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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:44 PM

 

Okay, I'm a tad confused but I'm also new so that might be the problemI

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by cyberswede (a host of the Community Help forum).

I just got a post hidden. Which is fine. But I would like to know what this means:

CONSEQUENCES OF THIS DECISION

You will no longer be able to participate in this discussion thread,

OKAY, NOT A PROBLEM


and you will not be able to start a new discussion thread in this forum until 12:09 AM.

THAT'S FINE. NO BIG DEAL


This hidden post has been added to your <a href="/?com=profile&uid=305962&sub=trans">Transparency page</a>.

SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

WHAT'S TABOO AND WHAT ISN'T? I didn't think I said anything too crazy considering someone told me to quit sucking tit tonight. So what is the criteria for avoiding this? And what are the ramifications?

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Reply Okay, I'm a tad confused but I'm also new so that might be the problemI (Original post)
matthews Jul 2013 OP
hrmjustin Jul 2013 #1
NYC_SKP Jul 2013 #2
matthews Jul 2013 #3
NYC_SKP Jul 2013 #4
matthews Jul 2013 #5
hrmjustin Jul 2013 #6
matthews Jul 2013 #8
hrmjustin Jul 2013 #10
Chan790 Jul 2013 #12
NYC_SKP Jul 2013 #7
matthews Jul 2013 #9
Aerows Jul 2013 #15
Capt. Obvious Jul 2013 #11
Aerows Jul 2013 #14
Capt. Obvious Jul 2013 #17
Aerows Jul 2013 #18
Capt. Obvious Jul 2013 #19
Aerows Jul 2013 #20
Capt. Obvious Jul 2013 #21
Aerows Jul 2013 #13
grantcart Jul 2013 #16
matthews Jul 2013 #22

Response to matthews (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:53 PM

1. It goes on you transparency page for 90 days. If you have 5 hides in 90 days you transparency page

 

is visible to all other members. You can see your transparency page by clicking on your profile page. Then click the transparency button and then hit the link that says show me my transparency page, and you will see it. It will tell you how many star members are ignoring you.

Read the terms of service at the bottom of the page for the rules. Posting right wing stuff will get your post hidden. Posting pro-Zimmerman stuff may get your post hidden. As Skinner says you take your chances here with the jury when you make a post.

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Response to matthews (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:53 PM

2. First, know that what others say is not a guide to what is OK.

 

Randomly selected members judge each alerted comment, different jurors each time, results are inconsistent.

What is it that you wrote? If you provide a link we could give you some guidance.

And, welcome to DU.

NYC_SKP, retired DU moderator

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:04 PM

3. Link

 

I don't know if this will help but here goes:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=inbox&view=1121336

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Response to matthews (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:07 PM

4. That didn't work.

 

The email notifying you of your hidden post should have a link to that post.

Copy and paste and post that.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:14 PM

5. Okay, here

 

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Response to matthews (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:18 PM

6. You are not supposed to call out other members like that. Never make it personal.

 

Some people post many times a day like me and others a few times a week.

It was a mistake and we all make and learn from mistakes. Never let it get personal.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:28 PM

8. Ok. But actually I didn't think it as being personal. I was just

 

doing the math.

I get it though.

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Response to matthews (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:32 PM

10. You will be fine my friend.

 

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Response to matthews (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 06:46 AM

12. One thing to consider...

 

is that a lot of us here are professional political-workers/activists/campaigners so Democratic politics and DU by-extension is something we're passionate about.

I'm a writer, it's up in the background on my computer 16 hours a day as my main time-waster...factor in that most of us have been here for nearly a decade and the numbers start to look less huge. 101651posts/2812days is only 38 posts a day on average...consider how many of those posts are "+1" or "n/t" and it's easy to get numbers that high. Mine aren't that high because I tend to leave for months at a time and my highest day ever was half that. There are also posters who have been here since 2001 and have under 5k posts.

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Response to matthews (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:23 PM

7. I see. That wasn't TOO bad. But I would probably have voted to hide it.

 

That member is a prolific poster and a staunch advocate for President Obama. She has posted high quality, well sourced posts for as long as I can remember and as a result been accused of being a paid poster.

Such accusations are rude and we used to remove them regularly if posted against her or others.

If a member doesn't like another member's posts, Democratic Underground provides an ignore feature so that you can chose to never see that other person's posts.

Just click on the red x to the right of the member's name.

Either that, or be more careful about being nice and civil versus insinuating that a person is a shill.

I can see a juror going either way on that one, but knowing how much badgering she's taken I'd have hidden it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:30 PM

9. Gotcha. nt

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:17 AM

15. She takes badgering

 

because her relentless fawning invites it, even in the face of evidence, reason and proof. Not to mention the ever-present referring to her own posts which makes her look like a narcissist.

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Response to matthews (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 05:35 AM

11. I thought it was spot on

and hilarious.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:16 AM

14. It was a perfectly

 

reasonable question, and one I ask myself every time I see a post by that person. There are times when you just can't suspend disbelief.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:25 AM

17. I want to suggest

that a bot would be cheaper.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:27 AM

18. LMAO!

 

You are absolutely right!

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Response to Aerows (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:29 AM

19. But maybe not

Maybe it's like HuffPo and there's a basement full of eager posters working for "exposure"

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:33 AM

20. I don't know

 

I need to put her on ignore. That will likely solve my problems with that particular poster.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:47 AM

21. I did that once

but I miss out on too much hilarity

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Response to matthews (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:10 AM

13. A group of buttheads chose to hide your post

 

You asked a perfectly reasonable question, and I have to wonder about the sanity of the jury that hid your post. Welcome to DU. We aren't all idiots here.

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Response to matthews (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:22 AM

16. Interesting thread



As you enter into discussions you may find yourself at the end of some barbed replies because, as the reply that was hidden shows, you may enter into a subject that has a lot of history to it.

It may seem that people are ruder to you but they may be reacting to a low post count. That is because some people who come here to disrupt get terminated and then come back.

My suggestion to you is that in addition to the main forums find a group that intersects with a hobby or interest (we have dozens here) and get to know some other people. If you find some that you connect to you can send them PMs from time to time on anything you think is sensitive.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to matthews (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2013, 01:39 PM

22. Thank you everyone who replied to my question.

 

I think I get what you're saying and if something strikes me as being odd or strange, I'll just keep it to myself.

UNLESS someone is posting absolute nonsense, that is.

Again thank you all.

matthews

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