Overcensorship is the issue. Yesterday I wrote an article that covered the flagrant censorship within certain nations after they have commented on an article I personally wrote. I felt it limited my freedom to respond in kind to their comments. Today the Newsvine staff removed that article. It did not violate COH, it did not name the Nation, nor the individuals involved.
I came back to Newsvine after a long hiatus because I felt it provided a place where I could openly discuss opinions. What I am finding is that the place is riddled with individuals that are narrow and feel threatened when confronted with a contrary opinion.
If Newsvine has any interest in letting this site get bigger, and more along the lines of the old days then they should stick to what they publish in their own COH. I find their behavior, and those of others extremely limiting. I always felt that Newsvine was a bit of soapbox, a place where you could state your opinion, and enter into a friendly, respectful open debate. What I am finding is completely the opposite.
I bet this article will be removed since it is critical of the Newsvine staff.