Why Are Anti-Gay Members Allowed to Remain Here?

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    Feb 27, 2015 6:14 AM GMT
    Just curious why the administration allows certainly anti-gay members to be here. I would think that when a member's posts are almost 100% intended to bash gay people they would just ban them. I won't say this member's name but his initials are SOUTHBEACH. Opps! icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 27, 2015 6:39 AM GMT
    Well, I'll tell you what southbeach1500 himself claimed years ago, when I first joined RJ and wondered the same thing as you do.

    He said he was too valuable to RJ to ever get banned. He bragged he caused controversy that generated added site activity. And that in turn helps to set higher advertising rates, versus a low-activity site. Even though RJ had a 2-tier membership plan at that time, free and paid-premium, the real money came from online advertising dollars, as is true across most of the Internet.

    Nevertheless SB was suspended a number of times, on one occasion for posting personal information about a member he had dug up in violation of TOS/TOU, and which endangered that guy's security. Veteran members like you will remember those incidents, if you were active in the forums back then. But his account was never permanently deleted, and he always was allowed to return after a while.

    Suggesting that maybe his claim about being indispensable to this site is true. If you violate nearly every TOU rule this site has, and are clearly anti-gay, what other justification is there for not being removed?
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    Feb 27, 2015 8:21 AM GMT
    I kind of wonder too. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 27, 2015 8:30 AM GMT
    They're closet homos, give them time and they'll come out under another screen name icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 27, 2015 9:13 AM GMT
    GameOver said
    They're closet homos, give them time and they'll come out under another screen name icon_wink.gif

    Well, I dunno. And since you just became a member a day ago I wonder if you can authoritatively make that statement.

    I've been here going on 7 years, and I haven't seen any change in SB or any of the other perennial bad boys here. I'm not sure they're gay at all, closeted or not. I still think my initial appraisal nearly 7 years ago was correct - some of these disruptive guys here have a political agenda, and it's not to benefit gays, that's very obvious.

    You may have noticed that they never discuss a personal gay issue related to them, as many of us do here. Nor mention having attended a gay event or activity. Or really anything gay.

    It's just US Right Wing political propaganda and attacks on gays and our gay supporters & allies that they post here. Now why would someone join a gay health & fitness site to do that?

    I think the answer is rather self-evident, and it isn't because any of them are closeted.
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    Feb 27, 2015 9:16 AM GMT
    ^ Nah, just internet trolls. I haven't been around these boards long though.
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    Feb 27, 2015 9:20 AM GMT
    GameOver said^ Nah, just internet trolls. I haven't been around these boards long though.

    Do stick around, you'll see the pattern.
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    Feb 27, 2015 12:30 PM GMT
    It seems like an equal anti opportunity environment.
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    Feb 27, 2015 2:17 PM GMT
    GameOver said^ Nah, just internet trolls. I haven't been around these boards long though.


    Nope. He is not a troll. I too have been here for many years and there is a very recognizable pattern being followed by this guy. Sorry but trolls are not that consistent. A troll will say and do anything to get attention, like that stupid Cody queen. Southbeach has a very strict political agenda and that agenda is being anti-gay EVERYTHING.
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    Feb 27, 2015 3:36 PM GMT
    Maybe he'll do that after they release a mobile app, and add a video chat feature.
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    Feb 27, 2015 3:41 PM GMT
    for the same reason racists, misogynists, biphobics and anti-theists are 'allowed to remain here'. can't take it? icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 27, 2015 3:42 PM GMT
    Radd saidJust curious why the administration allows certainly anti-gay members to be here. I would think that when a member's posts are almost 100% intended to bash gay people they would just ban them. I won't say this member's name but his initials are SOUTHBEACH. Opps! icon_eek.gif

    So in your world, being a fiscal conservative, being against this Administration, being against Obama, being against Obamacare, etc. means you're anti-gay? Can you clarify or point to specific anti-gay messages Southbeach has posted?
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    Feb 27, 2015 3:48 PM GMT
    43rueperronet said
    Radd saidJust curious why the administration allows certainly anti-gay members to be here. I would think that when a member's posts are almost 100% intended to bash gay people they would just ban them. I won't say this member's name but his initials are SOUTHBEACH. Opps! icon_eek.gif


    The better question is what gives RJ members the ok to bash gay conservative men. How are these posts 100 percent intended to bash gays? This is just another attempt to demonize SB and his conservative views.


    I do not get involved in the political forums but SB is well aware of the fact that many of his viewpoints are not in line with the general population of RJ and in many cases are unappreciated. He has chosen to exercise his right to freedom of speech and express unpopular opinions.

    In doing so, he has entered into a tacit agreement to expect and accept whatever backlash may occur. As a grown Man he is obviously able and willing to take it in order to express a POV that he feels for reasons of his own must be expressed.

    He is not being bashed for entering a community that does not for the most part fall into line with his way of thinking and intentionally lighting a spark near a tinder box. The responses are what he is looking for, if they were not be would have left long ago.

    It IS possible to find some merit with members even if one is diametrically opposed philosophically.

    I personally do not believe SB is anti-Gay but has very specific rules he prefers to live by that he does not see in the general Gay population.
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    Feb 27, 2015 4:00 PM GMT
    43rueperronet said
    CODY4U saidfor the same reason racists, misogynists, biphobics and anti-theists are 'allowed to remain here'. can't take it? icon_lol.gif



    Let's add alcoholics and straight men who HID in the closet for 50 years to that list that are "allowed to remain here".


    yes, let's! being an alcoholic or a straight man who hid in the closet for 50 years just isn't enough to restrict someone's freedom of speech.

    je suis Southbeach.
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    Feb 27, 2015 4:01 PM GMT
    43rueperronet said
    Radd saidJust curious why the administration allows certainly anti-gay members to be here. I would think that when a member's posts are almost 100% intended to bash gay people they would just ban them. I won't say this member's name but his initials are SOUTHBEACH. Opps! icon_eek.gif


    The better question is what gives RJ members the ok to bash gay conservative men. How are these posts 100 percent intended to bash gays? This is just another attempt to demonize SB and his conservative views.


    Sounds like you're reaching. He didn't say anything about SB's alleged conservative views on political matters as the basis for his claim.

    I don't think he is anti-gay and I think it's inappropriate to create such a thread.