reply to post by intrepid
Intrepid, I'm posting this for a slightly different reason. I know "I told you sos" are not very productive but:
Remember this great idea? www.abovetopsecret.com...
And I said it won't work cause we're going in our treehouse and leaving members to the trolls:
Everyone including my friends were telling me no no you don't get it.
It just kills me, we were all there motivated to deal with this, feeling the way you feel right now. SO was driving, we were there bro!
And now everything is still is what it was. And perhaps it's the only way with elections.
I threw out the idea of maybe, god forbid, restrict new threads by one member to I don't know 10-15 a day. Seemed like a pretty simple and affective
temporary way to stop spray and pray threaders, but I was shut down like I was trying to slap ducktape on peoples' mouths.
So what remains is still SO original thread on the Election 2008 board:
which still states:
Who would have thought, in this bastion of enablement that brings unimaginably diverse people together in an environment of civil and open debate
with a mandate of fierce focus on issues and not each other, that we'd encounter the choreographed flotsam of manipulation. Here, right here on our
beloved AboveTopSecret.com, we see...
-*- mindless repetition of divisive spoon-fed political talking points
-*- patently false information about candidates presented as truth
-*- exaggerated disaster scenarios if one or the other is elected
-*- shameful racism
-*- shameful bastardization of candidate names
-*- shameful focus on personalities instead of issues
-*- pathetic fear mongering
-*- embarrassingly little focus on real, important, vital issues
Seems pretty clear to me. And everyone is familiar or at least should be with the T&C.
These combined parameters are either enforced or they are not, it's really that simple.
No one likes temp or permanent bannings, and no one wants to suppress speech.
But the hammer has to fall sometimes. These people you're talking about don't care about anything, throwing faeces at everything , and the hammer
sits in the drawer lest we use it in error. So why should they leave, they got it made over here, in fact they have become a protected species,
they're the one freaking thriving. And they're laughing their butts off at us as we speak.
Man, I was having a good day.
Edit to add: BH, I love you to death but I'm pissed at me because of you most of all.
I should have never dropped it that day. I could see it so clearly.
[edit on 9/5/2008 by schrodingers dog]