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Real Ataturk or Western-backed plot?
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100.       CANLI
5084 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:55 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

Well erm, yeah. Because the/some Easterners think ´we´ from the West have to adapt their ways and if we don´t like that, we have to go. Isn´t it? Biblical said: An eye for an eye? 

 

 Well,no

Having some where in the middle is the way i see it

Neither Westerns nor easterns have to go any where,we should and have to work it out,how to fit in with our own ways together.

Or else it would be true,the world cant fit for us both,its either yours or ours ?!

101.       lady in red
6947 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:55 pm

 

Quoting Elisabeth

 I just assumed this was a website based in the West.  Not that anyone should be purposefully insulted, but basically, if it is based in the West, then it would be predominately based on Western thought....silly me!  I am making WILD ASSUMPTIONS AGAIN!

 

Please don´t do that Elisabeth - wild assumptions are not acceptable - please control your assumptions.  Thank you

102.       CANLI
5084 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:56 pm

 

Quoting Elisabeth

 I just assumed this was a website based in the West.  Not that anyone should be purposefully insulted, but basically, if it is based in the West, then it would be predominately based on Western thought....silly me!  I am making WILD ASSUMPTIONS AGAIN!

 

 Ã guess cat should be the one who answer this ,but that is not what i have been told,or understood from the purpose of the site when first joint in.

Ýf it is the case,would be better add ´easterns are not welcome´

103.       catwoman
8933 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:57 pm

 

Quoting lady in red

Please don´t do that Elisabeth - wild assumptions are not acceptable - please control your assumptions.  Thank you

 

lol lol lol lol lol lol

you are a killer LIR!

104.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:58 pm

 

Quoting lady in red

Please don´t do that Elisabeth - wild assumptions are not acceptable - please control your assumptions.  Thank you

 

 You know what they say about assuming.....it makes an ASS out of U and ME!! {#lang_emotions_lol_fast}

105.       Trudy
7887 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 10:03 pm

 

Quoting CANLI

 Well,no

Having some where in the middle is the way i see it

Neither Westerns nor easterns have to go any where,we should and have to work it out,how to fit in with our own ways together.

Or else it would be true,the world cant fit for us both,its either yours or ours ?!

 

Like LIR said before, I too don´t want to insult on purpose but I have my (Dutch) way of speech and I don´t intend to change that because some ´softy´ can´t handle it. It´s very good I guess many of those people don´t live here, they would feel insulted 25/7 (!!) by our directness.

106.       Trudy
7887 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 10:05 pm

 

Quoting CANLI

 Ãf it is the case,would be better add ´easterns are not welcome´

 

A ridiculous statement. Assuming that a western based site has western ways of speech does not mean that easterners are not welcome. It only means that they might be surprised by manners they are not used to hear/see/read daily. 

107.       catwoman
8933 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 10:06 pm

 

Quoting Elisabeth

 I just assumed this was a website based in the West.  Not that anyone should be purposefully insulted, but basically, if it is based in the West, then it would be predominately based on Western thought....silly me!  I am making WILD ASSUMPTIONS AGAIN!

 

well, it is a website based in the west, but by it´s very nature we are a multicultural site. that means that both "easterners" and "westerners" should feel welcome here (I´m sorry about the western/eastern categorizations... it´s just used for the sake of simplicity here). all ideas can be freely expressed here, but personal attacks and personal labeling are outlawed here, so that there is space for exchanging ideas. as we see, sometimes words that for most westerners are completely innocent, can be taken as insulting for some other people, I think this is the east-west cultural barrier. that´s why, in a situation of a conflict, posts that do contain negative statements about character of another person will be subject to deletion. I hope that this will help us focus on ideas and not on childish insults and i hope that this will help us come closer. BOTH SIDES have to show some understanding and empathy and try to see through the words and get the meanings so that we can truly come closer together.

108.       Trudy
7887 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 10:07 pm

 

Quoting catwoman

posts that do contain negative statements about character of another person will be subject to deletion.

 

 It will be? It´s not a question anymore but a stated rule?

109.       catwoman
8933 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 10:09 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

 It will be? It´s not a question anymore but a stated rule?

 

Yes, but only in a situation of conflict. Otherwise, only overt insults will be deleted.

110.       CANLI
5084 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 10:13 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

A ridiculous statement. Assuming that a western based site has western ways of speech does not mean that easterners are not welcome. It only means that they might be surprised by manners they are not used to hear/see/read daily. 

 

 That is different

 

Quoting Elisabeth

 but basically, if it is based in the West, then it would be predominately based on Western thought....

 

That means will be monitored,ruled by Western´s thoughts,so it will be like us Easterns living in a foreigner country,and we have to adapt to it rules,and at the end they will complain from us because we dont fit in !

So it is not a ridiculous statement.

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