Nerd war! Another former Boing Boing commenter, David Turover, goes public with the weird comment moderation habits of a popular site following our Editor's inhumane banishment.
Welcome to the club. I was banned for posting a history lesson on the Kashmir conflict in response to a post by Oxblood Ruffin celebrating the supposed resistance against Hindu occupation and intrusion into traditionally Muslim-only land. Before that, I had posts deleted for citing the Hague Conventions. Seriously.
What makes this especially aggravating is that Boing Boing pioneered the practice of disemvoweling comments as a means to maintain free speech while discouraging undesirable speech. Call the President a nigger, and people will still see your comment "bm s nggr". Make a sound argument against a Muslim terrorist organization, i.e. a terrorist organization that happens to be Muslim, and your comment will be erased.
Antinous and Xeni consider it to be even more offensive to be opposed to Hamas, the Taliban, or Jamaat e-Islami than they do to be a racist, troll, or spammer, and they take the extreme (for BB) action of deleting comments to ensure that that nobody can see the arguments against these...More >>