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OilPatch197 10-16-2008 05:07 PM

I got banned at a popular homesteading forum for saying the following, in summary:



Quote:
- The industrialization of our livestock industries is wrong, unhealthy, cruel and inhumane.



- Large corporations are primarly responsible for the mistreatment and abuse.



- We are charged by the Bible to care for our animals in practical ways.



- Based on these views, I don't greive when I hear of another slaughter house closing down, infact I rejoice.

It saddens me that people want to be willingly ignorant, and simply don't care. They are in it for themselves, for that paycheck no matter what unethical thing they must do.

jeneticallymodified 10-16-2008 05:10 PM

if you'd said the opposite here, you'd have got banned for it too.

peace 10-23-2008 09:25 AM

Yes, but it's a homesteader forum, not an agribusiness forum. One would think that, if not especially sympathetic to an AR viewpoint, homesteaders would at least be receptive to the notion of the food industry being too industrialized!

MrFalafel 10-23-2008 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by peace View Post

Yes, but it's a homesteader forum, not an agribusiness forum. One would think that, if not especially sympathetic to an AR viewpoint, homesteaders would at least be receptive to the notion of the food industry being too industrialized!



I've talked to homesteaders who were creating what could be percieved of as minature factory farms as part of revenue generation for their livelihood.

FigsAndBerries 10-23-2008 10:23 AM

Why are forums, in general, so quick to ban someone? Whatever happened to freedom of speech?

broccolichick 10-23-2008 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by FigsAndBerries View Post

Whatever happened to freedom of speech?



'Freedom of speech' does not pertain to online communities where people have agreed to follow a certain set of rules and restrictions in order to participate.

FigsAndBerries 10-23-2008 10:37 AM

So it's censorship.

jeneticallymodified 10-23-2008 10:49 AM

^^^ or breach of contract?

Melanie 10-23-2008 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by hoodedclawjen View Post

^^^ or breach of contract?



Exactly! You don't agree with the contract, you don't sign up. Simple.

Lentil Burger 10-23-2008 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by FigsAndBerries View Post

So it's censorship.

If I go into a church and start shouting about how Christianity is a fiction, I'd expect to get thrown out. I wouldn't consider my freedom of speech to have been restricted. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to say what you want, how you want, whenever you want.



Similarly with internet forums... some of your opinions may be considered inappropriate for a particular forum (advocating animal abuse on VB, for example). You're still perfectly free to go voice your opinion on another forum, or even start up a forum of your own. Your freedom of speech has not been restricted.

rabid_child 10-23-2008 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by FigsAndBerries View Post

So it's censorship.



Forums are not a free country. They are owned by an individual who pays for their upkeep. If you sign up for one, you agree to the rules of their "club" so to speak -- if you disobey those rules, you can expect that you will not be allowed to participate anymore.

seanmillion 10-30-2008 08:12 PM

Christians typically are willingly ignorant ... even if you don't come on so strongly, merely posing questions they cant answer will get you kicked out :P

Moophius 10-30-2008 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by FigsAndBerries View Post

Why are forums, in general, so quick to ban someone? Whatever happened to freedom of speech?



Anyone else amused that FigsAndBerries now seems to have been banned?



I'm not a board moderator, so I have to stick with virtual *****-slaps for people who think the first amendment applies to private organizations. Wish this forum had a fish-thwacking icon.

Lentil Burger 10-31-2008 04:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Moophius View Post

Anyone else amused that FigsAndBerries now seems to have been banned?

Yes.

The Lurker 10-31-2008 04:59 AM

Ott??

Puppet Master 11-08-2008 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Moophius View Post

Anyone else amused that FigsAndBerries now seems to have been banned?



I'm not a board moderator, so I have to stick with virtual *****-slaps for people who think the first amendment applies to private organizations. Wish this forum had a fish-thwacking icon.





Something like this?





Not the best. Rushed through it.

Moophius 11-11-2008 10:15 PM

Cute! How do you post that?

HummusKelpilot 11-11-2008 10:44 PM

Copy and paste

Gita 11-12-2008 06:25 AM

Some forums don't like overly political (or preachy) posts. They find them inflammatory. I guess they all have rules.

sleepydvdr 11-12-2008 06:56 AM

I was doing my own thing quietly and YOU are the one who created this post trying to make a big deal out of it. Keep flaming the fire. That must be what you want.


nkace 11-12-2008 01:52 PM

Pretty sensitive subject & always hard to figure out where to draw the line.

be_it 11-29-2008 12:43 AM

Isnt this the same as that guy who posted on here trying to do research for a vegetarianism debate? He signed up despite it being clearly stated that this is a forum for veggies or people seriously considering being veggie ONLY. Just saying...



Des

Jason607 11-30-2008 09:14 PM

People don't like to hear the truth???

jeneticallymodified 11-30-2008 09:24 PM

^^^ looks more like they don't like to read oilpatch197's personal truth.


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