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Moderating Hubs VS. Censoring

  1. JT Walters profile image70
    JT Waltersposted 5 years ago

    When I started on Hubpages I think I may have made a mistake by not moderating enough. As an artists' forum I wanted to be tolerant and give everyone an opporunity hence i didn't want to censor.  And so if it wasn't a clear violation of the Term of Service with Hubpages allowed the comment. I did so because I felt negative comments reflected more upon the commentor then upon myself.

    Can anyone tell the difference between censoring and moderating?

    Because I really believe in artistic expression not being censored.

    I really appreciate it. I have struggled with this question in my hubs moderation versus censorship. Where is the line?

    Thanks

    JT

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image59
      MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Only a governing body can censor.  This is a voluntary site.  When writer's sign up they are (should be) aware of the TOS and can choose to either obey them or go elsewhere.

      If something is hurting the whole of a business (Hubpages) then it is hurting every member of the site... including the writer that is being moderated.

      1. JT Walters profile image70
        JT Waltersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So moderating comments is not censorship?

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image59
          MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Not at all.  For many reasons.

          It is your hub, therefore your rules.

          Freedom of speech ends at your front door... or hub as it may be.

          1. JT Walters profile image70
            JT Waltersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I just wanted to be open and value other people's opinions as well but you are right if it hurts the community then I should censor it.

 
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