What's been bothering me lately (you can see how often I post, not much and this is why) is there seems to be "teams" who go into different areas
and just flat out smack down other members. They "usually" don't do anything like name calling, but they gang up on people, discounting them in
such a way that they just quit posting or finally go off on these people and then the bullied poster gets slapped instead of the bully.
You guys know what I'm taking about, poke the victim until they eventually yell back, they get in trouble and eventually go away from whatever it is
the teams don't want posted, and then the teams just high five, job well done.
I saw it in the Fuku threads, I've seen it in the Ebola and Ferguson threads too recently, basically anything that puts TPTB in a bad light and
"might" be enough to make people finally ask real questions and see what it happening to the world. Most of their arguments are based on semantics
too. "It depends on what the definition of "is" is." kinda stuff.
They seem so determined to negate anything said that they refuse to address what was "actually" written or even the spirit of what is written if the
attackee doesn't meet the teams standards of eloquence or research (or maybe hit a sensitive nerve). Or they slam literally every word someone says
as unfounded, uneducated, flat out lies, or just ignorant. They just turn it into a giant circle jerk that drives most readers away and makes the
posters who are being attacked not want to post anymore, again job well done.
There's a lot going on right now that may not be able to be confirmed, with Ebola and Ferguson especially, the media is only telling us what "they"
want us to hear and sometimes local boots on the ground folk are ALL we are going to get real info from. Can these cases be "proven"? Well no, it is
based on what local people are seeing or hearing and I'd hope most here are smart enough to filter the BS out themselves without "help".
And yet these posters will post dozens of posts in a tag team manner bashing those boots on the ground so vehemently that it is really just flat out
bullying. It is usually when something hinky happens out in the real world too. Maybe on a locally reported or personally seen event or whatever.
I'd say they are purposefully trying to poo poo some stuff(paid), because frankly they seem so determined to discount every little thing and are so
nasty and petty about it and the kind of people who in RL I'd have nothing to do with, but I don't want to give them that much credit heh. They are
so far newish members to boot, who have so many posts in such a short time I swear they never step away from they keyboard.
The only good side to these folks are they keep the threads bumped lol. I just wish they'd
and make a few posts if they disagree and leave it
at that, instead of pages and pages of smackdowns.
Good post btw thanks!