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What happened to the freedom of speech?

Postby Mug » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:33 am

This is ridiculous toby we were asking the company to respond and defend themselves from the news of potentially negative practices which are not very truthful. Your censorship of these threads are the same as the government hiding shady practices, just because you live in paradise doesn't mean that you are a dictator.

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Postby Greg7 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:08 am

This is a private forum, Toby has the right to do as he pleases.

Also, I don't believe he is in the US, so it wouldn't apply, even if it did :wink:

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Postby ttboy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:12 am

Freedom of speech???Not if it's bad for business...Evident by REAL then Toby :bye:

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Postby Tom183 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:56 am

Das ist Verboten! VERBOTEN!!!

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Postby 72kiteboarder » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:00 am

Toby is German, They don't have the Freedom of Speech that we have. Germans (or anyone in Germany for that matter) can be sent to jail for denying the Holocaust.

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Postby Tom183 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:01 am

The "real" reason:
REAL (and the companies being sued) are advertisers, and ads pay for the forum...

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Postby mv » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:13 am

Freedom of speach it just that, the freedom to speak. It does not mean that you have the right to be heard. That would be the "right to be heard". You can stand outside your house and say what every you want or create your own website or forum and post to your hearts content. This forum, as a private enterprise, has the right to monitor and censor the content. This site has advertisers and must balance the users freedom to post with the ability to get advertising revenue to keep the site alive.

Here is the verbatim wording from the Kiteforum registration agreement that everyone of us agreed to when we joined the forum:

"You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit."

So what part of this do you not understand, or did you not read what you agreed to?

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Postby Toby » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:10 am

read it in flamer's paradise!

don't forget, I'm responsible for the content!

And I just had a lawsuit regarding http://www.kitebeaches.com ... lawyer fees cost me double from what I made off that site in 4 years daily hard work!

Big thx to "mv" to defend me...good to know that people understand what thin line I have to walk daily... :thumb:

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Postby BullsShit.com » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:31 am

freedom of speech and badmouthing = two different things!

You can say what you want, but not in someone else's "house"

It's Toby's house, don't like it, go to another party!
His house, his rules.

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Postby Tom183 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:30 am

Toby wrote:read it in flamer's paradise!

don't forget, I'm responsible for the content!

And I just had a lawsuit regarding http://www.kitebeaches.com ... lawyer fees cost me double from what I made off that site in 4 years daily hard work!

Big thx to "mv" to defend me...good to know that people understand what thin line I have to walk daily... :thumb:
Yeah, don't blame Toby - blame the ass holes who sue him to prevent anyone from speaking their mind. Money rules - thems that have, makes the rules.


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