Monday, 9 May 2011

THE BLUE PENCIL

Despite all the Redbridge Council cuts, increased charges, and proposals to charge for just about everything except the air we breathe, if you are a regular user of the Redbridge-i Forum you will observe that the blue pencil brigade and the censorship they impose are flourishing and in rude good health.

Yours truly expects censorship - and is sometimes baffled to discover that it has not happened. Is it the case that Mrs Blue Pencil runs out of equipment to impose it? Why is it that Municipal Censorship has not suffered from "t' cootts"?

For 6 deletions this morning from posts made during the weekend no reason is given for 5 of them. I am in contact with another user who has similarly suffered deletions. None of hers was off topic; none was personally offensive; none was directed at anybody's political views, sexual orientation, religious views, or in any way racially offensive.

SO WHY THE HEAVY-HANDED, DEDICATED CENSORSHIP BY SOME HUMOURLESS OVERPAID JOBSWORTH? OF SUCH ARE TOTALITARIAN STATES MADE. WELCOME TO REDBRIDGE.

7 comments:

  1. Mrs Blue Pencil has been at work again today - with no reasons for the deletions.

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  2. When (would you say) was the best time of day to read the Redbridge-i page/s (i.e. before any "offending" comments are later deleted?

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  3. Any time Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holidays, and after about 6.00 pm on other days.

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  4. Further purge this morning by Madame Crayon Bleu!

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  5. My bet was correct!!

    What a pathetically humourless lot the "moderators" are at Redbridge-i.

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  6. The daft old bat has been hard at it again this week.

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