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/r/Philosophy Mod Gets Big Mad, Bans Me From Replying to Them


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This is so fucking lulzy and dumb, I gotta tell you guys about this. This is too much. So, this all started with me first politely petitioning the mod team at, of course, /r/Philosophy about whether I could perhaps post a link to this thread and whether they could give me some feedback on it. And from here, I think I'll just let the screenshots speak for the rest of the story.

Ok... I truly honestly don't even know where to start here. Perhaps I could start with the fact that Purdue is officially classified as one of the foremost doctoral universities with a "very high research activity" classification. Or perhaps I could start with the fact that I was never checking the posts according to full argumentative essay criteria, which I clearly specified in my post. Or I could start with the fact that the REAL fucking PhD holders don't brag about having PhDs unless they want to look like a pompous prick, in which case...

OR... I could start with the fact that even considering degrees purely by social rank, a PhD in philosophy is pretty low tier compared to, say, an engineering or chemistry PhD, so it doesn't actually mean as much as you think. Or I could start with how "vetting each post" means nothing and every moderator team has to do that on every subreddit more or less, and just because it's been "vetted" doesn't necessarily mean you all peer-reviewed each fucking post that comes in the queue.

Or I could finish that the link I asked permission to post probably has more real fucking arguments than you make a week "peer-reviewing" your precious subreddit, of which, this is all assuming of course you didn't just bullshit your way into that mod position.

But you know what really grinds my gears... What really spurred me to make this all public was that cowardly-as-fuck reply banning. I wouldn't have posted this topic otherwise. Let me hit you with one last bit of philosophy before I make my departure and maybe you might actually learn something useful today.

Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) said:
When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.
Enjoy yourself.

EDIT: Andddddd... They did it again. This will most likely be my final update to this thread.

I quote a much older former user here when I say these mods have some of the biggest fucking airs I've ever seen. I guess there's no true debating with people who think they're right about everything. I am highly curious though now how these mods would react if I were the mod and I banned them from one of their sub-reddits on a whim. They strike me as people who've never been told 'no' in their entire lives.
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