So here's the crux of my point: if a forum is going to allow cheerleading on one side, which is DIRECT PROMOTING, but the forum chokes off DIRECT CRITICISM on the other, then what you have is asymmetric moderating and asymmetric censorship. You are allowed to promote with no boundaries, but you are not allowed to criticize with no boundaries.
I liken this to the problems that arise with travel sites vetting reviews or what occasionally happens with Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes protects certain films from and edits out negative reviews in some instances, while not providing the same kind of diligence for reviews deemed "positive." Travel sites lose their value and any pretense of objectivity if they can't edit out purposeful cheerleading packing the reviews. If you are going to allow unlimited positive reviews without vetting the sources, then disallowing unlimited negative reviews has predictable outcomes, and you have effectively become part of the promoting process.
All of this is obvious, but is worth stating for the record.
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Could have just bumped the last thread, or the one before that, that you started about trolling, unless that one got closed?
I was hoping to see pretty young women in skimpy outfits in this thread.
I just assume that cheerleading does not involve jiggling in skimpy outfits, in accordance with rule 6.
Damnit!! I was hoping to see pretty young women in skimpy outfits in this thread. Don't tease us with cheerleading in the title.
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