freaky like the daughter of a pastor (blackperson) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
freaky like the daughter of a pastor

One more moderator note.

It's always a hard decision to ban someone from the group. As a whole, this community doesn't have a lot of drama. There are small fires occasionally but overall I'm proud of the maturity of the group. But you need to know a few things about me.

If you're in the habit of saying words for shock effect that might be conveyed in a hostile way, take note. If someone takes offense, I'm more inclined to listen to them even if it was just a joke. If it's a joke, it's not funny. I never want to tell an offended person that your negative language was a joke so they need to "lighten up". I understand all too well how much damage hurtful language can cause. Also your language in the middle of an argument tells a lot more about your personality than your daily journal or any of your icons. And if you’re the type of person who makes wild negative generalizations about a group of people, I’m not sure you’re welcome here.

So if your comments/posts can be seem as heavily racist, homophobic, sexist, classist, and/or extremely religiously intolerant, you will be banned. Yes, this is censorship. But it's no more than you'd have at a job or in a public restaurant. But the last thing I want to promote is a hostile atmosphere. Take that negative energy to your own journal. It's hard enough to make these decisions when both sides are talking about free speech. But I'm very serious about this subject and there has to be a line. This is probably the only time I won't ask for community input. Have a good day, all.
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