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floriduck

(2,262 posts)
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:48 PM Nov 2015

I've noticed that

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most, if not all, of threads written by and for Hill's folks have a brief disclaimer or warning that adds (Hillary Group). They want the privilege of not being invaded by their Berners. That is not the surprising part. What is really surprising is that most of the posts have only one or two responses, usually by the same respondent. It appears to be more important that they troll the Bernie Sanders post in the Primary category.

I didn't conduct any scientific survey. It was only a notable observation.

Bern, baby, Bern!

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I've noticed that (Original Post) floriduck Nov 2015 OP
I believe it.... NCTraveler Nov 2015 #1
I noticed the same thing. n/t Rogue Democrat Nov 2015 #2
fortunately the bernie group is a fountain of love and acceptance where nobody is ever banned lol msongs Nov 2015 #3
I've noticed this too. PatrickforO Nov 2015 #4
Most of the protected forums don't get much traffic Fumesucker Nov 2015 #5
it's a "safe space" looking for threats or infiltrators MisterP Nov 2015 #6
I've noticed these ppl that have had accounts for several years giftedgirl77 Nov 2015 #7
My take is that the "HRC Group" tag serves two purposes NurseJackie Nov 2015 #8
That's my understanding. NCTraveler Nov 2015 #9
Locking... Spazito Nov 2015 #10
 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
1. I believe it....
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:52 PM
Nov 2015

is to let people who might not know it is the Hillary Group that it is just that. I always thought it was respectful. Might I ask what this has to do with the primaries?

 

Rogue Democrat

(71 posts)
2. I noticed the same thing. n/t
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:52 PM
Nov 2015

msongs

(68,298 posts)
3. fortunately the bernie group is a fountain of love and acceptance where nobody is ever banned lol
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:53 PM
Nov 2015

PatrickforO

(14,697 posts)
4. I've noticed this too.
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:54 PM
Nov 2015

Just a few people.

Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)
5. Most of the protected forums don't get much traffic
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:03 PM
Nov 2015

There are a few exceptions but for the most part the protected forums are a snoozefest.

MisterP

(23,730 posts)
6. it's a "safe space" looking for threats or infiltrators
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:03 PM
Nov 2015

like the "feminists" blocking transwomen from using the women's potty because they think they're there to rape "real women" or whatever

 

giftedgirl77

(4,713 posts)
7. I've noticed these ppl that have had accounts for several years
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:13 PM
Nov 2015

with insanely low post counts that appears their only purpose is to bitch about Democrats on a Democratic forum.

Me thinks you should look in the mirror or not throw stones while sitting in that shitty little glass house.

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
8. My take is that the "HRC Group" tag serves two purposes
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:17 PM
Nov 2015

… it's a courtesy to Bernie supporters (and/or Hillary haters) so that know in advance that it's not thread for them to trash, or to post responses that contradict the group's purpose. It helps to keep the peace, and prevents eager fast-fingered posters from being banned from the group.

… it lets Hillary supporters know that it's likely to be a thread that's more friendly and welcoming, and less likely to be sidetracked with attacks and insults.

There's really no mystery about it, and it's odd that anyone would be concerned enough about it to criticize it.

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
9. That's my understanding.
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:24 PM
Nov 2015

I think we can now say it's all a conspiracy.

Spazito

(51,844 posts)
10. Locking...
Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:59 PM
Nov 2015

As per the Statement of Purpose of General Discussion: Primaries:

"Disruptive meta-discussion is forbidden."

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