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View Poll Results: Should DC test drive a panel that would be empowered to improve civility?
Whether I like this forum or not, I don't like this idea. No thanks. 47 73.44%
At the very least, this deserves a shot. 7 10.94%
No opinion. 10 15.63%
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:54 PM  
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Hey folks. Regular DCers, and everybody else.

This past weekend I asked the forum what makes DC a cesspool in their eyes.

There were many answers. Some was that too many people are stupid. Some were that there are extremist conspiracy types that make discussion difficult.

But the overwhelming answer is that too many people act like recalcitrant assholes who too often shit on people instead of promoting a discussion.

So I thought I'd throw an idea out there. I brought this up for the mod team, and they told me that if I put it before the people and DC was interested, we could get something moving.

This is a suggestion for potentially increasing the quality of posting in ChiefsPlanet's DC forum. As we all know, this place is legitimately a cesspool. We all know it is, we all agree it's a mess of haters and idiots and conspiracy assholes.

For ten-plus years, ChiefsPlanet policy towards that forum is "light" moderation, which means the best possible course of action is to let the maniacs eat themselves, but mostly to just keep that shit out of the Lounge (which I don't blame the mod team for, not one bit). That policy has permitted the DC forum to be pretty rough for most posters to participate. And the few that do participate regularly aren't that big on it. We have a pretty high turnover rate in the forum.

A new suggestion: temporarily test out a new policy, which is that of elevated moderation. There's not a lot you can do about stupid people (myself included), or folks with extreme views, but there is plenty we can do about people just acting like assholes to be assholes. For a small period of time (like six months, or even three months), ChiefsPlanet could implement an Asshole Ban on DC, meaning everybody in that forum must be respectful, and refrain from simply shitting on people, at the risk of something like a 1-month DC ban.

That may require more moderation, which much of the mod team would be unwilling to do because, c'mon, this place is a cesspool. As a result, this forum would casually elect a DC Asshole Panel, which would be a four-person board (two liberals/Democrats, two conservatives/Republicans) who regular the forum and can signal instances of assholery to the mods for a temp ban. In order for the panel to officially tip off a mod, three of the four members must agree that the Planeteer in question is in fact acting like a genuine asshole.

All of this is a complicated way of saying that DC doesn't just have to be a trashcan to keep the Lounge clean. I've been on (and am on) other boards where the political forum is a thriving exchange of ideas. And I don't mean to rob DC of its sarcasm, wit, or ribald humor. Just the blatant assholery from all sides that makes it occasionally tough to bear.

I send this suggestion up for your consideration. The poll above will stand for a week. (I would like it if a mod could sticky this thread? Too much to ask?) At the end of the week, if we at least have a plurality in favor of testing an Asshole Patrol, we'll take the next steps which would include selecting which members we'd like to serve on it.

Poll forthcoming.

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:25 PM   #121
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #122
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #123
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #124
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #125
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:28 PM   #126
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You think neg reps = bullying? Does a gust of wind make your bitch ass cry?
No, but you seem to think it does. You go on these rep rampages with different posters all the time. The fact that you think neg repping someone means anything is hilarious to me.

I also think you're a pussy for it too. People who hide behind rep and place such importance on it are pussies with self esteem issues.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:33 PM   #128
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I thought this board wasn't your whole world? Sounds to me like you lose sleep over this shit, Rectum.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:35 PM   #129
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No, but you seem to think it does. You go on these rep rampages with different posters all the time. The fact that you think neg repping someone means anything is hilarious to me.

I also think you're a pussy for it too. People who hide behind rep and place such importance on it are pussies with self esteem issues.
Hiding? Wait.... hiding? Seriously? I'm Pavlov and you're my ****ing dog. I know you're going to post Every. Single. One of them. On command. I'll do another one in a minute just to prove my point. Go ahead and start drooling on your keyboard now.

And have I ever said anything in one of these "hidden" ( **** that just kills me) rep comments that I wouldn't say in an open forum? Uh, the answer to that question would be NO, lawnboy. Hiding. Shit.

You also act like it's a time consuming, difficult process to rep bomb your bitch ass. It isn't. I dole out a couple of positive reps to people I like and blast you again. Takes a few seconds. Takes me a few seconds, anyway. Perhaps the whole process confuses you.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:39 PM   #134
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sure it is. It is highlighting the need fairly well.
36-5-7? if democracy prevails we will all enjoy the bickering a little bit more.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #135
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Hiding? Wait.... hiding? Seriously? I'm Pavlov and you're my ****ing dog. I know you're going to post Every. Single. One of them. On command. I'll do another one in a minute just to prove my point. Go ahead and start drooling on your keyboard now.

And have I ever said anything in one of these "hidden" ( **** that just kills me) rep comments that I wouldn't say in an open forum? Uh, the answer to that question would be NO, lawnboy. Hiding. Shit.

You also act like it's a time consuming, difficult process to rep bomb your bitch ass. It isn't. I dole out a couple of positive reps to people I like and blast you again. Takes a few seconds. Takes me a few seconds, anyway. Perhaps the whole process confuses you.
Really? Is that why I sent the first rep at 9:17 and then you did exactly what I said you would at 9:27, 9:30, 9:37, and then 9:42?

You are my puppet.

Perception. You fail at it.

Edit: And you obviously don't understand Pavlov. Color me not surprised.
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