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Thread #77879   Message #1466474
Posted By: GUEST,The Shambles
20-Apr-05 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Censorship on Mudcat
Subject: RE: BS: Censorship on Mudcat
Thanks for conventionally posting so as the refresh the thread again. Although I suspect this was not through choice.....

No, we're not going to document and explain and defend the deletion of offensive messages and the closing of combative threads, as you seem to imply we should. We wish to remove racism, personal attacks, and Spam from the Forum when we do that (judiciously). Documenting those removals would simply amplify and advertise the very problems we wish to eliminate or contain.

There is no implication in my suggestion - it is very clear. I will leave others to judge your response and question if anyone else was consulted before you made it and spke on their behalf.

The same old rubbish is wheeled out again - about preventing racism
and protecting us from personal attacks - althought it is never explained who protects us from those that - you, your anonymous volunteers and their supporters indulge in and set the example of. Of course none of the reactive editing action does PREVENT any of this. It is the justification given for the general and now routine tinkering with and imposition on - the contributions of fellow posters without their knowledge or permission.

Perhaps if all these reactive racism and personal attack editing actions were made clear for all of the community to see - these would be seen by them to be so few - as to question if all these anonymous volunteers could really be justified?

Those who (for their own ends) would wish to rule us - have always found that the best way to stay in power - is to invent an outside enemy - for them to protact us from.