Originally posted by NGC2736
reply to post by indierockalien
And you would feel better if allowed to scream and yell vileness at others? And what if they could have the same right to utter whatever bleakness
[edit on 20-4-2008 by NGC2736]
Exactly! I'm not challenging your ideals at all, but simply challenging the way to go about getting the ideal goals met.
I don't wanna scream and yell at people at all. I see that as the big problem, as well... but does the way you are doing things really seem to be
working? I think damage control would be to say "yes, look at how we are helping fix this by censoring those innappropriate comments and this and
that"... but I see things as getting more bitter, more tense... as the censorship clamps down and people can't express themselves, they get a lot
more cynical, it seems.
When I first came to the forums, I was kind of a ranting raving maniac as well... but it was not the mods that taught me how to play nice. It was the
top brass of posters here that policed themselves, and made people think and feel before they spoke, by gently saying "that's not very appropriate
I think you should leave the policing to the top brass, the people that naturally know how to diffuse situations and spread reason because there's
plenty of those people here... and be notice that most of all the inappropriate things being said here are from brand new members that do not know
how we dictate ourselves here. You have to realize that there is an awakening of sorts happening to people, and this is why your site has gotten so
popular... but people who rush into this 'awakening' are often quick to fire off any passionate statement that comes to mind... and I mean, most of
us are adults here. We can handle sticks and stones, and people having tantrums, and overzealous revolutionists who can't see it any other way. You
can't view us as children who need to be policed. We ARE of a higher quality than that. I truly believe you get exactly what you ask for, even if you
are asking to not have it... you're still asking for it. Skyfloating, the law of attraction in action????
I'm not even saying things have gotten Gestapo, by any means. They are rather tame, for now. But let this be a revolution on its own. Don't muddle
it up by people wanting you to make their owies from a harsh word or two go away. We have to encourage self- responsibility... and that doesn't work
really well when the mods have taken the responsibilities away from the participants. One of those responsibilities that is SO desperately needed to
be learned is self policing, of which our governments have not allowed us to do, and I believe this mistrust in the average person's judgement is
what has created the malcontent in the first place. It all starts innocent, but then it evolves into the Holy Roman Empire, and the good intent is
replaced by pure crowd control.
I mean, this site could be the epicenter of the new enlightened age! If only you would give it the chance to work itsself out. There's rough waters
to be traversed before balance is naturally achieved, ya know?
I mean, this is a microcosm of society as a whole. I've said this quite a few times. I think I just got done saying it, as a matter of fact.
Wouldn't it be great if we could evolve into an example for the rest of society to see and believe in? No matter how benign the reasoning behind all
of the Civility and Decorum is, in the end, it will produce the opposite of what this site is supposedly trying to promote... because now, you're
stifling people's ability to "get it" on their own, therefore, they never do get it. They just conform so they don't get punished by the system of
government, and that leads to malcontent. I'm seeing it here, and I have not been very vocal about it until now... because such a benign
non-offensive thing was punished without any question as to the reason of why? I had to really question the motives here... and lo and behold, a
medium to express myself has already been established and stared me right in the face. Synchronicity, maybe?
Self responsibility. NGC... exactly my point.