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DrMacintosh

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    DrMacintosh reacted to Trik'Stari in We have been relatively tolerant of politics in status updates, but the degree of pol   
    All I can respond with is that it works fine on at least one other tech oriented forum, although it would be a accurate statement to call it a forum dedicated to tech enthusiasts, rather than a forum devoted to tech itself.
     
    You take the work upon yourselves, is all I can say, because I've experienced first hand other forums that have no troubles with it. You are reading more into it because of complaints.
     
    Try a month of just telling people "if you don't like what that person said in their own status update, stop following them".
     
    This is like me subscribing to The Young Turks then bitching at Youtube for what The Young Turks say in their content.
     
    I don't like them, so I don't follow them. Plain and simple. You're reading into something that isn't actually there. People aren't going to flag a comment and tell you how much they enjoyed it. I don't honestly know how to better illustrate it. It's a paper tiger of a problem. You see it because you get notified when someone flags a thing.
     
    Perhaps you should take the step of unfollowing a person to another, if they can't be intelligent enough to do that themselves.
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    DrMacintosh reacted to wkdpaul in We have been relatively tolerant of politics in status updates, but the degree of pol   
    @Trik'Stari
     
    That's not how it works, if it was, we wouldn't be doing this.
     
    It came to that because we had to do more and more interventions in SUs in general. While we were rather lenient on political discussions in SUs, some people abused this and as such it became more work for us, and the people that got warnings weren't happy to be told their SU weren't allowed, while other SU they felt were similar were left unmoderated and felt unfairly treated. Sadly, some don't see the difference between "check this interesting article / video" VS "the other side is full of *insert generic political insult* !!"
     
    The line in the sand is now VERY clear and because of that, it will be much less work for us mods, not more.
     
    And as it was mentioned before (on multiple occasions), we CANNOT avoid moderating a section of the forum, or a type of content (we did try with SU and politics, but it didn't work). Political discussions (personally interesting) aren't meant for this platform ; there are better place suited for soapbox speeches, and political debates  Plus online discussions often tend to become campy point of vues that are sometimes in the extreme and that's never helping the discussion. We have our fair share of these types of arguments without involving politics, that's also why we have the rules ; no "company A vs company B" and "company X sucks" discussions
     
     
    It's not against the rules, we've had threads complaining about rules before and have change the rules because of them
     
    And no, there's not need to bring specific instances, simply explaining WHY a rule should be changed, rather than complaining that they got "silenced" by the mods is how others have helped change the rules ; explaining your POV tends to help a discussion go forward instead of complaining that you're being oppressed and we're taking away your freedom of speech (spoiler, freedom of speech isn't a thing on a private platform) ... not saying that's what YOU would do, but that's about 90% of the messages we get when we have to remove replies or threads.
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from lexusgamer05 in We have been relatively tolerant of politics in status updates, but the degree of pol   
    Mods on this forum can't limit discussion about what other forums exist. If they tried I would leave bc then this is basically north korea. lol
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Trik'Stari in We have been relatively tolerant of politics in status updates, but the degree of pol   
    I'd also like to point out the extreme pain I am experiencing at the moment in holding back the mountain of political jokes I could make about this turn of events.
     
    So. Many. Choices.....
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Trik'Stari in We have been relatively tolerant of politics in status updates, but the degree of pol   
    I don't mind if you disagree with me, I mind if you insult me or try to silence my voice. Honestly I view the latter as being a lower and more egregious act than the former. But not participating is entirely acceptable, there's no shame in "I don't care, or just don't want to get involved".
     
    Admittedly, I don't always live up to that ideal, but I like to think I try.
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    DrMacintosh reacted to imreloadin in We have been relatively tolerant of politics in status updates, but the degree of pol   
    @Trik'Stari when it boils down to it they don't care
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Trik'Stari in We have been relatively tolerant of politics in status updates, but the degree of pol   
    I'd argue that a decent amount of the forum actually want the rules relaxed and not intensified, and that the mods are experiencing an accidental confirmation bias based on flagged or reported comments/posts/status updates. Similar to negative review bias.
     
    Perhaps if they would actually discuss moderation openly with the community..... but we can't have that now can we.
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Trik'Stari in We have been relatively tolerant of politics in status updates, but the degree of pol   
    ope @Trik'Stari, can't have the clearly marked and avoided by default views of forum members that are in no way affiliated with LTT or the forum reflect badly on the forum! (that doesn't even make money)
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    DrMacintosh reacted to Trik'Stari in We have been relatively tolerant of politics in status updates, but the degree of pol   
    I also disagree with this decision. It's quite ridiculous considering that status updates are something you have to actively opt into in order to see them regularly. If you don't want to see someones status updates, don't follow them.
     
    We want active and engaging forum life, not a Facebook group run by Karens. I understand that it's "difficult to moderate", what I'm asking is that you do nothing. I'm actively asking you mods to do less work, not more.
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Mateyyy in Wow. The city where I used to live (Irvine, CA) has an evacuation order because of th   
    I'm doing fine. Orange County is safe from fires. No power loss, just high winds. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from soldier_ph in Wow. The city where I used to live (Irvine, CA) has an evacuation order because of th   
    I'm doing fine. Orange County is safe from fires. No power loss, just high winds. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Eschew in Wow. The city where I used to live (Irvine, CA) has an evacuation order because of th   
    I'm doing fine. Orange County is safe from fires. No power loss, just high winds. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Schnoz in Wow. The city where I used to live (Irvine, CA) has an evacuation order because of th   
    I'm doing fine. Orange County is safe from fires. No power loss, just high winds. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from James Evens in Got the new Windows update. My start menu is boring now.   
    No more background colors for app icons
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from jeanluckpiccard in Boise, Idaho: "Take down Robert E. Lee stained glass window in a megachurch!" Me: Sur   
    Bruh Grant is on the $50. How dumb do people have to be to think Grant was a Confederate? 
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    DrMacintosh reacted to ARikozuM in Bought an official War at Sea Akagi to replace my 3D print   
    Don't know why, but that plane on the left looks like it crashed on the deck of the boat and is nearly half the size. 
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from AluminiumTech in Wargaming gave me some World Of Warships free codes so I'm gonna give you guys it. Be   
    Got 2 containers. Just 400 Coal and 1k fxp and some flags. Free coal is free coal!
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from soldier_ph in @CircleTech The hard part of calculus in a nutshell:   
    nah, wolfram alpha is good for a clear solution, Symbolab is where its at
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Schnoz in @CircleTech The hard part of calculus in a nutshell:   
    nah, wolfram alpha is good for a clear solution, Symbolab is where its at
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from Eschew in @CircleTech The hard part of calculus in a nutshell:   
    nah, wolfram alpha is good for a clear solution, Symbolab is where its at
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    DrMacintosh got a reaction from The_Vaccine in @CircleTech The hard part of calculus in a nutshell:   
    nah, wolfram alpha is good for a clear solution, Symbolab is where its at
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