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Atheist-Independent
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12/12/2014 2:41:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Over the past few weeks a user known as Negroid, although he/she has many other accounts, has been posting various polls which are either perceived as racist, sexist, or belittling to other DDO members. Examples of these polls can be found here:

http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

I find these polls to be a scar on this site's integrity and that there has not been enough action to fix this problem. True, freedom of speech is an appreciated aspect of this site, however, I believe that Negroid has consistently violated the ToS and has unrelentingly displayed racist and sexist view which are not tolerated on DDO.

My proposition is that we all ignore these polls and refuse to either vote or comment on them. That way Negroid will not have the satisfaction of watching us become enraged at his behavior. If you agree with my proposition I ask you to say so here and enact upon it in the polls. If you have a different solution, please present it in this forum as well.

I hope that together we can fix this problem.
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12/12/2014 2:46:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 2:41:36 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Over the past few weeks a user known as Negroid, although he/she has many other accounts, has been posting various polls which are either perceived as racist, sexist, or belittling to other DDO members. Examples of these polls can be found here:

http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

I find these polls to be a scar on this site's integrity and that there has not been enough action to fix this problem. True, freedom of speech is an appreciated aspect of this site, however, I believe that Negroid has consistently violated the ToS and has unrelentingly displayed racist and sexist view which are not tolerated on DDO.

My proposition is that we all ignore these polls and refuse to either vote or comment on them. That way Negroid will not have the satisfaction of watching us become enraged at his behavior. If you agree with my proposition I ask you to say so here and enact upon it in the polls. If you have a different solution, please present it in this forum as well.

I hope that together we can fix this problem.

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12/12/2014 5:37:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 2:41:36 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Over the past few weeks a user known as Negroid, although he/she has many other accounts, has been posting various polls which are either perceived as racist, sexist, or belittling to other DDO members. Examples of these polls can be found here:

http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

I find these polls to be a scar on this site's integrity and that there has not been enough action to fix this problem. True, freedom of speech is an appreciated aspect of this site, however, I believe that Negroid has consistently violated the ToS and has unrelentingly displayed racist and sexist view which are not tolerated on DDO.

My proposition is that we all ignore these polls and refuse to either vote or comment on them. That way Negroid will not have the satisfaction of watching us become enraged at his behavior. If you agree with my proposition I ask you to say so here and enact upon it in the polls. If you have a different solution, please present it in this forum as well.

I hope that together we can fix this problem.

The idea that ignoring trolls will get rid of them is an outdated idea that has proven to be inefficient... ignoring their behavior suggests that we condone it and welcome it under the banner of free-speech, and only encourages them to act out even harder.

The only way to get them to leave is to ban them, or make them feel so unwelcome here that they wont want to keep trying to make such polls (and banning tends to make people feel unwelcome)
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12/12/2014 5:40:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 2:41:36 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Over the past few weeks a user known as Negroid, although he/she has many other accounts, has been posting various polls which are either perceived as racist, sexist, or belittling to other DDO members. Examples of these polls can be found here:

http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

I find these polls to be a scar on this site's integrity and that there has not been enough action to fix this problem. True, freedom of speech is an appreciated aspect of this site, however, I believe that Negroid has consistently violated the ToS and has unrelentingly displayed racist and sexist view which are not tolerated on DDO.

My proposition is that we all ignore these polls and refuse to either vote or comment on them. That way Negroid will not have the satisfaction of watching us become enraged at his behavior. If you agree with my proposition I ask you to say so here and enact upon it in the polls. If you have a different solution, please present it in this forum as well.

I hope that together we can fix this problem.

The best way to fix this problem is to report Negroidish polls immediatly.
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12/12/2014 5:46:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 5:40:55 PM, That1User wrote:

The best way to fix this problem is to report Negroidish polls immediatly.

The thing is that negroid isnt the only one who does this kind of thing. It happens once in a while with other posters as well.
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12/12/2014 5:51:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 5:46:56 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/12/2014 5:40:55 PM, That1User wrote:

The best way to fix this problem is to report Negroidish polls immediatly.

The thing is that negroid isnt the only one who does this kind of thing. It happens once in a while with other posters as well.

I meant that Negroid's polls and polls like Negroid's should be reported immediatly.
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12/12/2014 6:23:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 5:37:27 PM, imabench wrote:
At 12/12/2014 2:41:36 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Over the past few weeks a user known as Negroid, although he/she has many other accounts, has been posting various polls which are either perceived as racist, sexist, or belittling to other DDO members. Examples of these polls can be found here:

http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

I find these polls to be a scar on this site's integrity and that there has not been enough action to fix this problem. True, freedom of speech is an appreciated aspect of this site, however, I believe that Negroid has consistently violated the ToS and has unrelentingly displayed racist and sexist view which are not tolerated on DDO.

My proposition is that we all ignore these polls and refuse to either vote or comment on them. That way Negroid will not have the satisfaction of watching us become enraged at his behavior. If you agree with my proposition I ask you to say so here and enact upon it in the polls. If you have a different solution, please present it in this forum as well.

I hope that together we can fix this problem.

The idea that ignoring trolls will get rid of them is an outdated idea that has proven to be inefficient... ignoring their behavior suggests that we condone it and welcome it under the banner of free-speech, and only encourages them to act out even harder.

The only way to get them to leave is to ban them, or make them feel so unwelcome here that they wont want to keep trying to make such polls (and banning tends to make people feel unwelcome)

True, yet the thing with Negroid is that he just comes back every single time after he gets banned. He is extremely dedicated and he thrives on our frustrations.
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12/12/2014 6:46:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/12/2014 2:41:36 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Over the past few weeks a user known as Negroid, although he/she has many other accounts, has been posting various polls which are either perceived as racist, sexist, or belittling to other DDO members. Examples of these polls can be found here:

http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

I find these polls to be a scar on this site's integrity and that there has not been enough action to fix this problem. True, freedom of speech is an appreciated aspect of this site, however, I believe that Negroid has consistently violated the ToS and has unrelentingly displayed racist and sexist view which are not tolerated on DDO.

My proposition is that we all ignore these polls and refuse to either vote or comment on them. That way Negroid will not have the satisfaction of watching us become enraged at his behavior. If you agree with my proposition I ask you to say so here and enact upon it in the polls. If you have a different solution, please present it in this forum as well.

I hope that together we can fix this problem.

It would pose an arduous task to dissuade sexism or racism, particularly with those who have been piously indoctrinated as such. I do not find sexism or racism and the sharing of such (negative) qualities to be a problem. The problem molds when discrimination and/or the prevention of opportunity arises, and/or insults/diatribes are encountered. Though, at that juncture insults are the concern, and not the content or motive of the insult.

Violating the site conduct does merit a termination after consideration from the moderation.

This is merely my input and opinion on the matter.
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4/23/2015 6:15:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
As I see it, this guy is indeed violating ToS.
Remember the plague of drmavuvu and all those other witch doctors spamming here?
This is a phase. All we have to do to discourage him is point him in the direction of /b/. He'll eventually shut up on his own and maybe even issue an apology. Maybe.
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