Question about the "no prying" rule

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    quark2
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    I understand that asking someone’s name, telephone number, or email address is prying, and trying to figure out that persons identity.

    But should asking someone about their age or occupation be included in this rule? You cannot “figure out” someone’s identity by their age or occupation.

    #794442
    mustangrider
    Member

    hence the CR Posters thread….

    #794443
    quark2
    Member

    95 – ok, i will try to reconstruct my last post from memory.

    Basically, i had a couple of points.

    1. I said that i would delete that comment, and the entire thread, if i were able, because it was insulting to people.

    2. I also said that it makes no difference to me how you define the two groups. My point is, there are two groups. I said this multiple times.

    3. Not one person there actually commented on topic, and tried to address the issue that i brought up. Everyone just latched on to the way i portrayed the other group, even after i said many times that how you portray or describe it makes no difference to me.

    4. If you think that i am here to troll, just take a look at the ‘texting on shabbos (#1)’ and ‘why is tzitzis mandatory’ threads, and see my lengthy shticklach torah there.

    5. It doesn’t really matter to me if you think that i was trolling, since you are not a user on this site, rather you are staff (who generally doesn’t comment on topics)

    6. What gets me upset is that you let this person get away with this extremely demeaning and degrading comment, then you close the thread before i can give a good response, and then you prevent me from responding elsewhere. This is highly annoying

    (nelavim v’ainom olvim is a high Midas Chassidus btw)

    1. I wasn’t following the thread. But that is good.

    2. ok.

    3. Correct.

    4. The entire texting on shabbos thread was a troll thread.

    5. ok.

    6. sorry. I didn’t have anything to do with it. there are other mods.

    #794444
    quark2
    Member

    95 – 4. what about the tzitzis thread? (also even if it was a troll thread, my comments were serious, on that thread, to be melamad zechus)

    6. so you mods aren’t in communication with each other? I always thought that you had like an office or something. Guess you do it from your house, right? (silly me 🙂 )

    BTW the point of 3 was to demonstrate that many of the people there were trolling and trying to get me upset. So you are agreeing then?

    #794445
    quark2
    Member

    95 – btw it seems that you know which topics are “troll threads” and which aren’t. Perhaps you can fill me in, to prevent future error

    The ones which don’t make any sense and are calculated to get a rise out of people are the troll threads. Like asking why it is ok to text on shabbos.

    #794446
    quark2
    Member

    95

    7. Okay, but i just want to point something out to you. Even if the OP is trolling, that doesn’t nessecerily mean that everyone on that thread is trolling. Me and another user had a very serious discussion there about various sugyas in hilchos shabbos.

    #794447
    quark2
    Member

    95 – how do you recommend i go about trying to show that person the immense displeasure that i had with his inflammatory and vitriolic comments (which is 100% mutar lehalacha, see chafetz chaim)?

    BTW, are you one of the more “machmir” mods?

    #794448
    quark2
    Member

    ok. here you go. talk away

    #794449
    Busy As A Bee
    Participant

    This convo is funny quark it looks like ur talking to urself..

    can i ask what a “troll” thread is?

    #794450
    quark2
    Member

    Busy a ‘troll thread’ was a concept that one of the mods filled me in on (can’t you see the bold print?)

    #794456
    Peacemaker
    Member

    20%?!? What are you saying so bad so much??

    #794457

    I always think of the Mods as the police of the place.

    Or like the damp towel like say when you are a teenager and having fun with your friends but then your mother sticks her head in to say something, and then you’re like…ooh.

    #794458
    always here
    Participant

    always runs…~

    “Or like the damp towel…”: is that like the equivalent of a ‘wet blanket’?? 😉

    #794460
    quark2
    Member

    i tried to explain, but it got deleted. Anyway, it is less than 20%. just that 20% is the flip side of 80%, and someone said that 80% of my comments get deleted, and 20% stay, so i said its more like the opposite. But in reality its probably much less. just my comments on the tzitzis thread are probably like 30% of my comments here so far.

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