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Scottish actor Campbell Morrison dies at 55 (January 2008)

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Nick Harvey Founding member West Country (East) Points West
jrothwell97 posted:
However, death is always a sensitive topic, which is why I believe this bickering should stop as soon as a system is fully decided on. It's not exactly nice to have a tribute to a dead TV star leading into a political flame war.

I'm sorry, but I just cannot agree with this overly simplistic view that because somebody's dead they have to have been wonderful.

Let's take somebody that, probably, most of us would agree wasn't particularly nice, Adolf Hitler.

Would we all say the sort of wonderful things about him in his obituary thread that we appear to think we need to say about some average television actor?

This is the crux of the matter, as far as I'm concerned; and the crux that requires separate threads for separate people.
JR
jrothwell97 Meridian (South East) South Today
Nick Harvey posted:
jrothwell97 posted:
However, death is always a sensitive topic, which is why I believe this bickering should stop as soon as a system is fully decided on. It's not exactly nice to have a tribute to a dead TV star leading into a political flame war.

I'm sorry, but I just cannot agree with this overly simplistic view that because somebody's dead they have to have been wonderful.

Let's take somebody that, probably, most of us would agree wasn't particularly nice, Adolf Hitler.

Would we all say the sort of wonderful things about him in his obituary thread that we appear to think we need to say about some average television actor?

This is the crux of the matter, as far as I'm concerned; and the crux that requires separate threads for separate people.


Mercifully, Adolf Hitler died probably even before you were born, Lord Harvey.

You do have a very good point: when we come to more controversial characters: say, Bernard Manning or, quite recently Jeremy Beadle (I know he's not dead, but he is quite unwell) the single-thread system really comes into its own.
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Nick Harvey Founding member West Country (East) Points West
tvarksouthwest posted:
Have a look now.

My point about the availablilty of the original poster (or a moderator) is proven there.

It took Simon two hours and twenty-six minutes from the original suggestion to making that amendment.

Quite a few Whiteleys could have shuffled off this mortal coil in that time.

jrothwell97 posted:
Mercifully, Adolf Hitler died probably even before you were born, Lord Harvey.

Not quite, but I'll let you off.
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tvarksouthwest
Nick Harvey posted:
It took Simon two hours and twenty-six minutes from the original suggestion to making that amendment.

Because I was out, that's why.
JR
jrothwell97 Meridian (South East) South Today
tvarksouthwest posted:
Nick Harvey posted:
It took Simon two hours and twenty-six minutes from the original suggestion to making that amendment.

Because I was out, that's why.

There's no reason why a moderator couldn't have made that adjustment, however.
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Nick Harvey Founding member West Country (East) Points West
tvarksouthwest posted:
Because I was out, that's why.

Exactly.

And I'm sure you have no intention of staying in permanently, just in case somebody snuffs it, do you?

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