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GUEST,Sam Pirt Help: Is Mudcat Really Open and Should It Be. (88* d) RE: Help: Is Mudcat Really Open and Should It Be. 17 Mar 01


Well I think you have brought up a good issue.

I think that the boundaries of the personal expresion and the view's portrayed on the cat should be achnowledged and highlighted by its creators. Even though this may be seen as dictatorship I feel that because Mudcat is very special in the fact it permeates many different cultures, from the US to Australia to Iceland. It is a known fact that diffenet countrys carry with them different cultures (bullfighting, Soccer, American football, Bluegrass, Morris Dancing) and within each culture is a different level of acceptablity of paticular ways of putting things (EG Germans may be far more direct and to the point than the French, not all of course it was only an example) This means that if you were suppost to measure the cats input on the cultures of the people you would have loads of cultres to take into account)

By Mudcat creating its own vertual culture that in some way can represent parts of other cultures to form a Vertual cyber culture that the mudcat has drawn up then this not only decides what is acceptable but also means there is only one culture to follow, if you get wahst I mean. At then end of the day it is people CHOICE if they enter posts into mudcat. They know that manay people from many countrys will look at there posts and if what they are portraying is unacceptable and may put someone at risk or harm or be blatently awful then should you post that?

I hope I have not confused the issue but these are only my views from my culture.

Cheers, Sam

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