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I find myself surprised to be agreeing with you in this, klanto koki, but I fear the site is in danger of ultimately failing for other reasons. If I had understood the policy correctly, it will be up to the community to report abuse, and perhaps up to those who run the site to confirm that it is abuse and not just an unpopular opinion. I hope that those who worked so hard to create the website will not censor ideas they don't appreciate. What I fear is that as the site grows, the less civil portion of those who use the internet will start to post comments, if they don't post ideas. If the comments and ideas are flaming or harassment, the experts may begin to fall inactive, and so as you warn bigthink.com will descend. In simpler terms, what I fear is that bigthink.com will become youtube, people will openly mock the ideas of others. Flaming generally begets more flaming. I sincerely hope this doesn't happen...
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