General Moderation Topic

User @utf8 has been suspended forever. User was aggressively continuing a rant about affiliate links on Boing Boing after having their first try cleaned up.

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User @Todd_Brown has been sent off into the ether for joining the BBS to apparently antagonize folks. His Zyclon-B canister user image made his intention completely clear.

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@anotherone has been given a brief timeout for utterly derailing a topic, repeatedly, by demanding they should have the right to diagnose the behaviour of an individual (out of ”compassion”).

Those actually living with mental illness are not well served by such armchair diagnosis, which often attributes violent or ”evil” behaviours to mental disease, when such acts are often in fact willful.

Please see this topic for a refresher on our community guidelines surrounding this issue.

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I know i’ve said it before, but thank you all for this change in the guidelines.

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Could we get some clarification on something? One can be acting in an incoherent manner, and not have it be the result of a recognized mental disorder: for example, motivated by extreme anger, too much alcohol, being Fred Trump’s son, whatever. There are terms for this kind of thing that (I think) are not technical terms: distraught, unhinged, deranged, berserk, etc. Are these acceptable? If not, or if some are and others not, what is the technical distinction?

ETA: In the park attendant thread, I was going to post “Just look at her!” but worried that the BB connotation of that phrase, however indirect, would be a violation of BB terms.

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We talked about this extensively in the topic on this change. Potentially relevant:

Basically, don’t label folks or infer behaviour due to illness unless that label has corroboration.

We do not want to shut down conversation on mental illness. That is important. But save that for topics about mental disease, not topics where one is inferring someone is suffering from something (or, start your own!).

HTH. Thanks for asking!

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Well, I followed the discussion on the change, but I think the term “label” remains vague. Is “narcissistic” a label or just an adjective? What about my examples here? “Berserk” is arguably a behavior so exempt, “distraught” a mental state so flaggable(?), but surely the latter is more innocent than the former?

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This covers things pretty succinctly.

Otherwise, I refer again to the original topic discussing this change.

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@WarrenTerra has been sent on permanent vacation for 1) failing to read the community guidelines for five years, then 2) railing against their fellow posters and the mod team because of their lack of understanding.

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Jordan Peterson thread closed because its just too much effort to sort through all the screaming brand new accounts being created.

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THANK YOU SO SO SO SO MUCH.

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NGL, I enjoy antagonizing Jorbabies, and I wish you hadn’t.

(Kinda.)

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You’re in the minority there, methinks; there has never been an official JP post on BB that did not need to be moderated and closed early because it turned into a shit show… not a single one.

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Thank you. Jordaddy’s fanbois start making new accounts here within minutes of the BB story hitting their news feeds and start sea lioning and trolling. You and the mods don’t need the headache.

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I dunno, I was looking forward to the arrival of the lock-step lobster brigade a little. They are kind of amusing in moderate doses.

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I’d never even heard of Jordan Peterson before. After reading his Wikipedia page I’m glad.

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Neither had I, until this past summer. And after having encountered just a small segment of his toxic fandom, I now wish that I still hadn’t.

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I don’t understand why a dozen or so post were deleted from the “incel video” thread. Is this the place to ask?

Discussed previously:

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User @anon9527354 has been suspended for a time for repeatedly derailing topics with commentary on moderator decisions or expressing his disappointment in Boing Boing.

As we’ve said many, many times before, anyone is welcome to open their own meta topic to discuss these things, but it is not appropriate to derail conversations in other topics with these discussions, and this user chose to ignore warnings to that effect.

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