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Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:22 PM

I'll take my lock without a ton of complaining

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by Ptah (a host of the General Discussion forum).

But being locked for posting another DUers post to your locked thread, Verbatim, without adding a word of my own sucks-I was never told repeating someone else's EXACT words-and attributed-made me responsible for a juries perception of them.

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Reply I'll take my lock without a ton of complaining (Original post)
catnhatnh Sep 2015 OP
Eko Sep 2015 #1
MADem Sep 2015 #4
Eko Sep 2015 #5
demmiblue Sep 2015 #6
MADem Sep 2015 #8
newfie11 Sep 2015 #2
demmiblue Sep 2015 #3
catnhatnh Sep 2015 #7
Ptah Sep 2015 #9

Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:26 PM

1. Its called meta discussion

and I learned the hard way recently what it was myself. It's in the terms of service.

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Response to Eko (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:35 PM

4. Disruptive meta, specifically.

It's specifically addressed in the SOP:

Statement of Purpose
Discuss politics, issues, and current events. Posts about Israel/Palestine, religion, guns, showbiz, or sports are restricted in this forum. Posts about the Democratic primaries, conspiracy theories and disruptive meta-discussion are forbidden. For more information, click here.

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:39 PM

5. Thanks for clarifing.

Although using "disruptive" is based off an opinion and different people have different views on what is disruptive.

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Response to Eko (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:44 PM

6. More:

Threads complaining about Democratic Underground or its members; threads complaining about jury decisions, locked threads, suspensions, bannings, or the like; and threads intended to disrupt or negatively influence the normal workings of Democratic Underground and its community moderating system are not permitted.

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Response to Eko (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:55 PM

8. I am not an admin, so take this with a grain of salt.

I was, years ago, a 'host' on the old META forum (a soul-crushing experience).

I think they regard disruptive META as anything that tries to get around the rules and regs--for example, if a thread is locked, and someone cuts and pastes the locked thread into an unlocked one. Or if someone complains that they got locked out of the thread they were disruptively cutting/pasting the locked thread into.

Complaining about DU, pretty much, is 'disruptive meta.' If you start a thread complaining about DU, a host can lock it up. It doesn't count against the poster, it just prevents them from continuing on in a disruptive/divisive way.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:27 PM

2. News to me also. Nt

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:34 PM

3. Meta (I think people voted to hide because you may have come across as being obnoxious)

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:54 PM

7. I will not complain

I posted my complaint to the admins-as I should have to begin with-and though I may disagree with their call I will defer to it. We may all find ourselves pushing boundaries and in the end three guys I admire own the place.

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Response to catnhatnh (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:56 PM

9. Locking.

Host consensus is this is complaining about DU

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