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  •  Because the comment in question... (6+ / 0-) a flagrant violation of site rules.

    The comment in question was absolutely shameful -- it should be hidden, but won't be because of the number of upraters.

    The person who made it should be banned -- I've seen both Kos and MB state that threats of violence are the surest way of being booted from this site.

    That has not happened.

    It should.

    Yes, I often dress as a pirate. Your point?

    by theatre goon on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 07:43:05 AM PST

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    •  Problem (3+ / 0-)
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      This is a problem.  

      I try to phrase things in a way that I think intelligent adults will understand it.  

      I need to be more blunt.

      I find it extremely distasteful that you would think now is the time for you to start a public discussion about commenting etiquette on Dailykos.  

      It's like Jay Carney said, "Now isn't the time to discuss internet etiquette, and whether or not the right number of people have disapproved of a stupid comment."


      by otto on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 07:55:29 AM PST

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      •  That's fine. (5+ / 0-)

        I understand that you think this is a distasteful time to ask that site rules actually be enforced.

        I find it distasteful that you are trying to dismiss an obvious and clear threat of violence in your preference to discuss something else.

        We don't have to agree to be able to express our own views.

        Yes, I often dress as a pirate. Your point?

        by theatre goon on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:01:09 AM PST

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        •  I'm dismissing Iit? (1+ / 0-)
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          That's completely untrue, and you know it.

          I haven't dismissed it at all.  

          Wow. I can't believe this.  

          I have said it is an impotent threat, because I think it's an impotent threat.  That doesn't mean that violent language should be tolerated.

          Apparently, the only way I could demonstrate to you that I was sufficiently disappointed would be to what? I can't even figure it out.

          What do you need to happen?  If you need the commenter banned, then maybe you need to wait a day longer.  It happened yesterday, you emailed, and now what?

          I would have considered my options-

          1.  Email admin.  Wait.  If they don't email back, email again. Contact them in the comment threads...  If it works, the commenter will be banned.  I might have to waite a day or two.

          2.  Write a diary about an anonymous internet posting about a violent action.  Call out the comment.   It might get him banned.  But it would come at the cost of turning a huge chunk of this site against our group's stated purpose.  


          I would have thought about the benefit of patience and maturity in this moment of tragedy.

          I would have thought, "This is not how adults should behave.  We are supposed to be bigger."

          Your mission would be served better if you removed the diary.  Sometimes, the act of contrition brings more respect than anything else.


          by otto on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:13:52 AM PST

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    •  Threats of violence, in most circumstances,... (9+ / 0-)

      ...have traditionally netted the user a single warning. A repeat gets them banned.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:47:54 AM PST

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