Reminder: Be NICE and Make Comments Relevant and Useful

We're seeing too much static and flutter in the posted comments on Giza Death Star. In other words:

  • posts that are too heated, emotional, abrasive, or inflammatory (we have to draw a line somewhere)
  • posts that are off-topic
  • posts that are the equivalent of spray graffiti tagging - near meaningless addenda apparently designed only to make one's own name rise to the top
  • posts that are vast monologues that really belong in someone else's personal blog and not in Giza's comment section - (rule of thumb: if it needs an index, post it in your own blog)

So it's necessary to remind those who, as adults have by now surely learned to be aware off at least some of how they're coming off in a community of people, that Giza Death Star does have a Terms of Service (TOS) document. Participation is contingent on accepting those terms, and users who continually flout them can be moderated. OK, that's the tough language. Here's the good stuff:

We wish to have a free, open environment and not shut people down just because something seems superficially silly or perhaps a bit too touchy a subject, or even because we don't like it or find it useful, but we also do need to ask that everyone do their best to respect the rest of the subscribers and members in the community, so the community can continue to exist.

We've making the following minor, but still significant changes:

  1. Comments are now limited to people who are logged in - either free subscribers or paying members. Random, drive by comments are now cut off. Doing it this way doesn't eliminate all noise and flutter, but it does allow us to target all but the worst violators.
  2. Comments are now automatically closed on any one post when it hits 14 days. Vast discussions on unrelated posts and pages (off-topic) can result in violators being placed in moderation after multiple off-topic warnings. We can't micromanage and watch everything, and just won't - it needs to be reasonably fun for everyone - even us - not a full time job. But we think after 2 weeks, a post has probably seen it's day in regard to the comments portion. If there is a bizarre off-topic question you're dying to ask and have no place to ask it, consider the live members vidchats.

One optional change we'd consider, is switching the most recent comment to the bottom, instead of the top of the batch. Then we could paginate it, and after a while, people who endlessly badger or puff out their own personalities will simply lose attention through general boredom. May not be very effective with concerted hasslers (who can simply be placed into moderation), but at least the merely occasional trolls won't get much play.

Thanks for listening. - Giza Death Star

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  1. Edu on September 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Keeping this in mind may help:


  2. Robert Barricklow on September 27, 2012 at 9:26 am

    This reminds me of Jeremy Benthan)1787) designer of Panoption or Inpection House that one French writer described as “like so many cages, so many small theaters, in which each actor is alone, perfectly individualized and constantly visible”. The Panoption’s connective technolgy could bring us together by seperating us. Tranforming us into fully transparent exhibits would be good for both society and the individual, because the more we imagined we were being watched, the more efficient and diciplined we each became.

    • Robert Barricklow on September 27, 2012 at 9:33 am

      The ideal perfection, the utilitarian figured(Jeremy Benthan 1787), taking this supposedly social idea to its challenging anti-social conclusion would require that everyone – from connected prisoners to connected workers to connected school children to connected citizens,
      …could be inspected “every instant of time” (on that Benthamite principle).

  3. Ablasting on September 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I have learned that growing up is now done twice in life if you are over the age of twenty. the second time comes when one learns how to log onto the web.

    • Robert Barricklow on September 27, 2012 at 9:35 am

      You have two options:
      Don’t Allow or OK.

  4. Nidster - on September 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Good idea to try to stay on topic and avoid too much static and flutter.

    But here I go and stray off topic and comment on something Hal Hichler said: ” Hillary waffles on the Iran attack and so her neo-con underlings launch the war without her say so.”

    While it may be far-fetched to predict this, “Netanyahu arranges to have Hillary replace Biden as VP and then drives Obamma from office and installing Hillary as President.”

    Folks head over to ZeroHedge and read this guest post tat was posted today about a neocon that actually does suggest if the POTOUS will not launch a war against Iran, then someon will just have to go and do it for him.

    Or, just view the 2 minute youtube video.
    Please keep the link handy so you can then forward it to anyone who call you a ‘crazed conspriacy nut jobs’ when we assert the idea that False Flag type events are used to start conflicts, change public opinion, and so-forth.

    OK – here is the link

  5. MizGreen on September 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I’ll second RaPhi, voting to post the newest comments at the bottom. Definitely flows better. What with earth’s apocalypse coming soon and all that :), we need a civilized, smooth flow here.

    All in all, a fascinating bunch of personalities here………

  6. rich overholt on September 26, 2012 at 11:34 am

    ” Jus tryin to keep the conversation lively.” ~ Nick (William Hurt) from ” The Big Chill “.

  7. Hal Hichler on September 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Well, I know when to take a hint. Coincidently, I’m being moved to another federal penitentiary and I probably will not be allowed the liberal computer access I have been lucky to have up to now. I want to apologize for my last email with the picture of Charlton Heston kissing Vera the chimp. It was meant to be a spoof on inter species lovemaking but only after I sent it did I realize the racist implications of the picture. This was not my intention. I am not a racist, white supremacist or fascist. Anti-semite? Yes. Like any human, I have an innate desire for self-preservation and the long term interests of my species even though my emotions in this regard are probably being played like a fiddle by the banksters and I am just one more useful idiot.

    As my final farewell, having spent much time alone in my jail cell over the years with much time to meditate on past, present and future, I would like to leave Giza Death Star with these prognostications:

    — Obamma wins election from pathetic Romney incurring the wrath of of former furniture salesman Netanyahu who can not get Obamma to launch a war against Iran that he knew his puppet Romney would

    — Netanyahu arranges to have Hillary replace Biden as VP and then drives Obamma from office and installing Hillary as President.

    — Hillary waffles on the Iran attack and so her neo-con underlings launch the war without her say so.

    — Iran war becomes a debacle for the US.

    –Hillary turns on the zionists in her midst and publicly pins the blame on the Iran war and 9/11 on the neo-cons. She declares them enemy combatants and uses all the levers of power to purge them. This enmity towards zionists spill out to the public at large and they become the scapegoats for the Nation’s problems. The bankster’s planned sacrifice of this yahweh cult commences and they become the new el qaida. The first televised pogrom.

    –bloody mayhem ensues and order is only restored by outside foreign powers. The bankster scheme has continued unabated.

    I also had a couple of bumper sticker ideas which won’t do me any good here in prison:

    Netanyahu: “I wanted a Greater Israel and all I got was this lousy Global Pogrom”

    Benjamin Netanyahu– the Nazis Revenge!

    So long everybody!

    • Meme Master on September 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

      I always thought the Zion Elders and the banksters were one and the same until I read Babylon Banksters. Now I am not quite so sure. They may very well be the Banksters most useful idiots. How ingenious to feed these particular yahwehists the B.S. that they have special DNA. What better way to make a thoroughly ego (as opposed to spiritual) driven clique posing as a religion. Then give them some ancient manuals on covert methods for world conquest and we are off to the races!

      This scenario for a pogrom is very credible to me. I suspect from the standpoint of the banksters the zionist crazies are probably a very loose canon by now and after they fulfill their task of instigating WWIII, they would only be a liability. Moreover, you really can’t have a group of Ashkanazi impostors walking the Earth believing they also have special DNA and are Chosen. This is the sole tenet of the Banksters and a heresy from anyone else. This puts them in the Banksters’ sights as well. And then when you take into consideration how much loot this ancient and pre-eminent yahweh cult has amassed over the last few thousand years, in my estimation that also puts them in the Banksters cross hairs. One thing we know about the Banksters, anything fat with wealth is a target. Be it a nation (Libya), a corporation (Toyota) or a specific ethnic group. I don’t think it is a stretch to say the jews are the world’s wealthiest public ethnic group. And in a world where Banksters lust after and possibly require loot for survival, the jews are in a precarious situation indeed as they may be the last ones standing that still have tons of booty. And I don’t need to remind anyone what an easy selling point it would be to any bankrupt nation on the planet that they could replenish their government coffers if they turned the richest among their citizens into a criminal pariah and confiscated their wealth.

      The other thing that jumped into my mind: if you were to maintain a status quo of death, destruction, violence, and evil in a world suddenly being infused with much needed cosmic spiritual energy which seems to be lifting the spiritual awareness of humanity, how better to anchor mankind to his beastly nature of violence and destruction by informing the public at large that their food, air and water has been purposelessly poisoned, all their wealth has been stolen, wars have been started, and massacres (9/11) carried out by a nefarious group of people who control their media and banks but pose as their friend and fellow man? I think this startling revelation would drive many otherwise peaceful human beings to extreme violence. And we know the Banksters crave death and destruction as it is sustenance to their twisted souls and the true offering to their beloved yahweh.

      I would also concur, a vote for Romney is a vote for WWIII and Anschluss with Israel. I hate to say it but we are probably safer by voting for Obamma. Although his wife looks like a scared deer and must know what is coming.

    • Robert Barricklow on September 27, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Hello Hello/I’am at a place called Vertigo/It’s everything I wish I didn’t know.
      -U2, “Verigo” (2004)

  8. HAL838 on September 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

    good job
    I was wondering about that
    I’ll try to stay related

  9. incognito on September 26, 2012 at 2:58 am

    I wonder who could have caused this change???

  10. RaPhi on September 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I vote (presuming I actually have any say) for the new comments at the bottom. Makes reading them flow better.

    Regarding etiquette: never any excuse for nastiness or ad hominem arguments. Actual differences of opinion? Great.

    As for the off-topic stuff… well, right now, there’s some on the Mysteries/Human Genome thread. But it’s kind of short, fun bantering and hasn’t derailed the main subject. It’s not so fun when it means wading through pages of garbage just to find something thoughtful.

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