BART Thread Derail (groan) August 26, 2011 9:09 PM   Subscribe


Mod contact was probably the better way to go here, there is no debate that is not the kind of comment the mods would approve of. It's the middle of the night on the weekend and it's going to take some time to get to it. Every reply you make to it makes it less likely they delete it.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 9:26 PM on August 26, 2011 [7 favorites]


What's a "fuckwad"?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:32 PM on August 26, 2011


Yeah, "fuckwad" was unnecessary there. I have to say, though, that taking the opportunity provided by Lexica's allusion to Newspeak to intentionally Godwin the thread sort of invited - if not requested - an escalation in rancor.
posted by XMLicious at 9:33 PM on August 26, 2011




Also, saying that protestors need "a paddlin'" kinda makes it look like you're implying support of some degree of police violence on your own without anyone else's help.
posted by XMLicious at 9:42 PM on August 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


Some one called you a name and you answered in thread then made a meta? Seems to me you're wanting to preserve this conflict, not diffuse it. Like a spider in amber or an insult stuck in a fuckwad. You're only going to widen the audience and gain few sympathizers. These posts seldom go the way the poster imagines.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:42 PM on August 26, 2011 [15 favorites]


It's the latest trend in taxidermy.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:44 PM on August 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Implying I'm a thug and calling me a combative fuckwad because I supposedly support police violence? Come on!

COME ON!

-Gob Bluth.
posted by hal_c_on at 9:46 PM on August 26, 2011 [13 favorites]


You commented 15 times in a thread of under 100 comments, often consecutively. That's shouty and thuggish. Now you're yelling even louder on MeTa. Step away from the keyboard and go for a jog or something.
posted by mek at 9:48 PM on August 26, 2011 [14 favorites]


saying that protestors need "a paddlin'" kinda makes it look like you're implying support of some degree of police violence

Exactly! When I chuckled at the Simpsons episode from which "a paddlin'" came, it was because I implicitly support police violence. About time someone recognized my crypto-paddlo-fascism.
posted by staggernation at 9:54 PM on August 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


But anyway, the name calling was silly and not useful. I'd bet if you flagged it it would get deleted whenever a moderator saw it. As was said, it's kind of the witching hour for moderation in these parts, so it might not get immediate attention.

Remember, people are frustrated at BART Police and are wont to vent on the internet. You were scuffling with people from the Bay Area, and you're not even from there so perhaps you can step back and try to see why they're upset and frightened with the police.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:55 PM on August 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


People calling each other names basically never improves a situation. At this point the obnoxiousness of the "fuckwad" remark has been sort of dwarfed by the quoting and metatalking of the whole thing, so I'm not sure there's much left to do besides saying "please don't call each other fuckwads" and asking people to cool it a bit all around. Did that in the original thread, doing that here, not sure this really needs to be a metatalk discussion beyond that so I'm gonna go ahead and close this up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:00 PM on August 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


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