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29-01-2019, 00:01   #31
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Was it not the fact they were confusing sex with rape.?.
no, not at all. it was implicit in what was said that it was rape, no-one ever said it wasn't.
but this arguments been had, no need to go over it again
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Even threads that start off well usually get hijacked by the same people throwing an "off colour" remark that offends some other fool and derails the whole thread.

It's turning into thejournal, where the same d*ckheads turn up to every story and start mouthing off about Leo, travellers, public sector, lefties, right wing etc etc.
Just ignore them. They keep up that crap, because people get enraged and respond to it.
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29-01-2019, 00:06   #33
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no, not at all. it was implicit in what was said that it was rape, no-one ever said it wasn't.
but this arguments been had, no need to go over it again
Disagree about sex vs. Rape, she was "rode" was the word used, but agree about not going over it again.

Its just one of many examples of anti women sentiment on AH.

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29-01-2019, 00:29   #34
 
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It's not that I'm offended, its that it goes against the rules of the site.

We used to believe that if you don't like the way the site is run, there's lots of other internet space out there for you, off you pop.

Nowadays, its more you don't like that thread? SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP.

And that's a load of balls.

Never was and never should be free speech on boards. Plenty of other spaces to espouse dickish views
"Dickish views" are just views you personally don't agree with yeah?
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Just ignore them. They keep up that crap, because people get enraged and respond to it.
I do, but eventually the thread is ruined and mods have to step in.

The people who shout the loudest get the most attention, while those who have meaningful things to say are ignored.
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I do, but eventually the thread is ruined and mods have to step in.

The people who shout the loudest get the most attention, while those who have meaningful things to say are ignored.
Or maybe, just maybe the people who have the most popular opinion get the most attention and those in the minority are ignored?
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It's not that I'm offended, its that it goes against the rules of the site.

We used to believe that if you don't like the way the site is run, there's lots of other internet space out there for you, off you pop.

Nowadays, its more you don't like that thread? SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP.

And that's a load of balls.

Never was and never should be free speech on boards. Plenty of other spaces to espouse dickish views
This sounds to me like you want a 'safe space'! Your posts come across as someone who is/was un willing to accept change and that there are people who have different opinions to you but you somehow seem to think that your opinions are morally acceptable and are superior to the opinions of other users. Times have changed dramatically over the past decade or so, so have peoples opinions. I have my issues with mods and how they tend to be subjective in there reasoning for closing threads and how they act in general. For example, a mod fcuking with the thread title of a thread topic because they didnt agree with it and thought it was funny. Behaviour of both mods and users on AH have gone to the dogs tbh
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Or maybe, just maybe the people who have the most popular opinion get the most attention and those in the minority are ignored?
Nope.
You see the same people pop up again and again across the site pushing the same old tired agenda. It's like they've never had a day of joy in their lives.
Once a thread gets past 3 or 4 pages, it just goes downhill.

Also I get the people post in AH as it has the most traffic, but it's become more a dumping ground for threads that are unwanted elsewhere, especially for political stuff.
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There's a huge middle ground between moderation and censorship.



This, this and a thousand times this. I reported a load of posts within the first couple of hours of that thread and, in fairness, a few posters were threadbanned. But when I went back in a day or so later a few people were still expressing shock at some of the posts and there was a mod warning basically saying "Ok, we get it, you're all heroes for getting offended, get over it" and honestly, it was *so* tone-deaf that I was actually left gobsmasked. Compare that to the tone of the moderation in the thread on the child who fell down the well in Spain and tell me with a straight face that there isn't an issue with misogyny in AH.

I've been told to my face by Freshpopcorn that I'm essentially imagining it but I've had PM conversations with plenty of long-time, prolific female Boardsies, none of whom are particularly strident on the topic but we all agree that there is a vicious anti-woman streak a mile wide in AH and that the mods genuinely don't notice it. You desperately need a few women on the mod team there. There is literally no balance whatsoever.
Mods are just people and as such some are of the same opinion as the posters your talking about, others will be of the same opinion as you.
It's an unpaid position and that takes a specific type(s) of person to want to do it.

At the back of things the site is a business. If it ends up with a bad reputation such as just being a sounding board for such crap being discussed and nothing else it'll fail.
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Disagree about sex vs. Rape, she was "rode" was the word used, but agree about not going over it again.

Its just one of many examples of anti women sentiment on AH.
I actually didn't view that thread as misogynistic. I think those posting bad taste comments would have done so on any thread about anyone.

But the thread about the French guy who said he prefers younger women - god that really brought them out (and the issue wasn't with the man fancying younger women despite the insistence that it was; the issue was with the reams and reams of insults towards women who posted on the thread). Also the thread about paternity testing and the Amazon guy's divorce. A glut of them at the same time. There is serious issue taken with one of the 6.00 news presenters on RTE also. For what, I have no idea, but apparently it makes her (totally inoffensive) looks fair game.
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Boards allows posters to ensure that they enjoy browsing the forums by providing a button that means you can put a poster on “ignore” so you don’t have to be offended by that posters opinions.
You can also “unfollow” a thread and even a whole forum with another equally accessible button.
You can report a post that you think is breaking the rules.
But that’s not enough for some people, is it?
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Boards allows posters to ensure that they enjoy browsing the forums by providing a button that means you can put a poster on “ignore” so you don’t have to be offended by that posters opinions.
You can also “unfollow” a thread and even a whole forum with another equally accessible button.
You can report a post that you think is breaking the rules.
But that’s not enough for some people, is it?
You can ignore a poster but all their quoted posts are visible.
You can unfollow threads and forums but they're still visible when browsing.
You should be able to hide forums and threads if they're annoying you. Boards and AH in particular is full of traveller, dole, government and Brexit threads I'd hide if I could.
That Margaret Cash thing is still going strong.
Personally I'd hide all the fitness update threads and sports I don't follow, maybe some of the legal stuff too for instance.

My biggest problem is the quality of discussion has become far more polarised and predicable, and its usually the same posters.
You can have a decent thread going with some intelligent discussion, then some fool comes in with some opinion that was shown wrong on page 1 and the whole thread goes back to square one.

You also have those smart arses who are first on the scene with "religion of peace" comments and the like.
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Boards allows posters to ensure that they enjoy browsing the forums by providing a button that means you can put a poster on “ignore” so you don’t have to be offended by that posters opinions.
You can also “unfollow” a thread and even a whole forum with another equally accessible button.
You can report a post that you think is breaking the rules.
But that’s not enough for some people, is it?
I agree when posters wind you up because of incessant drivel (and I'm not talking about just disagreeing with them) but don't think people should be able to just throw insults and ad hominems, do you? E.g. there is one poster whose m.o. is just that (particularly on the Mary Queen of Scots movie thread) and it's annoying what he appears to get away with.

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