What I'd like to discuss here is essentially: what are the limits of cencoring on internet forums? On one forum I have visited I encountered something strange, the forums admins have decided to block all threads about a particular individual well known to the forum community and outside of it, and give each user mentioning this individual a warning for bringing him up in a post. I strikes me as an excessive decision and possibly a too large restriction on the users in that particular forum. So my question is basically: what do you see as the limits of cencoring on internet forums? Are admins on any forum free to block any type of information they do not see fit? Are they juridically free to do so without limitation, and if so do you consider it fine to use their rights as owners of a forum in this way? It caught my attention because it was directed against a single individual who apparantly have caused a lot of distress to the forum itself and its members. This science forum will block all discussion regarding crackpot scientific theories and religious discussion, which I consider fine. One thing is to suspend a member and his alternate accounts, but to go as far as block all information regarding him as a private and public person seems to me too excessive considering that he is of general interest for the subject of the forum. Note that this individual have not engaged in any criminal activity which could possibly justify it as a decision. A comparable thing on this forum would perhaps to be to block all discussion of any kind regarding a particular relatively known scientist on this forum because of his behavior as a member even if it in other circumstances would have been considered fine.