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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:27 PM

Do we have an alert for fear mongering?

Sometimes these fear and gloom scenarios that are mostly opinion and conjecture are down right fear mongering. No facts. Just opinion.

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Reply Do we have an alert for fear mongering? (Original post)
LakeArenal Jul 2021 OP
pwb Jul 2021 #1
LakeArenal Jul 2021 #2
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2021 #19
LakeArenal Jul 2021 #21
hlthe2b Jul 2021 #3
LakeArenal Jul 2021 #4
AZSkiffyGeek Jul 2021 #7
Ferrets are Cool Jul 2021 #5
AZSkiffyGeek Jul 2021 #8
LakeArenal Jul 2021 #10
Treefrog Jul 2021 #6
lagomorph777 Jul 2021 #9
LakeArenal Jul 2021 #11
lagomorph777 Jul 2021 #13
LakeArenal Jul 2021 #14
PoliticAverse Jul 2021 #12
Sherman A1 Jul 2021 #15
Hekate Jul 2021 #16
LakeArenal Jul 2021 #17
demmiblue Jul 2021 #18
Hekate Jul 2021 #20
demmiblue Jul 2021 #22

Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:37 PM

1. You can hide threads or ignore

those you suspect. Then go back and review them later?

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:38 PM

2. I don't want to hide the fear mongering.

I want a weapon to defeat it.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:30 PM

19. Gee, I wonder what "weapon" you could use on a "discussion" forum?

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 02:05 PM

21. Ummm an alert feature. A jury to decide if it really is.....

Sorta like the subject line says.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:40 PM

3. Seems like some of them might fall under the RW meme or conspiracy theory categories of alert...



It goes in cycles.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:41 PM

4. Maybe.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:46 PM

7. If we can't get transphobia removed here even with a specific alert

The ones that require a little mental gymnastics to come up with a reason won't get removed.

I agree, there should be some way to stop them and unless they are very specific, it's difficult.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:43 PM

5. There is that useful hide button. Who gets to decide what is fear mongering?

I don't want that job.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:48 PM

8. Well, if there were an alert then a jury would decide

And if you were uncomfortable deciding, you could opt out of the jury...

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:55 PM

10. Point

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:45 PM

6. The civil war threads are the most hilarious.

Perhaps there should be an alert for them, but I mostly find myself giggling at them.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:54 PM

9. One person's fear mongering is another's sober realism.

I don't think there should be an alert category for differences of opinion or anxiety level.

I find myself on both sides of such questions, depending on the specifics.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:55 PM

11. "Realism" is another opinion.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:57 PM

13. Exactly!

I'm pretty sure the purpose of DU is so we can share opinions with each other.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:59 PM

14. Not conspiracy theories or self defeating prophecies.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 12:56 PM

12. I miss the "unrec". n/t

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:11 PM

15. Pretty much everything from cable noise

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:20 PM

16. Under Political and under Content I think you can find something. Kooky & extremist, or RW smears...

Sometimes I have to think awhile before deciding, but those cover a lot.

I’ve noticed a trend of late: Debby Downers with very old membership dates and very low post counts who seem to have awakened from Sleeping Beauty’s castle and are now eager to share. Odd, that.



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Response to Hekate (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:27 PM

17. I have to agree totally.

No threads. 58 posts in the last 90 days.
That kind of stuff. Profiles are an under used tool.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:27 PM

18. We should have an alert for meta based finger-wagging.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 01:59 PM

20. Tsk. "Interfering with forum moderation" covers that. Seriously though, haven't you noticed a trend

… of Debby Downers with extremely low post counts and extremely old membership dates? It’s like they were in Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted castle for the last 10 to 18 years and woke up just to tell us the world’s ending. Perhaps that is worth noticing, and noticing doesn’t actually interfere with forum moderation,

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Response to Hekate (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 02:15 PM

22. Hosts used to be able to lock meta threads after the meta forum was nixed (it was part of the sop).

The meta forum... that was an interesting experiment!

As to your question, I haven't really noticed, to be honest. This may be, in part, because I have no qualms with trashing threads or putting posters on ignore.

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