Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 00:09 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes ...and we're back. Like so many other sites on the web, OSNews joined the worldwide protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT-IP Act, which threaten to end free speech, economic innovation, privacy, and the free exchange of information on the web. I don't wish to waste too many words on our participation, so consider this item as a sort of comment lightening rod to make sure that when the next story is posted, we can focus fully on its topic. Update: DC seems to be getting the message the internet sent today.
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RE[5]: Porn
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Porn"
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If you've been modded down so much, you've probably not merely said something that people don't agree with, but something really obnoxious.

He's lying. He has only one comment at -25 (most of his comments are modded up, with a few KDE-related comments at -6 or -7), and that's this one:

I didn't mod it.

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RE[6]: Porn
by Hiev on Thu 19th Jan 2012 22:05 in reply to "RE[5]: Porn"
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And it makes me wonder, why that comment was modded down, and am I laying when I say you have deleted some of my comments like this one:

"Google apologizers kicking in in 5..4...3..2..1"

You censor according to your interests and morals, don't be hypocrit.

Edited 2012-01-19 22:06 UTC

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RE[7]: Porn
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 22:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Porn"
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That's a troll. It was the first comment. You know just as I do it would've derailed the entire comment section before it started.

On top of that, we're not the government.

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RE[6]: Porn
by Jason Bourne on Fri 20th Jan 2012 13:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Porn"
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Thom. You are the one lying. What's the context for "As you can see, I just threw down the mod hammer"? I had this comment by -25 in just a few minutes. You censored me. And it was only my comment to spot -25 in a matter of 3 minutes. It is very well obvious that you didn't like the taste of my comment and "hit the mod hammer" on it, as you say. You didn't let it to others do it. You chose to do it. If there's no proof that you just made it -25, then why did you say such thing as hit the "hammer"?

Dude, censorship is the name of that.

You play whatever you like within your website. -1 was enough to make my comment hidden.

Here's what you wrote, and please don't go there and delete it.

One last thing concerning THAT thread, well, you may have had a good reason to censor me. Ok, I get it. Dutch proverbs. Ok. However, why didn't you pre-censor then upon the headlines? That's what you should have done: "THIS HEADLINE MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY NEGATIVE COMMENTS ON STEVE JOBS' CHARACTER". That would have been much easier for OSNews.

Edited 2012-01-20 13:45 UTC

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RE[7]: Porn
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 21st Jan 2012 09:59 in reply to "RE[6]: Porn"
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Throwing down the mod hammer meant DELETING COMMENTS.


Jesus H. Christ. Butthurt much? You were modded down by other commenters, NOT ME. Want proof? Here's a shot of the mod history of that post. Do you see my name there? DO YOU?

Now, please stop lying.

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