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stevenleser's Journal
stevenleser's Journal
August 3, 2015

I didn't realize this but this past June 22 was the 10th anniversary of "Chicken"

At least of Skinner's hilarious and famous "Please no more threads about Chicken" post: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php=show_topic&forum=105&topic_id=3499154

Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 04:30 PM
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Please, no more threads about chicken.

I am trying to keep a sense of humor about this, so please bear with me.

I have instructed the moderators to lock new threads about chicken. If you must discuss chicken -- and, yes, I understand it is a *vitally* important topic in which you all have an intense interest -- please do so in one of the threads that was opened previously. Here's a good one:


Go post in there. Or post here.

I think that some of you are well aware that the discussions about chicken are not about chicken at all. The purpose of these threads is to dig up an old flame war and wave it in the faces of certain people, because you want to get under their skin. To their credit, those people have not taken the bait. But we really think that a dozen threads on a topic specifically intended to bait people is really enough.

But now we are in a completely idiotic death-spiral of enforcement and boundaries-testing. The mods lock a thread, and then three spring up. And so the purpose of starting threads about chicken is no longer about tweaking a few of your fellow DUers, it's now about tweaking the moderators.

And then I get incredulous emails from people who are shocked, shocked that discussion of chicken -- chicken fercryinoutloud -- is not allowed. As if the discussion of chicken is something that is vitally important and that everyone is really interested in.

So please, if you really need to discuss chicken, do it in one of the threads that is already open on the subject. But please stop posting new threads about chicken or turkey or whatever. I know it's really fun to tweak people, especially when those people are the moderators, but I think it's time to find to something else fun to do.

Thank you for your understanding.

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