[Coco] Fresh new retro computing article!

Terry Steege tsteege at gmail.com
Wed May 29 17:02:26 EDT 2019

Brock did respond today, so I would say both sides have stated their case
and we need to move forward before the community is fractured.


On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 8:53 PM Brian Blake <random.rodder at gmail.com> wrote:

> No, he was banned for lying. Plain and simple. He was given a chance to
> explain why he took the actions he did, and he chose not to do so. He
> expressed his disappointment at the actions that were taken, but, chose not
> to discuss why he lied.
> Look up the definition of censorship - doesn't fit, at all.
> *Censorship* is the suppression of free speech, public communication or
> other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful,
> sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by
> governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups or institutions.
> Yelling fire in a crowded space isn't considered free speech, and I think
> most places consider lying to be unacceptable behavior as well.
> Banning someone for lying is not censorship. It's not a violation of the
> law, or someone's civil rights. If it was, Facebook and Twitter would be in
> a LOT of trouble right now over their own actions on certain individuals
> and groups.
> Brock, or whoever he is, was more than welcome to discuss the Boomerang and
> Triad+. During that discussion, he chose to lie about his reason for
> posting; he chose to lie about Richard asking him to join and comment.
> Simply put, he claimed to be representing Richard and his product which was
> a lie.
> Had Brock not stated that Richard asked him to comment on the post, again,
> which Richard flatly denied, there wouldn't have been a problem. Discussion
> of the two products is perfectly fine, and I'm trying to figure out where
> anyone said otherwise.
> Nor did anyone say that Stevie was Brock - yes, I said their re-appearance
> after CoCoFest was ironic and close in time. That doesn't mean I or anyone
> else thinks they are the same person. My commentary on it is more along the
> lines they know each other,  and were talking about his ban.
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