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You've been summarily banned from commenting in a forum or comment section for an article. Worse, because of your comments, you have been blocked from being able to access a website.
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Forum GangsShills and trolls are a reality. Ingorant, uninformed and crude posters are also a reality. Agents provocateur and 'cyber magicians' are also a reality. These types of people are discussed all the time.
Unfortunately, many people who have been banned and blocked from articles, sites and bulletin boards have been falsely accused of being these things by either moderators or most likely by what we will term as 'forum gangs.'
A web search on this day, February 21, 2015 for 'forum gang' has turned up zero results on the first page, so we are going to coin this term and define it. Our coinage of the term will be documented by the upload date of this page and by the Internet Archive.
A 'forum gang' is any group of people on a forum who target an individual who is expressing views that are different from the forum's predominate views or different from the views of the forum gang.
The forum gang will then begin to accuse the independent thinker of being a shill, a troll or worse. They will begin to flag his/her posts as offensive and will incite others to shun or call for the banning of the individual from the forum.
Forum gangs will be studied in more detail on BanBlock (BB) in order to understand and educate others on the dynamics at work in being banned and/or blocked from sites simply for the expression ideas, interpretations, analysis, facts and speculations that run counter to the group think dominating the site or forum in question.
We will identify for the purpose of case studies existing forum gangs that have incited and caused a person to be banned and/or blocked from a site. Their hang outs and user names will be identified and links to discussions in which they are taking part will be cited so that a real-time study of their behaviors and a real-time interaction with them can take place since forum gangs and biased moderators are a prime cause of banning and blocking (censoring) intelligent argument on private forums.
BanBlock wishes to make if perfectly clear that it supports the right of private forums to ban and block individuals for any reason they see fit. Private forums do not even need to follow the letter or the spirit of their Terms of Service (ToS) in regards to banning users as long as the ToS is not part of a paid contract between the parties. BanBlock supports free speech, and we also support the freedom to associate/discriminate (right of association) as being central to an individual's right to be a sovereign, independent thinker.
So it is not the intention of BanBlock to force private sites to allow anyone they have banned to continue to post on that particular private article or private forum. Instead, the purpose of BanBlock includes these items:
'Conspiracy Theories' & the War Against Free Speech'Conspiracy Theory' is born
"In January 1967, shortly after Jim Garrison in New Orleans had started his prosecution of the CIA backgrounds of the murder [of JFK], the CIA published a memo to all its stations, suggesting the use of the term 'conspiracy theorists' for everyone criticizing the Warren Report findings. Until then the press and the public mostly used the term 'assassination theories' when it came to alternative views of the 'lone nut' Lee Harvey Oswald. But with this memo this changed and very soon 'conspiracy theories' became what it is until today: a term to smear, denounce and defame anyone who dares to speak about any crime committed by the state, military or intelligence services."
-- German author Mathias Broeckers, The JFK Assassination Marked the End of the American Republic: Interview with Martin Broeckers, author of JFK: Coup d'Etat in America, By Lars Schall, Global Research, August 20, 2013 -- and,
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