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Old 05-12-2018, 12:17 AM   #16
Michael Uplawski
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Please be sure you know the price before you decide you want something.
Or to know just anything, before doing anything. A “price” is a fine means to abdicate responsibility and therefore it is used. Just replace believe by knowledge and forget about any such “price” would be a fine way to advance, yourself and individually. After that you just “want” or “reject” and do not have to contemplate long about the implications for anybody else. But who wants that anyway... thinking causes headache.

Slogans are cool. And cheap. Price-wise.
 
Old 05-12-2018, 09:49 AM   #17
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The first step in solving a problem is identifying a problem and determining if it actually is a problem, as in one that requires some manner of intervention or action. We all have a tendency to seek making things easier and more comfortable but history shows that very often if we actually realize those dreams, we risk becoming weaker and less capable.

As this regards Freedom of Speech and the right to discriminate at the very least on our own property, and specific to this thread, the "problem" of trolling and group think and repression it is my opinion that actually seeing such actions somewhat at an objective distance reveals human flaws that were less clear when we could only rarely (and usually close up and personal with considerable emotional baggage) witness such tendencies. From this we can learn how to deal effectively with such tendencies and how we must to prevent the now obvious damage to us all, even the trolls themselves. After all, we all must live in the world we help create.

Some thoughts on this and how the rich and powerful (or trolls) often imagine they can isolate themselves from repercussions of the social harm that comes from repression and suppression can be witnessed here... some very enlightening and provocative words only possible where Free Speech and the Free Thought it engenders, flourishes.

--- George Bernard Shaw - Thoughts on Inequity ---
 
Old 05-13-2018, 06:58 PM   #18
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well, i'm no expert, but it still doesn't seem fair to me.
yes, anyone is free to make their own site or forum, or express their opinions in other ways. but it seems to me that we don't have equal opportunity.
sites that were created first, or with more $$$, or whatever have more chance to become popular and then abuse that popularity.
Free Speech does not reign in public forums. It's an accepted fact of life.

If you have a message or opinion you think people will find worth listening to, make your own opportunities and put it out there. The worst that can happen is nobody will listen or care what you have to say, but at least you spoke your mind.

I put a lot of time and effort into promoting my site but I have a product, and with the help of friends have made a fair go of it over the past year. And it's not that there aren't more well-known established sites out there with much the same message. I have my own original content and extras they don't offer to get return visits. I sometimes felt like a circus barker engaging in self-promotion, but that's part of it and if you don't believe in yourself who will?


However, when I was researching my host, awardspace.com, I saw they hosted a website much the same as what you're probably wanting to have. This guy had some controversial conservative opinions on politics and seemed to work reddit a lot to get his message out. His website had been reviewed by some fact checker site and they basically slammed him, but he got out there, worked it daily and made it happen for himself. I think it was more on the line of a blog or something, but godaddy has some website builder and making a site shouldn't be that hard.

You can get your own domain registered and a site hosted for around $20 the first year. The rest is up to you.
 
  


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