Moderation Decisions


#144

You were the one who started all of this unnecessary shit by power trippin’ instead of just having a real conversation where you actually listen to the input being given; so any ‘toxicity’ lies solely with you, bud.

‘This place’ is only what we make of it, and I aint mad at what we’ve accomplished so far… but for some reason lately, you’ve been hellbent on making it more problematic than it needs to be.

Too fucking bad; this isn’t Boing Boing and the community doesn’t revolve around you or what you want.


#146

If you have something to say, make it plain, please.

There has already been enough miscommunication for one day.


#147

As an outside viewpoint on this discussion, I view the thread in question as a discussion of what people find attractive (with visual examples) and do not in anyway find that sort of thing offensive or censor-worthy. There are many bad things on the internets, but that ain’t one of 'em.


#148

From another outside perspective, I wasn’t interested in the thread so I muted it. Job done.


#150

It meant nothing. Just indicating that I don’t have a horse in this particular race.


#151

Technically, I was the first monkey squatting down and grabbing a handful, although there wouldn’t be any to throw around if it hadn’t been thrown at all of us first.

This could all have been handled so much better. Those of us defending the thread could have been nicer, sure, but we were explaining this thread’s purpose, yet again, and that gets wearisome after a while. All our explanations were met with snippy insulting one-liners, tone policing, weird appeals to (very subjective) morality, and, oh yeah, blatant sexism.

So I don’t get the whole “it’s just drama, both sides were doing it” line. This is someone who started spoiling for a fight in a thread that was doing just fine without him, then had the nerve to say he was the one being attacked.


#152

hear hear!


#153

This is how I always justify my online fights.

This was Photoshopped. You can tell by the pixels.


#154

Indicated that she is female?


#155

*ahem *

I would like to put forward a motion of having a dedicated “Beautiful People” thread where men and women alike can post up photos of the other human beings they feel to be attractive.

While skin is inevitable, I do think that a guideline of “No creepy gaze type shots” is not an unreasonable demand.

Knowing what it is and having the community to agree to its presence we can all make an informed decision about reading and or participating in it.

But it’s more of a Shelbyville idea…


#156

You know what? I’m not going to take the bait. I’ve said my peace.


#158

Beautiful people everywhere
The way they show they care
Makes me want to say…


#159

Good idea.

I will post pictures of children to that thread, because children are objectively beautiful and pure.

Is that keeping in line with the ethos of the thread, or is this just another outlet for softcore porn pictures of women?


#160

Apparently, we’re all toxic…


#161

You’re responding to me after I told you I’ve said my peace, and now you’ve changed your avatar and literally said this:

If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck…


#162

Um. Excuse me. Do you really think that’s appropriate comment to call @Melizmatic?


#164

Well, great. Let’s just get this thread locked too.


#166

Why not? There are still women talking… need to shut us up, am I right? /s


#167

Oh, is that so?

Aside from the fact that you just used a metaphor comparing a Black woman to a monkey, that’s a helluva pot.

You’re no fuckin’ angel, (as evidenced by your behavior in this thread alone) and often act like an arrogant ass who’s not even capable of ever admitting he’s wrong.

Fuck being passive-aggressive; if you have an issue with me, then don’t talk to me and I won’t talk to you either, and everything will be fine.


#168

Toxic! LOL