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  1. Yes

    88 vote(s)
    46.8%
  2. No

    51 vote(s)
    27.1%
  3. No, but remove them from the front page.

    35 vote(s)
    18.6%
  4. Shut up, Kefka!

    14 vote(s)
    7.4%
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  1. DBlaze

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    In my opinion, yes and no.
    Considering this is a forum related to video games / hardware / the likes, yes when it comes to any of the 3 coming into play in a related topic. For example politics banning a violent game or developers making certain design decisions like shoving things down your throat because yay diversity in muh video games!

    However, no when it comes to topics like Brexit, Trump being president, North Korea being North Korea. Those things have nothing to do on a gaming related forum.

    And to those with replies like "CENSORSHIP IS THE ANSWER AMIRITE!?"
    There is a difference between censorship and a site having a certain goal. Some topics simply don't fit the target of a site, so why would it be discussed here?
    If you give this as an argument why something should or should not be allowed to be discussed on a site that is targeted to something completely different, think for a second about what you're saying. You might as well also start allowing posting porn because CENSORSHIP AMIRITE!?
     
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    That's kinda the intent of the 3rd option, both a yes and no. I really couldn't think of any other options at the time. If you can give me a good one, I can add it to the poll. Changing your vote is allowed and its not like the poll REALLY means anything important. More of a survey than anything.
     
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    That's not what I meant. I should've quoted your post earlier when you said numbers showed people voted "yes" when there was only 1 yes option with 2 no options and the last option almost being a no. Using results from an unbalanced poll to make a point is erroneous at best.
     
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    When I gave those numbers, I lumped both option 1 and 3 together, as "something should happen," and options 2 and 4 together as "no, things are fine as they are."
     
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    its a place to come for gaming news.
     
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    How about I clearify my post with something gaming related. Our community is actually extremely controversial in other communities. Most gaming sites do not like homebrew and hacking and for us, this is the normal. It's perfectly normal to talk about 3DS CFWs on the Temp, but on other sites you would most likely get a warning or banned for it.
    This is what I mean by "controversy is subjective," because what is normal to us is controversial to another
     
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    Exactly my problem with the site as well things that should not be deleted get remove and comments that should be deleted take ages to be removed which just leads to all out wars. Any time shit goes down on threads it takes the admin hours if not days to delete posts or ban people yet in other similar websites shit goes down and the admin take action within minutes and problems are fixed before they get out of hand. Not sure if it's because this site is so big or the admin team need more members or that they are just slow to react to shit but something needs to change.
     
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    That's exactly what I mean by unbalanced. You're lumping in all forms from "maybe" to "these things must be drastically altered now!" together while having the absolute "no" be its sole member on its team.
     
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    > Dealt with in some way.
    I specifically said that this was how I was lumping things together.
     
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    Again, unbalanced. Some of those "no" voters that you lumped into the 65% don't have a problem with it, they just don't want to see it on the front page. You should've just used a "yes" and "no" poll to get better numbers, or have that 3rd option be entirely separated rather than combined with the "yes". You're combining an extreme side with the moderate middle. Of course the numbers will be in favor of it.
     
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    Right, but the entire point of what I was trying to say to him was that the majority of people felt it needed to be changed in some way. That includes both the extreme and the moderate. I wasn't trying to say more people voted yes, it should be banned. I think you are missing the point entirely.
     
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    There should not be any kind of censorship. Countries are different, cultures are different, views are different, and especially moral values of right and wrong are totally different throughout the world and also dramatically change over time. The right for freedom of speech should be defended, even if the cost seems high.
    Content only needs to be deleted if the local laws in the country of the server location require it.
     
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    Even if the thread devolves into people just slinging hate back and forth? Not saying your view is wrong, just wondering exactly where you stand.
     
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    I'm not missing your point, but I'm emphasizing that certain word. It gives the incorrect impression of a demographic. Kinda like telling someone 50% of the world's population eats rice, then that person incorrectly thinking that 50% of the people around him eat rice (for assumption's sake let's say he lives in a scandinavian country).
     
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    Oh ok, I change the Quran and now it says "gay stuff is like totally whatever man, nobody cares, do you"

    Not every site needs to be a social media platform or 4chan or something. Sites can focus on a niche topic. Maybe you want to have a web forum about knitting. Is it an absolute necessity that anything short of illegal material be allowed on a knitting forum? By insisting that any niche-driven community center open itself to being buried in off topic noise, you may deny those niches a place to exist and freely express themselves. Free speech is the right to establish a gaming forum. Would you deny people the freedom to engage in communication online by publishing a website that focuses on a certain topic? gbatemp is not your only means of communication, it's not a government entity.
     
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    Well, I would call that person an idiot for not realizing that the original numbers said 50% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION and not 50% of people in his home town. The numbers aren't the problem in your metaphor, the person is.
     
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    We should ban religius and polical, but not LGTB+ supporters. They are needed, as far as I can see in so many posts.
     
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    The person telling the numbers was the problem in my metaphor, and my issue with yours. He wasn't giving out the wrong information, but he wasn't giving out the full information either. Grouping up two big parties in the vote into one isn't wrong information, but can nearly be fraudulent as it essentially completely undermines the 3rd party. It's a rather small argument though compared to what's currently happening with this odd religion argument.
     
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    I give up. Whatever you say.
     
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