Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 24, 2011, 11:42 a.m. EST by AquaBuddha
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To Whom It May Concern,
I've been participating in the chat room for a week now. I have participated in the chat room to learn information about the protests, as well as make global contacts. This morning I disagreed about the importance of the Fed and was banned for simply disagreeing with the mod & others. I did not use rude or offensive language. It was just a simple disagreement.
I realize this looks trivial in light of everything else going on, but in my opinion the chat room is a valuable source of information and is an important part of the Occupy Wallstreet's website.
I have made these same points before in the chat room without being banned previously. Moderation in the chat room is arbitrary. I believe clear guidelines should be set up for the mods and users, in the same way the global revolution live stream has done. Simply disagreeing on a subject should not be grounds for a banning.
How can we worked toward democratic changes when we you can't even disagree in a chat room without fear of being banned arbitrarily?