Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Response from the Ignorant Twits at A&E's Message Boards

After posting my previous blog entry entitled Arbitrary and Capricious Censorship at A&E's Message Boards, I posted a comment in the same thread where one of my comments was deleted and directed the powers that be at A&E TV to my previous blog entry. Astonishingly, one of the ignorant twits at A&E TV with the alias "aetv_dlg" responded in that same thread:
I saw the removed post. You started it off by insulting the person to whom you responded, and that is why it was removed. The content of the post was not the issue, it was the name-calling that was. If you would like to repost your thoughts without the name-calling and insults, it will not be removed.
Needless to say, I have no intention of reposting my thoughts on the original topic at the A&E forum and deferring to the arbitrary and capricious censorship of the ignorant twits who run the place. Those who are interested in what I had to say on the original topic can follow the link to my blog post where I did my best to reconstitute my original post in its uncensored form.

A brief survey of the A&E Hoarders forum will reveal all sorts of name calling and mean-spirited insults, and it is patently absurd that I should not be allowed to call someone who has misquoted me an ignorant twit. To wit, ignorant is an adjective that is defined at Dictionary.com as follows:
1. lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man.
2. lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics.
3. uninformed; unaware.
4. due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement.
I'm having a hard time figuring out which one of these definitions does not apply to the person who misquoted me at A&E as well as to the people who censored me. As for the term "twit," this is sort of a slang term, and the best definition that I found for it was at Merriam Webster, which describes a twit as "a silly annoying person." This term also applies to the person who misquoted me at A&E as well as the people who censored me.

I enjoyed contributing at the A&E message boards, but I think that they got the better end of the deal in getting no less than 50 high quality posts from me, free of charge. The fact that they chose to censor me tells me that they don't appreciate what I brought to the party, and I can't help but wonder how many other thoughtful posters have been censored at A&E without good cause. Of course, I will probably never know because the ignorant twits at A&E see fit to disappear quality posts like mine, purportedly because they "start off with an insult," while leaving all sorts of other mean-spirited discourse untouched.

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