[mythtv-users] tv guide line-up free
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Thu Sep 6 21:26:20 UTC 2007
On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 02:14:05PM -0700, Robert Current wrote:
> > That's not censorship.
> I tried hard to stay off this topic most of the morning and let you
> call me names and make jokes at my expense. I'm sure your having
> quite a good time mocking me.
> But on this one point I really want to speak up and say, I think you
> have dead wrong.
> You have every right to say some topics are off limits for this list,
> if it's your list. You have every right to feel some topics shouldn't
> be discussed. No one is arguing that.
> But how you define censorship is something I'd argue. If you have a
> policy of limiting discussion topics, and actively police that policy,
> a lot of people would conclude that to be censorship.
Well, according to dictionary.com, "censor" is described this way:
> So, not to argue, just to point out, we have a completely different
> opinion about the definition of the term "censorship."
Yup: censorship is commonly held to be an activity of governments.
> You're entitled to your opinion. I disagree with it.
Yup. Alas, we're discussing the usage of a *word*, with a) a common
definition, and b) a whole *lot* of connotation, none of which is
appropriate to the events you're describing with that word.
> Censoring the list is the list owners right. I don't disagree with
> that. If it comes to that, so be it. Just call it what it is, ok?
Isaac: would you prefer that people not discuss on-list topics
concerning the acquisition of program listings data from sources whose
assent to that acquisition is questionable?
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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