Disillusioned Discordian


Over and out.
June 13, 2008, 9:59 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Brighton Livewire was a small little community forum, that was born out of the collapse of the Old Argus forum. As with most small forums it had its own wonderful idiosyncrasies unfortunately it has decided to ban the top poster, because it thinks they are dominating posts to much. The admin then decided to ban all discussion of its reasons for making this decision, resulting in another two more members including myself from being banned. Further posters are staying away in protest. I’d like to say a special thanks to everyone on that board, but in particular Bornihove, LTNS & Pel.

If livewire was to act this way out there in the larger online community it would soon develop a very poor reputation. The internet was born as an amazing tool to connect people and facilitate discussion and free thought. In recent years attacks on freedom of speech, zealous enforcement of copyright law and increasing commercialisation have ripped the heart out of the internets original endeavour. All is not lost so long as we are still able to create our own spaces for discussion and we can protect ourselves from being spied on by corporations and governments.

You may have noticed that I have been blogging less recently. In part this is because I’m devoting more time to campaigning against ID cards. Also however I have decided that I prefer forums as means of communicating rather than blogs. I think the blog is too egotistical a format compared to a forum where no one person is in control. Many blogs have become nothing more than shameless attempts at self-promotion, although I still cherish those that provide an independent and uncensored platform for discussion.

If you have enjoyed reading my posts then thanks a lot, I’ll hopefully talk more with some of you in other places. In the meantime I reccomend you check out Geeklawyer or PFLD. For the time being I can be found in the Invasion power board.

Moon

Advertisements

3 Comments so far
Leave a comment

“. I think the blog is too egotistical a format compared to a forum where no one person is in control. Many blogs have become nothing more than shameless attempts at self-promotion,”

Errrr, that’d be me then 😉

Comment by Ruthie

I agreed with you

Comment by buhbeexiaSuefe

Thanks, I’ve not been able to find a really decent forum since. Urban75 is pretty good for politics. So i’m back blogging, which after a break i’m enjoying. It’s a shame what happened to that board and LTNS.

Comment by moon23




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: