Anon - we are cracking down on obvious hate speech and personal attacks, but as for the extreme opinions on either side, it's not our role to block them as one of Tok's main goals is to break the echo chamber and allow people from both sides of the debate to meet and argue.
The extreme views of both the right and the left are out there whether we allow them to post or not. Best, if you are on the other side, to knock down their arguments with facts rather than hide from them and pretend they don't exist.
Anon, we're giving you a public warning, that you are on probation and must stop personal attacks based on personal information that you believe you have on other users. This is inappropriate and if you continue we will block you and may report your continued violations to the proper authorities.
As for other commentary, you must stick to the topic, you are on probation (actually everybody must), so if you want to continue to have posting privileges here, please follow the rules. You can have your views without resorting to repeated personal attacks. You don't win arguments on TOK by insulting people, and we're not here to provide a forum for that.
Other users should take note we won't continue tolerating the aggression we've seen of late. We allow a free discussion because the goal of TOK is to allow different sides to debate and to expose the views, sometimes extreme, perhaps offensive, of the other side. But the discussion has degenerated of late into the kind of behavior that we're forced to act upon more aggressively.
Thank you to the community for your help in moderating via the flags, but please also consider that flagging comments that you simply disagree with won't result in any action being taken.
We hope you all enjoy the debate and encourage you to invite your friends and online community to join in!
Blocking entire threads is really unappealing. We are cracking down on personal attacks in general and especially if unrelated to the conversations. Please don't be part of the problem. Do not insult or attack people who you don't agree with and do not allow yourselves to be baited into attacks that we then also need to block.
Yes, it's all in the plan we don't ignore you Kevin, we just can't implement it right now. We are planning on a massive upgrade to the site and all of our products. We also assume you've been having problems accessing the site, please have patience as we will also address that soon.
As always, please spread the word / toks so we can build the audience and if any of you are potential investors, let us know! :)