posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 08:58 AM
Originally posted by CazMedia
The Bandit stands firm on his scolds,
I am well aware of the intellectual elitism inherant in the rules here, in that SOME types of speech (which are loosley defined at BEST) are
indeed to be discriminated against. The more i see hiding behind "this is a private site" put up as the defense, the more I will challenge ATS to
do more and better to deny ignorance by removing itself from the arbitrary position of deciphering acceptable forms of speech.
There is no free speech here on ATS as we have said numerous times.
So you're willing to step into people's house on their invitation and want to say anything you want in their house without them even being able to
say anything about it? You want other people to say and do what they want in your house?
True free speech exists only in non-private properties
and has only to do with government.
Bandit continues to excercise authority,
Fine, Understood. And Scoldings on the questionable "tone" in a persons communications will continue to be questioned as well.
Comments like this, will continue to be scolded when seen.
All I'm doing is exerciszing my duty as a mod. That's all. We have to draw a line somewhere because then things can go and sometimes go to far. And
it was obvious that he was ridiculing not a person, but a country. I don't like when people disrespect a whole country, especially when they don't
live there and don't know the ins and outs of what's going on in the country. That's ignorance. Ridicule IMO is one of the things that promote
Dont get me wrong here bandit, i do understand trying to keep a certain level of decorum in communications here,
And I don't want to force people to be nice to each other neither. And I don't give a damn about P.C.. Don't forget that.
People will learn nothing if they cant see others scorn/disdain/contempt for their actions.
Enforce things as you see fit, but know that your decisions WILL be scrutinized and questioned.
BUT YOU CAN!!! Where is it written that you cant look at anothers policy and laugh at it? Stop living in denial and embrace the fact that
you CAN feel displeasure, ridicule, or any other form of "negative" emotion....
I never intend to laugh at anyone's policy, no matter how much I disagree with it.
If that's the way how you think about things it's your own opinion. I surely do NOT. And I'm not lying to myself either. Not everybody is the
Bandit gives us ethics,
Yeah? Respect is EARNED, not given...and the opposite side of respect is SCORN.....How is respect measured if it is not compared to how
scorned something else is? Only by knowing what things are NOT respected do you know where the respect is.
We are talking about mutual respect here,
He was disrespecting a country!! Don't you think that a country deserves respect by default? Especially a country which has existed for centuries and
of which the roots date to ancient times? which is the base for the language you're speaking on this forum right now? A country which has made
mistakes before and grown because of them? C'mon!!!
ABOUT ATS: General ATS discussion etiquette
When did we lose the right to be disrespectful? Since when and Whom decided exactly what is and is not to be respected? Where is the printed
list for ALL to see?
that doesn't give him the right to disrespect another country and it's government.
General Hints and Tips
15.) You will, if asked by myself or a moderator, cease posting any content, and/or links to content, deemed offensive, objectionable, or in
poor taste by the representatives of the message board.
Lastly, and most important, this is a privately owned discussion board community. The administration and senior moderator staff reserve the
right to take action against any member who is deemed to be devoted purely to disruption or whose actions represent behavior contrary to community
It continues to amaze me how LITTLE respect people give to the first amendment around here.
Especially considering that the website is not U.S. owned. The U.S. laws do not apply, although they are respected. Board rules and T&C come first.
Bandit, please understand, i have nothing against you, you seemed to fairly execute your duty here,
I will stand up for freedom of speech whenever i see it questioned, especially for something as arbitrary as "tone".
See my first comment above. Freedom of speech does not and has never applied on private property.