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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 07:12 AM

I'm sorry to see it happen

I see meowmeow got banned during the night.

Normally, since she's been prominent in the snobbish elitist lorgnette-and-pearls crowd here who look down upon we the Great Unwashed, I wouldn't care, or even say "hurrah!"

But in this case, while she never warmed to me--even though I'm one of the easiest people in the world to like--I appreciated her being here, and she's going to be missed. She's not the sort of person with whom I'd want to hop around in the sack, but yeah, I'd have dinner with her.

Maybe if she contacts Skins, he'll let her back in. One can always hope.

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Reply I'm sorry to see it happen (Original post)
imwithfred Nov 28 OP
def_con5 Nov 28 #1
Solesurvivor Nov 28 #3
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy Nov 28 #9
Frankenvoter Nov 28 #2
Da Mannn Nov 28 #4
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy Nov 28 #10
orson Nov 28 #6
MumblyPeg Nov 28 #7
Frankenvoter Nov 28 #14
orson Nov 28 #23
MumblyPeg Nov 28 #5
Ruby Nov 28 #8
MumblyPeg Nov 28 #11
Jack Burton Nov 28 #12
MumblyPeg Nov 28 #13
Micrometer Nov 28 #15
D26-15 Nov 28 #16
D26-15 Nov 28 #17
MumblyPeg Nov 28 #18
MumblyPeg Nov 28 #19
Ruby Nov 28 #20
MumblyPeg Nov 28 #21
Ruby Nov 28 #22
Horsefeathers Nov 28 #24
MumblyPeg Nov 28 #25

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 08:17 AM

1. Me too

After all, it's called Discussionist.

Echo chambers are bad for all.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 08:25 AM

3. She never discussed, not sad to see her go

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 09:51 AM

9. Exactly.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 08:18 AM

2. I was on a jury or two yesterday where I could tell someone was pushing more buttons than usual

I of course laughed at the "insults", and clicked "doesn't quite break the rule", this place really sucks for the "freewheeling and open discussion" it false advertises.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 08:28 AM

4. To be fair, Meow rarely, if ever "discussed" anything. She never answered questions.

She will be happier in an echo chamber like DU

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 09:52 AM

10. Yep, and that is why she was on my ignore list.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 09:25 AM

6. Conservatives dominate this board

So it is what you've made it

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Response to orson (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 09:48 AM

7. that is patently false.

there are far more lefties lurking here who never post, but they most certainly participate in all the bogus alerts. Im the target of constant alert swarms... and of all the hides I've gotten, maybe 2 out of the 10 or so total since I've been here were actually deserved.
So lets not try to pretend this board is "dominated by conservatives". That's simply not the case

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Response to orson (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 10:17 AM

14. I didn't make it anything

Theres only 2 I've ever voted to hide, all else get close calls, I've been at 4 hides every bit of 3 or 4 times here, I generally push buttons to see how far I can push the jury that day, because I KNOW there will be a jury that day, even though when I'm on them 999/1000 I say close call even when I can tell it's a liberal spewing the venom.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 04:34 PM

23. There are fair minded conservatives

You may indeed be one of them. But the dominant conservative trait, after delusional thinking, is to immediately deny responsibility for any and all consequences of the shit show they're orchestrating.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 09:05 AM

5. that's one of the 5 on my current ignore list... never produced anything but

bile, and bile that made no sense either.
I'm not a fan of the process though. I don't think anyone should be banned. I have an ignore button for the more severe cases of dumb, no need to ban people. And since qu00bie and friends have had the the registration process shut off since May, the pool of posters will only get smaller and smaller.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 09:48 AM

8. Weve had no new members since May?

Can that be right?

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Response to Ruby (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 09:52 AM

11. let me be more specific...

they approved ONE account a month ago so it looked like it was still working. That account turns out is just a spammer pimping some telco website or something, with one single post. the last valid real user was "karmamax", signed up on May 6th.
I've tested the sign-up process and it is indeed shut off. One never receives an activation code when they sign up. You'll get an email sometimes.. SOMETIMES, but if you do, the activation code field is blank so you can never finish the process.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 10:02 AM

12. Well that would make it difficult to sign up.

Is this intentional to prevent new members? Or an unfixed s/w bug?

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Response to Jack Burton (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 10:05 AM

13. well, anything I say will be conjecture, however....

7 months it's broken and you think no one has noticed?
Na... it's intentional.
I realize this site gets little attention in the way of administration, but it's crashed or went down several times since and intervention was required and dealt with inside a few hours.
so yea... they know its "broken". And IMHO, it's definitely on purpose.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 10:33 AM

15. hmm

https://www.discussionist.com/?com=profile&uid=105995

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Response to Micrometer (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 12:23 PM

17. That is strange indeed.

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Response to Micrometer (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 12:51 PM

18. dang, thats way more than I expected... i figured a couple ppl a week maybe

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Response to Micrometer (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 01:02 PM

19. even more interesting...

somewhere around https://www.discussionist.com/?com=profile&uid=105300, nearly all of them "posting privileges revoked" with zero posts.
This, however, could be an automatic function disabling accounts that never completed the registration process. That being said, I also see some "Flagged for Review" with zero posts. This could be part of the dupe account detection or something similar.
Point is, the thing is hamstrung, and I assert that it is on purpose.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 01:41 PM

20. Well *that* sucks.

These silly alert / hide wars need to stop before there’s no one left.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 02:10 PM

21. "before theres no one left."

Maybe it's going to far in trying to evaluate this situation, but personally, I think that's the goal... to just let it die off slowly instead of taking the heat for outright pulling the plug one day.
I think he wants this gone now since the sides got more balanced int he past 2 years.
Before Trump, this was a lefty site with scattered conservative who got flagged off for trying to run even. The lefties could say just about anything and never pull a hide, not so for the conservatives.
Now, event though I won't call this system "fair", it's at least even... and I don't think Skin's or any of the DUmmies like that.
Thats just my take on it, purely subjective of course... but it makes more sense than any other explanation.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 02:37 PM

22. Its a shame because the site is really well programmed

For the most part. I don’t find regular bulletin boards enjoyable to read or post on. At all. I got so used to the format of DU from being there so many years that now it’s hard for me to get into anything else. Plus, 99% of the time I’m on DI I’m posting from my phone and DI is optimized for that, unlike say The Cave.

Beyond that, I really like that both sides have a voice here. Not sure I could ever go back to a strictly partisan board. Inability to hold my tongue got me booted from DU already and I don’t think being here has helped me hone that skill.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 06:45 PM

24. A quoob just alerted on this*

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Response to Horsefeathers (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 07:43 PM

25. he must have woke up finally and activated the swarm...

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