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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:49 AM

I'm drunk, start the witch hunt, because I'm about to tell the truth.

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This board sucks a little all the time and a lot weeks like this. I've been here long enough to be wise enough never to be to specific,but given the Godlike powers that being one of the sites three founders have, I could wander, group by group, and forum by forum,and by PPRing 6 or less posters on each I could damn near guarantee to chill this board out by eliminating zealots.

It is okay to be opinionated and it is okay to be passionate. It is not okay to swarm the entire board, nor a single forum, nor a single group to hammer down dissent.

I wish instead of ignoring posters or forums or groups I could just ignore key phrases and words that I dare not even post-because, get this, to say I am sick of hearing them would cause me to be attacked. Got that-I no longer dare say the words.

I ain't saying I won't post or reply to other posts or I'm quitting the board. That isn't the case. I got no answer. But on a board with thousands of posters it seems that just a couple dozen are pissing in the soup.

That's my statement and I won't argue or defend my position. I type slowly and don't need the grief.

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Reply I'm drunk, start the witch hunt, because I'm about to tell the truth. (Original post)
catnhatnh Dec 2012 OP
rDigital Dec 2012 #1
catnhatnh Dec 2012 #3
obxhead Dec 2012 #14
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #2
jberryhill Dec 2012 #4
WolverineDG Dec 2012 #18
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #5
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #6
yewberry Dec 2012 #7
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #13
IdaBriggs Dec 2012 #17
Warpy Dec 2012 #8
Skittles Dec 2012 #9
madokie Dec 2012 #16
NNN0LHI Dec 2012 #20
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #10
JoeyT Dec 2012 #11
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #12
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #15
Grateful for Hope Dec 2012 #19
treestar Dec 2012 #21
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #22
TransitJohn Dec 2012 #23
boston bean Dec 2012 #24

Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:52 AM

1. Meta would be a better place for this thread. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:00 AM

3. Again I won't reply to every post

But the absolute bullshit in meta is 50% of what I describe.

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Response to catnhatnh (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:45 AM

14. This post still belongs in Meta.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:52 AM

2. I think you pretty much speak for a large number of the DU community.

There are a very few disruptors who make it suck, sometimes more than others.

And, I wish we had the keyword-sensitive filter that would auto-hide posts and replies containing selected words.

Makes me crazy sometimes.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:03 AM

4. Keyword hide would require a lot of server overhead

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:26 AM

18. I've gotten to the point that if I see certain words in a title

I automatically trash the thread. Those never end well & I'm sick to death of watching bully swarms target a new victim & hound them off the boards.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:10 AM

5. Agreed. But also agreed this is a thread for Meta.

PB

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:26 AM

7. Right there with you.

And I'd never have seen this if it were in Meta, because that particular forum is utterly vile. Witch-hunts and bizarre revenge fantasies seem to be the rule there.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:29 AM

13. Meta keeps the garbage out of the main forums I suppose, but you are right, it is utterly vile

lately and has a natural attraction for those who don't seem to have to much to say about real issues, or contribute anything but anger towards other members. .

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Response to yewberry (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:08 AM

17. It is a viper pit.

On a positive note, I got to quote some of them to the amusement of hundreds.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:55 AM

8. I'm cold sober and I understood that.

Sometimes I worry about myself.

However I find ignore to be a wonderful thing. Eliminating the nitpickers, the semantic hairsplitters, and the self appointed police of correct thought and vocabulary eliminates most of the buzzwords and catch phrases right along with them.

It's also satisfying to go through the list of the banished every couple of months to see who has been PPRed. There are always a few.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:22 AM

9. I WILL KICK DRUNKEN CATNHATNH ASS

YES INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:05 AM

16. LOL

True to form, Yes indeed

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Response to madokie (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:58 AM

20. Truth never went over well at DU

At least since I been here anyway.



Don

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:37 AM

10. I'm not going to offer criticism on how the board is run

For one thing, it's not a job I would ever aspire to do. For another, they are the ones who ultimately have to live with whatever decision they make so I'm just not in a position to second guess them and frankly I believe there's been a bit too much of that already, which is part of the problem you accurately (albeit drunkenly) describe.

What I will say is the current situation seems to support mob rule. When you get little in the way of clear and concise written expectations, some are going to try to fill in those blanks and all they really need to do so is a very vocal minority.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:38 AM

11. Everyone will agree with this,

and everyone will agree with it having a different idea of which six.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:14 AM

12. That may be true

But the idea that it can be narrowed down to six is a scary thought.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:05 AM

15. I haven't been around long enough to put a dog in this fight, but...

 

The Salem Witch Trials didn't stop because they ran out of witches.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:14 AM

19. Please consider reposting this in Meta.

I think this is an excellent post.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:00 AM

21. People disagree

Even those on the same part of the political spectrum. "Dissent" can be argued with if we don't agree with it. Some people seem to think that "dissent" is always right and that no one should argue.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:04 AM

22. This.

Spoken as someone who is definitely one of the six on a lot of people's lists.

We can all do better, myself most definitely included.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:26 AM

23. Fuckin' A. K&R.

eom

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:34 AM

24. Locking, Breaking GD SOP

In particular this part:

No whining about DU.


Please feel free to re-post in Meta.

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