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  1. That’s too bad. Yeah, I think it’s one thing to hang a couple of hammocks or one small tent and bring cold food but these were large multi-tent sites with what looked to be 6-8 people and some of them clearly had fires. I hope they at least cleaned up after themselves.
  2. I was out around the New Castle back channel islands this morning, trying to get some cover from the wind. It’s not uncommon to see a canoe pulled up with a couple of people camping now and then but I must have counted 10-12 campsites on the various islands, and the smell of campfire was in the air despite the high winds. Does anyone know if camping is actually allowed? I don’t want to call the cops on people but having fires out there was reckless IMO, and with so many people it can’t be good for the habitat. There’s tons of wildlife that live on those islands. On the one hand I’m happy to see people getting out but this didn’t seem good.
  3. It's not government-owned. Being publicly-traded doesn't mean a thing here.
  4. What? It IS protected speech, in terms of the 1A and where those protections apply. That's what I'm saying. The government can't stop you from spot burning in public. But those protections don't apply on this website, because it is privately owned and operated. It is NOT protected speech in the context of this website.
  5. Lots of people will say to keep a log book. It's a great idea but I'm too lazy for that. There are log apps for your phone but what I'll sometimes do for new or less-frequently fished areas is snap a few quick pictures if I'm catching. That logs the time and general weather and I can always go back and determine what the tide was from there down the road.
  6. If I go to the Town Square you mention, in real life, and tell others where I was catching that morning. does the government have a right to shut me up? Of course not. By the logic you presented earlier, the mods on this site should not be able to either. But they can, and do. If the First Amendment is in play when it comes to posting on this site, then why is that the case? How would spot burns not be "protected speech?" Your arguments really make no sense.
  7. A lot of people in this thread. Great, so now that we agree, is TimS not allowing spot burns abridging your First Amendment rights?
  8. What that means is, they aren't saying "Twitter is a publisher" or "SOL is a platform." Whether they are covered by section 230 depends on how they deal with information posted on their site/service and whether they publish their own content, not how widely they are used.
  9. Your example is off to a bad start. How do I coerce you into leaving? Physically? Then that's assault, not silencing you. Shouting over you? That's my free speech as well.
  10. What he is saying is what he "feels" should be the case, NOT the current applicable law, though. The current, applicable law, does not distinguish between online platforms based on the size of the platform. And my point still stands - section 230 does not make them akin to utilities in any way, shape or form, even if some people feel they are.
  11. They (social media platforms) are NOT akin to utilities. That is not what Section 230 says. I don't even have Twitter, or Instagram. I have Facebook, but I never use it. And i get by just fine. Section 230 doesn't define specific services at "Platforms" or "Publishers." I'm not sure where you get this information but it's wholly incorrect.
  12. Then what is your point? Why don't you give me an example of a non-gov entity restricting the free speech of someone where they are protected by the First Amendment. Bonus points if it involves their speech in social media, since that's, you know, the topic.
  13. Have you read the First Amendment? "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." That doesn't mean Twitter or Facebook have to let you post whatever you want. They are only bound by the Terms of Service that you agree to when you sign up for their service, as are you. They are under no obligation to provide you said service. Does the 1a protect spot-burn posts on SOL? Although Twitter and FB are much larger, they operate under the same rules. TimS is not liable if someone posts something defamatory about someone else. How is this hard?
  14. Is the government censoring/silencing people on social media?