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Those of us who have used 4chan long enough to remember the bad old days of shitposters from board to board were slightly relieved when the site finally began cracking down on some of the less helpful content; /pol/ had become nothing more than a cesspit of flame wars and shilling, but the moment moot "retired" and trolled us all by fucking with his site for a few weeks there was a bit of a ripple of fear running through the veins of those who make use of the site to actually speak freely- something most websites no longer really allow.
Now, it seems the moderators have begun (in moot's supposed absence) to censor material being posted on the site, regardless of its adherence to actual rules- /pol/ is of course the reincarnation of /news/ and serves as a politics and current events board- but I caught them archiving (read; disallowing responses to) one of the threads that was on the front page at the time I first saw it, and which had far too few replies to be eligible for pruning off the site.
Discussing world war three, I'd think, is politics related- perhaps some moderators don't agree with this sentiment though. I made sure to screencap the post and make a new thread, just to see if I'd be banned; of course I was. For those of us capable of comprehending the act of changing the MAC on our router this itself isn't a problem, but it does show the moderators there are no longer interested in actual political material. I'd challenge any of them to justify a belief that such material is "not related to politics."
What a sad day, moot abandons the site and censorship immediately begins. If I had to guess I'd say he was leaned on by some government entity (not necessarily even one from the US- Russia is notorious for "urging" sites to self censor) and fled so he wouldn't have to deal with an impossible legal situation. Now, the moderators are a bunch of loonies with no common sense who have bent over backwards and begun sucking someone off- whether it's an American cock or a Russian cock or an Israeli cock makes little difference- it's still a cock.
Thanks mods, I'll be back... over and over and over, and there's nothing you can do about it.