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The Daily Kos "Troll Policy"
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Posted on 06/15/2006 10:07:52 AM PDT by xpertskir

I have recently joined "The Daily Kos". I have done so to pursue honest, reasonable, and rational debate. I have started posting on the site and became aware of an interesting and disgusting policy on. The troll policy is described as follows in the FAQ:

"Dealing with trolls Trolling is a sad reality of internet life. Most trolls tend to be blatant, posting comments or diaries that are clearly intended to provoke an angry response. Other trollish messages are posted simply to disrupt the conversation in a diary. Directly replying to the content of a trollish message is usually a waste of time; trolls tend not to be interested in actual debate. There are two methods in wide use to help keep the community as troll-free as possible. The first is troll-rating comments. Trusted Users (see above) can give comments a rating of troll. If a comment has been rated by two or more users, and there are more troll ratings than recommends, then that comment (and all replies to it) are automatically hidden. Hidden comments and their responses can only be seen by Trusted Users. Unfortunately, there is no similar mechanism for hiding trollish diaries. Instead of writing detailed rebuttals of whatever claims or argument the troll is making, the standard response to a troll diary is to post comments containing recipes for tasty dishes. Plenty of examples can be found in the Troll Diary tag. An entire cookbook of recipes has been collected and is being sold as a fundraiser."

I have been given this "troll rating" even though I have not used swear words or attacked other users peronally. I suppose it should not surprise me that these moonbats would want to censor and control the "content" that they read. I forgot that they only like the 1st ammendment when it protects their speech. I have emailed "Kos" and asked him about the policy. I find this policy absolutely ridiculous and am happy that Free Republic does not have a policy such as this, NO MATTER how unpopular the post may be.

FYI my name on The Kos is "clintonliedandpeopledied"

WOW I have just realized that Free Republic does have a similar policy. In trying to post they would not let me use www.dailykos.com which is why I used aol.com.


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1 posted on 06/15/2006 10:07:57 AM PDT by xpertskir
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To: xpertskir

ibtz!


2 posted on 06/15/2006 10:08:37 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Chuck Norris was what Willis was talkin' about.)
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To: xpertskir

Why would we want that trash paraded over here?

Thin ice, homie, thin ice.


3 posted on 06/15/2006 10:09:33 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: xpertskir

Popcorn at the ready!


4 posted on 06/15/2006 10:09:33 AM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: xpertskir

Are you some kind of troll?


5 posted on 06/15/2006 10:10:36 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

6 posted on 06/15/2006 10:10:43 AM PDT by JJR RNCH (Your mother doesn't work here!! Clean up after YOURSELF.)
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To: xpertskir
forgot that they only like the 1st ammendment when it protects their speech.

The website is private property. The First Amendment does not apply.

IBTZ?

7 posted on 06/15/2006 10:11:00 AM PDT by holymoly ("A lot" is TWO words.)
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To: xpertskir

I hate everything and everybody.


8 posted on 06/15/2006 10:11:08 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: xpertskir
I have recently joined "The Daily Kos".

That was your first mistake.

9 posted on 06/15/2006 10:11:13 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 90-96)
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To: xpertskir
I suppose it should not surprise me that these moonbats would want to censor and control the "content" that they read.

Heck, we do that here.

I forgot that they only like the 1st ammendment when it protects their speech.

The First Amendment does not grant you a right to post on Kos - in fact, Freedom of Association implied in the First allows them to exclude soemone if they wish, just as we drop kick liberal trolls off FR.

10 posted on 06/15/2006 10:12:05 AM PDT by dirtboy (When Bush is on the same side as Ted the Swimmer on an issue, you know he's up to no good...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

11 posted on 06/15/2006 10:12:17 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Chat is my milieu)
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To: xpertskir
I have recently joined "The Daily Kos". I have done so to pursue honest, reasonable, and rational debate.

Are you trying to be sarcastic? Daily Kos could care less about honest, reasonable and rational debate.

12 posted on 06/15/2006 10:12:22 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: xpertskir
"Hidden comments and their responses can only be seen by Trusted Users."

Got to keep the loonies on the path.

13 posted on 06/15/2006 10:12:53 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: holymoly

CLEARLY. That comment was more one of ideology, not law.


14 posted on 06/15/2006 10:13:04 AM PDT by xpertskir
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To: xpertskir
I have recently joined "The Daily Kos". I have done so to pursue honest, reasonable, and rational debate.

The above made me loller. That's like saying you wanted to get better at guitar, so you cut off your hands.
15 posted on 06/15/2006 10:13:07 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Alouette
I have done so to pursue honest, reasonable, and rational debate.

And that was the second mistake.

16 posted on 06/15/2006 10:13:07 AM PDT by Reagan is King (Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

I have just found that out.


17 posted on 06/15/2006 10:13:31 AM PDT by xpertskir
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To: xpertskir
You mean to tell me that you wouldn't allow me to come take a dump on your living room floor?
18 posted on 06/15/2006 10:13:47 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Chat is my milieu)
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To: xpertskir

???

So much.. so little time.


19 posted on 06/15/2006 10:13:58 AM PDT by Darksheare (Anyone ever wonder at the flavor of the sparrows at San Juan Capistrano? Cappucino sparrows?)
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To: xpertskir

Why should FR or DailyKos expend their resources facilitating the promotion of views contrary to those of the site owner?


20 posted on 06/15/2006 10:14:04 AM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: xpertskir
I forgot that they only like the 1st ammendment when it protects their speech.

Just a quick Constitutional refresher for you... Amendment I of the Constitution does not restrict PRIVATE ENTITIES from restricting your speech.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech...

The only protection that Amendment I gives you is from the GOVERNMENT abridging your freedom of speech.

22 posted on 06/15/2006 10:14:32 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: xpertskir

I'm a troll at craig's list's rants and raves boards. Sending the librats into a spinning freakout every time I go there.


23 posted on 06/15/2006 10:14:38 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Lazamataz
I hate everything and everybody

True, but you got some cool graphics....or at least, you USED to have them.

24 posted on 06/15/2006 10:15:21 AM PDT by starfish923 ( Socrates: It's never right to do wrong.)
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To: xpertskir

I don't know why you would waste your time with those sub-human cretins.


25 posted on 06/15/2006 10:15:53 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (PENCE BASHERS WILL BE CALLED OUT)
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To: xpertskir

Excellent! You're learning.

Good luck on FR. ;)


26 posted on 06/15/2006 10:17:56 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: xpertskir

I got bitten by a mosquito on my arm last night.


27 posted on 06/15/2006 10:19:14 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: Allegra

That sucks.


28 posted on 06/15/2006 10:19:42 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Lazamataz
I hate everything and everybody.

I think I'm catching a cold.

I hate summer colds.

29 posted on 06/15/2006 10:21:18 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
I have been posting on FR for a few months. I just wanted to broaden my horizons. I have NOTHING in common with those libs. Therein lies the challenge. Even in the short time I have been their, NO ONE has challenged anything I have said, they just attack me or Dub Yah for that matter.
30 posted on 06/15/2006 10:22:18 AM PDT by xpertskir
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To: xpertskir
Do you have a cat?

Do you ever find those "claw casings" around your house?

I think they're kind of cool.

31 posted on 06/15/2006 10:22:46 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: xpertskir
I have recently joined "The Daily Kos". I have done so to pursue honest, reasonable, and rational debate.

Not too bright, are you? Going on a leading left-wing nut website with the moniker "clintonliedandpeopledied" is obvious chum bait and then some. And you went there to an ultra left wing nut site to have honest, reasonable and rational debate? Even funnier is your coming over here and complaining about how Kos doesn't treat you nice.

Frankly, I don't believe you, you're way too disingenuous, my little ingenue.

32 posted on 06/15/2006 10:22:48 AM PDT by xJones
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To: xpertskir

There is no more to debate, it is war.


33 posted on 06/15/2006 10:23:17 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: So Cal Rocket
READ MY ABOVE STATEMENT. I was not saying anything about law or constitutionality. Just using it to describe their ideology.
34 posted on 06/15/2006 10:23:36 AM PDT by xpertskir
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It itches.


35 posted on 06/15/2006 10:23:39 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: xpertskir
I have just realized that Free Republic does have a similar policy.

Nonsense. We do nothing like that. Our trolls are banned outright, not "tagged". Then we dance on their remains.

36 posted on 06/15/2006 10:24:03 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: xpertskir

They can't read. ;)


37 posted on 06/15/2006 10:26:20 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Allegra
Do you have a cat? Do you ever find those "claw casings" around your house? I think they're kind of cool.

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!

38 posted on 06/15/2006 10:26:31 AM PDT by JJR RNCH (Your mother doesn't work here!! Clean up after YOURSELF.)
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To: xpertskir
CLEARLY. That comment was more one of ideology, not law.

And how is anyone supposed to know that from your post?:

FYI my name on The Kos is "clintonliedandpeopledied"

And you wonder why they consider you a troll?

39 posted on 06/15/2006 10:26:44 AM PDT by holymoly ("A lot" is TWO words.)
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To: Allegra

Then scratch it.






;-)


40 posted on 06/15/2006 10:27:03 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Chuck Norris was what Willis was talkin' about.)
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To: xJones
In retrospect this was a bad name choice. I however was unaware of their policy. You don't believe me about what? What is not to believe. Also, I am not complaining just using this as a point. THE TRUTH OR FACTS DO NOT MATTER TO LIBS.
41 posted on 06/15/2006 10:27:08 AM PDT by xpertskir
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To: Allegra
Do you have a cat?

I don't like cats, particularly since a cat came in my backyard and beat my 25 lb. dog up. I had to take him the vet to have his poor little nose patched up.

42 posted on 06/15/2006 10:28:19 AM PDT by xJones
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It wouldnt matter what my name was.


43 posted on 06/15/2006 10:29:28 AM PDT by xpertskir
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"...they just attack me or Dub Yah for that matter."

The man's name/title is "President Bush." Give him the respect he deserves. Thank you.


44 posted on 06/15/2006 10:29:53 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: eyespysomething
But they say you're not supposed to scratch them.

Who is this "they" that's always saying stuff, anyway?

45 posted on 06/15/2006 10:32:42 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: xJones
I had to take him the vet to have his poor little nose patched up.

I hope the little guy's OK.

Now he knows what kitties do.

46 posted on 06/15/2006 10:33:59 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: Allegra

Don't ask.....

47 posted on 06/15/2006 10:34:24 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: xpertskir
In retrospect this was a bad name choice.

Are you going for the understatement of the year award? To go on Kos with the name "clintonliedandpeopledied" would be like going on FR with the name "banallgunsandoutlawChristianity".

48 posted on 06/15/2006 10:38:57 AM PDT by xJones
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Yeah but yours is an opinion.

Clinton Lied and People Died is a fact.


49 posted on 06/15/2006 10:42:27 AM PDT by xpertskir
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To: dirtboy

"Heck, we do that here."

Thats unfortunate. It is one thing to remove a rude and offensive person who is attacking users. It is a completely different matter to censor unpopular ideas. In my view the whole point of sites such as these is to "filter" through these different ideas to find one that is most appealing to you or makes the most sense and just to have fun.


50 posted on 06/15/2006 10:46:05 AM PDT by xpertskir
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