He is the perfect example of how very little of any substantial information these pro-vax haters have.
p= <5 x z - vaccines are safe and effective.
I can see how pro-vax trolls could abuse this. That system would only be safe if ONLY trusted members of INV were able to contribute to that X number of flags.
An idea from another forum that has a great sense of humor: If you feel the need to reply, just post a recipe or picture of a meal.
This is "feeding the troll" without giving them actual words to use to pull more responses in. If we only respond to each other (those who are here for MDC, not just here for the vaccination debate) and give the trolls recipes they have no fuel for their fire.
Trolls are good at what they do . . . they get people to respond. I know I've fallen for it. I'm posting recipes from now on.
Love it! That sounds like fun. Here's a practice run.
Leftovers from last night
I like the idea of #2 best
I have seen new posts have to wait to be approved before it can be posted elsewhere.
I don't like the # of posts stopping someone as it can take just a day to get to the right number and then they could still say whatever nasty things they wanted. Second, it keeps real newbie who might be shy posting a huge obstacle if they really wanted to post and didn't have time to write that many posts.
I don't like the number of flags= it disappears. There is no way to stop anyone who is a MDC member from flagging posts and then that again gives pro vaxers a way to delete real messages.
I vote again for first 20 posts to be moderated and approved before it could be posted.
I like this, it doesn't restrict quite as much and it prevents those one time obnoxious posts from flooding the threads. Everyone can post - but until there's an idea of how you post and your tone, your posts should be reviewed and that leaves room for a mod to PM the newbie right away to inform them of the guidelines if something goes astray. I know it can take a while to accrue posts - I joined in 2011 but wasn't active too much posting in the beginning, just reading. Of course now I'm over the 1000 mark and at "senior" status (woohoo!) but I've got a good feel for how things are on the various sub groups and thus prefer to hang here
Definitely have restrictions on who can post here, sure. But the real problem for me is that I want to have conversations outside of a public forum where I don't feel judged. Have you seen how many views some posts get? 50,000+ That's insane. The traffic is coming here because it's controversial. Well guess what? I don't want my very personal choices put on display for a bunch of morons to lurk at and ridicule then run back to their FB pages calling us idiots. I'm happy to come here and answer questions to newbies and offer support, but we're the minority in this world right now, and it would be nice to have a private area where we can go and really chat and not feel judged by the world. MDC of all places should accommodate that. We non-vaxers are bringing a heck of a lot of traffic to this site.
chloebelle - do you want me to try and start a group?
I was essentially told no (nicely) on the 20 post thing. The board developers would have to arrange it and it would take a while.