Pre-emptive moderation considered bad?
posted by lupus_yonderboy to Etiquette/Policy at 9:29 AM (101 comments total)
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It seems to me I see more and more pre-emptive moderation before anything overtly bad has happened. Today's example is this
, where someone who mentioned without editorial comment that Citibank had sponsored this Peter Gabriel concert was slapped down.
I understand that some topics inevitably do not end well - but this doesn't seem to be one of them. More important, in 2011 surely a responsible consumer needs to know what corporate figure is behind events?
Of course personal insults and derails should be discouraged; but when a prominent figure like Peter Gabriel, someone has been active in the past in liberal and humanitarian causes, has a show sponsored by Citibank, any posting about this show is IMHO incomplete if this fact isn't mentioned.