Ah Susan, you were posting while I was writing. I'm glad someone else is aware that the word "whore" implies blaming the victim.
There are three reasons that I come to Mudcat a lot less than I used to:
- Max has created a forum for hate speech. He doesn't seem willing to do anything about it. It's disgusting and reprehensible. I strongly disagree with the notion that a website owner doesn't bear any responsibility for what gets posted on their site. Unmoderated discussion sites are too often simply offensive. The title of this thread is hate speech and it's been there for more than 24 hours.
- Most people here don't know how to conduct a debate. The same illogical and unfactual things get written over and over by the same people and no one cares. Unmoderated discussion sites are too often a waste of time.
- Trolls are to be expected. But there are a number of people here who respond to trolls every time. Most threads get high-jacked, not by trolls, who can be ignored, but because of the people who answer them. I get tired of getting three days into an interesting thread only to have the same five or six idiots have a pointless 100-post insult festival with a troll. Unmoderated discussion sites are too often a theft of time.