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honeybee

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Re: do you endorse freedom of speech on the bbs?
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2007, 06:34:21 PM »

No.

Even in the US, with our so-called "free speech," I'm not really free to say whatever I want. In my own home, yes (for now). Technically, I guess I really can say whatever I want, when and where I want, but there would be consequences - some legal, some social. Even if that freedom was absolute, it doesn't transfer to other venues. The Tos that I agreed to is pretty clear that there are a couple of things that will get people booted. I clicked "agree," so they apply. I didn't have to -- I was as free as any other person to close the browser and forget about joining.
 
I'm a long-time lurker, recent member, but I've never seen a BBS with such a low rate of moderation as I have on FTL. Some of the exchanges may not be to my taste, but I appreciate the freedom that I do see here. If a conversation is a little rough for my delicate sensibilites, I don't have to join in, or even read it. If someone is a complete asshole, I can put him on ignore. As a member of the community, I've agreed to a certain level of behavior. If I decide that I can't honor that agreement, then I can go away, or break the agreement and reap the consequences.
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eeyore1

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Re: do you endorse freedom of speech on the bbs?
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2007, 03:24:11 AM »

easy yes i endorse free speech and on the bbs unlike the real world i have the option of closing my ears to people i dont want to hear
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Re: do you endorse freedom of speech on the bbs?
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2010, 09:25:15 PM »

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