The discussion here is not intended to serve the interests of CCP at the expense of the liberty of customers.
The rampant and mindless censorship on the previous forums was a major reason for the change to the current format.
A lot of folks, me included, don’t care about RMT at all. We think the whole discussion is mental masturbation and an attempt by small minds to pretend that they control the whole world, and understand it perfectly also.
But we do care about mindless censorship and constantly being told what we can and cannot speak about by people whose only authority is internet forum moderator.
The problem is that there is no accountability. For example, if CSM and forum moderators received life bans for falsely censoring customer discussions, we would have accountability, and we would be demonstrating that freedom of speech and association are paramount virtues in our community.
That is not as crazy as it sounds. You walk into any business where the customers are respected, as some junior employee or volunteer, and start telling the customer what they can and can’t say, and you will find yourself unemployed very quickly indeed.
The internet allows deeply unsocial behaviour to flourish, and forum moderation is one of these problem areas.
Stop censoring customers without accountability. Please. It is ugly and primitive behaviour.