Conversation Between mattiasflgrtll6 and Yoda

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  1. 08-11-20
    This is not the only place to have censors (sitcomsonline use them too), so I don't really understand that reasoning. I know what you are trying to say, but I don't think removing censors would intellectually dumb down conversation or anything. Like I said, this only created confusion in this case since I was clearly talking about two different words, which is difficult to figure out now.
    Where we disagree is in the philosophy. You think the rules are encouraging people to post better. I find them too restrictive and a little untrustworthy, that people should be able to think for themselves instead. I would get it more if it was just stuff like racial epithets.
    We'll just have to agree to disagree.
  2. 08-11-20
    I've posted responses to that sentiment before, though for some reason I can't find it now to link back to it, so I'll summarize:

    The idea is obviously not to shield 10-year-olds from curse words. The idea is to force people to be a little more thoughtful, and to signal to members (and prospective members, since the overwhelming majority of our visitors are not members) that this place is a little different than the rest of the Internet, which has little to no rules for such things. I'm convinced it makes a noticeable difference in culture. It's fine if you disagree, of course, but I've been doing this over half my life and have as much incentive as anyone to try to find the right balances, and it seems clear to me it helps create the kind of place I'd like this to be.
  3. 08-11-20
    All right, I'll stop, but I still think the censor is a needless and outdated practice. No 10-year-old is ever gonna care about Movieforums, and in this case it just creates confusion in the post.
  4. 01-28-20
    I'll PM you. Which is the preferred way to inquire about anything potentially sensitive, for future reference.