Banned From The xkcd Forums

September 11, 2009 at 9:22 pm 4 comments

Well I guess this is Serious post, technically.

You can see why I got banned here link

I don’t mind if people disagree with me. Nobody should. In the course of debate people might say things that others find objectionable. Forums need moderators, and for the sake of sanity, they have to be the arbiters of what is acceptable. I get all this, but it still makes me mad as hell when individuals with power censor based on ideological disagreements and speech codes. And to then go further and selectively quote them in order to turn them into a characture and use group pressure in the hopes of guilting them into abandoning their ‘inappropriate’ world view (Which, in case you haven’t guessed, is what happened to me) is… I am just so angry right now that I’m doing a rare thing and using this blog to rant in a very personal way. But there’s nothing really more to say. It’s not even a big deal (Who cares about being able to post on the xkcd forums?) It’s just a matter of principle I guess. And I know I could have avoided being banned by simply not saying anything when the moderator edited my post and asserted with indignation that I should be shamed. I just can’t not decry such blatant ideologically driven censorship. Now I think back to all the other posts by other people that I see censored on blogs and forums, and I wonder just how legitimate the reason for their censorship was. You have my promise that the only comments that shall ever be edited or deleted on this blog will be those of spam bots.


Entry filed under: Evil.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. guenther  |  September 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    You got some lousy treatment. I like to see admins keeping things focused and keeping down the bickering. I don’t like them censoring opinions they don’t like. Especially since I’ve seen some pretty heinous statements on there, like the notion that it’s OK to abort children up to two or three years AFTER they’re born! If that sort of statement is allowed, they should have a pretty low bar in terms of what opinions are tolerated.

  • 2. andrewclunn  |  September 12, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Hey thanks, it’s good to know that I’m not simply deluding myself into thinking that I got a raw deal.

  • 3. nitePhyyre  |  September 15, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Hey, I actually read your post before it got edited. Az kept the ‘worst’ parts of what you said, but frankly your whole post was just circling that drain. It is a shame you over reacted. Oh Well. Have Fun. Keep the Socialism series going. Actually, I think I’ll go over and comment on that.

  • 4. andrewclunn  |  September 15, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Hey, it’s cool if you hated my post (feel free to repost it here if you have a copy somewhere and think it will make me look bad even or something like that.) My issue is with people editing what I write and then attributing it to me.


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