We have a "We are living in confusing times" troll
He/she/it has posted antigay shit on two threads (r7 in Judge says 'Pray Gay Away' NOT HARMFUL to youth & has blocked California’s ban on gay conversion and r32 in West Point's First Gay Wedding Slammed by Pat Robertson).
When you see this bigoted cunt, F&F. DL is infested with anti-gay scumbags right now. Enough is enough of these rightwing assholes polluting our site. Fight back at them.
They probably come here just to get their rocks off reading about our gay lives, since all anti-gay trolls are self-loathing homos themselves.
Goodness, are there rules we're not aware of that dictate who may post here? Oh wait -- there aren't! Anyone may post here. ANYONE.
DataLounge is not, as you freaks love to claim, "liberal space." Many, many conservatives are regulars here. We'll post what we like, when we like ... and you will simply have to live with it.
In fact, I think I'll go over to Free Republic now and let them know about this place. That should be fun!
I thought someone posted those because they were outraged not any other motive.
Oh, hon, they already know where we are.
It's not really "our site." It is open to anyone. Granted, it's beyond annoying to have to face conservative/Repug bullshit here, but unless there's some sort of qualification to get on hear that proves that the person is "one of us" it will continue.
Plus, I think plenty of gays on here troll conservative positions just to get people all worked up.
I will have ORDER!!! Everyone will do as I SAY!!!
There actually is a mechanism for banning posters who the community doesn't like, it is the reason for f&f button. If a certain poster is flagged enough times the webmaster will make judgement on if they should be able to post here.
Once a poster starts posting homophobic messages I always f&f, as a gay message board there is no reason for this board to allow blatant homophobia.
"here," not "hear"
I am sick of the idiot who goes on about "'mos" and "Obama welfare." He should be banned for stupidity. If he is so worried about 'mos why does he spend hours on a GAY website? Is he, maybe, a 'MO??
I loathe that fucking 'mos troll.
This particular troll is puzzling...
A witch hunt for anyone making comments you don't like? The real trolls seem to be those calling everyone else a troll. They never shut up, they never stop refuting any and every thing anyone else has to say. Enough of the hardons around here. Everyone wants to give crap and complain when they get it back.
Let's please stop the religion bashing - especially around this holiday. It's so utterly offensive to so many of us who come here for fellowship and good feelings.
OK, well at least now I know that you guys enjoy having these shit heads all over Datalounge. Don't wine in the next political thread when they start spewing their bigotry again.
I always thought, for the 10 years I've been frequenting the DL, that this was a GAY website where we could discuss GAY topics without having bigots drop by and dump their shit. But apparently r1, r4, r5 and r12 enjoy having people come here and troll Datalounge, they really get a kick out of it.
Makes me nauseous.
The only way to stop it is to be like frreprville, and they are fascists, like their political role models. So, we take the high road, like our political role models...equal rights involves equality. However, FF is our friend.
When will the trolls start displaying their ignorance of the First Ammendment, free speech and taking responsibility for their words and deeds? Oh, that's right... it's only a violation of free speech when YOU are told to shut up.
Oh well, maybe Sarah Palin could stop by and impart some wisdom.
The best thing to do is just ignore them. Tempting as it may be to respond, just say to yourselves: That person does not exist.
That drives them insane. They want to stir up shit...and if they aren't able to do that, they go batty.
Get bent, r17. It's not stifling Freedom of Speech to try and kick trolls off of a gay website. Whacha gonna do, call the ACLU and report me? Good God, you're positively a cliche. Besides, I'm not the webmaster, I'm a just a person who paid $18. I can't ban anyone unless we all try together to get rid of these anti-gay bigots.
And anyone who says "this isn't a gay site" needs to scroll to the top left of this page and read the caption underneath the Datalounge picture.
OP, upon rereading r17 I think they are on your side...
That was my impression as well R22. Not 100% sure
I agree FF them and don't respond. This is the ONLY power move you have. Flag and ignore. It is tempting to respond sometimes but when you realize it is someone with an empty life you wouldn't trade places with for anything, it's quite easy. They'll always be trolls when a site allows anonymous posting to anyone. You need to accept that. If you can't then there's something intrinsically wrong with YOU.
I've said so many times, we gays are Liberal on gay shit, nothing more. The rest of the stuff is pretty much hypocrisy.
Speak for yourself, r25.
Is R1 a joke? "Conservatives" have never been anything but trolls and rare curiosities here. We have our racists, sexists and self-loathers, but posters who identify as politically conservative are rare. The tiny minority of log cabinettes and GOProuders not withstanding, most of us are decidedly left on the political spectrum, for obvious reasons.
Social conservatives are clearly outsiders. You don't come to a gay website, proclaim homosexuality is anything less than 100% comparable and equal to heterosexuality, and then claim you "belong" here or "have as much a right to post" as non-homophobes. This is a gay website, the morality or integrity of the gay identity is simply not up for debate. That kind of rhetoric is obvious trolling and needs to be banned. It's no different than a Klansman stirring up trouble on a black website. If you want to post about how sinful the "gay lifestyle" is or even that you don't think discrimination against gay people should preclude one from donating to a particular charity, you do NOT belong here.
And it's been mentioned in the Salvation Army threads multiple times: the many trolls that pop up in those threads are paid SA hacks. It's so obvious.
[quote]I've said so many times, we gays are Liberal on gay shit, nothing more.
It's unclear what you're trying to say, r25, but if you're implying that the troll posts OP complained of were written by conservative gays--hey, maybe they were, but certainly not by gays who are liberal on "gay shit." The whole point about the posts at issue is that they are anti-gay. So don't go off on some ramble about how most of the gays here are really racist Republican types at heart except for when it comes to "gay shit." We're not--we're mostly all-around liberals, and the people posting the crap that pissed-off OP are just all-around troglodytes.
I'm liberal because I'm liberal. I subscribe to a liberal political philosophy. I believe in equal rights and equal representation for everyone. I believe society should look out for its poorest and most vulnerable members. I believe in a woman's right to choose. I believe business needs regulation and oversight that operates in the public interest. I believe in universal healthcare. I believe in the separation of church and state, gun control and affirmative action. I believe in evolution and global warming. I believe in higher taxes for millionaires, reduced defense spending and ironclad support for FEMA, PBS and the NEA.
Kindly fuck off, R25. You don't speak for anyone but yourself.
come and sit by me, r29.
(are you on the DL fb page?)
R29 So eloquent. I believe you believe, much as the fundies do. But your sign-off defines you.
What r25 writes is true of some gays (there are a lot of hypocrites in the community), but certainly not all.
Let's make sure nothing crazy like letting people say what they want to say happens. Tutor the fuckers, encourage the site to post rules, rules for everyone to be followed.
No this, no that, can't have this opinion, no way should you say that.
The other possibility is for the site to approve every post and edit anything out that we don't like
Your point, r32?
.more examples of.... Pointless Bitchery......
OP you make great points. And all the ones you called out and the ones with the most defensive attitudes, are the very same ones posting fundie crap on other threads. It's pointless for them to be on here.
That's why sites like Queerty now have you sign on as members before you can post, and it's really cut down on the crap you're talking about.
I agree, op, r37.
Get AIDS and die OP
Case and point^
Agreed r14. The Salvation bashing always seems to come around this time. They are an outstanding organization and need our support year round but especially now. I give every year and have zero qualms doing so. The lies spread about this beautiful organization have been very effective.
The truth about SA will eventually change their hateful rhetoric. R41, don't be willfully ignorant.
Don't be a victim of your own generosity.
[quote] I give every year and have zero qualms doing so.
r41 is certifiable.
Thank you OP for creating this thread. I have been able to f&f four freepers within minutes. Nice little trap, this is.
F&F r43. I don't need to come here and be subjected to this.
We actually don't need to come here at all, do we?
R46 = Drama Queen
[quote] I don't need to come here and be subjected to this.
R41 is so stupid, s/he doesn't even realize the post they're answering is mocking the very same trolls in the SA threads. R14 is a direct quote from one of those threads that was roundly ridiculed moments after it was posted.
No one comes to Datalounge for "fellowship and good feelings". Actual Dataloungers come here for snarky gossip and porn links, and they sure as shit don't use church-bot language like "fellowship and good feelings".
These posts are obviously coming from paid shills on the SA payroll, or the usual trolls we get from free republic, or yet another self-loather coming here to berate and belittle happy gays as part if the guilt management portion of their "conversion therapy".
These freaks do not represent Datalounge or well-adjusted, out gay people. They are employees of a hate group, or bigots on a rant, or self-loathing "Uncle Tom" gays who hate themselves and other gay people.
Like I said: freaks and trolls.
[quote]I don't need to come here and be subjected to this.
You don't need to come here at all. You don't belong: this is a website for gay people and you come here solely to promote a known anti-gay hate church. It's obvious that you aren't a regular poster here because you clearly know nothing about this website or its culture, beyond that your hateful posts will be seen by out and proud gay people.
You aren't wanted here. If you don't like being "subjected" to the accurate observation (shared by the majority of regular posters on Datalounge) that your haranguing and shaming in support of a homophobic organization IS bigotry, then GO AWAY. You will not be missed.
Whoa, r52. There was absolutely nothing hateful about anything I've posted. The Salvtion Army does amazing work and I give them sizable money every year to continue their work. If you call that "posting hateful things" you are truly a nut and need help. I've seen all the so-called posts here and elsewhere about the SA's so-called hatefulness. It's all lies. The need to assist the homeless takes precedence over your propaganda.
[quote] I give them sizable money every year to continue their work.
Tea Party bigot
[quote]Case and point^
r53, have you actually investigated the SA?
Because if you have, and still give, you don't belong here.
Sure R53 ... Sounds like they really help the homeless when they are not using them to promote their bigoted agenda.
[quote]The Salvation Army is threatening to close soup kitchens for tens of thousands of New York's homeless and walk away from other projects if the city enacts legislation requiring firms that do business with New York to offer health benefits to the partners of gay staffers.
What you call propaganda the reality based community calls facts.
I support your position, but you should use something more current than 2004.
Whoa yourself, R53. You are hateful:
[quote]It's all lies.
You blithely dismiss any evidence of the SA's hate-mongering. They are a conservative Christian church (not a charity at all--a church). You are defending them and turning a blind eye to the ample evidence against them. You are touting them as a great organization on a website geared to the people they discriminate against.
You are clearly operating on an agenda: to whitewash the SA's shameful record against gays, to quash any organizing of a boycott that would publicize that anti-gay record, and to drum up more financial support for them.
Just cut the shit, asshole: you work for them. Get lost, you aren't wanted here. I'm not a "nut" and I don't "need help", I just see right through your barrage of bullshit here. You pop up every year here, posting this pro-Salvation Army bullshit. No one is buying it anymore.
R59 Sorry old man, there is no expiration date on bigotry.
R53's comment on another thread:
[quote] She's right about one thing. We are going to come back more energized than ever. The Tea Party is not going away anytime soon. We have a lot to say.
Redtag eveyrone, Editor, and start again afresh! It will be just you nd I, like a new Adam and Eve!
[quote] I've seen all the so-called posts here and elsewhere about the SA's so-called hatefulness. It's all lies.
And yet, when challenged, you weren't able to identify a single lie. Why is that?
Personally, I loved this comment from the troll at R53:
[quote]And it's not about money it's about VALUES.
Love the all-caps, as if that makes a difference.
Oh, and the VALUES that R53 was ranting about on that thread? That tax rates are going to go up for the top 2%. You can't make up this kind of shit.
R64 Identifying the lies would require using facts. And there is nothing tea-bagging regressives hate more than facts. Well, maybe they hate having a black man living in the White House more, but still, facts have no room in the world of a person who screams "keep the goverment out of my Medicare!"
So it's official? The SA-defending posts are coming from a Tea Party troll?
How utterly unshocking. But now we know. Continue the boycott, people.
To her it's not hateful or bigoted. To her, we're in the wrong for being gay. She's a teabagger. It's all part of the package.
f&f for 41
And he's a gift that keeps on giving. Here's more of what the nut wrote (R33 in the Michelle Kwan thread):
[quote] It's stunning to come here and read such filth. Many of us are PROUD Republicans and love this party and will CONTINUE to love this party despite what the nuts here post. And we have every right to post here as you do. This is most DEFINITELY NOT Liberal space despite what the trolls here try to tell us.
That fool and the "'mos" troll need to be banned, STAT.
Use your ffs peeps.
Remember OP, some gays are self-hating and take it out on our community.