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In the old days articles
which were "controversial" were allowed to run for a page or three
then closed down. Now they are not even opened for discussion, we understood
why they got closed down before; I cannot remember anyone proposing they run and
To me this site is all about the good articles which has not changed and the comments which has changed. So I will not now read any articles I cannot comment on, this is not some sort of protest, this is not some sort of sit in or whatever. To me it just seems a logical step; I don't want anyone to do what I am doing, the rest of you may be happy to read about it here and comment elsewhere.
The last time this happened months back. I reposted the sites article and we commented on the article there, I was asked not to do that, so I haven't again. I think if someone tried to precis an article or do their own for the Pub it would get closed down as well and I would agree with them there if we had already had our say in the main article. I respect the decision they have made, but I don't think they realise that once you go start to go done this road, more and more articles will come under the "controversial" heading, a forum thrives on its comments not the lack of them.