Feedback on Átila's Vision for D

FeepingCreature feepingcreature at
Fri Oct 18 15:39:09 UTC 2019

On Friday, 18 October 2019 at 14:21:59 UTC, Ethan wrote:
> On Friday, 18 October 2019 at 12:48:52 UTC, FeepingCreature 
> wrote:
>> It makes *some* limited sense in the context of "free speech", 
>> where many people genuinely mix up the human value and the 
>> freedom from government interference guaranteed in the US 
>> constitution. It makes no sense in the context of "censorship."
> Indeed. You're free to say whatever you want without fear of 
> legal recrimination.
> But hiding behind "free speech" when being called out for 
> questionable behavior and downvoted? Nope. That's entirely a 
> social construct, and if you want to roll with a social group 
> you need to behave acceptable for it.
> Downvoting. It's not moderation if everyone's calling you an 
> idiot.

Downvoting... ?

I want to ask "are you responding to the right person", but 
actually... are you responding on the *right website?*

Anyway, my point was just that banning people for holding certain 
kinds of views is absolutely censorship. It's required, and it's 
censorship. Even if a private person does it, it's still 

We shouldn't change the definitions of words just because we 
don't like how they make us sound.

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