Sunday 22 May 2005 10.26am
Surely the bottom line is that whoever operates the MCH website can set the groundrules for its use?
'Freedom of speech' is often invoked on web forums but is overrated IMO, as some people seem to think that this means that they can post irresponsibly.
That said, rules being set down in this case do seem draconian and counter-productive.
Presumably "not be tolerated" would mean that your use of their forum would be withdrawn if you were deemed to have broken the rules.
If you are not prepared to accept the conditions laid down by the Residents' Assocation (or whoever), why not set up an alternative messageboard for MCH?
Though I would have thought that it would be better to write a calm and rational letter to whoever is responsible for this policy, pointing out that whilst everyone wants to work constructively with the management and committee, such a ban on negative comment is unlikely to foster an atmosphere of goodwill, etc.
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 22 May 2005 10.30am by James Hatts.