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Am I going to get blocked from watching anime on this site if I post something in the forums that a mod doesn't like now, or is this just something that impacts the forums?


Bans affect only the social aspects of the site. When you are banned you can still watch all the anime you are normally accustomed to watching here.





You know. I tried abiding by the guidelines for my threads. Other people take it off topic and go off on tangents. You, or others lock my thread. So, I post a new thread. I lay down some ground rules, other people hijack my thread. Arguing and making a scene. You, or others, lock my thread.

The first time, I was being silly, and trying not to make too much of it. So, I posted my "Help! Help! I'm being repressed!" Thread. The second time, I really started to feel Repressed. In light that threads posted with liberal themes also get full of hot debate and name calling. Those threads don't seem to get locked.

I tried to have a serious debate about issues with points of views different from progressive liberals. A progressive liberal turned my thread into a name calling contest, and instead of calling "that guy" out on it, my thread gets locked. What else am I suppose to think? I didn't raise a stink about it, because, I feared getting insta-banned. But now if keeping quiet about how I felt about it was wise?

Don't get me wrong, loreen. You've locked plenty of my threads in the past, and though I scratched my head about a couple of those, I don't think there was a problem about it. The trouble I'm having is that the subject matter this time, at least in my case, was political discussion with a conservative bent facing a storm of liberal outrage, because they disagreed or tried to marginalize my point of view. My thread gets locked.

One is closed with the reasoning, "You're starting too many threads. They are all about the same thing." (reader's digest version). Although they were ultimately about the election. Each one was about a different facet of the political process. A different sub-topic within the vastly general topic.

The second one was an invitation to engage in intelligent debate about opposing view points. My thread is closed because "it would invite name calling, and was too broad." Also, "that guy" refused to debate honestly, and simply hijacked my thread and made it into a name calling contest. Did he get a ban? No. He was rewarded by having my thread closed.

How is that fair? What else should I feel, but repressed? (I'm tempted to put up the link to that Monty Python bit, but I'm trying to be serious, here.)

From the second thread closure:


It is pretty obvious this thread is going to devolve into personal fights (pretty much already has), and will not foster much reasonable discussion. OP if you want to repost something similar, it is fine, go ahead. But instead of doing a weird open format that will never work just pick a subject and make the best op you can about that one subject. Okay?


Sounds reasonable, right? Except that any thread I open, as soon as it gets hijacked by the progressive liberals, it will get locked.

I've been seeing that. The liberals take the debate away from the subject at hand, then report the thread as divisive, and the thread gets locked.

So.... you're the moderator. How do you think we're suppose to fix that?
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How important does everyone think boycotting is? In a world where money reigns, is there any other way to speak to producers and service providers?

On a very slightly related note:

I just created this group who are boycotting CR subscriptions until concerns are addressed. I'd love to welcome anyone interested:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Boycott_Band


Dude, did you get banned for your arguments again safe spaces? Anyways, I'm with the boycott..
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HolyDrumstick wrote:

How important does everyone think boycotting is? In a world where money reigns, is there any other way to speak to producers and service providers?

On a very slightly related note:

I just created this group who are boycotting CR subscriptions until concerns are addressed. I'd love to welcome anyone interested:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Boycott_Band


Dude, did you get banned for your arguments again safe spaces? Anyways, I'm with the boycott..


Not entirely clear on why I was banned, to be perfectly honest.

I did nothing against the rules, as far as I am aware. Though they said I was rude or something along those lines, they gave no examples, even when asked, and I went through the rules and could not determine exactly what I did.

Apply to the group, and I'll accept you.

Cheers.
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Boycotting is just another way of saying old people with the maturity of a 3 year old don't get what they want and threaten to not go to that place anymore (although they are usually back within a few days).
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Boycotting is just another way of saying old people with the maturity of a 3 year old don't get what they want and threaten to not go to that place anymore (although they are usually back within a few days).


No. Rioters who destroy their cities act like 3 year old who didn't get what they wanted. Boycotting is a peaceful protest, as boycotts simply refuse a service. Riots vandalize, destroy and steal.
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Posted 21 days ago , edited 21 days ago

HolyDrumstick wrote:


XxNaruTheNarcissistxX wrote:


HolyDrumstick wrote:

How important does everyone think boycotting is? In a world where money reigns, is there any other way to speak to producers and service providers?

On a very slightly related note:

I just created this group who are boycotting CR subscriptions until concerns are addressed. I'd love to welcome anyone interested:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Boycott_Band


Dude, did you get banned for your arguments again safe spaces? Anyways, I'm with the boycott..


Not entirely clear on why I was banned, to be perfectly honest.

I did nothing against the rules, as far as I am aware. Though they said I was rude or something along those lines, they gave no examples, even when asked, and I went through the rules and could not determine exactly what I did.

Apply to the group, and I'll accept you.

Cheers.


Meh, I think it had something to do with some of us making light of, "the need for safe spaces for grieving Hillary supporters" or something. As a wartime service veteran with PTSD collecting a pension from the VA because I am now completely unemployable due to severe social anxiety disorder due to real trauma.

I might, you just know, just might know a thing or two about this. That is what theropy, medication, meditation, and coping skills are for.

So called "safe spaces" are so some people can avoid having to deal with any thoughts, opinions or worse yet, facts that diffirentionate from their own world fabrication. And something my psychiatrist and therapist say is "completely counterproductive to a favorable outcome for long term mental health and self sufficiency".

As far as a boycott goes, I have considered dropping my sub this cour mostly because the lineup is weak. Not crunchys fault, just not much I care to watch. I've been a paid member for years and was a member under a different name back when crunchy was a pirate site getting paid by clickbait web advertisers every time I viewed a page. I drifted away and came back after they went legit and started offering a solid viewing experience across platforms.

So I'm not going to boycott the site over one minor instance of mod misconduct. I wouldn't go as far as to call it mod abuse as it wasn't anything as severe as a permaban or account delition. More just letting their personal greif over an election override their better judgement. Slot of people on all sides are doing that this week.
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Posted 21 days ago

XxNaruTheNarcissistxX wrote:


saksiss wrote:

Boycotting is just another way of saying old people with the maturity of a 3 year old don't get what they want and threaten to not go to that place anymore (although they are usually back within a few days).


No. Rioters who destroy their cities act like 3 year old who didn't get what they wanted. Boycotting is a peaceful protest, as boycotts simply refuse a service. Riots vandalize, destroy and steal.


Half right. Boycotting is still refusing to go to wherever because they didn't get what the want. Typical children that look like adults.
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Meh, I think it had something to do with some of us making light of, "the need for safe spaces for grieving Hillary supporters" or something. As a wartime service veteran with PTSD collecting a pension from the VA because I am now completely unemployable due to severe social anxiety disorder due to real trauma.

I might, you just know, just might know a thing or two about this. That is what theropy, medication, meditation, and coping skills are for.

So called "safe spaces" are so some people can avoid having to deal with any thoughts, opinions or worse yet, facts that diffirentionate from their own world fabrication. And something my psychiatrist and therapist say is "completely counterproductive to a favorable outcome for long term mental health and self sufficiency".


First of all, you endured pain that many civilians will never know. So I want to extend my gratitude and as a civilian.

Second, I have heard the same argument from my a lot of my military buddies; that safe spaces do more harm than good, because they perpetuate their own beliefs, even if false. And I've listened to them (my vet buddies), they didn't deal with just stick or stones. They dealt with IDEs, RPG s and things I'd rather not say. I have no sympathy for "safe spaces" or "trigger warning".
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Half right. Boycotting is still refusing to go to wherever because they didn't get what the want. Typical children that look like adults.


There are many options to get from point A to B. Boycotting is peaceful demonstration in protest of a current situation. One protected under the the First Amendment right. Boycotting is not throwing tantrums and burning your cities and throwing rocks at police. Boycotting does not stop the flow of traffic and emergency vehicles. Boycotting is not a violent protest.

Furthermore, any kind of protest is a result of "not getting what you wanted". It just matters how you do it. And destroying our cities is not the way to do that. That's called throwing a temper tantrum.
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saksiss wrote:

Half right. Boycotting is still refusing to go to wherever because they didn't get what the want. Typical children that look like adults.


Yeah, I mean it's so childish


I prefer CR at this time as a service for convienence sake on mobile, so can't say I'm in a hurry to join. I DO understand the issues with lack of transparency and perceived lack of impartiality.
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zinjashike wrote:


saksiss wrote:


XxNaruTheNarcissistxX wrote:


saksiss wrote:

Boycotting is just another way of saying old people with the maturity of a 3 year old don't get what they want and threaten to not go to that place anymore (although they are usually back within a few days).


No. Rioters who destroy their cities act like 3 year old who didn't get what they wanted. Boycotting is a peaceful protest, as boycotts simply refuse a service. Riots vandalize, destroy and steal.


Half right. Boycotting is still refusing to go to wherever because they didn't get what the want. Typical children that look like adults.


Yeah, I mean it's so childish



I prefer CR at this time as a service for convienence sake on mobile, so can't say I'm in a hurry to join. I DO understand the issues with lack of transparency and perceived lack of impartiality.


Thank you! I was thinking of this the whole time but felt it to be redundant. Thank you for adding to the discussion.

zinjashike wrote:


saksiss wrote:

Half right. Boycotting is still refusing to go to wherever because they didn't get what the want. Typical children that look like adults.


Yeah, I mean it's so childish



I prefer CR at this time as a service for convienence sake on mobile, so can't say I'm in a hurry to join. I DO understand the issues with lack of transparency and perceived lack of impartiality.





Thank you! I was thinking of this the whole time but felt it to be redundant. Thank you for adding to the discussion.
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bernardwheelerjr wrote:

So I'm not going to boycott the site over one minor instance of mod misconduct. I wouldn't go as far as to call it mod abuse as it wasn't anything as severe as a permaban or account delition. More just letting their personal greif over an election override their better judgement. Slot of people on all sides are doing that this week.


And someone who does that is not fit to be in a position of authority, this should be obvious.

That said having not really been aware of this until now I think there is also a concern that the community should not simply go on a "witch hunt" because someone claimed a mod behaved in a prejudiced manner. That would be a little hypocritical, after all. But then again as far as I can tell the userbase for this site has absolutely no recourse against mod abuse other than complaining and hoping the admins agree.
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where dat girlcotting at tho?
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