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Missing Fred

It is nearly a week since the most prolific contributor to this site, published his last blog. Fred may have left this site indefinitely. For a blogger who used to blog at least twice a day, a week oa silence is a long time. Fred, left us in no doubt about his feelings in relation to the site's new "approval" polcy.   He, very understandbly, chose to make a dignified exit rather than to surrender to the censorial whims and wishes of the site's management, and at worst being  banned from the site for  simply stating the truth. Otherwise, one may convincingly argue that Fred has been one of the most (If not the most) informed, intelligent and civilized contributor to Iranian.com ever. His departure will leave a gaping void in the site and all his friends and supporters, myself being one, shall miss him terribly.

 

 

 

These are sad days for freedom of speech on Iranian.com.

Balatarin

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MRX2412

MRX2412

May be he is on vacation? He is definitely missed. He always post intriguing and informative news.

ArtificialIntelligence

Artificial Intelligence

He is definitely not on vacation MRX Jaan! Go to Iroon.com and he is posting there regularly. He disagrees with the new editorial/comment posting procedures.

daneshjoo

daneshjoo چه آورده رژیمت، شیخ شیاد ++ بغیراز جهل و جور و فقر و بیداد؟

Thank you for your writing and reminding. I also do not like waiting for a subject or a comment to be approved and I miss friends such as Divaneh, Shazde Asdola Mirza, Mehrban, faraway, faramaz, ruhany, Anonymous observer, Amirparvizfor seculardemocracy, Souri , Fred…..
They were great contributors. I hope this situation improves and they come back.

faramarz

Faramarz

دانشجوی عزیز،
بقول دکتر هلاکویی، "گذشته، در گذشته!"

منهم پرونده یه این تار نما را بعد از هفت سال بستم و رفتم به مرغزار های سر سبز دیگر!

امیدوارم که اونجا در خدمت شما باشیم.

Roger_Rabbit

Roger_Rabbit Framed

Thank you dear Daneshjoo. Sadly most of the above mentioned have defected to Iroon.com. If the intention of the new management was to drive out the regular users who contributed so much to the success of Iranian.com over many years, then I must say they have been successful.

JahanshahRashidian3

Jahanshah Rashidian

The opposition front is a political mosaic, Fred belongs to this spectrum and therefore his absence is widely felt on this opposition site.

maziar58

maziar 58 Maziar

Every thing considered As long as is talked about donner and tabboli.
All others have to go through mokhabera;I think.

omeedvar

omeedvar

I agree with Roger_Rabbit, but I hope Fred will come back soon.

fozolie

Mr. Fozolie Leaving Iranian owing to the unashamed censorship. This site is no longer representative of Iranians.

Fred and others named have voted by the only means left which is by leaving. It is quite understandable.

trawetsdor

trawetsdor

The one-paragraph blog I mentioned earlier was approved in almost 10 hours. I don't know how I should feel about IC.

seyed.javad

seyed.javad Eslam is good for you

brother Rabbit.
Mixed feelings on my side. I miss Brother Fred, since although not a good muslem (like almost everybody else on thi site), he loved Iran and dsliked all her enemies. On the other hand, since I am not a propagandist for anyone and visit this site to have a good laugh before/after my daily job selling halal donar kebaab, I dont miss him. Because since his departure this site has become a lot more entertaining than it used to be :)

Roger_Rabbit

Roger_Rabbit Framed

Brother Javad :) - I am beginning to sound like Salman Farsi :))

May I enquire about the type of meat you use in your Donar Kebobs? Hope you don't use Rabbit by any chance, do you? :)

BahramtheIranian

Bahram I only wear my own watch

He will not be missed!!

trawetsdor

trawetsdor

My latest blog is only a paragraph. 5 hours and waiting. How can I ask our fellow blogger to come back? @SaidAmin gotta do something about it. He chose a bad time for whatever improvement he has in mind. Just a few weeks before election.

Roger_Rabbit

Roger_Rabbit Framed

Dear Rod,

My humorous response to your comment was "disapproved."

Sorry my friend I hope you see this one at least :)