Skip to comments.The Daily Kos "Troll Policy"
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.
Why would we want that trash paraded over here?
Thin ice, homie, thin ice.
Popcorn at the ready!
Are you some kind of troll?
The website is private property. The First Amendment does not apply.
I hate everything and everybody.
That was your first mistake.
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.
Are you trying to be sarcastic? Daily Kos could care less about honest, reasonable and rational debate.
Got to keep the loonies on the path.
CLEARLY. That comment was more one of ideology, not law.
And that was the second mistake.
I have just found that out.
So much.. so little time.
Why should FR or DailyKos expend their resources facilitating the promotion of views contrary to those of the site owner?
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.
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.
True, but you got some cool graphics....or at least, you USED to have them.
I don't know why you would waste your time with those sub-human cretins.
Excellent! You're learning.
Good luck on FR. ;)
I got bitten by a mosquito on my arm last night.
I think I'm catching a cold.
I hate summer colds.
Do you ever find those "claw casings" around your house?
I think they're kind of cool.
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.
There is no more to debate, it is war.
Nonsense. We do nothing like that. Our trolls are banned outright, not "tagged". Then we dance on their remains.
They can't read. ;)
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?
Then scratch it.
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.
It wouldnt matter what my name was.
"...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.
Who is this "they" that's always saying stuff, anyway?
I hope the little guy's OK.
Now he knows what kitties do.
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".
Yeah but yours is an opinion.
Clinton Lied and People Died is a fact.
"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.
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