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EtcetEraThread We need to have a talk on how we treat sexual assault victims on this site
Reason User banned (duration pending): inflammatory derailment, victim blaming regarding sexual assault over multiple posts
If we want to make shots across the bow at people offering anything but unconditional acceptance of Tara Reade's accusations against Biden, framing that as an issue of "how we treat sexual assault victims" feels disingenuous. Because of the high-profile nature of this case and the high stakes involved, it is going to be very, very heavily scrutinized, and rightly so. And the fact is, Just take a moment to take in this well-sourced article someone put together, which goes to great lengths to with screencaps and links. Just take it in and let it sink in before popping off at me - if anything, that's all I ask of you. Ok? Ok. Now, can we please better define the behavior described by the OP, "gaslighting and victim blaming?" What is the nature of that behavior? Is it applying scrutiny to Reade's allegations? Is pointing out the political stakes and having a broad discussion about the veracity of Reade's claims what amounts to "feel[ing] like the whole site openly despises and dismisses victims?" If it's not, I just have to say, that's hard for me to see. Maybe I'm not listening well and missing the point, maybe I've missed some infamous incidents (I'm not the most active member here or anything), but maybe also the OP could've been more specific about incidents they are seeing and not framed the discussion around the Biden accusations. The thing is there is plenty to nail Joe Biden on when it comes to women. Invading their personal space constantly with his handsy weirdness. His shameful running of the Anita Hill hearings and the way she was allowed to be treated on his watch. His shaky support of . But drawing lines in the sand re: Reade's allegations in this way is going to prove very, very destructive for the community here. Anything you want to say about posters who extrapolate their skepticism about Reade into general skepticism towards sexual abuse victims, fair enough - they are scum. But because the OP isn't calling out specific incidents, it's hard not to suspect that actually the OP is extrapolating that the skepticism towards Reade proves that there is widespread skepticism towards all victims. I don't believe that about this community. And neither should you.


EtcetEraThread Unfinished General Leia Scenes Reduced Rose’s Role, Says Star Wars 9 Writer Chris Terrio
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Concern trolling + antagonising other member; multiple infractions for antagonism and condescending posts.
It doesn't, sorry. It has another meaning, the original one, that is the most common meaning, and it was the one intended here, which the author is copping to. We're done here.I'm not just "technically correct," though I certainly am that. You are the one diminishing the contributions of Asian actors to . Calling them "Buddha" and acting like they were shit when they were in the central cast and got their own posters, claiming that having two legendary Chinese actors rounding out the protagonist crew in a movie that outperformed Episode 9 on its opening weekend amounts to nothing is definitely... . Push for more, sure - more diversity is great, but what is this need to pretend these contributions practically never happened and are essentially worthless? Rogue One you have those two characters just for East Asian representation, plus Riz Ahmed if you want to expand to the rest of the contintent. Then in Episodes 8 and 9 there is Rose and her sister, and there are plenty of side characters like Ken Leung's character, X-Wing pilots, and outside the films there's Tiya Sircar's character, the Battlefront II protagonist ... Yes, I'm going to call out a comment like "KMT is literally our only representation." It isn't true and you erase people's work when you say that.Been waiting for her to show up in Mandalorian!


EtcetEraThread John Boyega expresses disappointment over Finn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Reason User banned (1 week): Mod-whining, misrepresenting moderation (the cited member was banned for harassing another member, not for criticizing TLJ), derailing and hostility over a series of posts + history of infractions for hostility and mod-whining
Wow @ catching a in that thread for complaining about this and the representation of black people in the Star Wars franchise. Any mods care to explain this?


EtcetEra HangoutsThread RedLetterMedia |OT| Very Cruel.
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory modwhining, accumulated infractions.
Man. I had to just hit ignore on the Etc thread. And the OP, too, who was so thirsty to make sure every complaint got a new threadmark. As the thread descended into a dogpile and banfest it just got really difficult to stomach. I'm hoping that if I can just use the ignore list feature I can enjoy the site a bit more than I have been, but it seems like toxic behavior by people who are ideologically aligned with the moderation's positions is bound to go unchecked, while crossing the moderation's personal beliefs will pretty much catch you a ban one way or another - usually because of the assertion that such disagreement constitutes "defending sexism," or "dismissing racism," no matter how careful the person is to say that they abhor sexist and racist actions they believe are happening, "Drive-by" is one that only comes out if you're not in lock-step, despite dozens of completely disingenuous, unsubstantiated, dismissive one-liners that are on the preferred side of a discussion flying by with no problem; it's a good catch-all if the mods just want to hit mute on someone who isn't down with the position being taken. This is not to say RLM is above criticism, but the discussion is never about criticizing a thing someone said, it's a rush to make a broader judgement call on who the person is. In that kind of environment it is really difficult to make this case that "I don't think they're that kind of person - here's why," even though that's the exact question being begged when the OP begins a crusade to cancel someone. And it's difficult because going there to make the discussion about the kind of person they are is engaging more with the general than the specific complaint, which treads into appearing to "handwave" or "dismiss" or "defend." I love how progressive this place is - the political threads are really fun for me for that reason, this is all just about the toxicity of the discussion trajectory that happens time and again and how moderation enables it. I don't notice it so much when the target is something I'm less familiar with, or if I agree unreservedly in the takedown in progress. In the case of RLM, it disturbed me quite a bit.


EtcetEraThread Bojack Horseman Season 5 |OT| A Sensational Season of Television
Reason User Banned (2 Days): Antagonizing Another User Over a Series of Posts; Accumulated Infractions
Better posts than this one, that's for sure.


GamingThread 13-year old trades in his Xbox and does yard work. He buys his mother a car.
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Inflammatory commentary
What kind of a shitty mother would accept that gift rather than put it in his college fund, etc?


EtcetEraThread Hurricane Michael makes landfall, 155 mph winds
Reason User warned: inflammatory and condescending post.
Yeah, you are either not a climatologist or are an exceedingly out of touch one. There is absolutely no debate about the effect of climate change on hurricanes. Oh, and here's some light reading for you. Since you're "a climatologist," I would probably start here before posting more embarrassing nonsense like, "the water is hot in October" (with absolutely no acknowledgement of why that is more and more true these days and how it is getting worse). Or, you know, just stop posting.