I run that community a little differently.
In the spirit of controlled aggression that is the NFL, I encourage a clever calling-out.
If the calling-out is backed up with some facts . . . all the better.
If the calling-out with facts is made into some form of joke, plus one more.
If the calling-out with facts and joke is made into a haiku, you are one master of the response.
I only get a little worried when someone becomes genuinely upset.
I try to maintain some control over the events, yet it would be useless to impose a will of strict conduct in a medium filled with so much nonsense.
I just set the framework, make my points, respond to others, and tidy up the edges.
You know, if you do have a legit complaint, like anyone else in that community, there's always the email to my account to bring light to it.
No mod is a deity . . . no mod can see all and judge correctly on everything.
That being said, I'll bet every post and comment on something that doesn't get 15 "hell yea" responses probably rankled somebody's net-nose.
I'm not sure if you're an elitist. I sure don't claim to be one. Plus, folks like you and me who root for teams that are sub-par kind of get a little extra lee-way with voice. That doesn't mean you have license to net-murder folks, verbally, or otherwise, without impunity . . .
If you don't agree with someone's whatever, shout it out, and give the reasons why.
Nothing is more annoying, to me, when someone just flat-out disagrees, goes for the personal throat, and really never explains why they feel how they do.
I can't remember one thing that you've said that really didn't make any sense . . .
People can argue with me. I don't mind. Many are afraid to argue with anyone, due to the large number of folks who go net-apeshit.
I do mind clear forms of disrespect. I start to get a little hesitant and nervous when an argument between myself and someone else breaks out in someone else's journal. Communities? That's a different story.
I generally don't like attacks that focus on personal character and questions of it. Assumptions are a . . . they're not very good, either.
It's hard to explain, but if you got the time, so do I, at the moment.
thanks for the mention, though I feel undeserving, I think I've only posted once to the community. I don't know why people feel compelled to question artistic value on a community for found objects. Just because you found something doesn't mean you think it's art. I think it would be cool if you posted this in metametacomm
, I know I've made that community look like it is only for meta this or meta that, but if you look at one of the first entries you will see that the founder of the community slackananda
wanted to discuss other lj communities. I am also amused at people who get so fussy over their friends page, to me its just silly.
I'm kind of in violation of one of my minor peeves, which is the long-huge mega-post.
Then again, there's been quite a few of them by others, and it's not really bothered me, honestly.
As for your post in found_objects
, it was the one with the Bruce Lee in it that won me over . . . plus, you are deserving, since you do post a lot of images, some yours, some not, but all the images to be a resounding breath of fresh air on my side.
I have more than a few people who list me as a friend who also post sweet images and personal art. I love them dearly.
I'll have to investigate this community that you mention.
I'm still trying to understand the nature of metametacomm
, however, I will trust your judgement while I am lookin' at it and re-post this, as-is, for that community.
I'll need the accept to do it, however.
No worries the community is really open. Besides slackananda
is currently in a world of his own.
It's a bother at times.
A while back, there was a movement by a collective with thedeadfisharmy
to form a new 'found object' community. Somehow, none of the other possible folks spilled over into it. We failed.
I'm not sure if that's the long-term answer, the "start a NEW one!" In some cases, yes, but in this case, maybe not.
There's an occasional quality to posting something in a community, especially one of that size. One, of course, receives the free benefit of the possibility of over 1,000 folks who notice your object on the friends' page. I found at least a few people, I think thedeadfisharmy
, included, around that time with the Valentine's Day "Stop Smoking" note on my apartment door.
i can't believe everyone was SO hard on that girl for not lj-cutting. it seems like it was a genuine regret on her part, but the replies just kept on coming.
people really do get all bent out of shape for nothing.
OMG MY FRIENDS PAGE IS RUINED. THE ENTRIES ARE MISALIGNED! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
I can imagine the viewpoint of a teenager, still . . .
The kids are still hard-wired for acceptance and peer-opinion, which dominates because of the long-term structure and setting of the institution of education.
To have even 20 people say "OMG FUK YOUUUUUUU SO STUPID YOU SO STUPID" to a kid, it can be a major trauma for some.
I know. It's the internet. Thankfully, I didn't have this when I was in high school.