Are "Trigger Warnings" Now Required?

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  1. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Brief Notes

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    Click for some manner of distraction.

    You know, you put more effort into bawling about your poor thread than you did into the thread itself.

    Moral of the story: Say what you mean, for once. If you leave it at that sort of lazy posting, people will interpret according to what they know about you, which of late is well over a year's worth of dishonest, misogynistic, and racist propaganda.

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    Yes, we appreciate the leave Your Magnanimousness so generously grants us to do our goddamn jobs; however, if there are perhaps extenuating circumstances beyond your knowledge, such Skitt-stained advice might suddenly embarrass you. More to the point, the internal dynamics of labor relations, authority, responsibility, and pretenses pertaining to notions of rights and fairness might well make things a bit more complicated than simply banishing the lazy and dishonest. Somewhere between guarding against self interest to the point of self-diminution and figuring out what to do when habitual stridence want to complain―apparently in all sincerity, or some such―that we aren't being kind enough to dehumanizing bullying―yes, really, that came up recently―there are indeed a few issues that stand out pretty clearly.

    Just as an abstract proposition: There is ignorance, and that point need not be specifically insulting; and then there are pretenses of ignorance. Both are in effect in this thread. That is to say, certainly 'tis possible for people who regularly discuss related issues at a board like Sciforums to be utterly ignorant of the bigoted context, but there really is a weird bit of wide-eyed what-the-whonow that comes up from time to time; the chat line in Durarara!! was always a weird thing in English, because it's hard to tell who they're mocking. But there's also the infornography from Serial Experiments Lain, which really did turn out to be something of a powerful oracle.

    That is to say, every once in a while, the internet reminds me of a cartoon.

    In this case I wonder, more than the question of whether you or maybe the next person are even vaguely familiar with the context in question, about the curious demand for a contextual tabula rasa from thread to thread.

    We know a bit about who we're dealing with. But consider this: Regardless of whether you're familiar with the misogynist context of the red pill, we are, and even still, we know trolling form when we see it, and, really, if you're half as smart as you pretend, so do you. And, look, the guy who goes around posing questions from pretenses of ignorance, disregarding good-faith responses, and then posting bigoted screeds as if that was that only information he could find through Google is the guy who goes around posing questions from pretenses of ignorance, disregarding good-faith responses, and then posting bigoted screeds as if that was that only information he could find through Google.

    Just because it's a new thread doesn't mean we've forgotten those that preceded it.

    Sometimes, then, I find myself wondering who falls for it, and who is part of it.
     
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  3. Truck Captain Stumpy Registered Senior Member

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    until you learn to read and can comprehend at least to the 9th grade reading level, then this is not going to be possible
    that isn't trolling or insulting, but a point of fact
    see also: http://www.sciforums.com/threads/are-you-a-quack.157899/page-18#post-3408060

    the last post of that thread and referenced by me above
    for a reason

    no point continuing to point this out as it's OT and irrelevant, really, and you're just seeking attention and wanting to hijack yet another thread and make it about yourself... like you did to the above link

    it's not rocket surgery, sparky
     
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  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    You are seriously weird. This is the Site Feedback section, remember? All Ophiolite is doing is giving feedback, surely?

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  7. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I didn't think so..

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  8. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    And he's getting some in return. This is the Site Feedback section, remember?

    Feedback is as feedback does. If someone wishes to waste our time with their feedback, they can certainly do that, too.

    Speaking of which, how 'bout you? What is this weird thing where we're supposed to forget history?

    You are seriously weird. Why do you need people to forget history?
     
  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Quod Erat Demonstrandum.
     
  10. Truck Captain Stumpy Registered Senior Member

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    so... you're saying it's not possible for you to learn to read?

    that's truly sad... but at least you can admit you're literacy problems and your refusal to accept evidence
    most trolls can't

    bravo
     
  11. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Quit wasting my time.
     
  12. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    With pleasure.

    Until the next time, that is......
     
  13. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Well, what do we find when we sift through your typically pretentious writing? (You do know that clarity of writing is based upon simplicity, not verbosity?)

    Opening Paragraph: You misinterpret my genuine observation (made from the perspective of a moderator on other forums) that the mod/admin team here are free to handle things anyway they choose. Instead you make snide remarks about how such an observation was magnanimous. That's fine. I'm accustomed to your super-power that enables you to twist reality to match your preconceived notions.

    Second Paragraph: You illustrate another of your Super Powers. The ability to entirely miss the point. You make implicit criticisms of several members, just stopping short of suggesting that they were somehow supportive of Browser's alleged misogynist views. The point of this thread is that some members think it is precipitate of the mod/admin team to make assumptions about the intent of an apparently innocent post based only on past posting behaviour. And, that if that past posting behaviour is so heinous, why the fuck are you not banning the member. That is the point raised by several members in this thread.

    Remainder of Your Post: Vague stream of consciousness meanderings, attempted in a pseudo literary style that would be tossed out of creative writing class in a junior college. Nothing to see here. Move on.

    A perfect example of the arrogance that infests most of your posts. You are a little man, with little ideas and little talent, who relishes what they imagine to be the power of an admin on an obscure internet forum. The only people you are fooling are yourself and those even littler.
     
  14. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Bowser, did you intend, in the closed thread, to move towards a discussion of women's place in society, or were you seeking to introduce a discussion on the nature of reality, or something else.
     
  15. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    It's what you live for↑, Ophiolite.
     
  16. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Unlike your usual sophomoric offerings, I think other readers will recognise that technique from kindergarten.
     
  17. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    To reiterate↑:

    • I wonder, more than the question of whether you or maybe the next person are even vaguely familiar with the context in question, about the curious demand for a contextual tabula rasa from thread to thread.

    We know a bit about who we're dealing with. But consider this: Regardless of whether you're familiar with the misogynist context of the red pill, we are, and even still, we know trolling form when we see it, and, really, if you're half as smart as you pretend, so do you. And, look, the guy who goes around posing questions from pretenses of ignorance, disregarding good-faith responses, and then posting bigoted screeds as if that was that only information he could find through Google is the guy who goes around posing questions from pretenses of ignorance, disregarding good-faith responses, and then posting bigoted screeds as if that was that only information he could find through Google.​

    Really: Do you think we forget just because it's another thread?

    You aren't really fit to be advising the staff. So, no―

    ―your pretense doesn't fly.

    How interesting. Do you even have a clue what you're on about? I would be interested in the detail, there. I mean, what's with the fallacy? Why did you do that?

    Like I said, it's what you live for.
     
  18. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    This thread isn't about you, Magical Realist.

    Should we create a separate one for you to whine in?
     
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  19. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I should point out that I've already asked Bowser the same question, and received his reply.
     
  20. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Good idea. As we did for Spellbound. Then we can move the whining there, as it comes in, and build up a fascinating archive for psychologists to mine in years to come.

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  21. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    To reiterate:

    If he is that much of a problem, a guy "who goes around posing questions from pretenses of ignorance, disregarding good-faith responses, and then posting bigoted screeds as if that was that only information he could find through Google" then ban his sorry ass. The obvious justification for not doing so is to ensure there is someone around you can fume over in righteous indignation.

    1. The owners and admins of five other respected science forums apparently disagree with you.
    2. Someone has to, at least until staff like yourself are more sensible and consistent in their actions.

    In order: yes, which fallacy (but don't bother explaining), do what (but don't bother clarifying).

    No. Curiously I live for my children, my grandchildren, my work colleagues, my friends and acquaintances, my students, my community. Together, on most days, they give me just about enough strength to endure your crap.

    The last time I tried I found one could not place admins on Ignore. One can, however, employ a self imposed ignore regime.
     
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  22. Kittamaru Giving up this insanity for Lent - back ~ 4/15 Staff Member

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    Aye... do like what was done for some of our more prevalent problems, and contain it all in one thread - I like that idea.
     
  23. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Tell Russ that. See post #24. He's the one that started lying about me. I have the right to defend myself.
     
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