Tuesday, April 5, 2011
It’s not censorship
I'm glad to see the Victoria Advocate is finally stepping up and taking charge. They are the proprietors and it's about time they show it. I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to post my views online but if credible posters continue to leave; what good is it?
Some posters think they have a first amendment right to post anything they like. The first amendment applies to the government not infringing on your rights. Private individuals or businesses don't necessarily have to apply that standard. Others think they're being censored; perhaps they are, but that's something that should be discussed with the moderator, via email. I've seen a few posters dare the moderator to delete their comments. Sometimes they are left intact, but it shouldn't surprise the poster if it is deleted because they expected it. There will always be people that take it to the water's edge because it's in their nature, but they're fully aware of what they're doing. Others need to show a tough persona to make up for their lack of knowledge. Point is,we all have different personalities, and we will all occasionally make a mistake but I'm sure we all have a courteous gene and we should all make more use of it.
I thought Gabe Semenza submitted an interesting blog called " Plans for a Victoria River Walk?" It looked like he put a lot of work into it, got 224 views, but it didn't seem to be appreciated by the comments it received. I know there are some well placed anger against our city and county officials but will the constant negativity discourage well intended blogs? I've always wondered why creditable posters are always leaving. I know there are several reasons but how many are being discouraged by all the negativity? I've seen other public forums where anything goes, but that doesn't mean Victoria has to follow suit. For all the years that I've been involved; I've read a lot of intelligent posts, so I know the talent pool is out there. I would like for them to come back, so we could all benefit. It's good to see SatansLittleBuddy and Zorro are making their way back.