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February 2nd, 2010, 10:54 PM
You should make us users have some decent rights.
Freedom of speech and expression is an example.

February 2nd, 2010, 10:59 PM
Users already have freedom of speech and expression, as long as they don't take it to extremes.

Ninja Caterpie
February 2nd, 2010, 11:16 PM
Oh, god, someone influenced by that guy.

Pray tell, how do we not have freedom of speech?

February 2nd, 2010, 11:25 PM
Freedom of speech is upon moderated scrutiny here. Nothing you can say or do will ever change that.

Not to mention that simply by creating an account, and posting here, you have agreed to this:


If you are unaware as to what this is, it is a Terms of Service agreement. It will not change (and if it does, it barely does). Essentially by having an account and or posting, you have agreed to the terms of service, which is to say, you are allowing the mods full discretion in terms of what is needed to be done on a post (if it had to be moderated), under their own scrutiny.

What do you define as rights? There are thousands of users here everyday, and there is hardly a complaint. If "descent rights" as you put it was needed, there would be far more of a commotion for it.

Simply put you are now part of the system... enjoy. ;)

February 3rd, 2010, 3:43 AM
PokeCommunity is private property. As a citizen of the United States you have freedom of speech, but when you enter into a person's home you are expected to respect their wishes while there or they may ask you to leave. In the same way, while posting on PokeCommunity we expect you to respect the rules we've laid down or we may ask you to leave as well (aka ban you from visiting.)

I dunno if you had a bad experience with a moderator recently or something, but in general PC is considered very lax as a community in this fandom. :/ We're often compared to Serebii's forums and considered way less strict than they are, the rules here are by no means extreme. If you have any complaints in particular it'd help if you'd elaborate on them. What do you consider lack of freedom? What in specific beyond the general "give users freedom of speech and expression" would fix your perceived problem?

February 3rd, 2010, 12:15 PM
The only parts of "freedom of speech" not allowed here are swearing(cause of younger kids), porno(same reason), and arguing, though why arguing is generally deleted, I don't understand. It's like forcing everyone to either agree, or shut up, IMHO. The "no forum advertising EVER" thing, I don't understand either. Most likely, I don't get it because it's not my place to know these things. But beyond that, PC has, for the most part, the same level of freedom of speech you'd get anywhere else. Indeed, even in the US, you can't just say whatever you want. No reason it should be different here.

BTW I know you are obviously taking a cue from Gamer2020, but he's being too overdramatic about his own rulebreakings. There is only 1 thing worrying me out of all the links in his sig: the thing that says "You have no rights on the internet". That statement is troubling.