Mudcat Café message #1466907 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77879   Message #1466907
Posted By: GUEST,The Shambles
21-Apr-05 - 07:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: Censorship on Mudcat
Subject: RE: BS: Censorship on Mudcat
If you do not trust and respect the people who do the administrative work here, why in the world do you spend your time here?

I certainly did have that trust and respect. That is one reason why I have contributed so positively to our forum for so long and intend to try to continue to do so.

But this was when it was accepted that it was a matter for all the community to encourage but not judge the worth of the invited contributions of the public. Not for our administrators to sit in judgement on every nit-picking aspect of these contributions - from the title chosen to the spelling used - and then demand our trust and respect for this.

It now seems that posters are told by the administrators that if they don't trust the (anonymous) administrators - they should go away!

When the tail starts to wag the dog - perhaps it is time that those administrators - who so obviously do not now trust and respect (or even accept) the people who Max has invited to post here (without all these new rules) - were asked to spend their time elswhere and leave the rest of us in peace?

In truth - it may be difficult for any of us to respect and trust the occasional extreme contribution. But as their is no way to prevent such things from being posted (except by being set and following a good example and never responding in kind) - we can perhaps just leave it to Max's personal judgement - if he wishes it to remain on his site?

As to the other now routine 'tinkering' with thread titles etc. It may be accepted that the reasoning behind these may be well-intentioned. But as a general rule and in order to show respect and trust - cannot it be that such changes are only undertaken with the poster's consent and never have a fellow poster's judgment imposed upon it?