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RAB2010

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:05:57 PM

GasBuddy should consider limiting censorship of posts. Just because some one might find a word or thought "offensive" should not be grounds for censoring. The whole idea of censorship is offensive to some people, as it implies that there is an elite that knows better than anyone else.
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Don
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 4:23:01 PM

RAB2010 recently received a warning for using vulgar language on the website (I will not repeat what was used as the outlined example in the notification, nor will I abbreviate or imply it through symbols) however it was a derogatory/racial slur that would not be found acceptable on any website - including our own.

Feel free to review #8 and #9 of the General Forum Guidelines

-Don

[Edited by: Don at 1/31/2013 4:24:58 PM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:20:28 PM

The site owners and moderators don't want offensive language on this site and I for one appreciate that. It's their site and they can do what they like. If you don't like, don't use the site.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:14:50 PM

Not sure what you mean RAB2010. I have found the site fairly tolerant in allowing differing view points. If your issue is the use crude or vulgar language, I feel the site should delete those messages.
Can you provide some examples?


[Edited by: maxstar at 1/31/2013 12:17:44 PM EST]
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