Originally Posted by meese
First, I think you tried to use that dirty 6-letter A***** word that's been banned around here.
Wow, this is the first I've heard of this. I guess I haven't been following the oil threads lately.
Perhaps someone can explain how the censorship of a brand name on this site fits in with the claim made in the McNews postings in Chit Chat
by an owner of this board that states:
"We operate communities that encourage and support the completely free flow of information among our members. The only control we impose on posting in our forums is if there is a violation of our clearly stated site guidelines."
Exactly what section of the site guidelines are being violated by a member when stating the brand name of oil they use or like? If there are individuals violating the site guidelines on commercialism then ban the individual from the site. Banning brand names is total BS, IMHO.
While I agree it may be annoying to repeatedly hear about a certain topic or brand name, singling one out over all the others for censorship does not seem to be appropriate. If one oil brand name is inappropriate then all oil brand names should be inappropriate and treated in the same manner.
Perhaps the policy makers should enforce sections of the site guidelines that are clearly being violated by members of this site. Like this one for example:
"Search the Archives:
Use the forum search feature or one of the major internet search engines BEFORE you ask your next question. Being asked the same old question over and over is very irritating. By not taking the time to search the archives or make a search of other internet resources BEFORE asking the group is like saying, "my time is more valuable than yours, so I'm just going to ask here instead of looking for it myself"."
Why not sensor, as in delete, every question that has been asked at least a hundred times and could easily be answered by following this site guideline or by looking through the technical section of the site. Of course I am being facetious and don't propose anything like this to ever be done. However I see clear grounds for this kind of censorship based on the site guidelines, whereas I can see no clear connection to the guidelines concerning the censorship of a product brand name.
I have to assume that this censorship is the result of the prejudice of some apparently influential person or persons on this site. Individuals whose dislike of a word supersedes the rights of anyone else to use the word.
Either the claim that there is free flow of information between members of this forum is a lie or people who use or like the not to be mentioned product are not considered members of this forum.
I wonder which it is?