PL2 3DQ wrote:
Thanks for your reply. I mentioned defamation of character, not negative postings. Yes, there are negative postings on Pasoti, of course but the Mods do their best to remove slander, defamation of character, bullying, libel and lies.
No matter, you've made your point.
So it's just possible that there might still be potentially defamatory (I'm not a lawyer, although I do like the Rumpole books, so can't say any further than 'potentially') content on Pasoti? And it's just as possible, or at least there might be a teeny-weeny chance, that Mods on ATD 'do their best' to remove libel (websites don't do slander) etc on that site?
There's a lot of stuff that's gratuitously abusive on ATD. That's not necessarily libellous. There are also questions about the conduct and motivations of a small number of people. Some of them fairly pertinent to questions of propriety in who is elected to certain functions. Again, that's not necessarily libellous. And there is redress available to you should you or others feel that your character has been defamed and Mods have not taken action.
On that, it's a question of a style of moderation that differs between ATD and Pasoti. If the ATD mods are comfortable with where a more liberatarian and less-regulated approach leaves them in terms of legalities, that's probably all she wrote.
Edited: An afterthought. In the interests of full disclosure, I should add that when I complained about potentially actionable allegations on Pasoti, a thread title was changed, for which I was grateful. The comments are still there, but it was an appropriate outcome.