Luka (lukadia) wrote in elfwood_wank,
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MY BUNNIES KILLED AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

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Time: 2005-08-31 13:28
Subject: Happy thoughts, people. HAPPY THOUGHTS!
Picture Keyword: red hot cock
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I was going to post a rant about how having a new rule that forbids anything more than 'occasional' sarcasm in a rant journal is the best doublethink ever, especially when no one has explained how exactly future sarcasm will be measured, or at what point the level of sarcasm warrants deletion of a comment or entry.

But I didn't want it to get deleted, so I decided to post this instead:

(IMAGE OF CUTE BUNNIES REMOVED DUE TO CONTROVERSY)

I hope it doesn't make anyone mad, or start any controversy, or cause Elfwood to look bad or anything. I want people to like me, and think happy thoughts, and for there to never be disagreement.

PS - Sarcastic comments may be deleted on sight (not by me!), so please don't leave any. Keep it friendly and polite okay people?

After all, this is a rant journal.


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This was a repost of a rant that was baleeted (No given reason, but I suspect the excuse was the small photograph of cute bunnies image I failed to LJ-cut in accordance with the rules). The community mods then decided to moderate submissions to avoid future bunnies unpleasantness.

I reposted the rant without the bunnies rulebreaking content, but it was rejected (as I suspected, Flopsy and Mopsy were just patsies!).


Howell's submitted rant on the moderation rule:

Okay you guys do realize that in a RANT JOURNAL, right? It is wishful thinking if you want people to be polite and kind around here. I'm sorry that your denial has led to the unnecessary deletion and censoring of people who were merely expressing their opinions on this matter. A matter in which you are, quite frankly, in the wrong.

I think you need to keep in mind that if you post in this journal, you have to be prepared for the replies. MODERATORS NOT EXCEPTED. Shutting people up just because you don't like what they had to say is an abuse of your moderating power. Any OTHER user who had done this would be ridiculed and verbally beaten to a pulp over crap like that. WHICH IS HOW IT OUGHT TO BE.

Now, when you close the rant journal and accept only nice-nice into the regular elfwood LJ, THEN what has happened with this asshattery thread would be acceptable. But as it is, I think the closure of comments to the post was unfair and makes you look incompetent and touchy. Hell, the existence of that thread AT ALL is downright stupid. It's nothing but flamebait and you have all been on this journal long enough to fucking well know it. So don't go pissing yourselves and all over everybody else just because you got flamed over it.

You'll probably delete this entry too, but I hope at least a few people get a chance to read it.

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His rant was also rejected, presumably for for being too critical of the rules, too sarcastic, or too ranty. I bet he got his email around the same time I got mine--weeks after submitting it. I can only guess how many OTHER rants on the matter got baleeted as well for having illicit bunnies sarcasm, but I'm guessing there were a few. And then I woke up today to find THIS on my friend page:



AHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAA!

I figured once the community became moderated, there would be nothing allowed through the censors, and the community would wither and die from lack of content. And I was right. I even totally predicted the whine community's collapse on the info page for elfwood_wank.

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A Final Thought:

First they came for the off-topic, and I didn't speak up because I was not off-topic.

Then they came for the sarcastic, and I did not speak up because I was not sarcastic.

Then they came for the bunnies uncut image macros, and I did not speak up because I was not posting uncut image macros.

Then they came for those who criticized the rules, and I did not speak up because I was not a critic of the rules.

And finally they came for me, because I was so lame and toed the line so well that they couldn't get rid of me any other way.
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You're awesome.


LOLOL
Rock.

Getting rid of breeding grounds of petty teenaged angst is the best thing ever.

Considering the only response applicable to EVERY RANT ON THERE was "it's the internet, get the fuck over it you fucking crybaby", it's best that it went away.

NOT LIKE THIS COMMUNITY THOUGH.

this one has a SENSE OF HUMOR and is not mired in taking elfwood as a daily struggle for existence.

I don't remember how long my REJEKSHUN letter took. I was kinda busy moving.
0.o Oh my
you are very lucky i happened to choose a cubicle today that is not readily visible from the entire rest of the library >:(
*image macro of a sad panda who did not want to cause you trouble :(*

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Wow. I've already been asskissing you on the latest elfwood lj post, now I come here and find I have a whole journal to do it in?

*rubs hands* Better get cracking.
Welllllllcome...


*begins to eat your brains*


I agree... I used to love EWRant, and loved the interesting commentary. A few months back (I think?) it suddenly started being a bad thing to rant.. in a ..rant.. journal. Whatever.

The entire thing was just getting incredibly stupid, and rather unfair.

I guess it's a good thing that it was shut down.

Personally, I think the word "rant" in itself is self-explanatory.
I am guessing they must have gotten a new mod or something.

I will further postulate that the new mod has a stick up his (Who am I kidding? HER!) ass about people getting OUT OF CONTROL AND WRECKING THE PLACE!!!

You see it a lot on sitcoms. If I'm right, this new UberMod has never worked a real job and is terrified of letting Elfwood LJ down, so she overcompensates by turning the entire thing into drama.

Of course assholes like me and a few other faithful users pretty much can't resist an opportunity to fan the flames. Smart people with a sense of humor tend to be merciless toward displays of hypocrisy and illogic, and we like pointing out that the Emperor is bare-ass naked and has a tiny cock to boot.

Suddenly the normal day-to-day posting is being overshadowed by new rules and/or random non-rule enforcement, and people are being called trolls for having fun on the friggin' internet. Actual points get ignored in favor of Comment Deletion from Above.

Well, says the so-called troll, if nothing I say will be taken seriously from now on, I might as well have some fun with it.

And so we poke fun at the rules, and since THAT's against the rules, we get in trouble for doing basically what we were doing for years before UberMod even showed up. Eventually we end up getting blamed for sending the community spiraling out of control when in truth it was the UberMod who changed the rules and put a confrontational spin on normal interaction.

Voila, instant scapegoat, and UberMod can now close the LJ without fear or being questioned.

Sexy, that. Very sexy. One might even say it's the circle of life!
Great, now you've got me waiting for it to lay eggs.