"Now & Then have been contacted by Brian Spoons and we are pleased to announce that he will be providing a book review for us in a few days time. Brian is an experienced literary critic, who majors in non fiction analysis and has a reputation for his no nonsense and sometimes quite bruising commentary.
For those unfamiliar with Brian, he was recently censored on the newly labelled 'even bigger joke board (EBJB)' where individuals posing as administrators seemingly delete anything they don't like or disagree with. Brian raised a rather obvious question to the author of a surprisingly expensive new book, questioning the logic of setting up a brand new radio station at sea (with all the extra costs such a venture must have, versus a land based operation), rather than just buying airtime as Joe Meek (owner of a small 1961 record label) had done on Radio Luxembourg. The author who is found plying his new book on the EBJB forum was absent in replying to this very legitimate question which after a few hours was censored without good cause or explanation.
It seems that individual contributors to the forum enjoy calling for censorship for example "I think Admin need to remove these irrelevant posts because some of us are making usefull cross-connections on thread topic, but others now just Deliberately making Your forum a Laughing stock!"
Others mock and get away with it, as Brian Spoons noticed with this being cruelly suggested about him " Steve Wrights BBC R1 character "Mr Spoons" jingle
"Talk about a man who make you delirious,
(missing line... not that serious?)
the man on the bus with a vacant stare,
Tap him on the forehead?
there's Nothing there!
Mister Spoons, Mister Spoons
(repeat to fade)
Clearly the EBJB forum has many double standards, it's owner openly washing his hands of any responsibility, we quote him earlier today stating "As we all know this place has a large team of admin! Who have my greatest respect both for their time, and dedication and as such I support their decisions at all times. We are all individual with varying tolerances hence why depending on who moderates at the time may take an action the next may not". Whilst Brian is giving consideration to any redress he may be due, I am pleased to reaffirm that Now & Then maintains a consistent approach to any comments left, resisting any censorship except where obscene language and identifiable hate speech are involved. We also have contact details on our About page for anyone to use & normally can respond within four working days.
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