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I have learned how to make this subforum visible only to members that are registered and logged in. You can be much raunchier now!

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I don't think we need that sort of encouragement. :)
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No Red - you know that we dont need that.

[sign in to see URL] may find we do. Freedom can be a real test.
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Keep in mind the real mission of this subforum. It is a dumping ground for unpopular threads. This way, instead of blocking or deleting them, we can simply move them here. The people having the discussion in the unpopular thread will be able to continue uninterrupted, but no one need be offended.

Doc, you seemed to support Red's measure. You need to report to the Bureau section and vote.

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Spike, why do you care?

Do you want people that must be protected to breed?
 

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quote:

Spike, why do you care?

Do you want people that have to be protected to breed?



I suppose I was sensitized by the obvious discrimination I witnessed on the Kurzweil forum. Someone could post an anti-gun thread and it went untouched. If someone posted a pro-gun thread, it was immediately called off-topic and blocked and the originator was threatened with banning. It always seemed to me like the problem would have gone away if they had a place to move topics instead of blocking them.

However, as long as no one is banning anything, it might not matter. We can eventually get rid of this subforum if it seems unnecessary. However, I think there will always be a value in having a place to move threads when they are really distasteful. If someone posted iPan's famous "Are All Jews Racist" thread, it might be nice to be able to move it out of public view.

We shall see.

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I just don't see the purpose for worrying about any of it. Why censor anything. If people gravitate towards distasteful posts, then that's where they are at. If they get to express themselves -- are simply acknowledged for whatever they said -- they will eventually move on. No need to agree with it -- just acknowledge it.

People grow. The way we all grow is to get things off our chests. We all have posted stupid and insensitive stuff. Again, no one says anyone should agree with it -- just acknowledge it and then ignore it.

What person is going to want to continue to post stupid, bigoted stuff or partisan politics if everyone simply ignores it. I get my posts ignored all the time. I just take it as a cue that no one was interested in that, I was stupid (or ahead of my time :) and I should move on. So I do.

But you get what you resist. I am a big believer in that. If you resist posts and stupid, bigoted stuff, you will get more stupid, bigoted stuff. The bigot and the idiot (and the overly religious) are always looking for someone to argue with. And if they are censored, all the more to argue about.

So I would encourage participants here to permit any speech but only respond to speech that's worth of your time. You have no duty to society to "put down" every ignoramus or bigot.

  


        

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James, I agree with you. However, the Netherworld section does not represent banning. In fact, it represents the opposite. it is like a nude beach. Instead of banning nudity, we have a special beach for it. Maybe you would be OK with your children seeing nude people carrying on and even having voracious [sign in to see URL] hump hump puff hump etc. Would you really condemn someone who does not want their children to see such things?

The Netherworld section is our way of accommodating those who are [sign in to see URL] you. It is our backup plan in case someone succeeds in producing a topic we cannot live with.

You can make a motion in the Bureau section that we get rid of the Netherworld section. Obviously, I will not support it, or I would not have created this section. However, it is possible that 3/4 of the moderators will agree with you. Personally, I think it is premature to propose such a change. We should find out what the waters are like before we dump our lifeboats.

If you do make a motion, please make it clear and precise. I am tired of herding cats!

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