posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 04:32 PM
Originally posted by MoonMine
ATS has just crossed a line as far as I am concerned and has shown its true colors.... O please define hate speech for us would ya.
At the risk of sounding redundant - It's not very complicated. Springer (you know him, one of the owners) clearly stated that if you don't know the
definition to do some research. Some Mods, have even provided examples. How many examples do you want?
Sorry Springer, I disagree. Either you have freedom of speech or you don´t.
You can have free speech without Racism, or Bigotry or any other thing that is considered hate-speech. THAT is what the problem is, free speech has
NOTHING to do with people being rude or ignorant about a particular race. Post your opinions, by all means, we're all interested in what you have to
say, otherwise we wouldn't be here. Is it just too difficult too post with Class?
No topic is taboo, and heated discussion should be allowed without personal attacks.
* Emphasis Mine
Yes agreed, hence the re-enforcement rule of hate speech - why is this so difficult? Hate speech IS a personal attack. So drop the hate speech and
have an intelligent conversation using the rest of your vocabulary.
then I start to wonder what I am doing here in the first place
The log out button is at the top - nothing is sopping you from closing your browser and not opening it again. You knew the rules when you signed up,
they're still the same - negligence on your part by not familiarizing yourself with the T&C is not ATS's problem.
This is ATS, not a tea-party. I get my daily conspiracy shot here.
Pretty sure most of us do - but what exact message are you trying to send that warrants the use of something that might be against the T&C?
There is no such thing as politically correct freedom, prove me wrong.
Say what you want to say, respectfully, and don't use words you wouldn't use when talking to your 5 year old daughter. Requesting you to be Polite
is NOT an infringement of your right to freedom of speech.