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Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.

For discussion: http://blog.ted.com/2013/04/01/a-note-to-the-ted-community-on-the-withdrawal-of-the-tedxwesthollywood-license


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  • Apr 7 2013: I like to see the proof that John Hoopes has admin priviliges here. John, can you upload the screen captures of the deleted comments somewhere and send me the link? Thanks.

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    2 hours ago: So most of the comments have been restored as of 5:10, though (understandably) not the ones where I was playing with him a bit. I'll admit I was, because he was outed and he panicked. After I posted the comment outing him as an admin, he deleted it. And then I started having a one way conversation with him, and he'd delete my comments but he couldn't keep up. He kept deleting my comments and many more once people understood that he was an admin and began posting about it. It was very clear then that he was the admin. We weren't getting moderator messages, they were just getting trashed. "
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      Apr 7 2013: John Campbell, I have not been deleting any comments but my own. When a comment on in a TED Conversation is deleted, the replies to it are deleted, too. However, I have not deleted any of my comments to which you or anyone else has replied.

      If you make false and malicious statements about me online, you are venturing into the waters of defamation.

      • Apr 7 2013: Well, you are innocent until proven guilty.This is possible, but we will see what's in the screen captures. That you can post linkls to TCM site bu on one else here as it seems, not even Aja TED moderator, as she stated, this is indeed suspicious, also that are using this priviledge now for these gross brush strokes.
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          Apr 7 2013: As you yourself have pointed out, suspicion (such as hypotheses about the memory of water) are different from certainty. Statements about me by Sandy Stone and John Campbell have crossed the line from suspicion to certainty. It is a form of fallacious thinking that is also manifest in their interpretations of other phenomena. It is also a hallmark of pseudoscience.
      • Apr 7 2013: Right John, well I'm out of here on that note. See you on Wikipedia.
      • Apr 7 2013: There no waters of defamation left because you emptied out the entire bath-load while splashing around in that particular tub.
      • Apr 7 2013: I saw a free-standing comment disappear before my eyes last night, Hoopes. Anyway, it's not true that replies go when one's deleted. I've responded to comments that were deleted and my replies and others were still there. Right here, for instance, Chris Anderson commented, a lot of us responded, he deleted his comment but the other comments are still there... well except for the comment of mine wherein I pointed out to you that I was commenting on Chris Anderson's missing comment, not yours. That one was deemed rude and deleted. Can't imagine why.
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          Apr 7 2013: I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about what happens with deletes in a TED Conversation. Isn't that funny?

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