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fiannaFailMan's Journal: Anti-US / Anti-other posts 6

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Scenario 1. A post appears that pokes fun at the French, or the Germans, or the Brits, or any other nationality. Hell, it might even make light of some terrorist atrocity commited in any of those countries. How does it get modded? 'Funny.'

Scenario 2. A post appears that pokes fun at the USA or maybe just the US government (which, it should be noted, is a very different thing from the USA itself). How does it get modded? 'Flamebait.'

I see these double standards all the time on /.

Well I am going on a mission to metamod these bozos as 'unfair' until the /. crew learns that if you can't take it, you shouldn't give it. Who's with me?

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  • This reminds me of an Irish joke I heard the other day...
  • I have been doing this for a while. I agree completely with you about the double standard that exists here.

    In fact, most things that are modded flamebait or troll that I meta-mod are not deserving of that label, and as such, get meta-modded unfair. Having said that, if it truly is flamebait or troll material, I will meta-mod fair.

    But I do not consider someone saying "I like KDE/Gnome/Windows/whatever and here's why" to be flamebait or troll material at all. That is, IMHO, the bigger double-standard here.

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