Can you please recommend another forum for unmoderated discussions?
Attempting politeness in every way here folks. No judgment upon this site at all. You’ve built a nice place and you deserve to keep it to your liking.
Unfortunately it is not for me. Hopefully someone here can recommend another forum that is more suited to my personality.
What I’m looking for is a forum where people can speak their minds without fear of judgment. I’m mature enough to moderate myself and actually prefer to learn about all types of human nature, including and especially the rude and obscene. Many of those people have not only turned into friends, but give me cause me to examine myself as well.
I’m from Wis.dm and that taught me the benefits of having a tough skin. Just throw me in the water… I’ll learn to swim just fine.
Recently one of my questions was removed, under the premise of being a duplicate. I understand completely and will honor the decisions of those in charge here. I do feel the situation would have worked itself out though, and without the need to censor thoughts.
You see my friends, words are the most important thing in the world to me, both your words and mine. They are the symbolic representation of our thoughts. Our thoughts make up who we are as living beings. Ultimately, censoring questions and comments is the same as censoring a person. I feel this is directly opposed to the pursuit of enlightenment.
Recently, a comment from one of my Wis.dm rivals was censored. I would really have enjoyed hearing his thoughts, no matter what they were. He and I have a pretty grand history for intensely thoughtful debate. Together, our discussions have sparked the thinking of others as well. I believe our arguments have helped us both become better people, understand opposing positions, and assist ourselves in working out our own thoughts, between us and no one else.
Another stimulating friend just told me that he was banned for questioning the moderation practices. This person is very thought provoking, and it’s unfortunate that his comments are not looked at deeper. This forum has lost a very critical thinker because of it.
Another respected thinker flew through and didn’t like the platform, deciding to avoid it altogether. He will be missed, for although we agreed on very few points, his mind is vast and is respected by myself as highly intelligent. He and I both appreciate a poking jolt every now and then, challenging our throne of thoughts, testing our temperaments, and all the while, discovering who we are, and finding ourselves present within the other.
I do not wish to alter the environment here. If anyone would be so kind as to provide me counsel as to another forum that is more to my liking, you would have my deepest gratitude.
The way to happiness is quite clear… Practically invisible!
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