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By Patrick following x   2018 Apr 14, 8:43am 175 views   3 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

TL;DR If you are expressing a sincerely held point of view with good will, you don't need to read the rest of this. Such comments and posts are very welcome here.

As of now, I have adopted a modified subset of the Reddit Red Pill moderation policy as the moderation policy for

Grounds for removing comments or posts:

Attacking another user instead of his point
Name-calling (any comment that includes "You are a ...")
Being overly argumentative for the sake of argument, harming the spirit of productive discussion
General trollery (deliberately inflammatory remarks)
Concern trolling or any comment about " losing quality"
Good-bye posts
Providing no new insight, being repetitive, lacking substance
Exposing personal information about other users, like home address or real name ("doxing")
Anything that appears low quality to the mods

Grounds for temporarily banning a user:

Abusing or breaking the rules.

Grounds for permanently banning a user:

Demonstrating that a temporary ban was ineffective
Demonstrating no interest in actual discourse
Arguing with moderators

A note on Concern Trolling

Posts that utilize any kind of concern or shaming language are immediately suspect. Typical language includes:

"I feel so bad, sad, etc."
"You're bitter."
"You all..."

Open debate and discussion is encouraged, but please bring facts, and not ad hominem attacks or "concern for our well being".

It is very possible to be here and ask questions or disagree without setting off any red flags. However, common attributes of a troll post include:

Leading with a presumptive conclusion: "The fact that you're bitter is getting in the way of.."
Asking fallacious questions to which any answer is an endorsement to a presupposition: "Can anybody tell me why you guys hate women so much?"
Ad hominem: "just because you are bitter.."
Condescension: "This just seems like a bunch of chest beating to me.."
Unfalsifiable rhetoric: phrases, insults, accusations that cannot be falsified and serve no purpose but to manipulate the emotional state of the opponent or onlookers. "This is just a circle jerk"
Accusations of echo chamber/circle jerk: The term "circlejerk" itself is meaningless and unfalsifiable rhetoric used to gain an upper hand in an argument without any of the legwork required to disprove the opponent's points.
Concern: "I feel like this site is focusing too much on...": If you are genuinely concerned, contact a moderator, or submit more content of the quality you would prefer to see.
Insulting the moderators: If you disagree with a moderator, that's just fine. You can do so publicly. We're not gods, we don't know everything. However, if you show disrespect to the moderators by using ad hominem attacks or thinly disguise an insult as a "genuine" disagreement, you will be banned.

Our moderators do a lot of work to keep our clean and functioning on a daily basis such deleting flame comments and attempting to keep discussions on track. Please do not make our jobs harder. Thank you!
1   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 14, 8:54am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I'll fall in line. I apologize for my outburst last night and this morning. I'm being serious and not sarcastic. One can only take so much, so hopefully these rules help moving forward.
2   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 14, 8:57am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Ok, I deleted my nasty and/or passive aggressive comments. If you think I missed some, feel free to nuke them.
3   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 14, 8:58am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

No problem @WookieMan !

You're amazingly patient. I hope you'll continue moderating.

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