Mr Man wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:44 am
So the Dhamma Wheel team (I presume they are acting as a team) are now using the terms and conditions to close down open discussion.
Was this topic so scary and are members so precious that it could not be allowed to stand? Is this level of censorship really needed here?
What is up with all the fringe, alt-right commentary peppered throughout DW?
Relevant to the Topic here, including the following from the OP:
retrofuturist wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:35 pm
The purpose of this topic is to discuss the prevalence of trends, actions, ideologies and policies which are a threat to free speech in the 21st century.
The threats in scope for this discussion are inclusive of threats that arise from all sides of politics, from all ideologies, and from all groups and institutions.
One contemporary threat to freedom of speech is when TOS on a discussion forum are applied more strictly to those with one set of views, and more liberally to those with another set of views. The Topic in reference was locked, and I was banned for 1 week, for purportedly violating the following Rule 2 of the News section:
Whilst you may critique ideas, you may not attack or smear members who ascribe to such views, or who are perceived by you (rightly or wrongly) to be holders of those views.
While I did not attack or smear anybody, and while an administrator of this forum arguably violated TOS by analyzing my perceived state of mind, I was locked out of this discussion and prevented from contributing speech for 1 week. Meanwhile, the administrator in question continues to be free to engage in publicly aggressive, inharmonious speech which he would not tolerate from others. This is a contemporary threat to freedom of speech, to the extent individuals would like to be free to engage in speech on an equal footing on a particular forum, rather than see TOS applied strictly to some and liberally to others, depending on the degree to which the administrator agrees with their political views.
You have been banned from this board until Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:01 am.
Please contact the Board Administrator for more information.
Reason given for ban: News Rule#2. Whilst you may critique ideas, you may not attack or smear members who ascribe to such views, or who are perceived by you (rightly or wrongly) to be holders of those views
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