Mudcat Café message #2755973 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124666   Message #2755973
Posted By: GUEST,pattyClink
30-Oct-09 - 03:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: The problem at Mudcat? Moderated thread
Subject: RE: BS: The problem at Mudcat? Moderated thread
Haven't noticed the offending threads, I guess the casual user is not seeing all the ugliness that the moderators see. So first I would say, let's not let a little dirty tidal pool distress us, let's appreciate the vast ocean of good stuff right next door.

This site is supposed to be about music, with BS threads tolerated in the spirit of friendship, conversation, and discussion.   

There are three ways to deal with ugly contributions.

1. Disenfranchize problem posters bent on sowing hate or discord.

2. Delete nasty posts one at a time.

3. Or, and this is my preference, shut down and delete threads that start out nasty or become that way. Once the trolls and hostiles can no longer pursue their game, they go find a new playground.

Does that violate absolutely pure free speech? Yep. Does the Mudcat community have the right to bounce or thwart troublemakers? Yep.