And THIS is why Forums like this need to exist.
Comic Book Resources... which was built on its fan forums... has decided that banning any and all talk of ComicsGate is what's best for the comic book community.
Instead of, you know, intelligently discussing the situation like adults.
Here's the message from the Mod team...
Over the past couple of days, we've had some folks try to start discussions relating to the Antarctic Press/Jawbreakers story. As a Moderator team, we have decided that we do not wish it discussed and deleted such threads.
"Why?" is a pretty obvious and fair question.
The answer is very simple.
We, again as a Moderator Team, do not wish to give D&C and the followers thereof any sort of platform to advertise their particular brand of nonsense. We have looked at all the information available and concluded that the viewpoints involved are abhorrent, the behaviours sickening and the general attitude a detriment to civil discourse; in short, they give comic book fandom a bad name.
This is an issue that is not open for debate or discussion at this time. Thank you for both your consideration and understanding.
Please note: This message is on behalf of the CBR Forums Moderator Team and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of individuals or CBR as a website/company.
Because if you don't talk about something, it just magically goes away. :-/
Here's the original post on the CBR Forums: https://community.cbr.com/showthread.php?111350-RE-Jawbreakers-Waid-Meyer-D-amp-C-etc
A breakdown on OneAngryGamer: https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2018/05/cbr-censors-discussion-jawbreakers-comic/59148/
Censorship breeds more resentment toward an already floundering industry.
For a bunch of people advocating free speech, I find this absolutely hypocritical and very authoritarian in nature. Not having a proper discussion of it and letting the market decide whether or not decision is made if the book is trash or not. I find it very disturbing.
I think CBR -- and the rest of the comic book industry -- stopped advocating for free speech a long time ago.
The CBLDF is a joke now.
20 years ago, I think they actually would've sided with Meyer in the Waid/Antarctic Press debacle.
Somehow i got the feeling that the mods have a dream that CB Cebulski, Tom Brevoort, Dan Didio(t) or someone in a similar position will stumble in the forum and think That dude can really moderate a forum, i'll bet he could be a good editor for one of our books. It's just chilling because they want to work in the field. And then you can't be on "the enemys" side.