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Response to MADem (Reply #35)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 04:27 PM

42. I don't think for a minute ...

... that the aim was to screw things up - but that has ultimately been the effect.

No doubt the jury system was set up so the site would need less input from Skinner. However, it should have been obvious from the start that personal animosities were going to be an issue - that's just human nature.

The fact that Skinner stated that juries were never expected to enforce the TOS - well, exactly what ARE they supposed to judge questionable posts on? It comes down to individual whims, and often individual likes/dislikes of posters/alerters.

The notion that juries set "community standards" is laughable. How can there be a "standard" when that standard changes from one jury to the next, depending on who's on that jury?

The REAL problem, IMHO, arises from the fact that anyone can post the most vile, anti-Dem, RW bullshit here with very little chance of consequences - because those who post those things are now part of the jury system, and won't vote to "hide" the kind of things they themselves post here.

I truly loved this place when it was a site for Democrats. Now it is no different than any other free-for-all message board. Anyone can post anything - the only difference being that on DU, you have to pretend to be a Democrat while doing so.

At the rate things are going, there won't be anyone left here but the BS supporters, and their RW friends pretending to be BS supporters. And they're welcome to the place. There's nothing here for me anymore.



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