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Author Topic: Person loses job over "vulgar" website comment. Comment moderation gone too far?  (Read 1803 times)

Offline RoyMoy

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http://techdirt.com/articles/20091117/1453586976.shtml

Seems like a person who posted a "vulgar" comment on a news site got told on by a bored journalist resulting in losing their job. They call it a "resignation" but I think what really happened was the headmaster confronted the individual gave him/her the option of resigning instead of having their name publicly disclosed because I don't think a person would "resign on the spot" so easily unless there was some sort of threat issued.

People post vulgar comments all the time on the internet. There are probably far worse that have been posted on that website. Why could they not have just deleted the message and ban the IP? Why go out of your way to tattle on one particular person? :?

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Damn. Totally the fault of the news site. Talk about thin-skinned.

I wonder what the comment was?

Offline ~Dan~

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I wonder what the comment was?

It tells you on this page.
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2009/11/stltodaycom_censor_turns_tattle-tale_kurt_greenbaum_name_that_vulgar_expression.php
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Last Friday Stltoday.com asked readers to tell them about the strangest food they've ever eaten. Within a few minutes a commenter responded with "a single word, a vulgar expression for a part of a woman's anatomy."
« Last Edit: November 19, 2009, 04:13:51 AM by ~Dan~ »

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Ah. That doesn't help it make any more sense.

It's also not going to create a lot of trust for their paper.

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They should give him a raise instead, great reply.

Offline ~Dan~

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Ah. That doesn't help it make any more sense.

It's also not going to create a lot of trust for their paper.

No sense?  Well the guy sounded like a bit of a facist with nothing better to do but report people.  He could have just banned the ip.

I just tried posting "pussy" as a comment to stltoday and it never appeared on the page. XD
« Last Edit: November 19, 2009, 04:21:54 AM by ~Dan~ »

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people are way too over sensitive oh well people suck even more  :lol:
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wow talk about over reaction. the internet is full of obsenities, and imaturity. it there if you come down hard on someone or not. thats just special though. i mean the internet is for porn Internet is for PORN!!

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