@moderators you really think this comment is fine but taking issue with it is grounds for deletion and threats of being banned? Absolutely ridiculous the double standards here are glaring. This is the second time vanshookenraggen has intervened after XEC posted something extremely reactionary or racist without doing anything about that and threatening to ban me for responding to it. Do other mods agree with this? I Cannot find a list of mods anywhere and feel obligated to make this public. View attachment 18122
There is nothing trolling about calling a comment that writes off a whole group of people (who are part of urban life) as hostile to it fascist. That is a fascistic idea. There was also quite a lot more substantive and good natured engagement with other peoples comments in my comment (I also responded to several other people) than there has been from several people in this thread who have received no pushback from the mods. This is clearly a hostile environment for anyone who isn't comfortable with constant racist dogwhistles and tough on crime rhetoric and I increasingly have no interest in participating in this community anymore despite it covering a lot of things i care about in this city. If you want this to not be a racist cess pit there is a lot of work to do but clearly a lot of you are fine with it and consistently take more issue with calling it out.
But as someone has conducted intercultural discussions outside in various forms outside of the US, you're not going to convince people they're wrong by calling them "fascists" or "racists."
Honest question: if you suspect someone may be a fascist or a racist, how would you go about convincing them that they’re wrong?
Pretty hard balance to strike between being polite enough that they won’t just throw up emotional walls and shutdown, but also forceful enough that they don’t just roll their eyes and ignore you.
How about refraining from calling entire groups of people "hostile to urban life"? Why is that not considered name calling? It truly is stunning how the rules of decorum seem to work here: let reactionaries say whatever atrocious nonsense they want but if anyone disagrees at all forcefully that's crossing a line.
one of those reactionary trolls you seem to let run rampant is right there⌄⌄⌄
it looks like "fascist" has been redefined to mean "anyone whose circumstances and life experiences have led them to form values and opinions that are different from my own".
You did not understand XEC's post. Words are being redefined as we speak. Just look at how the oxford dictionary changed the following words because they were deemed "too sexist."No, I think it’s mostly used to define people who exhibit a lot of nationalism and who support a strong military, powerful police force, well-defended borders, and interventionalist economic policies all for the purpose of national unity, stability, and orderliness.
Generally opposed to artists, anarchists, atheists, and communists or at least those were how the sides panned out in the Spanish Civil War afaik (with the fascists eventually winning).
Not a hard thing to look up..
Please tell me this is sarcasm lmao
Absolutely not. I'm very liberal with handing out likes in general. However, I also happen to post as much (photo) content here as anybody else on the site (except maybe Beeline). If, after time, there is not one iota of reciprocation towards any of my posts, I notice that. Why wouldn't I notice that?
To be blunt, if I were to keep handing out likes to somebody who gives me 0 in return on 10x the content, then it makes me feel like some kind of cuck. If you are going to be stingy and never acknowledge people's efforts, then eventually you shouldn't expect them to acknowledge yours either. I'm also not saying it has to be the same percentage or even anywhere near the same percentage, but I definitely take note of those goose eggs and ultimately choose to give those posters the same treatment that they have given me.
Most of us wouldn't notice that because it's a generally meaningless function that nobody should put much stock in at all. I'm sure many users here just generally don't use the feature at all (I rarely even think of it). Most of us certainly don't put much weight in "likes" anyway. Certainly, trying to determine other users' intent behind receiving or not receiving likes is an exercise in futility. We don't all use the website the same way.
I'm chiming in because even though I don't post photos myself here....