I can't think of any regular at this forum that hasn't had a post deleted for one reason or an other. You have to understand that the emphasis here is on debate that is free of subject changing, distortion, namecalling, and dodging, etc. Without our very basic guidelines (which are not unusual, they are generally found in moderated debates), we would end up with very confusing threads ... unfortunately that is exactly what some desire.The Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust is therefore promoting closed debate.
The most blatant form of closure is the Catch 22 whereby posters are restricted to 'one point, one post', yet someone who strings together several posts, each containing a relevant point, will earn a ban, as Roberto found out here. This closed moderation style makes it impossible to demonstrate relationships and convergences between pieces of evidence. It deliberately generates the assumption that the only true sample is a sample of 1. It is thus the equivalent of limiting a prosecuting attorney to one exhibit or one witness in his closing statement, and not allowing him to infer any relationships between the pieces of evidence he presented during the trial. Conversely, this sample of 1 is then used to negate all the evidence that is not in the sample, on 'falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus' grounds.
CODOH has a paranoid approach to the 'integrity' of documents but what about the integrity of its own debate threads? In the light of Hargis's admission that he "can't think of any regular at this forum that hasn't had a post deleted", how can we trust any thread on CODOH as representing an accurate record of the discussion?
If Hargis had been living in Moscow in the 1930's, Stalin would have given him a job as editor of the party newspaper.
When a denier accepts Hargis's rules, he has learned to love Big Brother.