The ripple effect I'm speaking of has nothing to do with Ted Nugent throwing up his favorite wine.
As a free speech junkie, I hate to see any form of censorshit on Newsvine. I recently seeded a NV article because I noticed that the author had disabled comments. I just wanted to give Newsviners a chance to voice their opinions on the article. Then I reseeded a NV seed because the author employed NV's asinine "Nation block" feature to limit the discussion. So I reseeded it to all of NV so people could comment in the Nations that had been blocked.
Both of my seeds "disappeared". I didn't receive the usual notification that my content had been "removed by the NV community." So I clicked on "PUBLISH" on the NV tool bar and then clicked on "EDIT CONTENT". Here's some of what was displayed:
Jihadi John is Smarter than the Average Liberal - via Seldom Seen Sam Colorado - Newsvine 28 1:22 AM EDT - Jul.29, 2015 Unpublished
Obama Thinks HE'S Making Decision On "Handing Over The Keys": The Question Is, Does He Have ANY INTENTION of Handing Them Over ? - by Lisa Schneider - Newsvine 23 1:35 AM EDT - Jul.28, 2015 Unpublished
The two seeds are there butt it says that they're "unpublished". I tried to republish them butt that just produced errors. Then I realized what had occurred. Both of the original items I seeded had been collapsed so my seeds now have invalid links.
So, my seeds were NOT collapsed, they were just rendered impotent when the linked NV content was collapsed. I'm not sure why those two items were collapsed or who did the flagging. My question is why? Why flag down content especially after I provided everyone with a place to voice oppositing to the opinions expressed? If you disagree with a ridiculous article, please don't collapse it. Use your freedom of speech to express your opposition instead of censoring the ideas you oppose.
Newsvine should eliminate the "flag" option because it is frequently used to censor content that does not violate NV's rules. Newsvine created this censorshit monster and it has been destroying content here ever since. Since TFPTB can't control it maybe it's time for them to kill it.