12-06-2013, 01:10 AM
Re: Nelson Mandela
Now we are in the Lodge Den; reason is simple, these threads are only viewed by registered members not visitors to the forum.
I am going to say something and I will not argue it. I am writing as an administrator and a moderator not as just another member, I do hope you can make a distinction between the two positions from which I interact within the forum group.
This thread started out as a post from a member who in good faith was expressing a sentiment over another persons death. The deceased had, to say the least, an extraordinary life.
It is absolutely sad that a thread like this can not run without turning into a debate or without being steered into some digression with no bearing on the sentiment of the original post.
Yes this a fly fishing forum and perhaps I should never have thought for even a fleeting second that a thread like this could have a short but peaceful existence here.
For members who have expressed thoughts that this should have never been posted how bout if we do this; no topic, none at all that does not have something to do with fly fishing? Think about that for a bit will you. No Merry Christmas posts because they may offend someone who does not believe in the Birth Of Christ, how bout that? How about no Happy Easter, because some member may be offended by that. What about when one of our former Presidents passes away, how bout if we argue over that because he wasn't from the group we vote for? Then there are all of our National holidays held in observance of one group or another, I'm sure someone won't like a thread honoring a group that they may not support...................
And on and on. Why in God's name not leave something alone if it isn't your cup of tea? Please don't just tell me that it is your right to disagree, please. Why not remain silent and risk being thought a fool rather than to say things that will remove all doubt?
I really didn't expect this thread to go like this, I find it disappointing.
Last edited by Ard Stetts; 12-06-2013 at 02:36 AM.