Like so many others who have been fortunate to spend a lot of quality time on these wonderful waterways, I can smell, spot and detect B.S. a mile off.
Whether it be related to the Broads Authority and their unelected and undemocratic role in this place, the jihadi style nature of the oversized hire boat industry or even the web of trolls that lurk in the anonymity of online keyboard warrior networks.
A particular post on another forum has come into discussion recently. Although this particular forum where this has come from is far superior to many others out there, it has caused concerns to its ultimate agendas.
By definition a forum is as such,
Now that is all good and well.a meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.
At times moderation will be inevitable.
There will always be the need for certain individuals to be removed from posting just like in any other situation in life.
Even this forum had death threats from a disturbed individual at one time who ultimately ended up being convicted for the offence.
The point here is there is a huge difference between moderation and censorship.
I am sure most understand the moderation aspects but why are people being censored?
People are only censored when the truth is being covered up.
Truths are only covered up when there is motivation for doing so.
Look at this recent post by a moderator on another forum which incidentally was immediately locked to prevent any discussion.
Why would there be such censorship of...
The moderation team would like to remind people that any youtube videos posted should conform to the terms of service for the forum, particularly the no naming and shaming clause or details of what a crew are doing wrongly.
particularly the no naming and shaming clause or details of what a crew are doing wrongly.
Surely if something worthy of naming and shaming or better still seeing what a crew is doing wrong, is that not going to help others to learn from it.
Personally, I suspect that this censorship of YouTube videos is to prevent people from posting videos showing the real Norfolk Broads as it is and as it has been.
If real videos of real boating experiences on the Norfolk Broads are being censored, then my only conclusion is that fees paid from advertising on these forums is more important than the truth and real fundamental principles of a forum being upheld.
I think this probably is a reflection of a much bigger censorship of the Norfolk Broads where money talks and b*lls**t walks.