my argument", because it is quite often neither common nor sense.

    by kaminpdx on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 10:47:34 AM PST

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    •  It fits the 1st definition... (3+ / 0-)
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      com·mu·ni·ty
      noun, often attributive kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē\
      plural com·mu·ni·ties
      Definition of COMMUNITY
      1: a unified body of individuals: as
      a : state, commonwealth
      b : the people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly : the area itself (the problems of a large community)
      c : an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location
      d : a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society (a community of retired persons)
      e : a group linked by a common policy
      f : a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests (the international community)
      g : a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society (the academic community)

      2: society at large

      3a : joint ownership or participation (community of goods)
      b : common character : likeness (community of interests)
      c : social activity : fellowship
      d : a social state or condition
      http://www.merriam-webster.com/...

      When you go outside of the interests of the community why shouldn't you expect expulsion?

      I really haven't read all the rules but I'd expect there is some commonsense there, otherwise this community would not function nearly as well as it does...

      Politics can be a "Hot Issue" and many people cannot handle discussions on the subject without going postal, the WWW I say is often the Wild Wild West, and the fact that this community operates as smoothly as it does with as many members and freedoms that it has says bundles about the management of this site!

      I'd suspect that there were ignored warnings of the direction the banned persons were going and you don't know all of the facts. Perhaps you want to examine where you are going as well. This is a community that you elect to join and the community does have a right to expel those who no longer share the common interest. I'm sure that if the community doesn't meet your interests any longer you can find another that does or you can create your own as well.

      "Do you realize the responsibility I carry?
      I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."
      ~John F. Kennedy~

      -7.5,-5.8

      by Oldestsonofasailor on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 12:22:42 PM PST

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    •  Yes, there are (2+ / 0-)
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      people who take it seriously.

      Ever been to Netroots?  Heard of it?  Know how/where it started?

      It is a physical/geographic manifestation of the DKos community.

      While you might not be a member of the DKos community, that appears to be by your choice.  Many of the rest of us are, and agree that it is a community.

      I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

      by trumpeter on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 12:49:30 PM PST

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    •  In a community (0+ / 0-)

      you don't have open rights to other people's privacy.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 02:31:12 PM PST

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