The Refuge should be led by someone who will embrace a laissez-faire approach to governing. Internet forums are intended to be the Wild West, where pretty much anything goes except for clear breaches in decency. The advent of user moderation to The Refuge would only further pollute already murky waters, creating an arbitrary system that would be very susceptible to corruption. One only needs to look to thousands of other forums on the Internet to see the destructive results of user moderation on places that should be bastions of free speech and spirited debate. Allowing more moderation will enable petty moderators to hold grudges against whoever they please, laying down the law on someone purely out of spite. It will only serve to inhibit the enjoyment for those who dare to go against the grain on any particular subject.
We’ve already seen Refugees unjustly suspended by the long arm of the law. Let’s not let that become a prevalent occurrence.
Vote for Eric “ED” Denver!
A vote for common sense, liberty, and small government!