Say No to Censorship in Every Form!
by tomretterbush, Performer
- Created: January 22, 2011, 7:28 pm
I am a true believer, avid follower and committed advocate of the Dofollow Movement. I don't know if you are aware of the phenomenon, but we are several communities of dofollow websites unified against the nofollow directive.
The nofollow directive, just like comment moderation, is a form of censorship and control. It has no place in a free society.
By moderating, editing and cutting comments because they are considered 'spam' by some, is a form of censorship that undermines the whole spirit of the Free Internet. Comments are meant to promote interaction, yet when this is censored it brings about an air of fear. The simple fear of getting moderated, edited or deleted.
Dofollow, mostly unmonitored commenting practices promote unbridled thought and expression. It sets commentators free to write what they are really feeling.
There will be those who use this for their marketing advantage by posting links to their websites, blogs and affiliate sites, however if this is the price for freedom, how hard is it to scroll over these 'ads'?
I am not criticizing Business.gov (I don't even know if you use the nofollow attribute or not any more than I know your moderation practices) I am fighting (writing) for freedom.
Please consider promoting a truly Free Internet, by apposing the nofollow attribute and only comment moderation in the sense to protect children from predators and obscenities.
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