|By Brzrk (Brzrk) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 07:47 pm: Edit|
I am wondering, what are the rules regarding censorship on these boards? I've read the "help and rules" section, but that covers very little. I'd say about half of my posts on this board have been deleted, some with absolutely no reason. The entire thread on virginity is now gone, and I've had such simple posts as recommending a good wings place in my town and describing my family to someone who asked how all of my relatives were accepted to Harvard.
Some of these I see as mistakes, there is no other reason I shouldn't be allowed to make a one sentence post simply stating the best wings place in my area.
A lot of my other and more controversial posts have been deleted, and, as I mentioned before, the entire thread on virginity.
I truly do not understand the censorship or rules regarding it on this message board, if someone could explain, preferrably a moderator, I would be very appreciative. Thanks!
|By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 07:54 pm: Edit|
It takes up bandwitch...
Yeah.. I know..
|By Brzrk (Brzrk) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 08:05 pm: Edit|
Ouch. I can think of a lot of threads that should get the axe before a brand new one though.
And some of my posts have been completely benign posts in the middle of threads. The whole thread doesn't get deleted, just my post...
|By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 08:07 pm: Edit|
i don't agree that. by the way, refer to my profile and IM me, you sound like a nice, cool person.
well, this topic is really be emailed to them for the respect for the moderators because these types of dicussions are off-topic.
|By Ucbhopeful (Ucbhopeful) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 08:21 pm: Edit|
it should be free speech. the moderators limit free speech.
they are violating the constitution. very un-american.
|By Mom101 (Mom101) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 08:45 pm: Edit|
Moderator, how do I get a job policing these threads? I'd do it free just for the pleasure of banning some posters!!!
|By Tsdad (Tsdad) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 08:50 pm: Edit|
The first amendment does not apply to these boards.
Congress [and by extension, state legislatures] shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
|By Geniusash (Geniusash) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 08:53 pm: Edit|
Yeah, the cc "man" can make whatever rules they want, and I respect that, but I must admit that these boards have become a lot less interesting over the past month.
|By Rachelvishy (Rachelvishy) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 09:01 pm: Edit|
Mom101, I truly hope that when I become a Mom, I can too seek the pleasure of banning teenage posters...
|By Ucbhopeful (Ucbhopeful) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 11:43 pm: Edit|
explain further tsdad. and banning teenage posters is not the answer. it is whether we are willing to open our minds and respect other people's opinions. if that is how they view the world, then respect them.
and Rachelvishy, you are just oppressing teenage opinion who are the future leaders of the world and suppressing their opinions does not aid in the effort to change the world.
|By Pookdogg (Pookdogg) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit|
Lol, spoken like a true Cal hopeful.
Did you read the TOS before making your screen name at CC? By agreeing to the Rules, you waived your version of the vaunted First Amendment. No one is making you sign up for this board and have your precious opinions oppressed. There are conditions for the gift that is College Confidential and you should respect that.
If you have an issue with the selectivity of posts getting snuffed out, I suggest you write a polite letter to the moderators via e-mail, not thread. I'm sure they will be more than willing to explain in exquisite detail why such topics as one's virginity and where to get good wings are not an optimum use of bandwidth divisioned out to college-related topics.
Your blind but bold defiance against the Man is promising, however. Berkeley should love you.
|By Brzrk (Brzrk) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 01:04 am: Edit|
Pook, you misunderstood absolutely everything I said. Read my post again and then read the rest of this one.
So the post asking what the best food in my town was acceptable (wasn't delteted) but God forbid anyone respond to said post? If the topic doesn't belong, fine, delete the whole thread.
I am fully aware that First Amendment rights don't exist on a privately owned message board. I am just inquiring as to how they decide what they permit on these boards. I did in fact read the TOS, and it says nothing making it against policy to post about one's virginity. My question is: Since the TOS does not adequately state what is and what is not allowed, may I please have a clarification?
I was also wondering if this was happening to anyone else.
I would hate for all the bandwith divisioned out to such college related topics as saturate this forum, ex. the 50 mock votes, "What programs are the best kazaa alternative", "Mace, pepper spray, self-defense products", "Team USA Screwed?", "Partial birth abortion ban", the threads about clothes or "Fashion help-winter jacket". Hell, there's a thread on spiders that's 8 weeks old.
My point is, if they want to restrict the forum to solely college related topics, fine. But if they're going to allow non-college related topics, they could at least give guidelines as to what is and what isn't a valid use of bandwidth. I have read every word of the TOS, and find nothing any of my deleted posts are in violation of.
Some posts I've had deleted were on purely college related topics.
|By Brzrk (Brzrk) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 01:05 am: Edit|
Wow, before I clicked on your profile and saw Berkeley I was about to say Oral Roberts.
|By Sheeprun (Sheeprun) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 02:03 am: Edit|
Since you said "I've read the 'help and rules' section"...
and since the rules clearly state: "Out of respect for both moderators and policies, discussion of moderator actions and forum policies is welcomed via e-mail; these issues are off-topic for the forums."...
...and then you proceed to question and discuss moderator actions here in the forum----right after you claim you read the rules...
...I must assume that you are purposefully choosing to ignore and break the rules.
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