True. This is not assured at all.
I’m just saying that that is the current constraint and, while SAFE will allow more choice and thus take some of the friction out, you might find in the long run that you’d be better off moderating your own choices to have less friction, especially over silly stuff like insisting that it’s your right to be disagreeable. It is, of course.
But the “wild west” was actually a very peaceful and respectful place for the most part, because EVERYBODY was armed. It behooved people in social settings to mot push the edges too hard. Even then, people cut others a lot of slack. But on SAFE it will be trivial for people to decide you’ve gone too far and cut you off. As much as several of you rail, moderators do not take lightly ANY action which curbs members expression.
As an individual on SAFE, I probably won’t be as sensitive to the general experience or as concerned with swearing (means nothing to me personally), but I will be pretty quick to personally blacklist someone who is being a jerk or using language which I’m pretty sure others will find offensive, just because they can.
That’s all I’m trying to point out.
Here on the forum, as a moderator, I’d move your topic off the front page because it violates the guidelines we’ve very conservatively laid out in to try to accommodate community needs. In a similar circumstance on a SAFE -based forum, I might just blacklist you personally because I didn’t want to hear what I might consider immature noise. I might also subsequently miss hearing something you would really want me to hear from you.
Yes, SAFE will change the calculus. But manners will still be of value.