Originally posted by FM
Sorry but once again this is a Ford Forum. These sort of articles should be kept off the boards.
What "sorts of articles"?
Most of the stuff in The Asylum has nothing to do with cars, let alone Fords. I thought that was why it was created, so that people who don't have the broad and cultured tastes and enquiring minds of people like Falchoon and me stay in The Pub and talk about - eeek! - just cars.
We had a fair discussion about the Middle East a few weeks back and you can't get much further removed from cars or Fords than that. Some of it was no doubt objectionable to some people, but it wasn't shut down, so why restrict this topic, and a few others Falchoon has put up in the past, on the rarely enforced grounds that it's a Ford Forum?
I think Falchoon ought to be allowed to put them up. This was only a newspaper article freely available on every street corner, after all, and it's a lot more relevant to Australians than the Middle East was (although there does appear to be a certain connection).
I can see that there's scope for some strong views to be expressed, but so was there on the ME thread. And why shouldn't they be?
I realise you're trying to avoid problems, but the problem with censorship is that, like beauty (I am not suggesting that Falchoon is beautiful), it's in the eyes of the beholder.
Wouldn't it be fairer to let it run and then warn people if it's getting out of control, and then shut it down if they don't behave themselves.