(Closed) Leaving Weddingbee

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Member
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Good luck! 

A Marine and Patriot understands rules and respect. I’m not sure exactly what you think violates these beliefs.

Post # 5
Member
1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

WOW! I did not follow any negitive posts. I tend to stay away as much as possible from negitivity. Sorry you are leaving. Best of luck in life and love. (((hugs)))

Post # 8
Member
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Well I will be sad to see you go but I think you are seriously overreacting. BeeM (while I don’t think she should have been banned) was not strictly banned for ‘promoting’ pro-photography. It was also because she made several comments that were uncalled for.
I had never seen your comments come across similarly, so I think you would have been fine.

And is the Bee even US-based? I don’t even know if the Bee has to follow the U.S. Constitution.

Post # 10
Member
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t see the reason for you announcing your departure.

Post # 11
Member
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@hisgoosiegirl: Technically speaking, it’s a private company, so it doesn’t have to let any of us on here. The First Amendment doesn’t apply in a private company’s space. 

 

@PassionatePhotoLady: Best of luck to you!

Post # 12
Member
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@mwitter80: ok, thanks. but as a privately-held (presumably) company, does it have to honor freedom of speech?

I wish the mods and photogs could work out something. I’d hate to see them all leave. I truly don’t think it’s as bad as they are making it out to be. BeeM was banned for rude remarks. The official reason might have been ‘promoting’ pro-photog, but I think we all know it was because she dissed the photos people posted on a thread where the OP specifically asked for that type of photo and not pro photog advice.

Post # 13
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3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

People always get confused by consitutional rights to free speech.  It simply doesn’t apply if you join a group.  This applies in so many situations beyond just this site.  For example, my parents ate dinner last night at the New York Yacht Club for the first time.  My dad is also a patriot, albeit retired Coast Guard (and in fact, how he has NYYC membership) not Marine, officially recognized as one of the first Coast Guard Heros in their hall of fame.  They observed a group come in, take off their jackets and sit down.  The maitre d’ came over a minute later to request they put their jacket back on, because they have a strict dress code.  He didn’t object and claim freedom of speech, because it was a private group setting.  You don’t think anything of it – or object to this behavior – but it’s a similar example. 

Ok, I will get off my legal soapbox now (you just hit one of those nerves) and say farewell, I am sorry you are going because I really found all of the photo advice from the pros very helpful.  Good luck in future endeavors.

ETA: For those still confused by FOS, think of it this way: It’s part of the bill of rights.  The bill of rights exists because people were worried about the power of the government, based on what England had done over here (e.g. quarter soldiers in homes, not let people practice their religion).  So they enacted the bill of rights really to protect citizens from the government – not from each other (or activities each other chose to join).  That’s why there are things in it such as no cruel and unusual punishment (by the govt) and that the government won’t take your property/liberty away without due process.

Post # 15
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5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@jo.lee: thanks! that was kinda my thinking.

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