Friday, May 07, 2010

Modus Operandi

Step 1- Break or skirt a rule. Get called on it.
Step 2- Cry discrimination, point out every other instance of broken rules by others as 'proof'.
Step 3- Sit back and watch the mayhem, as people wonder why their posts are getting modded, ask publicly, and get modded.
Step 4- Point at rash of deleted posts as proof of forum inequality and irrationality, watch as forum explodes into debate, and mods try to keep up.

(Bonus step: at some point manage to work in overzealously enthusuastic community member into debate, use their out there comments as 'community sentiment'.)

The not-funny thing is, this has worked Every Single Time. Every one. In multiple places. It's like watching a train wreck.

Even if reasonable questions and concerns come up during the ensuing flame-and-delete fest, they get lost in the chaos.

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