Mudcat Café message #1900773 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93659   Message #1900773
Posted By: The Shambles
05-Dec-06 - 01:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Closed threads & deleted posts.
Subject: RE: BS: Closed threads & deleted posts.
This is just a website and these issues are truly trivial.

Some of those who live in countries where they are still under the illusion that they have the right to express their views tend to take this right for granted.

Those who live in coutries where they are under no such illusion and who know how truly precious this right is - will not think restrictions and limitations of this right - even here - to be trivial.

They will know that they have to struggle to keep these freedoms, against the many who will always find good justification to restrict and limit these rights - for purposes of their own.

Our forum is not JUST a website - or an island totally cut off from reality where Mudlogic can thrive - as our few noisy posters appear to think.

The erosion of our right to free expression is insidious and attempts to limit and restrict this right should be challenged where ever it occurs. There should also be zero tolerance for all forms of bullying and abuse of power - even here.

Max has provided us with a great opportunity and it is sad to see how a few are determined to limit and restrict this opportunity to the size of something they feel they can have control over.

Should Max be finally pursuaded to make our forum menbers only, after all this time - there will no need for my posting to be blocked. As a long-term member, I will have no interest in the exclusive memebers only club that a few noisy posters already treat our forum as.

But perhaps Max has not lost sight of his ideals and intentions for our forum - which is why it has not already been changed?

Perhaps he has no intention of changing it?

It would be nice for our forum to be informed (by Max) either way.