Wholesale Bannings

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15 Jun, 2017 04:56 PM

Well I thought there'd been a mistake that would be quickly solved, but apparently a large number of people who can be called "Sanders supporters" have been banned at once. My suggestion is that you explain this to the community at large. It's interesting I find a diary thread where two really divisive pro-Clinton folks are speculating as to why we were banned. Well if it were solely for divisive comments, or being a dick, a huge number of people would be banned.

To address the speculation: No, I am not active at C99% - I found them to be too pro-Stein, stopped looking at them almost immediately. No, I am not active at any Sanders reddit(s) - I found them to be too pro-Trump, stopped looking at them almost immediately. I have not received any warnings, have not "toned it down' lately, my comments aren't being flagged, I am not a sock puppet, I have not engaged in ad hom.

The only thing I can imagine is that folks just don't want to hear anyone saying anything pro-Sanders, especially if it's in support of Sanders pointing out that the party needs to be more inclusive and re-establish its position as the party of social, racial, and economic justice. That is the sum total of the "bashing". But if the site has decided that banning us from here will heal the divide in the party, my suggestion is that this is nonsense.

I've always been a Democrat, never advocated voting for a third party candidate, and want to see the party succeed. I have never said different. But I'm not sure we can elect "more and better democrats" if we can't stomach ANY criticism of the party, or at least any criticism from one person or his supporters. We're the party, too. We are still members of the party, still identify as Democrats, still vote for Democrats. Others of us are independents who also want to see progressive policies enacted and understand that voting third party won't make that happen, so we crash the party gates a bit so we have candidates we want to vote for.

If we're the kind of people who should be bojo'd from here, then so be it. The site will go on, much the poorer for loss of the voices of some strong Democrats. And the voices of those who are filled with bile over Bernie Sanders' audacity for running against Clinton and saying mean stuff about her or the party will grow louder and echo without pushback. More "Shut up Burnie" diaries, recc'd by FP. I'm not sure how that improves things.

My suggestion is that this is a mistake. But it's the site's mistake to make.

I still hope it's all a big misunderstanding, but doesn't look like it is.

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  1. 241 Posted by delphine on 20 Jun, 2017 04:05 PM

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    Xavior - I posted my inquiry the morning of the 15th. I haven't heard anything back so far.

    Yes, THAT is what counts as a horribly offensive post. The horror.

  2. 242 Posted by Xavior Breff on 20 Jun, 2017 04:11 PM

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    ggge- maybe the Falcons were giving speeches to Goldman Sachs? could explain why they went to the Superbowl twice and lost both times

  3. 243 Posted by delphine on 20 Jun, 2017 04:42 PM

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    Seems like people think I didn't ask the mods abut why I was banned.

    Under the title "Can you tell me why I'm bojo?", i sent them this message:

    "Seriously, without time out? I'm simply bojo? What exactly did I do? I didn't call anyone names. I didn't post any spam diaries. I am not a sockpuppet. WTF?"

    And they have not responded.

  4. 244 Posted by JonJon2001 (unv... on 20 Jun, 2017 05:00 PM

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    This was an excellent decision by the moderators and I applaud them for being able to see through the nonsense. Please stop the endless pie move on.

  5. 245 Posted by Gallifreyan Jed... on 20 Jun, 2017 06:00 PM

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    This is pretty messed up right here. And we got a holes flaunting the fact that DBAD doesn't apply to them. No shame, these people. They'd drown a puppy in melted ice cream if it were a socialist.

    Anyways, banned friends, can I get a twitter handle or something? I'd still like to follow your public comments on the issues of the day.

  6. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 20 Jun, 2017 06:21 PM.

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