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Dogpiling

Post by Thanas » 2010-10-14 07:35am

Dogpiling

As some people seem to be a little unclear as to what constitutes dogpiling, here is a quick and dirty guide to it. Dogpiling is, in general, the act of multiple posters simultaneously engaging a single opponent. While I admit that the line between dogpiling and having an open debate is blurry, there is one.

Generally, when you already see one or two people debating a single poster, please refrain from doing so as well unless you have a new argument to make. Even then, when a mod has put out a general warning against dogpiling, one should seriously consider whether another post is warranted.

In general, do not expect the "opponent" to reply to more than two people at once, though obviously he or she is fair game if the poster decides to do so.

There may be cases where a poster feels that he is getting unfair treatment. In such cases, please use the appropriate channels (grievance with a mod, contact a supermod, grievance with the SM, contact an administrator etc). Obviously, reacting with "Fuck you, you powertripping cunt" will result in the usual consequences.

Some people might also think we are protecting certain posters. This is not the case and one should not think the mods suddenly share the opinion of the "protected" poster. No, the pod people did not take us. However, we will do our best to allow everybody a chance to voice his or her opinion. The posters in questions are also still held to the same standard as everybody else when it comes to the board rules and failure to obey them will lead to consequences.
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