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Why was i banned 3 days from posting in the DeSantis threa

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by buckeyegator, May 22, 2020.

  1. flgator2

    flgator2 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    No it's just that some of those on the left need extra cuddling and several could use some adult diapers .
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  2. flgator2

    flgator2 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    So what you're saying is you felt victimized when they were here, oh bless your heart you poor thing, do you need a hug or support dog
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  3. tegator80

    tegator80 GC Hall of Fame

    May 29, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    Why did you get banned? Because I was caught plagiarizing some other poster's ideas. And since I am one of the elite's who have been sanctified for my continued excellence, someone had to pay the price.

    If you don't like being Cleveland State, up the ante.
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  4. GatorRade

    GatorRade Rad Scientist Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    First off, the Chomsky quote is great.

    Secondly however, it isn’t relevant to the poster’s concern. It’s like saying, “oh you aren’t going to be best friends with someone just because they constantly insult you??” It’s not really a first amendment issue.
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  5. GatorGuyDallas

    GatorGuyDallas VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Plano, Texas
    I'm not sure how much extra work you want to take on. Putting names on there is going to invite an increase in PMs. In my experience, when I act like an idiot in real life, or on this board, I know I acted like an idiot. The rules are not hard to understand. I don't see why mods should feel obligated to explain themselves to everyone who thinks their post got moderated and it shouldn't have been.

    That's my unsolicited opinion. If you guys are up for the increased work load; good on you. Given the kind of back and forth conversations we see on these boards, it isn't hard to imagine a lot of those PMs getting old in a hurry.
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  6. GatorNorth

    GatorNorth Premium Member Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    We are on a slippery slope.

    appreciate the jobs the mods do in keeping posters from directly insulting other posters, Which keeps the board civil and which is where this insult stuff started. And there’s arguably “insults” in this very thread worthy of a ban if the rules are enforced literally.

    but banning posters for insulting public figures not posters is next to impossible-one (wo)man’s insult is another’s back handed compliment-and I suspect mods will now run around all day with white out cleaning up anything that resembles a pejorative comment and over sanitize each thread for fear of being accused of not being even handed. Puts them in a no win situation.
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  7. tigator2019

    tigator2019 All American

    Dec 25, 2018
    In my head--- UF
    Really?do better
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  8. gators81

    gators81 Premium Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    You’re all a bunch of morons! NASTY, NASTY people! Especially the mods... LIBERATE Gatorcountry! First they make us stay at home, then wear masks, then censor our speech, can’t you sheeple see what’s going on here? I’ll call anyone a moron if I want to, it’s my constitutional right!
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  9. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Yikes. I appreciate a moderated board. Other boards I’m on you have to wade through pages of “you piece of **** libtard moron you and your socialist comrades can go **** yourself.” Before you get to a counter argument on why healthcare access for all is a good/bad idea.

    I think insulting other posters should be a moderated offense. Insulting public officials is kind of the point in here and it’s tough to do that sometimes without calling them an idiot or moron. Have you seen what those morons say? :)

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  10. Emmitto

    Emmitto GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Unmoderated political boards are total crap shows. They don't make it three exchanges before the nonsense takes over.

    As for the banning, I don't see what the big deal is. A mod bans you, then that's that. It isn't your house to make the rules. If the mods are picking on you, then stop voluntarily entering into this situation. I was last here at the end of the Obama years and 90% of the threads were the righties complaining, cooking up conspiracies, being persecuted by The Man, etc. The overall discourse wasn't much different although there were def more direct personal insults.

    The "clever" way to insult people then was to call Obama a moron or communist or whatever and then associate any poster who dared to defend him with the moron concept. Pretty soon posters were posting definitions of moron and doing "What are you saying" "I'm not saying anything, what are you saying" "Sounds like you're calling me a moron" "Sounds like you're feeling guilty about associating yourself with a moron" blah blah blah.

    To me the "insult" thing is a big improvement because you have to make a case instead of just throw out a nebulous term that has no specific meaning ("moron" -- OK, but what is it that you're upset by?) I find a particularly well-known and well-placed temporary politician to be the dumbest person to have ever occupied that position, but what is the point of me constantly MORONing him? Unless it's just to insinuate that clearly you're a moron for defending this moron. And what is the point of that?

    The mods supplying reasons and names and all is great, but in my mind unnecessary. Posters who get these little vacays no they've been naughty. It's not a bunch of kids here. (And I also wouldn't bother explaining it to the kids either -- that is also just Because I Said So.)
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  11. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Why is that?
  12. obgator

    obgator GC Legend

    Apr 3, 2007
    Oh nozzz..you just unmasked yourself.
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  13. LLCoolJ94

    LLCoolJ94 GC Hall of Fame

    Interesting way to think about it.

    I thought about more like in the context of someone ignoring another poster for a rather civil disagreement on a message board.

    Can you and I be best friends though?
  14. tompettygator

    tompettygator Freshman

    Nov 18, 2018
    The mischaracterization on some of these disagreements is supreme.

    I also love the following paraphrased messages:

    - Just bend over and take it
    - If you don't like it here, then why don't you just leave?
    - I hated it when I felt it was being applied in the other direction, so you don't have the right to an opinion

    Apparently, you too think items like transparency and accountability are frivolities that are incidental to a message board.
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  15. gatorpika

    gatorpika Premium Member

    Sep 14, 2008
    I don't understand why people get upset with insults from random people on the internet? Did I mention this is the internet? There's always going to be someone that disagrees with you and some will take your beliefs badly. It's how the world works.
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  16. Emmitto

    Emmitto GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    I don’t put much thought into a message board at all, it’s pretty much incidental at every step. Feel the Rage!!
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  17. GatorJMDZ

    GatorJMDZ gatorjack VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Not sure if these posts call for "I know you are, but...." or "I'm rubber, you're..." responses.
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  18. dangolegators

    dangolegators GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 26, 2007
    And you wonder why you get banned a lot.
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  19. flgator2

    flgator2 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Lol, Not a lot , I think maybe 3 or 4 times total.
  20. WarDamnGator

    WarDamnGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    I heard you can also be banned for 3 days for saying DeSantis is smart, is that true?
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