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  •  We need gun control, Barb (10+ / 0-)

    and RKBA makes it nearly impossible for us to use this site to strategize and organize the movement that could bring gun control back into being in this country.

    I honestly think site management should consider it.  If they play nice, ok.  But if they continue their disruptions, I think they should go.

    When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

    by litho on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:24:53 AM PST

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    •  I keep saying it would be possible if people would (2+ / 0-)
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      just totally ignore them.  I wonder what the counter move to being ignored is.  Mostly, I would really like to see some of the reasonable gun owners here form an alternative group to NRA.  It's been bandied about and I think it would be a powerful tool.  Education, safety, ethics, morals - they could help in all these areas.

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

      by Smoh on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:47:28 AM PST

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      •  ignoring is great (10+ / 0-)

        But they almost Immediately show up as group, all belong to rbka so it's coordinated, and some of them then spam, troll, flame and goad trying to shut down the discussion. It's a small tiny group,, the same 20 or less names, but that are in every gc diary tryin g to shut and shout it down. Bullies who all say that carry guns who then cry people are mean to them. It's bizarro world.bbut they make ignoring them hard because it's a swarm.

        We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

        by Christin on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:55:44 AM PST

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    •  I'm not sure how (2+ / 0-)
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      ... people disagreeing with you hinders like-minded people from strategizing and/or organizing. Can you explain that?

      •  Yeah, it's called trolling (1+ / 0-)
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        they show up in any diary that has anything to do with guns and gun control.

        I'm surprised you've never heard of it...

        When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

        by litho on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:58:27 AM PST

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        •  Yes, I'm aware of trolling (sheesh) (2+ / 0-)
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          What I don't understand is why that keeps people from organizing/strategizing. I have never understood the inability to ignore. Make the counter argument and walk away. Let them argue with themselves.

          •  "Don't feed the trolls" misses so much (0+ / 0-)

            I'll just leave this here. I can't believe I'm hearing that from a progressive, let alone one who works for a influential progressive website.

            Jay Smooth

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            by zegota on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:40:39 AM PST

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          •  Because they made the topic so toxic that most (2+ / 0-)
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            people just stayed away.  If you take a look at other gun issue diaries before Friday, you'll find lots of people saying they just didn't comment in them once the RKBA crowd swooped in and started harassing, derailing, distorting, and provoking.  Look at their history of mass-HRing after deliberately provoking too.  

            Remember why one of the more popular posters on the BP Gulf issue GBCWd.

            I think they're failing to recognize that Friday's tragedy has changed everything, and a lot of people who stayed away from these discussions are now standing up and telling them No More.

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