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Sat Jun 1, 2013, 04:00 PM

Liberal bullying



http://offbeatempire.com/2012/10/liberal-bullying

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Reply Liberal bullying (Original post)
dogknob Jun 2013 OP
bettyellen Jun 2013 #1
dogknob Jun 2013 #2
bettyellen Jun 2013 #3
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2013 #4
dogknob Jun 2013 #5
Warren Stupidity Jun 2013 #8
dogknob Jun 2013 #20
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2013 #25
dogknob Jun 2013 #28
KoKo Jun 2013 #6
cyberswede Jun 2013 #7
yoyossarian Jun 2013 #9
uppityperson Jun 2013 #10
Kali Jun 2013 #11
yoyossarian Jun 2013 #12
Kali Jun 2013 #13
bettyellen Jun 2013 #14
uppityperson Jun 2013 #16
Buzz Clik Jun 2013 #26
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2013 #27
marble falls Jun 2013 #15
dogknob Jun 2013 #17
pscot Jun 2013 #18
uriel1972 Jun 2013 #19
marble falls Jun 2013 #22
cyberswede Jun 2013 #24
Fumesucker Jun 2013 #23
cheapdate Jun 2013 #21

Response to dogknob (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 04:13 PM

1. suggestion to repost with article title, instead of whining about DU. Thanks!

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 04:18 PM

2. Not whining about DU. I'm talking about the bullies who alerted it. Alert if you're a bully. n/t

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Response to dogknob (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 04:21 PM

3. My bad, It is actually whining about whining about DU.

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Response to dogknob (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 04:22 PM

4. Thank you (nt)

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 04:23 PM

5. OK, you can have my lunch money n/t

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Response to dogknob (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 04:36 PM

8. Keep the op neutral of any whining about du.

Then feel free to whine away in follow up posts. Of course your individual posts can be hidden, but they will not be breaking the "no ops that whine about du" rule.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:12 PM

20. You get the lunch money, but I think your demand for it should stay...

4. You are whining about the hosts, by calling the a 'Star Chamber' and 'bullies'
In fact, you're insulting them. I think it is, as currently posted, against DU community standards. Change it.

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Response to dogknob (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:37 AM

25. Fine, if you'd prefer that. I thought it would have looked better for you

if it wasn't so obvious that you'd been insulting. Or that you regard having your insults pointed out to you as 'bullying'.

I get the impression you regard anything that contradicts what you say as 'bullying'.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 01:09 PM

28. Bullying is when you coerce/enforce "your way" on someone

I don't, when it suits my ends, dip into the playbook of office-politics and engage in the rewriting of history.

As far as "looking good," goes, I think consistency and integrity look fabulous.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 04:29 PM

7. (Look at the thread before it was edited) nt

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Response to dogknob (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 04:44 PM

9. Damn! What is with all the assholes on this thread?

The word "whining' is so fucking pejorative and EASY to apply to anyone's complaint or reasoned argument.
And these responses pretty much PROVE the OP's basic assertion.

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Response to yoyossarian (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 05:03 PM

10. Read the unedited op. They were complaining about having a Meta thread locked in GD.

Those replying are mostly Hosts who have been trying to work with this poster about being able to post the link without insults or turning it into Meta which Admin has said is now verboten.

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Response to yoyossarian (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 05:05 PM

11. the hosts have been doing everything in their power to allow this article and topic to be discussed

it was originally posted in GD and was a truly whining about DU - the Meta Forum was closed and whining about DU is not permitted in OPs. A number of alerts were sent on that original thread in GD, after discussion and consensus was reached it was locked and the suggestion to repost WITHOUT the whining about DU sent to the poster. The whining was left in originally when it was reposted here.

Hosts are not trying to be assholes, they are going out of their way to let the interesting discussion about the topic happen, while following the SoP and the direct instructions of the site-owners to lock down meta-type OPs that consist of whining about the site.

OP's behavior is another matter.

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Response to Kali (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 05:36 PM

12. You dropped that pejorative, what--TEN times there?

Yes. Discussing anything problematic on DU is whining. Yes, Kali. You are SO right, now that you've repeated it enough times, I see that clearly now...
This whole site is just a bunch of whiners complaining about stuff they should just be quiet about.
And the occasional well-entrenched troll.

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Response to yoyossarian (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 05:44 PM

13. meh - semantics and perspective, I guess

I thought you calling everybody assholes was way more pejorative than me discussing the WHAT the issue was.

Have a nice day!

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Response to yoyossarian (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 06:07 PM

14. Ha ha, why don't you start an OP about it. LOL.

Pejorative my ass(hole). LOL.

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Response to yoyossarian (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 07:20 PM

16. And which are you? "whiners" or "well-entrenched troll"? Since that is what we all are?

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Response to yoyossarian (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:44 AM

26. Does that apply to an OP that simply posts a link to an article with no text...

... and then agrees that the OP is a complaint about DU? Maybe, but it's clear the author has no point than to call out someone who was mean.

This is a strange, worthless thread.

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Response to yoyossarian (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:48 AM

27. 'No whining about DU' is in the Forum Statement of Purpose (both here and GD)

so that was the reason their first OP in GD was locked. And people felt the original form it was reposted here was similarly against the SoP. Inevitably, it's going to be used frequently when people feel the OP breaks the SoP.

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Response to dogknob (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 06:20 PM

15. There's major bullying from "conservatives" and "liberals", just a general attidute from a lot ...

of posters who feel the superiority of their positions on gun control and religion(for example of the two most contentious issues) gives them the right to treat anyone with a counter position in an uncivil manner. Both sides of these two issues in particular attract the most viscous replies both directions.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 08:29 PM

17. Wow. Cool. Thanks for starting the discussion of the actual article...

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Response to marble falls (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 09:36 PM

18. Nothing nastier than a viscous reply

Leaves you feeling all sticky and whatnot.

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Response to pscot (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:05 PM

19. And there's a chance it will turn into a viscous circle...

And you know how hard that is to clean up.Ah I can't help myself sometimes.

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Response to pscot (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:39 PM

22. Like I said. Snarky? Or just a bit rude?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 11:25 PM

24. I think they're just ribbing you about your typo

viscous vs. vicious

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Response to marble falls (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:43 PM

23. I haven't seen a circumcision thread in a while

Those can get remarkably viscous.

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Response to dogknob (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:21 PM

21. I know exactly how the author feels, I think. n/t

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