What does freedom of speech mean? Does it mean you can say anything you want, anywhere you want? No. If you are using someone else's corkboard to express a position, they have the right to limit the scope of those opinions on that corkboard. Recently, there have been a couple of situations where people have objected that opinions expressed on this forum have been curtailed, and the cry "Censorship!" inevitably is raised. Censorship referes to the suppression of speech by a governing body. It does not pertain to editorial restrictions in a privately owned and operated medium. This site has certain rules regarding content and respect for other members. Those rules are interpreted and enforced by the moderators, including but not limited to me. In turn, the moderators must answer to the site owner, either for letting a discussion get out of hand, resulting in flamewars or other damage, or for being arbitrarily restrictive. We moderators try to keep a balance, and when possible, we confer on how to handle a developing situation. A measure of success is when the number of people upset that a situation was permitted to go to far matches the number of people complaining that they were unduly constrained. As for free speech, nothing prevents anyone from establishing his or her own web page to express an opinion. But here, I will do what I deem necessary to try to keep the peace, and I believe I speak for the rest of the mod team as well.