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originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: JinMI
You do realize the official "media" does exactly this, right?
So is it better to source a group/entity that is doing the exact same thing you are condoning?
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
I don't think it's as simple as you make it sound. Sometimes people are not trolling but actually believe what they are saying is truth. Not everyone shares your opinions and perspectives. I think the mods are fine I've read their rationales on trolling. I think it's fine. I've had threads and posts delete and I've had warnings. I don't take it personally. The members contributing content here are actually quite interesting even with the stupid political stuff.
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
That holds true here too. The star and flag system was originally designed to aid people in achieving what you just requested, forming a type of incentive for better content. The problem is that the prevailing belief systems might not be very intelligent, and so many flags/stars will go towards unintelligent posts that they agree with.
As a community we can establish proper sourcing, which I thought was already accepted before the US elections last year.