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Every time I see a thread or post removed by a moderator from any forum and then someones bitches about it I think of the following movie scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

MODERATOR: Old woman!
DENNIS: Man!
MODERATOR: Old Man, sorry. What trolls live in that forum over there?
DENNIS: I'm thirty seven.
MODERATOR: What?
DENNIS: I'm thirty seven -- I'm not old!
MODERATOR: Well, I can't just call you `Man'.
DENNIS: Well, you could say `Dennis'.
MODERATOR: Well, I didn't know you were called `Dennis.'
DENNIS: Well, you didn't bother to find out, did you?
MODERATOR: I did say sorry about the `old woman,' but from the behind
you looked--
DENNIS: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an inferior!
MODERATOR: Well, I AM a Moderator...
DENNIS: Oh Moderator, eh, very nice. An' how'd you get that, eh? By
exploitin' the workers -- by 'angin' on to outdated imperialist dogma
which perpetuates the economic an' social differences in our society!
If there's ever going to be any progress--
WOMAN: Dennis, there's some lovely filth down here. Oh -- how d'you do?
MODERATOR: How do you do, good lady. I am Moderator, Moderator of the Trolls.
Who's forum is that?
WOMAN: Moderator of the who?
MODERATOR: The Trolls.
WOMAN: Who are the Trolls?
MODERATOR: Well, we all are. we're all Trolls and I am your Moderator.
WOMAN: I didn't know we had a Moderator. I thought we were an autonomous
collective.
DENNIS: You're fooling yourself. We're posting in a dictatorship.
A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes--
WOMAN: Oh there you go, bringing class into it again.
DENNIS: That's what it's all about if only people would--
MODERATOR: Please, please good people. I am in haste. Who moderates
in that forum?
WOMAN: No one moderates there.
MODERATOR: Then who is your moderator?
WOMAN: We don't have a moderator.
MODERATOR: What?
DENNIS: I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take
it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.
MODERATOR: Yes.
DENNIS: But all the decision of that officer have to be ratified
at a special biweekly meeting.
MODERATOR: Yes, I see.
DENNIS: By a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs,--
MODERATOR: Be quiet!
DENNIS: --but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more--
MODERATOR: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
WOMAN: Order, eh -- who does he think he is?
MODERATOR: I am your Moderator!
WOMAN: Well, I didn't vote for you.
MODERATOR: You don't vote for Moderators.
WOMAN: Well, 'ow did you become a Moderator then?
MODERATOR: The Lady of the Lake,
[angels sing]
her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur
from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I,
Moderator, was to carry Excalibur.
[singing stops]
That is why I am your Moderator!
DENNIS: Listen -- strange women lying in ponds distributing swords
is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power
derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical
aquatic ceremony.
MODERATOR: Be quiet!
DENNIS: Well you can't expect to wield supreme executive power
just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
MODERATOR: Shut up!
DENNIS: I mean, if I went around sayin' I was an empereror just
because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they'd
put me away!
MODERATOR: Shut up! Will you shut up!
DENNIS: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.
MODERATOR: Shut up!
DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system!
HELP! HELP! I'm being repressed!
MODERATOR: Bloody peasant!
DENNIS: Oh, what a give away. Did you here that, did you here that,
eh? That's what I'm on about -- did you see him repressing me,
you saw it didn't you?
 
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