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

Tom Lowenthal me at tomlowenthal.com
Wed Mar 19 22:03:26 UTC 2014

I have placed Linkreincarnate on moderation for continuing a thread
which got out of hand yesterday. If someone else replies to one of
those threada (even if they change the subject line), I will place
them on moderation too.

Link, you are not the only person who wants to get the last word in.
Other folks contacted me about continuing the thread, but it seems
that everyone else has managed to resist the xkcd 386 temptation.


On 19 March 2014 14:20, LinkReincarnate <linkreincarnate at gmail.com> wrote:
> "This is not your moment to get the last word in on yesterday's
> arguments. I will individually moderate folks who rekindle those
> discussions."
> 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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