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Fri Jun 5, 2015, 08:21 PM

119. There are lots of ways to say what he said. I hope they won't all be banned.

Lots of ways to depict a candidate that cheapen the candidate.

I've seen some of them on DU about various politicians.

He simply did not use the "c" word.

Here is the problem. In order to have justice, you have to apply rules consistently to all.

That means in the case of words not to use, that it would be best if we had a specific list of them. That way people would be able to prevent themselves, stop themselves, from using a forbidden word.

The problem with banning NYC_SKP is that the language he used was ambiguous and not clearly something that would cause him to be banned, and thus the banning was arbitrary. On a different day, with a different person posting about a different candidate or person, the spoonerism would have been ignored. Clearly it was somebody's bad day or maybe a particularly sensitive issue for someone.

Rules need to be clear. The jury system is frustrating for me because some of the rules really are not all that clear. We get one jury result for this and then for the same conduct we get an entirely different jury result.

Anyway. We need clear rules as to what words we should not use to get us through the primary season. There was in particular one post that I found to be very misleading about my favorite, Bernie. I handled my displeasure a different way. I simply added facts that refuted it. I would have liked to have had an apology from the person who posted it. But that was not to be. And actually, it's probably better not to have removed the post. It revealed the poster who posted the misleading post for what he/she was.

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