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EtcetEraThread ResetEra is hostile to anyone who isn't center-right and has been driving many great users away because of this
Reason User banned (permanent): Inflammatory attempt to rile up community; ignoring staff guidelines.
A specter is haunting ResetEra -- the specter of leftism. All the powers of ResetEra have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this specter. As anyone who reads ResetEra knows, this is a fairly center-right liberal leaning forum. Political threads frequently get dominated by these members, many of whom are given protected status by mods, and dissenters are attacked relentlessly. In spite of this, the forum has had a great selection of leftists in the past who were willingly to wade into these threads and argue that a better world is possible if only we would fight for it. Over the past 3 years, however, many of these people have been driven off the site, many of them LGBTQ, disabled and POC, either by bannings (almost always disproportionate to liberals in the same discussions received) or by simply getting fed up by constantly being talked down to and demeaned by the bougie, largely white, PoliEra crowd. So many great comrades are gone from this site while the people who mocked and bullied them remain here, protected by mods whose attitude towards policing political threads seems best summed up as "the beatings will continue morale improves." This situation has been rapidly deteriorating recently with any thread concerning Biden filled with liberals attacking any justified criticism of him, and even threads where no criticism exists filled with subtweeting of leftists for not posting in every thread about Biden. However, all of that pales in comparison to the shitshow that was the . It began with Oheao responding to Biden's plan to involve foreign policy and punish countries which were unfriendly towards LGBTQ people by wondering if this would apply to Saudia Arabia. He received dozens of angry replies from liberals and was banned for "thread derailment" despite being a direct response to a line in the OP. Several other leftists were banned over the course of the thread, most alarmingly, psychoward, who is bi, was banned for defending his views, while received only a warning for claiming that bi men were not LGBTQ enough. To add insult to injury, in the claimed " Do not throw LGBTQs or other minorities under the bus, especially that of fellow members." while the staff had just banned an LGBTQ member and protected those who threw him under the bus. And you people wonder why so many great members who aren't banned have abandoned this website. by to discuss the insulting way in which the left are constantly whitewashed despite their diversity was immediately locked with no room for discussion. Enough is enough. I'm sure you'll ban me for this. It doesn't matter. For I'm just a man. And there will always be another KuwabaraTheMan. Another Oheao. Another Azuran. Another Desparadina. Another Psychoward. Because individually we are but people, but collectively we are a movement. And our movement can't be banned.
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EtcetEraThread Obama defends his drone strikes in new book
Reason User banned (1 week): excessive hostility
your just an idiot at this point bro... Slick about what? Show me supporting any of this shit. I’ll wait. I said the American electorate gives political capital to political leaders who do it. That’s a fact. saying the same thing about other minority groups wouldn’t get a ban because it’s also true. Americans empower politicians who kill Arabs under the guise of “national security” just like they empower law enforcement to kill black people under the guise of “law and order” / “war on drug”, just like they brutalize Hispanics under the guise of “border security”. talking about the political realities that lead to the atrocities American leadership perpetuate isn’t the same as trying to justify those actions... the actions are unjustifiable, as I’ve said countless times... you are either incapable of reading or your a moron who enjoys countering points that no one is making. In either case, your sentiments about me have no basis in the text being written to the page. Fuck you bro.
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EtcetEraThread Do you think there is a good argument to be made that Trump will be a long-term net positive for the country / world?
Reason User banned (permanent): Inflammatory, inappropriate, and insulting commentary over a series of posts
I understand the thread title probably touches a nerve for many, but it's the best way I know how to put it. Hear me out, please. First, disclaimers:That being said, here's what I've been mulling over lately... First, I believe that Trump's presidency and all the things he has done and said during his time in office have seemingly made a lot more people aware, interested, and involved in politics. I think his time in power has helped to make a lot of people be less complacent about what goes on in politics and the world in general. I believe he has radicalized a lot of people in opposition to him. Seeing marches and protests and discourse go on that I never really saw before under other similarly awful Republican presidents made me believe that all of Trump's bad may have been met with some positive outcomes on the opposing side. Second, seeing what is happening now with Trump's tantrum over losing re-election is what really has me thinking there might be an argument to be made here. If he can drag enough of his red hat army down with his sinking ship, if he can fracture the Republican Party into something that is irreparable or less harmful, I think there's also an end positive to that. And I think it's likely, though not guaranteed. So with those two big points, do you believe there is any argument to be made that ultimately, weighing the positive outcomes with the negative ones, that there is some "cosmic balance" that puts Trump's presidency as a net positive? Again, I'm not even sure if I myself believe this. I typically don't subscribe to the kind of utilitarian ethics that says 10 points of good "outweighs" 9 points of bad. I don't think you can really put a value on the human cost of what Trump has done. But I feel like there are some people out there who might believe this is possible on some really long timescale, especially if the negative effects Trump's implosion might have on the GOP prove to be significant and long-lasting. Maybe it's not a simple yes or no and the answer is way more complicated than that. I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts.
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EtcetEraThread WaPo: Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending Review): Trolling; Many Past Bans for the Same
Barbara Lee shows herself to be another neoliberal who doesn't care about what the True Left thinks.
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EtcetEraThread Japanese university students submit petition to Ministry of Justice to raise age of consent from 13 to 16
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Gross generalization about a group of people
Ever wondered why so many weebs want to go “teach english” in Japan?
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EtcetEraThread [November 28] AP: Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights
Reason User banned (duration pending admin review): Abuse of the report system. Hostility. Prior bans for the same
Fuck OFF. I'm bi, I know A.By is trans and other people part of the community are in here too. Using a marginalized community that you're not part of as a shield against criticisms against an old straight cis dude is pretty fucking gross.Whole lot of nonsense community warring/sniping going on in this thread now. You guys could address the posts or you could continue to stir up shit.
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EtcetEraThread Guardian: UK culture secretary to ask Netflix to play ‘health warning’ that The Crown is fictional
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate joke
I know, I doub't even a tampon went in there willingly.
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EtcetEraThread [November 28] AP: Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Ignoring staff post, misrepresenting another member (the referenced post https://www.resetera.com/posts/52739009 ) in order to attack them. History of infractions for hostility and trolling
In my experience, as a trans person in this thread, I have felt quite attacked for being down on an aspect of Biden's otherwise good policies, called disrespectful of trans people as a trans person by Mercury Fred, for example, who to my best knowledge is not trans. What you describe is something I face frequently, having my relevant concerns as a trans person looked down upon by cis people.
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EtcetEraThread [November 28] AP: Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights
Red Text To say that we're extremely disappointed at the direction the previous thread went in is an understatement. Instead of a thread discussing Biden's upcoming policies to protect LGBTQ folks, it very quickly became mudslinging between different groups over political arguments while throwing minorities under the bus.
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EtcetEraThread Last night, I read a bunch of Superman origin comics. Man of Steel (the film) is dogshit by comparison.
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Thread Whining
What's that? Time for another shit on Snyder thread? Pretty sure this forum has a bigger hate boner for him than trump.
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EtcetEraThread Apple's Homepod Mini next to impossible to repair
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Inflammatory Generalizations; Prior Bans for the Similar Behavior
Apple can do anything they want. They could put mercury in our water and radioactive waste in our soil and brag about it and not lose a amount of their fans. We live in the era of personality cults, if you haven't noticed in the last four years. Apple's best customers feel fortunate that they are even to own their products. You'll get a second job if needed.
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EtcetEraThread Navajo Nation's Jill Jim named to President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board
Reason User Banned (3 days): metacommentry
It’s why a lot of posters aren’t taken seriously by many anymore in political discussions. It’s clear as day what folks are about. That aside, great pick. Our admin surely hasn’t been doing right on this front, so good to see.
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EtcetEraThread Navajo Nation's Jill Jim named to President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board
Reason User Banned (1 week): metacommentary, attempted thread derail over a series of posts
A negative pick thread could have been posted on a workday in the dead of night right before a 5-hour site outage, and we still would have gotten at least 3 pages of “SEE I told you, back to ‘normal’ eh??” responses, which also produce zero meaningful discussion btw. So I don’t think it’s too much to that a positive news thread could at least cross the one page by now after the sea of shit picks from the last 4 years. It’s also worth addressing the rampant “told you so” culture hungry to celebrate any negative news about Biden while completely ghosting any positive meaningful picks like this one.
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EtcetEraThread WaPo: Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB
Reason User banned (3 days): Thread derail, ignoring mod post
The most progressive president ever baby Let's kill poor foreigners for oil!!! Woot woot for US imperialism, next stop Iran!
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EtcetEraThread WaPo: Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB
Reason User banned (3 days): Thread derail, ignoring mod post
The only people Biden wants to fight are the left. He’s ready to negotiate with Mitt and Mitch.
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EtcetEraThread WaPo: Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB
Reason User banned (1 week): derailing with whataboutism, inflammatory comparisons
I didn't choose to criticize someone for engaging in toxic twitter beefs while quoting You gonna have Trump lecture us on white supremacy next?
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EtcetEraThread WaPo: Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB
Red Text Please keep the conversation focused on the potential nominees. Any further derailing of the thread will be met with moderation.
Reopening.
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EtcetEraThread WaPo: Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB
Reason User banned (5 days): Derailing thread with whataboutism
Because Brie Brie is such a good person right? Dude please. If Tanden is awful, so is Brie Brie.
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EtcetEraThread [November 28] AP: Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights
Reason User Warned: inflammatory generalizations
Are you white? Whoopie the fucking do. There's a reason why white men are white men. There's a reason a lot of people in the LGBT community complain that gay/bi men are the 'straight cis white men' of the LGBT community, and your bullheadedness in this thread is exactly why. Maybe about how you understand the LGBT communirt because you're constantly showing you don't know shit. Keep saying stupid caustic shit to other LGBT people, because again. Fucking fake ~progressives~ railing against any sort of progress with their finger wagging bullshit. There's being lukewarm on a candidate and there's waddling in with your tiny weiner demeanor about how none of this Matters Actually.
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EtcetEraThread So what can we do to make sure someone like Trump never becomes President again?
Reason User Banned (3 Months): Advocating crimes against humanity
Eugenics, ending capitalism, countries working together against dictators, better education, better parenting, yadayada. Humans are dumb, ignorant, selfish creatures that can't see past their own noses most of the time, and that's why shit like this keeps happening, and why we're destroying this planet and actively ruining civilization as we know it. Everything must change before it can get even marginally better. So, yeah, I wouldn't count on it.
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EtcetEraThread Hot Ones Thanksgiving Editon has Lil Nas X doing the craziest hot sauce thing ever on the show
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory Accusations
I'm Not sure why some of you wanted this man to hospitalise himself. There is crazy and then there is crazy, some racists in here lmao.
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EtcetEraThread I didn't know Eric Clapton was an anti-lockdown, racist dude
Reason User Banned (permanent): dismissing concerns surrounding racism, prior ban for dismissing racism and historical atrocities
He said some stupid things nearly fifty years ago. His life has been filled with relationships with people of color. I've literally never heard one story of him mistreating anyone, at least not because of their ethnicity. The lockdown stuff is dumb but not a fringe sentiment.
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EtcetEraThread China’s first homemade reactor goes online
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Dismissing concerns of racist stereotyping and conflating government with the people. Account in junior phase.
Are you guys serious about this anti-asian racism thing? Fuck the chinese government! I don't think this is going to lead to another chernobyl though and is problably good news in the fight against global warming.
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EtcetEraThread NBC News: Biden hopes to avoid divisive investigations of Trump, "just wants to move on" and prefers unity; Plans to not interfere with the DOJ
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All the people on this forum who told me Trump would go to prison please come in so I can hit you in the face with your own stupidity.
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EtcetEraThread Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending Further Admin Review): Advocating Violence
Someone assassinate him for gawd sake. All those guns... ps3ud0 8)
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EtcetEraThread Huge wealth of Rishi Sunak's (UK Chancellor of the Exchequer) family not declared in ministerial register
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Threadwhining and Thread Derailment
Why do people post domestic news like this outside the UK politics thread?
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EtcetEraThread Rahm Emanuel under consideration to become Biden's transportation secretary
Reason User banned (duration tbd by admin review): advocating violence
he should be shot in the fuckin head, not given a position of authority over fuckin fuck him
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EtcetEraThread How do you read Off Topic and not have your mood completely ruined?
Reason User Banned (3 days): Hostility
There's a lot of insufferable assholes in ResetERA who enjoy trying to drag everyone down to their pit of misery where nothing can ever be good because their life sucks and they're suffering more than anyone, or so they claim. Fucking ignore them. You can stay informed about the world around you, but the minute you see a defeatist idiot trying to tell you there's no hope for the world, you can just "tell" them to fuck off with the ignore option. It's not a lack of empathy, I'm just not in the mood to play sadness olympics with defeatist faceless users who think they're doing good by "saying it like it is" or whatever it's happening inside their warped minds. But I hope they find the help they need, I truly do.
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EtcetEraThread Scotland’s Sturgeon puts UK on independence warning - she wants to hold a second independence referendum as soon as next year
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Perhaps against my better judgement, I plan on betting about $10,000 on this if there is a referendum.
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EtcetEraThread [November 23] Vice: Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng Talks Uncle Roger - He went from data scientist to famous YouTuber after that one viral video.
Reason User Banned (1 month): dismissing concerns surrounding racism
My wife's Asian (Chinese), and she absolutely loves his videos. She showed them to her friends at work (a mixture of Korean, Japanese and Chinese), and they loved it as well. I found the first couple of videos funny, but it got old. They sure love them though. I mean, he's just riffing on his own cultural stereotypes (Chinese Malay English speakers). I don't understand what the problem is here.
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EtcetEraThread Would you vaccinate today?
Reason User banned (1 week): trolling over multiple posts
Sir, if you chose to take it first and someone opts to watch how it works on you so they gain confidence to go get it themselves, that's the way it fucking works. Isn't the decision to take the vaccine based on the great souls who donated their bodies to the science for the greater good so that you can get your ass up to go take the vaccine yourself? Lol! I'm sorry if it offense you that people chose another option that isn't of your logic. I'm also very sorry if you are offended by being called a guinea pig, because that's essentially what you're really on, when the truth is 100% of everyone in the world won't be taking it day one. Just say that you're offended and move on. You're the one being sensitive about people's decision and now rushing to call out reasonings as "unreasonable" when they in fact aren't. And weirdly enough, people saying no isn't because they flat out don't want to. People here saying no aren't against every and all vaccines that would make them "anti-vaxxer" as you like to throw around. It just means that they opt out of being first....which there is NOTHING wrong with that. Take your high horse and speed your way in line and do for the greater good as you clearly feel you should. Don't put that shit on everyone else who chose not to. Shit, I don't see you signing up to be the actual guinea pig of the people who volunteered to actually be host of the vaccine that you have and now sit back and wait for the results. You got your cake to eat too so stop lol! I want to remind you that this isn't a nationwide pandemic. Its a GLOBAL pandemic, so everybody in the world will be watching how this works. Right now, the testing (from what I've seen and I could be wrong) isn't being tested on hundreds of millions of people which this will have to be distributed to make sure we are all on the same page....also, do I need to also remind you that this vaccine is not being made by one company but multiple? Yeah, I think people who want to wait and see is not the shitty one's at all. It's called just being realistic in consideration with what we know so far. No one is shaming the rest of people who want to take it.
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EtcetEraThread Texas doctor, 28, dies of Covid: 'She wore the same mask for weeks, if not months' - US health workers lost to Covid skew younger and lack protective
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Antagonizing another user, prior bans for hostility
Why do you keep posting covid fearmongering articles