Censorship at it's Finest
So last week I was on motocampers.com forum, and some woman made a comment about the fact that the forum is VERY conservative, considering that it's an adult forum. She thought it was a bit restrictive, as if children frequent that forum. A couple of the "moderators" chimed in, saying this is a "family friendly" forum and thus free from "smut" and foul language. Then they said if people want to talk "that way", they can go find another forum, because there's other forums better suited for that.
Then a few people made posts agreeing with these moderators, saying "well said". Well, I made a post disagreeing with these other posts. I stated that in my opinion, the censorship of that forum was excessive, to the point of bordering on communism, and that it seemed unamerican.
Well, I guess that struck a nerve with one "moderator". He quickly sent me an email advising me I have "been warned" that calling people names is a violation of forum rules, and that "continuing this behavior could lead me to finding myself by the wayside". I responded to him, stating that I didn't call anyone "a communist, or unamerican", but rather referred to the act of censorship as such. I then told him that motocampers.com has just found itself by MY wayside, as I don't want to belong to a forum that acts so Un-American. He then advised me that I would be "Gone in 60 seconds", banned for Life. As if I care. I did not use any profanity at any time. I just disagreed. He said I offended HIM, because he fought for this country. I told him to brush up on American history, to refresh himself on why and how this country came to be, and what the Bill of Rights stands for. Sorry for the long-winded rant. Just had to vent.
AKA The Green Hornet