paul wheaton wrote:
I'm all for ethics. And I like what mollison has to say about ethics. He's a damn smart fella. And after hearing people talk about ethics over and over and over I'm beginning to think that the most ethical folks are the folks that never talk about ethics - they have more important things to talk about. And the people that are up to no good want to justify their shenanigans with a lot of crazy spin on ethics stuff. And then they demand that other people have to validate their shenanigans in the name of ethics.
EVERYONE; do what you want to do, become a vegan, raise organics, save a whale...... but keep your nose out of my damn business and don't expect me to share all of your beliefs. This is a big ol' world and there is room for all of us.
Thanks for the pointer to the PRI forums.
I am concerned, Paul, that you are quick to moderate people who take a position that differs from yours, but you let people you agree with engage in behavior that I would not support in an ally of mine.
as for keeping ethics out of a forum or out of anything i don't know how you do it.
Will P wrote:
My understanding of the third ethic is that it is "to share the surplus." The difference between one person freely giving away extra goods and services and another person forcibly taking them seems generally cut-and-dry.
I checked out that other forum you recommended...but apparently it won't let me post
so I'm not sure what benefit it is.
This site aspires to the ideals of “free speech”, however via use of this show and this website it is our speech that is protected as “free speech”, not yours. This show is owned by a private person and is used to express that private individuals views, (hence the disclaimer of, “one man’s opinion”). Any belief that your personal right to “free speech” exists on this site, which is my personal property, is only an illusion.
ESPECIALLY things you don't own like copyrighted material.
paul wheaton wrote:
My cyber stalker has been hard at work. i think he now has a dozen sock puppets. So I'm in a really foul mood and looking for people to ban. I already banned one person today.
I think that if anybody has a problem with my policy in this space, and they choose to express it, they need to be especially respectful of my position.
Let us post stuff for you too like links to your youtube videos that you haven't posted there. Just let us know when stuff is ready and we'll spread it around. If more than one of us cross posts things they stand a better chance of being seen and getting upvoted instead of one person posting it multiple places.
Jeanine Gurley wrote:
I am a little confused by people quoting Mollison to say, basically, that you shouldn't make money off your stuff.