Again I would like to know what guarantees there are that freedom of speech will be protected. Without wishing to be disrespectful, how can we make sure this does not just result in moderators giving themselves more powers?(Original post by shooks)
Thanks to everyone for all the feedback in this thread so far - please keep it coming.
We'll be looking into all of these ideas. I can see there is a lot of support for improving the block functionality on the site, so we'll look into what we can do around that. We'll also update the functionality and messaging on the report post button so that it includes bullying as an option.
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- 19-11-2013 23:53
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- 20-11-2013 10:23
Again I would like to know what guarantees there are that freedom of speech will be protected. Without wishing to be disrespectful, how can we make sure this does not just result in moderators giving themselves more powers?
- 20-11-2013 11:58
This obsession with overprotective behaviour will only damage this society in the long run. People get offended too easily these days – we can see countless examples here on TSR – and if you continue artificially suppressing normal forms of human behaviour, e.g. social pressure and what is nowadays considered to be bullying, you will only raise a multitude of cowards and generally socially inept people who will stand no chance in the market, for example.
Rather than trying to manipulate people to comply with your arbitrary set of norms, they should be taught how to deal with natural conditions of this system, ergo defend themselves. It is rather tragic and counterproductive how inadequately are such issues currently handled, see this campaign. There is a natural order to this world and the sooner you realise that, the better (however, I am not saying we should not prevent extreme beating and constant humiliation, but those are just consequences of incorrect formative effects, so we should tackle mainly the root of antisocial behaviour, not the behaviour itself).