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We believe in freedom of speech as a basic human right. The ability to discuss issues without prejudice is a right that we, as TV licence paying citizens of the United Kingdom feel the bbc should uphold.

We believe in particular, that the moderation of the BBC Radio 4 Today forums are over zealous and not compatible with intelligent political discussion. Anything seen as remotely politcally incorrect, inflammatory or contraversial is removed. Also posts are removed for vague reasons if a reason is recieved at all.

The undersigned agree that moderation is necessary in such a popular forum where such wide varying opinion is discussed. Swearing is unacceptable as is personal abuse. Therefore we believe that a set of rules needs to be applied which the moderators should stick to rather than basing their moderation on what we percieve as personal opinion. Under no circumstances should a post be removed 'even thought you post doesn't break the house rules, we decided to remove it anyway.'

The reconsideration of moderation rules will greatly improve the discourse in the forum and will be of benefit to the users and the BBC alike. As not only your customers, but also your owners, we hope the bbc takes this petition into consideration and acts accordingly.

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Latest Signatures

  • 28 September 201550. John O
    I support this petition
  • 08 September 201549. James Butler
  • 19 July 201548. Lord L
    Moderators should be more acountable particularly when banning posters for little or no reason.
  • 18 July 201547. Bryan L
    I support this petition
  • 09 July 201546. Mary E
    I support this petition
  • 23 April 201545. Emanuel G
    Some moderators allow their personal and political views to influence their judgements.
  • 18 May 201444. Gareth F
    I support this petition
  • 03 March 201343. Tim May
    They need to leave the forums open at night too. We don't all get to go online when we fancy it... The BBC covers everything up. It's about time the licence was scrapped. Because we're paying for bollix all!
  • 09 December 201142. Weyland Y
    Mindless, inconsistent, biased, and rude. I could go on. The Today "moderators" make what could be the best messageboard extant into, for example, a pulpit for Nicky Wilson and his gormless twittering and repetitive fictional abuse, and little else.
  • 02 November 201141. Bob J
    to hell with political correctness
  • 22 September 201140. Stephen D
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 201139. Pippop Fletcher
    I resent the inconsistencies, and the sex bias. Far more rude and offensive language is tolerated from the male contributers. Also when someone is attached the mods do not remove the original offending post, do not a defend the offendedc and do not allow
  • 30 August 201138. Sacha C
    I support this petition
  • 09 July 201137. Gcf Barton
    I support this petition
  • 20 February 201136. Old H
    The BBC are a bunch of wankers. I wish death upon them all.
  • 18 February 201135. E F
    also allow url's to reference material.
  • 24 December 201034. Jill P
    I support this petition
  • 06 July 201033. Patrick W
    I support this petition
  • 05 June 201032. Peter K
    I fully support this petition
  • 27 May 201031. Kim R
    The haphazard modding of the Beeb's Forums is a joke.
  • 13 May 201030. Adrian D
    Freedom begins with press
  • 10 March 201029. Maha Gibbs
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 200928. Stephen G
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 200927. Jamol Conley
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 200826. Jacqui James
    agree, although not sure what BBCi is, but the BBC doesn't have enough freedom of speech, some of them forget that the public (i.e. the people paying the license fee) do have opinions, even if we are female
  • 28 August 200825. Becky Nj
  • 28 June 200824. Luke D
    I support this petition

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