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I think something should be done about user: jd925

This person is pushing the "no one died on 9/11, no one died in Boston bombings, and no one died in etc, etc" bollocks.

Probably has at least 4 accounts to up-vote their contemptible comments and down vote anything debunking this "no death" craziness.

Trying to provoke flame wars in this thread:
http://www.dailypaul.com/285053/to-all-who-believe-there-wer...

Also insinuated that I am "cointelpro" amongst other falsehoods.

dearest Mod(s),

truly...

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3081953
http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3082119
http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3082133

like, seriously? don't know where he gets these strangely 'take the tiny yellow van to school'-endearing, but vapid ideas.

it'd almost be worth it, if rebuttals were actually piercingly biting or witty. but alas, really have no clue what went up the crevice with this kid, or why his fruitless pursuit to purge the non-purge-able gets put on re-spin cycle, every time.

would've entertained a bit more of back and forth a couple of months ago, purely on a bemusement itch, but don't feel like devolving the conversation and stretching it lower.

it's like an itch, I can't free myself of. and I truly don't want to hurt his feelings, regularly; I'd leave him to thee, my friend: http://www.dailypaul.com/user/59401

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I wish DP could get a drama corner

When people start fussing, they get sent to the drama thread and fight it out, whether its with a mod or another DPer.
No one can go rubbernecking in the drama corner--only the ones involved.
After they fought it out and maybe resolve things...or let them fight for a day and then delete all their comments....to make room for the next ones.
That way everyone does not have to get wound up all in it. That way people won't get banned---unless it's for really bad stuff-- and the post discussions won't go off topic.

Too many good articles are getting dumped.

Joη's picture

good suggestion

*sigh*

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

is "go eat a dick"

now considered appropriate behavior on the dp ? These sort or personal attacks, name calling and bullying tactics aimed at fellow members are growing in both frequency and intensity. You are doing a poor job as a moderator if you can not ensure a respectful and non threatening environment for DP members.

"Submitted by Not a conspiracy nut on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 21:21. Permalink yeah man, like, we're harshing your buzz. Go eat a dick and do your homework, junior"

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

Joη's picture

I'd say no

but neither do I recommend throwing stones.

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2414354

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

You are the mod

Seems you'd prefer to foster a hostile environment by banning and censoring the posts where community members are simply coming together in defense of another. Then of course abdicate that responsibility when those same members are being viciously attacked and harassed.

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

Approved authors

This is addressing the problem of the large number of attention-seeking sensationalist topic titles that consist of incorrect info or conspiracy theories stated as facts. It has gotten better, but I have gotten the feeling that the mods are having to work hard to make it so.

Would it be feasible here to partially incorporate a system of approved authors that other "news" sites have, such that only approved authors have access to create new topics in certain forums? The list would be large, and it would be added to generously by a mod quickly reviewing a poster's comments in existing threads, or his new topics in other forums.

This would result in topics in certain forums being more in line with the site's intent. Current members could be grandfathered in until they prove themselves incapable. Possibly in time the ongoing moderation required would be less than if the system were not implemented.

Joη's picture

fishy not posting is none of your business

Neither will it be put to a democratic vote.

Neither will it become a subject of discussion here.

People don't come here for that.

Move on.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Is there a possibility

we could use these?

Joη's picture

now that

thought has occurred more than once. If we're already allowing images, this isn't a far step. I think we wanted it to just be textual discussion before, but have moved from that now. So. Hmm. *thinks about*

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

the Granger's request below is a false allegation

Obvious reading comprehension mishap

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Thank you

PAX

Blatantly racist poster with a long history....

of making references to a "Jewish problem" and making blatantly racist statements against Jews.

Here he is making a reference to "Jewish parasitism" and saying "The Jewish race is behind all the criminality": http://www.dailypaul.com/285055/the-most-famous-american-jou...

Here he is saying "When Jews stop acting as parasites on humanity.": http://www.dailypaul.com/263192/the-terrorist-state-of-israe...

Here he is saying "Jews are the worst practical joke on humanity.": http://www.dailypaul.com/284379/stop-the-blank-check-to-isra...

Here he is hinting at a final solution: http://www.dailypaul.com/285524/bottom-line-if-adam-kokesh-g...

Meaning of the "109" and "110" references: http://www.dailypaul.com/283087/nestle-ceo-says-that-water-i...

Virtually every other comment made by this user is an attack on Jews, just look at his comment history: http://www.dailypaul.com/user/32645/comments

This is not simply a case of someone criticizing Zionism or Israel, this is an all out attack on Jews as an ethnic group.

It's up to you guys what you decide to do with this, I'm just posting what I perceive to be a black mark on the reputation of the Daily Paul.

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

Controlling spam (advertising

Controlling spam (advertising other sites) and crazy posts.

Should be pretty easy to change all the links to nofollow if the vote count is negative. "Nofollow" means they get no page rank from the DP, and the comment spamming/posts would be pointless, and usually will drop once they realized this.

Here is an article on the details of "nofollow" from Google.

http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ans...

So the plan, if post or comment is negative, simply add:

rel="nofollow"

to the href.

Or just make them all nofollow, advertising isn't allowed here according to terms. (Advertising from users.)

Blah.

I asked to have my account deleted a month ago and it was not...

but now that you are cleaning house of the offensive topics and users that made me want to leave, I think I'll stick around and start coming back to the site, so please don't delete it :)

I'm here to talk about liberty and fiscal policy, not some BS about crisis actors. Thank you Jon, Michael and Mike for making this a sane place to visit again.

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

Critical mass is officially reached

The conspiracy theorists decide Jon has been planted here by the CIA =D

It would be hilarious if it wasn't so depressing.

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I normally try to withhold from posting in the modbox...

because it is not for conversation, but considering all the attacks currently occurring in it. I did feel it was appropriate to echo JoshArizona's statements.

Jon, you are doing a great job. You are much appreciated, have always been level headed, and far more tolerant than you should have to be.

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http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

Why can I no longer reply to

Why can I no longer reply to these threads?

Don't sweat it Jon.

There are many of us here who are very supportive of your efforts.

This place is a zoo, and you are one of the few zoo keepers preventing the animals from taking it over.

As a guest I like to visit the zoo, but that's hard to do when the animals are rampaging around making a mess of the place.

Thanks for all you do!

And remember that even though the orangutans here may like to throw excrement at you, most of the guests appreciate your hard work and know this place wouldn't be the same without your contributions.

Check out the Laissez-Faire Journal at LFJournal.com


"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

It's pretty clear

Jon is no Michael

Downvotes on this sarcastic post will be a measurement of your intellectual capacity, or lack thereof.

They that give up liberty for security deserve neither.

To Whomever is Running DP Now

Who are you and what have you done with Michael? DP isn't DP anymore. It is getting too weird here. I have seen less censorship in Nazi Germany novels. I am going to give my donations to another site from now on. Is that your aim? To run us off? Good for you. Did they take Michael away during the Boston fiasco? All your power trip has accomplished is to lose revenue for DP. I am not leaving but my money is, I hope others here feel the same. You are going to have your crummy hands full trying to censor all of us if we decide to fight your BS. Go for it jerk!

skippy

Dear Jon

Thanks for turning off the comments on my thread to you, after responding. http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3075232

Point taken that this site is private property.

This site is also supported by subscribers like me. I support this site with MY FRNs.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe you're right about Bauman. But I disagree with you, and I'm not leaving.

If you don't want my FRNs, then ban me. Do it openly too, and show everyone what happens to people with dissenting opinions here.

My Political Awakening: I Wanted to Change the World...
I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
How to Handle POLICE STATE Encounters

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well, you said it was for me

I have to assume people mean the words they say.

Does a subscription grant you your own interpretation of the facts?
Does it free you from any threshold of proof when making a claim?
Does it immunize you from editorial review, or reality?
Does it empower you to libel others?
Does it enable you to post pornography? Or obscenity? Or flat out lies?
Does it exempt you from reversing perspectives to solidify your argument?

No, it doesn't.

Can you honestly say you've tried proving yourself wrong? So far it sounds like you're willing to admit you might be wrong, but just aren't willing to verify it. That's not a person I would want to talk to, would you?

Cancel your subscription on your own if you want to go.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

I already said I'm not leaving

Does a subscription grant you your own interpretation of the facts?

No, my right to free expression and my own "interpretations of the facts" is inherent in my being. God has granted me those rights, not a subscription.

Does it free you from any threshold of proof when making a claim?
Does it immunize you from editorial review, or reality?

I thought Mark Twain was doing a good job with his threads, of course they have been 403'd by YOU.

Does it empower you to libel others?

If you consider me calling things as I see them as libel then I'm guilty. You are a coward.

Does it enable you to post pornography? Or obscenity? Or flat out lies?

Nope, my ability to Self-Govern my actions prohibit me from posting Pornography here. Same with obscenities. Flat out lies? Just because YOU don't think Jeff Bauman was an actor doesn't mean I am posting "out right lies". It means we disagree.

Does it exempt you from reversing perspectives to solidify your argument?

I thought I saw dust being thrown on the victims. This has been debunked. I accept towels. You're arguments against my claims of Jeff Bauman have not convinced me otherwise. Nice tries, but not enough. fishyculture has provided an excellent reason why Jeff would still be alive today, when she mentions arterial spasms.

Can you honestly say you've tried proving yourself wrong? So far it sounds like you're willing to admit you might be wrong, but just aren't willing to verify it. That's not a person I would want to talk to, would you?

I look at all things with an open mind. I don't deny that there were real injuries from the Boston Bombings. I just think that the "Poster Victims" are BS.

If you don't want to talk to me, that doesn't break my heart either. I'm not here for you.

My Political Awakening: I Wanted to Change the World...
I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
How to Handle POLICE STATE Encounters

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everyone gets their own interpretation of the facts??

oh dear. Good luck with that.

- - - - -

Many Days Later: Rereading, I meant something more specific than "interpretation". The quote I was recalling was: "you're not entitled to your own facts".

Intepretation was probably added because around this time I was getting tired of bizarro claims that were clear misinterpretations of fact.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

awesome idea : color-flag system

... allowing for graduated levels of moderation :) thereby adding an element of diplomacy to the unique moderator \ post-writer relationship... If you went back in time 40 years and said that last sentence aloud .. would be funny ) ... flashforward :::

so here's a beta of the idea :
5 levels of moderation of posted comments and content:
• gold border around a post indicates "hall of fame nomination"
• silver border = "good job"
• no change = "good so far"
• yellow border = "watch it bub"
• red border = "you'rrrrrrrrre OUTTA here"

bonus feature : paying or long term members still have deleted posts within their own comments and topics archive page

double bonus : mod comments scroll across bottom of comment }
{ flexes glutes }
ok obviously a huge undertaking / long-term goal maybe :)

song: Revelation
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album: Sun
strain: Tangerine
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system: Sol

Dear Jon

Do you know this to be true, 100%? Do you support censorship over honest debate? Why not let threads that YOU don't like, live and die by their merits as ecorob suggested? In my opinion, you are a coward. I never thought I'd see such blatant censorship on a site that promotes liberty and freedom. I thought that the 1st amendment allowed ALL forms of speech, even controversial speech? I thought I heard Dr. Paul say something like that once...

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Your opinion on a factual event is wrong. You can spread it somewhere else. Statement in bold is by Jon.

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IMO, "Jeff Bauman" is a crisis actor. IMO, there was a mixed bag of real life and fake injuries. IMO, the most severe injuries are the ones portrayed by "actors". IMO, those with the severest and "fake" injuries are being portrayed as poster victims for the Boston Marathon. With all due respect to "Jeff Bauman", I don't believe his injuries are real. Then again, those are my opinions and I'm not here to convince you.

Jon the Moderator says: "Jeff Bauman is a crisis actor threads will not be tolerated"

I say: Your blatant censorship will not be tolerated, and I will call you out on it.

My Political Awakening: I Wanted to Change the World...
I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
How to Handle POLICE STATE Encounters