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    I was prepared for a Mel Gibson meltdown and what I got was reasonable.  Disappointing to say the least.

    I had a three diary long response to your questions about what constitutes offensive language and Kos' moderation adjustments.   They'll just have to wait for me to decide to put them in a diary as I didn't want to totally regurgitate 9000 words all over your diary.

    Let's just say that I think you think the same as me.  Context matters.  As we are all assumed to be intelligent adults, not finding offense in a reasonable statement, regardless of disparate points of view..should not be too much to ask.  Neither should we jump to conclusions as to someone's motivation for the statement even if we find it distasteful.  1.  We're on the same team, or we wouldn't gravitate to this blog in the first place.  2.  one person's funny bone might be another person's sore spot.  3.  Just because Joe Blow from the burbs is interested in learning about black or Jewish culture and starts to participate in such groups...they might not be indoctrinated into what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate concerning that group as they might be book and street smart, but not worldly.

    On the Kos NWO for DK....I think it is a mistake and if I go ahead and put what I've cut and pasted out of this window into a diary, you'll know why.  Short version:  I'm for the tried and true HR community resolution process with a separate moderator with suspension/ban powers for the egregious comments and repeat offenders of both abusive language and HR power.  I think the little "tribunals" are going to be "mock" justice/no justice and the "community moderation trials" are going to end up being witch hunts and stake burnings that draw a crowd and elicit a public execution rubberneck mentality whereby people are going to be attending the feedings in the Coliseum (kinda like Meta diary of the day) instead of talking issues...and that the diary list is going to be filled with "punishment of X wasn't severe enough" and "punishment of X was too severe" and "DK CENSORSHIP TRIBUNALS CONTINUE" and "PC and THOUGHT POLICE...BIG BROTHER AIN'T GOT NUTHIN' on DK".  

    anyway, great diary.

    But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have laid my dreams under your feet; tread softly, because you tread on my dreams. – Yeats

    by Bill O Rights on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 03:44:51 AM PDT

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