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Sun Feb 7, 2016, 05:56 PM

I have just joined an ever expanding group here on DU,

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by tammywammy (a host of the 2016 Postmortem forum).

yes, I have been banned from the Hillary group. I knew my post was very closed to being unacceptable but the hostility shown in the post I responded to apparently clouded my judgement. I did not realize I was replying to a Hillary forum post but I did not often post there anyway.

The one thing that bothered me was that while my post was in poor taste, the OP that started the thread was, again in my opinion, just as nasty. It seems there are two very different standards in who and how we discuss our candidates. FYI the original post was

"Bernie Sanders is currently the beneficiary of an anti-Hillary Clinton ratfucking assault that would make Donald Segretti
cringe. How can you possibly say he has clean hands in this matter?"

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Reply I have just joined an ever expanding group here on DU, (Original post)
pennylane100 Feb 2016 OP
uppityperson Feb 2016 #1
Andy823 Feb 2016 #6
roguevalley Feb 2016 #2
Matariki Feb 2016 #3
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 2016 #4
GoneOffShore Feb 2016 #5
treestar Feb 2016 #7
uppityperson Feb 2016 #8
jeff47 Feb 2016 #11
TheProgressive Feb 2016 #9
NurseJackie Feb 2016 #10
elias49 Feb 2016 #19
JeffHead Feb 2016 #12
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 #15
demmiblue Feb 2016 #13
MrMickeysMom Feb 2016 #14
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2016 #16
NurseJackie Feb 2016 #22
jehop61 Feb 2016 #25
HassleCat Feb 2016 #17
MerryBlooms Feb 2016 #18
demmiblue Feb 2016 #20
MerryBlooms Feb 2016 #21
jehop61 Feb 2016 #23
Vinca Feb 2016 #24
tammywammy Feb 2016 #26

Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:00 PM

1. I was banned from the Bernie group for pointing out that using nasty insults to complain about nasty

insults was hypocritical.

It seems they all are touchy and reactive.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:05 PM

6. I was banned from the Bernie group

Because when Manny was trying to encourage his followers to "protest" at a Hillary event in Boston, I asked him if he would be joining them to lead them. I did add this smiley but I never once said a bad thing about Bernie.

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:01 PM

2. sit by me :D

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:02 PM

3. "I did not realize I was replying to a Hillary forum"

Yeah, that's how it usually happens. Those forums shouldn't show up in Latest Threads by default.

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:03 PM

4. I avoid all the candidate forums./nt

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:04 PM

5. Hasn't happened to me - yet.

Consider it a badge of honor.

It was in 2008.

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:05 PM

7. It is easy - stay out of the forums

unless you are a supporter. There are so many of these posts complaining about this. If you know you support Bernie, stay out of the Hillary Group and post in the Bernie group and here.

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Response to treestar (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:09 PM

8. That didn't work for me. Calling for civility in the forum of whom I support got need banned

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Response to treestar (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:15 PM

11. Unfortunately, those forums still show up in many places on DU, even if

you have trashed the forum.

As a result, the only way to be sure you are not posting in one of the groups is to carefully check the path at the top of the reply screen.

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:15 PM

9. I asked to be banned from the Clinton group!

 

They had some magical picture of Clinton and I just had to comment...

And asked to be banned!

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:15 PM

10. Oh, my... what a dreadful thing! Poor baby! C'mere and lemme give you a hug!



Keep in mind, however, that based on the 6:1 (Bernie to Hillary) supporters ratio that Skinner himself tells us about, the Bernie group bans a bigger percentage than the Hillary group does. So, it looks like you're in a pretty exclusive group if you ask me.




Note to Jury: Nobody was attacked or smeared in this post. I'm just stating mathematical facts. I did not make up the 6:1 ratio, that's something that Skinner has pointed out.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:26 PM

19. Love your hearts. So tender you are!

 

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:16 PM

12. I shit canned the whole Hillary group. Problem solved. nt

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Response to JeffHead (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:19 PM

15. Ditto. nt

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:18 PM

13. Meta. n/t

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:19 PM

14. It only took me one post to be banned... If the alert trolling doesn't get ya...

... the group certainly will, and sometimes at the same time.

Remember, we have to assume they are part of the herd of Democrats. I believe about half of them may be.

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:21 PM

16. I think Skinner will be starting a new forum for banned from Group X posts

 

Of course, that leads to the conundrum: what if somebody gets banned from the banned from group group.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:38 PM

22. They can join the Rodney Dangerfield group?

"I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members."



(Quote above also attributed to Groucho Marx and others.)

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:42 PM

25. Wonderful idea

We'd probably have more members that the "others"

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:24 PM

17. Oh, that one

 

Yeah. I don't like the way they hide in their room and throw things out into the general DU population, and we cannot respond because they have blocked us from their room. So I reprinted the text of the post and responded to it on GD-P. The thread was locked for being "off topic." So a post about the Democratic primary candidates has nothing to do with the Democratic primaries. That's interesting. I had this happen once before, as one of the hosts followed me from one place to another, locking threads. Don't be surprised if they lock this thread, too.

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:25 PM

18. Folks need to stop dropping turds in safe haven groups

and then whining about it in GD: P.

Your post is disruptive Meta and should have been locked at 3:57.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:30 PM

20. Yep... unless no one alerted on the original post.

I haven't yet, have you?

Edit: just alerted.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:37 PM

21. I alerted right after I posted. It's possible no one alerted, but

as alert-happy this place has been lately... who knows.

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:39 PM

23. Banned from Bernie Group

for a comment that I didn't even know just might offend a Berniebot. Time to rethink this whole banning thing. We Democrats should be better than that.

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:40 PM

24. Is this alleged "assault" the telling of truth about her Wall Street speaking engagements??

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Response to pennylane100 (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 06:44 PM

26. Locking

forum for general discussion of the Democratic presidential primaries. Disruptive meta-discussion is forbidden.

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