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    This is a forum... if a thread is inappropriate delete it. If you personally find it offensive don't read it.
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    This forum is Moderated by consensus.

    I found the thread inappropriate but while I have the power to delete it I recognize that my feelings alone are not just enough reason to enact that power. So I asked the other Mods for opinions and Alexis chose to see if any members found it offensive. I posted my objections because they were asked for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantAKiss View Post
    I think you can discuss the tragedy and trends of mass murder events without outlining the gore in such graphic detail. That's not needed to make a point. Its more sensationalism than points of discussion.

    yep. totally agree. a listing of the names would've been fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantAKiss View Post
    I think you can discuss the tragedy and trends of mass murder events without outlining the gore in such graphic detail. That's not needed to make a point. Its more sensationalism than points of discussion.
    Quote Originally Posted by jiana54 View Post
    yep. totally agree. a listing of the names would've been fine.

    agree also.
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    Personally, I have always found it annoying when people just cut and paste large volumes of information and post it. Seeing a large list of names does not help me comprehend the causes of these attacks anymore than a listing of all the dead would help me understand the political situation that resulted in World War II. As to if I find it offensive don't read it - I have to read it to find it offensive and by that time its already too late- I'm already offended or I have realized I've wasted my time reading a senseless list. I either already remember the incident or if I don't the list merely tells a list of victim names which I find serves no purpose. This is just my opinion - but I'm sticking to it.

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    This is a forum... if a thread is inappropriate delete it. If you personally find it offensive don't read it.
    I agree with that but there is no warning in the topic title that there is graphic description in the text, not giving the reader a chance to "not read it" until they are already there.

    As to if I find it offensive don't read it - I have to read it to find it offensive and by that time its already too late
    Most people make a note there for things like graphic text or pics or if there are tons of pics as a warning for dial-up users.

    Personally I see such gruesome detail as being more sensational or for "gross out" factor than essential for discussion.
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    Here's an idea... edit the topic title. "This is probably going to offend you...". That seems to be the consensus.
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    maybe you dont quite understand why people are offended. maybe we should cover how they maximze there "kill", lol you digust me.

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