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Darlene Carnopis
Online Initiatives Editor

Darlene, I was always under the impression

that if the Statesman had a legitimate issue with one of the folks on here, and chose to ban them or revoke their privilege to comment, they could identify them internally and do what needed to be done. Impersonating a Statesman employee would be grounds to do so, imho....Sunny...

Darlene,

Does anyone from the Statesman review the comments or is it all done by Discus? I see comments all the time that are over the line and they are still there 4 or 5 days later. And yes, other commenters, I will use the Abuse Button when certain of the Statesman forums requirements are flagrantly violated.
The one I'm most curious about not being enforced is "Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time." This is a constant occurrence and just meant to rile things up.

Except for one thing-Voices is NOT on the Disqus platform

It never has been and the platform hasn't changed.

Darlene, if your personal account has been attacked you have a lot of work to do. Announcing this should be accompanied by some major changes to not only your account. Users should realize that the account names do not change for staff for the most part and anything different is likely NOT genuine. With all the posters bouncing around pell mell willy nilly.

It's ludicrous if you as a user should think the online newa editor/director needs anything more than a normal reply to her.

I'm not sure I've seen these posts, would hope you will explain more broadly, as much as you can.

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

No need to cite examples

as you have seen them and responded to them yourself.

Also, Darlene's comments are not only about the abuse of someone using her name to make comments. She also points out the contents of the Idaho Statesman's Forum, be it Disqus or Voices.

Don't dismiss the post and drag it into generality, thank you

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

Don't.. don't.. don't...Are you a union teacher?

Darlene, I'm sure your a wonderful person , but please clam up, about what we are all saying. Your like some blue haired democrat lady in the '60's that told us not to watch the Stooges. We will disagree, converse, and snark eachother, but we don't need to be scolded by you.

Free speech can flow even if you don't agree.

Did you read what she said?

And if you did, you might want to read it again slower.

Yes, we all did but they can be good fibbers and raise a stink

IT routinely stunk, management? The new Murky News alum publishing came from a spam pit so why could he tackle that?

Jam 15 bylines by three writers and run it into the ground.

It's nice when it wants to be. And she's a staff member, SS. If she taught it's no more relevant than if her spouse drove s bus.

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

Slipstream, who's scolding?

Never mind. It's not worth it.

Free speech

What in the world makes you think you have the right to Free Speech on a message board owned by a private corporation? Free speech under the Constitution is only protected against intrusion by Governmental bodies. The only reason that companies like the Statesman even have message boards is because they generate profits. You have no right to Free Speech on this platform, none of us do. As a country we have been progressively turning our rights over to corporations... you can cry free speech all you like, but they can shut you off with the touch of a button.

You are mistaken. We are for the sane flow of whatever

We ask it of staff when needed.

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

Almost Like A Song

Darlene, Darlene, Darlene, Darlene
I'm begging of you don't delete my spam.
Darlene, Darlene, Darlene, Darlene
Don't delete me just because you can.

The greatest

affirmation of my being was to be denied access to the IS commentary.
Thank you.

Felt like Lenny Bruce, dintcha?

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

Sad really

Your greatest affirmation of your being was being denied access to something? Sad :(

The reason

that I choose other local websites for news and information is that the obsessive posters on this site are either deranged, depressing, uber-poltical, misinformed, or just plain hostile toward any person that is not a part of the IS commentary 'clique'. It is increasingly rare that thoughtful, informative, insightful and mature commentary is given. I would rather see no commentary on IS web than have to be exposed to the cerebral feces that most IS posters perceive as intelligent internet dialogue.
Good luck to McKlatchky and Disqus.

McClatchy does not own Disqus and many sites use it.

Furthermore, as I have stated, Voices doesn't even use Disqus and never has (although I still can't recall it's name and it's logo looks like an evil inkdrop).

This has become completely irrelevant to complainants.

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

Case

in point.

Go back to Usenet

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?

Groucho Marx

Said it, with more grace, humor and wit: "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member."

And I won't join facebook even if I win $50

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

It is my identity and my philosophy

Would you prefer everyone to be called 'Poster'?