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Doug where will the line be drawn with censorship?(8 posts)

Doug where will the line be drawn with censorship?Sprint-Nick
Aug 19, 2003 7:52 AM
The last couple of days there was the nude butt and other picture which quickly got deleted. However, there have been 2 posts about sniffing stuff which have not been deleted (yet) and are just as harmful if not more so than the pictures. Where's the line? If the board is going to be moderated more strictly now the rules should be clear.

I'm guessing doug regrets the day he agreed to do this job (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 19, 2003 8:04 AM
Oh please!!!! (pulling out the flame thrower)biknben
Aug 19, 2003 8:09 AM
Can we just move on, please.

The pics can be a problem for those using the board while in the workplace. We can't have, life size, naked a$$eS on our screens while at the office.

We have ladies on the board that don't come here for this crap. If I want porn I'll google for it. There's plenty out there.

Now if you have a problem with what someone wrote just hit the "Back" button. Let's be responsible adults. Ignore what you don't want to see and it will go away. If it offends you so deeply, then you need to go find somewhere else to play.

With your history around here, you should be happy we have forgotten what you used to write. I know I've just hit the "Back" button many times after reading some of your posts. I'm beginning to wish I had done it again this time. :-)
My unsolicited advice to Dougms
Aug 19, 2003 8:12 AM
Although I can understand Nick's desire for clarity, I think that any attempt by Doug to codify clear rules only will lead to disputes and attempts to post things that go up to the line without going over it. Given that this is a private forum and concepts like Due Process and the First Amendment do not apply, I would recommend that Doug reserve the right to be arbitrary and capricious.

If Doug feels the need to articulate any standard for deleting offensive posts, I think that he should adopt Justice Potter Stewart's dictum in Jacobellis v. State of Ohio, 378 U.S. 184, 197 (1964), regarding the definition of pornography: "I know it when I see it."

BTW: I agree with that which is implied in Nick's post -- there have been some offensive, non-pictoral posts today. But, if I were the moderator, I would let non-pictoral, offensive posts stay so long as they were not directed at a specific individual.
re: Doug where will the line be drawn with censorship?african
Aug 19, 2003 8:53 AM

I think that as a poster we have to draw the line somewhere for ourselves. I know what is bad and what is good, I also know what is border line and push it a bit.

When I first showed up here, I thought it was funny to post the pictures of chicks on bikes with a bit of butt showing, well it is funny but to me - not everyone wants to see that so I go to drunkcyclist for my fix of that.

Anyway what I am saying is we have to use our own judgement to the best of our ability.
Do we really need to draw a line and try to make rules?dzrider
Aug 19, 2003 9:25 AM
I don't think so. We have a moderator who has pretty good judgement and the best interest of the forum at heart. Let him decide and accept the reality that he will make some choices different than you or I would make. We could certainly define standards, but defining them so that individual judgement and individual responses are eliminated is impossible.

The freedom to post and read stuff here is hardly worth fighting over. I've missed some stuff that's been deleted and posted some stuff that may have offended people. Life, and the board, go on either way.
"Lighten up, Fraaaaancis" (nm)newridr
Aug 19, 2003 9:29 AM
What happened to the thick-skinned nicky we loved?Spoiler
Aug 19, 2003 11:34 AM
Man, I never thought I had the power to hurt you so deeply. If I had the money, I'd offer to pay for the months of therapy it's going to take to work your way through this.
As it is, I'll offer to pay for a month's supply of tissue paper, or your brand of sanitary napkins.