I in the past had joined expatwoman.com even though I am not a woman but thought it was an info site, so altruistically should not matter.
I recently posted a post for the first time as a result of some woman asking for advise because she was "Scared out her mind", http://www.expatwoman.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=edae3503f828ece320f627e85ccd03a7&threadid=14149Â N.B. If you want to comment on it, you have to register first which might take a day or so so you make sure you are qualified to comment.
Â I came to post as a result and gave advise and said that as the goal of this 'chat board' was to provide a link to this site as it will offer a more brad perspective of people's attitude than the 5/6 posts they get there.
Â However, this was deleted. As a result of this and the fact that another user had commented that 2 of her posts had been deleted byÂ giving her email. I started a threrad calledÂ "Censorship" asking what is exactly allowed and commented that how I could have done something bad.
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Now... enjoy !
This CENSORSHIP thread was deleted again. I then set up on called RULES. Askingto clarify the rules. I asked what is allowed and commented how such an action could be interpreted as going against the rules. I could it "somehow see some level on my first thread by mentioning the name of another site" as this DAMAGES THEIR COMMERCIAL INTERESTS, but then again is any action mentioning to go to a mall, Palm Tree or a bar cos "they will not be visiting Expatwoman as they otherwise might"
Apparently giving the location of somewhere to go is fine, a website is not; giving your number is probably OK giving your email? NOOOO ... where is the sense of these people. There should be some context and situations by which it should not be allowed but the defintion of the rules are being used in such a strict context you do not know if they are appropriate or not.
Â I finally mentioned, I wonder if this will be deleted again especially since I did not fell I had broken any rules.Â Within 30 minutes it had been deleted and have been subsiequently BANNED (maybe even reported to the LOCAL AUTHORITIES Oooooooooooohh)
Who knew the Gestapo and Â KGB is alive and well and is now called EXPATWOMAN.
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