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My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Association of Non-Censoring Bloggers founded!

I am pleased to report the founding of this new association. The association's official website has a lot of discussion about the issue of arbitrary censorship of comments and commenters on blogs and other Internet forums.

Larry Fafarman, Founder and President
Association of Non-Censoring Bloggers


BTW, commenters here should take advantage of my "Comment List" option near the bottom of the left sidebar, particularly when posting on old comment threads. One commenter recently posted a comment on an August (!) comment thread without leaving a notice in the Comment List, and I would not have noticed the comment myself if blogger.com did not send me copies of all comments along with links to the threads where the comments are posted (the "Old Blogger" setup did not tell me where the comments were posted). The Comment List now has a link to my reply to his comment.

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18 Comments:

Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

How can you qualify for membership, let alone start such a group?

Are there any other members? Do they also censor?

Monday, April 02, 2007 4:45:00 AM  
Anonymous W. Kevin Vicklund said...

"A lot of discussion" = Larry has a long introductory post, a post for listing member blogs, and a single comment in the member blog post indicating that he is the sole member.

Monday, April 02, 2007 9:18:00 AM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

W. Kevin Vicklund driveled,

>>>>>> "A lot of discussion" = Larry has a long introductory post, a post for listing member blogs, and a single comment in the member blog post indicating that he is the sole member. <<<<<

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
--- Confucius

"That's one small step for a(?) man, one giant leap for mankind."
-- Neil Armstrong

Monday, April 02, 2007 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous W. Kevin Vicklund said...

Larry claimed that there was "a lot of discussion" on the ANCB. Apparently, he considers a talking to himself discussion. This is a classic sign of insanity. Up the meds, Larry. Up the meds.

Monday, April 02, 2007 6:09:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

W. Kevin Vicklund said...

>>>>>> Larry claimed that there was "a lot of discussion" on the ANCB. Apparently, he considers a talking to himself discussion. <<<<<<

You stupid fathead -- nowhere in the definition of "discussion" is there any requirement that more than one person is needed! Even a "debate" does not require more than one person!

Monday, April 02, 2007 7:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Vice in the Wilderness said...

> Even a "debate" does not require more than one person! <

And yet you still lose even those debates!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 2:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

The next quite predictable step is that Larry will start new blogs under assumed names just to give the false impression that he has any members.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 2:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
--- Confucius <

The quotation is from Lao-tzu, not confucius. It is common for ignorant people, such as yourself, to attribute every Chinese statement to Confucius.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 2:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Noah Webster said...

... nowhere in the definition of "discussion" is there any requirement that more than one person is needed! Even a "debate" does not require more than one person!

You can stretch "discussion" per the above, but not "debate":

Main Entry: 1de·bate
Pronunciation: di-'bAt, dE-
Function: noun
: a contention by words or arguments: as a : the formal discussion of a motion before a deliberative body according to the rules of parliamentary procedure b : a regulated discussion of a proposition between two matched sides

BTW, ViW, what is your vice? ;-)

Saturday, April 07, 2007 5:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Noah Webster said...

(An equal-opportunity kibbitzer.)

Saturday, April 07, 2007 5:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Neil Armstrong said...

"That's one small step for a(?) man, one giant leap for mankind."
-- Neil Armstrong


It has been shown to my (and most people's) satisfaction that I did actually say "a".

Saturday, April 07, 2007 6:16:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>>>>You can stretch "discussion" per the above, but not "debate":

Main Entry: 1de·bate
Pronunciation: di-'bAt, dE-
Function: noun
: a contention by words or arguments: as a : the formal discussion of a motion before a deliberative body according to the rules of parliamentary procedure b : a regulated discussion of a proposition between two matched sides <<<<<<<

The dictionary only gives examples of kinds of debates. One can have a debate with oneself.

Saturday, April 07, 2007 7:54:00 PM  
Anonymous W. Kevin Vicklund said...

Well, it's Day 10 of ANCB, and it's beginning to look like this idea was still-born. Nobody seems to be interested, and Larry even managed to piss off one of his putative allies while promoting it. Perhaps starting it on April Fools Day was a poor decision, but more likely: no one gives a damn what Larry thinks the internet should be like (aside from the entertainment value). Here's a more accurate signature line for you, Larry:

Larry Fafarman, Founder, President, and Sole Member
Association of Non-Censoring Bloggers

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

W. Kevin Vicklund driveled,

>>>>> Well, it's Day 10 of ANCB, and it's beginning to look like this idea was still-born. <<<<<<

Have you ever heard the expression, "Rome wasn't built in a day"? Or even 10 days? Have you ever heard of the humble beginnings and slow initial growth of some of the biggest organizations in the world today?

Only bloggers are eligible to join, and not many bloggers are aware of ANCB yet. Also, many cannot yet see any benefit in joining. If, for example, ANCB membership someday greatly increases the chances that a blog will be cited by an authoritative reference, then ANCB membership will be seen as much more desirable.

>>>>>> Larry even managed to piss off one of his putative allies while promoting it. <<<<<

Which "putative ally" was that? I didn't even know that I had any putative allies yet.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 2:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

And as recently as yesterday, Larry censored one of my posts that merely pointed out the fact that none of his legal cases have been successful.

I hope that he doesn't expect to be taken seriously with this latest effort!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 4:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> The dictionary only gives examples of kinds of debates. One can have a debate with oneself. <

The dictionary gives the meaning of words for people other than Larry.

I guess he is even losing the debates that he has with himself.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 4:14:00 AM  
Anonymous I'm from Ohio said...

"That's one small step for a(?) man, one giant leap for mankind."

Does your use of this quote imply
acceptance that the moon landings actually occurred, or am I reading too much into it?

-- Neil Armstrong

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 4:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> Does your use of this quote imply acceptance that the moon landings actually occurred, or am I reading too much into it? <

Neal,

You mean to tell us that this Looney Tunes character actually believes that the moon landings did not take place? This fits a lot of the other symptoms displayed on this blog.

I am reminded if the episode of Fawlty Towers where the two psychiatrists walk by Basil who is rolled up in a near fetal position and hopping around like a frog. They observe "There is enough material here to have a whole conference."

Friday, April 13, 2007 6:21:00 PM  

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