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  • After seeing Tim's "badge" idea, I'm well tempted to set up a "My house, my rules!" badge. The gloss: "Comments may be deleted due to malfunctioning software, offensive or excessively stupid content, or merely capricious fits of pique."

  • Of course, things change once you start expressly allowing people to put signs on your lawn for the express purpose of letting each other see them, and then you only remove some of the signs.

    If you've declared something a public space and then go back on your contract (in the loosest sense of the word) by withdrawing it to private rules, people are quite likely to get pissed.

    They may not be right, but you can understand their point.

    Of course, I have no idea whatsoever what the specific case you are talking
    • "you've declared something a public space". No you haven't. I let visitors in my house. I don't let everyone in my house. Also, all analogies suck.
  • Now of course taking down their sign isn't censorship in the sense of government oppression of free speech. You are right they can perfectly well get their own lawn.

    However, I could say the same thing about the private college who fires professors who express certain political views or expels any student who suggests that Jesus is not our lord and savior. Some institutions value and even their very existence are based on providing a fair and open forum for the debate of ideas.

    Obviously this critique was n