New Anarchist discussion forum- Anarchist Black Cat

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Feb 6 2008 23:19
New Anarchist discussion forum- Anarchist Black Cat

Ever wished for an anarchist discussion board dominated by an exchange of argued
out political views rather than insults? So did we, so we decided to do
something about it. --- Inspired by the Organise discussion list of the mid
1990s (the first serious anarchist discussion list) and Anarkismo.net, we have
launched AnarchistBlackCat. We are building a home for serious anarchist
discussion and strong moderation of anything that falls below this according to
a set of detailed, transparent and publicly available rules. --- Got something
to say?
Come on over to http://www.anarchistblackcat.org --- Posting rules at
http://www.anarchistblackcat.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=158
More about the board at http://www.anarchistblackcat.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12
Register at http://www.anarchistblackcat.org/ucp.php?mode=register

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Feb 7 2008 04:19

cool

Mick Black
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Feb 7 2008 05:43

You posted this to libcom?

It's a lost cause now...

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Feb 7 2008 06:09
Mick Black wrote:
You posted this to libcom?

It's a lost cause now...

Please, it's been posted to MySpace. It's already screwed.

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Feb 7 2008 11:52
Bobby wrote:
Ever wished for an anarchist discussion board dominated by an exchange of argued
out political views rather than insults? So did we

Sounds dull but as long as we do't have to read your particularly pathetic attempts at ''argued out political views'' on here anymore i'm all for it.

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Feb 7 2008 18:01
guydebordisdead wrote:
I've made my choice.

To be clear on this we are neither asking nor insisting that people make some sort of choice.

Its pretty clear to me that people have preferences for different styles of discussion and also expect boards to fill different needs.Some may find one suits them so much over the other that they only use one but I suspect a lot of people will end up (and indeed probably already are) regularly looking at several boards.

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Feb 7 2008 18:13

What Joe said. I'll be looking at both, especially if any of those Italian FdCA lot will be writing in English. Fuck I love Italians smile Anyway, good luck with the project and would be good to collaborate where we can imo..

Bobby
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Feb 7 2008 18:14

I just published the entire statement which i did not personally write.

Bobby
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Feb 7 2008 18:29

Not that i don't neccesarily disagree with the statement. Libcom maybe alot of things but anarchist black cat seems to be too narrow in range.

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Feb 7 2008 21:23
guydebordisdead wrote:

Humourless platformist.

Pretty much - at least in regard to political forums

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Feb 7 2008 22:04
guydebordisdead wrote:
But only one of them is a political forum.

Which one? groucho

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Feb 9 2008 08:56

Whichever one you want, baby.

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Feb 9 2008 19:34

I think it'd be odd to try to compare the two sites. Libcom has a wonderful library and has a more openly defined politics with corresponding involvement across the political spectrum. Anarchistblackcat is more focused discussions (or at least the ones I care for).

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Feb 10 2008 05:08
guydebordisdead wrote:
abc has pix of my real face on it eek

No it doesn't dumbass.

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Feb 11 2008 14:29

The infoshop reaction is pretty amusing (libcom gets a special mention among the rant)

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Feb 11 2008 15:08

I like 'em both.

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Feb 11 2008 15:49
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JoeBlack2 wrote:
The infoshop reaction is pretty amusing (libcom gets a special mention among the rant)

One of those special moments when we can all agree? smile Sounds amazing, you got a link?

It was the first commented article in the tracker in the right hand column when I checked an hour ago, title started with 'Announcing' but I think it can only be a page or so in anyway as it only went up yesterday

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Feb 11 2008 16:01

I love how Chuck0 mentions all of the reasons I'm staying in his rant against Black Cat, things like rants against consensus, crimethinc and lifestylism.

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Feb 11 2008 17:44

I wonder how long before Chuck0 starts editing comments and banning folks. That discussion is classic.

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Feb 11 2008 18:10

http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20080209171917456

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Feb 11 2008 18:22

MJ:

Oh my eye-balls are falling out.

Mike Harman
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Feb 11 2008 18:29

Try to start board wars? Not very serious sad

Mike Harman
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Feb 11 2008 18:49

Anarchists, presumably.

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Feb 11 2008 18:56

Amazing, the criticisms of the abuse that chuck0 and his mates posted have been deleted. They didn't contain any insults, unlike the stuff that chuck0 posted. What an effing steaming sack of hypocricy that dude is.

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Feb 11 2008 18:57
j.rogue wrote:
I wonder how long before Chuck0 starts editing comments and banning folks. ...

Not long.

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Feb 11 2008 19:07

Heheh, you know the shittiest thing about a vague social scene is that you can't split from them. Honestly I can't hyphenate myself enough to put disctance between myself and those nutcases.

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Feb 11 2008 19:39

My biggest problem with infoshop is the woeful double standards in moderation. While I think libcom has a terrible, woeful moderation policy which encourages the worst types of trolling, at least the policy (i.e "Anything GOEZ!!! L4m3rZ SUKZ!!) is applied reasonably fairly across the board. Your average mainstream - or even right wing - board has much more balanced moderation than infoshop. I really don't get how Chuck 0 can reconcile such hypocrisy with his politics.

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Feb 11 2008 19:58
Randy wrote:
j.rogue wrote:
I wonder how long before Chuck0 starts editing comments and banning folks. ...

Not long.

Yep. He deleted my comment and banned me. All I said was that I have a hard time having a real, serious conversation when I find my posts edited or deleted for not being in line with the moderators "big tent' party line. It wasn't even aggressive or rude. Way to silence criticism Chuck0. What a joke.

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Feb 11 2008 22:18
gurrier wrote:
I really don't get how Chuck 0 can reconcile such hypocrisy with his politics.

Why? That is exactly what his politics is like.

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Feb 12 2008 01:54
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I really don't get how Chuck 0 can reconcile such hypocrisy with his politics.

Where's the contradiction? It's not like his politics are worth half of fuck all...

edit: SNAP! rata

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Feb 12 2008 13:12
gurrier wrote:
My biggest problem with infoshop is the woeful double standards in moderation. While I think libcom has a terrible, woeful moderation policy which encourages the worst types of trolling, at least the policy (i.e "Anything GOEZ!!! L4m3rZ SUKZ!!) is applied reasonably fairly across the board. Your average mainstream - or even right wing - board has much more balanced moderation than infoshop. I really don't get how Chuck 0 can reconcile such hypocrisy with his politics.

That is itself a troll. If you don't like trolling on here, stop posting.

The point of this site is not the forum, it is the vast resource that we have built up. As you will find out, modding a board with people on it is quite time consuming, and as most of the attention of the mods on here is directed towards the actually useful areas of the site, not much close modding gets done.