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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:33 PM

What is with all the lame nitpicky alerts lately?

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I'm sorry but there have been quite a few VERY lame alerts lately. Put on the big girl panties everyone - this is a discussion board, not everyone agrees on everything. And someone could possibly say poop or pee when the disagree, its not grounds to alert on a post.

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Reply What is with all the lame nitpicky alerts lately? (Original post)
we can do it Dec 2012 OP
notadmblnd Dec 2012 #1
rainin Dec 2012 #2
we can do it Dec 2012 #10
Rex Dec 2012 #19
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #3
Chorophyll Dec 2012 #4
Care Acutely Dec 2012 #15
we can do it Dec 2012 #17
BainsBane Dec 2012 #18
99Forever Dec 2012 #5
BainsBane Dec 2012 #6
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #7
Kolesar Dec 2012 #9
we can do it Dec 2012 #14
Kolesar Dec 2012 #8
Posteritatis Dec 2012 #11
we can do it Dec 2012 #24
demmiblue Dec 2012 #12
Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #13
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #16
LiberalLoner Dec 2012 #20
we can do it Dec 2012 #21
LiberalLoner Dec 2012 #22
we can do it Dec 2012 #23
aikoaiko Dec 2012 #25

Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:35 PM

1. .....

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:36 PM

2. What do you mean? What alerts?

Are you referring to the term "Trigger Warning"? I hope not. I wouldn't equate that with poop or pee. Could you clarify?

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Response to rainin (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:45 PM

10. No. I didn't even see that one. Its more like people who don't get sarcasm.

and I don't mean sexist, racist, homophobic etc. language. Just very whiny complaints about things that wouldn't bother most first graders, or their teachers.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:58 PM

19. It happens, some people are sarcastically impaired

without the 'sarcasm' icon, they are lost in a sea of words.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:36 PM

3. Doesn't this belong in Meta?

 

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:37 PM

4. Perhaps the phrase "put on the big girl panties everyone" is not helping your cause.

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:48 PM

15. ding ding ding!

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:53 PM

17. Maybe I should have said grow the fuck up?

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Response to we can do it (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:54 PM

18. sounds about right

since that seems to be their problem.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:38 PM

5. Guessing this is headed for being locked.

Meta is a better place for it, even though I tend to agree with you.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:38 PM

6. I have to agree

I've seen some very lame ones. Sometimes it's because people don't bother to read carefully and other times it's because they can't hold their own in an argument. It's a waste of jurors time.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:40 PM

7. I have served on juries where I wondered why the post was even alerted.

I really feel sorry for people from DU that has to gather a jury to review the case, compile the decision and email results to the people involved and the jury. I think there are some thin skinned people on DU that have to win arguments and any time they are confronted, either alert a post or their like mined pilgrims alert. I think the jury concept is fascinating, but also think it should be used judiciously.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:44 PM

9. I think the "gathering of the jury", voting and reporting are all automated

Putting a whole team of Democrats out of jobs, btw.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:46 PM

14. I have served on several of these the past couple weeks.

A complete waste of time. Members conscientiously volunteer to help and their time and concern are abused.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:43 PM

8. Is there an "alerter meter" somewhere?

Do you get notice of every alert? I don't.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:45 PM

11. There's always been nitpicky, easily-infuriated people here, it's not news.

Most of the alerts I've seen have tended closer to 6-0-to-hide rather than the other way around at least. I almost feel like I'm missing out on the silliness. ;P

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:22 PM

24. Without revealing the alert that put me over the top (it wasn't the first or 2nd lame-one, btw)

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: You interrupted my viewing of cat videos for this weak alert?
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: If this is enough to set you off, you need to grow a thicker skin.
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Not even close to a hide. The alerted post is expressing disagreement with another. The alerted post uses sarcasm for that purpose..... It's an abuse of the jury system.
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I don't get it. Seems fine. I wish everyone exercised such self-restraint.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:45 PM

12. What is with all the posters who don't understand the SOP of GD?

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:45 PM

13. Those who are, are being properly schooled by the juries, I'm sure. nt

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:50 PM

16. I alerted on this.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:02 PM

20. I guess you are probably talking about the pro-rape posts alerted on.

I wonder if it is a good thing for the Democratic Party to have DU quoted as being pro-rape?

I've noticed right wing sites love to quote stuff from DU to try to make us Democrats look bad.

Doesn't anyone else besides me think the pro rape threads might be damaging in the long run to our party?

I mean the female vote has been fairly important in recent elections after all...

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:08 PM

21. Not even close, sorry. I said nitpicky, petty whiny, and not sexist racist, etc.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:12 PM

22. Glad you weren't referring to those posts.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:19 PM

23. I've been a feminist since kindergarten! Happy to clear that up.

I had to stop reading the rape posts, they were raising my BP.

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Response to we can do it (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:36 PM

25. Locking


Threads more appropriate for mega are prohibited in GD. See SOP.

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