I believe that moderators are more dangerous to our liberties than the most annoying of trolls. If the members of MTF ever allow mods to control their posting, first by deletions, then by bans, the moderators and snitches that will grow up around them will deprive the forum of all quality posters.
Can the moderator who banned the four letter word for forced sex be nominated in absentia? For me, whoever thought that banning the word **** was a sane thing to do deserves the title in perpetuity. But the responsible one is no doubt too ashamed to ever attempt to provide a justification of his/her action.
Like the people who give movies a box office boost by complaining about them, this mod has made posts with **** stand out and be noticed. This is the kind of thinking that would lead to banning dictionaries from libraries.
Is there a single member who has ever claimed that seeing the word r**e in print offends his sensibilities? Or, put another way, is there any member who is NOT offended by seeing a perfectly respectable word replaced by asterisks in an appaling misinterpretation of modesty and good taste?
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Last edited by buddyholly : 11-14-2011 at 04:43 AM.
Roddick is worst than ever, I guess heya's mission is accomplished anyway.
__________________ “There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
"And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting, mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned. But that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all. "- Herman Melville, Moby Dick