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rlands August 18th, 2015 10:06pm

It is the responsibility of the moderators of online discussion communities to take necessary action to reduce hateful comments and attitudes in the community.

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rangeman Lafayette IN.
08/18/15 10:54 pm

Here's Your Participation Trophy.

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deist
08/18/15 11:27 pm

Every soldiers a "hero" regardless.

commonman1 Peace
08/18/15 9:11 pm

Depends. What bias does the moderator have. Who decides what is what is acceptable.

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rlands
08/18/15 9:38 pm

That bias will always be there...that is part of the problem. But what can you do I suppose...even if there is a set of rules.

johnnycub Bronx
08/18/15 9:10 pm

Not if it means removing comments. What's considered "hateful" can be subjective.

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
08/18/15 6:59 pm

No. That's a sure way to lead users to question what else is being erased and a quick way to lose them.

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MrMilkdud
08/18/15 6:06 pm

No. Ideas are just ideas. You aren't going to change minds by not allowing people to express their ideas. You'll just drive those people into other areas where their bad ideas can fester and grow.

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MrMilkdud
08/18/15 6:09 pm

Also, this whole idea that some people should be shut up or shut away from everyone else just for having ideas you don't like is unsettling. I personally think it is more offensive than these other ideas you'd probably want to ban.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/18/15 5:22 pm

Some online communities do not have moderators. It seems more the responsibility of the community itself to not tolerate the hateful comments. Don't feed the trolls, ignore them.

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allswel Minnesota
08/18/15 6:10 pm

I agree.

I have heard many people say that they do not put anyone on ignore like that is a good thing, and then complain about the comments from users who are very consistent with their comments.

allswel Minnesota
08/18/15 6:10 pm

If you plumb your upstairs toilet so that the pipe empties into your living room, you should not be surprised with the result.

UniversePlan Michigan
08/18/15 5:11 pm

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UniversePlan Michigan
08/18/15 6:17 pm

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UniversePlan Michigan
08/18/15 6:22 pm

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dfish at home
08/18/15 4:36 pm

Completely disagree. I don't wanna live in some watered down, made-safe-for-me society. Let people say what they are going to say and let natural consequences happen

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rstatesmen2 equally unfair to ALL
08/18/15 4:18 pm

Why would it be the modifiers sole discretion. We all should be responsible for what we put on the website. Those who lack that responsibility should be shunned by the rest of us.

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14573 Scary Numbers
08/18/15 3:55 pm

Free speech =\= consequence free speech. Tony owns this app. If he chooses to ban you for whatever reason he chooses your ass is banned

iPolitix Political Party Animal
08/18/15 4:40 pm

That's the beauty of the free market. If Tony wants to crack down on your mouthy craploader, he'll alienate his cash flow. So, he may keep a few manageable punks around to boost hits.
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So hopefully you'll be on here a while longer.

14573 Scary Numbers
08/18/15 4:43 pm

Love ya Tony! Thx for no bans!

iPolitix Political Party Animal
08/18/15 5:04 pm

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08/18/15 5:06 pm

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14573 Scary Numbers
08/18/15 6:14 pm

Respectful conversation with joking tones

"STALIN!!!"

You need to bring it down.

14573 Scary Numbers
08/18/15 3:27 pm

But that problem with that is that mods may adapt different meanings of hate speech. That and they can't monitor every poll at all times. "Mods are sleeping! Hail Hitler!"

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EarlyBird Portland
08/18/15 3:19 pm

Eh.. I'm not sold on mods. I like the self monitoring system of reporting comments ourselves.

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rlands
08/18/15 3:41 pm

The term moderator being used loosely...such as the people who step in and review the situation once a comment is reported.

rstatesmen2 equally unfair to ALL
08/18/15 4:21 pm

Hear, hear early bird.😈😎