Posted Aug 15, 2012 18:05 UTC (Wed) by louie
In reply to: Tolerance
Parent article: Aurora: DEFCON: Why conference harassment matters
I have a very high intolerance for censorship as well. I think a lot of us who have been around the net for a long time have had that baked in (it's a big part of why I give to EFF and ACLU, for example). So I totally agree you're in a difficult spot.
But where there are alternative venues for the speech, it may be useful to think of it as being an editor (or a party host
), not being a censor. The position needs to be "feel free to say stupid things, just not at my conversation/party, where I want my friends to feel welcome" rather than "never say stupid things."
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