censorship on dissensus: the disappearance of the confessions thread

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nomadologist

Guest
In this thread, where I've been personally attacked by him and blamed for "ruining" Dissensus or something.

Don't worry, you don't have to ban me, I'd rather do anything than continue to languish among the morons.

Have fun!
 

john eden

male pale and stale
I think it would be very difficult to sustain an online community where nobody ever divulged any personal information, but there is some distance between that and becoming a soap opera.

Where the line is drawn is far from straightforward, however.

The forum should, in my view, be self-regulating in the main and it is fair enough if posters make their views known about the direction they think it is heading in.

Having said that what I would like even more would be more and better threads which are actually discussing things and are not derailed.

One thing I might start doing is splitting threads again, which is a bit of a pain in the arse to administer, but might help keep things focussed?
 

trouc

trouc
Stupidest thread on this site ever?

Stelfox: learn to roll your eyes and move on. Nomad: no reason to take your toys home, plenty of people here, myself included, enjoy your posts.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
In this thread, where I've been personally attacked by him and blamed for "ruining" Dissensus or something.

Don't worry, you don't have to ban me, I'd rather do anything than continue to languish among the morons.

Have fun!
You both seem to be giving as good as you get. I haven't intervened for that reason. Neither of you has reported any posts.

I haven't threatened to temporarily ban any specific individuals, have I? :)
 

martin

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I think you'll all find Stelfox was referring to me,he can't believe I've soiled myself with Hindu Sex Gods on Vitamin C - his loss.

I think it would be very difficult to
Oh, why don't you ZIP IT you Wiccan goat? You're like a bee buzzing in a jar. You weren't even man enough to ban Padraig on your own, you had to call Nomos at 4am for help!
 

stelfox

Beast of Burden
Stelfox has hated me ever since I made fun of music journalists once, and it's been all downhill from there. Personal vendettas on the internet are *so lame*...
oh dear, it has absolutely nothing to do with that. i don't hate anyone, particularly not anyone who i've never met. i absolutely believe it possible to buy heroin anywhere on earth. most people are just good enough to keep it relatively quiet, that's all.
it's the constant derailment of otherwise perfectly ok discussions that's going on, the fact that people don't seem to read that which has gone before in a thread before throwing in expert opinions that's the problem.
the personal stuff revealed here is really up to the individual poster, i just think it's all going a bit bonkers lately.
god, i'm pretty transparent here, myself. people know where i live, what i do, i post under my own name. i guess i am just boring, really...
agreed that this is the stupidest thread ever, especially considering that the person with the most to say about it never read the thread that initially caused it in the first place! the thread was full of racism, someone started it when they'd probably have been better off sitting down and having a cup of tea. it was commented upon, agreed upon, deleted and that''s really the end of the story. i've also not mentioned anyone by name once.
 
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martin

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Padraig/HMLT rooled, tho!
Padraig was the voice of the contradictory subconscious, the internal scream that refused to be drowned out by antiquated notions of 'the self' - banning him from Dissensus was like performing a self-lobotomy
 

swears

preppy-kei
I don't really see what's wrong about personal information. I don't especially want to be identified, which is why I've made such a cloak-swishing enigma of myself but if other people want to talk about themselves/their experiences I think that's fine though granted, I am a nosey bastard.
Yeah, obvs people are promoting projects/meeting up/know each other IRL, and that's cool. But I don't think I'd ever post my name or photo to a public board. Just paranoid that way. Don't want people googling my name, even have a misspelt surname on Facebook...
 

Numbers

Well-known member
Yeah, obvs people are promoting projects/meeting up/know each other IRL, and that's cool. But I don't think I'd ever post my name or photo to a public board. Just paranoid that way. Don't want people googling my name, even have a misspelt surname on Facebook...
I agree. Nomadologist really should edit out her name. I'm no whizzkid, but it can't be that hard to link a name to smack stories or full address and curriculum. Sharing personal information can be nice, as long as you know who you're sharing with.

That said, I really hope this dispute ends here.
 

Guybrush

Dittohead
Great thread peeps!

Padraig was the voice of the contradictory subconscious, the internal scream that refused to be drowned out by antiquated notions of 'the self' - banning him from Dissensus was like performing a self-lobotomy
Padraig/HMLT was/is a man of great intelligence and integrity, and I sorely regret his departure.

[^^^ Sincerely.]
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Originally Posted by mr_bottom
so wot's this thread all about then? i haven't got time to read through it all.
it's the same thread you've been posting to as brown neon. let me know if you need a hand deleting the extra account.
I had a feeling that I recognised that style...
 

poetix

we murder to dissect
Threads about banned threads or persons, whether on message boards or in email lists, are invariably awful.

Everyone talks about what their ideal of public internet discourse is, and either explicitly or implicitly fingers at least one other person as disruptive / obnoxious / not-really-getting-it and therefore - <em>naming no names, you know who you are</em> - preventing this ideal from being realized.

The vortex of paranoia and recrimination swirls around a bit, everybody gets something off their chest, people with no particularly compelling reason to do so storm off in various degrees of dudgeon, and a few days later everyone's forgotten it ever happened...until the next time.

It's probably a necessary process, or something.
 

bassnation

the abyss
If people don't stop the personal abuse, I will be dishing out some temporary bans very soon.
alright john, the voice of reason, you are right. going a bit too far, being trolled too obviously which is quite embaressing for a reformed troll like me. thing is, probably two of my favourite posters here are nomad and stelfox, for quite different reasons, so this thread is quite confusing for me lol. i'm in the tony blair not take a side kind of corner (thats the first and last time i'm comparing myself to blair). i do think, however, this is a storm in a teacup which back in the days of the (unmoderated) uk-dance forum would have ended with someone flouncing out theatrically only to return suitably chastened and with their proverbial tail between their legs a few later. can't this bunch of arse thread be locked as a warning to all potential confessionees?
 
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john eden

male pale and stale
I did think about locking this thread, but then somebody would be bound to start another one moaning about the abuse of their human rights...
 

john eden

male pale and stale
I never said personal confessions were ok, just that conveying personal information is an integral part of an online community.

I also said that where to draw the line between the two is subjective.

It is the thread and surrounding discussions which have manifested pettiness in many posters, probably including me. Some people seem to be able to ignore, but many do not.
 
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