Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Oct 2009 19:48 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes For a very long time now, OSNews' comment sections were governed by a set of rules that dated back to the very early days of OSNews. This set of rules has been amended a number of times over the years, but we were never really comfortable with such a dry, silly list of arbitrary rules that nobody read anyway. They were too much like an... EULA. So, we decided a change was in order, and I started work on a completely new approach.
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Then again...
by mrhasbean on Fri 16th Oct 2009 22:10 UTC
mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

There are many ways of calling someone a moron. Some methods may be more PC than others, but at the end of the day if you think the person is a moron and it's supposedly a free speech forum why not just call them a moron? You can sugar coat that stuff all you like it still has the same meaning - just more touchy feely - which in itself is bollocks anyway because that person and everyone else still knows what you mean. Anyone who can't handle being called a moron every now and then should probably be posting on http://forum.muppetcentral.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12

Foul language is another matter all together - most normal people use some profanities in their daily life but there are certain words or terms that shouldn't be used in a public forum. It's also foolish to think that this or any forum with moderators is a free speech forum. Any time the ban button is used it is censorship, regardless of how appropriate the ban may seem...

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