Friday, October 28, 2011

Is there any point in posting on the Express' website?

The Macclesfield Express' opaque and inconsistent moderation policies make a mockery of their claim to be "your" paper!

Their approach includes:

Notpublishing posts that they disagree with
Not giving reasons for  any decisons
Allowing and it seems encouraging bullying and thuggish behaviour
Censoring  individuals
Refusing to respond to criticism of their approach
Refusing to publish quoted from otherpapers
Refusing to publish quotes from the Press Assiciation etc

and so on and so on.

Now, apart for the incompetence of their web team (they are doing a great job of alienating people in Macclesfield by their actions and approach), this does raise questions about their claim to be a paper serving the locality, rather than just themselves and their abuse of power in the area.

So, anyone putting up a post on the Express' site is welcome to publish the same here; that way, even if the Express won't publish it, it will see the light of day.

Also, we will see just what it is that  the Epxress is censoring.

The usual rules apply: no obscenities, gratuitous insults. libels etc.

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