Of course, in this case there was no elimination of speech--it was simply moved to a forum that disrespected the message. Since many of us don't understand the message, the action is neither censorship nor inappropriate.
Nope, its not a case of censorship (and even if it was, it wouldn't matter, its a private forum).
It may be against their rules or code of conduct for Mods, but I don't know the rules over there really.
Can't really tell you what we'd do over here cause I don't know the situation. for example, the mod seemed to indicate it was spam. If it really was spam we likely wouldn't move it to the humor forum...we'd delete it and probably ban or infract the person doing the spamming.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
I didn't know you could discuss othe forums at DP.
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No. This is a private forum. They can delete you, and it's not censorship.
If it is spam, then who am I spamming for? Wikipedia? The only link in my post is to a Wikipedia article. To be spam it would have to contain a link to a commercial site.
However, Reiver has special privileges denied to other discussants:
1) He routinely speaks of "eliminating" capitalists. While he has (as far as I know) avoided the word "kill," that is clearly what he is advocating. What else does it mean to eliminate a whole class of people if not to kill them? On most forums, advocating violence would get one banned.
2) Within minutes of my posting anything, Reiver denounces it as spam. This is true even when I post on other forums than the economics forum (the OP was on the education forum), which could not really happen so consistently if the moderators were not feeding him information on his critics.
FYI: Reiver used to be Scucca here. He attacked my very first post on Debate Politics almost two years ago and has hounded my ever since.
http://www.debatepolitics.com/archiv...nevitable.html (Is the collapse of the dollar inevitable?)
Is the following quote reckless in the extreme? Then read my 2008 paper about monetary theory:
To the mods, I would like to reiterate my suggestion that you "censor" this thread by moving it to the Basement.
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I'm not sure a private board "censors" as much as they "edit."
If I write an article for a magazine and they say "This is too graphic for our readers" they are not censoring me; they are editing me. I can then go and try to find a more appropriate magazine for my work. I haven't really been "censored" because there are other outlets for my expression. I just have to find the right outlet.
I guess I just bristle when the word censorship is used too frequently, because it is a loaded word that implies that the censor is imposing their heavy-handed views on everyone else...
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