I got the Solution...I'll be the Moderator!

Yup, that's it, it's time for someone to step up to the plate, and I am just the cranky old curmudgeon to do it!

I think clearly it's best I was made SOLE ARBITOR/FINGER ON THE DELETE KEY/BIG KAHUANA of the Diary section of MyDD.

Someone has to clean up Dodge, and I am just the nutcase weirdo to do it!

That's right, anyone posts another dumb-ass spam ad for Rolex knock-offs....

I'll force em to send everyone on these boards a free sample!

More sermons from male bashing diarists who have disclaimers about "I need the rules changed to my liking!" ...under my regime,
all those diaries will be automatically transferred to the letter section of MAXIM Magazine......Lots of testosterone to kick around there!

Moran 23-year old trolls who post insult diaries about US Senators about to become SOS?

Why, I will send out a NET Bomb, and block their connection to EVERY PORN SITE on the Internets.....

Yes, cruel and unusual punishment for those clowns, but ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Finally, just to assure some of you who may be looking at this move with some consternation,
I will be a kind and gentle dictator, think Genghis Kahn with a sense of humor...Stay on my good side...Big Mojo, instant  Rec list.

Cross the WSB-boy...and you get what's coming to yah, I'll make Rahm Emmanuel seem like the Mahatma!

Who's with me! Come on, sign up, get onboard the make WSB the new Diary Moderator EXPRESS!

Tags: I'm totally nuts!, Snark-0-matic! Vote for me (all tags)



i spend less and less time here...

partially because most of the peeps i came here for are MIA, partially because the general level of discourse is on par with my kid's JK class and partially because of the moderation.

but its not only their fault - we, as a group have failed to use our TU status properly.  sad really.

by canadian gal 2009-01-02 07:28PM | 0 recs
Re: i spend less and less time here...

So agree with you. There is very little room for an opposing opinion respectfully and reasonably stated. Thoughtful discussion? Forget about it. Instead, at best you are dismissed and labeled as something akin to being silly or preposterous. At worst, you're either a PUMA, or you supported Hillary. When you stop to think about it, it's the very essense of what we most despised about Bush and the former Republican congressional majority - squashing & silencing everyone without a proven strictly partisan view of their world. What's puzzeling about it is Obama is going out of his way to change that way of thinking and operating. Go figure. I have to keep reminding myself to step back as far as it takes to remain objective, and more often than not, it results in next to no participation, or as in this instance, without much of a posiive nature to say, so why bother.

by phoenixdreamz 2009-01-03 06:40AM | 0 recs
Hi Poenix...

Well, I respectful disagree just a bit.

If someone comes in, loaded for bear, with a smear diary (essentially the Caro or KnowVox approach), in essecence, that are NOT here to ingender discussion BUT to start a flame war.

But, its STILL possible to have interesting discussions if the poster is willing and wants to, even on controversial issues.

Take GadFly's diary on Marriage as contract?

It got down and dirty, but it stayed civil while everyone expressed some strong opinions for the most part...

Compare that to Nancy's male bashing epics?

Look, I admit, I go at her with glee in a juvenile manner, but, why the hell not?

What, we should give her respect when she is not even willing to answer ANY comments?

She has posted that dumb ass disclaimer for months now, it's totally BS, so she asks for what she gets IMHO.

Yes, people load up on certain posters, but just saying it's the Obama supporters (at worst youre a Puma or you supported Hillary) instantly going at the Clinton folks is only looking at ONE side of the problem.

Kos no more and Mumbai have WAY more diaries here then most Obama supporters, and we have PLENTY of dairies essentially designed JUST to bash obama, or to take him down.

Check out that last Caro diary as an example.

She out and out called me a Hillary hater, cause I stuck up for my claim that ALL SHE DOES is attack Obama...

Then, when I asked her to prove her claim, listed posts where I obviously support our incoming SOS, she ran out of there, no apology.

I caught her dead to rights, but when proven wrong, she is too damn set in her obama bashing ways to admit she is what she is.

So, it goes both ways, yes, this place has LESS interesting dialog then it used to, but its BOTH the Obama supporters and the Obama bashers who share some of the blame, at least.

I agree, this place ain't what it used to be, but it's not just the Obama folks doing it...

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-03 07:12AM | 0 recs
Hi Blue...

I see what you're saying. My objection boils down to disagreeing with someone without being disagreeable. By that I mean, stating your opposing views without demeaning the person you disagree with. I agree that both sides are at fault. Taking it a bit further, I understand exactly why hyper partisan Democrats and hyper partisan Republicans can't stand each other, and I agree with them both! Niether likes what they see of themselves in the other side, truth be known. It's why I refuse to be a part of it - to engange in divisive rhetoric, or divisive behavior - what I believe canadian gal is referring to. Thanks for responding.

by phoenixdreamz 2009-01-03 08:14AM | 0 recs
Re: Hi Blue...

You're more then welcome.

I like seeing you and CG around here, the more sane posters the better...

Even if some of us get a bit juvenile, I will admit!

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-03 08:19AM | 0 recs
Re: Hi Poenix...

I will admit it, at first it was so much fun to battle it out with Nancy.  I wasn't ever really an intelligent debate because she never really responded with points that made sense or were relative.  That got old.  Then it just made me feel like an idiot.  But thank god for free speech right?  I think there is a better way to handle the trolls than flat out picking on them.  We have become a parody of what we used to be.  

by selfevident 2009-01-03 11:43AM | 0 recs
Re: Hi Poenix...

There is always Lazer Kitties!!!

Part of the reason I come here IS to be an idiot. Free of charge.

But, I do agree with CG's first post, a lot of great posters split, a lot of them back to posting only on KOS these days.

Too bad, they are missed indeed.

It certainly was livlier in the midst of all the heat back in the day....

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-03 12:02PM | 0 recs
discouse with disagreement

I came to this blog looking to interact with seasoned diarists.  Speaking strictly personally, I write with the assumption that the diarist sets the tone for the conversation of within the diary.  By that, I mean that I choose how to respond to people that comment on my diaries.  If I write a diary, expecting to be heard, then I must be willing to hear.  

I start off with the belief that people are writing comments or diaries because they have something that they care about.  If their comments seem snarky or mean spirited to me, I look past that impression and speak to their commitment, even if I don't quite see it yet.  Sooner or later that commitment will become evident.  If they really are up to snarky behavior they will go away, unsatisfied that I did not bite.

I am willing to accept that I may be wrong or poorly informed and I make a point of reminding myself of that when someone disagrees with me.  So, I respond by considering their point, acknowledging and addressing things with the assumption that they care about something and state my points in relevance to the items they stated.

From what I can see, I think that the good bloggers, diarists and commenters behave in a similar manner.


by the national gadfly 2009-01-03 04:17PM | 0 recs
I'll vote fer ya...

'cause you're disturbed enough to volunteer.  That ought to count for sumpin'.  

Plus, I'm hopin' to curry favor with you and get "extra dessert" stamped on my cafeteria meal card in exchange for my loyalty.


by the national gadfly 2009-01-02 10:36PM | 0 recs
Re: I got the Solution...I'll be the Moderator!

Sorry Wash, my vote is for Nancy and wowgold12321.  I love me some good ol' fashioned belligerent rants combined with online video game currency.

by thatpurplestuff 2009-01-02 11:02PM | 0 recs
Re: I got the Solution...I'll be the Moderator!


by QTG 2009-01-03 02:50AM | 0 recs
You guys are just currying favor with Nancy

It ain't gonna help. She is putting you in Penis Prison anyway, you unrepentent potential rapists!!!!!!!!!

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-03 06:22AM | 0 recs
Penis prison?

Is that like one of those Chinese finger traps?  I'm wincing just thinking about it.

by username 2009-01-03 06:29AM | 0 recs
You can ask Nancy if you like

It's where bad little boys who don't want to move to the Matriarchy are heading...

And, you probably don't even think that Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton are equivalent either (check out Nancy's new diatribe...)

You are a marked male, that's all their is to it!

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-03 06:34AM | 0 recs
The Moderator!

If Nancy K. is moderator all hostility and oppression will cease because she has lady parts.

by AZphilosopher 2009-01-03 10:48PM | 0 recs


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