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Subject: Boardgame Breakfast - Episode 48: Gaming Communities rss

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez4YNMf5RXA

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Censorship is never the answer.
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Having rules for a community is not censorship. Censorship is when the government stops free speech, not when a store kicks you out for foul language.
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Well, technically censorship is not just restricted to government since any organization or individual may put it into practice but an online forum probably has a wider leeway to determine what is censored rather than a government or cable tv.

To say censorship is never the answer is a blanket generalization that leaves no room for discussion and there are extreme hypothetical situations where censorship benefits us (see movie and video game age rating systems, which provide guidelines but I doubt prevent those who want to access the material gain access).

An internet forum creator can setup user rules and enforce it through censorship and other means. It is up to the participants to agree and play nicely in the sandbox or leave and join/start a different one.
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