This board has the ability and power to do as it so pleases.
In concept and theory, the idea of cutting out the political rhetoric is awesome.
Implementing and enforcing will be another matter all together, and this is where I have grave concerns, especially since moderator determinations and
interpretations are not always in accord.
Example from a member who recieved warns for making these posts:
as posted by XphilesPhan
The downing street memo is worthless because it is the observation and OPINION of some analyst. It's an overblown cooked up piece of nothing exactly
why no one gives it any serious consideration.(unless your a hardcore liberal desperate to find some 'evidence' to support your rantings).
Hmm, let me see here, the member was given a red-flag warn for saying "hardcore liberal"
I think the thing about not having anything to do with israel comes from the fear from the left. They want to go about their lives not concerned with
terrorists whom, they think, hate us because of israel. They dont seem to realise they will probably hate us no matter what we do. Look at the
Israelis, they give these terrorist every thing they want and they still want to destroy israel.
And I suppose that this red-flag warn was given for simply saying "left"
Again, I like the idea and concept of what ATS is trying to do
, but to shut down all use of political word uses such as "left" or "right"
is ludicrous. I guess there are red-flag warnings given for every use of "Neocon"? How about for every use "war-mongers" or "treehuggers"? I
mean where is the line here to be allowed to contest openly? What is the defined and expressed "ATS Guide to Politically Correct Political
to political words uses that won't get you a red-flag warn? Can we get one? Indications are that from what I have given in the
examples above of two warns, apparently and obviously, political word uses that are cited and utilized by political analysts, as well as mainstream
media, such as "liberal", "conservative", "right" and "left", etc., are simply a no-go within ATS, despite having a proclaimed and exclusive
I think this/these rule(s) need(s) to be further defined and clarified, as to what will be acceptable and what will not be acceptable, in reference to
words allowed for use, etc.
[edit on 21-8-2005 by Seekerof]