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Are posts that question an Independent who caucuses with the Dems liable to be flagged on DU? (Original Post) aeromanKC Aug 2022 OP
Try it. It's all by vote so nothing to lose. rgbecker Aug 2022 #1
That's for sure "who is up for jury duty " Tetrachloride Aug 2022 #2
Any post Timewas Aug 2022 #3
It's like porn.... can't describe it, but you know it when you see it. Baked Potato Aug 2022 #4
I've seen some pretty horrid things posted about two Democratic Senators and nothing happened. Lochloosa Aug 2022 #5
Most justified NoRethugFriends Aug 2022 #6
You'll get no argument from me Lochloosa Aug 2022 #7
I was going to mention that in the OP aeromanKC Aug 2022 #8
From the Terms of Service -- notice the very last sentence progree Aug 2022 #9
viciously denigrated aeromanKC Aug 2022 #10
You do know there is another Terms of Service rule -- about forum moderation? Just so progree Aug 2022 #11
Thanks aeromanKC Aug 2022 #12
No safe haven - jurors don't see the forum/group name that a posting is in progree Aug 2022 #13

rgbecker

(4,791 posts)
1. Try it. It's all by vote so nothing to lose.
Sat Aug 6, 2022, 08:55 PM
Aug 2022

Sometimes everybody seems to love our independent supporters and other times it "throw the bums out". All depends who's up for jury duty!

Baked Potato

(7,733 posts)
4. It's like porn.... can't describe it, but you know it when you see it.
Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:03 PM
Aug 2022

If someone is harmful to Democratic causes, you know it.

At least, I do, lols.

Lochloosa

(15,975 posts)
5. I've seen some pretty horrid things posted about two Democratic Senators and nothing happened.
Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:16 PM
Aug 2022

Some justified, some not.

aeromanKC

(3,281 posts)
8. I was going to mention that in the OP
Sat Aug 6, 2022, 10:06 PM
Aug 2022

It seems some Dems are off limits to criticize and others are fair game. And criticism of one Independent has even caused someone I know to be booted off DU. Seems to be a some wiggle room but like you and others have mentioned it just takes one to flag and then it's up to a non voir dired jury to hide your post. And then not much of process to appeal hide.

I know I've held my tongue a few times about posting a comment negative towards a certain Independent but cancelled it not knowing the rules. Thus the OP. And I'm still pissed at Maine for not enabling King to be their senior Senator!!


progree

(10,864 posts)
9. From the Terms of Service -- notice the very last sentence
Sun Aug 7, 2022, 10:43 AM
Aug 2022
Don't bash Democratic public figures

Do not post disrespectful nicknames, insults, or highly inflammatory attacks against any Democratic public figures. Do not post anything that could be construed as bashing, trashing, undermining, or depressing turnout for any Democratic general election candidate, and do not compare any Democratic general election candidate unfavorably to their general election opponent(s).

Why we have this rule: Our forum members support and admire a wide variety of Democratic politicians and public figures. Constructive criticism is always welcome, but our members don't expect to see Democrats viciously denigrated on this website. This rule also applies to Independents who align themselves with Democrats (eg: Bernie Sanders).


The Terms of Service is a link at the bottom of EVERY DU page. Prospective new members are asked to agree with them before signing up. Old members had to agree to them back in June 2016 in order to retain their posting priveleges. As to why so many veteran DUers seem unfamiliar with them, that has always baffled and depressed me. But here's the link anyway
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=termsofservice

aeromanKC

(3,281 posts)
10. viciously denigrated
Sun Aug 7, 2022, 10:54 AM
Aug 2022

This phrase stands out to me. This should be able to be used in any appeal. But from my experience appeals are useless. I know for sure (well, from my memory anyway) none of my hides used "viciously denigrated" language.

And I absolutely disagree with the sentence: "Constructive criticism" is welcome. My experience has shown me otherwise.



But yes, Thanks for your reply.

progree

(10,864 posts)
11. You do know there is another Terms of Service rule -- about forum moderation? Just so
Sun Aug 7, 2022, 10:59 AM
Aug 2022

you are aware, I don't want you to get into trouble, that's all.

aeromanKC

(3,281 posts)
12. Thanks
Sun Aug 7, 2022, 11:31 AM
Aug 2022

And I am assuming this is a help forum to get questions answered and not a discussion forum per say. But yes, the whole walking on egg shells sometimes sucks.

progree

(10,864 posts)
13. No safe haven - jurors don't see the forum/group name that a posting is in
Sun Aug 7, 2022, 06:53 PM
Aug 2022

not that that would matter much for some of what's in this thread, which goes beyond asking for help.

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