I’m not going to link to a thread because the thread is stupid. It’s in the Pit, and it’s about Carol Stream if you care to hunt it down.
One, it is unseemly to the extreme to bash posters who cannot respond because of a suspension or ban. I know that Giraffe relaxed this guideline somewhat, but before him, it was upheld consistently by Tuba and Lynn. Whatever other faults they might have had, they got this one right. And so does Gfactor. He closed the thread. Good.
Two, what the hell is wrong with you people? Pitizens in particular, who seem to believe that anyone who disagrees with them is a troll or should be banned. It is not a character flaw to hold conservative views — even ones that you find to be abhorrent. Carol Stream is as entitled to his/her opinion as any one of you.
Spare me the argument that Stream’s opinions are expressed somehow the wrong way. That he/she is “trolling” or deliberately upsetting people. You expect a thining person to give credence to opinions about deliberately upsetting people when you are hosting a bash-party which is design deliberately to upset the poster? I think not.
You get in your digs, and it’s wrong. Wrong. Just plain wrong. I don’t care if it’s against Polycarp or Der Trihs. You (y’all) should be ashamed to have the mentality that tells you it’s okay to tie a person’s hands behind his back and then smack and spit on him. You’re like the guards at Abu Ghraib. The only difference is that, thankfully, you’re limited to words. God only knows what you might do with whips and broomsticks and cameras.
I vote that this tradition be encoded as a rule. Enough rules you say? No. Not enough. Not if bashing of this type is allowed to go on for days at a time. It is one of the most jerkish behaviors imaginable. It’s bullying, pure and simple. It is a trolling of its own kind, seving no purpose but to push the buttons of the person you’re bashing.
That’s my opinion on that.