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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:57 PM

 

Stop Alerting on a Post Just Because You Disagree With It

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I've served on several juries lately where it seems the person who alerted just had a disagreement with the original poster in opinion. There were no TOS violations, no insulting of other DUers or using the C-word or N-word. Just opinions by people the person who alerted disagreed with.

Get over yourselves people. Disagreeing with an opinion is not a reason to alert. It's a reason for you to make a valid rebuttal in response to their argument. If you can't do that then don't waste my time alerting as if they did something wrong.

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Reply Stop Alerting on a Post Just Because You Disagree With It (Original post)
dballance Dec 2012 OP
2on2u Dec 2012 #1
gollygee Dec 2012 #2
Control-Z Dec 2012 #3
NightWatcher Dec 2012 #4
rustydog Dec 2012 #5
we can do it Dec 2012 #6
AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #7
REP Dec 2012 #8

Response to dballance (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:59 PM

1. I'm alerting on this post. n/t

 

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:02 PM

2. I have seen a lot of that too

and it's not what alerting is supposed to be for. I agree with you.

(This post will likely get locked because it's more of a Meta thing than GD thing.)

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:03 PM

3. I'm pretty sure

this post belongs in Meta. Though I do tend to agree.

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:04 PM

4. I hope I serve on the jury when somebody alerts on this one

Leave it alone

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:05 PM

5. Agreed

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:05 PM

6. I just had a thread locked a couple days ago for basically the same thing.

I've also had to serve on another jury for another ridiculous alert. Meanwhile we lose a valuable member over pure meaness

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:10 PM

7. Normally, I would agree with this, but.

 

However, though, I must say that you're not exactly the best person to be voicing complaints because you yourself made a frivolous alert, as can be seen here:

Really? She's a little fucking kid.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1922360

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

ALERTER'S COMMENTS:

I find it insulting to be called and "asshole" and "sickish." One can disagree with me without that.

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:05 PM, and the Jury voted 1-5 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Attacking the words, not the DUer.
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Actually, I agree completely with MrSlayer.

Anybody who calls an 8-year-old a 'brat' just because she made a mistake is not only a fucking jerk, but frankly, I think the admins should seriously question if he should even be on this website at all.

Again, my hats off to MrSlayer. You made a very good call here.
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT and said: This was over the top uncivil. There are ways to disagree without being abjectly rude.

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.


And, btw, I was the fourth juror. It was quite understandable see MrSlayer to reply in the fashion that he did. The things you said in that thread are something we'd expect from Michael Savage Republicans, and not Democrats.....I hope you'll learn better(it's not like this kid was terrorizing a candy store or beating up on other kids or something really bad like that.).





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Response to dballance (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:12 PM

8. Locking

This post does not meet the SoP of this Forum (you might try Meta)

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