Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jul 2012 17:54 UTC
Google Fantastic initiative by Google. Anna Peirano details: "Google is launching a new campaign called 'Legalize Love' with the intention of inspiring countries to legalize marriage for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people around the world. The 'Legalize Love' campaign officially launches in Poland and Singapore on Saturday, July 7th. Google intends to eventually expand the initiative to every country where the company has an office, and will focus on places with homophobic cultures, where anti-gay laws exist." As proud as I am of living in the first country to legalise same-sex marriage, it's easy to forget we only did so in 2000. Also, it's about time the large technology companies of the world started using their power, reach, and money to do good. Hopefully, this initiative will transcend company boundaries, uniting them behind a common, noble goal.
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RE[6]: Explanation
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 8th Jul 2012 22:02 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Explanation"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

There is. Letting users to mod by voting down comments if they don't like and/or agree with them.


I wouldn't let users vote on "black people should not be allowed to marry white people" either - I would remove a comment like that immediately. This is non-negotiable. If you do not want to visit a site that removes discriminating comments, you should not visit OSNews. As simple as that. I'm now closing the discussion on moderation. Keep that in mind.

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RE[7]: Explanation
by Soulbender on Mon 9th Jul 2012 02:40 in reply to "RE[6]: Explanation"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I wouldn't let users vote on "black people should not be allowed to marry white people" either


Dude, do you really not understand what the moderation is? We are not voting on if X should be allowed to marry Y, we're voting on if the comment has merit and is worthy of discussion.

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RE[8]: Explanation
by Anonymous Penguin on Mon 9th Jul 2012 03:05 in reply to "RE[7]: Explanation"
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2005-07-06



Dude, do you really not understand what the moderation is? We are not voting on if X should be allowed to marry Y, we're voting on if the comment has merit and is worthy of discussion.


As the moderator and then administrator of a 600,000 user technical forum, I have always criticized this site for that. I am glad that Thom has done some real moderation tonight.
In "my" forum mods can delete a post or topic at their own discretion, no reason given. If users complain in public, they can be suspended or banned. That is how it works in most forums.

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