It seems like every day one of the denizens of The Skeptical Zone whines about what they perceive to be heavy handed moderation tactics here at UD. They say no one is ever banned at The Skeptical Zone and everyone is free to say whatever they like. I decided to test that and signed up to comment at The Skeptical Zone. All of my comments – every single one of them – were deleted. They effectively banned me after my very first attempt to post there. Here is what KN said to justify the deletion:
I am more than willing to be a bully in order to prevent a bully from taking over a space that I enjoy using for philosophical discussions. I’m not claiming any moral high ground here — I’ll leave that to Lizzie — but rather a “my boat ain’t the rutting town hall” approach. Any one here have a problem with that? Good. I didn’t think so.
I’ll let that speak for itself. I also assume that will be the end of the “everyone is so much freer to speak at The Skeptical Zone” blithering.
UPDATE: As the comments below show, Neil Rickert dug my comments out of the trash and re-posted them. First he pretended they had been “just moved” and were always visible. (See comment 1) When that subterfuge was no longer tenable he fessed up and admitted they had been trashed and retrieved.
SECOND UPDATE: Elizabeth Liddle has given me posting privileges at TSZ. I will contemplate on whether to use them.