When is it spanning the forum?

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    Jun 19, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    A few members have taken to posting multiple articles from the same source in quick succession and then refusing to respond to commentary on them.

    At what point is it no longer a discussion forum but simply a place to post political propaganda? Particularly when the sources are not even remotely journalistic in nature?

    I'm not suggesting that admin should step in. Just raising the question.
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    Jun 19, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    Just ignore socal. He is kinda like the special ed. kid you see walking around at your job or school. Just smile and nod your head when you see them and continue on with your business....icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidA few members have taken to posting multiple articles from the same source in quick succession and then refusing to respond to commentary on them.

    At what point is it no longer a discussion forum but simply a place to post political propaganda? Particularly when the sources are not even remotely journalistic in nature?

    I'm not suggesting that admin should step in. Just raising the question.




    Well there is internet forum etiquette.

    Unfortunately its not really followed on RJ.

    If there is a rule on the # of posts per day. The other rule about personal attacks and name calling should also be enforced.

    Considering that one can ignore the individual, I do not see that is much of an issue since this is a unmoderated forum..
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    Jun 19, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    CrankyMcBadass said
    Christian73 saidA few members have taken to posting multiple articles from the same source in quick succession and then refusing to respond to commentary on them.

    At what point is it no longer a discussion forum but simply a place to post political propaganda? Particularly when the sources are not even remotely journalistic in nature?

    I'm not suggesting that admin should step in. Just raising the question.

    It's been that way for a while. That's why I've been so scarce. I'm not interested in "discussing" these fantasies.


    Agreed. Same here. I'm not interested in the delusional raving of Tucker Carlson's howler monkeys as the mainstay of RJ News and Politics.
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    Jun 19, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidWhen is it spanning the forum?



    Certainly NOT when a forum is started that YOU don't agree with.
    Example: Someone starts a thread called "Why The World Needs More Wal-Marts", and you zoom in with the 2nd post in the thread with...

    Christian73 saidShut the fuck up.


    WTF?!?! How about you do what many of us have learned to do and just simply don't respond to threads you have nothing to add to or simply don't agree with?
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 saidWhen is it spanning the forum?



    Certainly NOT when a forum is started that YOU don't agree with.
    Example: Someone starts a thread called "Why The World Needs More Wal-Marts", and you zoom in with the 2nd post in the thread with...

    Christian73 saidShut the fuck up.


    WTF?!?! How about you do what many of us have learned to do and just simply don't respond to threads you have nothing to add to or simply don't agree with?


    That's not the subject at hand. And it has nothing to do with whether or not I agree with the political bent of the post.

    When a member posts 4 or 5 threads with articles from the same source and then doesn't respond to those who comment, what's the point besides to propagandize?
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:55 PM GMT
    Christian73 said

    When a member posts 4 or 5 threads with articles from the same source and then doesn't respond to those who comment, what's the point besides to propagandize?


    Who says they have to have a point? Metta does it ALL the time. How about RLD single-handedly trying to save the world from Israel and the "Neocons"? Just ignore forums you don't like --- it really is that simple. No one is required to respond to your posts or anyone elses.
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    Jun 19, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 saidWhen is it spanning the forum?



    Certainly NOT when a forum is started that YOU don't agree with.
    Example: Someone starts a thread called "Why The World Needs More Wal-Marts", and you zoom in with the 2nd post in the thread with...

    Christian73 saidShut the fuck up.


    WTF?!?! How about you do what many of us have learned to do and just simply don't respond to threads you have nothing to add to or simply don't agree with?


    That's not the subject at hand. And it has nothing to do with whether or not I agree with the political bent of the post.

    When a member posts 4 or 5 threads with articles from the same source and then doesn't respond to those who comment, what's the point besides to propagandize?

    It is the subject at hand because it deals with forum etiquette. You will also notice that cases of not responding deal with not responding to nonsense points. If you look at most of the threads, you will see that most people respond to most posts from most people. If you choose to post BS, don't expect responses.

    To be specific, repeated threads like these do not appear to bother you:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2458000

    But a thread like this that has substance is annoying to you because the substance is not what you want to read or have others read:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2458175 and in this case, you may notice which messages I respond to and which I don't.
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    Jun 19, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 said

    When a member posts 4 or 5 threads with articles from the same source and then doesn't respond to those who comment, what's the point besides to propagandize?


    Who says they have to have a point? Metta does it ALL the time. How about RLD single-handedly trying to save the world from Israel and the "Neocons"? Just ignore forums you don't like --- it really is that simple. No one is required to respond to your posts or anyone elses.

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    Ha !!!! CJ, you seem annoyed by facts that make you uncomfortable in your "I've got mine, so don't confuse me with facts or 'rock the boat' " conservative mentality.

    You do often respond with just a dart that shows how uncomfortable facts make you, then run off to another topic to show your 'apologist' backing of everything Republican.

    Keep Reading CJ, you'll not be harmed by facts outside your comfort zone, you may even learn something and have your eyes opened that your status quo is not as comfortable as you as you thought..

    READ CJ, THEN YOU'LL GET THE POINT, ALL IS NOT AS IT SEEMS !!! Your the typical example of the American who needs to get informed to make better voting decisions. GET THE POINT ????
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidYES, I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE FORUM GETS SPAMMED WITH A FLURRY OF TOPICS WITH TITLES IN ALL CAPS. AND WHEN THOSE TOPICS SINK, THE OP JUST STARTS POSTING MULTIPLE "REPLIES" TO THOSE TOPICS TO KEEP THEM NEAR THE TOP OF THE LIST.


    I've seen socalfitness and you do that.
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    *spamming
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    riddler78 said*spamming



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    Jun 20, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidA few members have taken to posting multiple articles from the same source in quick succession and then refusing to respond to commentary on them.

    At what point is it no longer a discussion forum but simply a place to post political propaganda? Particularly when the sources are not even remotely journalistic in nature?

    I'm not suggesting that admin should step in. Just raising the question.


    When do you ever put your big boy long pants on and stop your whining and bitching ?
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
    Not taking sides here, but it's generally bad form to always copy/paste articles and not actually participate in the discussion. Spamming, post-whoring, trolling.. call it what you want. But people that do that are not adding any value to the forums. On other forums, moderators would ban such users or limit the amount of new threads they can create in a given time frame.
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    xrichx saidNot taking sides here, but it's generally bad form to always copy/paste articles and not actually participate in the discussion. Spamming, post-whoring, trolling.. call it what you want. But people that do that are not adding any value to the forums. On other forums, moderators would ban such users or limit the amount of new threads they can create in a given time frame.

    Many of us do start threads actively participate in ensuing discussions. But some of the comments are either irrelevant or totally false and don't merit responses.
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:13 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Many of us do start threads actively participate in ensuing discussions. But some of the comments are either irrelevant or totally false and don't merit responses.
    Definitely. But after a while, you kinda notice that certain people that frequently post articles don't participate at all. And you have to wonder if they're intentionally trying to incite flame wars, or if they're just spammers trying to boost search rankings for the site they're copying the article from.

    And again, I'm speaking in general terms. Because there are also a few members on RJ that post non-political "news" articles frequently and don't even participate in those.
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    "Ignore Hist Posts" and "Block Him" seem to work well in filtering out the asshats like socal, sobe, and most of the other ConservaPussies®.

    BTW, there are a few conservatives here who I still respect and like. Todd is one of those people.
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    GAMRican said"Ignore Hist Posts" and "Block Him" seem to work well in filtering out the asshats like socal, sobe, and most of the other ConservaPussies®.

    BTW, there are a few conservatives here who I still respect and like. Todd is one of those people.

    Todd, really, you must be doing something wrong if this guy likes you. Seriously. LOL Has to call names. His "discussion" in the political forums consists of nothing but snide comments. Nothing more. He got upset with me and started calling names when I criticized his use of concentration camp victims' photos to make a cheap joke. You could make allowances because of his therapy and medication programs, discussed in the mental health area, but still a bottom feeder.
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    Jun 20, 2012 8:44 AM GMT
    GAMRican said

    BTW, there are a few conservatives here who I still respect and like. Todd is one of those people.


    Someone here still takes KKKuriousJerkAZ seriously?

    Christian, the solution is to just block riddler's posts. He's annoying, just hit the ignore button.
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    Jun 20, 2012 10:58 AM GMT
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    Christian73 saidA few members have taken to posting multiple articles from the same source in quick succession and then refusing to respond to commentary on them.

    At what point is it no longer a discussion forum but simply a place to post political propaganda? Particularly when the sources are not even remotely journalistic in nature?

    I'm not suggesting that admin should step in. Just raising the question.


    When do you ever put your big boy long pants on and stop your whining and bitching ?


    Snort.......
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    Jun 20, 2012 11:15 AM GMT
    shybuffguy said
    Christian73 saidA few members have taken to posting multiple articles from the same source in quick succession and then refusing to respond to commentary on them.

    At what point is it no longer a discussion forum but simply a place to post political propaganda? Particularly when the sources are not even remotely journalistic in nature?

    I'm not suggesting that admin should step in. Just raising the question.


    When do you ever put your big boy long pants on and stop your whining and bitching ?


    It's a valid concern. No surprise you brush it aside since it's coming from like-minded individuals.
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    Jun 20, 2012 11:52 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said

    WTF?!?! How about you do what many of us have learned to do and just simply don't respond to threads you have nothing to add to or simply don't agree with?
    LMAO.. WHAT? This coming from YOU?

    Unbelievable!

    Oh the irony and hypocrisy!icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 20, 2012 11:59 AM GMT
    The use of the term "scaremongering" could be used describing the left here, who want to have anything that leans right as plants here at RJ wanting to take over what the liberal want to be liberal RJ, were they will hear what they want with no opposition to challenge their propaganda.

    They would also ban the religus, and wanting to ban the religus from telling their congregations that the Bible prohibits same sex activity is making it supper scary Oh how dare they teach what they belive to be true.

    Its appears the left here at RJ belive they are a special group that cannot be criticised. Anybody group institution, political identity who ever dares to voice an opinion that is contrary to those of of the left here at RJ are branded as being self loathing, homophobic, bigoted, plants, and they promote to have us boycotted, they are typical of the liberals here who think they are immune to criticism.