CENSORSHIP: If I Don't Like You, Your Comments Will Be Removed

CENSORSHIP: If I Don't Like You, Your Comments Will Be Removed

Freedom of speech for commenters, or freedom of speech for contributors...eitherway, this particular situation was in BAD FORM.

Over the last month, I've had several comments removed from articles written by a fellow CBM author. You might be thinking... I probably deserved it by violating CBM's Code Of Conduct or being an ASSHAT. Well, you'd be wrong on both accounts. My comments were deleted based solely on the writers dislike of my comments PERSONALLY. Wow! Whatever happened to freedom of speech?! Whatever happened to good writing ethics?! Censoring people's comments and making up false claims of being "hacked" or denying that YOU did it is gutless. When I wrote to Jim aka Galacticus, this is the response I received:

"Sorry YMN, but users can delete comments on any articles they contribute. That is how we set it up in the system and we think it is fair. So, I can’t come down on (username censored) because he doesn’t like a comment within his own article. The only other people who could edit/delete comments are my editors, and they are under strict orders NOT to delete user comments except for porn or spam.

While (username censored) may not understand that too much censorship isn't wise, giving him the respect and right to edit his own article is ALSO a freedom that we are trying to protect here at CBM. And hopefully, as he matures in his contributions, he’ll figure out that it’s better to allow everyone a voice in his comments section--whether he likes them or not. It makes for a more lively article. Most of our regular contributors have learned this lesson already.

But If you have a problem with the guy, just don’t comment on his articles any more. Or better yet, make an article/editorial yourself with the opposing viewpoint. Then you can delete HIS comments. See how it works?"


The practice of deleting user comments may not be against CBM Policy, but it is BAD FUCKING FORM!

As I full expect EVERY comment from this day forward to be deleted by (usernamed censored), but I wanted fellow CBM users to be aware that he has a record of deleting comments he disagrees with or from users he does not like. Maybe those users that believe in freedom of speech and in doing what is fair/right will no longer respond to his articles if he continues his practice of removing comments that do not violate CBM policies BUT that he disagrees with based on his personal issues.

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YourMomNaked - 12/17/2010, 11:40 AM
SCOURGE - 12/17/2010, 11:57 AM
I can't imagine a situation were I would remove a comment by someone from one of my posts unless it was threating or something...
WaylonJones - 12/17/2010, 12:08 PM
I have nothing to say about the article but stop whining and Gusto you are old. SOAL!
LEEE777 - 12/17/2010, 12:10 PM
LOL @ Tittie
SHHH - 12/17/2010, 12:11 PM
What Waylon Said....
selinakyle - 12/17/2010, 12:12 PM

Praise be to SOAL!
SHHH - 12/17/2010, 12:14 PM

funny animated gif
SHHH - 12/17/2010, 12:21 PM
JoshWilding - 12/17/2010, 12:23 PM

WaylonJones - 12/17/2010, 12:39 PM
SHHH - 12/17/2010, 12:48 PM
CBK - 12/17/2010, 1:17 PM
You guys are calling him a whiney little girl, and all that, but your just immature a-holes who do nothing but bitch about comic book movies while sitting in your lazyboy chugging slurpies and eating cheetos with your star trek shirt on and a klingon dictionary on your shelf.
Wadey09 - 12/17/2010, 1:20 PM
if its just one guy deleting your comments, why don't you stop commenting on his articles???
that way you are not offended by a deletion that didn't happen.

Galactus is right. the author of said articles has every right to delete any comment that they see fit. just like you have the right to delete this comment or any other one that was posted to your article.
i've been deleted before (granted not often), and it does suck. when someone doesn't respect your opinion.
but then again, life has never been fair, so how can you expect for everything to happen as you want it to?

in the words of the immortal Rocky Balboa "Its not about how hard you hit, its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. Keep moving forward."
YourMomNaked - 12/17/2010, 1:23 PM
@CBK...thank you.

I have been known to be an asshat from time to time and I wouldn't have minded my comment being removed for being an asshat or violating CBM policy, BUT when an articles author singles YOU out because THEY don't like YOU it is called CENSORSHIP, which I dare say not a single asshat posting here would have liked, either.

I don't have a problem with people not liking me or my opinions, but to delete them is as gay a Routhboot ;P

Bad form is bad form...wah.

@Galactus...thanks for updating the "email" in my editorial response, but lowering myself to "delete HIS comments" is equally wrong.
YourMomNaked - 12/17/2010, 1:40 PM
@ComicBookMovie...I can take the razzing AND practice what I preach. I've pissed off A LOT of those that are posting negative comments here. Cheap shot artists ;D LOL!
batfan39 - 12/17/2010, 1:42 PM
So... kind of a question that is hanging here but no one else has asked it yet. What was the deleted comment and is it worth anyone's time discussing?
RorMachine - 12/17/2010, 1:43 PM
CBK, woah! You have a camera in my house?
Anthrax - 12/17/2010, 1:48 PM
YourMomNaked - 12/17/2010, 1:50 PM
@batfan39...Glad you asked. 1st time "he" claimed his account was "hacked" in poll for Lois Lane and the most recent incident happened when I called into question the reliability of "his" source (Mr Burbank) considering he said Matthew Goode was the lead role of MOS. Pretty mild and weak.
TheDarqueOne - 12/17/2010, 1:50 PM
"BUT when an articles author singles YOU out because THEY don't like YOU it is called CENSORSHIP"

Ah no. That is personal dislike. Ignore the guy and the problem goes away.
MintBerryCrunch - 12/17/2010, 2:10 PM
I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.
SHHH - 12/17/2010, 2:30 PM
I not pissed just BORED....
BIGBMH - 12/17/2010, 2:31 PM
The only time I delete comments is when someone is being an a-hole (making unprovoked personal attacks, offensive comments, etc.) I'm glad I have the right to do it and try not to abuse it.
marvel72 - 12/17/2010, 2:32 PM
@ yourmomnaked

i agree with ya about freedom of speech,but you're one of the users that gets all upset when i take the piss out of smallville & tom welling,you have said that my opinion doesn't mean shit.

so personally i couldn't give a f*ck if your comments get deleted or not.
YourMomNaked - 12/17/2010, 2:42 PM
@deadpool72...opinions are opinions. Neither really matters.

@LEEE777...that takes nerve...ALOT of nerve...LMFAO!

@weneedrevelation...I didn't see it that way (KFED).

@BIGBMH...seems logical and right to me, too; but who am I to say?!
antz1104 - 12/17/2010, 2:45 PM
MWUAHAHAHA Your tears taste great!

I wasn't directing that towars anyone...just figured it fit in here somewhere.
YourMomNaked - 12/17/2010, 2:48 PM
@MrDCUniverse...if the shoe fits asshole.
YourMomNaked - 12/17/2010, 2:57 PM
@MrDCUniverse...then maybe it was your phantom hacker, again!!!! Did you notify Galactacus about him?! Or was that BS, too?! Here's your proof!



icebergslick - 12/17/2010, 2:59 PM
@ Tittie.....Hilarious pic!
THEHAWK - 12/17/2010, 3:03 PM
@YMN. It is good to see that you are handleing this well. It is nice to see an article about comments that is level headed.

Mr.DCUNIVERSE. Calm down bro, and ease back on the caps and bold font. This isn't worth getting pissed over.

Peace all

HAWK out
Ethic - 12/17/2010, 3:05 PM
Shiiit i just walked into this article at the best part haha!

Mr DC, he also said your avatar is faggy! :P
spiderman620 - 12/17/2010, 3:09 PM
i don't think its fair to delete ANYONES comments(unless its too offensive and violates CBM rules and regulations, such as pornography and so on). everyone has a right to there opinion and should be allowed to say whatever they want. deleting someones comments just because you have a personal hatred for that person is just wrong and immature
YourMomNaked - 12/17/2010, 3:09 PM
@MrDCUniverse...have the guts to admit it and then STOP. Bad form is bad [frick]ing form (period).
pfitzer - 12/17/2010, 3:10 PM
ummmm......it's 'you're the biggest...' not 'your'.
Grammar, people, grammar.
weaponxcustoms - 12/17/2010, 3:10 PM
and how is this news?
Ethic - 12/17/2010, 3:22 PM
@ Kes
Watch out bitch i'll delete your shit!!
YourMomNaked - 12/17/2010, 3:22 PM
@Kes...it is what it is, I guess.
ElBeaster - 12/17/2010, 3:28 PM
nutterbastard lol
jaysin420 - 12/17/2010, 3:29 PM
I can't wait to find Censorship-the comic to see how this all started.
YourMomNaked - 12/17/2010, 3:33 PM
@MrDCUniverse...so your theory is I calculated this from an article you wrote over a month ago for the purpose of giving some the opportunity to slam me on my own article? Ah! Right. [frick] you! If you haven't noticed, I haven't written many articles. So what do I gain here?
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