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1st Amendment

By say2joe ·
I think Tech Republic should abandon the "1st amendment" (insert own paradigm for those outside US) for its site and use their editors as censorship for threads and comments. Stupid people with biased, ignorant, or poorly articulated thoughts should not be allowed to post comments. I should probably be included in that category.

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Witty repartee...

by ValerieMichelle In reply to obviously....

volumes of core knowledge and some seriously jerky answers keep us coming back...don't fool yourselves. Ha! You love it here.

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you think?

by jdclyde In reply to Witty repartee...

yeah, this place has been good to me!

looking at the number one "hot discussion", "What an achivement...." pretty much sums up my feelings of this place.

Thanks for joining in! B-)

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It has been done

by Oz_Media In reply to There is no such thing he ...

Myself, Julian and GuruofDOS have all had threads pulled because SOMEONE decided to complain about them. And yet we see FAR more inappropriate threads these days than we used to. Friday Yuk would have been pulled in a heartbeat! We had one EXCELLENT thread pulled because someone was making phallic suggestions about condoms. Nothing even slightly offensive was said, one person whined and we all lost a great thread.

Actually now that I think of it, it was a thread about spam mail and ***** enlargement. Something we receive all the time in our offices?!

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Only recently

by jdclyde In reply to It has been done

when Underage was running around, did I ever see a post pulled. The rest were before I was active in the discussions I guess.

It is nice now the "hands off" approach, unless it gets way out of hand. Stand up for yourself, and quit your crying or take your ball and go home!

Funny, don't see many people throwing a lobo tantrum anymore, just people sniviling like in this discussion seem to have taken their place.

cry cry cry, off topic , cry cry cry.....

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Say2joe, you have rights too

by M_a_r_k In reply to 1st Amendment

You have the right to ignore any post you want. You have the right to call an innocent person whom you've never met biased, ignorant or poorly articulated. You also have the right to request that TR censor all posts. Why should you have so many rights when you are trying to remove the rights of other posters who post things that you do not like?

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That would take all the fun out it,

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to 1st Amendment

Now I wouldn't have included you in this category until you posted this.

How in this universe can censorship remove bias ?

It is a bias.

All posts should be balnaced, be their own devil's advocate ?

If someone goes overboard on the bias front, someone else will post an alternative, squint and you get somewhere near the 'truth' Whatever that is .

See above for an example.

I am going to try to cut down on the typos though, they are very distracting.

P.S. are you saying someone incapable of good 'english' grammar should not be able to post ?

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Darn straight!

by jdclyde In reply to That would take all the f ...

It is time we make the world become civilized and use REAL english.

How DARE people come in here, and not have at least three of their co-workers proof read everything they post? Don't they know you will get marked down? :0


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How does the 1st ammendment apply to TR?

by Oz_Media In reply to 1st Amendment

TR is not government, the first ammendment is not the right to free speech anywhere.

You should try taking the first ammendment challenge or something.

In what way does the first ammendment, or hinderance of free speech aply to a website?

The first ammendment has nothing to do with free speech anywhere except that the government cannot hinder your right to peacefully assmble and/or petition the government. It has nothing to do with free speech in public or anywhere else for that matter.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances? The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

I would say this is the most commonly misunderstood ammendment in your constitution, people use it everywhere as if they can say whatever they want anywhere they want and the 1st ammendment ensures that.

Shite, bollocks!

TR would not be TR without off topic rants and raves, completely tasteles humour and people shouting from teh treetops.

You can censor your own visit to TR though, click a different link if you don't care for the one you are viewing.

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by zlitocook In reply to How does the 1st ammendme ...

Geter done OZ, I like your style!

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A perfect example

by jdclyde In reply to How does the 1st ammendme ...

of why liberals in general in the US have no crediblity.

There are real issues from all political parties, but when it is people like this are the voice of the party, is it any wonder they don't get taken seriously?

It would be funny just how stupid some of these people are, if it wasn't so scary that so many other people that are just as stupid listen to them!

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