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[7]: Porn
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 21st Jan 2012 09:59 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Porn"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Throwing down the mod hammer meant DELETING COMMENTS.

YOURS is still THERE. Hence, I DID NOT TOUCH IT.

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?

http://i.imgur.com/IdzDc.png

Now, please stop lying.

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RE[8]: Porn
by Hiev on Sat 21st Jan 2012 15:52 in reply to "RE[7]: Porn"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

How come David can mode down 5 times the same comment¡

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RE[9]: Porn
by Alfman on Sun 22nd Jan 2012 20:53 in reply to "RE[8]: Porn"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Hiev,

"How come David can mode down 5 times the same comment¡"

I agree that is quite surprising. I've already made some recommendations for improving the value of the comment voting system to users, but it doesn't seem to have any traction with the site operators. Oh well, I'm thankful for the light touch with regards to real moderation, as opposed to the negative score of shame, which can't be considered censorship in my opinion.

On topic: I really don't know why porn is so divisive. If someone wants to keep it out of his own home, fine, but he shouldn't have authority over what other people have in theirs. Oh Brave New World.

twitterfire might be on to something, if porn were not taboo, and everyone were expected to view and discuss it more openly, then we'd be less repressed and humanity might be better off. It seems a lot of the most severe sexual crimes against women happen in cultures where porn is illegal and shunned (*).

* Just an impression, I've not done research on the matter.

Edited 2012-01-22 20:57 UTC

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