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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 06:07 AM

"Please, no more threads about chicken."

GD Hosts: Please don't lock this thread. I think GD needs a bit of levity these days.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=105&topic_id=3499154

I am trying to keep a sense of humor about this, so please bear with me.

I have instructed the moderators to lock new threads about chicken. If you must discuss chicken -- and, yes, I understand it is a *vitally* important topic in which you all have an intense interest -- please do so in one of the threads that was opened previously. Here's a good one:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=105&topic_id=3496148

Go post in there. Or post here.

I think that some of you are well aware that the discussions about chicken are not about chicken at all. The purpose of these threads is to dig up an old flame war and wave it in the faces of certain people, because you want to get under their skin. To their credit, those people have not taken the bait. But we really think that a dozen threads on a topic specifically intended to bait people is really enough.

But now we are in a completely idiotic death-spiral of enforcement and boundaries-testing. The mods lock a thread, and then three spring up. And so the purpose of starting threads about chicken is no longer about tweaking a few of your fellow DUers, it's now about tweaking the moderators.

And then I get incredulous emails from people who are shocked, shocked that discussion of chicken -- chicken fercryinoutloud -- is not allowed. As if the discussion of chicken is something that is vitally important and that everyone is really interested in.

So please, if you really need to discuss chicken, do it in one of the threads that is already open on the subject. But please stop posting new threads about chicken or turkey or whatever. I know it's really fun to tweak people, especially when those people are the moderators, but I think it's time to find to something else fun to do.

Thank you for your understanding.

Skinner
DU Admin


I'm looking for the original flamewar. It was on June 21, 2005 apparently. I find this funny, YMMV.

eta: Until I can find it, the original flamewar had something to do with the OMFG PERFECT WAY TO PREPARE CHICKEN. Cornflakes breading ? It was an extremely contentious thread in the Lounge that had to be locked eventually.

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steve2470 Aug 2013 OP
steve2470 Aug 2013 #1
Phentex Aug 2013 #2
steve2470 Aug 2013 #3
Hassin Bin Sober Aug 2013 #4
pipi_k Aug 2013 #7
WilliamPitt Aug 2013 #5
steve2470 Aug 2013 #6
hobbit709 Aug 2013 #8

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 09:09 AM

1. hilarity bump nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 09:16 AM

2. Well, now it reads like one of those things...

where you sort of had to be there. What you can't post are the hundreds of chicken threads that popped up after that. And you know the lounge can take a topic and run with it and it can be really fun. But I remember laughing so hard at the idea that Skinner was in an office somewhere having to compose a statement issuing a moratorium on chicken threads to the point of banning someone who could not let up.

Eventually it wasn't about chicken but about all the knife throwing that was going on between certain members. That wasn't so funny.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 09:21 AM

3. agree about the knife throwing nt

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Response to Phentex (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 09:26 AM

4. I hear actual blows were exchanged and cuaght on tape:

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:10 AM

7. Some fought...

and some danced...



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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 09:27 AM

5. Oscar

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 07:53 AM

6. last bump for a smile nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:14 AM

8. Set My Chickens Free.

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