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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
deleted on 06/02/2012 09:45:55 MDT Print View

When a thread gets deleted it sure would be nice if BPL could give a reason why instead of just deleting and not saying anything about anything. This is my point on this whole thread that just goes badly shortly after this post.

Would BPL be so considerate to let us know why they do the things they do.

Edited by kthompson on 06/23/2012 08:07:10 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Censorship again at BPL on 06/02/2012 09:53:09 MDT Print View

Maybe the progression into MILF?

Don't google it

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
deleted on 06/02/2012 10:12:26 MDT Print View

deleted

Edited by kthompson on 06/23/2012 07:48:59 MDT.

John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
"Censorship again at BPL" on 06/02/2012 10:30:54 MDT Print View

Maybe because any prospective MLifers might think twice about paying after finding and reading the thread?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
deleted on 06/02/2012 10:36:56 MDT Print View

deleted

Edited by kthompson on 06/23/2012 07:49:33 MDT.

John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
"Censorship again at BPL" on 06/02/2012 10:44:57 MDT Print View

Sorry, my mistake. I was thinking you were refering to another thread on the same topic.
Fred

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: "Censorship again at BPL" on 06/02/2012 11:03:16 MDT Print View

Yeah if you search "is mlife worth it" and you click on the posts that come up you'll get a little message.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
deleted on 06/02/2012 11:06:57 MDT Print View

deleted

Edited by kthompson on 06/23/2012 07:50:05 MDT.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: "Censorship again at BPL" on 06/02/2012 11:53:00 MDT Print View

I read the thread so how was it only viewable to mlifers. Deleting over the latest post would be an excuse to dump an unpopular thread.

That cottage stagnation thread will probably disappear too..lol.

Edited by jshann on 06/02/2012 12:18:06 MDT.

Chris C
(cvcass) - MLife

Locale: State of Jefferson
gone on 06/02/2012 12:24:11 MDT Print View

I am pretty sure that thread was in "General Backpacking Discussion" or whatever..but yes it appears to be gone.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
deleted on 06/02/2012 12:58:59 MDT Print View

deleted

Edited by kthompson on 06/23/2012 07:50:35 MDT.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: "Censorship again at BPL" on 06/02/2012 13:05:47 MDT Print View

Here is everything except the last four posts.

http://tinyurl.com/6nfnosn

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
deleted on 06/02/2012 14:20:07 MDT Print View

deleted

Edited by kthompson on 06/23/2012 07:55:34 MDT.

John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
Censorship at BPL on 06/02/2012 14:46:47 MDT Print View

http://tinyurl.com/6nfnosn
That is the thread I was thinking of.
Anyway, having not looked at this site for a few months, can't say after a browse that I've missed much.
There's more information, articles and infotainment on a single Gossamer Gear newsletter than you get here in a year.
I don't think anyone will be hearing from Ryan Jordan in a while either. MIA.
Terrible shame. There's nothing worse that a great idea executed badly. What a waste.
Ciao, Fred.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Censorship again at BPL on 06/02/2012 17:56:04 MDT Print View

I suspect that management decided this discussion shouldn't be visible to nonmembers. The similar discussions in the Members Only/Life Members Only sections are evidently still intact (so far, anyway).

Considering that the deleted thread has been going on for several years and that everyone has already read it, I'm not too sure that deleting it was a wise policy--the "damage" has been done. It could have been locked instead, which would have meant its fading away quietly in just a few hours. Deleting it has only called more attention to it! I just hope that management read the whole thing first!

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Censorship again at BPL on 06/02/2012 18:18:51 MDT Print View

So much for "community".

BPL has finally fallen victim to the entropic degeneration of online community. Without its core, it'll lose its cohesion. I've been both a moderator and member if several communities that imploded like that, and unless the creators step in to infuse new life into it, it will inexorably fall apart.

BPL would do well to take a look at the GG newsletter model if they want to remain a business and have control of the information that's presented. If they'd prefer to let "members" be autunomous and act as a community, then they'd be wise not to interfere too often in what members want to talk about. They can't do both, unless they are willing to hear and see the less favorable and more critical side of what members want to say. Considering that these are PAYING members, discussing WHAT THEY PAID FOR, I think it is particularly inappropriate that the thread was deleted, I don't care how "unfavorable" the discussion was. Members are dissatisfied. As a business owner who depends on the payment of the customers, the management's response should have been to address the discontent, not try to silence it. Silencing will only make the dissatisfied members more dissatisfied.

Michael L
(mpl_35) - MLife

Locale: The Palouse
Kens fault? :P on 06/02/2012 18:35:47 MDT Print View

Did mr Thompson question the powers that be one too many times?

Not a good move. The deleting that is-not ken t asking for promises to be met.

Not looking good. Miguel makes some good points....

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Censorship again at BPL on 06/02/2012 18:39:17 MDT Print View

Miguel! +2!

Adam Kilpatrick
(oysters) - MLife

Locale: South Australia
Re: Censorship again at BPL on 06/02/2012 19:24:22 MDT Print View

+3

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
deleted on 06/02/2012 19:35:32 MDT Print View

deleted

Edited by kthompson on 06/23/2012 07:54:16 MDT.