Unban Willpower Petition

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by erowid, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. erowid

    erowid Member

    I'm pissed off right now, they banned willpower for expessing a metaphorical opinion of someone being a drama queen it's bloody redicuous. This forum was the main way I was contactin him for a communal livin project were doing and now some self-righteous moderator banned him for his "free"speech. I'm just asking for some responses or posts of agreement here. If your curious as to the justifacation of the ban you can check for his previous posts his names under the communal living forum fairly recently.

    Make no laws whatever concerning speech, and speech will be free;
    so soon as you make a declaration on paper that speech shall be free,
    you will have a hundred lawyers proving that "freedom does not mean abuse, nor liberty license";
    and they will define and define freedom out of existence.
    --Voltarine de Cleyre
  2. Templedragon

    Templedragon Peace through Spirit

    I don't have a position, but the sad reality is if you truly want a free speech site for yourself you should start one. This one is someone's baby, they have put a lot of work into it, and if they feel they should ban someone all you can do is what you are doing, or accept it.

    Freedom of the press is reserved for people who own presses. I didn't see anywhere that this site claimed it was a free speech forum, but that doesn't mean it is not written somewhere. Virtually all forums worth reading are moderated by someone, and they have to make judgement calls. If it was me, I would have apologized.

    Less drama & easier on everyone. That's just my take on it. I'm a noob anyway, and a creepy old guy :)

    Pizzas, V-
  3. cobcottage

    cobcottage Member

    Well, I'm not going to judge anyone one way or another. Your right, we can go somewhere else if we need to.

    I would just like to ask the moderators to kindly rethink what they have done, as he is a part of the community here and a hole will be left when he is banned.

    Thank you:)
  4. erowid

    erowid Member

    check the top of your browser when you first enter the forums, and I'm not saying the moderators don't have the right to do what they did, Im saying it is hypocritical twards what they claim to stand for, and I am never tolerant of hypocracy.
  5. kitty fabulous

    kitty fabulous smoked tofu

    my position on this matter has already been clearly stated. i agree will's banning was unjust, and an over-reaction.

    erowid, i am pming you now regarding will's project.]

    edited to add that the ban is temporary & will told me he'll be back in 10 days. however, i still think it was unjust in the first place, and stand by those views.

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