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unhinged we all bitch and moan. some of us say 'oh these people are filling blather with junk and should be eliminated' or 'i can say whatever the fuck i want to say' or 'you are such a fucking hypocrite' but we all including myself have gotten so wrapped up in controversy here at one time or another that we don't see it. there are always the people who say blather is a haven to say what you want but don't you people see that we have all been hypocrites at one time or another here cause we weren't open to consider all sides? that if you are going to indulge in hypocrisy that you should realize it and tolerate it when others do too because we all do? instead of attacking people under false names with intentionally hurtful things to say hoping we are ruining someone else's day? why do we have to do that? yeah it's the internet, but it's also a community. do you do the same thing to your neighbors? or do you hide behind your real face and just spit venom behind their backs? lash out, get annoyed, say what you want, but don't intentionally hurt people. that is the one thing that is going to ruin this community. when we all turn into bitter bitches as one such bitter bitch mentioned today... 011229
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SuicidalAngel Somebody say Amen. 011229
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Aimee amen 011229
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Jenna Amen Amen! 011230
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Mahayana: Zakah: Sangha Jewels of Refuge ...[....] [.....] [..]
you never really [...][...] i was talking [...] [....] [...] so how can you [....] [.....] [....] [...] [...] know [....] anyhow [.....] [.....] [....] absolutely [....] [....] anyone [.....] myself

[you think sometimes we censor ourselves, to ourselves, without even knowing, or is the knowingness always there in denial]
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stryper upon cactus i was gonna say something... 011230
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kerry amen sista

praise god almighty

amen

[heheehehe]
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ClairE ::CENSORED:: 011230
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oren It must have been good... 011230
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reitoei how can freedom develop if there is censorship? censorship halts those who would speak of walruses and binds us to a single view, usually the most conservative. blather is no place for censorship, or spelling corrections. 011230
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unhinged so people should have the freedom to say whatever they want even if it's to intentionally hurt them with basically no provocation? everyone should be censored...it's called consideration. 011230
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reitoei there are limits to what one syas of course, but voluntary. 011230
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Dafremen Da do0d speaks. And speaks well.

Now..seems that it isnīt what the blatherer blathered, but how the reader interpreted it that is the REAL problem.

How to rid ourselves of these self indulgent finger pointing novellas?


Simple:

Enjoy the show and pretend that THAT is EXACTLY what it was intended to be.

And YES...most CERTAINLY...AMEN.
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oren What does spelling corrections have to do with censorship?

By the way, there is no censorship in Blather. Why should anyone be worried about it?
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unhinged uummm...yeah...that was kinda the point... 020101
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Becky It's not that everyone should be censored here (the considerationg thing). It should be that the people here are mature enough to censor themselves.. not have someone censor for them. 020101
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birdmad the thing about self censoring is kind of self defeating since a lot of what people say here is said because they assume (as i did when i got here) that this was a place where you could conceivably say things you might not say in front of your family or friends for fear they wouldn't understand or might judge you harshly over...things you were dying to say but not necessarily to anyone in particular

the only reason any people on blather tend toward self censorship now is because there's this feeling now of being "known" and along with the greater number of people who have come to blather already knowing each other in the real world, it has, for better or worse altered the landscape of blather... the thoughts expressed here no longer come across as unfettered because lately there always seems to be someone or other with a disparaging remark at the ready

" dont_even_feel_free_on_blather "
is the case for a lot of people around here anymore because no one wants to get hassled by the cliques or the critics

because of how long i've been here, my blather_longevity, if you will, i don't worry about these things very often anymore, (kind of like those animals that are too big to worry about predators) my different names are more a reflection of my varying moods than anything else

i do admit, however, that the last thing i want to see around here is another blather_pissing_match (three of you especially know precisely who i mean)

and no, unlike some, i won't be surprised shocked or even the lest bit defensive if this statement elicits a few "fuck you's" from the audience because i know better than the participants in the last great pissing match that people who jump on others about the content of their blathes should be fully prepared for the responses they will get from their targets

blather_is_blather after all
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syringe I think this blathe is
a [----] of [----] and a
complete waste of [----] time!
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TalviFatin poop. ha. cant censor that! cant censor anything! Words are words. words are meant to be said, typed, seen, and heard. 031005
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specialk who cares what people read on blather? you are all here to have fun and just talk/blather, so are you going to let a little language screw that up for you then blather isn't the place for you. I do understand that it's mere consideration, but only to a point. If every other word out of your mouth happens to be the "F" word, FREEDOM OF SPEECH to you! you can say what you want to, if it affends someone and that was it's intention... then confront that person personally, not on blather... it wastes good blather space!


so just enjoy the lovely friendships that have emurged from this fantastic site and live life to the fullest!! ENJOY!
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meta meta 060412
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thy see_also: freedom_of_speech 120505
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dafremen "Sorry..but the communal enforcement of self-censorship isn't self-censorship at all. you can't have it both ways. if you say, you should censor yourself if you say this or else we'll censor you is akin to saying - people shouldn't make pornographic movies...if they do it's in blatant disregard to community standards and we should prevent it. and i agree that this is something we allow in the public/private distinction in society. I just think blather doesn't fit a situation in which censor is desirable or necessary. on the contrary, it is the very free expression zone blather provides that we find such a refreshing change from the restraint we must show at all times in most forums. but mainly, what you propose certainly would undermine any ideals of self-censorship." - stork_daddy (see also: sick_of_kx)

Hear! hear! I've been here since 2001 PRECISELY because this is one of the few places on the planet where true freedom of expression has been given a chance..and it WORKS! And it's pretty f---ing amazing!

Is it the cloud where I keep all of my writing? Is it the friend I vent to? Is it the place where my friends hang out? Is it a story book? A poetry book? A drama-filled reality show? Is it a peep show? A porn mag? A place for keeping newspaper clippings? Is it an alternative collaborative dictionary project? Is it a colorful exercise in php art? A tech journal? A lovers' secret rendezvous spot?

It's all of the above and more because it is uncensored.

Fuck changing that. And fuck blather censorship.
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epitome of incomprehensibility Hm. A porn mag. Definitely.

But - seriously - I felt like standing up and cheering at the end.
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