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2012-10-19 09:22:30 AM
5 votes:

ModernLuddite: I'm just saying that internet != real life.


Completely ridiculous.

What you do on the internet is, in fact, what you do in real life. It's not an alternate reality. It is simply a different medium of communication. It's all behavior you are responsible for. Consider this analogy: you're on a boat. Across the water from you, 200 yards away, is another boat. Using semaphore you call the people on the other boat all sorts of rude names. The passengers of that boat confront you on the dock later, and you claim that was just your "boating persona" and it doesn't really count as something you actually did. See how foolish that is?

If you say, do, or suggest things online that you would never say to someone in person it makes you either a coward in person, or extremely immature online. Probably both.
2012-10-19 08:49:19 AM
5 votes:
reddit's policy on how someone becomes a moderator doesn't excuse them from allowing this f*cked up subreddits to exist for so long.
2012-10-19 10:11:01 AM
4 votes:

fluffy2097: So mob justice is cool, but it's wrong for the law to get involved. ಠ_ಠ


Social opprobrium for socially disreputable acts is . . . well i dont really feel the word "cool" applies, but it sure is real.

Hypo time!

I can dislike you because you like the TV show "Toddlers in Tiaras." I can decide that i don't want to associate with anyone who likes that show. If everyone in the city of, lets say Boston, agreed with me and decided that they weren't going to hang out with anyone who did like that show. You, knowing this, decided to set up a fan site for the show anyway. the good (?) people of Boston learn that you set up said site. They then, en masse decide that you are beneath contempt and refuse to have anything to do with someone who likes such drivel.

1) You did nothing illegal - you have all the right in the world to set up that site, and still do
2) the people of Boston have done nothing illegal - they have every right in the world to think what they want, and right now they dislike you
3) at no point has your site been banned, at no point have your rights been infringed, at no point are you any less free than you were before you set up the site

This is how the system works - you get rights, they get rights. The use of your rights may trigger reactions wherein they use their rights. Rights for all means that sometimes, you need to determine if the social cost of standing on your rights is worth it. If you feel like making a stand and proudly saying i love that show! go for it! But know that the majority of people around you will dislike you for it.
2012-10-19 10:04:24 AM
4 votes:

fluffy2097: LouDobbsAwaaaay: That, and they make these girls look like midgets in their late 30s. What is the point of taking someone who is young and then making them look like someone who is older trying to look like someone who is younger?

I don't know, ask their creepy ass parents.

Or better yet, publish their personal information online.


i47.tinypic.com

/srsly
//it's embarrassing to witness
2012-10-19 08:50:36 AM
4 votes:

ModernLuddite: ///I'm just saying that internet != real life.


The people in the exploitation pictures he posted were real. Yes, yes it is real life. Just like a conversation with a eprson on a phone is real life. Email is real life. Letters are real life.
2012-10-19 08:31:54 AM
4 votes:

TV's Vinnie: God dammit. Just admit that you farked up and be a man about it! Stop being a douche.


He didn't fark up at all. He is a total douche, and he has no choice in the matter. He will only stop being a douche on the day that he dies. And a pedo douche, at that.
2012-10-19 10:19:57 AM
3 votes:
It's rare to see someone flame-out as entertainingly as fluffy2097 appears to be doing right now. It's like half "just snarkin', guiz!!!" and half setting up a future insanity defense.
2012-10-19 10:15:56 AM
3 votes:

fluffy2097: Vegan Meat Popsicle: I think Fark needs to ban fluffy2097 quick. Not because of what he's posting per se, but because the derp is so dense that it may very well threaten to gravitationally collapse the Fark servers if it goes on much longer. o_0
Thank you for helping to prove that this angry internet mob is retarded and reactionary.


Son, never go full retard. That post was about as serious as cat pictures. And you know it.

Is there something we need to know about you? Reddit moderator, maybe?
2012-10-19 10:15:21 AM
3 votes:

fluffy2097: It's fun because they aren't human and don't deserve the same protections granted to all men.


See above - VA still has allthe rights he had before. He has the right to say what he wanted before he became a moderator of some dubious reddit sites. He still haws the right to say what he wants.

What you are mad about is that everyone else also has rights. In this case, the right to dislike VA for what he said/did, and the right to not want to associate with him. You cannot have it both ways, rights for those i agree with but none for others.
2012-10-19 09:25:38 AM
3 votes:
Nobody has come off looking good in this whole mess. Not Violentacrez, not Adrien Chen, not the subreddits that decided to self-righteously boycott Gawker sites, and not Gawker and their pants-on-head-retarded news formatting, and certainly not the outside media trying to report on this entire nonsense.

The bottom line is:

VA didn't do anything illegal, he's just an industrial-grade creep and pervert.

Chen now has a name for himself because of a bunch of useless drama.

Gawker got more hits to their website.

r/shiatredditsays is still a worthless group of self-aggrandizing trolls

r/subredditdrama can't make popcorn fast enough

People on Fark biatching about Reddit and people on Reddit biatching about fark both need to get the ever-loving fark over themselves.
2012-10-19 09:04:26 AM
3 votes:

Aquadyne: BS.

This is just a double standard because this guy fits your average basement dweller creepy uncle image so people piled up on him. Seriously, what he has done is no more offensive than what i see on network TV every week - jokes about racism, hitler, misogyny, jail bait, rampant drug shiat, homosexuality, transexualism. and thats on TV, not some dark corner of internet nerdery like reddit

sucks that he lost a job. seems like a pretty harmless guy



Once again, it appears that you are his intended audience. Cool - as long as his postings/boards were within the boundaries of law, you totally have the right to totally like what he posted/did. You have the right to support him, to give him money, to give him support - heck, after Lawrence v. Texas, you have the right to do whatever you want to him in the privacy of your/his home. And as someone who swore an oath to the constitution, i would defend your right to do so.

However, other people have the same rights - and if they think what he did was deeply creepy and objectionable - they get the right to feel that way and the right to express that displeasure legally. They can say he is disgusting, they can avoid interacting with him, and they can refuse to contract with him going forward.
2012-10-19 08:48:13 AM
3 votes:

James!: PallMall: James!: ghostwind: ChrisDe: " I was playing to an audience of college kids"

There's no way the average age of reddit readers is college kids. Mid-teen, maybe.

What is reddit, again?

It's kind of like Fark for pedophiles.

Don't forget.. this guy HAS a Fark handle too.

Anyone with an email address can get a Fark handle.  Reddit made him a moderator.


You are automatically a moderator of any subreddit you create. Any user can create any subreddit they want. You want to have a place to discuss your love of Bavarian Smoked Cheese? It will take you 2 seconds and you'll instantly be a moderator of that section.
2012-10-19 08:41:02 AM
3 votes:

PallMall: James!: ghostwind: ChrisDe: " I was playing to an audience of college kids"

There's no way the average age of reddit readers is college kids. Mid-teen, maybe.

What is reddit, again?

It's kind of like Fark for pedophiles.

Don't forget.. this guy HAS a Fark handle too.


Anyone with an email address can get a Fark handle.  Reddit made him a moderator. 
2012-10-19 11:41:27 AM
2 votes:

KiplingKat872: B.And many pics taken by the people who participate don that board, such as the high school teacher in Georgia who was taking pictures of his students and posting them.

A. Pictures posted on Facebook belong to Facebook. They are not in open domain. He had no legal right to steal pics from there.


Violating facebook's legal policy is a different issue, one that almost nobody cares about other than facebook's legal team. It is not about exploiting minors.
2012-10-19 10:16:04 AM
2 votes:

gulogulo: fluffy2097: HeartBurnKid: fluffy2097: Got nothiin'

I know.

fluffy2097: /hey look I can make shiat up just like Chen!

What did Chen say that was untrue. Be specific.

/I love you, you wonderful, terrible spaz.


I don't have to be specific because think of the children

THINK OF THE CHILDREN GODDAMNIT AND BELIEVE MY RIDICULOUS LIES! I DON'T HAVE TO PROVE ANYTHING! INSINUATION IS GOOD ENOUGH!

Why are you avoiding my question?


He started off being full of derp, got called for it, then someone theorized that he was actually trying to show how witch hunts start and now he seems to have decided that this was what he was trying to do all along in a "To be sure of hitting your target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target." sort of way. That's why he can avoid any and all questions, look like he's full of derp and then pass it off as "I'm just being the derpy guy who starts a witch hunt by being derpy."
2012-10-19 10:07:31 AM
2 votes:
I think Fark needs to ban fluffy2097 quick. Not because of what he's posting per se, but because the derp is so dense that it may very well threaten to gravitationally collapse the Fark servers if it goes on much longer. o_0
2012-10-19 10:05:50 AM
2 votes:

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Free speech doesn't mean consequence free.


This needs to get said a lot.
2012-10-19 09:53:45 AM
2 votes:

HeartBurnKid: fluffy2097: digistil: Who said he did anything illegal?

Anyone who isn't on the think of the children bandwagon.

Point one out.


A few people on this this thread have claimed that some of what he did was illegal when he posted pics himself. But generally most people have been walking a line by saying "Potentially illegal" or "possibly illegal" rather than outright stating that he did anything illegal.

Me, I'm quite happy that he's getting treated this way. No sympathy for him in the least. About the only thing that would bring me onto his side is if what he did turned out to be perfectly legal (if morally reprehensible) and the government decided to get involved to prosecute him anyway, changing the laws, misapplying the laws or outright ignoring the laws just to put him in jail. That's where I would start to support him.

But the social backlash against him? r/crysomemore , r/worldstiniestviolin , r/awwpoorbaby, etc.
2012-10-19 09:28:23 AM
2 votes:

UNC_Samurai: People on Fark biatching about Reddit and people on Reddit biatching about fark both need to get the ever-loving fark over themselves.


I don't care about reddit. I care that a creep pervert got his comeuppance. Why do you and others keeping on bringing up that it's not illegal? Very people who are happy with this outcome are making that claim.
2012-10-19 09:15:29 AM
2 votes:
I read about this on Reddit before Fark posted a Verge link.
2012-10-19 09:08:36 AM
2 votes:

KrispyKritter: i wouldn't want it to happen to you or to me.


You know how you avoid that? Don't do it.

It's not hypocritical and you know it. Free speech doesn't mean consequence free. He knew what he was doing would be offensive to the people around him in his regular life and they would likely not want to be associated with him if those people found out.

The internet isn't a magical barrier that gives you a whole second life divorced from your first. If you don't want people in your day to day life to abandon you for being a weird asshole, don't go on the internet and be a weird asshole.
2012-10-19 09:00:11 AM
2 votes:

KrispyKritter: this guy having his life ruined is hypocrite bullshiat. plenty of sites offer what his corner of reddit offered. reddit didn't mind because they are a large site willing to please as many as possible. posters that compare his stuff to a paedo are ignorant. non-nude jailbait pics are not paedo fare, grow up. and there are plenty of sites on the internet that have all sorts of objectionable trash, you know it, i know it. this fat bastard didn't have a corner on the market. its not right his life is being ripped to pieces. i feel bad for the jerk. i wouldn't want it to happen to you or to me.


Once again - if you like what VA did, if you feel he is a cool guy - that is your right as an American. You can scrape together money to give him a job so he can keep doing what you like.

It appears, however, the vast majority of people don't like what he does. Why should they be forced to think otherwise?
2012-10-19 08:57:53 AM
2 votes:
this guy having his life ruined is hypocrite bullshiat. plenty of sites offer what his corner of reddit offered. reddit didn't mind because they are a large site willing to please as many as possible. posters that compare his stuff to a paedo are ignorant. non-nude jailbait pics are not paedo fare, grow up. and there are plenty of sites on the internet that have all sorts of objectionable trash, you know it, i know it. this fat bastard didn't have a corner on the market. its not right his life is being ripped to pieces. i feel bad for the jerk. i wouldn't want it to happen to you or to me.
2012-10-19 08:37:24 AM
2 votes:

ghostwind: ChrisDe: " I was playing to an audience of college kids"

There's no way the average age of reddit readers is college kids. Mid-teen, maybe.

What is reddit, again?


It's kind of like Fark for pedophiles.
2012-10-19 08:34:35 AM
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: God dammit. Just admit that you farked up and be a man about it! Stop being a douche.


He's obviously Republican, as they don't apologize for anything.

In truth, he's just milking this for everything it's worth. I'm confident he has an Internet Addiction, and he somehow thinks he's gone meta with his posts and is 'popular' in real life now. Some trolls will try to spin everything going on into a troll attempt. Somewhere in his brain, he's honest in his belief he's some kind of hero and has brought 'it' up a notch. What 'it' is is anybody's guess, but he needs help. He doesn't think what he has done is wrong, and is only remorseful he doesn't get paid to ignore work and post on Reddit anymore.

He's a hypocrite! Now, if you'll excuse me, there's a thread in the Politics I need to get back to.
2012-10-20 07:32:22 PM
1 votes:

Rockstone: BraveNewCheneyWorld: gadian: If you can't face the thought of what you do online getting back to your boss, wife, or grandmother, maybe you ought not be doing stuff that is so socially unacceptable that it will get you fired, divorced, or the guilty conscience of killing an old woman.

Not that I'm equating the two types of speech, but the founding fathers used pen names. Some of the shiat they said would get them killed, not just fired. I don't think what this guy posted had any real social value, but if we aren't willing to defend anonymity of people who say things of little or no social value, then what is the argument in defending those who do? More importantly, who gets to decide? Anonymity should be widely accepted as a good thing, and we have to take the good with the bad for the greater good. Every person who makes a statement under an anonymous name should be legally protected in the event of their outing, and penalties should be paid from their outers, even if it's for reasons no more than the fact that unpopular speech shouldn't be subject to a chilling effect, as the ability to recognize its source of origin gets more difficult to hide in the future, which is a certainty.

One was the government that would have killed them. One is a private organization firing them. Big difference.


We're not killing christians (at the moment), but firing them on account of their morals is ok?
What about the morality of gays? Is it ok to make them pay a societal price for voicing their morals?
I masturbate at home, should my employer have the right to fire me for doing such a thing?
I have children that, on occasion, just want to be naked. I suppose I should lose my job if they should shed their clothing, and be villified as if I am a leper.
Where is the line drawn? What is it ok to oppress and what is not?

The neat thing about the US, is that we do, usually, have a private life that's separate from our work place. Unless we're doing something illegal, many of those things done in private are protected by law. Unfortunately some perfectly legal things are not protected.

Sadly, along with that, despite the spirit of the law in that regard, we live in a society where it's OK to lose a debate, and go behind that person's back to their employer, and enact a ploy that is guaranteed to have virtually significant impact on that person's life. Accusation is almost as powerfully destructive as legal conviction to anyone's way of life.

That is why we're on about defending even the moronic in their statements. If we can't protect the weak, indeed, refuse to, and even advocate vengeance on them for holding different ideals, that whole "be nice in the first place" thing goes right out the window. Bunch of hypocrites in these threads.
2012-10-20 10:06:42 AM
1 votes:

ParagonComplex: I'm arguing that people shouldn't be shocked that others feel they should be socially acceptable on social media.


It's kind of like saying that people shouldn't be shocked that some people want to bring back slavery. You're talking about one of our fundamental rights, the first in fact, which is there SPECIFICALLY TO DEFEND UNPOPULAR SPEECH.

ParagonComplex: I couldn't care less about a third rate Fark and a fourth rate 4chan.


BraveNewCheneyWorld: So.. you're rating 4 chan above fark!?.


ParagonComplex: Hey, Ricky Retardo, three comes before four.


Ok, this is really funny, because in fact, you're the retard here. I'm wondering just one thing. Are you just a little retarded and had posters remorse after you clicked add comment, or are you so goddamn blindingly retarded that you had an imaginary crowd cheering in your head for how awesome your "burn" was? Let me explain to you exactly why you're stupid.

first-rate (fûrstrt)
adj.
Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.
adv. Informal
Very well; excellently.

Definition of SECOND-RATE
: of second or inferior quality or value : mediocre

Definition of THIRD-RATE
: extremely low in quality or value : worse than second-rate

Definition of FOURTH-RATE

1
: belonging or relating to a fourth rank or grade (as in order of excellence)
2
: of negligible worth

You stated that Reddit was a 3rd rate fark, or a 4th rate 4chan, which means that fark would presumably be a 2nd rate 4chan since you're comparing them both to reddit.

ParagonComplex: What is your reading comprehension skill level? Math level?


Certainly far higher than yours.
2012-10-20 12:46:14 AM
1 votes:

digistil: Aquadyne: whole lot of a bullshiat is what this is. this guy didnt do anything illegal

Who said he did anything illegal?


I don't know, "promoting pedophilia" sounds kinda illegal
2012-10-19 09:00:59 PM
1 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: private individual doing private things,


Where did you get the idea he was doing private things? That seems pants-on-head retarded.

So which of the subreddits are you missing?
2012-10-19 08:48:55 PM
1 votes:

PallMall: James!: ghostwind: ChrisDe: " I was playing to an audience of college kids"

There's no way the average age of reddit readers is college kids. Mid-teen, maybe.

What is reddit, again?

It's kind of like Fark for pedophiles.

Don't forget.. this guy HAS a Fark handle too.


By any chance is his Fark handle "fluffy2097"? Since that poster did make a claim that the troll was already back on reddit under a new name.
2012-10-19 08:45:59 PM
1 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: The guy who outed him is even a bigger jerk than he is. I doubt that he posted any information that would lead to harassment and job loss, yet the "journalist" who did this, did just that. Which is worse? destroying someone's life on the internet, or posting a picture that can't be traced to an individual, yet is embarrassing? Before you answer that, consider any pictures you might have posted..

/hopes the journalist winds up sucking cocks in hell


I wonder if you'd have this same concern if Wikileaks was the site that outed him instead of Gawker.
2012-10-19 08:20:51 PM
1 votes:
(*peeks in on thread*)

Holy crap!

(*quietly backs out and closes the door*)
2012-10-19 07:00:52 PM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: We should ban pictures of Muhammad as well. They are creepy and offensive to Muslims, and since we're now banning anything anyone doesn't like, well, we might as well start with the stuff that people get murdered over, like images of Muhammad.


You'd be amazed how many people think freedom of speech ends when it is offensive.

"No one should ever be allowed to say anything designed to hurt others maliciously" - Some idiot

(he went on to explain how no one should be allowed to make fun of others, even groups of people, because someone might hear of it and commit suicide)
2012-10-19 06:53:02 PM
1 votes:
If someone showed fluffy2097 a refrigerator with 20 apples and 20 oranges in it, then asked him to remove exactly 3 apples and 4 oranges, the resulting confusion would be high hilarity.
2012-10-19 05:46:46 PM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: starsrift: fluffy2097: HeartBurnKid: VA isn't on Reddit anymore

lolololololololol

He's already made another username and is posting again.

So which of ViolentAcrez's subreddits are you missing so savagely? /jailbait?

[wild deflection]


So which one of VA's subreddits are you badly missing? /deadkids?
2012-10-19 05:23:46 PM
1 votes:

fluffy2097:
Because the real pedophiles are on TV making millions of dollars for TLC, but we can't be bothered being outraged about that, because there is a troll on the internet.


Both things are bad, so that makes reddit pedophilia OK? Stellar logic!
2012-10-19 05:03:56 PM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: HeartBurnKid: VA isn't on Reddit anymore

lolololololololol

He's already made another username and is posting again.


So which of ViolentAcrez's subreddits are you missing so savagely? /jailbait?
2012-10-19 04:46:05 PM
1 votes:
fluffy2097: LouDobbsAwaaaay: It's rare to see someone flame-out as entertainingly as fluffy2097 appears to be doing right now. It's like half "just snarkin', guiz!!!" and half setting up a future insanity defense.

At least we are done endlessly repeating

"OMG VC IS SO GROSS"

shiat was boring as hell and nobody was saying anything new.


True, it does get boring when people keep asking you questions that you're too chickenshiat to answer.
2012-10-19 04:43:57 PM
1 votes:

HeartBurnKid: fluffy2097: HeartBurnKid: VA isn't on Reddit anymore

lolololololololol

He's already made another username and is posting again.

Then what are you so butthurt about?


He lost his source for creeper pics.
2012-10-19 04:13:19 PM
1 votes:

mrexcess: So you're familiar with SA's hidden forums, then? Most goons don't even know they exist. You must be pretty 31337!


Dude why are you so pissed off? I was just being silly with my comment about SA.
2012-10-19 04:03:09 PM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Because the real pedophiles are on TV making millions of dollars for TLC, but we can't be bothered being outraged about that, because there is a troll on the internet.


Not to interrupt your mindless rage or anything, but have you ever considered that people can dislike multiple things at the same time? For example, one can wish to see VA fired, Toddlers and Tiaras cancelled and spinach banned.

A Terrible Human: I'm stealing that if you don't mind.


It's rare I get a good one liner. Take it and run with it!
2012-10-19 03:48:09 PM
1 votes:

mrexcess: ***snip***

Fact is that there's basically no open public forum on the English-speaking internet that is has ever been worth a damn ***snip***


FTFY

///Internet forums are like a bar with the basic social conventions and immediate threat of getting hit in the face removed. You'll find some fun people, some weirdos, and a whole bunch of assholes. It's just real life cranked up to 11.
2012-10-19 03:35:22 PM
1 votes:

mrexcess: A Terrible Human: Just make sure not to tell any of the moral crusaders you're yoking to your twisted causes about SA's forum 11. You know, the one with all the pirated software links.


You mean that subforum that hasn't existed for years? I sure will.
2012-10-19 03:22:20 PM
1 votes:
I don't care much whether what he did was legal or not. Nor have i ever heard of this guy until a few days ago. However it seems to me he was/is an asshole in real life and he cranked that knob up to 11 while on the internet as he enjoyed making people mad.

So he took pleasure in making people mad when he thought no-one knew who he was and didn't have to face any consequences. Now that someone outted him it sounds like I should feel sorry for him ... nope can't do it. Something about reaping what you sow springs to mind.
2012-10-19 02:58:25 PM
1 votes:

DrewCurtisJr: SundaesChild: You are not entirely correct. Child porn is illegal. Even if you have never had sex with a child, if you collect child porn, you are a pedophile.

If you get caught with child pornography you will be charged with possession and maybe distribution of child pornography. You won't be charged with being a pedophile, it doesn't matter if you are or not. You may be in possession of it because you sell it.


Okay, but he was saying if you haven't had sex with a child then you've done nothing illegal. Which is not true.
2012-10-19 02:43:48 PM
1 votes:

HeartBurnKid: fluffy2097: HeartBurnKid: No. Point out someone who said he did do something illegal.

Everyone calling him a pedophile is accusing him of illegal acts.

Being a pedophile is illegal.

Jesus Christ you're denser then lead.

No, being a pedophile is not illegal. Having sex with children is illegal, but if you're a pedophile who never actually acts on his urges, you've done nothing illegal.

And if I'm denser than lead, you must be denser than a black freaking hole.


You are not entirely correct. Child porn is illegal. Even if you have never had sex with a child, if you collect child porn, you are a pedophile.
2012-10-19 01:52:38 PM
1 votes:
The Rape Culture made him do it. How could he resist?
2012-10-19 12:42:30 PM
1 votes:

ghostwind: ChrisDe: " I was playing to an audience of college kids"

There's no way the average age of reddit readers is college kids. Mid-teen, maybe.

What is reddit, again?


/b/-lite
2012-10-19 12:24:33 PM
1 votes:

Toy_Cop: Reddit is entertaining but the majority of users on there are as dumb as sack of door knobs. Worse than Fark if you can imagine that. :)


THIS
2012-10-19 12:11:48 PM
1 votes:

omeganuepsilon: Teiritzamna: KrispyKritter: this guy having his life ruined is hypocrite bullshiat. plenty of sites offer what his corner of reddit offered. reddit didn't mind because they are a large site willing to please as many as possible. posters that compare his stuff to a paedo are ignorant. non-nude jailbait pics are not paedo fare, grow up. and there are plenty of sites on the internet that have all sorts of objectionable trash, you know it, i know it. this fat bastard didn't have a corner on the market. its not right his life is being ripped to pieces. i feel bad for the jerk. i wouldn't want it to happen to you or to me.

Once again - if you like what VA did, if you feel he is a cool guy - that is your right as an American. You can scrape together money to give him a job so he can keep doing what you like.

It appears, however, the vast majority of people don't like what he does. Why should they be forced to think otherwise?

Despite popular Belief, that many people can be wrong.

The point of defending people(whether you like them or not is irrelevant[though is does clarify the point when you don't agree wit them]) or critiquing consequences, is that it's demonstrative of a sense of civility that goes beyond self, something that's been on the decline lately, despite everyone's supposed love of freedom.

Taste and Morality should never be a democracy. The US was sort of founded on that idea.

I asked in the last thread and I will here too, why do you people hate freedom?

We're not advocating agreeing with what one posts, only respecting his right to do so.

Gay rights advocates don't all want to convince other's that gay sex is the best(though there are some loud outliers that do just that), only that they should be tolerated and treated fairly by society and their employer based on what they do on the job, not what they do legally with their private lives.


And once again, in response to your position, why do you hate everyone else's freedom of opinion - to wit, their feeling that this guy is a creeper?

If you will note, above i have discussed that at no point has VA's rights been infringed. Assuming, arguendo, that he does not break the law, then he has 100% the right to post what he wants on the internet, or say what he wants on the street. Under the constitution i would defend his right to say awful things till the cows come home. However, everyone has rights. As has been stated ad infinitum, saying that he gets the right to say whatever he wants, but that no one else has the right to a) dislike him for it or b) not want to associate with him for it is not supporting freedom, it is in fact supporting the argument that only people you agree with get rights.

As to the gay rights advocate argument, i would assume your analogy would be more correct if we assume that Alice is a lesbian. Alice works for Bob. Alice is a diligent worker. Alice also runs a website called deadbreeders.org which displays 100% legal crime scene pics of head heterosexual couples and 100% legal lesbian porn. Bob finds out about Alice's website when a local news story indicates that Alice is the site runner. Bob fires Alice.

This is the analogous scenario because VA did not to something "private" he was involved in the wide distribution of materials to many many people in a public forum. Bob is not firing Alice because she is gay, an immutable factor of who she is - he is firing her because she made public statements that would reflect badly on Bob's company.

There is no right to be protected from the dislike of others; freedom does not mean all others must do what you want.
2012-10-19 12:11:41 PM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: God dammit. Just admit that you farked up and be a man about it! Stop being a douche.


I'm not sorry to say that I can't feel for either group. The guy is a farking troll, and he posted nasty stuff. Welcome to the Intarwebs. Would you like a tissue?

Same goes for him, he posted crap that offended people. Boo-freaking-hoo that it caught up with you in real life. Would you like a tissue?
2012-10-19 11:53:51 AM
1 votes:
Reddit is entertaining but the majority of users on there are as dumb as sack of door knobs. Worse than Fark if you can imagine that. :)
2012-10-19 11:52:09 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: A 14 year old girl was shot in the head recently because of the moral outrage she caused by speaking her mind about the blasphemous idea of education for women.


Way to cheapen her by comparing her to this douche. He's not getting shot at. NO ONE is advocating murdering him.

You are a troll.
2012-10-19 11:35:59 AM
1 votes:

KiplingKat872: C. Actually, the hypocrisy comes from the people who claim that women in public have no personal boundaries or right oto privacy, yet it is wrong to out someone identity on the internet which is also a public place.


i49.tinypic.com
2012-10-19 11:30:26 AM
1 votes:

willfullyobscure: Adrian Chen already has a name for himself; I'm not sure you really appreciate how big the Gawker media property really is. Hint: he's got more name recognition than 98% of all cable news personalities today and a bigger audience to boot. If you stopped 50 random people on the streets of New York City today, its 50/50 they'd know who Shep Smith or Sam Donaldson are. I guarantee they'd recognize Chen.


ROFL. I think we just found Adrian Chen's FARK handle.

/So how's the cancer?
2012-10-19 11:27:11 AM
1 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: A lot of the people bashing on this guy would absolutely sh*t their own pants if their identities were outted. I'm sure the response would be "b-b-b-but I did nothing illegal, I don't deserve this!"...and then, maybe reality will dawn on them...


Conversely, alot of people who are supporting him would be utterly aghast if people they interacted with face to face found out that they support things like r/jailbait and r/picsofdeadjailbait. "But it's free speech, Mom!"
2012-10-19 11:25:45 AM
1 votes:

UNC_Samurai: Nobody has come off looking good in this whole mess. Not Violentacrez, not Adrien Chen, not the subreddits that decided to self-righteously boycott Gawker sites, and not Gawker and their pants-on-head-retarded news formatting, and certainly not the outside media trying to report on this entire nonsense.

The bottom line is:

VA didn't do anything illegal, he's just an industrial-grade creep and pervert.

Chen now has a name for himself because of a bunch of useless drama.

Gawker got more hits to their website.

r/shiatredditsays is still a worthless group of self-aggrandizing trolls

r/subredditdrama can't make popcorn fast enough

People on Fark biatching about Reddit and people on Reddit biatching about fark both need to get the ever-loving fark over themselves.


A lot of people made money off of him.
2012-10-19 11:12:28 AM
1 votes:
A lot of the people bashing on this guy would absolutely sh*t their own pants if their identities were outted. I'm sure the response would be "b-b-b-but I did nothing illegal, I don't deserve this!"...and then, maybe reality will dawn on them...
2012-10-19 11:09:32 AM
1 votes:

LowbrowDeluxe: But the rest of the poutrage and hysterics are asinine.


Outside of the people he trolled on reddit, the only people that seem to be having a hysterical fit are all the idiots who are so terribly upset that he got the comeuppance he brought on himself.
2012-10-19 11:00:49 AM
1 votes:

KiplingKat872: Teiritzamna: And if Seth McFarelane wants to give VA a job making manatee jokes about dead sexualized children, he has that legal right. Just because you do something that is legal doesnt mean that you get to force other people to like you or want to hang around you.

The upskirt pics on r/creeperpics broke federal law under the Video and Voyeurism Prevention act of 2004. Depending on the state they were taken and it's definition of voyeurism, any attempt to see though women clothing, yes even in public, was a violation of state law. Anyone who posted candid pics of minors from California for his "jailbait' board broke state law and I doubt that he would win any civil suit brought against him by the parents of child exploited in such a manner, no matter what state it was in.

And the Reddit mods just let this go on for years because he was pals with them.

This isn't a matter of Free Speech. This guy isn't Larry Flint who used willing adult models. This guy is just a rank predator encouraging others to do to do the same.


here is the thing - if a prosecutor decides to bring charges, and wins, cool. If he did illegal things i would like him to be properly punished.

However, my point was addressing the issue that some seem to have that there is a dyad here: either he did something illegal, or he did nothing at all wrong. My argument is that let us assume, arguendo, that he did nothing illegal. Even if that were so, his actions triggered his own firing and our opprobrium, and claiming that he should somehow be protected from the social cost of his actions is silly.
2012-10-19 10:33:21 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Somebody has to stir the pot or the bottom overcooks and the top is raw.


Ah - good old stage four of a fark meltdown.

1) make a somewhat questionable assertion
2) respond to questions from posters regarding that assertion with increasingly wacky answers
3) turn entire thread into a discussion of what drug you might be on
4) say "ha! It was always my plan to cause all this controversy. you know, for entertainment. really. I mean it."
5) (if flailing meltdown is epic enough) become fark meme

/has to be at the marine core in 26 minutes
2012-10-19 10:31:58 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: You know who else sexualizes children and nobody cares about? TLC.

[whinesisters.com image 263x400]

These people make money though, so they aren't creepy pedophiles. Lets glorify their lives.


Those shows are retarded and I will insult anyone who watches them. I kind of feel the same way about people who post dead babies and jailbait pictures to reddit. It's not illegal, but it deserves scorn.
2012-10-19 10:22:34 AM
1 votes:

willfullyobscure: Adrian Chen already has a name for himself; I'm not sure you really appreciate how big the Gawker media property really is. Hint: he's got more name recognition than 98% of all cable news personalities today and a bigger audience to boot. If you stopped 50 random people on the streets of New York City today, its 50/50 they'd know who Shep Smith or Sam Donaldson are. I guarantee they'd recognize Chen.


Do you work for gawker ? Cause except for some guys on Jalopnik(and only because they worked in or on media I was already following) I don't think I could name anybody who works for them
2012-10-19 10:16:29 AM
1 votes:
"He has a gift for pushing buddins"


I hate it when people say buddins instead of buttons.
2012-10-19 10:10:46 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Vegan Meat Popsicle: I think Fark needs to ban fluffy2097 quick. Not because of what he's posting per se, but because the derp is so dense that it may very well threaten to gravitationally collapse the Fark servers if it goes on much longer. o_0

Thank you for helping to prove that this angry internet mob is retarded and reactionary.


The only "angry internet mob" I see is the one that is QQing about Chen outing a troll.
2012-10-19 10:09:25 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Got nothiin'


I know.

fluffy2097: /hey look I can make shiat up just like Chen!


What did Chen say that was untrue. Be specific.

/I love you, you wonderful, terrible spaz.
2012-10-19 10:09:04 AM
1 votes:

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I think Fark needs to ban fluffy2097 quick. Not because of what he's posting per se, but because the derp is so dense that it may very well threaten to gravitationally collapse the Fark servers if it goes on much longer. o_0


Thank you for helping to prove that this angry internet mob is retarded and reactionary.
2012-10-19 10:04:11 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: HeartBurnKid: I think we've exited black hole dense and entered the realm of objects purely theoretical.

Like VC's guilt? ಠ_ಠ


qq moar.
2012-10-19 10:03:34 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Does it matter? Lets kill them all and destroy all their lives! It's fun because they aren't human and don't deserve the same protections granted to all men.


Point out one person who advocated killing him. Please. 

I love this idea that I'm supposed to sympathize because some dumbass troll got outed. It's hilarious. Cry some more.
2012-10-19 10:02:29 AM
1 votes:
AARRRGGGH. I had to take a shower after just looking at that picture.

Aarontology: reddit's policy on how someone becomes a moderator doesn't excuse them from allowing this f*cked up subreddits to exist for so long.


I was following a big flamewar about this on another site. A woman--yes, a woman, and she was even more obnoxious than I am--said that it wasn't Reddit's fault, they didn't really know what was posted on those subreddits, and SHE was a moderator, and blaming her for something going on on another subreddit that she didn't even read was as stupid as blaming anyone for perverted shiat posted on other websites.

I said that if I gave my car to a drunk teenager and he plowed it into a busload of orphans, it might not be my fault, but I sure as hell had some responsibility for it.

Reddit supplied the means, the bandwidth, the audience....they're responsible. Not to mention that those subreddits have names like "beatingwomen" (the one I looked at, briefly, before I closed that shiat forever), because that's entirely hidden and how could anyone know?
2012-10-19 09:58:09 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: HeartBurnKid: No. Point out someone who said he did do something illegal.

Everyone calling him a pedophile is accusing him of illegal acts.

Being a pedophile is illegal.

Jesus Christ you're denser then lead.


Is being a pedo illegal, or actually acting on those impulses illegal?
2012-10-19 09:58:08 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: So mob justice is cool, but it's wrong for the law to get involved. ಠ_ಠ


I don't think you know what "mob justice" means. Much like you don't know what "illegal" means.
2012-10-19 09:54:59 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: HeartBurnKid: No. Point out someone who said he did do something illegal.

Everyone calling him a pedophile is accusing him of illegal acts.

Being a pedophile is illegal.

Jesus Christ you're denser then lead.


No, being a pedophile is not illegal. Having sex with children is illegal, but if you're a pedophile who never actually acts on his urges, you've done nothing illegal.

And if I'm denser than lead, you must be denser than a black freaking hole.
2012-10-19 09:53:30 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Everyone calling him a pedophile is accusing him of illegal acts.


He's asking you for specifics.
2012-10-19 09:52:30 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: You know who else sexualizes children and nobody cares about? TLC.


A lot of people care. A lot of people find it despicable. But the parents consent to this, and society has determined that these particular set of circumstances are ok.

And you've never answered my question. Would you tell people close to you in your life you frequented boards like /jailbait /chokeabiatch /rapebait etc.?
2012-10-19 09:50:06 AM
1 votes:
You know who else sexualizes children and nobody cares about? TLC.

whinesisters.com

These people make money though, so they aren't creepy pedophiles. Lets glorify their lives.
2012-10-19 09:48:15 AM
1 votes:
He should have hidden behind seven proxies.
2012-10-19 09:44:39 AM
1 votes:

willfullyobscure: UNC_Samurai:

VA didn't do anything illegal, he's just an industrial-grade creep and pervert.

Chen now has a name for himself because of a bunch of useless drama.

Gawker got more hits to their website.


Adrian Chen already has a name for himself; I'm not sure you really appreciate how big the Gawker media property really is. Hint: he's got more name recognition than 98% of all cable news personalities today and a bigger audience to boot. If you stopped 50 random people on the streets of New York City today, its 50/50 they'd know who Shep Smith or Sam Donaldson are. I guarantee they'd recognize Chen.


Yes, I'm aware of how big Gawker is - but for the life of me I can't understand why it's still a big deal. They make their bread and butter off of cheap yellow journalism. As much as I enjoy Deadspin, they made their name off of a sex boat scandal, a line Chris Berman dropped picking up a woman in a bar, and pictures of Matt Leinart in a hot tub. They're essentially a geekier, more passive version of TMZ.
2012-10-19 09:43:13 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Calling him a pedophile is libel. He isn't one or he'd be under arrest.


Well, I'm sure he can sue the pants off of people who called him a pedophile, and he can take his case to court. He would be within his rights to.

But that wasn't the example you used. You were talking about actual violence.
2012-10-19 09:41:30 AM
1 votes:

UNC_Samurai: VA didn't do anything illegal, he's just an industrial-grade creep and pervert.


And the backlash he's suffering isn't criminal, it's social.

I don't get why you people think the legality of this has anything to do with anything. It doesn't matter of if it was legal, it's severely morally wrong, it was exploitative of innocent people and it was socially unacceptable. He knew this. He knew that if his cover was blown there would be consequences. He chose to do it anyway and, more importantly to your whining about Gawker, he chose to do it in a way that made a lot of people very angry at him and greatly increased the odds that someone would seek him out and expose him.

It's bad enough if you're going to to choose to crawl around in the filth on the underbelly of the internet, but you REALLY lose any possible sympathy for your self-imposed plight if you choose to try and force your crap on everyone else just to piss them off.

He chose to be a vile, exploitative asshole and he chose to make people angry and draw intense attention to himself. The only person in any of this that looks bad is the guy who is bad and the guy who enjoyed the attention for being bad right up until all the scrutiny he chose to bring to himself had negative consequences.

This is akin to someone dancing around naked on the center median of the highway and biatching and whining that people keep looking at you. If you don't want scrutiny, don't do shiat that attracts attention or at the very least don't make it a POINT to draw as much attention to what you're doing as you possibly can.
2012-10-19 09:41:10 AM
1 votes:

DeathByGeekSquad: So you wouldn't mind explaining to a group of actual Winos why you've chosen to apparently take their name in humorous reference (or chosen it at all)?


It was my nickname. "The Wino Rhino." I used to run a lot of long distance races (marathons, ultra-relays, etc) and was usually somewhat cavalier about getting good amounts of pre-race rest. We'd typically travel to other states to do these runs and I would stay up really late out on the town the night before runs getting my drink on. I am also larger in build than your average runner, but still pretty fast. Kinda like a rhino. Someone put the two together one time and it stuck.

So true-to-life as my fark handle is, your counter argument is still idiotic.
2012-10-19 09:39:38 AM
1 votes:

gulogulo:

Keep in mind, no one is advocating ILLEGAL THINGS BE DONE TO HIM.


Calling him a pedophile is libel. He isn't one or he'd be under arrest.

Since we are now holding people legally responsible for their actions online....
2012-10-19 09:38:07 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Hey look. It's the guy who was in charge of removing illegal content from creepy subreddits.

Hey look, he's got bad taste. Lets burn him alive, because we all know nobody ever tells lies on the internet, and if he's removing illegal content he must be a pedophile.

And so the which hunt goes on.

We should ban pictures of Muhammad as well. They are creepy and offensive to Muslims, and since we're now banning anything anyone doesn't like, well, we might as well start with the stuff that people get murdered over, like images of Muhammad.


cdn.uproxx.com

Nice spin on the "oh, he was JUST removing illegal content." So, are YOU a frequent visitor of his sites? Why, or why not? And I'll pose the same question to you as I did up there. Hypothetically, if you were, would you have no problem openly admitting it to anyone and everyone that you enjoyed /jailbait /chokeabiatch /n*ggerbait , etc.? 

Keep in mind, no one is advocating ILLEGAL THINGS BE DONE TO HIM.
2012-10-19 09:36:59 AM
1 votes:

willfullyobscure: Adrian Chen already has a name for himself; I'm not sure you really appreciate how big the Gawker media property really is. Hint: he's got more name recognition than 98% of all cable news personalities today and a bigger audience to boot. If you stopped 50 random people on the streets of New York City today, its 50/50 they'd know who Shep Smith or Sam Donaldson are. I guarantee they'd recognize Chen.


Chen made a name for himself when he pretended to have cancer.

And when he put up a website so people could stalk celebrities.

also. Gawkers upskirt website. Dedicated to taking pictures of a woman's pussy. No, Gawker and Chen aren't creepy at all.
2012-10-19 09:36:13 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Hey look. It's the guy who was in charge of removing illegal content from creepy subreddits.

Hey look, he's got bad taste. Lets burn him alive, because we all know nobody ever tells lies on the internet, and if he's removing illegal content he must be a pedophile.

And so the which hunt goes on.

We should ban pictures of Muhammad as well. They are creepy and offensive to Muslims, and since we're now banning anything anyone doesn't like, well, we might as well start with the stuff that people get murdered over, like images of Muhammad.


Hey fun question - explain to me where banning anything happened?

To make your analogy more correct, let us assume he did computer work for a local mosque and in his spare time made websites with offensive pictures of the prophet. His employer finds out. They fire him, as is their right.

What pray tell is wrong with this scenario?
2012-10-19 09:33:53 AM
1 votes:
Hey look. It's the guy who was in charge of removing illegal content from creepy subreddits.

Hey look, he's got bad taste. Lets burn him alive, because we all know nobody ever tells lies on the internet, and if he's removing illegal content he must be a pedophile.

And so the which hunt goes on.

We should ban pictures of Muhammad as well. They are creepy and offensive to Muslims, and since we're now banning anything anyone doesn't like, well, we might as well start with the stuff that people get murdered over, like images of Muhammad.
2012-10-19 09:33:09 AM
1 votes:
said in an interview that he made a "huge mistake" in creating subreddits that served as places to share everything from rape jokes to pictures of pregnant women.

What's wrong with pictures of pregnant women?
2012-10-19 09:33:06 AM
1 votes:

Aquadyne: whole lot of a bullshiat is what this is. this guy didnt do anything illegal


And he didn't get arrested for anything. So cry some more.
2012-10-19 09:18:27 AM
1 votes:

Aquadyne: i went on reddit like twice in my life and the format made me X out of it in 10 minutes


Ok. So if you visited forums like jailbat that posted pictures of kids (clothed), or creepshots of upskirt shots of unsuspecting women. Or 'rapebait' or 'chokeabiatch' would you openly admit that to your friends, your boss, your mother, sisters, whomever? No caveats of 'research,' but saying you frequent those sites, would you be willing to tell anyone and everyone that you do?
2012-10-19 09:12:13 AM
1 votes:

gulogulo: Aquadyne: sucks that he lost a job. seems like a pretty harmless guy

I suppose that depends on your outlook of harmless. Was it harmless to the people who did not to be exploited in those pics? Even if it was perfectly legal, it was considered perfectly despicable by most of society.

Did you frequent these sub boards or something? If you did, would you openly admit to it?


i went on reddit like twice in my life and the format made me X out of it in 10 minutes
2012-10-19 09:08:35 AM
1 votes:

Teiritzamna: However, other people have the same rights - and if they think what he did was deeply creepy and objectionable - they get the right to feel that way and the right to express that displeasure legally. They can say he is disgusting, they can avoid interacting with him, and they can refuse to contract with him going forward.


When it comes to public opinion, too, majority does rule. This is why these exploitation shots of celebrities are considered socially acceptable because they are viewed as 'public citizens.' I don't agree with this view point, but I'm in the minority there, so it isn't likely going to change.

In this case, I'm on the side of public opinion.
2012-10-19 09:03:19 AM
1 votes:

Aquadyne: sucks that he lost a job. seems like a pretty harmless guy


I suppose that depends on your outlook of harmless. Was it harmless to the people who did not to be exploited in those pics? Even if it was perfectly legal, it was considered perfectly despicable by most of society.

Did you frequent these sub boards or something? If you did, would you openly admit to it?
2012-10-19 09:00:09 AM
1 votes:

gulogulo: Aquadyne: whole lot of a bullshiat is what this is. this guy didnt do anything illegal

Isn't about the legality of it, though there is some grey area concerning the jailbait pics. In any case, this has been rehashed. this is not about protecting free speech. This is not about legality. This is about someone who did something the majority of society finds reprehensible, and thought he could do it because of this false sense of anonymity the internet provides. That anonymity is not protected by law. You are susceptible to being discovered, he was, society found out, and now he's dealing with the repercussions of his actions. Don't want this to happen to you? Don't do things like he did.


BS.

This is just a double standard because this guy fits your average basement dweller creepy uncle image so people piled up on him. Seriously, what he has done is no more offensive than what i see on network TV every week - jokes about racism, hitler, misogyny, jail bait, rampant drug shiat, homosexuality, transexualism. and thats on TV, not some dark corner of internet nerdery like reddit

sucks that he lost a job. seems like a pretty harmless guy
2012-10-19 08:56:45 AM
1 votes:

gulogulo: Aquadyne: whole lot of a bullshiat is what this is. this guy didnt do anything illegal

Isn't about the legality of it, though there is some grey area concerning the jailbait pics. In any case, this has been rehashed. this is not about protecting free speech. This is not about legality. This is about someone who did something the majority of society finds reprehensible, and thought he could do it because of this false sense of anonymity the internet provides. That anonymity is not protected by law. You are susceptible to being discovered, he was, society found out, and now he's dealing with the repercussions of his actions. Don't want this to happen to you? Don't do things like he did.


Not only that he was found out in part because he went to an in real life meet up for redditors and told people his username.
2012-10-19 08:54:40 AM
1 votes:

Aquadyne: whole lot of a bullshiat is what this is. this guy didnt do anything illegal


Isn't about the legality of it, though there is some grey area concerning the jailbait pics. In any case, this has been rehashed. this is not about protecting free speech. This is not about legality. This is about someone who did something the majority of society finds reprehensible, and thought he could do it because of this false sense of anonymity the internet provides. That anonymity is not protected by law. You are susceptible to being discovered, he was, society found out, and now he's dealing with the repercussions of his actions. Don't want this to happen to you? Don't do things like he did.
2012-10-19 08:52:12 AM
1 votes:
It's going to be hilarious when this sort of thing starts happening more and more. Imagine in about 5-10 years when a political candidate has his Freeper account tied back to him.
2012-10-19 08:50:20 AM
1 votes:

ModernLuddite: As someone who only went on Reddit like 5 minutes ago for the first time, I am having a hard time understanding this situation.

To me, it just sounds like one of those internet dramas that only users of a specific forum get into has spilled out into the real world. Please correct me, though.

//I'm not saying he doesn't sound like an idiot.
///I'm just saying that internet != real life.


I try to always post with the image in my head that everything I put out there on the net will be dredged up and picked over by some future cyber investigator. This is purely a mental exercise; I have no reason to think that a cyber investigator will ever need to be all up in my shiat. But it helps me to self-censor if I think, "If I go missing some day, would I want this post in my FBI file and possibly leaked to the media?" before I hit post. Doing so has stopped me from posting some of the more outrageous thoughts that run through my head.

Some, not all, unfortunately.
2012-10-19 08:44:28 AM
1 votes:

James!: Reddit made him a moderator.


That's not a big deal, really. Anyone can start a sub-reddit and once you do, you are a moderator of it.
Or something like that.
2012-10-19 08:43:45 AM
1 votes:

PallMall: James!: ghostwind: ChrisDe: " I was playing to an audience of college kids"

There's no way the average age of reddit readers is college kids. Mid-teen, maybe.

What is reddit, again?

It's kind of like Fark for pedophiles.

Don't forget.. this guy HAS a Fark handle too.


Who? And what was he posting that was so bad?
2012-10-19 08:42:45 AM
1 votes:
As someone who only went on Reddit like 5 minutes ago for the first time, I am having a hard time understanding this situation.

To me, it just sounds like one of those internet dramas that only users of a specific forum get into has spilled out into the real world. Please correct me, though.

//I'm not saying he doesn't sound like an idiot.
///I'm just saying that internet != real life.
2012-10-19 08:37:57 AM
1 votes:

ghostwind: What is reddit, again?


Depending on how you want to look at it, it's either Fark without any of the charm and wit or 4chan without the prominent hyperlink to /b/.
2012-10-19 08:36:37 AM
1 votes:
Oh, look. A typically whiny crybaby who enjoyed hiding behind the protections of free speech and internet anonymity to be an awful person doing awful things and then wanted to call a do-over when his anonymity was blown.

He did and said despicable shiat that he knew would have consequences for his employment and family if (when?) he was exposed and he chose to do them anyway. Well, too farking bad. If the government comes and wants to shut you up, let me know, but until then, go die in a gutter you bottom-feeding scumsucker.

Assholes like you and the admins on reddit don't protect free speech, you endanger it through selfish abuse for all those people who have unpopular but important things to say. With any luck this loser will be penniless and giving $0.50 BJs to truckers behind the local safeway before the year is out.
2012-10-19 08:31:57 AM
1 votes:
" I was playing to an audience of college kids"

There's no way the average age of reddit readers is college kids. Mid-teen, maybe.
2012-10-19 08:24:33 AM
1 votes:
God dammit. Just admit that you farked up and be a man about it! Stop being a douche.
 
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