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  •  For what it's worth... (8+ / 0-)

    I like your writing, Troubadour. It's often provocative, challenging and sardonic (all good things in my opinion) and it often skirts the edges of propriety with respect to community standards (which can be good or not so good, depending to a great extent upon who lands early in the comments and the zeitgeist of the site on a given day.)

    I missed the Dollar-u-Akbar diary when it was published, but I'll admit that the title cracked me up. In a way, it's just a sharper-edged version of The Troubadour's more recent diary equating the TPGOP with jihadists.

    However... the mean edge on some of your replies in that diary (for instance, calling Aji a troll) don't help your case much here. And if MB is correct that you had already been sanctioned by admin nine times over the two years previous to that diary and those comments, then a two-week Timeout seems somewhat merciful, really. Lots of folks don't get 2nd-10th chances...

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

    by angry marmot on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 05:34:00 AM PDT

    •  Did you read the part where I described (0+ / 0-)

      exactly what those 9 other times were about?  They were even more absurd than this one - some of them were based on a single HR accompanied by multiple Recs.

      Always apart, always asking Why.

      by Troubadour on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 05:48:28 AM PDT

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      •  Indeed I did... (6+ / 0-)

        As I said, I like much of your writing. But can you really deny that some of your aggressive and over-the-top comments and replies effectively belie your representation as a more-or-less innocent victim of an arbitrary and capricious admin?

        You're back, you can write here again, and you've got some choices to make about style and interaction. Own it. Choose well, and I'll look forward to reading more of your stuff.

        Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

        by angry marmot on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 06:00:28 AM PDT

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        •  I've never claimed to be innocent or a victim. (0+ / 0-)

          I just claimed to be right.  And frankly, I've proven it.  What I'm doing is setting the parameters up front for how I continue: If I feel like making fun of any religion whatsoever, I will do so, not that that even was what I was doing - the reaction to that dollar-u-akhbar thing was like a totally unexpected sneeze-shart on a nature hike miles from toilet paper.  

          I won't use the c-word, because I get the cultural sensitivies things, even though I think we're probably walling ourselves off from a lot of very brilliant and insightful British comedy.

          But the staff owes me an apology, and if that's how they intend to treat contributors from now on, they're going to be moderating an empty website from all the people they end up banning or driving away as internet refugees from this stupidity.

          Always apart, always asking Why.

          by Troubadour on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 06:17:44 AM PDT

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