Posted by Dinah on November 26, 2002, at 4:53:08
In reply to Re: only a PBC, posted by Dr. Bob on November 26, 2002, at 4:14:31
Dr. Bob, I understand your reluctance to delete posts. However, I also know that you do so when you think a thread has gotten out of hand. In my opinion, that entire thread was out of hand from the first post by alphamale and should be deleted starting with his first post.
I hesitate to bring additional attention to a thread that I find rather upsetting. I don't believe that anyone who reads this board could possibly see any of it as falling within the civility guidelines, so I'm not sure that it serves any purpose in clarifying limits. I don't see how leaving it up helps anyone, and it hurts everyone involved. Indeed, such an exchange can be upsetting even to the reader. For some reason, I have always felt safer on the board knowing that there were limits to what could be said. Leaving posts like these up while blocking posters for one week makes me feel a bit less safe here. You've deleted posts before, and ones that were less inflammatory than these.
I haven't been around long enough to know if there has been precedent for this personal sort of exchange on the board, but I don't believe it belongs on Psychobabble. (BTW, I doubt that anyone would object to being deprived of the ability to contribute to this particular process.)
At the very least, could you blank out parts of all posts involved?
Just my opinion, and I realize that others will have different ones.