posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 03:46 AM
funny, i thought ATS, PTS, and BTS were places that anyone could speak their mind freely
I think that the owners of the site are more likely owned by those people in the media we all distrust
Whats with this post about censorship? since when has censorship been ok? sure, if someone is making a post that does nothing but say "this person
sucks" without giving any information or reason behind it, but if people have information or reason backing up their post, it shouldn't matter how
harsh they are, censorship in any form leads to abuse of power, especially by people who enjoy having the words "moderator" or "admin" put onto
Why censor? That is what the real media and our government does...
forums should be kept clean but when the people provide links, references, and direct information regarding the topic, who the hell cares how rude
their post is, if they feel strongly enough to insult people about the topic while providing direct information as to why they are so upset, let them
insult all they want.
I mean really, does it hurt you to see threads on this forum that much? If you don't like it, don't READ it. Bias may be ok in the news media on
TV etc, but in forums you should leave the bias to the viewer, they can choose to be biased in their selection of topics to read, in other words
"I'm for obama so I'll only read threads that promote him and don't insult him"
When you start censoring posts because you feel they may be "insulting" to other people you are being biased, let them post because in all honestly,
if a thread on an internet forum upsets you so much then you need to get help(internet addiction is very real)
So no censorship if there is information/references/links provided, regardless of "where" it came from, because who the hell are you to decide what
information is false and what information is correct? why don't you let the viewers/readers decide for themselves, and not worry about the insecure
posters who get all depressed because "someone insulted me on a internet forum, in cyberspace! im so upset!"
who is anyone to decide what is "bull#" and what is "legit", and who is anyone to decide what is "worthy" of being discussed and "what isn't
worthy", the media and the campaign teams may say they need to avoid the little things like "palin's kid is having a kid" or "obama is a
celebrity", if you ask me anything regarding the candidates is fair game, everything from how they speek, eat, crap, breath, and everything they have
ever done or may do
When we are talking about who will be the next two people that will be responsible for over 300,000,000 american citizens, not to mention the
hundreds of millions of people around the world that depend on our country for their way of life, and be in charge of the most powerful military and
strongest economy of the world, EVERYTHING COUNTS, doesn't matter how little it is or how personal it may be, these people should not be given power
without the public getting their fair chance at digging through their garbage. If this country will take away its own citizens privacy, it should
better take away its possible leaders privacy