| |Lone WolfReady For RetirementPremiumReviews:
·Verizon Online DSL
I'm Guilty Too I remove nasty comments from my website's comments and guestbook although it rarely occurs.
It's our right to do so. I may read the comment and address a problem if warranted but I won't leave nasty messages up on the site. It's my business and I paid for the rights. So did WildBlue. Think of it as not as harsh as banning a member of a site for violation of Terms of Service.
Re: I'm Guilty Too Karl and the other "mods" do the same on here as well. Karl just doesn't like when its called out.
Re: I'm Guilty Too
They filter spam, and block people from spamming websites in sigs. I've never seen them censor a link just for the fun of it. Me thinks maybe you've got a tiny grudge because you had your wrist slapped once upon a time for being obnoxious.
they do filter and do ask you do NOT post links to other sites
Misleading title... Wildblue is not censoring access to critical websites, but merely disallowing links posted in Wildblue's own forum. Seems like a non-story to me.
"thats what i need, a digi cam for when i need to take pictures. im not going to go around taking photos and stuff." Julio
Re: Misleading title... again; blogs are NOT articles. they're blogs. And I have sent things into Karl- nothing is posted. He only posts for those who he likes. That has been known on here for a very long time.
| |DampierPhillip M Dampier
Re: Misleading title...
said by 25139889:Hey, if you want to write a guest article, even if it disagrees with everything I say, I'll publish it on Stop the Cap!, even if it is "counter-productive." You can PM me here or use the contact link on my site.
again; blogs are NOT articles. they're blogs. And I have sent things into Karl- nothing is posted. He only posts for those who he likes. That has been known on here for a very long time.
I don't think Karl or I are afraid of "the other side." I recall great controversy when the site owner here put up an editorial favoring data caps. It was as popular as a skunk at a wedding, but it got published.
I always allow contrary views, as Karl obviously does as well. I personally draw the line at personal attacks.
A good debate airs all sides and allows readers to make up their own minds.
Phillip M. Dampier
Editor, Stop the Cap!
Re: Misleading title... You do see the irony in someone like you, claiming the website somehow "extorts" companies and other crazy nonsense, still being able to post while you complain about censorship?
| |Camelot OnePremium,MVM
Re: Misleading title...
said by Mojo 17 :His comments serve to prove the point that sometimes trolls register for accounts.
You do see the irony in someone like you, claiming the website somehow "extorts" companies and other crazy nonsense, still being able to post while you complain about censorship?
Re: Misleading title...
No it didn't. Probably because I don't speak the language of crazy.
it actually did. Sorry if you don't understand.
nothing nasty This isn't about censoring "nasty" comments. They are censoring many civil conversations about several topics, truthful reviews about their service, general discussion or speculation of their competition, etc. The users are having problems with this because it is occurring in the "General Chit Chat" section where "Anything goes here (so long as it's acceptable for general audiences)" or the "Tech Chat: WildBlue and beyond!" where "Have a question about computers, routers, wireless networking or something else that isn't specifically about WildBlue service or equipment? Interact with other WildBlue customers and you may soon have the answer!". Whole threads have been deleted, CIVIL threads with general discussion, no name calling or fighting or bad mouthing Viasat, etc.. Sure they can do what they want, but why have sections on their forum labeled the above, if certain topics that are kept civil, are not allowed? At least state they are not allowed.
So... ...they're blaming Celestialstorm for the deletion then. Perhaps they would also do that for every other thread or post that was deleted. Some people here seem to be confused, quoting trollish comments that were deleted on this site to the non-trollish comments/threads that were deleted over there. They have deleted general conversations. Hughesnet as an example, people were saying what they liked about Hughesnet (download zone), what they didn't like (daily instead of monthly cap), and expressed a ~wish that Viasat could do better (which they could, wouldn't take much). That thread was civil, barring one or two posters which many threads have, and they were handled. If I owned a business, and had a "general" section on my forum (or a "sound off-vent here") and the customers were being reasonable (not trollish in general) I would take this as customer feedback. I would try to offer a better product than the competition. If I didn't, I would know this, and wouldn't mind if someone chose the competitor if it better suited their needs.