Recently, I have noticed that any discussion leads to complaints about censorship. This is not healthy for a forum, but certainly not uncommonly heard of in today's political atmosphere. The issue of free speech has become a very sensitive one. We all want to live in a free society, but we also don't want to see people being discriminated nor minorities being treated unfairly. This issue is personal to me, because I have always valued free speech on anything that I have worked with. Previously, I have moderated forums, blogs, game servers, Skype chats, and Discord chats. And I have never moderated any community that did not value the ability to speak what's on your mind. Firstly, I would like to apologize to anyone who was offended that I locked two highly tense Community Matters topics. There seems to be a misunderstanding in intentions. It was a routine action for me on the Community Team and Admin team to archive topics that begin to go off-topic and encourage members to create new topics with relevant titles. It was the same for other CTs and Admins as well the last time I was here. This forum used to be a lot stricter in terms of staying on topic. Nevertheless, I have been informed that lately tense topics have been allowed to continue in name of free speech. I believe we call all agree that there is a dilemma here. On one hand, we want to maintain free speech. On the other hand, we want to see topics being carried out constructively in an organized way. Every topic is marked Feedback, Suggestion, Bug, Suggestion, or Solved. This helps not just the current staff but also anyone who wishes to read through the history. It would be rather distasteful if members had through shift through 3 pages of "free speech" posts to read about Tapatalk or the forum app. It is also not how a good forum is organized. Therefore, we would all benefit from a clean thread dedicated to free speech. This thread will compile your suggestions for balancing free speech with protecting against discrimination, trolls, and other problematic types of content. Your suggestions will be personally compiled on certain intervals and taken to the other team members. Shortly after, you shall receive progress reports on your feedback/suggestions. And eventually, the goal is to one day mark this thread as solved with widespread agreement. If this model is successful, it may become a model for how the Community Matters is handled in the future. Lastly, let's discuss the topic at hand, especially since many people may not be familiar with it entirely. As mentioned before, there have been many legitimate concerns about free speech that have been raised before. What are your own concerns on free speech on Forum Promotion? And how would you resolve it? I look forward to hearing your opinion. Happy Debating!