some subjects are very touchy, and can cause great offense. however, i am of the opinion that such things should be confronted, and not run away from. if someone posts something, some question, that is plainly offensive, I think it should stay up. People who agree show their colors to everyone else, and people who disagree can take them to task, challenging them as to why they would hold such an abhorant position.
deleting such posts might protect someone's feelings in the short term, but coddling people does not help them learn how to deal with people in the real world they may find offensive. Further, by removing the chance at dialog, people can not make reasoned arguments to even TRY to convince these people they are wrong.
i am fiercy opposed to speech limitations, safe space policies, or other forms of hiding and censorship. you defeat bad ideas by debating them, using facts and reason to explain why they are wrong. you do not take a tyrant's position of simply declaring a point of view wrong, and commanding it be silenced.
Who agrees, who disagrees, and in the spirit of debate, why or why not?
- Moderators should remove things that could cause offense.75% (3)18% (2)33% (5)Vote
- The community should have the opportunity to engage offensive people.25% (1)45% (5)40% (6)Vote
- other (if you wish to take some middle ground or other third position, please explain it)0% (0)37% (4)27% (4)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I agree with you on censorship. But have you ever tried to have a discussion with some one on GAG when your opinion differs from theirs? I have had insults hurled at me then they will block you so as you cannot respond.0
Most Helpful Guy
they should only allow a post to be deleted if it's absolutely bad. like i went on a huge rant on how all muslims should be killed and they defend it to the death. besides that, who cares? i feel like a lot of people on the site kinda need to toughen up and not get offended about every single time someone hurts their feelings. it's the fucking internet. if they think this is bad, go on reddit and they'll rip your pussy ass apart.0