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    • CommentAuthorAlexa_D
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008 edited
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    http://www.secularstudents.org/node/1933

    Alright, I get that Rupert Murdoch owns MySpace. I get that it's privately-owned and the First Amendment does not apply. But hell, you know he wouldn't have even tried this shit on gay MySpacers.
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      CommentAuthorpKone
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
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    The best thing would be to reform on Facebook.com and screw MySpace out of another 35,000 active members ; )
    • CommentAuthorAlexa_D
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
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    pKone, your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
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    i use that quote constantly
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008 edited
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    Utterly insane, but still, that press release spins things a bit much. It seems the site was initially hacked in late November and has been out of commission since then. As to the refusal to undelete them, this appears to be how it went down. And from there, in response to the Secular Students press release, the full FAQ from the group owner himself.

    So Murdoch didn't descend from on high and decree they be removed, at least not out of the blue like that press release would spin it. Beyond that, I could speculate, but really, I don't want to rage on this first thing in the morning.
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    I can't believe people get upset about stuff like this...

    That place is a pain, I hate keeping up with it but...

    Early this month, MySpace again deleted the Atheist and Agnostic Group (35,000 members). This deletion, due largely to complaints from people who find atheism offensive, marks the second time MySpace has cancelled the group since November 2007.

    Let's see if the group is stupid enough to start it up a third time.

    "Hey Rupert, let's wait 'til they get 50,000 next time - that'll fuck with 'em"
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008 edited
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    Never mind, I'm an idiot.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008 edited
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    Honestly, I only go to MySpace to find out what the people I buy stuff from (Bands, Writers, Artists, Comedians, etc) are up to. As a social network, it's total crap.

    Everybody else can reach me on my phone or direct e-mail.
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    This deletion, due largely to complaints from people who find atheism offensive

    The internet is not for people of differing points of view. Can't I set my filters so I only get pure, clean Christian news?

    Really, if these people find the very notion of Atheism offensive I'm pretty sure five minutes wandering Whitechapel would make them explode.
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
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    My only question is, what happens to athiests after you delete them?
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008 edited
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    Where do atheist go after you delete them?


    It's like porn, you can delete all you want, but it's still lurking around somewhere out there.
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    My Myspace barely even works today anyway, it won't even let me in to fix typos.
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    My Myspace barely even works today anyway, it won't even let me in to fix typos.

    How is this different from every other day on myspace?
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      CommentAuthorARES
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
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    What’s unique in this case is that the Atheist and Agnostic Group was the largest collection of organized atheists in the world.
    If this is true, I think Baby Jesus just won.
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    <blockquote>How is this different from every other day on myspace?</blockquote>
    Apparently the official Myspace policy on going into your <i>own blog</i> to fix <i>your own typos</i> is from the Book of Revelations:

    <i>If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:</i>

    <i> And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.</i>

    So yeah, I see what you're saying. For about eight hours today my post was stuck with the word "realty" instead of "reality" and it was beyond infuriating, but at least I'm going to the holy city or something. For about eight hours, because I finally fixed the damn thing.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
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    The internet is not for people of differing points of view. Can't I set my filters so I only get pure, clean Christian news?

    If you find a way, let us know. I'll use the opposite settings for mine.
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    I've gotten a couple of friends off myspace (which is an ordeal in its own right) and onto livejournal or tumblr or twitter or flickr, depending on what they actually used their account for. A great many people think that myspace is the easiest way to host photos or write a journal/keep in touch with people. When they see that there are services that do what they want with far more user friendly interfaces they move on. There are better options out there that don't make you want to find Tom and beat him with homeless people.
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    Early this month, MySpace again deleted the Atheist and Agnostic Group (35,000 members). This deletion, due largely to complaints from people who find atheism offensive, marks the second time MySpace has cancelled the group since November 2007.


    Oh, so they find Atheism offensive. As if believing that a virgin gave birth to the son of a invisible perfect man in the sky or that seventy two virgins are waiting for you if you blow yourself up for jihad makes you a jolly human being, and those who don't believe in it are idiots. You want to believe in that? No problem, hey, it's a crazy world and life is a mistery. But leave the rest of us alone.

    But like Jonathan said, it's MySpace. That place is indeed a pain and I barely log in.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
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    I met someone who said that the way to stop receiving MySpace spam was to not log in for weeks at a time. I don't know if it works or not, but I told him it's probably better for his health anyway.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
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    Reasonable amount of sense to that in that you don't show up in the recent users stuff, and its not worth the effort to dig past that point.