This morning, I received the following message from the Expat Forum:
As you can see here, I spent the last hours of my life, poking fun at the censorship of the Expat Forum moderators. My last visitor message, that I put up while Europe slept, was this:
This was after a series of visitor messages (all deleted). I take pride, though, in only having one infraction, for putting up a French post (in the Nanaimo Cookie thread) which is a violation of Rule #6. Moderators can’t read foreign languages so they have a strict zero tolerance for them.
Here are the admittedly abusive messages that I wrote in my visitor messages (as you know, the Tax Forum where I was a frequent contributer is now closed), all of which were deleted by JoJo or siobhanwf :
“A stitch in time saves nine.”
“Give me liberty or give me death.” Patrick Henry
In Canada a knit cap is called a tuque; an Eskimo is called an “Inuit”.
“How do you catch a squirrel? Climb a tree and act like a nut.”
Once there was an Expat Forum Moderator whose husband, on his way to work, said, “Look, over there is a can of paint, please paint the living room.” She said, “I don’t know how to paint.” So he says, “Look, just follow the instructions on the side of the can.” So he comes home and she is painting away, but he notices that she has her parka and her fur coat on, sweating and getting paint all over her beautiful coat. So her husband says, “Why are you wearing your parka and your fur coat.” “Because,” she says, “The paint can says ‘best if applied with two coats’”.
Why did the Expat Forum Moderator cross the road? An Expat Forum Moderator doesn’t have to explain her actions.
How many Expat Forum Moderators does it take to change a light bulb? THAT’S NOT FUNNY!
We started a Nainamo cookie recipe thread, but it was smothered in a heavy helping of censorship. They took down that thread. Meanwhile, I think the last straw was my complaints in private messages to siobhanwf about the ban of French language. Sure they have rule #6, but I am Canadien writing in Canada, don’t I have the right to write in French? No, said he. You agreed to rule #6 when you signed up to the Expat Forum. So I responded thus,
HI Mr. siobhanwf: It may be true that the Expat Forum has a rule #6, but I am writing from Canada. Therefore, je crois (I believe) that French language rights trump your rule. I suggest if you want to do further business in Canada that you realize that it is improper to sanction a person in Canada who choses to use the French language. It can lead to bad dreams in which Pierre Trudeau visits you and speaks only French.
In any case, I was wondering how many points I can actually get before my account is suspended. I mean, if I get points on against my drivers license I could lose the privilege to drive. It seems that I have no longer any right to put up visitor messages, because all my visitor messages have been erased by either you or JoJokins. Just let me know.
I don’t know whether they feared the Trudeau curse, or whether they didn’t like my affectionate name for JoJo. Perhaps it was my company name, my old ID at the Expat Forum, which was subject to ban after two months, because it violated Rule #11. Apparently my flaunting of Rule #11 in a private message is the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Hey folks, I’m cut up about this. Really. Please light a candle for me when you say your prayers.