I don't know what is going on, but the past few days I have seen you two users duke it out in the comments about spam. I've been browsing phuks for a while now, and I really have not witnessed any spam. Not true spam. I have seen this counterpunch website being linked to by cyclops for a while now, but the articles don't seem to really be that derisive, and cyclops doesn't seem to be flooding /all/new.

Definitely not flooding it like I do with my broccoli shitposts. So my question for you two is where did all this bad blood come from?

IB why are you harassing this user for "spam"? Because at this point, from a third party perspective, it does seem like that is what you are doing.

Also, cyclops...do you have a personal stake in this counterpunch website? Why do you link to it so often?

I don't know what is going on, but the past few days I have seen you two users duke it out in the comments about spam. I've been browsing phuks for a while now, and I really have not witnessed any spam. Not true spam. I have seen this counterpunch website being linked to by cyclops for a while now, but the articles don't seem to really be that derisive, and cyclops doesn't seem to be flooding /all/new. Definitely not flooding it like I do with my broccoli shitposts. So my question for you two is where did all this bad blood come from? IB why are you harassing this user for "spam"? Because at this point, from a third party perspective, it does seem like that is what you are doing. Also, cyclops...do you have a personal stake in this counterpunch website? Why do you link to it so often?

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[–] KillBill 7 points (+7|-0) Edited

There are a couple of real spammers here but not the ones answering and arguing in comments, imo. I'm good with the old voat rule of 50/50 content from thier own site versus content from elsewhere. If it gets more spammy that that I start downvoting.

Edit: here's an example from today of a real spammer. https://phuks.co/s/Neat/42820

[–] PMYA 7 points (+7|-0)

There has actually been a large influx of spammers over the past week or so, check out the site log.

[–] sidewalker_Principle 3 points (+3|-0)

Because of your great admin skills I never noticed the spam. See your job is one that if done correctly, nobody notices a thing. Its when you stop doing that job that everybody suddenly notices something. Thanks for your work!

[–] Dudicles 5 points (+5|-0)

It means it's the same as every other similar site. Bitching, fighting, arguing, whining, users following around other users to stir shit, "trolling," etc. All crap that most people don't want to see, yet some just can't help themselves in doing. It's one of the main reasons I will never become too involved in another public forum news aggregate type site again.

[–] Hitchens 3 points (+3|-0)

Have to say I second your sentiments about not getting to involved again.

Bitching, fighting, arguing, whining, users following around other users to stir shit, "trolling," etc

Over it and not worth it.

[–] InnocentBystander 3 points (+4|-1)

Please don't stir the pot.

I'll quote what I said elsewhere:
The reason I point out the spam like traits is because that's all he ever used to post (with a couple from another extremist site) until I called him out on it.
They have never been well received, but he continued, while calling them out as bullshit himself in the comments.
When I asked him about it, he flipped out, similar to here. But starting posting/commenting on things unrelated to extreme politics.

That's the short-version.
If he, or you, or anyone is can't ignore my pointing out a fact, I'm sorry. But that is not harassment.

This is what a spammer looks like
That is a fact, not an opinion. Note, just because it looks like a spammer does not necessarily mean he is, but:

When a site is consistently posted over and over by one and only one user, who does nothing else, that is spam.
It is never well received, nobody else uses it, and it is a well known extreme view site.
That is why I started calling him out. Since, he has started contributing elsewhere, which is good, but kinda transparent.

[–] Kannibal 2 points (+2|-0)

to be honest, a lot of stories on counter punch are reposts from other sites, with links conveniently linked at the bottom.

I would prefer to have the links to the original sites, not the reposts

this way lesser sites get their due

[–] IsThisUsernameTaken 0 points (+1|-1)

AMEN TO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

I've noticed it too, but I didn't want to get involved because I don't know much about computers or how they work. Good for you for sticking up for yourself.

I'm just annoyed that people would claim 'harassment' when it's not.

just my two cents, although brief. I've had an opinion on this forever, but I've only verbally stated it to Goats' because I felt stupid.

I wish I could up-vote this more than once.