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Discussion: MESSAGE BOARD PROTOCOL Update

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July 9, 2020
SSUSA Staff
3129 posts
MESSAGE BOARD PROTOCOL Update
OZ40 - What, if anything, were you thinking with your totally inappropriate political rant Thursday evening about the U.S. Supreme Court decision affecting Oklahoma? ... Yes, we are calling you out as a repeat offender now because we're tired of being on the receiving end of the complaints that actions like yours cause in our offices ... If you think you need to mount a public defense here, be very careful how you proceed ... You may also call us if you wish to take this private ... Up to you now how your future posting privileges play out ...

July 10, 2020
OZ40
544 posts
My bad. I wasn't aware that facts posted regarding decisions of our country's highest court posted under the 'General Discussion' Topic tab and directed at my senior softball brethren in Oklahoma violated the sanctity of the forum. Heck, even one of our bigger associations (SPA) is based in Oklahoma (Mustang, OK) My apologies to all the offended party's.
July 10, 2020
jfsully
82 posts
"be very careful how you proceed" WTF, is that a threat?

Now SSUSA is twitter, FB etc. Can you please explain to us what our opinions can be?
July 10, 2020
SSUSA Staff
3129 posts
OZ40 We are a SOFTBALL Association and operate under an exemption from income taxes under IRC 501(c)(4) ... As a condition of maintaining that exemption, we must refrain from involvement in political matters ... We explained this quite clearly in our "priority post" above just four (4) days ago>! ... The entire last paragraph of your post yesterday was an inappropriate opinion piece ... The public member posted response included "..This has nothing to do with softball. I find your posts inflammatory and offensive.." ... We, and multiple private member responses, concurred ...
jfsully With regard to your questions ... [1] Yes and [2] You may, of course, have as many opinions as you wish on any topic ... You may also post any of those which are specifically relevant, non-political in nature and limited to Senior Softball on this Message Board ... We are the sole judge of what content meets that criteria ...

July 10, 2020
OZ40
544 posts
Understood to a point. But as far as political goes, there is nothing that is supposed to be as apolitical in their duties as SCOTUS.

My thought is that aside from certain posts I find offensive but say nothing about....well never mind. Suffice it to say I don't believe as senior citizens and we have lived through and saw 60+ years of death, epidemics, plagues, manmade and natural disasters, riots, wars and destruction, but a sentence or two on a forum board can offend us. To me THAT is what's political . . . that said, as you say, it's your board, do as you wish with this whole thread.
July 10, 2020
SSUSA Staff
3129 posts
Thanks OZ40 ... "Staying with Softball" represents and is consistent with the stated desire of the overwhelming majority of the membership who chooses to comment to us ... There are multiple other public outlets available that cater to political opinion expression ... We're just not going to be one of them ... Thanks ...

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