intrasubject derail January 1, 2011 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Any chance the mods want to redirect the Bradley Manning debate in the leak thread towards the Bradley Manning thread?

I've flagged all the current Bradley Manning comments there as derail, including my own. I don't feel they necessarily need deletion just yet, but maybe worth watching.
posted by jeffburdges to Etiquette/Policy at 2:14 PM (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

The Manning thread is two weeks old. I don't see what you are asking happening.

There be windmills in those hills!
posted by cjorgensen at 2:28 PM on January 1, 2011


If someone wants to gently suggest that something makes more sense in another thread, they can do that and that's fine. We're not really generally going to put much effort into micromanaging the content of various wikileaks-related discussions.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:43 PM on January 1, 2011


Oops, I'd not noticed the Manning thread was quite sooo old, ahh well.
posted by jeffburdges at 2:51 PM on January 1, 2011


The userbase is quite big enough to have more than one (hopefully) productive thread about the same issue in any case.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:57 PM on January 1, 2011


I like how, in the thread that was originally posted to say "hey look! here's a rare instance of a media outlet addressing the content rather than the circumstances of the leaked cables!", so many of the comments are about Assange and Manning rather than, you know, the content of the cables.
posted by nowonmai at 3:03 PM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


The characters and motives of Assange and Manning are directly related to the insubstantial merit of the cables' contents.
posted by Ardiril at 3:29 PM on January 1, 2011


the insubstantial merit of the cables' contents.

Your attempts at jadedness have been noted. You're not convincing many folks, though.
posted by mediareport at 3:56 PM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hey, folks can totally discuss this stuff in those threads. Happy New Year.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:58 PM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


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