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Moderation Requests

Ramon

71 day(s) ago

The forum appears to be under a certain kind of subtle but very real attack. See the description of 'Forum Sliding' here: https://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm

I'll quote it too:

If a very sensitive posting of a critical nature has been posted on a forum - it can be quickly removed from public view by 'forum sliding.' In this technique a number of unrelated posts are quietly prepositioned on the forum and allowed to 'age.' Each of these misdirectional forum postings can then be called upon at will to trigger a 'forum slide.' The second requirement is that several fake accounts exist, which can be called upon, to ensure that this technique is not exposed to the public. To trigger a 'forum slide' and 'flush' the critical post out of public view it is simply a matter of logging into each account both real and fake and then 'replying' to prepositined postings with a simple 1 or 2 line comment. This brings the unrelated postings to the top of the forum list, and the critical posting 'slides' down the front page, and quickly out of public view. Although it is difficult or impossible to censor the posting it is now lost in a sea of unrelated and unuseful postings. By this means it becomes effective to keep the readers of the forum reading unrelated and non-issue items.

I don't have an immediate solution, but the problem strikes me as rather serious when it comes to the health of the forum -- certainly as serious as the libelous material that sometimes finds its way here.

Hannah

70 day(s) ago

You are talking about the New Thread Necropoly?

Georg

70 day(s) ago

I think so but not sure? I hope the OP clarifies. :/

Lucio

69 day(s) ago

Somebody is bringing up all old threads mentioning Leiter. Please put them back in the queue where they belong. This is clearly an attempt to either embarrass Leiter or hide some other thread.

Antonio

67 day(s) ago

Write a script that auto removes any post containing phrases like "auto insurance", "personal loan", "viagra", "cialis", "credit check", etc.

Yu

58 day(s) ago

Auto-remove thread bumps.

Albertus

56 day(s) ago

Bump.

Marsilio

56 day(s) ago

Bump.

Albertus

Bump.

Zhu

56 day(s) ago

Bump.

Albertus

Bump.

Marsilio

Bump.

Rosa

56 day(s) ago

Bump.

Albertus

Bump.

Marsilio

Bump.

Zhu

I'm sorry - is this supposed to be funny? All you are doing is making people spend even more time on the metaforum, in order to find the threads in which they would like to spend their time and energy participating.

Empedocles

56 day(s) ago

Rosa, what you don't get is that this is exactly the point of the femtrolls. They like it when people spend their time here, instead of at philosophy conferences and in journals and reading the news. That way, people are blind at the wheel and subject to surprise attack IRL.

Wolfhart

56 day(s) ago

Hey can someone please (1) delete every single post by Rosa and (2) delete every single post that is mean. Thank you!

Wolfhart

56 day(s) ago

You are talking about the New Thread Necropoly?

Hannah

What the fuck does this even mean? Seriously, how is it a "moderation request"?

Diana

56 day(s) ago

As i said on the other thread: it's clear that Neo-Nazis are taking this blog over. Moderate or shut down. We have Trump because FB and Twitter valued free speech so much that they had no idea how social media can impact "democracy". There is a meta-value issue at work here, and the moderators had better take it seriously. Unless of course they are sympathetic to the obvious trends of this blog.

Stephen

What? People made up their own minds and they disagreed with the enlightened sniffers-of-farts?

Clearly democracy can't work if people are allowed to make up their own minds.

P.S. You're a dumb nigger.

Elijah

Hi, Brian.

Planting the seeds for that inevitable blog post about how the Metaforum is full of anti-semites and racists, so no one should read it?

Catherine

The idea that this is Brian Leiter is incredibly obtuse. If you only knew to whom it was you spoke.

Clarence

56 day(s) ago

Requests for moderation should be confined to this thread. If you would like a thread or post deleted, please provide (1) a link to the thread or post in question, and (2) a reason for deletion.

Bertrand

Doesn't the metaforum put a space inside of links? And doesn't that make it hard to "provide (1) a link"?

Roderick

56 day(s) ago

Nope. Here is a link to this thread: https://www.philosophymetaforum.org/topics/7/4

Even if it's displayed with an extra space, the link functions fine.

Stanley

55 day(s) ago

As i said on the other thread: it's clear that Neo-Nazis are taking this blog over. Moderate or shut down. We have Trump because FB and Twitter valued free speech so much that they had no idea how social media can impact "democracy". There is a meta-value issue at work here, and the moderators had better take it seriously. Unless of course they are sympathetic to the obvious trends of this blog.

Stephen

What? People made up their own minds and they disagreed with the enlightened sniffers-of-farts?

Clearly democracy can't work if people are allowed to make up their own minds.

P.S. You're a dumb nigger.

Elijah

Hi, Brian.

Planting the seeds for that inevitable blog post about how the Metaforum is full of anti-semites and racists, so no one should read it?

Catherine

The idea that this is Brian Leiter is incredibly obtuse. If you only knew to whom it was you spoke.

Diana

Hi Brian!

Rudolf

55 day(s) ago

Please do something about the bumpkins messing up the thread system.

Lynne

54 day(s) ago

Please do something about the bumpkins messing up the thread system.

Rudolf

Do you mean here, or in the main threads?

Chanakya

54 day(s) ago

Please do something about the bumpkins messing up the thread system.

Rudolf

Do you mean here, or in the main threads?

Lynne

Uh, definitely the thread necropolists in the main threads. They think that just because a thread is their favorite, that they should "bump" it when it gets too dead.

Stephan

47 day(s) ago

Moderators, The level of racism in the post below from the Mark Lance thread is OK by you? I suspect it's below the level of white nationalist hate sites. This is an academic forum?

Allan

20 hour(s) ago

Turkey represents Islamic strength and expansion.

Academics can't jerk themselves off hard enough in defense of Islam. Since Turkey occupies what are rightly Western and Christian lands, including Constantine's city, of course academia will fall over each other to kiss brown Turkish asses.

Samantha

46 day(s) ago

Please do something about the bumpkins messing up the thread system.

Rudolf

Do you mean here, or in the main threads?

Lynne

Uh, definitely the thread necropolists in the main threads. They think that just because a thread is their favorite, that they should "bump" it when it gets too dead.

Chanakya

No, see Ramon's post at the top of this page. This isn't a few people bumping their own threads, it's a concerted effort that started a few weeks or even a month ago, as I recall. The object is either to hide a particular thread that someone didn't want to get attention by bumping other threads above it ("sliding" it) or, perhaps more likely at this point, to throw the forum into general disarray.

I've hosted forums back in the day, and it is very easy to prevent threads from being bumped by automatically locking any that haven't been replied to within a certain amount of time -- say a week would probably solve the problem in this case, since there are not a huge number of threads being posted here. If an important update to a previous thread emerges -- make a new thread.

The admins should get on this. It's really fucking up the board.

Roberto

38 day(s) ago

Moderators:

Plenty of anti-Muslim racism on this forum. This is OK with you?

Would this forum even exist if we substituted anti-Black or anti-Semitic racism at the level we see in the post below?

Nathan: "Why do you hate the good and the beauty in this world? That's what I want to know."

Because your mother is a whore.

Keith

Don't worry, Keith, the Muslims will stone her to death once they reach critical mass in another few decades, enough to replace your liberal institutions with Shariah law.

That'll really show those bigots, won't it? So much virtue it's just oozing out of you. - (240 upvotes)

Raya

38 day(s) ago

Heaven forbid anyone point out that Muslims are responsible for a metric shit ton of violence around the world. You limp wristed coward.

Jose

38 day(s) ago

Here's so anti-Muslim racism for you, Roberto:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk- news/britains-worst-ever-child-grooming-12165527



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