I believe comments which help people to go against the Torah by providing links to websites which teach you how to do so should be censored. Such links are, form a Torah point of view, comparable to links to sites teaching you how to make bombs to blow up people.
I think Mi Yodeya should not censor anything beyond off-topic, spam, and hate-baiting.
It's an implementation nightmare
- It would be logistically difficult to enforce this - especially since change history is preserved.
- ANY page that is linked to offsite is liable to be edited (or set up as a redirect to pornography). Do we need to constantly monitor all links? And how would we put links back once the offending content is removed? That is a burden no one here wants.
It's a bureaucratic nightmare
- Who makes these decisions? We don't have a posek, and I'm sure we can't all agree on who that would be.
- Who decides who makes the decisions? As a democratic community, we'd presumably have elections for this like everything else, but anyone with that power would be accused of abusing it.
- What is the process for deciding to censor? Is it committee? Are these open to the public?
- There are already warnings throughout not to rely on anything here for halakhic advice.
- We consider all people here to be adults capable of making their own decisions. This means they are responsible for their own actions.
- Anything that is not worthwhile is already shut out in our current processes. (Anything blatantly offensive or off-topic should be removed.)
It's a bad practice for this site
- Ezeh hu chacham? - If we can learn some actual Torah from a site with instructions to build a bomb, or a site with an argument for not keeping the second day of Shavuot in galut, all the better.
- This policy completely discourages newcomers from joining because they may be censored in a process they don't understand.
- Having this policy creates more arguments and angry chat discussions than our current laissez-faire policy
- It may be against StackExchange policy
- Our site's target audience specifically includes "anyone interested in learning more". This includes non-Jews. A valid question may include links to sites that are specifically avodah zarah (e.g., "How does Judaism feel about neo-Baalism? Here are some differences between archaeo-Baalism and neo-Baalism..."). We should allow this sort of question and the website may be useful to flesh out the question.