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Adam Powell on the state of online community

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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby mrak » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:42 pm

Detritus wrote:
massimo wrote:If it's a matter of page views staying constant with reduced moderator investment, I get that.

Yep, that's pretty much it. jjoyce has made it clear that he doesn't really care what goes on here as long as something goes on here.

Yeah, but in jjoyce's defense, he has made the following points:

1. He doesn't really feel like moderating the forum.

2. When he bans trolls, they say mean things about him.

So cut him some slack, OK?
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Donald » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:43 pm

I think the new generation of righty foron is more like the nitwits who hang around astroturf organizations associated with righty politics or are low-level functionaries for a righty politician. They get talking points from pretty obvious righty sources. I would bet some get paid a few bucks to harass and disrupt progressive on-line forums. It could be in their job description.

If you move somewhere other than a progressive urban area, the folks we have hanging around here as trolls are the folks who might be a peon for a low-level righty politician. In red states and under Walker here, these are the people who, once they prove themselves to be a reliable political tool, get siphoned into some government position they aren't qualified for because they can be trusted not to do the job of a public servant, but to serve the righty politician's interest.

I don't mind having an on-line discussion with righties, but most of the ones here appear to be coming at it with a limited factual base.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Mad Howler » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:36 pm

My guess after looking around would be Bad Gradger, I've not sure that the timing fits.

Although, I did have a chance to dig a little bit into Ben M's posts. He was a bit more of a patriot and a much much smarter observer than I had recognized.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:10 am

Not white_rabbit, not Bad Gradger. There's a clue in this very thread, but I won't be the one to pull back the curtain. I will tell you that searching through old posts will not necessarily be the most fruitful avenue of investigation, though.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Wino » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:30 am

He often shared his love for music.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Logjam » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:02 am

This game isn't fun cause I already know the answer but I'm not going to go-go there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3kQlzOi27M

I look forward to reading Adam's columns though.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby ilikebeans » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:58 pm

Donald wrote:I would bet some get paid a few bucks to harass and disrupt progressive on-line forums. It could be in their job description.

You don't say.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby john_titor » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:38 pm

Are we supposed to out him? My guess would be this guy:

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As for his article, my impression is that he feels fora, including the tdpf, is done and facebook is it. Which is odd, because all I hear is facebook's days are limited.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:48 pm

My first guess just posted. BTW Jason, when I said CB, I was joking. You know what a joke is, I assume.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:01 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:Not white_rabbit, not Bad Gradger. There's a clue in this very thread, but I won't be the one to pull back the curtain. I will tell you that searching through old posts will not necessarily be the most fruitful avenue of investigation, though.


Okay I will take one more poke at it. Is it mrak?
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby mrak » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:12 pm

Mad Howler wrote:Okay I will take one more poke at it. Is it mrak?

No, not me, Howler. But like Adam, I've pretty much given up on this forum.

I check in occasionally to see if it's become readable again, but the signal-to-troll ratio keeps hovering around zero, and forum (mis)management is adamant in their unwillingness to do anything about it. So, no more free content from me.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby bdog » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:15 pm

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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:29 pm

Got it, I'm not sure why I cared. Not exactly an active user name that would have stuck in this "noobies" mind, although the p-book was painfully correct about the clues being there.
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Peanutbutter » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:50 am

Endo Rockstar wrote:When a new thread is created, the author of the thread is its moderator and has the ability to modify, edit, delete, and censor all content contained in the thread.


Madison.com had something like that, but users like "Literate" (aka Henry Vilas) abused it so bad that the entire board died.


The liberals are no longer content to call out for bans against people they disagree with and are no longer satisfied with just ignoring the words that don't fit into their echo chamber (well, not "just" ignoring. They also have to loudly and constantly brag about the ignoring they are doing), but now the leftists want to actually rewrite the opinions they disagree with!


And all the time bragging about how open minded and tolerant they are.

:roll:
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Re: Adam Powell on the state of online community

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:03 pm

From the original cited article:
There was a lot going on. In 2004 it was TheDailyPage.com Forum, urbane but ruthless enough to collectively beat down provocateurs.


And when Powell writes about 2012:
The Daily Page Forum has also faced the usual challenges of trolls, enablers...

The only difference I see in those eight years is the level administrative moderation.
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