Originally Posted by Drif10
Just as soon as you can define that line in the sand, let us know. Is it like the porn definition: I know it when I see it? Your definition will differ from mine, this is human. Whose opinion is 'righter'? It's a tough one, when you choose to censor.
I don't see where there was a problem worthy of much discussion, or more so, to warrant another set of rules. Too much of that goes on already, imo. We all have different ideas about things, to make them conform to someone's definition ain't exactly what this place was about. But perhaps, it is keeping with the current norms as demonstrated in Adv now.
The content is here, and continues to amaze and improve. Let's focus on that, and not on censoring our neighbors thoughts and words.
Excellent thoughts Drif and Smithy.
To me, it seems obvious (only my opinion). Discourse and dialogue about possible preferential treatment of French riders by a French organization, entertaining conspiracy theories, interposing that with real evidence from the public record, etc., is all fair game.
Internet cowboy posts trashing a particular culture/race/country/etc., serve no purpose and are of significantly negative value.
I don't need, or care, to hear what some dude thinks about French people. I AM, on the other hand, VERY interested to hear what any dude thinks about how the organization might be unfair, or where corruption might be creeping in, but this is about the ORGANIZATION, not the race/culture/language of the people that run it.
There is horrifying corruption and abuse in all countries, languages, and classes. It serves no purpose to specifically discriminate based on a single situation, racing or otherwise.
Let's focus on the content, as Drif said, and turn the focus away from xenophobic bullshit as much as possible. I don't think it's asking to much to expect this community to rise above that level.