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Post Reply should there be a separate topic category for politics?
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I think they keep in general to prevent backlash. If there was a politics-only thread, it would also warrant more supervision from the moderators, and I'm sure it is difficult for them already.
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It would be nice since I like GD but loathe the politic threads. Bunch them all up in one category so I don't have to see them.
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I agree, a dedicated politics section would be nice.


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I just want a option to block a user per say so they cant respond to u, quote you


Probably not going to happen. Private messages and such are one thing, but threads are mostly intended for open discussion, not one-sided communication. If you're going to post in one, you're opening yourself up to that. I mean, if you're going to go out of your way to get your opinion "out there", you have to be just as subject to what other people are saying as the people who are reading your post, or there's no real conversation.
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My only wish would be that they allow us to go no holds barred and tell people what they really need to hear.


I just wish they would actually moderate and permanently ban career trolls already. There's virtually no downside to the sort of behaviour thats come to dominate the forums. At best you'll get a temp ban. But you're free to troll the shit out of the place day in and day out long as you don't directly call someone else a bad name. Turning this place into a cesspit two notches above /pol/ is completely fine but don't call anyone names.

When you let that kind of behaviour have free reign it just frustrates everyone else until it drags everyone down to the same level.
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rawratl wrote:
My only wish would be that they allow us to go no holds barred and tell people what they really need to hear.


I just wish they would actually moderate and permanently ban career trolls already. There's virtually no downside to the sort of behaviour thats come to dominate the forums. At best you'll get a temp ban. But you're free to troll the shit out of the place day in and day out long as you don't directly call someone else a bad name. Turning this place into a cesspit two notches above /pol/ is completely fine but don't call anyone names.

When you let that kind of behaviour have free reign it just frustrates everyone else until it drags everyone down to the same level.


Well that's a different argument I've had with the mods over and over. The kind of racist bigoted things they let fly as long as it isn't directed at a specific user, hell sometimes one of them will post in the thread and say "maybe hitler shouldn't be demonized." Then you call them out and get banned. Time and time again. Still, it isn't even a deterrence because all they do is temp ban.
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rawratl wrote:


runec wrote:


rawratl wrote:
My only wish would be that they allow us to go no holds barred and tell people what they really need to hear.


I just wish they would actually moderate and permanently ban career trolls already. There's virtually no downside to the sort of behaviour thats come to dominate the forums. At best you'll get a temp ban. But you're free to troll the shit out of the place day in and day out long as you don't directly call someone else a bad name. Turning this place into a cesspit two notches above /pol/ is completely fine but don't call anyone names.

When you let that kind of behaviour have free reign it just frustrates everyone else until it drags everyone down to the same level.


Well that's a different argument I've had with the mods over and over. The kind of racist bigoted things they let fly as long as it isn't directed at a specific user, hell sometimes one of them will post in the thread and say "maybe hitler shouldn't be demonized." Then you call them out and get banned. Time and time again. Still, it isn't even a deterrence because all they do is temp ban.


It especially sucks when a mod bans you and wont tell you what it was you posted that instigated the ban. Most mods do it but when they dont its pretty frustrating.
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Well that's a different argument I've had with the mods over and over. The kind of racist bigoted things they let fly as long as it isn't directed at a specific user, hell sometimes one of them will post in the thread and say "maybe hitler shouldn't be demonized." Then you call them out and get banned. Time and time again. Still, it isn't even a deterrence because all they do is temp ban.


Exactly. Apparently its fine as long as you direct your vileness at a group rather than an individual.
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It especially sucks when a mod bans you and wont tell you what it was you posted that instigated the ban. Most mods do it but when they dont its pretty frustrating.


Sometimes they tell you and it just makes you more incredulous. I once got banned for saying "retarded pepe meme." I probably hurt pepes feelings.
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rawratl wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


It especially sucks when a mod bans you and wont tell you what it was you posted that instigated the ban. Most mods do it but when they dont its pretty frustrating.


Sometimes they tell you and it just makes you more incredulous. I once got banned for saying "retarded pepe meme." I probably hurt pepes feelings.


Well to be fair that did have a pretty hard effect on pepe



Edit: wait, he actually died recently, right? Does that make this insensitive?
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runec wrote:


rawratl wrote:
Well that's a different argument I've had with the mods over and over. The kind of racist bigoted things they let fly as long as it isn't directed at a specific user, hell sometimes one of them will post in the thread and say "maybe hitler shouldn't be demonized." Then you call them out and get banned. Time and time again. Still, it isn't even a deterrence because all they do is temp ban.


Exactly. Apparently its fine as long as you direct your vileness at a group rather than an individual.


Right? They say most anything is fine as long as it's not an attack on other users. Because it's not like other users are part of those groups or anything obviously.
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I just want a option to block a user per say so they cant respond to u, quote you




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I just want a option to block a user per say so they cant respond to u, quote you

Oh! Oh! I've got just the thing for you.
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Well to be fair that did have a pretty hard effect on pepe



Edit: wait, he actually died recently, right? Does that make this insensitive?


who knew pepe was such a snowflake.
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