Stebben84 wrote:I actually had no problem with that, I'm just saying that you seem to have some double standards. I've also seen you egg these people on as well, so save us the lecture.
You're absolutely right. I value some people's contributions more than others. Some people are better writers, funnier, more thought provoking and better for the site than others. Some might argue that I should simply make cuts based on my own subjective evaluation of quality. But that would miss the blind-squirrel-finds-nut brilliance that often surfaces here.
Yes, I've egged them on and sometimes I regret it. That doesn't diminish the truth of what I wrote above.
What totally befuddles me is how bent out of shape some people get when their totally anonymous username catches shit for a stupid post. The reason for the stupid post in the first place is because you post anonymously and don't care to be held responsible for what you write here! Maybe the problem with the community is that you don't have enough invested in it.
At least Meade's actions here can have real-life consequences. Are you as invested as he is in the community when viewed from that perspective?
The truth about trolls: Those of you who squawk loudest about double standards, etc., show up for the trolls. You like feeding as much as they like trolling. The "other boards I belong to" argument doesn't carry much weight with me. Unless those boards are run by newspapers that specifically and actively ask for feedback, it's not relevant.