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« on: January 30, 2012, 07:39:28 pm »
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Much less worth 5 infraction points, which is probably less than what the 2012 moderators gave Link for saying he wishes Santorum's daughter were dead.  Of course, I get that whiny Phil reported it but that doesn't really come into it.

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 07:48:28 pm »
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I have long grown suck of Phil's uncalled for attacks on the good doctor.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 07:50:23 pm »
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What the hell is "Frothy"?
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 07:50:31 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 08:34:21 pm »
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For a longer answer:

Your post contains no content. Not only does it make one, but two memes, and proposes an idea that is radical. This idea is not "well known" or "expected". Beyond that, you did not present any facts, or ideas, to back up this preposition. Unlike the post you quoted, your hollow insult contained 0 facts, and thus, was spam.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 08:55:05 pm »
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The "frothy" nickname is trolling.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 09:12:59 pm »
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That's ridiculous.
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 09:40:13 pm »
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The "frothy" nickname is trolling.

Huh

How? Did I miss a mod memo on this or something?
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 09:43:35 pm »
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The "frothy" nickname is trolling.

I have seen that used tons of times. How is it trolling? Has anyone else but Wormy actually been infracted for it?
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2012, 10:04:33 pm »
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I'm not usually one to bother taking 'principled stands' about moderation on an Internet forum, but this is clearly ridiculous. Using a popular joke nickname for a candidate is trolling? Trolling worth half of the possible infraction points?
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 10:32:32 pm »
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Not all mods agree with that standpoint, I'm keen to point out.

And by the way...

Of course, I get that whiny Phil reported it but that doesn't really come into it.

That is factually incorrect.
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 10:41:16 pm »
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To be fair, I'd like to wait to hear from Tender Branson (or Nym?) about why he gave that infraction. I don't know the context of the post, so maybe it was part of a bigger thing with wormy goading Phil about Santorum's chances, or something? That'd be trolling, and quite possibly worth five points.

Honestly though, I just don't see how the Santorum nickname could be construed as trolling. It'd be the "inappropriate" or "profanity/vulgarity" tags maybe, if one wanted to be way too strict about it, I suppose, but how is using the nickname "Frothy" a troll?
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2012, 10:44:05 pm »
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Not all mods agree with Captain Profanity's standpoint, I'm keen to point out.

Ironic coming from the moderator who threw a temper tantrum over a picture of a cooked raccoon.
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2012, 11:12:33 pm »
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Q: Is it trolling to refer to Ron Paul as Dr. Congressman Paul?

Q: Is it trolling to refer to Mitt Romney as Moneybags, Mittens, or Gromit?

Q: Is it trolling to refer to Newt as Newt Skywalker, Newt Lightyear, or Angry Little Attack Muffin?
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2012, 11:25:57 pm »
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It must be something about the "Other Elections" moderators, but neither you nor Sam really know when to exercise self control over your speech...
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2012, 11:35:00 pm »
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This isn't speech, mon. It's text.
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2012, 11:37:36 pm »
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Swearing at someone is only worthwhile if the target finds it offensive.  Even moreso if they deserve it.  So it's a double positive, frankly.
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2012, 11:42:42 pm »
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Swearing at someone is only worthwhile if the target finds it offensive.  Even moreso if they deserve it.  So it's a double positive, frankly.

I don't find it offensive.  And we won't agree on if I deserve it or not, so I won't bother wasting your and my time debating that.

Although I will concede the point to Al.  It was text, not speech.
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2012, 11:43:59 pm »
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2012, 11:44:49 pm »
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Wow...

If we are really going to classify this as trolling, we'll all be banned in no time.
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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2012, 12:02:04 am »
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Wow...

If we are really going to classify this as trolling, we'll all be banned in no time.

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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2012, 12:33:06 am »
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Much less worth 5 infraction points, which is probably less than what the 2012 moderators gave Link for saying he wishes Santorum's daughter were dead.  Of course, I get that whiny Phil reported it but that doesn't really come into it.



Wow.  Way to make friends and influence people.  I was actually about to defend you until I saw that in your post complaining about being infracted for trolling... you were trolling.

Wormy you have completely mischaracterized the intent of my post.  Secondly even though I made some very valid well reasoned points I deleted my post because several members from across the political spectrum took offense to where I placed my post.  Some also took offense to the very content of the post.  If you self censor Wormy you don't get infracted.

Now against my better judgement I will say this in Wormy's defense, that post is one of the mildest things I've read on this forum.  Okay I can see someone maybe having a problem with the use of "frothy" but 5 infraction points just begins to cheapen the whole infraction thing.

And if this was indeed reported people need to chill on that.  I would hate to be a mod around here.  Lord knows I think wormy is one of the worst trolls around here but I have never reported anything he has posted.
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2012, 12:43:37 am »
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The nickname is vulgar and distracting.  But given it's usage, if you're going to infract it , you ought to post a warning that it will be treated as such.  5 points is too much in any case.  If you don't mind me saying so, 5 trolling points should be reserved for things like this:

Not all mods agree with Captain Profanity's standpoint, I'm keen to point out.

Ironic coming from the moderator who threw a temper tantrum over a picture of a cooked raccoon.
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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2012, 12:47:03 am »
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The nickname is vulgar and distracting.  But given it's usage, if you're going to infract it , you ought to post a warning that it will be treated as such.  5 points is too much in any case.  If you don't mind me saying so, 5 trolling points should be reserved for things like this:

Not all mods agree with Captain Profanity's standpoint, I'm keen to point out.

Ironic coming from the moderator who threw a temper tantrum over a picture of a cooked raccoon.

How the hell is that trolling when Joe goes around calling me "Camptain Profanity"?  What I said there was 100% true.  Joe complained that jmfcst posted a picture of a cooked raccoon.  I refused to infract the post.  Joe got pissy, and I later called him out on it (I'll admit, not as gracefully as I should've), and he responded by saying, "F--- you".  He threw a temper tantrum because I wouldn't infract a picture of a cooked raccoon.  You explain to me how the hell me saying that is trolling.
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2012, 12:48:29 am »
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Joe, Inks, take it to Moderator's Corner.  This isn't the place.
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