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progressivedem22
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4/14/2014 8:50:31 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
This isn't an accusation, but merely an observation.

I tried, over the course of the past few weeks, to post a few polls -- one had to do with marginal tax rates, another with the 2016 election etc. All of them were submitted were moderation, and none were posted -- the same happened in the opinion section, so much so that I gave up long ago on ever getting one posted.

But what stuns me is that this same level of scrutiny -- mind you, on polls with no illicit contents whatsoever -- is not uniform. There are polls, as Mikal pointed out (he has a pretty thorough screenshot of it), that are completely immature, asinine, and give the site a horrible name: from "Airmax sucks and is the worst person ever" (with the only two options being "yes"), to "Smell my butt, atheists!!" to "Gay prom???" to "Atheists do not existtt!!!!" etc. I shouldn't need to point out how wrong these polls are.

So, I have a few open questions about this conundrum:

1. Why are only some polls submitted for moderation?
2. Why haven't these polls been deleted?
3. Why, even after the polls were reported, have they not been deleted?
4. Why are perfectly sensible polls -- e.g., "What do you think the top marginal income tax rate should be?" -- being dumped, while polls bashing Airmax, apparently, are perfectly fine?

As I consider this, jifpop's suggestion of requiring moderation of the polling section appears to me increasingly plausible. Maybe someone should consider implementing it?
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4/14/2014 10:03:03 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I do think there needs to be a better way to screen out certain polls, but I hesitate to call it "selective moderation" until I know more.

P.S. - the gay prom poll is not spam
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4/14/2014 10:31:56 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 10:03:03 AM, bsh1 wrote:
P.S. - the gay prom poll is not spam

That actually sounds like a lovely idea...
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4/14/2014 10:53:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I feel like creating a thread so bsh1 and YYW can flirt in public without creeping out the rest of us. Anyone second the idea?
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4/14/2014 11:03:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 10:53:51 AM, CJKAllstar wrote:
I feel like creating a thread so bsh1 and YYW can flirt in public without creeping out the rest of us. Anyone second the idea?

If you're "creeped out" by seeing two men flirting.... you might be a redneck.
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4/14/2014 11:08:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
My apologies on that "Gay Prom" poll -- I should have read it closer. I think the title should have been a bit more explicit, but ultimately the subject is fine, and there was a thorough explanation within.

So, on that note, let's focus on the others.
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4/14/2014 11:09:16 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I figured this would come up. No it isn't because they are gay. I distance myself from double standards militantly. I just happen to find two people talking about the "climax of the century" in public, or talking about "rocking each other's world" in public slightly creepy, whether gay, straight, lesbian, pansexual, gender-fluid, gender-bender, or any other type of sexual orientation you can name.
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4/14/2014 12:18:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 10:31:56 AM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:03:03 AM, bsh1 wrote:
P.S. - the gay prom poll is not spam

That actually sounds like a lovely idea...

Then do it. :P
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4/14/2014 12:18:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 11:08:11 AM, progressivedem22 wrote:
My apologies on that "Gay Prom" poll -- I should have read it closer. I think the title should have been a bit more explicit, but ultimately the subject is fine, and there was a thorough explanation within.

So, on that note, let's focus on the others.

Yeah, at first, I thought it read "gay porn."
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4/14/2014 1:34:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 12:18:56 PM, dtaylor971 wrote:
At 4/14/2014 11:08:11 AM, progressivedem22 wrote:
My apologies on that "Gay Prom" poll -- I should have read it closer. I think the title should have been a bit more explicit, but ultimately the subject is fine, and there was a thorough explanation within.

So, on that note, let's focus on the others.

Yeah, at first, I thought it read "gay porn."

Same lol.
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4/14/2014 1:35:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I like how I write one sentence that wasn't even the main point of my post and suddenly everyone gets off track. Fabulous...
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4/14/2014 1:36:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 10:31:56 AM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:03:03 AM, bsh1 wrote:
P.S. - the gay prom poll is not spam

That actually sounds like a lovely idea...

It does. Unfortunately, my prom dates was a girl--she knew I was gay and we went as friends, but it wasn't really what I wanted.
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4/14/2014 2:26:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 11:08:11 AM, progressivedem22 wrote:
My apologies on that "Gay Prom" poll -- I should have read it closer. I think the title should have been a bit more explicit, but ultimately the subject is fine, and there was a thorough explanation within.

So, on that note, let's focus on the others.

I guess I just brought that example up because people tend to jump to conclusions about polls. Many questions are valid and sincerely asked, but those questions get smeared because of the many idiotic polls which ruin the section's reputation. I think we should be careful in how we view individual polls during this discourse.
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4/14/2014 2:27:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 10:36:37 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Oh god YYW and bsh are going to derail another thread.

Lol...maybe. Don't rush us.
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4/14/2014 2:32:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 10:36:37 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Oh god YYW and bsh are going to derail another thread.

http://media.tumblr.com...
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4/14/2014 3:35:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 1:36:31 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:31:56 AM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:03:03 AM, bsh1 wrote:
P.S. - the gay prom poll is not spam

That actually sounds like a lovely idea...

It does. Unfortunately, my prom dates was a girl--she knew I was gay and we went as friends, but it wasn't really what I wanted.

I can relate...
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4/14/2014 3:36:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 11:03:38 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:53:51 AM, CJKAllstar wrote:
I feel like creating a thread so bsh1 and YYW can flirt in public without creeping out the rest of us. Anyone second the idea?

If you're "creeped out" by seeing two men flirting.... you might be a redneck.

+1
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4/14/2014 3:51:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:36:41 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 11:03:38 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:53:51 AM, CJKAllstar wrote:
I feel like creating a thread so bsh1 and YYW can flirt in public without creeping out the rest of us. Anyone second the idea?

If you're "creeped out" by seeing two men flirting.... you might be a redneck.

+1

http://37.media.tumblr.com...
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4/14/2014 3:52:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:51:09 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:36:41 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 11:03:38 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:53:51 AM, CJKAllstar wrote:
I feel like creating a thread so bsh1 and YYW can flirt in public without creeping out the rest of us. Anyone second the idea?

If you're "creeped out" by seeing two men flirting.... you might be a redneck.

+1

http://37.media.tumblr.com...

Such kink. Very fetish. Wow.
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Mikal
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4/14/2014 3:52:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:52:11 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:51:09 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:36:41 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 11:03:38 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:53:51 AM, CJKAllstar wrote:
I feel like creating a thread so bsh1 and YYW can flirt in public without creeping out the rest of us. Anyone second the idea?

If you're "creeped out" by seeing two men flirting.... you might be a redneck.

+1

http://37.media.tumblr.com...

Such kink. Very fetish. Wow.

only bill engval gif that i could find.

FML
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4/14/2014 3:53:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:52:42 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:52:11 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:51:09 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:36:41 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 11:03:38 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:53:51 AM, CJKAllstar wrote:
I feel like creating a thread so bsh1 and YYW can flirt in public without creeping out the rest of us. Anyone second the idea?

If you're "creeped out" by seeing two men flirting.... you might be a redneck.

+1

http://37.media.tumblr.com...

Such kink. Very fetish. Wow.

only bill engval gif that i could find.

FML

If that's what you're into, I mean... I'm not going to judge

*he said, judgmentally*

lol
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Mikal
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4/14/2014 3:53:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:53:17 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:52:42 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:52:11 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:51:09 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:36:41 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 11:03:38 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:53:51 AM, CJKAllstar wrote:
I feel like creating a thread so bsh1 and YYW can flirt in public without creeping out the rest of us. Anyone second the idea?

If you're "creeped out" by seeing two men flirting.... you might be a redneck.

+1

http://37.media.tumblr.com...

Such kink. Very fetish. Wow.

only bill engval gif that i could find.

FML

If that's what you're into, I mean... I'm not going to judge

*he said, judgmentally*

lol

-.-
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4/14/2014 3:55:01 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:53:49 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:53:17 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:52:42 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:52:11 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:51:09 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:36:41 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 11:03:38 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:53:51 AM, CJKAllstar wrote:
I feel like creating a thread so bsh1 and YYW can flirt in public without creeping out the rest of us. Anyone second the idea?

If you're "creeped out" by seeing two men flirting.... you might be a redneck.

+1

http://37.media.tumblr.com...

Such kink. Very fetish. Wow.

only bill engval gif that i could find.

FML

If that's what you're into, I mean... I'm not going to judge

*he said, judgmentally*

lol

-.-

http://media.giphy.com...

lol
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4/14/2014 9:15:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 2:32:10 PM, Jonbonbon wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:36:37 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Oh god YYW and bsh are going to derail another thread.

http://media.tumblr.com...

I. LOVE. THIS.

/win
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4/14/2014 11:09:14 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 9:15:50 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/14/2014 2:32:10 PM, Jonbonbon wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:36:37 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Oh god YYW and bsh are going to derail another thread.

http://media.tumblr.com...

I. LOVE. THIS.

/win

Haha I was hoping you'd appreciate it :P
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4/14/2014 11:10:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 11:09:14 PM, Jonbonbon wrote:
At 4/14/2014 9:15:50 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/14/2014 2:32:10 PM, Jonbonbon wrote:
At 4/14/2014 10:36:37 AM, Zaradi wrote:
Oh god YYW and bsh are going to derail another thread.

http://media.tumblr.com...

I. LOVE. THIS.

/win

Haha I was hoping you'd appreciate it :P

I do...like...a lot.

... :)
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4/14/2014 11:11:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 11:10:51 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I do...like...a lot.

... :)

I do...like...you...a lot.

... ;)
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4/14/2014 11:15:37 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 11:11:49 PM, YYW wrote:
At 4/14/2014 11:10:51 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I do...like...a lot.

... :)

I do...like...you...a lot.

... ;)

You are awesome <3
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