The Hood

If you ask anyone who knew this city 10+ years ago where the hood was, the CD was a first answer. Yes there are other answers too.

This CDN site seems conflicted on whether it is a neighborhood or a hood. It’s both.

What I’m wondering:

Why do people drop so much money on houses that are in the hood?
Why do people expect the hood to go away once they become homeowners here?

What I understand:

When you are not from the hood you don’t really understand what goes on in it.
You also don’t really understand why the hood is the hood.
As someone who is not from the hood, you have the privilege of not having to understand those things.

What I expect to hear (read):
“This is not the hood, the house is wonderful, and my neighbors are great it’s just those evil neighbors, drug dealers, and prostitutes.”
“Everyone has the right to a wonderful life free of crime and now that I live here I want that not only for myself but for everyone around me!!”

does this forum support censorship?

I understand if something is obscene this forum may not be the place for posting. But it seems ridiculous to collapse the posts that people disagree with.

If users of this forum have views that are different than the majority of the people and they are expressed in a way that make other users uncomfortable I see that their posts are regularly collapsed.

I have seen a shaky explanation as to why this is so when another user asked about it. Supposedly if enough users give a post a low rating it is collapsed. Do ratings also restore posts that have been collapsed? If not, why?

I say supposedly because when I look at the post from yesterday about the new police space I see inconsistencies with the previous explanation given about collapsing posts.

Let me illustrate. As I write this, the comment section of yesterday’s post looks like this:

A post with 8 VOTES/2.5 STARS is collapsed.
(this post disagrees with the idea of a “cop shop”)

A post with 9 VOTES/2 STARS is NOT collapsed.
(this post agrees with the idea of a “cop shop”)

A post with 6 VOTES/3 STARS is collapsed.
(this post is a second post from the person that disagrees)

A post with 6 VOTES/2 STARS is NOT collapsed
(this post simply disagrees with the collapsed posting)

A post with 6 VOTES/2 STARS is NOT collapsed
(this post agrees with the idea of a “cop shop”)

If the goal of this forum is to create dialog and awareness by sharing ideas and events the process this forum uses to censor certain postings certainly does little for that goal. If the goal is to create a selective space that does not tolerate difference in opinion the process works very well.

If people are discouraged from expressing their truths on this forum it would be respectful to say that up front instead of simply censoring posts that some may not like.