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Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#1 13 years ago

How do you put a qualification on free speech? Who will make the decisions on what is and is not acceptable? The reason I am bringing this up is that I have noticed many people on these forums and in the outside world saying 'I believe in free speech. But not so far as you can say (Insert something they disagree with here)' So who here thinks there should be limits placed on free speech? And if so how can you still qualify it as free speech?




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#2 13 years ago

If you are looking for free speech in Gaming Forums, you will not find it here.




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#3 13 years ago

correct, you will not find it anywhere on GF




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#4 13 years ago

Even in the melee? Wow...




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#5 13 years ago

*Sigh* I'm talking about the wider world, not this little corner of it.




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#6 13 years ago

i put no. i just think since its free it SHOULD be free with nothing on it.

By the way: isnt it free speech in the Spam/test forum?




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#7 13 years ago

No, it's a private server.




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#8 13 years ago

You do have free speech wherever you go. You just might have to face the consequences of your actions if it is prohibited or otherwise restricted.

There are restrictions for various reasons, some for the common good, others not. For example, you shouldn't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theatre, seeing as you might cause mass panic and get some people trampled.




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#9 13 years ago

Freedom of speech should have limits. First off, when they say freedom of speech, this does not mean technically freedom of speech. It only means you are allowed to protest the government. That is what they mean when they say freedom of speech. You can actually protest anything. However, you are not allowed to yell death threats, fire, provacative words, stuff like that without getting in trouble, and for good reason. America does have freedom of speech, but it goes as far as protesting against the government, and other institutions. Just because we have free speech does not mean you can yell you will kill the president, even if you have no intention in doing so.

Total freedom of speech would only cause chaos that is not needed. The system we have right now works good enough. Sure, some places are too harsh and some aren't harsh enough, but not every institution can be perfect.




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#10 13 years ago
X-CJust because we have free speech does not mean you can yell you will kill the president, even if you have no intention in doing so.

In egypt they are very very very very very very very very very very serious about this. you say one thing about the president, in a news papaer or on TV you could be put in Jail. ecspecially when it is a threat to kill.