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JaxsonRaine
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8/7/2012 11:24:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm going to try something.

I will make an account at DemocraticUnderground, and see how long I can last without getting banned.

I will do nothing but post facts. Not studies, not expert opinions, solely facts. For example, someone posted that the Aurora shooter used an automatic rifle, I would post a link showing the weapon to be semi-automatic, you really can't argue with things like that.

Last time I got banned from their site for saying that a lower corporate tax rate would make the US more appealing to international investors, trololol.

I love reading their posts about Romney. One DUer posts 'Romney is such a tool, he won't release his tax return because he's not paying his fair share. I'm sick of carrying him on my shoulders!', and then 500 people post '+1'.

The purpose of this experiment is to see how much DU accepts fact, and to try to ascertain the purpose of a discussion forum where conflicting points of view aren't permitted.

Flame-armor on!
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8/7/2012 11:26:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I say we troll the hell out of this site.
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8/7/2012 11:27:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:24:23 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
I'm going to try something.

I will make an account at DemocraticUnderground, and see how long I can last without getting banned.

I will do nothing but post facts. Not studies, not expert opinions, solely facts. For example, someone posted that the Aurora shooter used an automatic rifle, I would post a link showing the weapon to be semi-automatic, you really can't argue with things like that.

Last time I got banned from their site for saying that a lower corporate tax rate would make the US more appealing to international investors, trololol.

I love reading their posts about Romney. One DUer posts 'Romney is such a tool, he won't release his tax return because he's not paying his fair share. I'm sick of carrying him on my shoulders!', and then 500 people post '+1'.

The purpose of this experiment is to see how much DU accepts fact, and to try to ascertain the purpose of a discussion forum where conflicting points of view aren't permitted.

Flame-armor on!

Even though it is a fact, please don't mention that you're from DDO.
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JaxsonRaine
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8/7/2012 11:28:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:26:25 PM, OberHerr wrote:
I say we troll the hell out of this site.

They are very fast with the ban-hammer. It's community based, so if 6 people don't like you you are basically gone.

It would take very sophisticated trolling.

Everyone should make a username like DDOoberherr... that will be subtle
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8/7/2012 11:28:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:27:34 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:24:23 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
I'm going to try something.

I will make an account at DemocraticUnderground, and see how long I can last without getting banned.

I will do nothing but post facts. Not studies, not expert opinions, solely facts. For example, someone posted that the Aurora shooter used an automatic rifle, I would post a link showing the weapon to be semi-automatic, you really can't argue with things like that.

Last time I got banned from their site for saying that a lower corporate tax rate would make the US more appealing to international investors, trololol.

I love reading their posts about Romney. One DUer posts 'Romney is such a tool, he won't release his tax return because he's not paying his fair share. I'm sick of carrying him on my shoulders!', and then 500 people post '+1'.

The purpose of this experiment is to see how much DU accepts fact, and to try to ascertain the purpose of a discussion forum where conflicting points of view aren't permitted.

Flame-armor on!

Even though it is a fact, please don't mention that you're from DDO.

So, DDOjaxsonraine isn't a good username? :(
twocupcakes: 15 = 13
JaxsonRaine
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8/7/2012 11:29:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:28:54 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:27:34 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:24:23 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
I'm going to try something.

I will make an account at DemocraticUnderground, and see how long I can last without getting banned.

I will do nothing but post facts. Not studies, not expert opinions, solely facts. For example, someone posted that the Aurora shooter used an automatic rifle, I would post a link showing the weapon to be semi-automatic, you really can't argue with things like that.

Last time I got banned from their site for saying that a lower corporate tax rate would make the US more appealing to international investors, trololol.

I love reading their posts about Romney. One DUer posts 'Romney is such a tool, he won't release his tax return because he's not paying his fair share. I'm sick of carrying him on my shoulders!', and then 500 people post '+1'.

The purpose of this experiment is to see how much DU accepts fact, and to try to ascertain the purpose of a discussion forum where conflicting points of view aren't permitted.

Flame-armor on!

Even though it is a fact, please don't mention that you're from DDO.

So, DDOjaxsonraine isn't a good username? :(

What if I use 'imnotfromddo'? See? Clever!
twocupcakes: 15 = 13
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8/7/2012 11:29:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:27:34 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:24:23 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
I'm going to try something.

I will make an account at DemocraticUnderground, and see how long I can last without getting banned.

I will do nothing but post facts. Not studies, not expert opinions, solely facts. For example, someone posted that the Aurora shooter used an automatic rifle, I would post a link showing the weapon to be semi-automatic, you really can't argue with things like that.

Last time I got banned from their site for saying that a lower corporate tax rate would make the US more appealing to international investors, trololol.

I love reading their posts about Romney. One DUer posts 'Romney is such a tool, he won't release his tax return because he's not paying his fair share. I'm sick of carrying him on my shoulders!', and then 500 people post '+1'.

The purpose of this experiment is to see how much DU accepts fact, and to try to ascertain the purpose of a discussion forum where conflicting points of view aren't permitted.

Flame-armor on!

Even though it is a fact, please don't mention that you're from DDO.

This.
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8/7/2012 11:30:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:29:26 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:27:34 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:24:23 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
I'm going to try something.

I will make an account at DemocraticUnderground, and see how long I can last without getting banned.

I will do nothing but post facts. Not studies, not expert opinions, solely facts. For example, someone posted that the Aurora shooter used an automatic rifle, I would post a link showing the weapon to be semi-automatic, you really can't argue with things like that.

Last time I got banned from their site for saying that a lower corporate tax rate would make the US more appealing to international investors, trololol.

I love reading their posts about Romney. One DUer posts 'Romney is such a tool, he won't release his tax return because he's not paying his fair share. I'm sick of carrying him on my shoulders!', and then 500 people post '+1'.

The purpose of this experiment is to see how much DU accepts fact, and to try to ascertain the purpose of a discussion forum where conflicting points of view aren't permitted.

Flame-armor on!

Even though it is a fact, please don't mention that you're from DDO.

This.

Agreed
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8/7/2012 11:31:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
A brave new experiment bound to tell us the limits of human reasoning in the place?? ;)
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8/7/2012 11:34:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
God, the whole site is just a way for libtards to pat each other on the back isn't it?
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8/7/2012 11:35:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:28:10 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:26:25 PM, OberHerr wrote:
I say we troll the hell out of this site.

They are very fast with the ban-hammer. It's community based, so if 6 people don't like you you are basically gone.

It would take very sophisticated trolling.

Everyone should make a username like DDOoberherr... that will be subtle

If you want to troll other sites, that is up to you. Just don't drag DDO into it.
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JaxsonRaine
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8/7/2012 11:37:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:34:55 PM, OberHerr wrote:
God, the whole site is just a way for libtards to pat each other on the back isn't it?

Yeah, it really is.

There are probably something like 1/500 people on the site who have a brain and use it. They must all be trolling.

It's one of the most fascinating things I've ever seen.
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OberHerr
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8/7/2012 11:37:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:28:10 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:26:25 PM, OberHerr wrote:
I say we troll the hell out of this site.

They are very fast with the ban-hammer. It's community based, so if 6 people don't like you you are basically gone.

It would take very sophisticated trolling.

Everyone should make a username like DDOoberherr... that will be subtle

Wait, so some of us cold go on there, and ban the whole community, one by one?

>:)
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8/7/2012 11:37:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:35:13 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:28:10 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:26:25 PM, OberHerr wrote:
I say we troll the hell out of this site.

They are very fast with the ban-hammer. It's community based, so if 6 people don't like you you are basically gone.

It would take very sophisticated trolling.

Everyone should make a username like DDOoberherr... that will be subtle

If you want to troll other sites, that is up to you. Just don't drag DDO into it.

Ok... I'll just use Ore_Ele for my username.

Thanks!
twocupcakes: 15 = 13
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8/7/2012 11:38:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:37:08 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:34:55 PM, OberHerr wrote:
God, the whole site is just a way for libtards to pat each other on the back isn't it?

Yeah, it really is.

There are probably something like 1/500 people on the site who have a brain and use it. They must all be trolling.


I highly doubt there is 500 people on that site. Though, that explains the 1/500.
It's one of the most fascinating things I've ever seen.
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8/7/2012 11:38:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:37:28 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:28:10 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:26:25 PM, OberHerr wrote:
I say we troll the hell out of this site.

They are very fast with the ban-hammer. It's community based, so if 6 people don't like you you are basically gone.

It would take very sophisticated trolling.

Everyone should make a username like DDOoberherr... that will be subtle

Wait, so some of us cold go on there, and ban the whole community, one by one?

>:)

Well, not quite.

Basically, if something like 2 people flag your post, it gets reviewed by 6 random 'jury members'. If you have 3 posts I think banned, you are banned.
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8/7/2012 11:45:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:38:43 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:37:28 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:28:10 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:26:25 PM, OberHerr wrote:
I say we troll the hell out of this site.

They are very fast with the ban-hammer. It's community based, so if 6 people don't like you you are basically gone.

It would take very sophisticated trolling.

Everyone should make a username like DDOoberherr... that will be subtle

Wait, so some of us cold go on there, and ban the whole community, one by one?

>:)

Well, not quite.

Basically, if something like 2 people flag your post, it gets reviewed by 6 random 'jury members'. If you have 3 posts I think banned, you are banned.

Sounds about right for liberals. If they don't like what you're saying, they'll silence you.
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8/7/2012 11:46:49 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Why waste your time? Don't you have wedding dresses to sell?

It's funny because that sounds like an insult but it isn't lol.
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8/7/2012 11:47:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
This thread is insulting.
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8/7/2012 11:48:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:47:30 PM, Contra wrote:
This thread is insulting.

Alternative response if it were a conservative site: This thread is awesome!
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8/7/2012 11:48:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:46:49 PM, Maikuru wrote:
Why waste your time? Don't you have wedding dresses to sell?

It's funny because that sounds like an insult but it isn't lol.

Unfortunately, no I don't.

Next week I'll get some equipment in and be able to start doing the photography work. The week after that we'll have the dresses and be super busy... maybe even to the point of not returning to DDO!
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8/7/2012 11:49:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
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8/7/2012 11:50:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I wonder if my purple prose will warrant a ban, lol.
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8/7/2012 11:53:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I just checked out that site and I have no idea what's going on. Since DDO, all other webpage formats confuse me.
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8/7/2012 11:53:44 PM
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At 8/7/2012 11:50:10 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
I wonder if my purple prose will warrant a ban, lol.

**as in using it pretentiously to argue against them (hehehe)
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8/7/2012 11:54:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:48:29 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:47:30 PM, Contra wrote:
This thread is insulting.

Alternative response if it were a conservative site: This thread is awesome!

No, regardless of whether the site is a liberal bias, conservative bias, or even Revleft or Stormfront. If you want to troll other sites, don't drag DDO into it.
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8/7/2012 11:55:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:53:17 PM, Maikuru wrote:
I just checked out that site and I have no idea what's going on. Since DDO, all other webpage formats confuse me.

It's a really, really bad format.
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8/7/2012 11:56:11 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/7/2012 11:54:53 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:48:29 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 8/7/2012 11:47:30 PM, Contra wrote:
This thread is insulting.

Alternative response if it were a conservative site: This thread is awesome!

No, regardless of whether the site is a liberal bias, conservative bias, or even Revleft or Stormfront. If you want to troll other sites, don't drag DDO into it.

I suppose that would also apply to the ongoing quarrel with createdebate.com, would it??
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