Troubling observations here at DP!Submitted by The Pen on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 22:31
First of all this thread is not to create sympathy or pity in anyway for my thread titled, "Content on the Daily Paul is the opinion of the original poster, not necessarily of the Daily Paul", but I must point out something that disturbs me regarding it within the last 2 hours.
The post had basically been benign for several days without any additional comments or votes that could be observed. Within the last two hours I posted a comment in hopes of bringing it alive to the point of receiving a 20th vote, which in turn would allow it to make the board. The information and comments are important and people here should know that their posts are either bought or given to Google under their user-names and made public...I can find all my posts with exception to 403'd posts, which are wiped from existence altogether.
I was trying to educate people here and new posters/joiners of the site in case they hadn't bothered to read the DP rules/regulations, which I don't recall stating that their posts would be made public on a search engine such as Google.
Within approx. one hour I received 4 down-votes and it has been still since...this seems rather disturbing, considering the number of comments and votes previously apportioned upon initial posting.
One question: do the mods here have the ability to manipulate votes? If so, would such a thread be a good one to downvote to avoid any further public attention or dissemination of ideas?