General Moderation Topic

Not enough likes


We have a thread for that


Yep. Thought I answered that. I was referring the common meme in noting that the thread I liked would sap other’s likes. Hence I made a snide comment about my LT COmmander badge noting that I’ve been around. Sorry if I was being too circumspect or inscrutable

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Must be higher TL than that because no one ever did it to me and, Lord knows, I have deserved it many a time.


Hey rube?


Wolf bait.


Fascinating, being deleted for advocating free speech. BBS, always surprising.

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I have no idea what you are talking about, but I’m guessing that was the point of you being passive-aggressive in the first place.

If you’d like to engage in an actual, beneficial discussion, let me know.


Do not insult one another.

I was trying hard not to get personal. Since you say I failed, can you explain to me? Was it “silly questions”? I really don’t know how pointing out the slippery slope from “encouraging” self censorship to terrorism was insulting.

For the future, how do I reference for you a post that has been deleted by another moderator without repeating the post that has been deleted and attracting more negative attention?

There’s no easy way for us to see non-flag-related mod actions (that’s not to say there isn’t a way, just that there isn’t an easy way). so your best bet is to give us some context - even a link to the topic, in this case, would have helped me figure out what you were talking about (as I didn’t take any actions in there).

As to the actions in question, I took a quick look at the deleted exchange -it’s not about the points either of you were trying to make. When the posts start to become about BBS members instead of the points they’re making, then that crosses the line of FAQ item 1. Debate the position, not the person. Even when the position is upsetting to you. We will defend your right to have your say if you can do so while being respectful to others.

And if others aren’t being respectful to you? Flag, don’t reply in kind.



OK. So I was deleted for “Keep telling yourself that”? Pretty weak tea IMO.

I think he’s just having fun, at this point. I expect this comment to be deleted. C’mon live a little: disemvowel me or perform floral appliqué to my post or something new and exciting.

Let him have fun if he needs it. I’m still processing the thread message that my fellow Liberals have lost their love of basic free expression. It’s heartbreaking. The Right has said it for a while, but I didn’t believe.

Let’s please keep this thread on-topic for moderation. Thanks.

The OP of the topic says “Feminist Frequency is bad because Tropes Versus Women in Video Games is bad” and that “BoingBoing is worse for authors liking Feminist Frequency.” Then he makes exactly zero reference to any work outside Tropes Versus Women in Video Games. Then he goes on to talk about the nature of online forums themselves, and claims to regularly visit reddit and other sites without even knowing anything about GamerGate. Then he goes on to (again) criticize BoingBoing and claim that he is being unfairly targeted because we’re the close minded ones.

Using your analogy as best I can, Cory posts about liking Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the top post was “BoingBoing just looks foolish recommending a Jim Carrey vehicle because even in Liar Liar he isn’t a believable lawyer.” And then the posts become about how movie representations of lawyers should adhere to reality better with no mention about Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at all.

So I’m wondering how far does the topic need to stray off topic before it is considered off topic at all.


You’re being a little selective in interpretation aren’t you?

The post has an issue with BB covering FF videos in general, then defends that the TvW videos have “a point”, but that they are, as a whole, found wanting by the OP as a whole. How is that not an on-topic critique of FF videos being discussed by BB, using TvW as an example?


I covered that in my comment in it’s entirety.

He says “Feminist Frequency is bad because Tropes Versus Women in Video Games is bad”

And he says “BoingBoing is worse for authors liking Feminist Frequency”

And then he: