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by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

No_Mind asserted that there was "full freedom of speech in DW now" and I said this was not the case. Yes, I explained to you how No_Mind's assertion could be completely true. I'm not interested in making a case that there is "full freedom of speech in DW now", as that would be, as I have said earli...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

By the same token, I am saying "There is no restriction on speech for those who do not desire to breach the ToS". Do you think that what I said is incorrect? Yes I do. The ToS apply to everyone. Just like the road speed limit applies to everyone not just those who speed. Speech on any forum, in any...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

Sam Vara The terms of service restrict the speech of everyone who participates in this forum. If they want to break the restrictions or not is not relevant to the original point. "No there is not full freedom of speech in DW now. The forum is moderated." I have answered many questions for you Sam V...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi Sam Vara That is irrelevant. They do restrict speech. But not your speech, it seems. Or, if they do, you are unwilling to tell us how. They only restrict the speech of those who want to break the terms of service. Do you wish to be an advocate of such people? There is certainly no rule against t...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi No_Mind "Freedom of speech" has become heavily politicized, in my opinion. "full freedom of speech" would not be great for a forum as there needs to be some kind of order (moderation) to keep the conversations fruitful. Even if that is just the collation of ideas into topics. And yes I have been...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi Sam Vara Yes anyone is free to respond but I was interested in communicating with No_Mind within the context of this furum/discussion. If I want to go against the "terms of service" is neither here nor there. The point is the "terms of service" restrict speech. This really is undeniable, in my o...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi Sam Vara Well I actually was interested in communicating with No_Mind And I was interested in communicating with you. Presumably if you hadn't wanted anyone else to get involved, you could have PM'd No_Mind. That's how forums work. Board warnings are issued/ posts are removed / threads locked / ...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

There is full freedom of speech in DW now which was lacking when I was banned. Hi No_Mind No there is not full freedom of speech in DW now. The forum is moderated. Depends on what you mean by freedom of speech. You cannot crack crude, obscene jokes and tell lewd stories before a female colleague. T...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi Sam Vara I'm sure No_Mind is perfectly capable of communicating/elaborating on what he means. What I said above is a statement of fact that is all. I'm sure he is, too. I'm not so interested in what No_Mind means, as in what you mean. In what sense is there not full freedom of speech here on DW?...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

There is full freedom of speech in DW now which was lacking when I was banned. Hi No_Mind No there is not full freedom of speech in DW now. The forum is moderated. Maybe No_Mind means that he is able to express anything that he wishes to express on DW. This is a reasonable and workable form of nega...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

No_Mind wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:19 am

There is full freedom of speech in DW now which was lacking when I was banned.
Hi No_Mind
No there is not full freedom of speech in DW now. The forum is moderated.
by Mr Man
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

I was unfairly punished by DW Mod/Admin for not being liberal enough previously. Hi No_Mind You were punished for not being liberal enough? What do you mean? I was banned for a month and no reasons were given. I have to take it that my general lack of sympathy for transgenders had something to do w...
by Mr Man
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

No_Mind wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:48 pm

I was unfairly punished by DW Mod/Admin for not being liberal enough previously.
Hi No_Mind

You were punished for not being liberal enough? What do you mean?
by Mr Man
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi SarathW The request for diversity and representation (women etc.) is a damaging trend. This is a sign that we are living in morally bankrupt society. Why do you say this SarathW? The discussion about women are heavily censored and people are frightened to make their opinion. I guess we must trea...
by Mr Man
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi SarathW The request for diversity and representation (women etc.) is a damaging trend. This is a sign that we are living in morally bankrupt society. Why do you say this SarathW? The discussion about women are heavily censored and people are frightened make their opinion. I guess we must tread ca...
by Mr Man
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 426
Views: 13625

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

One year under Trump: A shrinking space for protests Scott Michelman, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU's DC chapter, argued that "there has been an astonishing level of hostility toward the First Amendment in 2017", referring to the constitutional protection that affords those in the US the righ...
by Mr Man
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 426
Views: 13625

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Worth a read. James Damore is wrong. It’s fine to discriminate against bigots and bullies Damore might, of course, have included things which are factually wrong in his memo. But how does this tie in with bigotry and bullying? "James Damore is wrong. It’s fine to discriminate against bigots and bul...
by Mr Man
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 426
Views: 13625

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Worth a read. James Damore is wrong. It’s fine to discriminate against bigots and bullies https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/11/discriminate-conservatives-james-damore-suing-google-intolerance The answer is no, and Damore was fired. The 26-year-old promptly became a martyr for an alt...
by Mr Man
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2071

Re: Diversity among mods

Here are my 2 cents. A moderators role on any forum is to make sure the members are abiding by the terms of service. That's it. Done. End of story. I do not have any superior Dhammic attainments or degrees from universities on the Buddhist Religon. I do not look at myself as if I am in some sort of...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump
Replies: 77
Views: 920

Re: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump

The Left used to primarily be about economics - provision of basic services, progressive taxation, safety nets, workers' rights and the right to assembly, free speech, stopping privatization etc.... now it's increasingly about culture, identity classifications, social engineering and promoting stat...