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MoFo

TRIBE Member
I just read an interview with the Director of Diplomacy for Bush.

She has a team of young assistants sitting all day, reading and chatting on message boards so she can relay opinions back to the administration. Every month there is a report written and distributed to White House officials so they can see what the public are saying and gauge what to do next in terms of say, controversial issues like the Mohammed fiasco.

I mean, that's kinda scary.
I wonder if Tribe is ever used for spying or monitoring our demographic onsidering we have such strong opinions on here about everything.
 
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deep

TRIBE Member
Booty Bits said:
i don't get it.
The triangle exclamation mark button underneath the user's name on the left is normally reserved for reporting a post / user to the moderator.
 

acheron

TRIBE Member
MoFo said:
I just read an interview with the Director of Diplomacy for Bush.

She has a team of young assistants sitting all day, reading and chatting on message boards so she can relay opinions back to the administration. Every month there is a report written and distributed to White House officials so they can see what the public are saying and gauge what to do next in terms of say, controversial issues like the Mohammed fiasco.

I mean, that's kinda scary.
I wonder if Tribe is ever used for spying or monitoring our demographic onsidering we have such strong opinions on here about everything.
Nothing new... Politicians have had their staffs watching the media since the beginning of politics. It's how they find out 'how it plays in Peoria". One message board isn't going to change things - but the aggregate opinions of dozens or hundreds of them (hello, Technorati and Metafilter!) do amount to something.

Frankly I would prefer that my politicians keep their ears to the ground so they're not completely out of touch. However, we as the electorate can use this and ask why, if they have been measuring our opinions so closely, do they not react? Conservative governments are good for one thing and one thing only - that they tend to do what they said they would do - especially the bad stuff. They announce that they're going to ram you in the ass, tell you why and then remind you of the facts while they're doing it. Liberals tend to apologise before during and after the ass ramming and usually try to make it sound like it was someone else's fault that they were compelled to ram your ass in the first place. Some people like being apologized to all the time - others like it on the level.
 

fleaflo

TRIBE Member
stir-fry said:
yet it's disabled, so fleaflo loses
But can't you see the greatness of such a tool? If there is a counter, AlexD can publish the counts each and every week as a way of determining who gets the banhammer. It's so much more efficient.

technics1200 <---- That is sooooooo 2000. Where's the cdj already?
 
That's always been there, except now it's a little symbol, not the phrase "report this post to a moderator".

It was disabled on the last version of the board too.
 
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AdRiaN

TRIBE Member
I really hope political staff are not monitoring Tribe.

"Mr. Prime Minister, it seems the main issue for one of our key youth demographics is whether or not they can wear running shoes to This is London."
 

JESuX

TRIBE Member
daddyiwantchocolate said:
That's always been there, except now it's a little symbol, not the phrase "report this post to a moderator".

It was disabled on the last version of the board too.

thanks, val, i thought i was taking crazy pills over here!

:)
 

solacevip

TRIBE Promoter
MoFo said:
I wonder if Tribe is ever used for spying or monitoring our demographic considering we have such strong opinions on here about everything.

Isn't this that the truth. There are some STRONG opinions on dis here board.
 

alexd

Administrator
Staff member
Booty Bits said:
but how is that "telling on" someone?
It as almost as bad as that other dude assuming I was sending his personal information to google because the targeted info was producing categories in his browser like:

"raise your IQ", "Smart Like Streetcar"
 
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