CENSORSHIP IS BAD.
I can’t resist pointing out how this thread is a PERFECT example of how the supposed “benefits” of censorship can turn around and bite one on the ass.
At the urging of Maui (and other) kiters, Toby censored, by deleting, a 20+ page thread on the subject of kiters allegedly abusing and/or annoying non-kiters by various actions, including (originally) ILLEGALLY kiting through the pond.
The thread was objectionable because it CLEARLY showed that the kiters were 100% WRONG
and completely unjustified in their actions with NO argument except extreme personal abuse directed against the complaining non-kiters and anyone else who pointed out the kiters’ unacceptable conduct.
NOW, I’ll bet that EVERY LAST KITER that advocated for said thread’s demise is desperately HOPING that THIS thread will help generate enough support to prevent a VASTLY MORE SERIOUS problem than not being able to kite through the pond.
Therefore, wouldn’t it be ironic IF, INSTEAD of deleting the subject thread, it had been allowed to continue such that enough pressure had been able to be brought to cause the MISCREANT kiters and their supporters to do the RIGHT THING (alter their launch/land technique and STAY OUT of the pond) and thereby prevent the situation from getting to its current stage?
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