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DUmmie FUnnies 06-21-10 (Skinner Writes Hilariously Detailed Rules For DUmmie Dissent)
DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 21, 2010 | Head DUmmie Skinner, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix

Posted on 06/21/2010 12:40:28 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

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To: PJ-Comix

I’m not convinced the average DUmmie’s reading comprehension is sufficient to absorb all these new rules. Are you sure that “Poopie-head” is off limits?


51 posted on 06/21/2010 3:50:31 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: PJ-Comix

Skinner really loves to talk and be obeyed. He probably couldn’t say “sh`t” in less than 28 syllables!


52 posted on 06/21/2010 3:52:22 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: PJ-Comix

Oh my.

That’s all I can say, oh my.


53 posted on 06/21/2010 3:55:16 PM PDT by franksolich (Scourge of the Primitives, in service to humanity)
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To: PJ-Comix

I have only made it part way through Skinner’s list before my eyes glazed over. Oh my, what will they be able to talk about? Not much.


54 posted on 06/21/2010 3:58:33 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: PJ-Comix
Now that we have a Democratic President, I do not think it is unreasonable to expect that he be shown more respect here than the illegitimate, incompetent asshole who previously held the office. He should be referred to as "President Obama,"

Only illegitimate, incompetent asshole Democrats must be addressed with the title of President...

55 posted on 06/21/2010 4:03:13 PM PDT by mikrofon (Or is that p-Resident?)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Fortunately they still can say, “Bush’s fault”....right?!


56 posted on 06/21/2010 4:04:46 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr; PJ-Comix; All

Perhaps DU is having troubles with their system and they need to cut way back on their bandwidth?

They have banned just about every thought, phrase, or saying that most DUmmies use to express themselves, let alone “communicate”.

I agree with many, this is not going to go well. DU is going to implode.


57 posted on 06/21/2010 4:12:18 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: KC Burke

“All hail our POtuS, Barack HUSSEIN Obama (PTDH).”


58 posted on 06/21/2010 4:16:02 PM PDT by mikrofon (* Plug The Damn Hole!)
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To: PJ-Comix


LIST OF RULE VIOLATIONS

{ } Personal Attack          - When discussing individual DU members, the following are considered personal attacks:
         - Personal attacks, name-calling, or other insults.
         - Telling someone to “shut up,” “screw you,” “go away,” “fuck off,” or the like.
         - Calling someone a liar, or calling a post a lie.
         - Calling someone a conservative, disruptor, or similar.
         - Calling someone a bigot.
         - Belittling someone for being new or having a low post count.
         - Negatively “calling out” someone who is not participating in the discussion.

{ } Broad-brush or Extreme Group Attack          - When discussing groups of DU members, the following are considered broad-brush group attacks:
         - Broad-brush attack          - intended to paint all people belonging to a particular group in a negative light. (The word “all” can be explicitly stated or implied.)
         - Name-calling          - Referring to any group of DU members by names intended to paint them in a negative light.
         - Suggesting that any group of DU members are conservatives, disruptors, or similar.
         - Belittling people who are new or have a low post count.
         - Suggesting that any group of DU members are not Democrats, liberals, or progressives.
         - Suggesting that a particular point of view is required in order to be a Democrat, liberal, or progressive.
         - Note: As a general guideline, if it is possible to identify specific individuals who are being attacked, then it is against the rules. But if the attack is against a vaguely defined group of “some but not all” people, then it might be permitted.

{ } Insensitive          - Includes bigotry, hate, ridicule, stereotyping, or insensitivity based on:
         - Race or ethnicity.
         - Gender (women or men).
         - Sexual Orientation.
         - Religion or lack of religion (Christians, Jews, Muslims, Atheists, Agnostics, etc.).
         - Geographic region or place of origin.
         - Disability (mental or physical).
         - Weight or other physical characteristics.
         - Use of insensitive terminology (”cocksucker,” “cunt,” “bitch,” “whore,” “retard,” etc.).

{ } Inflammatory, inappropriate, or over-the-top
         - Any post which is, in the consensus of the moderators, too rhetorically hot, too divisive, too extreme, or too inflammatory.
         - Advocating violent overthrow of the government, or harm toward high-ranking officials.
         - Broad-brush smears toward law enforcement or military service members.
         - Advocating the defeat of the US military, attack against the US, or other overtly anti-American sentiment.
         - Sexually explicit content.
         - Graphic violence, gore, pain, or human suffering (except with a legitimate political purpose, and with a clear warning in the subject line).
         - Asking for medical advice.
         - “Gravedancing” or “gravemourning” when someone is banned.
         - Signature line/avatar image violates DU rules, is controversial, or is likely to cause discussions to go off-topic.

{ } Inappropriate attacks against Democrats
         - Insults against prominent Democrats, such as “Fuck Obama.”
         - Name-calling against prominent Democrats. Calling Barack Obama “Barry” or some other name.
         - Repeating Republican partisan attacks against Democrats.
         - Broadly suggesting that there is no difference between Barack Obama and George W. Bush, or that there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans. (Arguing that specific policies are the same would be permitted.)
         - Suggesting that President Obama has perpetrated a “con job” or “fraud,” or similarly over-the-top assertions of bad faith.
         - Advocating voting against Democrats, or in favor of third-party or GOP candidates.
         - Broad-brush smears against Democrats generally. Broad expressions of contempt toward Democrats generally.

{ } Harassment or threats
         - Any type of threat against another member of this community, either explicit or implied.
         - Any action intended to harm another person — physically, mentally, emotionally, or otherwise.
         - A sustained or organized effort to demean, belittle, bully, or ostracize another person.
         - Digging up or posting personal information about any private individual, on DU or elsewhere.
         - Stalking someone across discussion threads or forums.

{ } Rule enforcement issues
         - Publicly complaining about rule enforcement.
         - Publicly accusing the moderators/administrators of bias.
         - Publicly “calling-out” the moderators/administrators over specific enforcement action.
         - Continuing an argument from a locked thread or from a thread you have been blocked out of.

{ } Spamming
         - Posting the same message repeatedly.
         - Personal fundraising, for-profit advertising, or selling products or services (except in the DU Marketplace forum, or if given explicit permission from the DU administrators).
         - Posting entirely in capital letters.

{ } Off-topic/Wrong forum
         - Any discussion thread or post that is off-topic for the forum or group in which it is posted.
         - Non-news items posted in the Latest Breaking News forum.
         - Highly speculative “conspiracy theory” topics outside the September 11 forum.
         - Discussion of the Arab/Israeli conflict outside the Israel/Palestine forum.
         - Discussion of purely religious topics outside the Religion/Theology forum.
         - “Rallying the troops” in a forum or group to disrupt elsewhere on the website.

{ } Inappropriate source
         - Websites with a focus on disrupting Democratic Underground and/or smearing DU members.
         - Websites with bigoted content (Holocaust skepticism, Jewish conspiracies, and the like).
         - Note: Linking to right-wing websites is usually permitted, provided the intent is to expose their agenda rather than agree with it.

{ } Copyright violations
         - Excerpt exceeds 4 paragraphs, or does not have a link to the source.

{ } Other (Please explain)


Holy crap. JimRob and his moderators have a much simpler, single rule.

Don't be an a&&hole.
59 posted on 06/21/2010 4:16:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: PJ-Comix

Wow... Just wow

Looks like you won’t be able to post anything over at the DUmp

Just as well


60 posted on 06/21/2010 4:59:01 PM PDT by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Wow... Just wow

Looks like you won’t be able to post anything over at the DUmp

Just as well


61 posted on 06/21/2010 5:02:18 PM PDT by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Wow... Just wow

Looks like you won’t be able to post anything over at the DUmp

Just as well


62 posted on 06/21/2010 5:02:52 PM PDT by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: PJ-Comix
- Name-calling against prominent Democrats. Calling Barack Obama "Barry" or some other name.

My personal favorite. But what about "Hussein"? Can we call him "Hussein"? It's his name, after all. What about "B. Hussein Obama"? What about "fumbling moron"? Or "anti-American marxist socialist fascist"? All true.

63 posted on 06/21/2010 5:24:24 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked
I agree with many, this is not going to go well. DU is going to implode.

And then I remembered - dhimmis just love to make rules but avoid following them like vampires avoid sunlight - rules are for other people!

64 posted on 06/21/2010 5:31:51 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Lazamataz
JimRob and his moderators have a much simpler, single rule. Don't be an a&&hole.

And even then, folks like you or I have still managed to hang around this long.

On a serious note, the FR "rules" are listed on every post page:

Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.
Just enforcing that would shut down DU.
65 posted on 06/21/2010 6:21:15 PM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: rockrr
dhimmis just love to make rules but avoid following them like vampires avoid sunlight - rules are for other people!

Looks like skinner has painted himself into a corner with this one. If he doesn't enforce these rules, then his word means nothing. If someone feels threaten, or is being abused they are going to call skinner to enforce the rules. If he does start enforcing these rules 95% of DU is going to be banned. Since they act like potty mouthed teenagers, they will hate DU since they won't be able to be "themselves".

66 posted on 06/21/2010 6:48:51 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: PJ-Comix

Bet they don’t own a ZOT9000. Losers.


67 posted on 06/21/2010 7:09:12 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Lazamataz

The host of the Order 66 Podcast, GM Dave, says rule #1 in life is this: Don’t be a dick. Every once in a while he’ll refer to “a Rule 1 violation” or similar phrasing on the show.


68 posted on 06/21/2010 10:10:58 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Vuvuzela: The ancient, traditional, injection-molded polystyrene horn of the Zulu people.--Wideawake)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Your finest hour, sir...but I expect you’ll surpass it before all is said and done.


69 posted on 06/21/2010 10:13:24 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Vuvuzela: The ancient, traditional, injection-molded polystyrene horn of the Zulu people.--Wideawake)
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To: PJ-Comix
Advocating the defeat of the US military, attack against the US, or other overtly anti-American sentiment.

That's going to free up about 96% of Skinner's bandwidth.

70 posted on 06/21/2010 10:35:40 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("Allahu Akbar!": Arabic for "Nothing to see here." -- Mark Steyn)
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To: PJ-Comix

- Disability (mental or physical).

Skinner just screwed himself there.

All posts and all replies reflect this.


71 posted on 06/21/2010 10:47:33 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: PJ-Comix
- Geographic region or place of origin.

I wonder if this means they can't call southern people knuckle draggers anymore.

72 posted on 06/22/2010 2:51:57 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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Democratic Underground is changing. It's time to change the way we run it.

Skinner the Herd Thinner about to lay down the LAW!

73 posted on 06/22/2010 6:40:09 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
As you know, Barack Obama is the first Democratic President since DU was created back in 2001.

And hopefully the LAST one!

74 posted on 06/22/2010 6:47:26 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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The DU Administrators have long been frustrated with the persistent undercurrent of negativity and conflict here, which has been exacerbated by the lack of a common villain in the form of George W. Bush.

Bush Hate was the glue that held DU together. Now even that is wearing off.

75 posted on 06/22/2010 6:49:37 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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But we have been reluctant to make changes to the way we run the site out of fear that we might do more harm than good.

Oh, go ahead, Skins!

76 posted on 06/22/2010 6:50:50 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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we tend to be fairly skeptical of our own ability to effect broad-based changes that will improve DU. . . .

And rightly so!

77 posted on 06/22/2010 6:52:07 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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we have been banging our heads against the wall for a long time. . . .

That explains a lot.

78 posted on 06/22/2010 7:13:47 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
We considered many possible approaches -- from adding lots of new rules to getting rid of most of them --

and we decided to go with . . . ADDING LOTS OF NEW RULES! WHEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! It's FUn to be the king!!!

79 posted on 06/22/2010 7:16:36 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
So, our goal is to get everyone back on the same page.

Which would be . . . General Discussion: Cheerleading

80 posted on 06/22/2010 7:18:41 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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We have no illusions that this approach will make everyone happy.

After all, DUmmies are NEVER happy!

81 posted on 06/22/2010 7:20:27 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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So after a great deal of consideration we've come up with a proposal to try and make DU a community again.

613 new and obsessive commandments!

82 posted on 06/22/2010 7:22:17 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
These changes have not been implemented yet. Hopefully we can phase them in over the next couple weeks.

Put phasers on 'STUN.'

83 posted on 06/22/2010 7:23:31 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
A clear, concise version of the DU rules will be pinned to the top of the two General Discussion forums. . . .

You're gonna need a bigger screen.

84 posted on 06/22/2010 7:25:51 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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We believe that most of the DU rules are just common decency and common sense. . . .

OK, but you're dealing with DEMOCRATS here, remember.

85 posted on 06/22/2010 7:27:13 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Here in the real world it is necessary to have some concrete standards. . . .

Here in DUmmieland it is necessary to have some concrete boots and granite tombstones.

86 posted on 06/22/2010 7:33:05 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Here is the official "list of violations" from the DU rules:

Get out your pen and paper! On second thought, make that a BOX of pens and a REAM of paper!

87 posted on 06/22/2010 7:35:24 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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LIST OF RULE VIOLATIONS

WRITING IN 'ALL CAPS' IS A RULE VIOLATION AND YOU WILL BE PROMPTLY TOMB--

88 posted on 06/22/2010 7:37:04 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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The sad part is, they don't even realize the breadth and depth of their own intellectual dishonesty and hypocrisy.

(sigh)

89 posted on 06/22/2010 7:40:34 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: PJ-Comix
Now that we have a Democratic President, I do not think it is unreasonable to expect that he be shown more respect here than the illegitimate, incompetent asshole who previously held the office.

Yeah, Barry is OUR illegitimate, incompetent asshole, so show him some respect!

90 posted on 06/22/2010 7:45:39 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
When a member has a post deleted from a thread, that member will be automatically blocked from posting again in that thread.


91 posted on 06/22/2010 7:50:21 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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- Name-calling against prominent Democrats. Calling Barack Obama “Barry” or some other name.

Didn't his own grandmother call him Barry?
92 posted on 06/22/2010 7:52:52 AM PDT by FarmerW
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- Name-calling against prominent Democrats. Calling Barack Obama “Barry” or some other name.

And didn't he go by the name Barry Soetero for a long time?

93 posted on 06/22/2010 7:54:29 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: PJ-Comix; Roscoe Karns; mikrofon
A uniform approach for dealing with frequent rule-breakers.

And here's the uniform:


94 posted on 06/22/2010 8:41:12 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
When deciding what action is appropriate, special consideration will be given to determining whether we believe someone is, overall, a constructive and valuable member of our community. Does this person seem to like DU and its members? Does this person act as if they want DU to be a better place? Are this person's deleted posts innocent mistakes rather than malicious and deliberate? Do we think this person makes DU better for the vast majority of our visitors?

BRING BACK PITT! WE WANT PITT! WE WANT PITT!

95 posted on 06/22/2010 8:43:55 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
We all know this place is never going to be perfect.

Hey, it's PERFECT for the DUmmie FUnnies! Don't change a thing! Except . . .

BRING BACK PITT! BRING BACK PITT! BRING BACK. . . .

96 posted on 06/22/2010 8:46:27 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
we do have an ideal that everyone should strive for: A Democratic Underground where thoughtful discussion can take place. . . .

To dream . . . the impossible dream . . .

97 posted on 06/22/2010 8:48:00 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I think, minimise the rules

NO BRITISH SPELLINGS! Bye-bye, you're gone!

98 posted on 06/22/2010 8:51:29 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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I'm new but. . . .

Must be a LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!! You're outta here, too!

99 posted on 06/22/2010 8:52:32 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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I still think certain topics should not be. . . .

NO INDEPENDENT THINKING ALLOWED! Good-bye!

100 posted on 06/22/2010 8:53:50 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Skinner the Herd Thinner.)
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