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August 24th, 2009


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mresundance
08:06 pm - New Mod
Hello all, I will be your newest addition to the mod team here at queer_rage.

I've been a long time member of this comm (five years-ish) and am happy to see it thriving with over a thousand members (egads!).

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me or any of the other mods, of course. Our emails are listed on the community's info page.

I would like to take this time to remind people of the rules, particularly the "basic" ones which I have seen violated far too much over the last year.

Comments which do not support the OP are a violation of the rules and will not be tolerated. You will be warned and your comment will be frozen to prevent replies.

Language which violates safe space (use of the term "bitch" is the most frequent) is a violation of the rules and will not be tolerated. You will be warned. If the language is in a post, you will be asked to correct the post as necessary or else it will be deleted. Comments with such language will be frozen.

Debate is also a violation and not tolerated. This is not a free speech community. You are safe to rant, rave, and seek support for frustrating, infuriating, annoying, sickening - whatever - things in the world. But you are not safe to say whatever you want without repercussions. Keep snarky and rude comments to yourselves. If someone has called you on something, suck it up and apologize and learn from it rather than whining and arguing.

If you don't remember the rules clearly, please refresh your memory now.

Edited to Clarify: Comments which are not supportive ARE banned. If you, however, feel the need to call the OP on something, do so respectfully as possible. Coming off as holier-than-thou and turning on the snark 200 % will only make you look like a jerk and probably not teach anyone anything.

However, the best course of action is TO CONTACT THE MODS, as per the rules of the comm if you find something upsetting or offensive about a post or a comment. We will try to deal with things ASAP. It is our job to take care of these things so you basically shouldn't have to.

Similarily, if you see unsupportive comments to a post which doesn't have any problems to call out, or, if a user is causing some kind of wank in the comments - report it to the mods. Thanks!
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From:yhanthlei
Date:August 25th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
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Huh?

"Comments which do not support the OP are a violation of the rules and will not be tolerated. You will be warned and your comment will be frozen to prevent replies."
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"If someone has called you on something, suck it up and apologize and learn from it rather than whining and arguing."

So...how CAN anyone call anyone out on anything, really? Where does the line get drawn between "calling someone out" and being snarky, rude, or just plain not supportive? These two rules kind of contradict each other a little bit. Either you support posters 100% or you don't. There's something I'm not getting. Can you please explain it to me?
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From:blacksambuca
Date:August 25th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
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I was about to make exactly this comment.
From:fall_of_sophia
Date:August 25th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
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yeah, I'm kind of confused about that as well, since comments that called out a really annoying cis-privileged comment recently were frozen as against the (other) rules.
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From:happiestsadist
Date:August 25th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
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I was thinking the same thing.
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From:mresundance
Date:August 25th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
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It was because someone in the thread decided to come off as rude and condescending in the process of calling someone out. Which, shockingly, caused others to respond in like manner. It was a wank and not a productive discussion.

If someone had contacted the mods - instead of shooting their proverbial mouth off first - it might've been avoided.
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From:mresundance
Date:August 25th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
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I edited the post to clarify.

There are ways to call people on bs, but do so without being a jerk yourself, basically. Being overly snarky or condescending is generally unhelpful.

If a person can't handle that, they should a) preferably contact the mods or b) end up facing with the same reprocussions to their actions as the people they are responding to. Basically, having their comments frozen and being warned by a mod.
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From:cinitrom
Date:August 25th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)

Um.

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Is your username intended to be pronounced "Mystery Sundance"? I've wondered about that for months, and while I realize that this is completely off-topic and probably out of line, I decided it might be less inappropriate here than in a mildly-creepy stranger-comment on your journal.
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From:mresundance
Date:August 25th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Um.

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Hehe, yes, it is. :)
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From:ishyface
Date:August 26th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
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well haaaaaaaaaaaay.
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From:mresundance
Date:August 27th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Well haaaaaaaay back little brister. :DDDD

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