Open discussion means exactly that: OPEN, so I would therefore have to argue that one CAN or should be able to say exactly what one would want to say without fear of censorship otherwise it is NOT an OPEN discussion it is CENSORED.
Exactly, Vicomtesse - perfectly put.
I can see why you would seldom visit this forum now. I still enjoy reading genuine reports from genuine people who were actually at an LC concert, (when I can find them among the dross) and will be avidly looking up reports of the Dublin concerts and probably contributing my own. Apart from that I could happily live without the (newly censored ) LCF. But still, I think it would be a pity if you and other independent thinkers abandoned the forum - then it would be even more inundated than it is with silly and sycophantic posts! (Later edit - Just to clarify, I meant those who " lick up " to the Moderators here, drawing attention to the fact that they know them/have met them, and accepting uncritically EVERYTHING they say and do ! )
Stick in there, Vicomtesse and the few others who defended free speech on the " Forum issue" thread hidden away in "Everything else" .
(Censorship is, of course, much more of a real
leonard Cohen issue than most of what appears here on "News"!)
Ring the bells that still can ring...