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all new Phil2,871 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
I’m a member on there and a few months ago ended up getting barred from posting for a week and given a final warning as I started retaliating to people who were baiting and being crass and snide to me. I reported them and nothing got done.

Please don’t shoot me for what I am about to type - but this just seems true.... unless you’re pro-eu or gay then you’ll never win an argument on DS.

(I have pro-eu and gay friends by the way - and we don’t bicker lol)

Maybe you’re just crap at making an argument?
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plymouthbloke1974242 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Westcountry Spotlight

Please don’t shoot me for what I am about to type - but this just seems true.... unless you’re pro-eu or gay then you’ll never win an argument on DS.


I don't think it's that at all. It's poor moderation across the board. I got a warning after returning thanks to their amnesty for something minute in comparison.

The standard of conversation continues to be ridiculously poor.

Oh, on the contrary. I do believe that is it. You darent have an opinion other than theirs or they will try and shut you down.... either by rounding up others to gang up on you or by constantly reporting you to the mods so you are then unable to post back whilst they continue to mock you.
plymouthbloke1974242 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I’m a member on there and a few months ago ended up getting barred from posting for a week and given a final warning as I started retaliating to people who were baiting and being crass and snide to me. I reported them and nothing got done.

Please don’t shoot me for what I am about to type - but this just seems true.... unless you’re pro-eu or gay then you’ll never win an argument on DS.

(I have pro-eu and gay friends by the way - and we don’t bicker lol)

Maybe you’re just crap at making an argument?

I try not to argue, merely put across my opinion. Which I’m just as entitled to as they are.
dosxuk4,067 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Please don’t shoot me for what I am about to type - but this just seems true.... unless you’re pro-eu or gay then you’ll never win an argument on DS.


I don't think it's that at all. It's poor moderation across the board. I got a warning after returning thanks to their amnesty for something minute in comparison.

The standard of conversation continues to be ridiculously poor.

Oh, on the contrary. I do believe that is it. You darent have an opinion other than theirs or they will try and shut you down.... either by rounding up others to gang up on you or by constantly reporting you to the mods so you are then unable to post back whilst they continue to mock you.


I'm not saying this is the case here, but almost every time I hear someone suggesting this sort of thing is going on, it's actually valid complaints about the content that gets it removed - it's almost always those people posting lies, "fake news", conspiracies, and inciteful material being the ones who complain, and they always label it as a conspiracy by a small number of other users.

Like I said, not saying this is the case here, but it does sound like a familiar situation, but then again, DS is a horrible place to post anyway and it's not difficult to run against one of the cliques.
bilky asko5,175 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I've never seen anybody anti-EU win an argument anywhere using facts or logic, so you're probably used to it Smile


Isn't that in part down to curation of the people you see (I'm talking in general)?

Say on Twitter - you're likely to follow the people who make the best arguments in your favour, and the people you're most likely to argue with / see arguments about are the ones making a poor case for the other side.

I mean, it's easy to laugh at A C Grayling and June Sarpong, but it's not worth pretending they have the only pro-EU arguments.
Steve in Pudsey9,466 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I've never seen anybody anti-EU win an argument anywhere using facts or logic, so you're probably used to it Smile


Isn't that in part down to curation of the people you see (I'm talking in general)?

Say on Twitter - you're likely to follow the people who make the best arguments in your favour, and the people you're most likely to argue with / see arguments about are the ones making a poor case for the other side.

I mean, it's easy to laugh at A C Grayling and June Sarpong, but it's not worth pretending they have the only pro-EU arguments.

I was suggesting (with tongue in cheek) that it's very difficult to win an argument based on facts and logic from an anti-EU position, because most of those arguments do not stand up to scrutiny. But that's a discussion for elsewhere.
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