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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 07:18 AM

3. Thanks. So let's try a hypothetical case...

I get banned from a "group" by a "host" for expressing views he or she didn't like. However, I'm interested in the subject, and I don't consider myself an extremist, nor do I tend to use coarse or offensive language. I guess you could characterize me as the proverbial opposite to a lemming, I prefer to have my own ideas.

For example, a few years ago I belonged to Common dreams, and I got banned because I expressed views opposed to the Israeli government (I saw the ascendancy of the extreme right wing led by guys like Avigdor Lieberman and Netanyahu, and I felt Israel was headed in the wrong direction). Common dreams had the right to ban me, I suppose. And I guess they can also be an echo chamber in that particular subject.

So, I was thinking that opinions evolve over time, and one has to be willing to listen to others, and factor in what they say. So the question I guess I have is can one create a "Group" similar to one which already exists but in which participants are allowed free expression?

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