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Sonofodin
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Banned for minority views?

Postby Sonofodin » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:07 am

Hello, I have been banned from #politics and I have no idea why.I did not insult people and only used logic to debate. I advocate anarchism and an end to the drug war which are both minority political positions. Is it against the rules to have a different opinion? I'd like to be unbanned so I can continue to chat in the channel or at shown why I'm banned.

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Handle With Care
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Re: Banned for minority views?

Postby Handle With Care » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:12 am

Sorry, but channel operators make their own rules or lack of rules. Any op can kick or ban anyone for any reason or for no reason. Only a channel op can unban someone, and that is entirely within their discretion. They are only answerable to their fellow ops. That is the nature of EFnet, almost a true anarchy. Bans rarely last more than an hour or two.

However, as a self-described anarchist, I find it contradicatory that it appears with your post here, you are complaining to a higher authority.

The sad truth is that everyone is a minority of one sort or another and those running #politics are no exception. As they are quite intolerant of and attack opposing views, one's best bet is to spend one's time in another channel.
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