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Originally posted by Springer
reply to post by UnCommonRealization
Nobody is limiting the topics this applies to. Common sense goes a long way when considering things like this.
"Is what I am about to post a genuine attempt at civil discourse/debate about the topic or, am I trying to scream at the world and force my personal beliefs down everyone else's throat?"
I would say scrap this one and realize its waaay to gray. the rest is fine, the use common sense is fine, the anti-troll/idiot thing is fine..its all fine except for this, which eventually a mod or something simply will abuse in time.
Quotes originally by Springer
Quote response by, EstimatedProphet: . . . .
Here we go again, another "HOT STORY" the MSM ("Main Stream Media" in case you're new around here) can't milk fast enough or sensationalize crazily enough and we've got the racists, the ignorant, and the totally confused all coming out of the woodwork on our beloved ATS.
The past several days have been very busy in the staff forum here at ATS. We've been brainstorming about how to handle the seemingly incessant issue(s) of "Hate Speech", Racism, and the utter ignorance they seek to sow in our beloved community and online home.
It finally dawned on us that trying to define "hate speech" within such diversified groups as the staff of ATS and our hundreds of thousands of members from all over the world is almost impossible. So we are removing the concepts of "Hate Speech" and "Political Correctness" from our efforts and we're replacing them with this simple concept, "Is this content good for ATS and our Community".