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Old April 26 2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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Re: Doctor Who behind the scenes gossip from whistleblower

Samurai8472 wrote: View Post
Galifreybase is also forbidding any talk of whistleblowers post.
As I said in the Caro Skinner thread, don't read anything into that.

Gallifrey Base's Code of Conduct is such that people aren't supposed to discuss the private lives of private individuals, and Whistleblower's accusations touch directly on that. I understand the reasons for the policy -- they don't want to be held liable for libelous posts anymore than they want to be liable for piracy (which is why YouTube links are virtually forbidden over there) -- but it makes discussion difficult. That's why discussion of Skinner's departure was a touchy subject over there; she left, the Private Eye report indicated why she left (in a wink-wink-nudge-nudge way), but discussing the reasons ran afoul of GB's policies so it was easier for the mods to shut down any and all discussion of the subject.

Don't get me wrong, there are things that Whistleblower says that GB wouldn't want to touch with a bargepole anyway (since they want to be official, or at least semi-official), but it's the personal and private issues raised that are the real sticking point.
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