I posted this last Friday on First Read - and am still looking for some answers...
There was an over abundant amount of hate & lewdness that passed through whatever filters are in place! Calling for the death of the President or any other elected official for that matter is unacceptable…PERIOD!!!
My question is to the First Read Moderators, are you going to allow First Read to continue to lower your standards and eventually turn into every other ‘rag’ blog out there?
Or are you going to address the situation before it gets further out of control?
Remember, once the ‘genie’ leaves the bottle it’s impossible to put it back in!
I’m NOT talking about censorship, what I AM talking about is ‘US’ as contributors ‘policing’ this community and keeping it thee best place on the web for political discourse?
Us ‘old timers’ keep coming back for a reason you know!
As I’ve mentioned previously – I have a pretty high tolerance & can dish it out as well as take it! After all politics IS a contact sport!
Having said that, can someone please answer these questions so we can keep the high standards of FR we have all become accustomed to?
How does a post get collapsed by the community? It’s been rumored that high quality comments (70 votes or better) have been collapsed…
When someone is ‘flagged’ for either advertising – inflammatory or of no value is that picked up by the computer or a real ‘live’ person? If so what happens if anything?
What criteria has to be met in order for a post to be deleted?
Is it possible for a poster to be banned & if so are they notified and or warned prior?
I ask these questions because there is a lot of talent here on FR and I believe that if there is ONE thing we can all agree upon is that we want to maintain the decorum we’ve all come to expect here @ FR!
Okay… I’ll step off my soapbox now and pass out some popcorn!