Freedom of Speech

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    The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

    "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."

    As it pertains to internet message boards, do you think members should be able to post whatever they please wherever on the board they please and cry like little babies if their threads/posts are moved, or do you think there's a reason why subforums broken down into categories exists?
     
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    Since when does the first amendment apply to privately-owned messageboards? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    From the tone of the question, I am guessing this question is quite loaded. However, the First Amendment only applies to government. Board administrators have the right to kick the shit out of whiny bastards whenever they like. However, I think as a matter of policy, their actions should be self-restrained to the extent possible. Since I just gave you what amounts to a vote of support, mind if I ask why the question is being asked now?
     
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    Good point.
     
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    Hi Reilly. I'm sure Gunny will correct me if I'm wrong, but I have a hunch it was this:

    http://usmessageboard.com/showpost.php?p=623850&postcount=1
     
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    Thank you. :bowdown:
     
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    Censorship should be avoided, but moving threads and moving posts is NOT censorship. And as Jillian pointed out this is a PRIVATE board. We are members here at the pleasure of the Board owner and his Moderators. There are rules and they should be followed unless they are so confusing as to be unable to follow.

    Certain people post here and think they have a right to hijack threads and post the same paranoid drivel in any and all threads on every forum. The options left to the rest of us and the Moderators is to ignore them , or to move their crap to an appropriate area.

    Now I have not seen any claim that anyone is being denied the right to post if they have not violated board rules. Nor have I seen any credible claim that posts were deleted.
     
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    Curiosity mostly, to see where those who respond fall. The question really isn't loaded.

    It's being asked now because the issue has come up once again. I'm not pointing any fingers, since it has come up more than a few times in the past.

    IMO, when people run amock on a message board, posting whatever they please wherever they please, more intelligent posters just go somewhere where they don't have to put up with such crap.
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmm... weird. It's working for me. It's nothing major, just one of the whining threads about how mean big bad gunny is and how he doesn't let people have their say. lol...

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