Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 17, 2011, 2:02 a.m. EST by equazcion
from New York, NY
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
The forum you are currently viewing no longer represents an accurate picture of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
(Many people, including bloggers, come here seeking insight into the OWS movement. Since this forum is currently overflowing with outright vandalism, what they get is far from an accurate picture, eg. http://dailypundit.com/?p=44608 .)
If you want to communicate constructively, or if you simply want to see what the movement is really about, please head to http://www.TheMultitude.org : a forum built by users here who were tired of its many vandals and technical limitations. If you like what you see, please register and tell a friend. Come get things done, and help build a better image for OWS at the same time.
TheMultitude.org is moderated and trolls are banned.
We're now at over 300 members and still growing steadily. A heartfelt thanks to everyone coming to participate. Let's continue lifting the Occupy movement's online operation into something useful.
Selected user comments:
MichaelFerrer: "If you want something that will actually work, go here and make it work. This isn't a game; don't stick around a place that treats it like one."
MattE: "Great site. Good people, a decided lack of trolls. Arguments and dissent are met with logic and polite, educated debate."
KulaFarmer2: "Follow the link to the multitude website, Civil people will be relieved that the crazy on the OWS website is not the representive base."
Jadith: "This site really has what is advertised."
Washington: "Will actually be able to carry on a discussion for more than 30 minutes or an hour, by topic, with no trolls."
Mike122333: "TheMultitude.org. Thank god!"
Just to pre-empt all the cries of "censorship" by the trolls (which they'll undoubtedly post here anyway, but hey I tried):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet) : "In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion."
Actual constructive debate from people who disagree with the movement is perfectly fine. Only trolls, as defined above, will be banned (same as they are here, when moderators are paying attention).
If you have any questions, please ask. Thanks.
"If I understand this movement's zeitgeist, there is no such thing as splintering, only appending." -- Mike122333