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Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby wayne hansen on Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:54 pm

I made one remark on the site
Tia chi (one family)mission
Saying that what was shown was just poor western boxing
I was immediately erased from the site
I just want those that write here and there to realise that
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby johnwang on Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:10 pm

What do you mean that Taiji look like poor western boxing?
I'm still allergy to "push".
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby wayne hansen on Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:17 pm

It was showing a technique for practicing brush knee
It was just a cross from western boxing not done very well
But that is not the point

The point is only showing those who agree with you and those on the site not knowing that it is happening
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby oragami_itto on Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:29 pm

Well the mods on that Facebook group definitely have an agenda and viewpoint that doesn't tolerate much dissent.
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby oragami_itto on Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:35 pm

It doesn't help that the person in the video in question is the main (only?) mod.

That particular group is highly censored. Less than half of my posts ever even make it out of the moderation queue. It's a joke, honestly.

Tai Chi Connection is a little more open, almost to a fault, honestly.
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby oragami_itto on Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:37 pm

https://taijiclub.live/2019/03/23/taiji ... ng-sample/
Taiji striking. Brush knee with palm and fist. sample from the up and coming membership site. (still under construction).


So not just an agenda, but a business plan...
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby Peacedog on Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:05 pm

Sites like RSF are generally a rarity on the net.

Virtually everything else is a business.

When people get free access to something on the net, it is because they are the product not the customer. If you do something that hurts the bottom line you get blocked/censored/dropped.

This is why the current situation with twitter, facebook, instagram, etc. is so interesting. They are engaging in censorship that actually hurts their bottom line. Since these are businesses that are based upon popularity, and not an end product, it is a matter of time until they are replaced by different platforms. The fact that the business managers in charge of the businesses don't have the ability to moderate this behavior is interesting.
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby wayne hansen on Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:20 pm

I hope his acupuncture is a little more honest
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby Bao on Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:27 pm

Saw that comment. You (Wayne) wrote something similar to what I was thinking. I wrote something but took it away a few seconds later. I try to not be so blunt.

Funny how everyone speaks about tai chi mechanics and demonstrate principles of rooting and whole body movement in their forms. But as soon as they try to hit something most of them immediately lose it all. Or they do something completely different. ;D
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby wayne hansen on Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:47 pm

I try to be a little more diplomatic most of the time
Sometimes you just have to say it how it is
People worry about the state of tai chi but aide and abet those that are on the road to its destruction
There were many great practitioners in the generation above me
Sadly they are dropping like flies
I hope there are some in the generation to follow
I don't hold much hope
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby edededed on Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:26 am

Yeah RSF is great! No agenda here, just people who like to talk about CMA (and related things). A great holdover from the pre-social media days.
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby Trick on Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:02 am

you guys have time for more than this forum ? resently ive been back to dalian for two weeks to hook up with my teachers and others, theres basically no time for online time which feels great
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby roger hao on Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:16 am

I thought same as Trick

Too much talk - too much theory - too much life out there
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby Bao on Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:10 pm

Trick wrote:you guys have time for more than this forum ? resently ive been back to dalian for two weeks to hook up with my teachers and others, theres basically no time for online time which feels great


Must find other places to use for procrastination when there's not so much new posts on the RSF. But this is clearly the favourite spot. Here people can meet, speak and discuss even if they don't agree with everything. They are also allowed to be critical. The attitude and atmosphere here is awesome. Obviously because of the members and Admins. 8-)
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Re: Censorship on tai chi sites

Postby wayne hansen on Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:23 pm

I use this site and a couple of others for an information gathering site
People here search out YouTube clips that I don't have the time for
I only train an hour a day these days and only teach a few classes a week
Being retired I find that time is not a big concern
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