"Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the elements of disease and bring new elements of health; and where free speech is stopped, miasma is bred, and death comes fast."
--Henry Ward Beecher, American Congregational preacher, orator, and lecturer (1813-1887)
And since I witnessed the conversation as it occured, I have
no reason to doubt what Andrew says...
This is an atrocity, a disturbing display of inept and narrow-minded censorship.
Nothing said there was dishonest, rude or harmful to anyone with an ounce of common sense and decency.
This board occasionally verges on meaningful discussion and advancement, but everytime, something vital is deleted, the structure is shattered, and we fall into a quagmire of miasmic disrepair. This pathetic attempt to police the thoughts of free individuals within the purpose and intent of the board is pathetic and harmful to this board's existance.
I spit on you oh moderator, though I have been trying to play nice.
I note that you drove Wanderer away with just these tactics, deleting all posts reasonable or not, until he was frustrated into harrassing you and of course "banishment." At the time it seemed to me that you had goaded him into it, and now that seems inevitable. Part of your inherent dispicable dishonesty is the inability to admit to yourself that you are procecuting an individual with cause, and so you drive them to distraction with pettiness and trivial issues and then ban them for reacting with anger.
Well, I'll oblige you with my rage right now, oh coward of thine own mind.
Face the truth within your own skull, drive out your demons before you come and try to fix us. You are mad with power, and fraught with ignorant ineptitude.