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Paranoids Should NOT be Moderators Here!!!

Now I know why so many have been banned here without cause... it's because we have a paranoid as a mod.... see this thread to see what I mean:

http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2010/12/thom-hartmann-bashing-latest-right-wing-tactic

Clearly this person  should NOT be a mod. She's made false accusations against people like myself... that I'm a Right wing mole, and banned me when I tried to defend myself against these scurrilous accusations. Such paranoids who abuse their power should NEVER be in positions of power.

I expect more from any forum connected to Thom.

ulTRAX.

Comments

Xartlu wrote 12 hours 58 min ago

So ONE mod has the power to

So ONE mod has the power to ban users without warning? Hey, come to think of it... who even knows who the mods are!

melijomur wrote:
I am going to call you boys on it, because it is bordering on the absurd.  I could go and delete all these threads right now, but I actually find them to be far more of a statement about the "mentality" of the authors of these posts than about Thom himself.

Sure, you can come here and disagree with Thom.  This is a fairly free form message board, and far more is tolerated on this site than on 90% of progressive or conservative message boards.  But when you continue to write thread after thread about what a terrible host Thom is and how its despicable that he defends our President, it just makes you look sad and desperate. 

It doesn't stimulate debate.  It's not productive.  I have yet to read in ANY of these threads any real solutions. Or the reality of what will happen if the USA falls into 100% neo-conservative control again. (Because let's face it, that's the point).

So quit with the Thom bashing.  If it continues I will just delete all the threads and become VERY free with the banning.

Class dismissed.

Xartlu wrote 12 hours 28 min ago

We see the paranoia start in

We see the paranoia start in this thread:

http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2010/12/lex-luthor-thom-makes-even-more-excuses-obama

I made a pretty reasoned objection to what Thom said on the air and M accused me of being a right winger:

Quote:
I think most of us here are pretty clued in to the latest right wing tactic. 

My Leftist/Progressive credentials are pretty obvious, and thinking this person was a drunk to insinuate I was a Right wing mole, I reacted with justified sarcasm. Who the hell would have thought a mod was going off the deep end... and now seems out of control!

 

norske wrote 12 hours 27 min ago

It can be difficult being a

It can be difficult being a moderator and I appreciate Mel's as well as the others efforts in that area. Been there, done that.

Winnowing the trolls from those who seek honest discussion can be tiresome, especially with the increase in what I would call exaggerated and disproportionate push back against Thom as of late.

Xartlu wrote 12 hours 9 min ago

norske wrote:Winnowing the

norske wrote:
Winnowing the trolls from those who seek honest discussion can be tiresome, especially with the increase in what I would call exaggerated and disproportionate push back against Thom as of late.

Sure... but it's not as if I came out of nowhere to take Thom to task. I've been a member here with the same user name ulTRAX since 2006. I've posted links to my blog which has posts going back 5 years and to Democratic Underground posts going back further. To falsely accuse someone of being a Right wing mole, troll, whatever, WITHOUT THE LEAST BIT OF EVIDENCE is unacceptable for anyone and even LESS acceptable for a mod. Even worst is when a mod can ban members based on their own paranoia.

makuck wrote 10 hours 33 min ago

When I first saw Ultrax he

When I first saw Ultrax he was pushing instant run off voting and a multi-party system so progressives would have a better chance of getting elected, he was talking alongside polycarp and DRC for the most part. IRV and multi-party systems are both progressive platforms. The witch hunts need to stop NOW.

We should be allowed to talk about Thoms program and disagree with a point if we want to discuss it reasonably. Ultrax made no personal attacks. He didn't troll, or break any rule. People are being banned arbitrarily.. I seriously doubt Thom would approve of arbitrarily banning liberals on his site.

sashasue wrote 47 min 14 sec ago

Hmm, I can't seem to access

Hmm, I can't seem to access those thread links.

Interesting.

Xartlu wrote 23 min 54 sec ago

sashasue wrote:Hmm, I can't

sashasue wrote:
Hmm, I can't seem to access those thread links.Interesting.
You're right. It does seem that the thread
http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2010/12/lex-luthor-thom-makes-even-more-excuses-obama has been nuked.

Having dealt with posts just disappearing from other forums, I routinely archive everything. You can find it here:
http://romcache.tripod.com/lex.mht
It's not easy to read if you just go there. To see it as a copy of the original, you'll have to SAVE AS and open it on your PC. I don't believe Firefox supports MHT.  

It seems Mel's original threatening post has also been nuked. It can be found here: http://romcache.tripod.com/meljomur.mht 

ffresheye wrote 15 min 15 sec ago

Wow! I looked at that origin

Wow! I looked at that origin of paranoia thread on the link. That was a disgraceful performance!

Xartlu wrote 8 min 20 sec ago

ffresheye wrote:Wow! I looked

ffresheye wrote:
Wow! I looked at that origin of paranoia thread on the link. That was a disgraceful performance!
Yes, it really was shocking… especially for any forum connected with Thom.

While I don't like the idea of those threads being nuked, kudos to whoever's moding now for not nuking this one.

I hope there is some official word from on high apologizing for this situation, assuring us that Mel is gone, and that banned user names will be restored. 

Elbridge wrote 1 min 47 sec ago
Xartlu wrote 1 sec ago

Elbridge wrote:Sorry to see

Elbridge wrote:
Sorry to see you get the ax Ultrax.   Join the http://www.ontheleft.org/forums/index.php

Thanks for the kind words Elbridge. But I spend too much time debating politics. After getting through the resentment of being banned without warning or explanation, there was bright side to being banned.

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