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velvetwater
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Re: Would the introduction of a moderator be good for the forum?

k. wrote:
DevastatorJr. wrote:
I'll never understand the urge some people have to censor others on a public forum or even ban them from speaking entirely. Isn't it simple enough to simply not read messages from those you find offensive, or is the idea that you don't want others to read them either?


I don't know, when you have a community, there are certain expected customs and decorums. You can't go around calling your neighbors names all the time without something bad happening. Imagine if this weren't teh internetz, would you allow somebody to follow you around saying rude things to you, and not entertain the option of calling the cops for harassment?


Exactly.
And this should be valid even when it is not about yourself.
For example one time I heard my bad neighbor shouting at the street cleaner because he had complained about rubbish that was dumped on the sidewalk by my neighbor seconds after he had cleaned it. All he said to him is "why are you doing this? I have just cleaned it? why don't you put it into your bin?"
The bin was actually closer than the sidewalk to him.
The neighbor than told him to "fuck off", to do his job and to go back to his country because he's a "fucking nigger".
As some of you may know my neighbor is a Russian refugee who doesn't work, etc.
He leaves in London but he thinks that an honest man like the street cleaner who actually works should go back to Africa.
I was outraged and I had to intervene.
In a lesser sense this is how I sometimes feel reading certain posts in this forum.

Jul 21, 2010, 17:15



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