I vote for "Dangerous Talk" to be banned from A/N!!!!!

Dangerous Talk posts tons of things here and always closes comments. Its REALLY annoying and spam to use our site that way. He's also made it impossible to contact him without "friending" first, so I cant complain directly to him or in his comment sections. This is incredibly annoying and siphons traffic away from our site, and allows him to post without being able to be held accountable or debated fairly. I HATE IT!!!! Please kick him off our site!!!

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Comment by Roy The Infidel on January 29, 2010 at 9:22pm

Ryan's comment on his wall has vanished, too.
Comment by HotMess on January 29, 2010 at 9:06pm
This does seem kind of "spammy" if he's just posting here in order to feed his own blog. He explains this as such there on his page. However, I don't know if this is a reason to block someone from this site.
Comment by Daniel W on January 29, 2010 at 8:25pm
There are a couple of points here.

Some discussions do get way out of hand, and wind up way off topic. If the OP is not able to close a discussion, then it turns into a form of pollution. I have closed a couple of my own discussions because the responses kept veering way off base, repeatedly and despite my trying to move people back onto topic. This happened enough that I stay away from certain topics now, and I no longer feel interested in following some of my own posts. In one case, code was inserted so that anyone who checked the comments would be subjected to annoying music (that member is no longer on the nexus).

Super-long discussions with subthreads and subsubthreads are impossible to follow. I think that the OP has a responsiblity to try to keep discussions on topic, and in the absence of continuous full-time moderators, has some responsiblity to keep a discussion from becoming a source of spam, malicious code insertion, ad hominems, and similar. Not to censor people, or prevent disagreement, but to be a leader.

I agree that it's not appropriate to try to censor people, but at a certain point, if the OP isn't interested in following any more, they should be able to stop. Then someone else can post and lead their own discussion, if they are interested in following. That's not censorship - no one is being stopped from commenting, just a change of the guard so to speak.

That being said, I fully agree that the guy who you mention is siphoning off traffic from Nexus. DIfferent situation.
Comment by ryan cameron on January 29, 2010 at 7:31pm
Felch - I posted it in Site suggestions, but I still feel that this person has been taking advantage of our site and traffic for too long and needs to be removed post haste!
Comment by Roy The Infidel on January 29, 2010 at 7:11pm
Comments are closed. Siphons traffic from A|N's site. The dude is a salesman.

My advice to Dangerous Talk:

Open all topics for discussion and comments. Give the respect that is due to A|N and its community of freethinkers. I don't want to label you a parasite just yet but I am almost there.
Comment by ryan cameron on January 29, 2010 at 7:01pm
Comments arent for the benefit of the poster, they are for everyone here. Half the time I dont even read the OP if their post is ridiculous, and I focus on the comments anyway. OP's are just catalysts, not "gods" of the conversation, and really in an open forum like this it should be against the rules to muzzle the audience like that under any circumstances.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on January 29, 2010 at 6:54pm
I don't know if that is really spamming. Some people just do that b/c they don't like criticism, although Dangerous Talk doesn't seem like the afraid-of-criticism type.

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