Disapointment

Tuesday, April 24, 2001 7:19 PM
Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this site and all that it represents, but I found something wrong with the way some posts have been handled by the moderators. I think everyone knows what I am talking about. I have noticed a great deal of censorship in some of the posts, many contributions to threads being deleted entirly. I consider myself to be a very tolerant individual of all people no matter the lifestyle, skin color, eating habits or what have you, which is why I think the censorship of these posts is wrong. The internet is a medium that represents a new forum for anonymous discussion, whether it be rollercoasters or sexual preference or both. To have anyone's opinions censored or cut out should apall all Coasterbuzz surfers alike. I thought the whole point of such topics was to braoden our range of opinions and tolerance. I'm sorry but every persons opinion is as valid as the next whether it be disgusting, hatefull, hurtfull, intolerant or discriminitory. As a majority we may not be in agreement with such people, but that certainly does not give us the right to cut them out of the conversation, or to look down on them as wrong. I understand that some topics may become personal, but if this should be the case, the ENTIRE thread should be edited, not just the parts that appeal to the mods to make everyone feel better and make it seem like a perfect little world. The only way we can really achieve this goal, if at all possible is not by censorship of opinions, (I thought we put that behind us) but by letting everyone voice their own opinions, and deciding for ourselves on the individual level what is right and what is wrong. That is what is truely fair and just.
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Ghostrider = good
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 7:25 PM
Some hate is just plainly pointless and said for no reason or just to start flame wars. That should and needs to be erased. It's not nice to hate anyway. :)

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PKI-Wooden, Helix, and Kiddie Coaster Capital of the World!
The First and Only Gigabuzzer bigger than Millie, rising Faster than Maggie, and pulls more BS than MS ever will!!!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 7:28 PM

I'm not advocating hate here. All's im saying is that hate stems from ignorance, and if we don't care about others opinions, hatefull or not, thats ignorance: something that needn't be practiced. Yes, I realize this may not be the most appropriate forum for this discussion, but the topic came up and I'm a very opinionated person.
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Ghostrider = good
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 7:34 PM
I'm very opinionated too and some know about my flirting with disaster stab at CP, but if you say you hate something and especially don't say why, it looks like you're doing it to just press a few buttons and not participate in a true debate or conversation.

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PKI-Wooden, Helix, and Kiddie Coaster Capital of the World!
The First and Only Gigabuzzer bigger than Millie, rising Faster than Maggie, and pulls more BS than MS ever will!!!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 7:39 PM
I couldnt agree with you more, but without those posts to read we cant really understand the coherent and good comments that are made in their response. I think it can actually be beneficial to keep them posted so that we can see and point out how blatantly stupid such people are.

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Ghostrider = good
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 7:53 PM
But one point your missing. A lot of those posts were getting downright mean and hateful, that cannot be allowed on this site, period. I agree with the moderators on this, people who spout hatred don't all of a sudden get mature because you allow them to speak freely, they just get worse. Allowed to just go on, it would have sunk into a major flame war. That's where it was headed, and that was NOT the intent of the original poster.

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"You are the weakest link...goodbye".
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 7:57 PM
DWeaver, you are now the 4th person on Coasterbuzz I've seen with the same signature. Obviously, the show has caught on, but originality would be nice. You're free to say whatever you want though. ;)

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PKI-Wooden, Helix, and Kiddie Coaster Capital of the World!
The First and Only Gigabuzzer bigger than Millie, rising Faster than Maggie, and pulls more BS than MS ever will!!!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 8:01 PM
Just to be clear, I was the FIRST one with this signature ;) I'm in the process of changing it though, I just can't think of anything right now.
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"You are the weakest link...goodbye".
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 8:06 PM
As Jeff already posted, it was a sad day for CoasterBuzz.

However, the key word there is "was." Can't we please just put it behind us?

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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