I will leave MyLot if the Anti-semitism continues.......

@clownfish (3278)
United States
November 1, 2006 6:49pm CST
If people keep posting derogatory things about Israel and insane conspiracy theories and other garbage, it will ruin this community. Are we going to allow that?
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• United States
2 Nov 06
In any forum where there is a wide diversity of thought there will be some who do not have enough command of the language to stop them regressing to the use of slurs in their opinions. Anti-semitism, agism, sexism, homophobic comments often sneak by any guidelines or censors and find their way into the discussions. These things are mostly said by fundamentalists of one kind or another. And fundamentalists are by nature reactionary.. they get real riled up over something, and they tend to exaggerate to try to make their point.. point fingers at a given group, etc. I do not know of any way to completely rid sites of this nature of such people/comments, but I believe that mylot will make an attempt to keep such things in check that violate their guidelines. What are "we" going to do about it? Well I dunno about you, but I just don't feed their hatred.. I don't answer them, I might report them if it is clearly a violation of community rules, but I will not get into some kind of pissing contest with them when I know them to be unarmed intellectually.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
You are right! Thanks for the support!
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Sometimes it is hard not to respond in kind when someone spews hatred. I see much less of this kind of garbage here than say at Yahoo answers.. where if you were to go to the GLBT section, you will find more bigots that you even believed could exist in one place. I don't go there anywhere near as often as I used to, as I spent as much time reporting violationa as I did answering questions.. and that is rather a bore. This place seems to have more polite folks for the most part, although there are still folks that I think must live in a vacumn.
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
3 Nov 06
I haven't come across any anti-semitic posts per se, but I have found way too many against Muslims. I tried responding, but it's as if some people can't recognize intelligence when they're slapped in the face with it... so we all get told that WE are the ones responding with no brains. Needless to say, I haven't been giving them the satisfaction of attention after that.
• United States
2 Nov 06
This should not be a hate board, so any kind of hate posts, derogatory comments etc should be banned - that kind of posting is negative and extremely innappropriate - if you don't have anything nice to say, then shut up!
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Why are you telling me to shut up? I'm not the one who started saying anything hateful! I said it would ruin this community if it continues. Why is your post appropriate and not hateful? This is exactly what I was talking about.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I'm sorry if you weren't directing that at me. Others have suggested your post didn't sound that way to them. Sorry if I misjudged!
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Because there's a difference, not that I expect you to understand. There's a difference between posting fact and the machinations of morons.
@deeds14 (822)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I think working4theweekend was talking to the people making antisemetic remarks. It's completely wrong for those people to be so hateful. But I think you should stay. We need to hear your side of the story. Report those people to mylot, but then give us your opinions and exercise your right to speak freely.
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thank you! The scary thing, though, is that on message boards, do we really know what other people intend?
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I apologized to the first poster. I don't want to misinterpret! The other posters agreed with you, it wasn't directed at me!
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@Smclin1 (325)
• United States
2 Nov 06
on the moon - Candy on the moon
hey clownfish, i think they where AGREEING with YOU and saying the ones starting the stuff should shut up, not you. But people should READ the RULES, you can mark threads as bad and you can send them to the moderators by using (! ), so if everyone would start doing what they are suposed too, then they wouldn't have any choice but to leave or act right.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
You are right, I apologized for my reaction! I forgot I could mark a post as offensive! I went back and did that. There were actually two threads. One seems to have been deleted already, I can't find it. Thanks for your reply and support!
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@Smclin1 (325)
• United States
2 Nov 06
No problem, sometimes i read too fast too and get wrong idea. on another note, whoever that was that said don't bother, ignore! They want us to help monitor and report abuse.They said they get so many post a day they can not scan each and every one. So they want you to help, that is wht the buttons are there. Everyone has a right to there own opinion whatever that may be, but hate stuff needs to be kept to themself or wherever they are.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I agree! I don't condone the bashing of any culture, nation, or people.
• Canada
2 Nov 06
I am not Jewish but am in totally support of Israel.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks for your support! Most of the people here don't seem like they would tolerate disparaging remarks made about ANY country!
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• United States
15 Dec 06
Thank you for your support. Remember Jesus is Jewish. If you love Him, you must love the Jewish people. He preached love, and we all should love one another, no matter what our beliefs are.
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Yes, Dreadstar, as much as you hate the idea, the Messiah is JEWISH. Go back to the Bible you love to quote so much and see what his lineage is. It is Hebrew.
• United States
2 Nov 06
I have not seen any discriminatory posts yet. If I did see them, I would report them though.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks for your reply! I think the really offensive one has already been deleted. I made a complaint against the other one.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Good deal, don't need people like that.
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@oresal (1351)
• El Salvador
2 Nov 06
Who's posting anti-semit discussions?
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
There were two different threads. I don't even want to repeat what they said. One I think has already been deleted. One I went back and made a complaint against. I hope MyLot deletes that one, too!
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Yes, it is. I have to admit he has so much rage and anger it's scary. Thanks for your post!
@stezieb (2185)
• United States
2 Nov 06
stfu sign - dont complain, leave.
I am not saying that the remarks that are being exchanged are right but don't complain. MyLot has rules and regulations but for the most part Free Speech is encouraged. Don't get angry and threaten to leave, if you are really bothered by it just leave. There is absolutely nothing that is keeping you from leaving. Nothing like this is going to ruin the community if anything it will weed out those who are to uptight. Please don't continue to post about this subject if you were really bothered, you would just leave, this is a poor attempt at getting responses.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
No, just standing up for what I believe. I have as much right to say I'm offended. BTW, free speech ENDS when it's inflamtory against a classification of people.
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@stezieb (2185)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I know I am free to leave, I see no problem here. You are the one complaining and pointing the finger like an elementary school child. Grow up. If you are in a situation you don't like, why stick around and cause more conflict??? Just remove yourself from the situation, it is not even that difficult MyLot is completely voluntary. I for one am not here for your little pity party. I am standing up for what I believe, I don't care if you guys think I am racist or what. I know that I am not. Racism exists and always will, you are not a better person then me because you have a different opinion. Get over it already.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Wow, what hostility! I can just imagine.... well, I have a right to say what I want. You said what you wanted and..... I just don't care.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
It should be only of good, not bad. Ignore those who make it that way it is not worth the time if everyone ignores it, it will go away.:-)
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thanks, and good response! If nothing else, we have shown that no one should be treated badly on these boards!
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I stand up to bullies. I don't let anyone treat me badly. Dreadstar attacks first and you know it. And he has never once expressed remorse for any of the horrible names he has called anyone. If you've been following me around to see what I post, then that's your problem, not mine. You know where the logout link is.
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
18 Jan 07
You know what, I would be more than happy to apologize to dreadstar if I thought the sentiment was mutual. I have apologized to people on these boards, and I apologize to you. My initial reaction to your post was a little angry, but I am sorry.
• United States
4 Nov 06
Please do not leave due to a few rude people. We need good people too. You just need to report them to MyLot. we are all here to have fun,meet friends and make a little money. so dont let a few bad apples spoil the whole bunch. Hey I'll be your friend!
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thanks! I have decided to stay because of the support and friendship you and the others have shown me on this thread! Thanks again!
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• United States
6 Nov 06
You are very welcome. I'm glad you decided to stay. Just forget them and enjoy your time here. Like i tell my kids all the time "Don't Worry be Happy"
@manzician (4739)
• India
6 Nov 06
I agree with you mate... I think that they should be watched by the admin of mylot...Aneewayz... Thanks for your question.... Its really nice to be here at mylot... Are you guys here for money or just for funn....
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thanks! I appreciate your response! I'm here for the fun and the money. I've enjoyed most of what I've seen here on MyLot.
@gochrisko (469)
• United States
6 Nov 06
i havnt seen any of this but i hate racists. lol i have racism torwards racists. irony please?
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thanks for your response. You win the irony prize! :-)
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@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
3 Nov 06
Posting method like that not allowed again in mylot. first time i come to this site i seen discussion about muslim versus christian they do cold war on discussion and now mylot do the right way on guidelines. you can stay in here, no one can made discussion like that again.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Thanks! I don't agree with the bashing of any nation, culture, or people. I'm glad you stayed on MyLot!
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
3 Nov 06
...yes, I read somewhere just today, where MyLot looks into every complaint.. Which I am glad to hear... I can't believe anyone falls for conspiracy theories of this nature. How can they not see it is just the same old, same old, the blame game. A way of saying those folks over there are more guilty of human flaws, and the human condition than anyone else (how dumb!) and also saying, me and my group are innocent.. Again, not too bright..[But it works! why? cause it appeals to the basest of human nature! The truth is - we're-all-guilty-and-the-world-is-a-mess. No need to make it worse with such an unthinking theory.] ..and you're right about it ruining groups, because I've seen it happen.. It can ruin nations too..
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Thanks! People here obviously care about preserving the community and opportunities we have here. It's nice to see. I've been on some really mean message boards. It's nice to see so many supportive and kind people here.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
2 Nov 06
If I come come across any hate post I'll report to mylot immediately.
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks! And thanks for your reply!
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
2 Nov 06
flags - flags
You gotta just try to ignore those kinds of comments! Any where you go, there will always be bad comments said about everyone! It hurts me deep inside and it probably shouldn't, but I am getting a rubber outer shell and now tell myself it is (THIER) problem, not mine! What ever people say bad about me will only bounce off of me and not bother me at all! I just go on with my life and assume those bad talking people need mental help! It is now THIER problem, NOT MINE!!!!!!!
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks for your response! Unfortunately, we do have to deal with cruel people in this world.
@sellj75 (208)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I din't see the threads I guess. I agree, this shouldn't be a place for those types of remarks. I woulds definitly report any remarks that are like that though.
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks for your support and reply. It looks like they have been deleted. People seem to forget that offending people because of who they are is NOT protected free speech.
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@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
2 Nov 06
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Go let them hear you...
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks for your reply! I made a complaint about the offending post. The other one is already gone.
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@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
3 Nov 06
Posting method like that not allowed again in mylot. first time i come to this site i seen discussion about muslim versus christian they do cold war on discussion and now mylot do the right way on guidelines. you can stay in here, no one can made discussion like that again.
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@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Get over it. You can not tell anyone to stop talking, so get over it.
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
18 Dec 06
As long as it's nothing that offends you, right?
@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Things piss me off all the time. Including things said here on myLot. But there isn't anything I can do about it so there is no point is getting overly worked up about it. The only solution... get over it and move on.
@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Case in point. Someone started a discussion about how much they hated it when people stared at them. Again, it might bother them but unless they decide to become a wallflower or an introvert and never go out, they just need to stop letting it bother them. You can make people stop looking at you. You can stop wearing lots of jewelery, flashy clothing and acting overly animated or doing other things that attract attention to oneself. The effect that discussion had on me was that I now stare at people more in the hopes of pissing off some of those people who can't stand it. I am hoping they create an incident that will make everyone look at them, then I will not be alone in staring at them.