#1 Looks like DUmmy land may be going into lock down mode.04-21-2009, 10:32 PMPale Blue Dot (1000+ posts) Tue Apr-21-09 08:14 PM
Open letter re: "Skinner is going to open a discussion on this in the near future."
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I'll be honest - all three of the Admins are getting tired of coming to our own website and looking at crap like that day after day, and I don't think we're the only ones. We've never made a secret of the fact that this is a website that supports Democrats, and most of our members approve of Obama and what he's doing. Some don't and that's fine because after all, constructive criticism of Democrats or the Democratic Party is permitted.
But the bottom line is that it's our job to facilitate discussion here. If you are running around repeatedly referring to other members of this community as "cheerleaders" or "bots", or even using "Obama supporters" as a derogatory term - then you will eventually get into trouble. You don't have to agree with everything Barack Obama does to be a member of DU, but if you can't call yourself an "Obama supporter" then one can't help but wonder what you're doing here.
And if you can't disguise your total contempt for other members of this community because they support the Democratic president on a Democratic website then you are not here to have a discussion, you are just here to drop a turd in the punchbowl. If you continue to do this even after you have been politely warned of the consequences - then what do you expect will happen?
I'm sorry, but we just don't think that this position is all that unreasonable.
Skinner is going to open a discussion on this in the near future, but for now I'm locking this thread.
As an 8 year member and a former moderator, I DO think that position is unreasonable. And I'm still waiting for Skinner's "discussion". We need to clear up once and for all if DU is a place in which some people can call those who disagree with some of Obama's policies "whiners", "doom-and-gloomers", and post threads implying that they all must be teabaggers, etc., and do so with impunity, while if those critical of Obama respond in kind, they are banned.
There's a double standard. Certain Democrats on this board have a different set of rules than others, and it has to be addressed. It's lowering the level of discourse for EVERYONE, yet only some Democrats get punished.
Skinner, you know I've always defended moderators and administrators on this site. YOU KNOW THAT. You are wrong on this one, and I'd like you to have your promised "discussion".
**start playing the dragnet theme**Lets just paint some happy clouds over at the sunshine and lollipop land
04-21-2009, 10:51 PM
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Pale Blue Dot acts like he or she just noticed that on DU there are different rules for different people and even different rules for different cliques.ďI have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.Ē
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04-21-2009, 11:21 PM
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" Some don't and that's fine because after all, constructive criticism of Democrats or the Democratic Party is permitted."
04-21-2009, 11:47 PM
The moonbats are all looking alike, who will be the head moonbat? No one that could have got elected for the libs could have been nutty enuf for them!
Skinners discussion will be another purge. They want to be fringier than the kos!
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04-22-2009, 11:27 AM
Word to those who post on DU; nothing is discussed in an echo chamber.CU's Paranormal Expert.
Keep your powder dry, your sword sharp and your wits intact.
04-22-2009, 09:06 PM
Thread Locked! :D
Das Skinner vill talk to you when he is ready!!!May the FORCE be with you!
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