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Forum Post: POLL - Should this forum be moderated?

Posted 10 months ago on June 16, 2013, 3:21 p.m. EST by JohnMacDonald (-2)
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Do we need moderation to protect us from certain words and/or ideas?

Or, as mature adults, do we possess the intellectual tools necessary to make our own decisions as to what comments and postings we want to read?

Another possibility is to have a feature which allows people to turn moderation on or off. In the on mode, what the moderators have banned appears banned, in the off mode you can still see everything.


What's your choice?

  1. Yes, please moderate this forum to protect me from comments and postings which could hurt me.

  2. No, please do not moderate this forum. I am a responsible adult and don't need the help of a moderator to decide what I should or should not read.

  3. Please provide both options. There might be children here who need moderation. And, there are also people who would like to see and read all viewpoints.


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shooz - 1
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Stormcrow2 - 2
MichaelB - 2
HCabret - 2
JohnMacDonald - 2
MattLHolck - ?

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

moderator should be in change of categorizing topics

[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 10 months ago

Its ok as it is now....a 2.

For problem solving posts, moderation is a good thing to keep ideas moving forward, and achieve something.

1 jerk can essentially sabotage ideas and discussion veto ideas by virtual filibuster here, posting illogical nonsense.

Keep it as is for infotainment.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 10 months ago

It needs moderators to accomplish something, to toss illogical comments, set goals, and do something in the real world

[-] 1 points by MsStacy (1035) 10 months ago

It isn't any individual post or idea that requires moderation. Where some people seem incapable of either adult or intelligent behavior is in their replies.

[-] -2 points by theamericanboy (-4) 10 months ago

Yes, I see far too many gratuitous insults and profanity, and far too few worthy well formed arguments.

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[-] -1 points by shooz (26717) 10 months ago

You say that as if it isn't already overrun with libe(R)tarians and teabagg(R)s of one sort or another. Plus an unGodly number of plain old trolls and puppets.

It should have had more and more powerful moderation a long time ago.

[-] -2 points by theamericanboy (-4) 10 months ago

Why wouldn't you want libertarians, members of the Tea Party, and Republicans on this site? It is open to people of all political affiliation, and we need to discuss Occupy with all kinds of people if we hope to grow and form the 99%. You won't create a new world by preaching to a small choir. You'll have to develop interpersonal skills in order to properly debate in adult fashion with people who disagree with you on certain issues if you want Occupy to succeed.

Let them come! The more the merrier! I believe in the Occupy idea so much that I believe many right wingers can be made to understand and support the movement. However, we need to treat them like mature adults for this to be possible. You shouldn't use derogatory terms like teabagg(R)s or libe(R)tarians. You need to grow up a little.

The key is to properly debate issues like mature adults, not like confrontational teenagers.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

I will not support war

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

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[+] -4 points by shooz (26717) 10 months ago

How many times and how many ways must it be explained to you?

They don't belong here, they don't belong anywhere, Randianism is INSANE!

Here......Read up on the latest, since you won't lift a finger in research.

http://www.alternet.org/ayn-rand-0

Besides, there's a puppet infection here that begs to be excised.

Deservedly so.

[-] -3 points by didgiridoo (-10) 10 months ago

Sure they belong here. We need them to create the 99%. They are part of the country, so you better get used to it. You won't create a new better world by ignoring a huge number of citizens you don't agree with. What you need to do is engage them and debate like an adult to provide well formed arguments for your points. That's how minds can be changed.

Again, there's no point preaching to a small choir. The more right wingers here the better. It means we have a chance to change their minds and increase the following of Occupy.

If you only you could stop attacking them with insults, and use proper logic to debate instead. If only... if only you could grow up.

[-] 16 points by GirlFriday (21785) 10 months ago

You worthless lying right wing cockroach shill.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26717) 10 months ago

Do us all a favor and head over to stormfront.com and talk to them there, so that when they come here we're at least close to being on the same page, and after you get done there do the same at places like infowars, theblaze and good old FLAKESnews..

I'll see you again in a few decades.

By now.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Remove the trashy-can permanently.

Stupid post trashy - still trying to take over the forum I see.

[-] 0 points by JohnMacDonald (-2) 10 months ago

I assume that's number 1 for you?

Is that because you fear the comments or ideas of some users here? Like PeterKropotkin who got banned today? http://occupywallst.org/forum/pentagon-bracing-for-public-dissent-over-climate-a/

May I ask, what is it about words or ideas that scare you? And, why do you think the moderators are better at protecting you than you, yourself, would be?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Trashy-can is a paid disinformation shill/troll - U know U R.

BuBye trashy.

[-] -1 points by JohnMacDonald (-2) 10 months ago

Paid? By who? Is that a conspiracy theory, or do you have evidence to support your accusation? Or, should we simply forgo the concept of innocent until proven guilty?

From my experience on various forums, trolls are usually the ones that make easy, and baseless personal attacks. Attacks on the poster, not the contents of the comments. Attacks which are based on assumptions and fantasy, and not on evidence.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

U Ur self told me U R paid to be here. Is it a fund from Heritage or Cato or ALEC? Only U know 4 sure. Do the tea-baggers pay U?

BuBye trashy.

[-] -1 points by JohnMacDonald (-2) 10 months ago

I don't recall telling you this. If I did, I was lying, most probably to feed your inane conspiracy theory. In any case, I believe in innocent until proven guilty. It's important to always provide evidence when you accuse people, else society just crumbles in a mess of gratuitous mob attacks.

Thank you for your elevated contributions on this page. Your argument-full, polite, and well written comments are always a pleasure to read.

I added your poll choice to the main post.

Thank you

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

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[-] -2 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 10 months ago

If this site is supposed to be an "open forum" open to anyone or anyones opinion, then no, a moderator is not needed.

Now, that is not to say that there are a few folks on site who like to personally attack others with with whom they disagree.

But this worthless dribble that they spew is only a sign of immaturity and frustration.

[-] -3 points by shooz (26717) 10 months ago

You mean like posters who quickly end up in the negative?

Or all the gun nutters?

Or all the Paulie boys?

Or people who just lie?

Why should we accept that?

WE shouldn't.

[-] 1 points by MichaelB (128) 10 months ago

You accept what you wish. The decision in this case is simple. Will it be free speech for all or not?

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Very popular comment today.

About a dozen of trashy-can's socks are now sending me PM's - the F'n idiot.

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

just wasted space

with the beer light to guild us

again the popular box should be run on comments received

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

just wasted space

trashy-can? Yes absolute agreement.

[-] -1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

again, the popular box should be run on comments received

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

well apparently they are popular comments ( from GF ) as they have received all kinds of positive votes.

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[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

Opinion polls say 67 % approve of edward scissor hands

whoever that is

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Opinion polls say 67 % approve of edward scissor hands

whoever that is

Johnny Depp

[-] -1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

he does get a lot of work

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

U can stop sending me PM's now trashy-can - I will not be responding to them.

So

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

certainly, lies should be called out

[-] 2 points by MichaelB (128) 10 months ago

Absolutely! Hearing a lie and exposing it is probably the best way to defeat it.

[+] -4 points by shooz (26717) 10 months ago

Mr. Puppet?

You're just being silly now.

It's folks like you, who have no concept of the term that make moderation necessary.

you should have just answered the questions.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

I see you have riled the puppet master again - good job. {:-])

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Free speach for all OWS/Occupy supporters for a healthy and prosperous world for all. This is an OWS/Occupy support forum after-all.

But not a site that welcomes shills such as trashy or any other shill.

[-] 1 points by MichaelB (128) 10 months ago

It's up to whoever runs the site to set up the rules. If that's you, then make whatever judgments you think are best. Make it open to all, or restrict it as you see fit.

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

run mode categorizations of topics

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Obviously as this forum is a support site "for" OWS/Occupy and all such affinity groups looking to make a healthy and prosperous world for "ALL" - it is "not" a site that would welcome attackers/shills/sell-outs/corp(se)oRATists. To welcome "them" as you suggest is idiotic - to say the least.

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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Obviously as this forum is a support site "for" OWS/Occupy and all such affinity groups looking to make a healthy and prosperous world for "ALL" - it is "not" a site that would welcome attackers/shills/sell-outs/corp(se)oRATists. To welcome "them" as you suggest is idiotic - to say the least.

So

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[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Don't like that comment puppet master? Tough.

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

Too Bad - So Sad - F'n shills!!! Or is that just U again trashy-can?

[+] -4 points by didgiridoo (-10) 10 months ago

Actually, I didn't down vote any of your comments here, or any of shooz's. The truth is most forum users here agree with me that censorship is not a good thing. I think shooz and yourself are the only ones who like it.

We can't make a new better world if we are just here to preach to the choir. We need people from all types of political affiliations on this site. That's how we can propagate the ideas of Occupy to the 99%. You should never insult someone you disagree with. Instead, you should engage them like a grown adult with correct debating techniques, proper logic. Name calling and insults not only make you look like a small spoiled child, they also hurt Occupy by not fostering connections to form the 99%.

The site states on the front page that people from all political affiliations are welcomed. There's a good reason for this.

If your only goal is to attack right wingers, you should be part of a left wing party instead of Occupy.

[-] 15 points by GirlFriday (21785) 10 months ago

Come on out, jack ass.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

+17 - GF you're a star.

[-] 5 points by GirlFriday (21785) 10 months ago

The truth of the matter is you have a few jackasses here.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

I believe it was just the trashy-can - it said it had voted you up.

[-] 5 points by GirlFriday (21785) 10 months ago

Oh, I know who votes me up. It's not quite as slick it thinks it is.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

It's not quite as slick it thinks it is.

Absolutely the TRUTH. {:-])

[-] -1 points by TheNorthern (-7) from Hollister, CA 10 months ago

Are you calling me a jackass?

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (17768) 10 months ago

I'll call you a fkn jackass if you like - jackass !!! Nice to see that you have such a good self image tho' !!

''Spying, like targeted assassination, has become the American way—they deserve being paired, as symptomatic of the desperation implicit in the subconscious acknowledgement of an erosion of military-ideological-economic power on the world stage.''

I may discuss the contents of this very good article with you or I may slap you again - I'll see how I feel after something to eat and a joint - probably in the reverse order.

ne quid nimis ...

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (21785) 10 months ago

Yes. Yes, I am.

[-] -1 points by TheNorthern (-7) from Hollister, CA 10 months ago

Don't you think name calling is beneath you and is more of a reflection on you than anybody else?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (21785) 10 months ago

What I think is that if you don't have the intellect or the integrity to operate with one ID, you're a jack ass. Pretty simple.

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

dennis kucinich

described daily congress choirs as polls and stop the republicans

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (21785) 10 months ago

They aren't here to contribute. A little group of twisted freaks sitting in the background acting like jack offs and demanding to talk about one thing? Fuck now off you worthless jack ass.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 months ago

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[-] -2 points by HCabret (-327) 10 months ago

Moderation is the opposite of Freedom of Speech.

No one should ever get banned from this site and content should never be censored or removed from this site.

This isnt a democracy. The majority doesnt get to decide what should and should not be said on this site.