[Noisebridge-discuss] Don't make me turn this hackerspace around

LinkReincarnate linkreincarnate at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 21:20:46 UTC 2014

"This is not your moment to get the last word in on yesterday's
arguments. I will individually moderate folks who rekindle those

Are you saying that you are disallowing me from making substantive
rebuttals to claims about men made in the thread Modern Sexism.  If so
I would like that spelled out for posterity.  If that is the case I
also think that is not what moderation is supposed to be used for.

Censorship is censorship regardless of whether there are  ancillary
motivations (or if these are secondary motivations as I suspect) or
the largesse of the actor applying said censorship.

Censorship is not something only governments can do.

Also as a side note.  Acting through a proxy (as happened here where
another moderator "promoted" Tom to moderator for the explicit purpose
of being their proxy in this incident) when you are  worried about the
appearance of bias or conflict of interest does not remove the bias or
conflict of interest inherent in said action.  It only uses subterfuge
to obfuscate the source of the bias.

Shutting up dissent never strengthens an ideological position.  It
weakens it by allowing untested ideas to become cannon.
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