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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:44 PM

Unable to complete Jury Duty

Hi all,

I just got asked to serve on a jury about a post.
Unfortunately, by the time I got to the actual post, there had been so much back and forth in the posts above, it was impossible to see the post in question!
(The stacking had pushed it off the edge, and even fully scrolled to the right, all I saw was a sliver of the red color of the post.)

The only thing I could do was cancel out of jury service, which I hated to do!
Am I going to get any sort of penalty for doing this?
And if so, who would I contact about that?

Thanks!

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Reply Unable to complete Jury Duty (Original post)
kimmylavin Nov 6 OP
Ferrets are Cool Nov 6 #1
TwilightZone Nov 6 #5
Ferrets are Cool Nov 6 #11
TwilightZone Nov 6 #12
Bev54 Nov 6 #23
TwilightZone Nov 6 #2
Bev54 Nov 6 #24
Marie Marie Nov 6 #3
femmedem Nov 6 #4
sweetloukillbot Nov 6 #6
Sucha NastyWoman Nov 6 #7
niyad Nov 6 #37
getagrip_already Nov 6 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 6 #9
gibraltar72 Nov 6 #10
TreasonousBastard Nov 6 #13
samnsara Nov 6 #14
kimmylavin Nov 6 #15
plcdude Nov 6 #16
bullimiami Nov 6 #17
paleotn Nov 6 #18
Bradshaw3 Nov 6 #27
PJMcK Nov 6 #19
plcdude Nov 6 #20
hurl Nov 6 #21
gademocrat7 Nov 6 #22
likesmountains 52 Nov 6 #25
dlk Nov 6 #26
melm00se Nov 6 #28
Hoyt Nov 6 #29
northoftheborder Nov 6 #30
progree Nov 6 #31
Tarc Nov 6 #32
EarlG Nov 6 #33
kimmylavin Nov 6 #39
Roland99 Nov 6 #34
niyad Nov 6 #35
sheshe2 Nov 6 #36
OilemFirchen Nov 6 #38

Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:45 PM

1. The post in question is always in red

at least for me it is. Makes it easy.

Oops, I didn't read all your post. My bad.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:47 PM

5. It scrolled off the page.

There are about 500 responses in the thread. In jury service, they're tiled so that each one is slightly to the right of the above it. The post in question was down far enough that it scrolled off the page and no text was visible.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:48 PM

11. Yeah, I edited my post

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:50 PM

12. No worries.

I've been on juries for a long, long time and had never seen one scroll entirely off the page. Usually, one can do a search and figure out which post it was, but that wasn't working, either. First time for everything!

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:00 PM

23. I was on the same jury and could not read the post

that we were supposed to make the decision on.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:45 PM

2. Same here.

There's no penalty for canceling jury service. In this instance, like you, I didn't see any other alternative.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:02 PM

24. I did the same, cancelled that one

I suspect they will look into it when everyone does the same.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:47 PM

3. I got one of those once. All you could read was about 2 or 3 letters on each line.

I canceled out too.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:47 PM

4. Same here. n/t

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:47 PM

6. Same thing happened to me

The post was in red, but it was less than a half-inch wide and would not display.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:47 PM

7. That happened to me to

Wrote a note about it under Ask the Administrators, but Iím not sure that was the best place to do that.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:01 PM

37. I did that as well.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:47 PM

8. same thing happened to me......

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:48 PM

9. Got that one too, also had to cancel.

It was impossible to read the post that was to be evaluated. Donít know if the thread was really that long or if there was some kind of glitch.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:48 PM

10. Happened to me also

it just kept going further to right until it left the screen. I backed up and opted out. Never had that happen before.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:50 PM

13. I got the same jury-- cancelled out of it like you did which means simly that the post survives if..

nobody can read the jury thread.

From the way it was going, looks like no point voting to hide it anyway.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:53 PM

14. if i cant make a clear decision I will back out..

..Im not going to ruin someones day with just a guess.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:53 PM

15. Okay, thank you, everyone!

First time that happened to me!
Just didn't want to be in jury duty jail or anything.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:53 PM

16. Me too

It seemed bogus to me so I canceled out also too many posts and could not find the one in question

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:54 PM

17. i have cancelled out a few times. do your best youre a community volunteer.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:55 PM

18. Same.

When it gets that far out of hand, just delete the whole damn thing. Ugh.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:13 PM

27. That was my thought too

Like others, I tried several times to read the reported post and couldn't. Then I went and read the OP and it was ridiculous what was going on. The whole thread should have been deleted. Just tit for tat. One of the posters I had on ignore for doing the same thing before.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:56 PM

19. I had the same problem

I've never turned down Jury Service before.

It was a weird graphic problem.

Oh, well. The thread seemed pretty aggressive anyway.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:56 PM

20. Me too

It seemed bogus to me so I canceled out also too many posts and could not find the one in question

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:57 PM

21. Same

Unable to view the reported post.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:58 PM

22. I had the same problem.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:03 PM

25. I had the same issue.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:12 PM

26. I had the same issue and exited jury service

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:29 PM

28. same here

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:36 PM

29. I was on that one too. The formatting was really bad. In any event, since I could not tell what was

going on, so I canceled.

For one reason, I seldom block posts unless the alerted post threaten someone or is a vile message. Just about anything else can be handled by rebuffing or rebutting the original poster if one doesn't agree with it.

Similarly, I seldom block posts that someone alerts saying the post is "pushing right wing talking points." Just because one says they don't support say mandatory Medicare-for-All, it is not a "right wing talking point." That "right wing talking point" is overused here and is usually just someone who doesn't like someone's opinion. We should welcome most opinions even if we strongly disagree. As above, if you don't agree with them, say so in a rebuttal post.

Another thing, it used to be that one could go back to the original thread before voting so that a jury member can determine the entire context of the alerted post. Since we can no longer do that, I seldom vote to block a post. As above, if you don't agree with the post, say so. Also, under the old system, you could actually write a comment about why you decided to hide or allow. And the alerted poster got to see those (but not the juror's name). I really liked that.

I'm a little more strict on thread titles because a lot of people just read those and not the thread. Thread titles should be accurate and fair.

In any event, you don't get disciplined for canceling out of a jury.

Oh, I have only alerted on one post in 15 some years here. It was one of mine that I thought better of later.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:47 PM

30. No post was outlined in red. I also quit.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:51 PM

31. I've cancelled many many times - when I can't make a decision one way or another in good conscience,

I let someone else decide in my place, someone who might know the background and context of the issue more than I do.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:55 PM

32. Hi all, I got called for this one too. Couldn't do it. Screenshots included.








I was able to copy it all an dump it into Word, to see what the post actually was at least. But no way to get over to click the actual buttons.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:56 PM

33. Thank you for all the reports

We are looking into it.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:14 PM

39. Thank you, EarlG!

Knew you guys would be on it; was just trying to figure out how to get you!

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:57 PM

34. I've had two like that now. I don't get a button to click to decide

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:58 PM

35. The same thing just happened to me

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:01 PM

36. Yep.

Me as well.

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Response to kimmylavin (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:04 PM

38. Same here.

Something tells me it's all the same thread.

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