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?
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.
So moderating comments is not censorship?
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.
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