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  •  that type of comment happens on a regular (12+ / 0-)

    basis here....It happens in our diaries and in others where we go to dispute a point or to point out the actual facts like what current gun law really exists.......

    Now after seeing that, understand we get that and more, the most denigrating things possible get thrown at us. Every diary we get accused of promoting violence, being scared whiny men with little dicks being murderers threatening people and so on and so on.

    Once in a while one of us decides not to take it anymore and then we get labeled the bullies.  Remember we have been a formal group since DK4 was launched and an informal group long before that so when we have seen the same person throw the same insults time and time again, how long should we suck it up before replying in kind?   Not one time has an RKBAer threatened anyone here yet every day we get accused of it.....We intentionally dont TR in most cases until it is way beyond what any other interest group would deal with or be expected to deal with this was a conscious decision discussed at length and agreed to by vote of the early members, yet we get accused of it regularly......and it is mostly the same 10 or so individuals doing it....Do you think the admins would allow 1/100th of the shit attributed to us? Hell just what we have been blamed for in this diary alone?

    If a person posts misinformation we will correct it....what good would we be if we didnt?  And I am sorry but correcting blatantly false information is not ganging up or being mean...and after the 10th time we have answered the same question from the same person, we might not reply as sweetly as the first 9 times.   Quite a few people have been banned over lies and trolling rkba diaries....not many of us have, it wouldnt take a full hand to count them.....though we have lost a few great kossaks over the vitriol aimed at us......Shadan7 a published sci/fi author and highly intelligent wonderfully informative, and generally all around good person comes to mind....

    Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
    I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
    Emiliano Zapata

    by buddabelly on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:50:01 PM PST

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    •  rAmen (9+ / 0-)

      I miss Shadan.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:56:22 PM PST

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      •  Losing him was a damn shame, he is still at (7+ / 0-)

        the site for his first book, Communion of Dreams (excellent book btw, near future sci fi) and also at Ballistics by the Inch, one of the most comprehensive tests of the effect of barrel length on muzzle velocity ever done......

        Also another kossak,  GreyHawk and Shadan co-wrote a book on being a caregiver, Jim took care of his MiL through Alzheimers until her death.....I cant remember the name for the life of me but I am sure it is at the CoD site.....

        Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
        I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
        Emiliano Zapata

        by buddabelly on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:22:19 PM PST

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    •  I have seen many such comments and agree (3+ / 0-)
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      That they have no place here.  I have also seen, over and over, perfectly reasonable comments and questions that are rudely, nastily, and arrogantly responded to by RKBA.  By and large, you often earn your your reputation for being nasty and distasteful.

      Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

      by Smoh on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:09:33 PM PST

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    •  So you don't see any merit (3+ / 0-)
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      in all these people contending that RBKA members frequently engage in bullying behavior, rude behavior, and/or HR abuse?  All these contentions are baseless?

      I read what you're saying here and I believe that those things probably have happened, but I think some of you guys have lost people's good will, and, yeah, they are not willing to stand up when there are legitimate wrongs happening.

      But I hope RKBA people can accept that some good will that might have been there has been lost.  I hope that you can admit that there has been some bad behavior on the part of some RBKAers.  

      There is now an us v them mentality which isn't helping anybody.

      Frankly, I think showing up in emotional diaries written on days when gun tragedies occur, every time without fail, to make comments about how current gun control is enough, or whatever, even if you're making reasonable comments, puts peoples hackles up.

      People are venting and don't want to hear even reasonable comments.

      I hope that you can see that there are things that can be done by everyone in this community to make Dkos' relationship with RKBA more productive.

      That very much includes people in the RKBA group.  

      I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

      by coquiero on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:05:11 PM PST

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    •  I won't doubt what you say, but painting yourself (3+ / 0-)
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      like some kind of victim is complete fucking bullshit. You guys go to other diaries to derail and disrupt. Before the dick rule, the first comment K9000 made was to call the person a ghoul, and you all recced him. You all are aggressive and bullying.

      That doesn't mean that people haven't gotten nasty with you, but your whining about it is just so fucking hypocritical.

      "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

      by ranger995 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:10:56 PM PST

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      •  Thin-skinned, HR-Trigger-Happy (0+ / 0-)

        It is remarkable how well they tend to fit into the pattern described in this Great Diary about authoritarians:
        A Bullying clique with aggressive responses to anyone who questions the received dogma they repeat comfortingly to themselves in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary.

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