Disclaimer: If you are not doing what the Dog is talking about in this essay, then it is not directed at you! So, please don’t take offense where the Dog did not offer it.
This has been said by the Admins but the Dog is going to make his own plea about this. For the love the Flying Spaghetti Monster could we just not rehash all the shit from Daily Kos?
The Dog knows there are a bunch of folks who were banned there or left because of banning or policies or because they did not like the tone. The thing is by bringing this up constantly you are not actually making this site any better.
The Dog knows this is not everyone who is new here, but it is enough that you run into the essays and threads on a regular basis. At the risk of being a little insensitive to everyone’s trauma about leaving Kos many of the folks who can’t let it go sound like bitter ex-boyfriends or girlfriends.
The Dog posts at Kos for the same reasons most of us do or did, it is one of the biggest and most widely read blogs on the internet. By being there you have a much greater exposure for your ideas or analysis or activism. All of that is good and understandable. However if you felt you had to leave or you got banned then it is something that is either not likely to change or you don’t want it to change. In any case by bringing all of this here, you are not making it hard on Kos or his Admins, you are only making hard on the folks who like the low key environment at DD. We rarely have flame wars here, and that is part of what makes is special. If you are looking for sites that want to spend lots of time sticking it to Kos, Google that, you will find a place to fit right in.
This is not my website, the Dog is not an Admin, but this is a place and a community that the Dog loves and wants to see grow in positive ways. So, one peon poster to another, please take the fight with Kos somewhere else. There are at least two million more interesting topics we could discuss. Many on this site are trying to do important work on torture accountability, if you want to be angry there are plenty of things to be angry about that don’t degrade this site.
That’s it. Ya’ll don’t know me from Adam so you can take this or leave it, but the Dog is hoping you will take it in the spirit it is offered and use your essays here to inform or entertain or inspire.
The floor is yours.