I removed the O'Rielly thread because its most important parts were censured
The quotes of what amounted to soft-core pornography were the "most important parts"? Why would they have to be posted here when links were provided so that such as wanted to read it could? Putting that up might very well be worthy of censure. " 2 : to find fault with and criticize as blameworthy" from Merriam-Webster
Or do you mean that they were censored?
Either way, this might be looked on as a guide or lesson in discretion for posting perhaps. Not everything that a person says or does is necessarily appropriate for every
venue. Discernment and discretion are very helpful things to learn. There are ways to get a point across without dumping everything.
and I removed the Moby thread because it ran its course.
Maybe for you it had, but apparently other people were still on it, even if it had wandered as threads tend to do on the Net (a fine old tradition, that
) By what authority do you decide for others? The world goes as it will and not as any one person decides it ought to. The forum will go as it will and as the mods try to guide (mostly with a gentle hand. I've seen places where threads are locked and people banned in a most autocratic manner.)
I've also seen too many people who decide that things that they've written/posted/blogged made them look bad and they've erased it as though to make like it never happened. But other people read them and commented on them and now that the pieces are gone it makes the eraser look bad in he/she couldn't take disagreement or other opinions or they couldn't say something like "I was wrong back there." It's very Human to not like to admit to making a mistake, but it's a vital thing to learn.
Sometimes it seems like three of the hardest sentences for a Human Being to learn to say are "I don't know." "I was wrong." and "I'm sorry."
Too much random philosophizing... better go find coffee.
With respect and apologies