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Old 10-13-2016, 10:46 AM   #141
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I'm confused by all the porky stuff? Is that a mod to lock the thread (and if so, why?).

Maybe I am just extra dense today.
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I'm confused by all the porky stuff? Is that a mod to lock the thread (and if so, why?).

Maybe I am just extra dense today.
Yes, when Porky Pig makes an appearance, the discussion has ended and the thread is closed. Most often due to a violation of our community posting guidelines, which you can see here.
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I have also gathered that the mods sometimes close threads pre-emptively, in an effort to head off discussions that haven't gone off the rails yet but are close to the edge.
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I have also gathered that the mods sometimes close threads pre-emptively, in an effort to head off discussions that haven't gone off the rails yet but are close to the edge.
Don't forget the mods may have deleted one (or several) of those "off the rails" posts when they closed the thread. That can give the appearance the thread was closed preemptively, but likely it was already deep in the abyss when Porky made an appearance.
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The sad fact is that many think the mainstream media is "biased", so they start getting their "news" from alt sources, which don't even try to hide their bias...

You couldn't have stated it any simpler. Most of the bias claims for mainstream broadcast news is unfounded. It is subtle and occasional, but you understand when it happens and why its happening. No biggie.


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The sad fact is that many think the mainstream media is "biased", so they start getting their "news" from alt sources, which don't even try to hide their bias...
Actually, the sad fact is that some people actually believe that the mainstream media is not biased...
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Don't forget the mods may have deleted one (or several) of those "off the rails" posts when they closed the thread. That can give the appearance the thread was closed preemptively, but likely it was already deep in the abyss when Porky made an appearance.
I can't wait until this is over and we can start arguing about stealing beach chairs again
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