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Forum Post: The 1% seem to be deliberately bumping the threads they want you to see on this forum.

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 25, 2011, 9:15 a.m. EST by Fredone (234)
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After the thought that this may be being done occurred to me, I had a look. There definitely seems to a correlation between the stuff that the 1% would prefer that people see and what is getting commented on, thereby sending it to the top of the list of threads that you see when you view the forum page on this site.

To compensate for this, you should give preference to the threads that have been commented on only a few times, unfortunately this would entail scrolling down to find them. That's exactly the point. The 1% is always trying to do this type of filtering, making the stuff they want us to see that much easier to see, and the other stuff that much harder.

In any case, be aware of this, and bump this thread. The 1% is always doing this shit and we must be aware of that fact.



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[-] 2 points by Sublime911 (18) from Fairfax, VA 12 years ago

If I was a millionaire I wouldn't be spending my time here,

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 12 years ago

The online libertarian trolls of the 1% have long known that each forum has technical weaknesses that, with little more effort than maintaining a private email list of like-minded cretins, allow these unscrupulous partisans to make themselves appear to be more than they are while at the same time suppressing perspectives that they don't like.

It is the nature of right-wingers. They hate regulation and rules because regulations and rules stifle their ability to impose themselves and prey on others.

One of my growing disappointments with OWS is that it thinks that allowing these people, who are undermining the forums, a free hand that it represents free speech. The fact is that OWS forum moderators turning a blind eye to the right-wing's underhanded tactics represents the suppression of free speech of everyone who wants an honest discussion of issues. The suppression of everyone but the Wall Street's right-wing libertarian goon squad.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 12 years ago

Cass R Sunstein had this to say - Cass is the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration.

“We suggest a distinctive tactic for breaking up the hard core of extremists who supply conspiracy theories: cognitive infiltration of extremist groups, whereby government agents or their allies (acting either virtually or in real space, and either openly or anonymously) will undermine the crippled epistemology of believers by planting doubts about the theories and stylized facts that circulate within such groups, thereby introducing beneficial cognitive diversity.”

[-] 0 points by mee44 (71) 12 years ago

Maybe you should work harder to bump threads you think are worthy?

Oh, that would mean you'd have to work at something instead of having it handed to you.

Nevermind. Hey I bumped your thread for you too and I'm not even a 1%er !!!

[-] 1 points by Fredone (234) 12 years ago

well at least we have one shill doing something useful. Once.

[-] -1 points by Thrasymaque (-2138) 12 years ago

I don't think this is a big problem since the 1% only post about 1 in a 100 posts.