Debate:Has this website slipped into autocracy?

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Hi, I'm an old member who doesn't want to reveal his identity. I was active here about 18 months ago but lost interest for various reasons. But I have always maintained a presence, occasionally lurking, occasionally posting under an IP. But what has really scared me of late is this constant drift towards autocracy and rule structures. Its like this website ain't what it used to be, far too many people are obsessed with creating regulations and 'reforming' the site, rather than just having a good time, and mocking conservapedia etc. In fact, it comes across as rather dull now, people are far too edgy on this site and fly off the handle all the time, some doing the whole 'leaving and never coming back' routine, only to re-appear the following weak etc. etc.

Also these range blocks came to my attention - I was sickened and horrified when I saw this; Here, what on earth has happened to this website? ByPippen! (talk) 16:39, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Without a better idea of what you're talking about in referring to "autocracy" I don't know how to respond. The single concrete example you gave is to Nx rangeblocking some IPs from which repeated raunchy defamatory posts outing a (presumed) real person's name were made. That's trivial. Care to be a little more specific? Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 16:51, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
You were sickened and horrified? Are you getting confused with this website and paedophile priests? Anyway, I hope you feel better now.--BobSpring is sprung! 16:52, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
All I can say is:

Tetronian you're clueless 16:56, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately I have to agree, for example, someone obviously frustrated with the cheerleader trolls, created a new account and a redirect from Cheerleader to Bitch. They were immediately vandal binned without even a warning. Shoot first, don't ask later. -- Nx / talk 17:14, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

you see, its this 'shoot first and ask questions later' philosophy that is at fault. This website is not about that. You should be ashamed of yourselves for ruining this website. This used to be a fun website, once.
P.s, I suppose I should have expected to face such derogatory treatment for calling you people to be account. I largely ignored MarcusCicero, which is what you're meant to do. Those of you who fed him are to blame. ByPippen! (talk) 17:16, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
Concern troll is concerned. How's Dublin anyway? It's nice and sunny down here. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 19:27, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
Do they know at Trinity College that you spend your time on this instead of your history homework?--ADtalkModerator 19:31, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
How did you know I was MC? I thought I hid it well, though its always difficult to hide my contempt. ByPippen! (talk) 20:15, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
You might try using arguments that are not exactly the same as what you always say. Jesus Christ, Marcus. Mei (talk) 20:16, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
But you people are so wrong, and my arguments are so right, how can I use alternate arguments? ByPippen! (talk) 20:18, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
  1. You are becoming authoritarian
  2. I am a long-term lurker
  3. People I disagree with are obsessive
  4. People I disagree with are dull
  5. 'Leaving and never coming back' is stupid
  6. This place used to be fun
  7. General spelling errors
These aren't things you should expect people to agree with exactly on. Try varying some of the more specific ones. Mei (talk) 20:20, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Hey FUCK you, I suffer from dyslexia. I'm very sensitive about it, cunt. ByPippen! (talk) 20:29, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Maybe you shouldn't be so quick to casually make fun Asperger's syndrome then? FWIW I wasn't trying to offend you. You asked how we could tell it was you and I answered. Mei (talk) 20:31, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
You see what I did just there? I trolled you to evoke an emotional response. And you answered. I WIN. I don't have dyslexia, I just use that as a ready made excuse for being a bad and lazy speller. ByPippen! (talk) 20:40, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
You call that an emotional response? Your standards are slipping, John. Mei (talk) 20:45, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Troll--BobSpring is sprung! 20:41, 18 April 2010 (UTC)


Has this website slipped into autocracy? Answer - no.
Next. Acei9 21:13, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Agree. - π 23:50, 18 April 2010 (UTC)