This is why Hamilton has the best forum in sports!People are aloud to speak thier mind due to showing some respect and class as in what words you use to express yourself.I tried to just plainly express some concerns on the the hamilton bulldogs forum and they banned me for life! The ticats let the fans talk and I respect that!
I am sorry to tell you we live in a country where we have a right called freedom of speech. What kind of world you live in rather its supressed or just plain silly, you still have right to express your self stranger.Yes I agree with you some peoples emotion at times get high but this how some people talk.Enjoy this forum for what it is!
There is no such thing as abolute freedom of speech in a civilized society.....you'd never get along in life if you never self-moderated yourself in social situations.
We all have to adapt and change all day long and temper our words depending on what situation we're in at the time. That's just the way of the world so the idea of "freedom of speech" is actually a myth...
....I prefer to say we have the freedom to use our common sense and good judgment....
"Freedom of speech" doesn't actually appear in Canadian law, it is American. It was created to protect the individual from incarceration for criticizing the government. The notion that you can say anything you want doesn't exist in either country with slander and hate laws in existence.
Furthermore, this is a privately owned website and it is moderated to protect their interests. If someone wants the freedom to criticize the Tiger Cats without censure then I suggest starting your own website and then have at it. If you are going to open a forum and allow anyone to participate then we'll see if the same freedoms are extended on it.
From the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
Guarantee of Rights and Freedoms
Rights and freedoms in Canada 1. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
Fundamental freedoms 2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(d) freedom of association.
Free PR is helpfull even if its good or bad!The information the ticats get from the loyal fans just shows how much they care. Of course they dont use all the suggestions people give.Yes this is not the States but they do have some point of veiws as we do and one comes to mind: If you dont like this country then get out!I love this country and I am here to stay bud!Canada and the CFL!