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#1 Old 10-16-2008, 04:07 PM
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I got banned at a popular homesteading forum for saying the following, in summary:



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- 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.
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#2 Old 10-16-2008, 04:10 PM
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if you'd said the opposite here, you'd have got banned for it too.
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#3 Old 10-23-2008, 08:25 AM
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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!

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#4 Old 10-23-2008, 08:32 AM
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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.
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#5 Old 10-23-2008, 09:23 AM
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Why are forums, in general, so quick to ban someone? Whatever happened to freedom of speech?
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#6 Old 10-23-2008, 09:32 AM
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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.
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#7 Old 10-23-2008, 09:37 AM
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So it's censorship.
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#8 Old 10-23-2008, 09:49 AM
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^^^ or breach of contract?
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^^^ or breach of contract?



Exactly! You don't agree with the contract, you don't sign up. Simple.
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#10 Old 10-23-2008, 10:07 AM
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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.
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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.

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#12 Old 10-30-2008, 07:12 PM
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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
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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.
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Anyone else amused that FigsAndBerries now seems to have been banned?

Yes.
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Ott??
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#16 Old 11-08-2008, 12:04 AM
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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.

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#17 Old 11-11-2008, 09:15 PM
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Cute! How do you post that?
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#18 Old 11-11-2008, 09:44 PM
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Copy and paste
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#19 Old 11-12-2008, 05:25 AM
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Some forums don't like overly political (or preachy) posts. They find them inflammatory. I guess they all have rules.
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#20 Old 11-12-2008, 05:56 AM
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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.

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#21 Old 11-12-2008, 12:52 PM
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Pretty sensitive subject & always hard to figure out where to draw the line.
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#22 Old 11-28-2008, 11:43 PM
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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...



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How come I love reading other people's witty signatures, but can never seem to make an awesome one for myself?! Life is hilariously cruel.
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#23 Old 11-30-2008, 08:14 PM
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People don't like to hear the truth???
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#24 Old 11-30-2008, 08:24 PM
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^^^ looks more like they don't like to read oilpatch197's personal truth.
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