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Comment Re: And when Trump says the same thing, it's an ou (Score 1) 217

Leave it to a dumbassed AC drop a straw man to perfectly prove GP's point. Nobody said anything about disliking opposing viewpoints. GP was talking about how the kiddie table at /. has taken over the whole damn room, to the point where the signal:noise ratio is making the site more or less unusable. I used to come to /. for the insightful discussion and took it as a given that the editing would suck. Now the editing sucks and the discussion devolves to reactionary neckbeards whining about SJWs and trolls whining about how their third-grade level trolls aren't appreciated enough.

Go ahead. Tell us all about how you're being oppressed. Help! Help! I'm being oppressed! Violence inherent in the system! Violence inherent in the system!

Comment Re:"Hate speech" (Score 1) 119

Simply blacklisting hateful speech doesn't cure the problem. It addresses a symptom, and will just push the abuse "underground" to a level where an AI can't detect it.

Sure, it's addressing the symptom, which is all that can be done, as there is no cure for assholism. It may be that addressing the symptom is sufficient for the purposes of sites such as Yahoo, since "driving it underground" is effectively equal to "driving it to some other website" and making it someone else's problem.

I'm not sure what can be done short of preventing anonymous interaction, because that seems to bring out the worst in people. Many notorious trolls tend to be cowards, and are mortified when their actions are associated with their real names.

You're right: as long as they can be anonymous, they're Superman, fearless and unstoppable. Gawd I'd love to see a site that used some sort of algorithm to follow *actual* hateful trolls (i.e. the kind that make death threats), crawl their posts and correlate them to an actual person and dox their asses and de-anonymize them. THAT is the kind of Social Justice Warrioring I could get behind.

Saying stupid shit should be protected. Saying hateful things should be protected. Speech consisting of anger, dissent, disagreement, or embarrassing revelations should all be sacrosanct. Making death threats because someone else said something that pisses you off? Fuck you. Hell no. You've just broken the compact.

Comment Re: The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1017

No, but I'm completely in favor of you Russian-paid trolls shutting the fuck up due to your idiocy. Treason? Get the fuck outta here with that shit.

The incredibly, deliciously ironic thing is that despite Clinton's crazy-high unfavorable ratings, shes going to win the election and it's going to be the efforts of trolls like you that turn the tide. I mean, people don't really like Clinton, but they HATE foreign powers fucking with their democracy.

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