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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 04:14 PM
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19. Who are "the administrators"?
I wrote Elad once about a technical problem. I didn't get a reply but maybe a reply was not needed. This subject does not concern the high-up admins like Skinner, it's a topical fairness issue about a specific topic. Unless you are suggesting that I am merely misinformed and the issue is purely an informational one ("these are our rules" etc.)

I am posting this in GD because it is a GD issue that needs to be discussed or else the behavior will not change. To the extent that it's a moderator issue, it is only an issue of inconsistency on the part of moderators, brought on by popular acclaim (i.e. devout Christians are unpopular on DU, less popular than Fat Republican Women).

None of the actual moderators are listed by email or PMail in the Contact Us page. If I contacted one of them, I'm suspecting that I would be shined on ("Your comments are important to us, we will take them into consideration"), or, if I pick the wrtong moderator, chances are I'll be told ("These are our rules. If you don't like it go to a forum where someone gives a shit about the fact that you are religious."), which I was told the last time I asked a moderator about this issue a year ago, when there were a lot of anti-religious (not just anti-fundie) threads on GD. Which is of course the same type of language people get from anti-religious folks (regardless of whether they're atheist, agnostic, lapsed catholic or wiccan, doesn't matter) whenever someone points out that they're a devoutly religious Democrat.

I would have no problem with posts defending christian Democrats getting banished to the religion forum if it were the case that all posts about religion or atheism were treated in that fashion (including posts discussing the religious motives of Republicans, the need for Democrats to be devout secularists, why religion is the cause of all our problems, why "extreme" religion or "religious extremism" can be scapegoated, ignoring all economic or cultural factors motivating millionaires like Bush and Bin Laden, etc.) Since those posts occur on GD all the time, this is a subject that deserves discussion on GD.
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