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One perk of being an Independant....

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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby someone else » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:51 pm

Stebben84 wrote:Come on. Be a man and post your full name. Or are you cowardly. I call bullshit on the kindle.


It's true, dude. I just checked your profile and it doesn't give your real name anywhere. I gave my real name when I registered. Go look at my profile if you think that is where I learned your real name.
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby bdog » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:55 pm

someone else wrote:Jason did not make that distinction in his conversation on facebook, quelle surprise. :roll:


I believe this is the conversation you referenced:

Jason Joyce
Brenda: Comments on Isthmus' website require a real first and last name. We allow no anonymous comments and moderate constantly.


Brenda Konkel
But the readers of the forum don't see the real first and last names. And very few register with their real names, so they are still anonymous or pseudonymous (thanks Stu!) to me and therefore have the freedom to attack.


Jason was responding specifically to Brenda's complaint of COMMENTS being anonymous. She linked to the Madison.com comments on an article about military ads on city buses.

The misunderstanding is Brenda's. TDP requires article commenters to use their real first and last names, whereas Madison.com lets people use the same ids as they use on their forum.

If she meant comments as well as forum discussions then she needs to clarify that.
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby someone else » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:11 pm

There is nothing stopping anyone here in posting a pseudonym as a real first and last name and posting a comment. Signed Simone Else.

The onus is on the user not the moderator.
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby bdog » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:17 pm

someone else wrote:There is nothing stopping anyone here in posting a pseudonym as a real first and last name and posting a comment. Signed Simone Else.

The onus is on the user not the moderator.

As it is on every other website.

It's not like Brenda's doing background checks on her commenters.
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby someone else » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:26 pm

bdog wrote:
someone else wrote:There is nothing stopping anyone here in posting a pseudonym as a real first and last name and posting a comment. Signed Simone Else.

The onus is on the user not the moderator.

As it is on every other website.

It's not like Brenda's doing background checks on her commenters.


Brenda is a person. TDP is a public forum, a community presence and should be held to a higher standard. If not legally, at least morally. However, TDPF is held to neither. It is a disappointment. Comments just like this would have been deleted in the past and the users IP address put on a black list. Jason hates it when anyone criticizes his authoritie.
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby bdog » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:33 pm

Can't say you're completely wrong but I'm still here.

I think Jason's big mistake was letting Chuck Schick do whatever he wanted, although that was more of a man-crush than liberal bias, IMHO.

CS legacy of insults has spawned countless imitators. If that had been nipped in the bud perhaps we would have a different forum.

The bad behavior does help with clicks as Brenda states, so maybe it's a losing battle.
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:38 pm

someone else wrote: I am not Mr. Blues...

So you say.
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby someone else » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:50 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
someone else wrote: I am not Mr. Blues...

So you say.


You are boring in your droll predictability. 14,000 posts has taught you nothing. You could have written yourself into the 24th chapter of your own book in the time you wasted filling the useless void of TDPF and still be left with nothing to live for. Get over your man-crush with Mr. Blues.
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby someone else » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:06 pm

bdog wrote:Can't say you're completely wrong but I'm still here.

I think Jason's big mistake was letting Chuck Schick do whatever he wanted, although that was more of a man-crush than liberal bias, IMHO.

CS legacy of insults has spawned countless imitators. If that had been nipped in the bud perhaps we would have a different forum.

The bad behavior does help with clicks as Brenda states, so maybe it's a losing battle.


I think that is Brenda's point too. Jason Joyce has become the proverbial sleazy tabloid journalist, an amoral monster who doesn't care about facts or the community, just clicks. A job like his should be outsourced to India, or maybe a bot. It wouldn't make any difference.

The whole love affair with Chuck Schick was difficult to watch, I agree.
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby snoqueen » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:23 pm

So you were here before "someone else" subscribed on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm, then. Care to tell us your former screen name(s)?
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby someone else » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:56 pm

snoqueen wrote:So you were here before "someone else" subscribed on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm, then. Care to tell us your former screen name(s)?


My first username was
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTFVMMCwsss&ob=av2e

I subscribed when this forum was run on bravenet so I could promote shows at Ken's Bar (1999?). I was the ninth member, just under Paco and Miss World. Jason was still in junior high back then and getting his first badge as an Eagle Scout.
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Re: My tribute to independents

Postby city2countrygal » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:38 pm

“Leaplings" or "leapers" like Gioachino Rossini, happy birthday to you!

Also realted to Rossini and for the kids in all of us, a nice article on how Google creates the “Google” anime. I really dug the Les Paul one back on his B-day:
http://digitallife.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/29/10539267-google-doodle-twofer-leap-year-cartoon-opera-composer

What a fun job those folks have! http://www.google.com/doodle4google/history.html & http://www.google.com/doodles/finder/2012/All%20doodles

Pjbogart [and other forons], do you like the author Don DeLillo?
He’s one of my favorite contemporary American authors thanks to the guidance of another great mentor of mine, my college advisor. He gave me the space to figure things out on my own, but he was there for me when I needed him. A great man indeed. I mentioned the other big “D” in my prev. post in the Living room, and here he is again in DeLillo’s short story. And I think that DeLillo mentions Wittgenstein too, so I thought of you last week when I read it, twice, for the first time. It’s from 2009 though, so maybe you already know of it?

“Midnight in Dostoevsky”
by Don DeLillo
http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2009/11/30/091130fi_fiction_delillo

Vinny P: I read you lean to the Right as an independent. I have voted Green Party in the past, so I bet we share some common interests. :)
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Re: One perk of being an Independent....

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:26 am

pjbogart wrote:Heck, Meade thinks that Hitler was a liberal.

Does Meade really believe that? If so, that is some of the worst right-wing revisionism ever spewed and demonstrates a complete ignorance of both history and political philosophy.
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Re: One perk of being an Independant....

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:36 am

If so, that is some of the worst right-wing revisionism ever spewed and demonstrates a complete ignorance of both history and political philosophy.


C'mon Hank. I don't see how this is at all surprising. This is from the same group who think that the stimulus bill caused the recession, and if not then it was poor people. Nazi=national socialist party, socialist=liberal. It's just all so simple when you ignore the details.
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