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[–] absurdlyobfuscated 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

There is against that, this is on the sidebar:

Rule 2: No overt attacks on people's race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or creed

For reasons relevant to the subverse's purpose, maybe not, but it's still an established rule (assuming it wasn't added some time after the comment removal) and this does appear to be proper enforcement of said rule.

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

fair enough, but then the question becomes; what does that have to do with conspiracy? why is the rule necessary?

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[–] matthew-- 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It tries to stop people making the link back to (((them))).

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[–] heygeorge 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

@kevdude any insight into this? ^^^^^^

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[–] kevdude 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The mod did not create the sub, so he does not have grounds to censor discussion in the comments.

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[–] boredblackguy ago 

It is relevant. Because do you know how hard it is to converse in a subverse when you get spammed with "NIGGER FAGGOT". For free speech to exist there has to be a limit to some peoples free speech that use up to much band width.

Shouting people down and generally trying to over talk them while free speech is infringing on someone elses free speech.

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[–] absurdlyobfuscated ago 

I understand your point and agree to an extent, but I also see the difference between something that hinders the free exchange of ideas and something that shuts down certain types of exchanges entirely. Someone who shouts you down or trolls you doesn't have any more power than you do, as obnoxious as they are, but the one who controls the forum can act as the arbiter of all speech and has the potential to shut down not just trolls but anything deemed undesirable. A troll affects the sound of your voice but can't hurt your fundamental right or stop you from speaking; a moderator can do exactly that. It's important to understand what is an absolute fundamental right and how that's separate from a desired outcome - and how you can achieve that outcome with tools at your disposal, by blocking and filtering and ignoring on a personal level, etc.