Censorship at the Randi Rhodes Message Board?
Well, perhaps it's just a way to stop the "personal attacks". For years members have put up with mods ignoring complaints and threatening those who complain about mistreatment by some members of the board and a different set of rules for the 9/11 forum than the rest of the board. Now with the election coming up they are censoring it even further. Insults have been a long standing institution at the 9/11 forum but now that there's an important election coming up, Admins seem scared to let potential new members and googlebots see what they've let become of their message board. If you personally attack another member you could get kicked off the board, unless it's in the 9/11 forum. Read the "pinned" post by one moderator below. What it doesn't say is that they are no longer making the 9/11 forum public (it's admitted to by a moderator in a different thread). You have to be a member (not a guest) and log in to read the 9/11 forum, but not on the rest of the forums. You can read the topics below, but you can't view them unless you are a member. Try it for yourself: http://forums.therandirhodesshow.com/index.php?showforum=13
So, if anybody here is holding out for Randi Rhodes to join the truth movement now that she's joined Nova M, I wouldn't hold your breath. I'm sure she's well aware of what's going on at her message board! Just for the record, all sides of the issue are guilty at the RRMB. 9/11 is a touchy subject. It's just that it seems like the Admins didn't want a 9/11 forum from the beginning - the members demanded it. And by not managing it correctly, they let it slide downhill until it became an embarrassment to them and they chose to hide it from view, essentially killing it without really killing it and then blaming it on the members.
The 9/11 forum is now, officially, a "gloves off" forum, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK
The Mod Team has decided that the 9/11 forum is too volatile for us to moderate in an effective manner. We discussed our options and decided that, rather than banning the discussion of 9/11 totally, we would simply stop attempting to enforce certain rules, as follows:
1) The rule against personal attacks no longer applies to the 9/11 forum. Please do not report incidents of this nature.
2) The rule against "sowing upset and discord" no longer applies to the 9/11 forum. Please do not report incidents of this nature.
All other rules are still in effect at this time, however, we reserve the right to amend this policy when the need arises.
Another telling thread:
This is the closing post:
Closing the thread.
If you don't like the new rule changes on this forum, don't post on this forum.
If you don't like the fact that you have to log in to see the discussion here, start your own discussion board or blog where everyone can see it.
And remember, the mod team is made up of volunteers. We don't get paid do to what we do. If you want an answer to why we did this on this forum, look at yourselves. We've put up with the nonsense here for years. We just aren't going to do that any more. There's an election coming up and we need to concentrate on that.
Remember that Mod Bashing is not allowed on any of the forums so stop doing it.