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james2001
Posts: 503
Joined: Sat 04 Jun, 2005 23.10

Tue 23 May, 2017 01.43

So, as usual, it didn't take long after tonight's events for the Muslim bashing to start, again before we have any idea what's actually happened. And I've already been called an "islam apologist" (because, as you know, all muslims are terrorists and bad people). Jesus Christ.
Alexia
Posts: 2966
Joined: Sat 01 Oct, 2005 17.50

Tue 23 May, 2017 17.43

Horrendously extreme views are tolerated if they provide clicks and ad-revenue. This is why Twitter doesn't close down accounts, and why LBC employs Katie Hopkins.
james2001
Posts: 503
Joined: Sat 04 Jun, 2005 23.10

Tue 23 May, 2017 18.07

Earlier today someone made a post saying we should feel sympathy for the muslims today who are going to be looked down on and blamed for this. And it got a double digit number of "laugh" reactions. In fact pretty much any post which has been shouting down islamaphobia has had a large number of laughs (and the large number of thumbs up on all the racist posts). Which tells you a lot about the sort of people who inhabit DS. And also why DS should get rid of the laugh icon (and god knows why they haven't, it's been abused ever since they took the sad face away enough- but we know how useless the mods there are).
all new Phil
Posts: 1540
Joined: Sun 13 Feb, 2005 00.04
Location: Next door to Hell

Sun 16 Jul, 2017 11.06

I've been reading the Digitalspy forums a bit recently, particularly the politics one, and there is such a high level of nastiness right now, more so than at any point I've seen before. Brexit and the last election seem to have divided people to such a point that they can't even entertain the idea of debating with someone with an opposing view. It seems to come from all sides, it's not just a right or left or a leave or remain thing. Really personal attacks on people, and nothing in the way of moderation.

*POOR*
*ass
Martin Phillp
Posts: 905
Joined: Wed 11 May, 2011 01.28

Mon 07 Aug, 2017 14.27

The Ratings Thread on DS has some good information from those who actually post the BARB data, but then you have to dredge through the absolute BS from other members.

Again, like the general discussion threads, there's also a general sense of nastiness.
TVF's London Lite.
all new Phil
Posts: 1540
Joined: Sun 13 Feb, 2005 00.04
Location: Next door to Hell

Tue 08 Aug, 2017 08.10

Yes - see also the opinion polls thread in the politics section.
*ass
Jason
Posts: 195
Joined: Thu 29 Dec, 2005 17.22

Thu 10 Aug, 2017 13.44

I logged in this morning to find myself in the Digital Spy jail for three days.

Apparently the mods didn't like my euphemism in the Chloe Ayling thread and to their words it was 'Unconstructive and Tasteless'

I thought 'jail' was a little extreme for what I said in response to another posters innuendo (said posts have since been removed) I apologised and appealed the jail sentence but they just told me I'll remain in jail.

Others in that thread have said much worse about her and i bet they don't even get the same treatment.
Jason aka JasonB @TVF
Martin Phillp
Posts: 905
Joined: Wed 11 May, 2011 01.28

Thu 10 Aug, 2017 16.06

Jason wrote:
Thu 10 Aug, 2017 13.44
I logged in this morning to find myself in the Digital Spy jail for three days.

Apparently the mods didn't like my euphemism in the Chloe Ayling thread and to their words it was 'Unconstructive and Tasteless'

I thought 'jail' was a little extreme for what I said in response to another posters innuendo (said posts have since been removed) I apologised and appealed the jail sentence but they just told me I'll remain in jail.

Others in that thread have said much worse about her and i bet they don't even get the same treatment.
The mods certainly have their favourites. I was given a warning for apparently insulting another member, yet others have said much worse with no reprimands.

It's great that they're actually moderating, but when the forum is still a cesspool of bile and hate, it's not actually doing anything.
TVF's London Lite.
Martin Phillp
Posts: 905
Joined: Wed 11 May, 2011 01.28

Sat 07 Oct, 2017 23.27

It's nice to be talked about on DS. One complained he got banned for a week.

https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussio ... ood#latest
TVF's London Lite.
james2001
Posts: 503
Joined: Sat 04 Jun, 2005 23.10

Mon 09 Oct, 2017 02.08

Martin Phillp wrote:
Thu 10 Aug, 2017 16.06
The mods certainly have their favourites. I was given a warning for apparently insulting another member, yet others have said much worse with no reprimands.

It's great that they're actually moderating, but when the forum is still a cesspool of bile and hate, it's not actually doing anything.
I had similar a few weeks ago for standing up to a couple of users in a thread who had been baiting me for months. Of course neither of them got any sort of warning or punishment, even though it would be obvious to any decent moderator what's been happening (and one of them has been baiting other users for around a year).

And since then they've been reacting by giving every post I've made in that thread since "funny" reactions. Which just strikes me more as a reason to get rid of it.
Jason
Posts: 195
Joined: Thu 29 Dec, 2005 17.22

Sun 29 Oct, 2017 14.29

I see DS favourite samthefootball has joined TV Forum. Luckily, TV Forum doesn't have an advice forum!
Jason aka JasonB @TVF
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