I come from a belief that everything can be talked about, that it is actions that are judged.
And what are you having problems talking about on this software?
You and others have been guilty of trying to shut down speech that you don't like, and I have a problem with that.
So? What do you want? For them to shut up?
Freedom of expression doesn't mean people don't get to tell you your expression is stupid.
You get on your high horse and try to decide what is ok to talk about what is not
They do nothing more than criticize your expression just like you are criticizing theirs right now. Are you "oppressing" them from that high horse of yours?
Freedom of expression doesn't mean nobody's allowed to tell you that what you are saying is stupid.
Thus one who believes that America's rape laws are a mess and also believes that teens should be given more rights becomes the rapist who would abuse your kids if he could get away with it.
What the hell does this have to do with the software? You gained that reputation on the previous software and haven't even been in any such discussions on this software.
So what is your point? That people didn't like you? That people went overboard in their reactions to you? I agree with you and said as much about this before. However, all of that existed prior to the software change so you don't get to pin your unpopularity on me. The personalization tools we made allow us to keep deeply unpopular members and deeply controversial subjects with less censorship than what previously happened. You can't demonstrate how the software is responsible for the reactions you received because it isn't. And you can't demonstrate that this software is inhibiting personal expression more than the previous software because it isn't.
If you want to decry groupthink then by all means do so, but the software isn't responsible for the groupthink and you were getting those reactions before the change. In fact, you were getting them a lot more by my estimate as the people who reacted viscerally to you now aren't attacking you as much.
So if your point is that you've faced hyperbolic reactions and ridiculous personal attacks I agree with you, but the software is not responsible for this and it was happening long before the new site launched.
I am disappointed that the new a2k gives every indication the RG bought into this crappolla from all of YOU whiners, those who can't or won't work around people who don't agree with you and have morals and constitutions that are not your own.
They aren't the ones whining about being unpopular while also decrying popularity.
Grow some skin for heaven's sake! If you want to engage in debate on controversial subjects you should expect dissent and occasionally even vitriolic dissent. The software isn't responsible for the reactions you get, no matter how hard you try to blame it for your frustrations.