Insulting or attacking other users, even so much saying “fuck you”, “fuck [this group of people]”, “you’re an idiot” or anything like that while debating IS against the rules of Lemmy.ml. This goes for every political view, you DO NOT get free passes no matter if you’re leftist, rightist, communist, anarchist, liberal, etc. If you’re confident of your position you should be able to debate in a civil manner without cursing someone else out. I understand that debates can get heated and frustrating, hell I’ve debated with a good bunch of users, but you can still express that without resorting to name calling or insults.

Check the modlog, we HAVE removed replies of this nature from every political view, and even if we don’t say it every time, we DO keep track of both removals per user and general behaviour even if it doesn’t get removed, and too many infractions WILL result in a ban.

That said, it is NOT against the rules to present countering facts or opinions, or to have political opinions in general. Don’t report comments for “being pro communist” or “being pro China” unless they have broken an actual rule, namely the ones about being civil. Don’t attack or insult people from Lemmygrad just because they’re from Lemmygrad or they’re arguing for Marxism-Leninism or supporting a country you don’t. If they’re presenting their points in a civil manner (which had been the case for almost everyone from Lemmygrad), you can either read it and respond in kind with your questions or counterpoints, or just move on. People coming over from other instances is not brigading if they’re mostly being civil, that’s the whole point of federation.

Things people disagree with getting down voted is also acceptable, it’s not considered an attack on you if your comment has a negative score, and it doesn’t even significantly affect the ranking because of the relatively low comment volumes currently on Lemmy. It’s just imaginary internet points, relax.

  • liwott
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    142 years ago

    Tbh, this post illustrate pretty well the double standard it tries to denounce.

    • six comments of a user get deleted over the course of two days because they gratuitously insulted the user they were replying to. They do not get any form of ban.
    • a user phrases their (valid) point in a way that is too strong to the point of being insulting to an admin. They get a 3 day ban.

    Also, it is pretty clear that the situation with users insulting each other is not as symmetrical as the post makes it up to be. When is the last time someone with no account on Lemmygrad had a comment removed for that reason?

    • DessalinesM
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      132 years ago

      Please report the uncivil comments, and we’ll continue to remove them.

      w/ respect to that 3-day temp-ban, you can check the modlog, its completely transparent, which is really helpful in this case in particular. The person claimed :

      “its clear the admins of lemmy are manufacturing communist mobs”, and linked to a post where @AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml supported people debunking anti-communist / mccarthyite propaganda. This is supposedly “evidence of manufacturing mobs.”

      Obviously someone who attacks the entire mod team with no evidence would be better suited to a specifically anti-communist site like wolfballs or reddit.

      • Ninmi
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        132 years ago

        The claim for “mob manufacturing” seemed baseless, but the ban itself demonstrates said bias when a person with a barrage of hateful comments continues to get nothing. This isn’t the first time I’ve felt ban bias in lemmy.ml, but is definitely the most flagrant example of it.

      • liwott
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        112 years ago

        I agree that them saying “manufacturing mobs” was going way too far, and of course it required at least comment deletion. @graphito seems to have understood and accepted the reasons for the first comment deletion, as they later reframed the comment without the insulting part. I think this was actually the best response to the first deletion, and I do not understand why the second comment was deleted as well.

        The first accusation of “manufacturing mobs” may have justified a temp ban, but that said ban happened after publication of the corrected comment is what looks most puzzling to me. Is it possible that the second comment was read too fast and misinterpreted as spamming the former insulting comment ? (thought the modlog does not mention spamming or evading moderation)

        What I call illustrating a double standard in this case, is that they got a ban after one insult, that seem more like misphrasing a genuine complaint; when @Catradora_Stalinism gets away with repeated comment deletion for unneeded insults.

        I am generally quite happy with lemmy.ml administration in general, and I could never thank all the admins enough for that. But I do not agree with every one of your decisionq, and in the context of this post it is important to state it.

      • liwott
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        92 years ago

        Obviously someone who attacks the entire mod team with no evidence would be better suited to a specifically anti-communist site like wolfballs or reddit.

        Maybe also worth to note that they were not attacking the mods team without evidence, but beyond evidence. They did show evidence for admins supporting clashers coming from lemmygrad, but went way too far in labeling that behaviour “mob manufacturing”. There was nothing specifically anti-communist in their criticism of lemmy.ml 's administration

    • @Stoned_Ape@lemmy.ml
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      02 years ago

      Sadly, we all are just human beings. I really hope that something emerges that tries to actually make things better for everyone, instead of creating even more division.