Over on the Anti-Zionist thread you can read the following curious little insight into the minds of those administering this site:
Serge Forward wrote:
However, factvalue has talked shite on numerous occasions in this thread.
My original reply to this was [Admin: SEXIST INSULT AND RESPONSE DELETED]. What was 'libcom's' reason for removing this tiny piece of harmless banter in an otherwise heavy and turgid thread? What are you allowing yourselves to become?
The reference by 'admin'/management to a 'sexist insult' refers to a quotation taken from a work by a 17th century American alchemist which employed alchemical terminology that 'admin'/management were obviously entirely ignorant of and took to be sexist. The quotation had been selected to deliberately sound like nonsense in response to the preceding comment from Serge Forward. The full quotation was then referenced as evidence (minus the supposedly offending term) of lack of sexist intent but this has also now been removed, so that, instead of admitting their mistake and lack of interpretive ability, whichever of the managers has perpetrated this has effectively smeared only the residue of a diffuse, sexist allegation into my post, where it remains.
Given that the thread in question was one in which at least one admin had not quite gotten things all their own way, is this not abusive, and a form of managerialism which should have no place on a supposedly 'libertarian communist' site?