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Discussion in 'Announcements & Feedback' started by Constitutional Sheepdog, Aug 13, 2019.

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  1. Constitutional Sheepdog

    Constitutional Sheepdog ][][][%er!!!!!!!

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    My observation since I've been posting here a few years. The board is dying and it's because of the administration, allowing a few rabid Topix trolls to run the boards LOOK AT THE INACTIVITIVE
     
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  2. Bear Claw

    Bear Claw President

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    Rating Abuse is part of it.

    Lack of control by admin is another

    The Bully Squad is a prime reason as you well know!!!

    LMAO
     
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  3. Constitutional Sheepdog

    Constitutional Sheepdog ][][][%er!!!!!!!

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    That's a lie
     
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  4. Emily

    Emily NSDAP Kanzler

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    @Constitutional Sheepdog is right about the trolls -- that's surely part of the problem. And @Bear Claw is right that bullying is a big part of the problem (though I've no idea what "The Bully Squad" is).
    Another big part of the problem is that the kind of silly bickering in which you two, CS & BC, are engaging in right here is all over the board.

    If we want this place to grow and improve, we have to start with ourselves.
     
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  5. Bear Claw

    Bear Claw President

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    The Bully Squad is the group of about ten who attack and bully new posters,

    Even original posters here see it
     
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  6. Barbella

    Barbella Senator

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    I don’t post much here anymore, because it’s become boring due to posters like Edited and their idiotic, moronic crap. How can you debate stupid people? You can’t.
     
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  7. Bear Claw

    Bear Claw President

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    LMAO

    But I am controversial!!

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  8. Emily

    Emily NSDAP Kanzler

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    I get that -- believe me! But instead of seeing stupidity I choose to see a lack of understanding. Instead of seeing an obstacle to reasoned discussion I choose to see an opportunity to inform or educate or to test my own convictions.
     
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  9. Emily

    Emily NSDAP Kanzler

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    No, not fact. You're wrong.

    Now how about we discuss what needs improvement on the forum and how we might help?
     
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  10. Bear Claw

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    Educate the Bullies here then.

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  11. Jen

    Jen meh

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    Sadly, this has become a board to come to for trolling.
    Anyone who tries to post anything that is well-though--out gets their post ravaged by the trolls and it's quickly locked and deleted. Good writers leave or stop trying to post their best material.

    A board like this can last for a while, but if it continues it will become like Hotwire where there are less than 10 members online at any one time.

    That said................................the way the board goes is the call of the admin, not us. We have no say in the way things go. We either post or leave.
     
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  12. Bear Claw

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    Fair

    Eliminate ratings as PH has done.
     
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  13. Jen

    Jen meh

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    The 99% cause is the trolling posters not allowing for thought other than their own to stay.
     
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  14. Emily

    Emily NSDAP Kanzler

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    I've tried. A few have come around a little over time. It seems like some people just get off on abusing others or have nothing positive to offer.
     
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  15. Emily

    Emily NSDAP Kanzler

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    But any board is the people who use it. The posters are what make it what it is, right?
     
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  16. Bear Claw

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    It hasn't worked here yet.


    I come to post
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    When I get 35 to 40 alerts from the Bully Squad I react!!
     
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  17. Jen

    Jen meh

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    Sure. But the board is unfriendly to those who come and post thought out pieces because the trolls make certain those pieces are locked and deleted quickly.

    It is admin responsibility to make certain that trolls aren't able to do that if the good posters are desired.
     
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  18. Emily

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    You've brought that up before. It seems you're view is the minority one on that point. Personally, I like the ratings. Though I do see how they can be abused. I see abuse of them as a form of the bullying we mentioned before.

    Okay, I don't mean to make an example of you but... I'm gonna:
    What's wrong with this post?
    - This thread has absolutely nothing to do with Trump.
    - "t-Rump" is ridiculously immature and accomplishes nothing.
    - A supporter isn't a "Cultist," particularly not a supporter of the POTUS.
    - "zombie" is an insult that's entirely uncalled for, as is "Cultist." It's an intentional insult directed at one of the very best people on this forum. Even if you disagree with that assessment for some reason, she directed no insult at you.
    - You engaged in a form of bullying almost immediately after decrying the bullying on the forum.
    - The post does nothing to advance the topic of the thread. It's pointless. Nasty, mean-spirited, and devoid of worth.

    Far too much forum space is taken up with this kind of posting.
     
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  19. SW48

    SW48 Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You may remember the users here voted to get rid of our strict points policy which kept the place reasonably clean as points would add up and users who violated often were temp banned for longer and longer periods.

    You also wanted all of your ratings back.
     
  20. PhilFish

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    I think we should just throw certain recidivist posters out for good.

    That would certainly calm things down.
     
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