One voice.  

nightstogether 56M
818 posts
5/14/2005 3:12 pm

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One voice.

I have a blog elsewhere. I don't use that blog a great deal, but I have taken the trouble to take a little look at the way that it operates and what the restrictions there are. Basically, there are no restrictions on what can be posted, and there is no vetting whatsoever; this other blog site - based in the USA - runs along the lines of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought.

This other blog site has a mere two million members, where AdultFriendFinder claims to have over eighteen million 'active' members, of which there are never more than 100,000 online at any given time. The other blog site manages to handle over five hundred entries per minute, where AdultFriendFinder has a very very minor percentage of that.

The restriction on comments, the vetting of entries and comments have never been explained to theose of us who pay money for the 'service' offered here. There are no FAQs for bloggers here either. But, somewhere out there, are people who decide what we are to be allowed to think and what we are to be allowed to say. I mentioned in another post here the fact of a man who described the violent of his wife and the fact that this entry was acceptable to AdultFriendFinder.

I suspect that someone at AdultFriendFinder, if there is a real person who does the thinking there, needs to take a few moments out of their precious time and reconsider what they are offering here, and bring themselves into line with the needs and desires of their paying customers, as well as the very clear and long standing Constitution of their own land.

private-intellectual (.de)

sadock76 44M

5/14/2005 6:57 pm

Here Here!! Okay, now I've got to take my time and think of everything I want to say the first time around. The totalitarian censors at AdultFriendFinder won't give me a second chance. Thanks again for the Orwell rec btw.

Freedom of speech and expression are critical to the American way of life so long as they don't endanger anyone. And it's highly unlikely a blog is going to do that. Yeah, it could happen but restricting the # of comments we're allowed would not prevent it. And if the censors let through, who knows what else they'd let get by.

I'm seriously vexed by AFFs decision to limit our creativity, expression, and communication with one another. I might be able to see putting minor restrictions on standard members, but isn't the whole point of being a gold member to have unlimited access to everything?!? I'm praying that it is a technical error rather than an executive policy decision, but I'm not too optimistic.

Multiple commentary is essential to keeping blogland a productive and happy place. If we are limited to one each, there can be no real communication. I'm relatively new to blogging, but I foresee limiting comments to one per person as being disastrous to the blogging community.

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
5/15/2005 4:17 am

a lot of split personalities are appearing twins being born over night,not the answer but a way of getting round things for now

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