why can moderators say what they like, but everyone else can't?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by lucifers angel, Apr 25, 2008.

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Should moderators follow the same rules has everyone else has to?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  3. they are above rules

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  1. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    What a putrid putrid waste of a penis you are, you ridiculous little mascara face-painted Jerk-In-The-Box. It's easy to tell why you are celibate, you cantankerous, foul-tempered, self-loathing nonentity; not even a dildo would want to fuck you. You're damn vomit-inducing fugly. You have a face that would give Freddie Kruger nightmares. How much would you change to haunt a house? You're a politically vacillating phony liberal fuck; too damn broadminded to take your own side in a debate. Calling you a pea brain would be an insult to peas, you jellyfish-sucking mental midget. Did your mother leave you in the dryer too long when you were a kid, you little tap-dancing Leprechaun in a pink wig? Be careful you don't bump your head on the door handle on the way out. If you turned sideways and stuck out your tongue, people would think you're a zipper, you emaciated fuck. Get a job, you goddamn leach! You're as useful as a handbrake on a canoe, you clog-hopping simpleton. That's a sexy outfit you're wearing. Who shot the couch? People like you are the reason cults exist. Do yourself and everyone else a favor, go and take a fatal overdose of your medication.

    How's that? Can I get off your list now?
     
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  3. Malakas Banned Banned

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    Nice...

    I'm celibate?
    Who's son is that?

    you're reaching too much.
    I'm not even close to being a liberal.

    My mother never washed anything.

    Actually I'm trying to not have a job.

    Better. Just try to personalize the insults so that they don;t just apply to anyone.
    It takes some empathic abilities.
     
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  5. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    That standard has been around for a while

    Now? Actually, the standard was declared a long time ago. Possibly even before your registration.

    Doesn't mean anyone pays that much attention. More and more these days I refer to people who "can't tell the difference". This is one of the differences they don't understand.

    Think of it this way:

    Member 1 posts religious (e.g. Christian) argument.

    Member 2 calls that argument balbutive (baby-talk) because it has no proper theological (e.g. Biblical) root, and reflects the fairy tales told children in order to groom them for faith.

    Member 1 responds that M2 is just another stupid, bigoted, godless asshole.

    Moderator intervenes, reminding M1 that such insults violate the forum's rules.

    Member 1 complains that Moderator is showing bias toward atheists. After all, "M2 can insult me."

    Moderator notes that, while "balbutive" and "fairy tale" might be perceived as insulting, M1 established the basis of that characterization on two points, the lack of Biblical foundation and the argument's role in grooming children for faith.

    Member 1 complains that Moderator is showing atheist bias.

    Chorus of Idiots rallies around M1 insofar as they perceive a chance to criticize the moderators.​

    There are often people around here who feel insulted because their position is shown to be untrue, fraudulent, exploitative, &c. They feel insulted because, in their minds, since their argument is childish or fraudulent or stupid, their opponents have called them childish, fraudulent, and stupid. And, over the years people have dispensed with the niceties of separating the person from the argument. The reality is that anyone who posts a bogus argument has an opportunity to learn and correct that argument, but many simply don't want to. These, then, are committed at the outset to their arguments as some sort of sacred and inviolate truth, and cannot distinguish between the idea of a logical argument that discredits their own assertions—which they perceive as insulting—and simply spitting on someone or slapping them in the face.

    And after countless cycles of this process, many people just don't give a damn anymore. Over time, the moderation and administration of this site have bent over backwards to accommodate certain perspectives in order to meet a growing clamor for "fairness". And, yet, people like Member 1 above are no more obliged today to provide a rational argument than they were back then.

    This applies to various subjects of discussion, including religion, politics, and (pseudo-) science. In some cases, we maintain a harder line, such as in the case of pseudoscience. But in religion and politics, while rational argument is possible, the demand for such is routinely denounced as political or atheistic bias.

    Quite frankly, the whole cycle is a load of shit.

    While Malakas and 2inquisitive, taken together, establish a certain point about how we might be moderating the board "into mediocrity", history suggests quite clearly that failing to harbor and even shepherd the irrational will simply result in persistent accusations of bias that will replace the current trend in complaints.
     
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  7. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    You are a deucedly maladjusted lackey and a malingering, enema-addicted conglomerate of intellectual constipation with a hard on for draqon.
     
  8. lepustimidus Banned Banned

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    Orleander:
    Well that's hitting a little below the belt, isn't it?!
     
  9. Malakas Banned Banned

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    Much better.

    The level of the forum has risen already.
     
  10. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Well, Mr Hitler Avatars Are Illegal In My Country, if you must know, I was pressed for time this morning and answered shortly. Although more than his post deserves, really.

    So, you will no longer talk shit on muslims?
    Right.
    Look to yourself, Geoff.
    You're a bigot.
    And a hypocrite.
    And, after your tirade about 'the jew', you've been shunted to 'bored housewife' status as far as I'm concerned. Kneejerk reactionism and hysterical hair pulling and flailing about.
    Wait.
    Worse.
    Jewish bored housewife.
    Because they breed conspiracies in their spare time.
    I'm sure it's all a jewish conspiracy anyway.

    Well, gosh. When's the last time I was complaining about Max's 'racist arguments'?


    And. Yeah.
    The housewives show up and look what the thread turns into...
     
  11. EmmZ It's an animal thing Registered Senior Member

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    Tiassa, I liked your post. It made me think about having courage to be willing to be wrong. That's why I came here. I have ideas, and ideas are flame retardant. I think I got lost somewhere in the slipstream of this place but you just reminded me that that's not me. Thank you for that, I can be such a silly sausage sometimes.

    Mal, I apologise for the corflake box comment. You were right to call me on it.
     
  12. Dr Lou Natic Unnecessary Surgeon Registered Senior Member

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    Shut up you guys, this is a thread for husband jokes.

    MY HUBBY PUT HIS SHIRT ON BACKWRdS!!!!111
     
  13. Malakas Banned Banned

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    My HUBBY beat the shit out of me. He was wearing the right undershirt.
     
  14. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Whats the option?

    Either one moderates those who cannot tell the difference and make spurious comparisons with others based on their very limited understanding of a very faint notion of what the point may possibly be (and miss it entirely anyway).

    Or... allow them to "fairly" represent themselves on grounds that they are incapable of fathoming.

    Either way, who decides what's appropriate? Because, clearly, its not the moderators.
     
  15. gendanken Ruler of All the Lands Valued Senior Member

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    Oohhh....

    The little cunt's stopped chewing its cud to pick up a thesaurus....
    A whiff of fresh air in the bourgeoise torpidity- hey, aren't you the chick with the crown on?

    Remember seeing your picture on the forum album with the look of I'm a Stupid Cow saying cheese.

    Come on, hun-- no insults starting with 'w'?
     
  16. Malakas Banned Banned

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    hore?
    anda?
     
  17. gendanken Ruler of All the Lands Valued Senior Member

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    HA!!

    Good one. (my, my.....)
     
  18. Malakas Banned Banned

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    Lucky you.

    Your royal vagina offers you some degree of immunity and your estrogen laden posts attract the small boys wanting to protect you.

    I was hoping you could retell me the story of what happened.

    You want quality but you don't know where to find it or how to attract it.

    Ego and instinct in conflict.
     
  19. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Oh you are going to insult your new follower? She is trying to make you proud, she dedicated this to you. She is trying to make Malakas proud to
    by coming up with better comebacks. At least give the poor thing a pat on the back for trying, she feels the need to fit in with everybody.
    Too bad she spelt your name wrong.

     
  20. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    .....this place is a circus, I like it.
     
  21. Malakas Banned Banned

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    See it only takes a few animals to return and we're back in business.
     
  22. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    If you cant beat them join em.....right?:shrug:
     
  23. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    Whats up Shi.
    Are you as entertained as I am?
     
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