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Old 09-21-2005, 07:38 AM   #1
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Big brother,good or bad?

Censorship.Does it stiffle good,honest debate and conversation or is it a necessary evil in order to keep order.Please debate...........
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I thought this was about the TV show
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Old 09-21-2005, 07:52 AM   #3
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I thought this was about the TV show
Sorry to dissapoint you but thats another forum The Lemonade stand is for good old banter,nothing too taxing or offensive
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Big brother TV show

Big brother censorship

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Looks like this has been bumped into another place 'Free your mind' hey?!?! Never thought i'd have a thread in here..its normally the clever people who frequent this area
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Then you might get some more well-informed opinions on the matter
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^not from me!
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Censorship is wrong. It's using one person's, or a few peoples' values to decide what's right and wrong for a whole society.
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If I get into trouble for using certain words, isn't that effectively censorship?
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Censorship in moderation to maintain decency. If there were no sickos on this planet, censorship would never be necessary.
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Censorship in moderation to maintain decency. If there were no sickos on this planet, censorship would never be necessary.
The problem here is how do you define "sicko" and "decency" and would everyone agree with you? Quite possibly not. Also, isn't the term "moderation" a bit ambiguous? What would "censorship in moderation" be?
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The problem here is how do you define "sicko" and "decency" and would everyone agree with you? Quite possibly not. Also, isn't the term "moderation" a bit ambiguous? What would "censorship in moderation" be?
I don't expect the majority of you here on FYM to agree with me, and with that said, maybe I should be a little more clear. I think we've pushed the envelope in such mediums as television as far as they need to be. If they were pushed further, we would be lowering our standards as a society out of desparation to entertain each other. Let me put it this way - moderation is what we have right now. We can say and do whatever we want, but there are times when we may want to alter ourselves, for example, when we are around kids or when we are around people who are likely to be offended. In my personal opinon I think that we've stressed out the sex to a point where we expect it in everything we see, and then we are told that another person's sex life is their business.
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Censorship in moderation to maintain decency. If there were no sickos on this planet, censorship would never be necessary.
BS Censorship in any form is dangerous.

And how can you say if there were no sicks censorship wouldn't be necessary. So everything you don't want to hear makes one a sicko? That's a pretty sick thought.
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I don't expect the majority of you here on FYM to agree with me, and with that said, maybe I should be a little more clear. I think we've pushed the envelope in such mediums as television as far as they need to be. If they were pushed further, we would be lowering our standards as a society out of desparation to entertain each other. Let me put it this way - moderation is what we have right now. We can say and do whatever we want, but there are times when we may want to alter ourselves, for example, when we are around kids or when we are around people who are likely to be offended. In my personal opinon I think that we've stressed out the sex to a point where we expect it in everything we see, and then we are told that another person's sex life is their business.
You are confusing standards on regular broadcast mediums with censorship. Two different things that can overlap but if kept separate works well with the public.
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For some, any "standards" would be considered censorship.

In the alternative, can we not then consider any limitation for standards purposes "not censorship"?
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