When I hear people complain about being censored on here I just side eye *reeeeal* hard. Like what are the things you can't post that you really want to post? Do you want to talk about hating other people or having sex with children or animals? Because that's like the only things you can't talk about. And who is it hurting to not hate other people? No one. Who does it hurt to talk about hating other people? Everyone.
I'm in the middle. I know I can be harsh but I'm real and sometimes that harshness is needed when enforcing a point, and this can cause some users to get irrational which can show them how negative they actually are when it comes down to it. A lot of relationship problems do involve telling people things they don't want to hear. This messes with cognitive dissonance. I find it to be a balance. At the same time, there's clearly many people looking for a fight when it comes down to it but those people typically are only here to troll... anonymously a lot of the time. If people would just flag them I'm sure there would be much less of it.
I know I'm blocked by many people on this site already and I've never felt the need to block anyone myself. I've also gotten comments about how they like that I'm real about things myself which has lead users to asking me more personal questions to help them (granted they can be long walls of text). There's been countless times where you'd have certain users posting the same "question" day in and day out. I recall one tall girl obsessively hating on shorter girls and when I'd open the profile, it was the same question repeated. Way back in the past there was also a user who kept posting "questions" about his refusal to approach women anymore. These kinds of people need harsh treatment. Sure it'll likely anger them temporarily, but they'll come around.
"Freedom of speech" doesn't mean other people have to listen to you... You could kick someone off of your property if he/she were making an ass of him/her self, so why couldn't you kick someone off your server/site/whatever? (this feels really icky, by the way... I like to think of myself as part of the problem, in my own way...)
I voted C), mostly because there are just some things that you can't really sugarcoat if you want to get the point across and want to get long-term positive results. However, that doesn't mean we should directly disrespect people and resort to name-calling and petty insults.
As for safety, I think our biggest concern is the random creeps who randomly message females even though they obviously weren't interested in starting a convo with random weird people who ask them about whether they've tried double penetration. But it's difficult to moderate this element of the site.
We don't possess this magnitude of power to shape the community into whatever we want it to be. we should be proud of ourself if we shine up one single person's life. Unless there's a shotgun pointing at our head when the time we can't help thinking something malicious, even there's a law and still people breaking it. and there's rarely a rule in cyber world. you expect people to follow a specific rule based on their morality , i wouldn't call it risking.
I don't think a community with a basis and format such as this should ever be muzzled. however, I think there should be a verification option that without doing, stops you sending or receiving messages (cut down on creepers and help protect young users)
Hmm... let's see. I guess some discussions are pretty good, and I really wouldn't want someone to feel limited in what they want to say. However, some things I know that were said to me could have been handled a bit differently which is why I voted C/Unsure/Somewhere in the middle because although we may disagree, there really isn't any need to start violent insults or wishing terrible things on people.
Here were some of my personal GaG favourites directed at me:
"Go tell your dad to wash his dick because your breath stinks." "Get you're 80 year old Betty Crocker ass off my post you no help mo'fucker." "Your mom should have had an abortion when she was pregnant with you." "If the human race becomes extinct and you're the first to go I'm happy with that." "You married a schmuck." "I hope you get cancer and die a horrific death." "Go get raped and get pregnant." "If I become anything like you at 40 I'll stab myself in the face."
I'd rather everyone be honest. I don't like when people hide behind masks and smile in your face when they're thinking bad thoughts.
Tell me what you think, I'll do the same, and we go about our way.
There will always be people who will make others feel "safe" and "loved". But then again, those people, if they need that, need to go to a real support group and get off the Internet---there are all types of people on here and not all of them are going to give the safe/love vibe.
I just think GAG has more sensitive people than not though.