Posted by Mike on November 18, 1999 at 20:09:01:
In Reply to: Re: Statement of policy posted by M on November 17, 1999 at 23:42:32:
Hmm now theres a tough one but here a start.
Although im strongy anti-censorship I think anything that is strongly racist, Sexist, ageist, sectarian, homophobic etc should be out as should anything which is groosly abusive of other people generally.
Libel and slander are obviously out too (because it could get the owners of this site in trouble and if it comes down to it the person posting it could be identified (if someone wanted to know badly enough to go to the trouble)
After that Is dependant on what the owners of the site and what purpose they see for the BB. If it is (as I imagine) to promote business/tourisim etc then anything that could project a negative image of the town shouldnt be allowed but how far should we go with this is the question.
In general I dislke censorship but as the people behind the site have editorial perogitive (same as newspapers dont have to publish the rantings of every nutcase who writes into their letters page) and Its entirely up to them what does/doesnt appear here whatever the policy is though we should know about it.
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