I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|18 hours 45 min ago||Bring back||
/COME AT ME BROS
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|19 hours 1 min ago||(No subject)|
|19 hours 12 min ago||*AHEM*||
Important information has been posted in the diaries
|20 hours 18 min ago||I find Casablanca||
|20 hours 36 min ago||I love debating politics||
I love debating politics
|20 hours 40 min ago||I deleted your second point||
For obvious reasons
|21 hours 28 min ago||Agreed||
It insists upon itself.
|22 hours 3 min ago||Eh||
The continuing saga continues. Not much else going on. I'm cool with it.
|1 day 3 min ago||So...||
You can't hear this, because that's not how the internet works, but I just sighed the loudest sigh of all the sighs that have ever been sighed.
|1 day 50 min ago||New algorithms need sanity checks||
And if your algorith says "if Michigan wins 9 games in '14 and 10 games in '15, Brady Hoke will be fired," you need to look a little harder.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Simple||
KLS and Cornell are both WDEs, and the coaches are going full-bore at Cornell as Plan 1A.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Michigan fan in East Lansing:||
Nothing matters anywhere. The world is sadness and ennui.
|3 days 13 hours ago||No biggie||
It's a circular thing. We take down all the Drew Shar stuff, but then no one sees people shouting "HEY, NO DREW SHARp"
|3 days 13 hours ago||You missed the broader message||
And I quote: "...if the people who write for this site hate you we will ban you."
Being antagonistic, EVEN IF YOU'RE RIGHT, is a shitty thing to do. THAT is what Brian has been getting at recently. So, don't do that.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Drew Sharp gives Staee (9), Ohio (15) lowest ranking of any AP v||
Drew Sharp gives Staee (9), Ohio (15) lowest ranking of any AP voter
No Drew Sharp
|4 days 1 hour ago||One question||
Did people learn NOTHING from the whole State of the Site post the other day?
THIS DOES NOT CALL FOR NAME-CALLING DEBATE. KNOCK IT OFF.
|5 days 13 hours ago||FWIW||
JGB, LSA, and I ban way, WAY more people than Brian does. It's just that most of the people we nuke are newer members who get banned for more obvious offenses. Some guys are tougher calls that I'd defer to Brian. Take, for example, Section 1. He's a smart, articulate guy who doesn't go around calling people crap-tards. He generally doesn't break the rules. But all he does is get into debates. I wouldn't ban him, but if Brian banished him I wouldn't cry.
As for banning dissenting opinions, I'd look at it like a baseball manager arguing with an umpire. You get a certain amount of leeway, especially when the ump has an inkling that he was wrong. But at a certain point, when you've had your full say, and the ump says "that's enough," that's gotta be enough. Some people are incapable of going back to the dugout, and are therefore ejected. Besides, there has been a lot of dissent and very few bannings beyond the usual trolls.
M-W offered some great contributions. But you don't get judged by the best things you do, you get judged by the worst things you do. And in this case, I understand Brian's decision.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Maybe a dumb question||
Aren't physicists pretty confident in the existence of Hawking radiation? I could be completely wrong, but I was under the impression that it was relatively well agreed-upon.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Concern trolling||
"A typical formulation might involve the troll's invocation of a site's espoused ideals alongside a perceived example of hypocrisy (such as contrasting "we value free speech" with the banning of a "dissenter"), and with a call for some relevant reform by the troll. This reform will frequently be burdensome or silly - the concern troll's message is: "I have some concerns about your methods. If you did these things to make your message less effective, it would be more effective." Surprisingly, there are people who spend so much time on the Internet that this is actually a thing they worry about.
One common tactic of concern trolls is the "a plague on both your houses" approach, where the concern troll tries to convince people that both sides of the ideological divide are just as bad as each other, and so no one can think themselves "correct" but must engage in endless hedging and caveats. This preys on a willingness to debate critics and allow dissent; everyone wastes time discussing the matter and bending over backwards, so as not to appear intolerant of disagreement, all to the great amusement of the troll."
|5 days 19 hours ago||I didn't lock it||
But threads like that get locked when all of the usefulness has been squeezed out of them, and all that is left is bickering. They weren't trying to hide anything; the thread and the comments stayed up. Sometimes mods get tired of babysitting circular arguments, ya know?
Besides, the problem isn't individual complains. It's the people who constantly go back to the same complain-y wells over and over. Constructive criticism is fine in reasonable amounts. Concern trolling is less fine.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Funny thing is||
That was actually a bug, not a feature. The site would get overloaded and the servers would crash when horrible things happened. In the past, the Penn State game would have shut things down for an hour or two, but the new servers held strong and let everyone drop their IMMEDIATE HOT TAKES FIRE BORGES. One problem solved, a new problem created.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Wait...||
His mom is Derrick Rose?
|5 days 20 hours ago||Typo||
You misspelled "last month"
|5 days 20 hours ago||This.||
This. This. Thiiiiiiiiis.
It used to be SO much easier to moderate stuff; open thread, search for "-1"s, take required action.
|5 days 20 hours ago||What's that?||
Did someone hear something?
Okay. Must be my imagination.
|5 days 20 hours ago||I've considered it||
But I was afraid it would be a crossing-the-proton-pack-streams kind of thing where all moderation would vanish and the banished accounts would all come back and take over the city.
|5 days 21 hours ago||New accounts||
Nothing stops banned folks from creating new accounts. And most banned folks probably do. The reason being banned sucks is that Established Reputation Guy will usually get more attention/respect/credence than Just Created A New Account Guy. Plus, for people who just join to troll, it gets old creating new email addresses to register new accounts just to see them nuked.
|5 days 21 hours ago||tl;dr||
|6 days 2 hours ago||Not true||
The Ukraine is weak.