Member Rara Avis
Sorry, but I have to put my nickel (ok, it's only two cents) in. I have to agree with Ron on everything so far ED. It is exceedingly difficult to draw a boundary between what should be allowed and what shouldn't be. I also think that leaving the responsibility on the administrator's head, per se, is a cop-out in and of itself. Each of us should take the responsibility for ourselves. But as I'm sure the administrators know, people aren't likely to do that. As an example: I posted something recently in the adult forum that was teetering on the edge. I was concerned that I might have taken it a little too far. Now don't misunderstand, I didn't write something in order to achieve a shock effect or anything like that. I wrote something and I posted it. But, I also wrote before the poem, that if ANYONE was offended, it should be removed. I am 100% against censorship, but, while I expect my rights to be protected, I can't expect them to be preserved at the risk of another's being infringed upon. As you can guess, if it was in the adult forum, it must have been pretty bad. So far, no one has objected to it, and the administrator, (lovely ms deVine,) has allowed it to remain until the time someone might be offended. But if it is removed, I will have no problem with it. I had a hard time deciding whether or not to even post it. In this I shared the responsibility, (perhaps a good compromise,) with the admin. and the members.
If someone is bothered by something, they do have the right to say something about it. If you didn't let them have the right, then you would be just as bad as someone who censored you.
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...most of us just don't have film!
[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 08-25-99).]