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Notes From Underfoot: Rantings of Pab Sungenis
Posted by pabsungenis in GLBT
Wed Nov 16th 2011, 10:01 PM
The "liaison" will be able to keep a couple of low-level disruptors out, but won't be able to kick out the people who have really caused the problems here.

The "liaison" won't be able to stop certain people from locking or disappearing threads they don't approve of, as has been seen here in the past couple of days. Look at the "deleted messages" in these threads. You can't look at the threads on the issue that have gotten flushed down the memory hole. And they've done it anonymously.

These same people will also continue to operate elsewhere on the board to shut down gay-positive discussions, discussions that suggest that Obama is anything but the Savior come from Jerusalem to make Our Lives Perfect for the Gay Community, or discussions that suggest that anything less than marriage is second-class citizenship. And they'll use their power to block "consensus" for the deletion of gay bashing posts and threads as often as they can, and to keep bashers from getting tombstoned.

All the "liaison" will do is give an opportunity for the Administrators to pretend to have done something and offer them an excuse to ignore the real problem as it continues.

There is a simple solution to this problem. I offered it in the early days of "Mending Fences" and it was dismissed. We're not even allowed to discuss it here because the people affected by it would make that discussion disappear.

Just as "civil unions" have proven to be a big failure by allowing those who think "God is in the mix" to say "see? We gave you some rights. So sit down and shut up," this liaison will fail because it will allow the abuse to continue unchecked but also allow the Administrators to pretend they've done something.
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