Proof that censors comments on the fly

March 3, 2009

This was my last incarnation on, a popular bookmarking/social site owned by Conde Nast:

Five posts down is this comment of mine, a response to this post on Obama’s lack of a birth certificate (he instead fooled the sheep with a ‘Certification of Live Birth’, a completely different animal from a birth certificate):

“In order to process your application, DHHL utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). Submitting the original Certificate of Live Birth will save you time and money since the computer-generated Certification requires additional verification by DHHL.”

And heres’ the permalink for that comment, which yields the standard reddit “there doesn’t seem to be anything here” message when confronted with an empty comment section:

Reddit just removes the comment’s view from the rest of the world’s view while fooling the poster (me, in this case) into thinking it’s visible when logged in.

Fancy censorship by coding, eh? The poster I’m replying to is visible, but my reply has ‘disappeared’.


2 Responses to “Proof that censors comments on the fly”

  1. apollonian Says:

    Height Of Hypocrisy At Jezekiah…
    (Apollonian, 4 Mar 09)

    Censorship?–so what are u complaining about?–u little punk bastard, son-of-a-bitch. Censorship–isn’t that what u do?–stupid motherfucker. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Apollonian

    • jezekiah Says:

      Normally, I don’t let ad hominem through. In your case, I’ll make an exception.

      Censorship is the expunging of reason and logic to protect the sensibilities of one or more groups. Blocking porn, cuss words and ad hominem isn’t censorship. It’s respect.

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