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Or am I a moron?

Or both?
Yup, it's gone.

http://www.gog.com/forum/general/hugo_chavez_is_finally_gone
Should we make a "The thread about Hugo Chavez being finally gone is finally gone" thread?
interesting... its almost like some south american dictator is controlling freedom of expression via gog from the grave... too soon?
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Adzeth: Should we make a "The thread about Hugo Chavez being finally gone is finally gone" thread?
We already did, but that's gone too.

(joking)
I was wondering about it myself right about now, but I didn't want to create a thread.

Why did this happen? Does GOG not want political discussion on it's forums? Or did it get trolled so badly they had to cut it out? Because as far as I could read yesterday, arguments were still reasonable.
What the hell was going on in that thread? did I miss something?
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P1na: I was wondering about it myself right about now, but I didn't want to create a thread.

Why did this happen? Does GOG not want political discussion on it's forums? Or did it get trolled so badly they had to cut it out? Because as far as I could read yesterday, arguments were still reasonable.
It wasn't exactly reasonable but it wasn't that bad. And even the bad threads tend to get locked, not deleted. The OP probably asked a mod to delete it out of embarrassment.
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P1na: I was wondering about it myself right about now, but I didn't want to create a thread.

Why did this happen? Does GOG not want political discussion on it's forums? Or did it get trolled so badly they had to cut it out? Because as far as I could read yesterday, arguments were still reasonable.
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Darling_Jimmy: It wasn't exactly reasonable but it wasn't that bad. And even the bad threads tend to get locked, not deleted. The OP probably asked a mod to delete it out of embarrassment.
Embarrasment? So the guy was a good dictactor or did I miss something? (FYI, I don't know squat about Hugo Chavez)
Pretty shocked over this. Never thought GOG would censor a thread because of political content.
Chavez' reputation as a dictator comes from his antipathy towards the US and the media's representation of him there. It's a sad fact that any administration that openly opposes the US will be destroyed...ahem, I mean gets branded as a dictatorship (just kidding about the 'destroyed' bit, of course).

The truth is that the situation in Venezuela is fucked up in many more ways than just Hugo Chavez. It was fucked up well before Chavez came along. And while he did a lot to help the economic situation within Venezuela itself, he also directed far too much hatred towards the US than would otherwise diplomatically be advisable. He was also massively arrogant to the point of megalomania, but then the same could be said of people like Newt Gingrich. Chavez allying himself with Cuba, Iran and Syria was more to do with his ideological hatred of America than it was about common interests.

I think history will respect him for his domestic social policies, look upon him as a textbook example of how NOT to do foreign policy, and opinion will always remain divided on his broader economic policies. If anything, he did a lot to unite South America and reduce poverty in the country - that much has been proven.
Post edited March 07, 2013 by jamyskis
I noticed it right when it happened. If I had just joined I wouldn't have been suprised but I've seen MUCH worse not get pulled which is what floors me. Maybe it was my Chevy Chase reference?
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Nirth: Embarrasment? So the guy was a good dictactor or did I miss something? (FYI, I don't know squat about Hugo Chavez)
That much was obvious as soon as you referred to a democratically elected President as a dictator. :P

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_chavez
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Nirth: Embarrasment? So the guy was a good dictactor or did I miss something? (FYI, I don't know squat about Hugo Chavez)
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Darling_Jimmy: That much was obvious as soon as you referred to a democratically elected President as a dictator. :P

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_chavez
Dick Nixon was a democratically elected dictator, lets start a thread about him and see if that gets pulled. :P
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P1na: I was wondering about it myself right about now, but I didn't want to create a thread.

Why did this happen? Does GOG not want political discussion on it's forums? Or did it get trolled so badly they had to cut it out? Because as far as I could read yesterday, arguments were still reasonable.
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Darling_Jimmy: It wasn't exactly reasonable but it wasn't that bad. And even the bad threads tend to get locked, not deleted. The OP probably asked a mod to delete it out of embarrassment.
That's what I meant, yes. At worst, it made some people try to inform themselves better, I saw no reason for deletion.