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  •  Ewww. Crabapples. Bitter. Ptui. (2+ / 0-)
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    I'm near certain that some of my input to kos was read and taken seriously. His diary post explained his criteria for "The Great Purge". I provided examples of database queries to find patterns of bad behavior. Specificly, upgrade fights, cheerleading gangs, and pie throwers. Some notorious users got zapped right away.

    Kos added third party advocacy and "any hint of racism" to the zap criteria.  He was clear that the latter offense was in the context of commentary about President Obama. Kos saw  this behavior somewhere, apparently.

    I completely understand how and why people were so quick to raise their shields. Kos said a magic word. My first thoughts when this first came up went there, too. For some, emotions take over. In this mode, it's nearly impossible to think rationally. Some feel compelled to find proof or evidence that validates their outrage. This goes downhill fast.

    I know that sudden over-the-top outrage is a sure sign of a weak or bullshit conclusion. If it's personal, I'm likely to skip this thought. I get sucked in.

    I'd be raising hell. I'd be loud and obnoxious for sure. The facts that I examined show bad behavior, not bias.

    It's about the behavior of each individual person, nothing else.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    "All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats" - Groucho Marx

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 03:28:45 PM PDT

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