Free speech, take 2
Well, forum founder "Hans" has decided to try a new experiment -- a new forum called FastChatters which has a similar philosophy except that it's heavily moderated to exclude "hate speech", including racism, as the intro post explains. Hopefully this should allow for a broader range of weird and wacky content without the place degenerating into a toxic waste dump for the worst sorts of bigots.
I think it's important to encourage experiments like this. We can't talk about serious stuff all the time, and I have a soft spot for things offbeat, colorful, trivial, and a tad daring, as this blog occasionally shows (though not often enough). So I'm glad that "Hans" (reincarnated as "Spud" on the new BBS) is giving it another try. I'm looking forward to finding more of that weird and wacky stuff there, without having to slog through page after page of repetitious rants about imaginary Jewish conspiracies to get to it.