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1-22-2010 @ 3:12PM
Free speech works both ways. You have the right to say pretty much anything you want, and I have the right to tell you you're an asshat for saying it. For the millionth time, you're free to speak your mind without legal consequences. You are not free to speak your mind without social consequences. And that's something that doesn't even apply in a game where you've agreed to the Terms of Service, which have a paragraph quoted above that boils down to "don't be an asshat."Yes, you can walk away. I do, or better yet, I avoid PUGs altogether. But there's no oppression of free speech going on when someone turns to someone else and tells them they're making an idiot of themselves, or god forbid reports them for violating the rules of the game. People who can't be bothered to think of how their words affect others because they want to say something dumb and nothing's going to stop them are no different from that DPS DK in your random group that refuses to take off Frost Presence for no good reason other than that he likes it there. There's no need to pretty up disregard for others or a desire to offend by pretending it's a noble exercise of your right to free speech.
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