First of all, I’m not making any “point” about these bannings Archived Message
Posted by snipes824 on May 18, 2022, 13:16:55, in reply to "But this isn't a left wing/liberal website.....it (ostensibly) is an Illinois sports forum."
I’m well aware I can’t pick the people who post here, so if you’ve not noticed I’ve completely stopped responding to any poster here who I have no respect for and wouldn’t otherwise tolerate in my friend group. I’ve called for zero bannings, commented on none of their transgressions, and interacted with them zero over the past several months. |
My post was a larger one about “group think” and “bubbles” being some sort of boogeyman in general. It’s used as a pejorative online, but it’s actually just how human nature and friendships work. People who like each other gravitate towards one another and away from those they don’t. Thats equally true of those on the right. That’s less acceptable online, apparently.
As for your shot about length of posting history, I’ve been on these boards since probably 2001 or 2002, so I don’t really think you’re on target there.
You don't get to decide who participates in discussions here, sports related or not. The common thread has always been University of Illinois affiliation or interest, not liberal political leanings. It's open to all, and there's no qualifications or requirements for posting here.
If this were the Illinois Liberal Sports Discussion Board, and you had to prove you voted straight ticket Democrat in the last 3 general elections just to get a login, you'd have a point.
And some of these posters that you're claiming that you're being forced to "add" have been here much longer than you have.
We make friends with people, and seek out spending time with people, who share our interests, values, sense of humor, personality type, etc. Adding people to our friend groups we don’t otherwise enjoy being around to achieve some sort of random, subjective ideological mix is not an expectation anyone has in real life, and applying that standard to internet groups is equally stupid and another bad faith attack from the right.
..which is clearly why we are here instead of there.
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- I’d be fine with that whole thread being nuked. Some vile comments therein* - bbonb May 18, 2022, 8:05:24
- Hey londoner, to confirm, this isn't racism and doesn't deserve a banning? - bigbop85 May 18, 2022, 15:44:04
- It's like you are on some drug that makes context impossible for you* - Chilango May 18, 2022, 16:44:05
- You guys I think he’s finally broken* - illini21 May 18, 2022, 16:25:09
- Original post for those that want to see the context and message body - CoronaTheirAss May 18, 2022, 15:58:54
- Are you 8 years old? Because this is the post of an 8 year old who got a slightly smaller - doubledown May 18, 2022, 15:52:07
- You also gonna post the Nutter-uncle-on Facebook, anti-diversity meme... - KingTalkyTiki May 18, 2022, 15:48:15
- And I'll reiterate that you're the one who posted it.* - complainant May 18, 2022, 15:45:49
- Fook. And I spent the last two hours consorting withHome Depot employees* - Stu May 18, 2022, 10:37:45
- I slept in this morning, what did I miss?* - Sounder May 18, 2022, 10:34:26
- I have no idea what's going on, but if 'ricky "lost that number" to The Deuce, I'm good w/ that. - Kajagoogoo May 18, 2022, 10:04:11
- When in doubt...trust George - ilinni11 May 18, 2022, 9:56:00
- And yet there's a whole thread of wheelchair jokes* - RangerDanger May 18, 2022, 9:45:26
- Damn. I missed something* - timmer May 18, 2022, 9:32:49
- It was just a matter of time, he appeared to want it - TarheelIllini May 18, 2022, 8:57:16
- Wait so Samricky is now banned? - bigbop85 May 18, 2022, 8:43:09
- I am now banned from Widespread Panic board for taking about Chicago crime in Buffalo thread - JeffFrank May 18, 2022, 11:18:21
- Catholic isn't a ethnicity. It's a large pedo supporting religion* - Chilango May 18, 2022, 9:46:51
- So is racism okay in your book, it's just "insults"? Or do you want people banned - Taz May 18, 2022, 9:21:23
- Such an ish take to ignore the racism angle from one of the insulting parties - jayd May 18, 2022, 9:17:25
- Yoyo said samricky had a dick nose and called his wife a female Dee Snider - bigbop85 May 18, 2022, 9:28:24
- Neither side was banned for insulting the other. Samricky was banned for making racist comments - DT May 18, 2022, 9:33:47
- his racist comment referred to the size of Indian people's dicks and insulting the looks of women - bigbop85 May 18, 2022, 9:35:41
- So you're opinion is that insulting one's partner is worse than overt racism? Cool, bro* - Taz May 18, 2022, 9:49:16
- You ugly, your mama ugly, your wife a ho jabs have been around for eternity - jayd May 18, 2022, 9:42:36
- Yes, it’s different insulting a person and being a racist. - DT May 18, 2022, 9:37:43
- I agree with your point. I still think going after a spouse is across the line. - PapaDels May 18, 2022, 10:13:18
- Agreed - insulting family members should also not be tolerated in general* - CoronaTheirAss May 18, 2022, 11:45:08
- if a guy insults me about being unattractive to women, you better believe i'm going to talk about... - suburbanmyth May 18, 2022, 10:31:51
- ooo - EffinIllini May 18, 2022, 10:26:26
- *snicker* - MtHoodIllini May 18, 2022, 14:45:20
- lulz* - PapaDels May 18, 2022, 11:21:03
- Oh please. - JFG May 18, 2022, 9:32:57
- Let's get into it then. Where's your line? Any insults? * - Taz May 18, 2022, 9:30:54
- Sorry we dragged you back here.* - KingTalkyTiki May 18, 2022, 9:12:58
- Nixon made a dick joke about Indians? Link?* - WhitmansFolly May 18, 2022, 9:09:28
- what catholic jokes?* - suburbanmyth May 18, 2022, 8:48:43
- Does this count? - ISeeDeadHawkeyes May 18, 2022, 9:12:04
- Wait, I've got this. Mass involves "stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down... good, now have a snack - Cunativeson May 18, 2022, 8:52:07
- Have you heard the one about the Pope and Raquel Welch? * - doubledown May 18, 2022, 8:51:37
- Plenty of other places for you to go if you don't like it here.* - JFG May 18, 2022, 8:46:28
- Newbie alert. This could apply to almost any thread on the board. - osklister May 18, 2022, 8:35:46
- why do you hate burger reviews? - IlliniSax05 May 18, 2022, 8:22:56
- right? who cares if tort has some days off this week* - biclops May 18, 2022, 8:21:15
- Haah* - Taz May 18, 2022, 9:19:18
- It’s quite the waffle party. * - doubledown May 18, 2022, 8:19:58
- This could be in response to almost anything * - ijustkrushalot May 18, 2022, 8:15:13
- Take off and nuke the entire site from orbit.* - DT May 18, 2022, 8:14:00