Mudcat Café message #1732650 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91184   Message #1732650
Posted By: The Shambles
03-May-06 - 02:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Is closing threads censorship?
Subject: RE: BS: Is closing threads censorship?
Censorship and Attitude rolled into one

Any form of editing action that is imposed without the originator's prior knowledge and permission is censorship.

Any form of editing action or thread closure taken to prevent discussion on the thread's subject (even at the request of anyone) is censorship.

If the originator does not like the direction their thread has taken when it is clearly following their chosen title - they can start a new one with the title of their choice. Perhaps this thread can be re-opened to enable the discussion on the thread's subject to continue in it?

There is no need to close the original thread BECAUSE there are discussions trying to take place following the thread's title and the originator or anyone else wishes to prevent this discussion. This latest example is setting a questionable precedent and would appear to agreed to in this case only because our editing team are seen in this thread to be totally incompetent and are only too please to find any reason to close it.

You follow the link provided and judge for yourself - while you have the chance.