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MrTempler

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Is Moderation Censorship?
« on: August 14, 2013, 01:41:18 PM »
In my search to find out the difference between moderation and censorship, I came upon a bit of wisdom that applied to me:

"Moderation methods should not be portrayed or viewed as censorship or the presence of the “Thought Police”. When moderation is approached from a more proactive angle it becomes a valuable asset rather than a discouraging element."

BEGIN:

When I first started moderating forums, my ideas were simple:

1.) Curve arguments into constuctive dialog.
2.) Regular moving/deleting/editing of posts.
3. ) Keeping a moderate atmosphere where everyone is welcome to participate within predominantly universal well-intentioned guidelines.
4. ) Being able to show people not familiar with forum/website/internet use an open and entertaining way to spend time, learn, laugh.

But, when one of the forum members called moderation "censorship", I am now fighting with myself if it is.

How can I differ from censorship and moderation when the duties of (forum) moderation seem so like censorship?

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Re: Is Moderation Censorship?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 05:33:55 PM »
Moderation in my opinion should be dynamic and not going to extremes to become censorship... that is the point "the balance"

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Re: Is Moderation Censorship?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 08:00:57 PM »
Lo que trataba decir es que todos los extremos son malos... debe haber un punto que eulibre la balanza, no que se incline a favor de intereses de algunos

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Re: Is Moderation Censorship?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 08:06:31 PM »
El que juega el papel de moderador muchas veces censura, pero no solamente comentarios obscenos, en algunas paginas eliminan comentarios que no esten a favor de algun aspirante politico por ejemplo...
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Re: Is Moderation Censorship?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 10:20:22 PM »
Es en todos lados o cualquier cosa que se jacte de un toque de poder, no dejan lugar para los demas y nos callan la boca
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Re: Is Moderation Censorship?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2013, 07:01:37 PM »
La moderacion en algunos foros hasta donde he podido ver se terminan convirtiendo en censura, pero no se que toman ellos como base para prohibir e-wallet m-pesa

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Re: Is Moderation Censorship?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 02:03:29 AM »
De ninguna manera podemos aceptar que atraves de la moderacion existan censuras porqque ese no es la finalidad de ese sistema