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Subject:  Re: How many doppelgangers? Date:  8/19/2000  2:11 PM
Author:  jeanpaulsartre Number:  5827 of 27876


why don't you give it a rest?

OK, try this one. Say the Fool has pulled dozens of your posts that attack, perhaps, the Republican position on abortion. Say then that a doppelganger with no posts comes in here and suggests that the only Fool product that will make you happy is an inflatable doll. Say you FoolAlert the post three times, and call it for what it is, an assault on your sexuality, an entirely personal insult, in complete violation of the so-called "rules", and still they don't pull that post, even though your posts about general issues of concern to America are pulled with impunity.

Say after one post insulting me that Hogwash12345 appears on Moonbucks Favorite Fools list.

Yeah, we did have a lot of good content here, and people found favor with the rec button enough to draw attention to it. But the Fool does not apply the same rules to longstanding posters as it does to its most disruptive elements, and the content is sanbagged through it. Entirely contrary to the most dynamic nature of cyberspace, the Fool wants you following only the Fool, making TomDave media darlings and buying the products, and definitely does not want you to form communities on your own. So I don't really feel like giving it a rest.

Not yet, anyway. If you want good content only, and can't stomach the conflict that necessarily comes along with it, then go buy a magazine.

jeanpaulsartre


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