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Stephen Ewen's Decision

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by Devdas, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. Devdas

    Devdas Senior Member
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    Folks,

    GO TO INDIA FOR MEDSCHOOL thread is closed for political reasons by the International Forums moderator Stephen Ewen.

    As the Founder of this thread, I am deeply hurt by the unnecessary premature 'Killing' of the useful thread to many International students who were planning to go to india for medical education.

    I agree there were some immature posts by some patriotic members of both countries.The right thing is to delete those particular 'acidic' posts instead of closing the useful thread!
    Fighting in the thread between indians and pakistanis should not be taken seriously....it is a regular day-day event in the asian sub-continent.It is happening for the past several decades.I think Stephen is too sensitive :D

    Do you think that 'killing' the GO TO INDIA FOR MEDSCHOOL'is a RIGHT DECISION by Stephen Ewen?
     
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  3. carddr

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    :confused: This had to be a hard call...at first glance I would say now that's not right, that is if I understood your statements as to the reasons. Stephen should be the moderator/administrator for THE LOUNGE, man that forum needs some serious consideration. The personal attacks are vicious. Some of the posts are right out of elementary school, say 7th 8th grade stuff!!! The name-calling, the trickery, you name it. Very childish.

    I hope this gets straigtened out...immaturity and political reasons is somewhat of a bias call. But I'll be honest I didn't read any of the posts so I'm probably not a good one to ask. And I didn't vote for that reason...but any forum can be shut down for those reasons,really subjective stuff!!!
     
  4. Devdas

    Devdas Senior Member
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    fatima,

    You should spend some time reading that thread and give your judgement.
    I can sense that you have some quality to be a honest JURY!(Ofcourse only next to Lilycat!)

    I strongly feel Stephen Ewen should resign immediately from his moderator post for making an error of judgement....

    I do not have any personal animosity towards stephen...Remember,I even named him for the 'Person of the Year-2001'SDN award!!!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  5. Rafaelc378

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    Like fatima, I haven't read the posts concerned.

    But the least that could have happened was a warning by Mr. Ewen.
     
  6. Stephen Ewen

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Madanraj:
    <strong>GO TO INDIA FOR MEDSCHOOL thread is closed for political reasons by the International Forums moderator Stephen Ewen.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Actually, it was for a supremely practical reason.

    I am out of country and away from steady computer access for about a month right now. And as admitted, that thread needs steady eyes. I hope everyone understands my temporary situation.

    Meanwhile, other Moderators eye the International Forum. But they do so in addition to their own. If one of them wishes to re-open and eye the thread in question, that would be just fine by me, and this thread has been brought to their attention.

    Best to you,

    SE
     
  7. leorl

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    Stop ripping on Stephen EWen. It's pretty outrageous of you to call for his resignation over that single thread. He's done a lot for this board and has offered opinions/facts/websites that are very helpful to the international students here. He makes good calls. Doesn't matter if you don't like them, can't please everyone, it's bound to happen at some point.
     
  8. Hypersomniac

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    aye, leorl

    That's why I voted yes. Stephen may not be able to please everybody, but he has been very helpful and impartial as it gets without being irresponsible.
     
  9. Devdas

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    I apolozise for asking Stephen's resignation :oops:
    I also agree, Stephen is a great personality!

    I called for his resignation after suffering the agony on seeing my aborted wonderful thread!
    It was a momentary feeling!

    I understand he made that wrong decision due to his homesickness and various other reasons he explained.
    I am looking forward for the grand reopening of my thread <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  10. Rafaelc378

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    Madanraj,

    Why don't you just start a new thread. That way all the nationalistic barbs are done away with and there'll be a fresh start. The thread as it stands may be closed, but the useful information in it can be read and can be reposted on a new thread.
     
  11. Devdas

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    Raefelc 378,

    It is very easy to start a fresh thread.But,I want to fight for my right.That is the beauty of the SDN forums.SDN is a fair community!

    I remember the season when the 'indian women'thread was closed by the moderator lily cat in the lounge area.I fought for it with all my energy and it was reopened.I gave a place to Justin in the SDN history :)

    I believe Stephen is currently in Pakistan and being blackmailed to close the 'Go To India for medschool' thread.This poll has got 22 votes for the right decision.Everyone can understand all the votes are from 'Riz Khan & Co'who had conspired to close the thread which was about to create history in the international section.

    I am giving an ultimatum to Stephen!If the thread is not opened in another 72 hours...I am planning to 'Call all SDN members'for an opinion poll.I would go for 'fasting strike'if my thread is not opened :mad:
     
  12. Devdas

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    Who cares if stephen opens or does not open that 'Go to India for medschool' thread?
    It looks like no one cares to open that thread again.
    I have been to medschool already...forget it! I don't want to go fasting for a stupid reason <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
    Thanks for folks who supported me <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" />
     
  13. IRON_DUKE

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    FAST OVER A THREAD ? WOW , THINGS ARE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLLY IN INDIA .
     
  14. grad02

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    Madanraj, are you f*%ing kidding me? Find something to do with your free time. Play card games, build a birdhouse, anything.
     
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    Though a new person to this forum, I do know that these forums are not meant to be used for venting out personal frustration against any particular group. I would furthur state that, people who visit this site ought to be more mature. After all, we people are in the noblest of all professions.
     
  16. Devdas

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    Usually, the threat by someone going for 'fasting strike'works out in India...I guess it did not work out in the SDN...well,habits die hard <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
     

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