It wouldn't matter if wind_rider was 100% wrong and only motivated by maliciousness.
If the forum is going to PRETEND that it offers the opportunity for individuals to communicate with each other about topics affecting kiting, then ANY censorship is BULLSHIT
Anyone who is "offended" by a post or a thread can either respond with objections or NOT.
Although I haven't read the forum's terms lately, I'm pretty sure they include a disclaimer that the content may be offensive.
It would seem that threads which detail wrongdoing by kiters are subject to censorship.
Wrongful behavior by irresponsible kiters is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT REASON FOR BANS/RESTRICTIONS.
It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that covering up wrongdoing PROMOTES IT !
Therefore, it is extremely BAD for the sport
to cover up and/or chill the discussion of kiter misbehavior (although it might be beneficial to certain specific groups with INFLUENCE).
HAS A PURPOSE.
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