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Town Square

Censorship

Original post made by Herb Borock, Professorville, on Sep 27, 2013

A thread about Town Square editing was restricted to registered users by the moderator shortly after the initial posting and first comment, so I decided to start another thread that would not need to be restricted.

At the beginning of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22, Yossarian and the other officers in the hospital were required to censor letters written by the enlisted patients.

"Catch-22 required that each censored letter bear the censoring officer's name."

I thought it might help if all the deletions from Town Square inlcude the unique initials of the censorer.

However, when reading Catch-22 again I was reminded that Yossarian wrote his own name only on those letters he censored that he hadn't read at all, but used a pseudonym on those letters he did read.

As long as the moderators of Town Square actually use their own initials for all deletions they make, I believe it would be helpful for those who are concerned about the moderators behavior.

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Sounds like a decent start, but what do you hope to get from that?