Comment Violations May 28, 2009 22:25:20 GMT -5
Post by Napoleon the Clown on May 28, 2009 22:25:20 GMT -5
I've noticed this, and I have only one response.
Just please don't. I understand that it can be really tempting, but here's something you can do instead: write it down in notepad or something, and copypasta it into the comments when the quote breaks the mainpage barrier.
Oh, and Death? No, I will not be kicking everyone and his brother who says "DIAF". If you think someone is being an unforgivable cod in the comments section in a way that isn't punishable by mod, submit them to pubad. If the quote proves to be genuinely fundie in its asshattery, it may well make it to the mainpage. You want objectivity? What could possibly be more objective than treating FSTDT fundies exactly the same as fundies from other sites?This isn't a debate hall, nor will anyone be expected to pass a literacy exam before posting. If people want to act like fleshy humans, they're perfectly allowed to do so. The purpose of this thread is to put an end to abuses of the openness of comment posting, not abuses of the English language, though some of the latter can occasionally qualify as examples of the former. That, however, is hair-splitting, which is something I will not indulge right now.
In answer to the bolded part.
Replying to childish behaviour on the part of fundies with like childnesses is not objectivity.
It is childish and achieves nothing than adding to the oversupply of stupidity and thoughtlessness that already infests the world.
How about using some maturity and thinking about the message you want to get across.
I could be a real dick here, but hell, tact is free.
There are times where thoughtful analysis and rebuttal are entirely pointless. If someone claims the sky is green and not blue, there's nothing to be gained by breaking it down into what causes the sky to actually be blue. You simply leave it be or call them an idiot and move on. Is DIAF out of line? Hell yes. What about "Go fuck yourself, you hateful piece of shit."? Well, if someone is being a bigot, it isn't out of line. Would you try to articulately argue against a racist asshole? Or just call them what they are? An ignorant, arrogant, elitist prick. Attempting to take the moral high ground for the sake of having the moral high ground is passive-aggressive. Unless you're proposing being passive-aggressive is the adult, mature thing to do?
Thumper's mom was full of shit. There are things which you simply tell someone off over, rather than expending the energy to correct them. People with their heads on straight can tell a nutter on site. The people who would have a hard time telling who the asshole is between a racist and the guy who called him an asshole is simply going to get confused over the big words that get used to rebut the racist.
And, of course, there are times where someone else has already very nicely ripped apart an idea or post in a manner that would be allowed in a judged debate. Should people just stop replying after that?