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/r/DebateAnarchismBasic questions

from pnoque[M] to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 7 days ago

Hello fellow mods, I need to ask you all about something that has been bothering me. It seems like a lot of the posts lately in /r/DebateAnarchism are not debate topics but basic questions about anarchism. Should we be removing those posts and referring OPs to /r/Anarchy101? Seems silly to have non-debate topics in a debate sub. Perhaps we should require posts to be submitted as a debate topic that has more than one side and is more than just informative. Thoughts?

re: Basic questions

from pnoque[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to pnoque sent 7 days ago

Or should be just keep it easy and casual?

re: Basic questions

from justcallcollect[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to pnoque sent 7 days ago

Maybe just try to make it a point of suggesting people repost on 101? I feel like a lot of the time that people do this, it's less that they are looking for info about it and more that they think they know the answer and want to argue about it.

re: Basic questions

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to justcallcollect sent 7 days ago

I prefer keeping it casual, and I like JCC's suggestion to just respond to posts you think aren't really debate by recommending to them to try 101 -- seems like this is normally what is done by folks in such instances anyway.

re: Basic questions

from pnoque[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 7 days ago

OK, sounds good. Thank you both for your feedback!

/r/DebateAnarchismAdding my AMA

from stirner_was_a_cat to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 12 days ago

I know y'all gave me the go ahead for the Max Stirner AMA on July 23rd. Could someone add me to the schedule?

Thanks

re: Adding my AMA

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to stirner_was_a_cat sent 12 days ago

Sure, all set.

/r/DebateAnarchismRemoved a post, candidate for banning?

from hamjam5[M] to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 21 days ago

I removed this post:

https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAnarchism/comments/4r2zm5/no_borders_movement_ama/d4zf22m

Makes all sorts of uncharitable assumptions and personal attacks.

Is this over the top enough to where we should just ban this (literal) nazi?

re: Removed a post, candidate for banning?

from pnoque[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 20 days ago

I think this should count as a warning, and we watch their activity in our sub for any further violations which would then warrant a ban.

re: Removed a post, candidate for banning?

from pnoque[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 20 days ago

Perfectly willing to cede though if the rest of you just want to ban them now.

re: Removed a post, candidate for banning?

from justcallcollect[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to pnoque sent 20 days ago

I'm fine to call it a warning. Doesn't seem like they're doubling down or anything as of now

re: Removed a post, candidate for banning?

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to justcallcollect sent 20 days ago

I'm fine with a warning as well since they ee3m to be trying to debate now. I can send it later today if yall want, or please feel free to do so as well.

/r/DebateAnarchismYou've been banned from participating in /r/DebateAnarchism

from emma-_______[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to RexAnglorumSaxonum sent 27 days ago

You have been banned from participating in /r/DebateAnarchism. You can still view and subscribe to /r/DebateAnarchism, but you won't be able to post or comment.

If you have a question regarding your ban, you can contact the moderator team for /r/DebateAnarchism by replying to this message.

Reminder from the Reddit staff: If you use another account to circumvent this subreddit ban, that will be considered a violation of the Content Policy and can result in your account being suspended from the site as a whole.

re: You've been banned from participating in /r/DebateAnarchism

from RexAnglorumSaxonum to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 27 days ago

Banned me and deleted my posts. That's dirty yo. Mad that I pointed out that users are sliding to the dark side? Violent suppression of opposing political ideologies is something I've come to expect from Fascists but I must say that I am quite surprised to see Anarchists so willing to utilize violence to further their political agenda. Keep up the good work.

re: You've been banned from participating in /r/DebateAnarchism

from justcallcollect[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to RexAnglorumSaxonum sent 27 days ago

Further proof that even after all the time you've spent debating anarchists, you still know nothing about anarchism.

re: You've been banned from participating in /r/DebateAnarchism

from pnoque[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to RexAnglorumSaxonum sent 27 days ago

Hi RexAnglorumSaxonum, your ban has been reversed. Please consider this a warning to abide by the rules in the sidebar from now on to avoid a permanent ban. You are welcome to continue to participate in civil debate here as long as you do. Thanks.

re: You've been banned from participating in /r/DebateAnarchism

from RexAnglorumSaxonum via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to pnoque sent 27 days ago

Understood. I will refrain from such shitposty responses and will make it a point to be civil. Thank you.

/r/DebateAnarchismRex

from justcallcollect[M] to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 27 days ago

Hey, so I see rex Anglo whatever got banned. While I don't object, I'm curious as to the specific reasoning. I didn't see them break any rules.

re: Rex

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to justcallcollect sent 27 days ago

Yeah, I was going to send a message on this too. I can see removing the posts and matybe warning about shitposting instead of debating, but I think banning was hasty on this case.

re: Rex

from emma-_______[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 27 days ago

I might have been a bit fast with the ban, but they're definitely not debating in good faith or treating people charitably. They at least need a warning.

re: Rex

from justcallcollect[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to emma-_______ sent 27 days ago

I mean, it's already done, and they don't seem to be bothered by it so I'm not sure it's worth unbanning them. I was mostly just curious if something happened that I didn't see. But if others feel they should be unbanned but warned I wouldn't object to that either

re: Rex

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to justcallcollect sent 27 days ago

I think unbanning and warning them to put forth their criticism of anarchism in the form of debate and not as taunting uncharitable shit posting would be the right course of action.

They've enyaged in constructive debate here in the past, otherwise I wouldn't be saying anything.

re: Rex

from pnoque[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 27 days ago

Agree with unbanning and warning.

re: Rex

from emma-_______[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 27 days ago

I unbanned them. Did you want to warn them or should I?

re: Rex

from pnoque[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to emma-_______ sent 27 days ago

I'll do it.

/r/DebateAnarchismJuly 23rd AMA

from stirner_was_a_cat to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 28 days ago

Hey I was wondering if the July 23rd AMA slot is still open. I'd like to do an AMA on Max Stirner's Work and Thought.

Thanks.

re: July 23rd AMA

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to stirner_was_a_cat sent 28 days ago

Yes, that slot is still open. It goes against the standard procedure for adding AMAs, but if the other mods are cool with it, then I think it is a good idea and I'd be more than happy to add you to the schedule.

Other mods care to weigh in on this?

re: July 23rd AMA

from pnoque[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 28 days ago

No objection.

re: July 23rd AMA

from justcallcollect[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to pnoque sent 28 days ago

Sounds good to me

re: July 23rd AMA

from stirner_was_a_cat via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to stirner_was_a_cat sent 28 days ago

Okay thanks a lot.

/r/DebateAnarchismGone for next four days

from pnoque[M] to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 1 month ago

Hi all, I'm going to be offline for the next four days. I'm in the middle of dealing with this:

https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAnarchism/comments/4pcskj/you_cant_fight_for_anarchy_it_has_to_be_earned/

I won't be able to finish up here, so if I could get one of you all to check in with it now and then and make sure it's taken care of, it would be much appreciated. I have no problem with any of you reversing anything I've done if I'm wrong. Thanks!

re: Gone for next four days

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to pnoque sent 1 month ago

I continued the conversation with ol boy on the thread.

re: Gone for next four days

from pnoque[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 28 days ago

Thanks!

/r/DebateAnarchismFlair

from DJboomshanka to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 1 month ago

Any chance we can get a "squatter" flair?

re: Flair

from emma-_______[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to DJboomshanka sent 1 month ago

Added one.

re: Flair

from DJboomshanka via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to emma-_______ sent 1 month ago

Cool. Thanks a lot!

/r/DebateAnarchismI think my post is caught in the spam filter

from [deleted] to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 1 month ago

I posted my question and it isn't showing up.

re: I think my post is caught in the spam filter

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to [deleted] sent 1 month ago

It got stuck in the filter. Thanks for letting us know, it is now approved and on the sub.

re: I think my post is caught in the spam filter

from [deleted] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 1 month ago

Thanks very much :)

/r/DebateAnarchismSuggested comment sort

from pnoque[M] to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 1 month ago

I see that /u/hamjam5 set the suggested comment sort in one thread to new. I think that's actually a good idea for a debate subreddit. There's a setting that lets us do that for every thread in the sub by default. What does everyone think about doing that?

re: Suggested comment sort

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to pnoque sent 1 month ago

just for background: I did that in that thread because the thread creator was frustrated by the behavior of the person with the top comment, and the way they started derailing the thread, and they asked if I could do anything to remove the comment so that the conversation wouldn't be derailed. I suggested changing the sort order so as not to over moderate.

As far as the more general question of sort order, I have a soft preference for the way it is, but if the other mods feel strongly otherwise, I wouldn't argue against it.

/r/DebateAnarchismSidebar issue.

from joycedevivre75 to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 1 month ago

Sorry to bother y'all, but the Indigenous Rights AMA link on the sidebar links to my AMA instead. Just wanted to let you know.

re: Sidebar issue.

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to joycedevivre75 sent 1 month ago

Oh thanks. That's on me. Ic anyone wants to fix that, please do. Otherwise I can fix it tomorrow

re: Sidebar issue.

from justcallcollect[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 1 month ago

Fixed

/r/DebateAnarchismSorry I'm getting here so late; here's my opener:

from joycedevivre75 to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 1 month ago

Hello, I’m /u/joycedevivre75, y’all probably know me, if you do, from /r/shittankiessay or one of the bad-x subs. I’d like to talk about the relationship of the Modernist novelist James Joyce to the Anarchist movement. I’ve spoken to a few people about it before, but I thought it might be worthwhile to do an AMA on the subject, so, without further ado, I’d like to explain myself—here’s two short paragraphs on his life a la anarchistic trends:

As a youth, Joyce saw the turbulence generated by Irish politics of the time, i.e. Home Rule. His father, John Joyce, was a loyal supporter of Charles Parnell with deeply anticlerical beliefs, which were further exaggerated by the betrayal of Parnell by the clergy after it was discovered that he was having an affair with Kitty O’Shea. To the Joyces, both pere and fils, this incident would haunt their political and literary thought until their deaths. The Irish Parliamentary Party would henceforth lapse into ineffective attempts at securing Home Rule. We might conjecture that this event soured Joyce to the possibilities of electoral solutions to large-scale problems and made him wary of the clergy.

Joyce was an opponent of the bourgeois morality of his time. Much like Goldman, he gave free reign to his sexuality and ended up living with a one-time chambermaid, Nora Barnacle, without any marriage certificate until he was required to marry her for the sake of gaining entry to the UK. They remained unmarried for so long because Joyce did not want to deal with a government clerk or a priest and could give less of a fuck about the prescribed morality.

Ellmann, in a footnote on page 142 of the 1982 revised edition of his wonderful biography of Joyce (steal it if you can find it online), lists those anarchists Joyce had read: Most, Malatesta, Stirner, Kropotkin, Reclus, Spencer (ehh…), and Tucker. Of these, Tucker was his favorite and he thought the first sentence of Das Kapital so absurd that he returned it to the lender.

If you wish to situate Joyce as an anarchist, as I do, then it would be best to put him with the individualists. His ideal world, as he saw it, was one where he could be left to his writing without being dictated to by moralists, law-givers, or the wealthy. His characters (especially Stephen in Ulysses) often utter anarchist or anarchist-like beliefs of a sort in line with a Stirnerite by way of Armaud…

A while back, on /r/badphilosophy, I gave a list of sources to check out that further argue the relationship between Joyce and anarchism. Here is the link, for those of you with badphil access:

https://www.reddit.com/r/badphilosophy/comments/4htfyq/meta_why_is_stirner_so_popular_on_the_internet/d2umbe5

and here is the comment for those who don’t:

“Sorry for how late I'm getting to this!

  1. There's a chapter and/or section on him in David Weir's Anarchy and Culture

  2. He gets another chapter in Specters of Anarchy (god, what a Stirneresque title!) by Jeff Shantz

  3. There's this if you have access to this database; I'm not an academic, so I don't. • Here's another article, which you can see even if you aren't an academic.

  4. Joyce's relationship is briefly mentioned by Ellmann (who preferred the New Critical vision of the apolitical Joyce) in his wonderful biography on page 142 (in the revised version from the 80s) and in that page's footnote.

  5. I think it also gets a short mention in The Most Dangerous Book, but I have not read that one.

  6. Finally, James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism deals in depth with the connection, while also bringing in a lot of concepts from Derrida, if that sounds interesting.

There are probably other things that deal with this topic, but I'm as of yet unaware of them. In truth, I would suggest reading many of Stephan's comments in both POTA and Ulysses, as he says some rather anarchistic stuff--I mean, his motto is "Non Serviam"! Even if you're skeptical of an anarchist reading of Joyce, he's still a giant of literature and I have read Ulysses twice now, and gotten entirely new experiences out of both readings.

Sorry if you've already read him a great deal, as I don't mean to condescend.”

So that's my opener

re: Sorry I'm getting here so late; here's my opener:

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to joycedevivre75 sent 1 month ago

So, mod team -- since there is no AMA scheduled this week, joycedevivre75 volunteered to do an AMA for the rest of the week about James Joyce and Anarchism.

I think it is a good idea to go ahead and place it on the schedule immediately, but wanted to give everyone else a chance to weigh in.

Thoughts?

re: Sorry I'm getting here so late; here's my opener:

from justcallcollect[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 1 month ago

I like it

re: Sorry I'm getting here so late; here's my opener:

from joycedevivre75 via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to justcallcollect sent 1 month ago

So am I good to go, then?

re: Sorry I'm getting here so late; here's my opener:

from justcallcollect[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to joycedevivre75 sent 1 month ago

Yeah I say go for it and we'll get it stickied

re: Sorry I'm getting here so late; here's my opener:

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to justcallcollect sent 1 month ago

Yeah, I agree. If the other mods end up all not liking the idea they can unsticky it. But I don't think that will be the case.

re: Sorry I'm getting here so late; here's my opener:

from joycedevivre75 via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to justcallcollect sent 1 month ago

Okay, it's up.

/r/DebateAnarchismPSJJJJ_

from [deleted] to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 2 months ago

I will temporarily be stepping back from DebateAnarchism due to real-life intruding on my ability to faithfully perform my duties as moderator. PSJJJJ_, formerly known as Rad_q-a-v_, is tapping in for the time-being to help manage the AMA series.

Thank you again PSJJJJ_ for your willingness to help. Instructions for what I typically do will follow.

re: PSJJJJ_

from [deleted] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to [deleted] sent 2 months ago

FRIDAYS

  • If an AMA is scheduled to start tomorrow:
    • If it's a single-person AMA, just send them a PM reminding them that their AMA will be starting the following day and asking them to start preparing their blurb.
    • If it's a multi-person AMA, send PMs to each person reminding them not only that the AMA is coming up, but also of the usernames of each other user putting on the AMA, and ask them to coordinate on who will post the thread.
  • If an AMA is scheduled to start a week from tomorrow:
    • If it's a single-person AMA, just send them a PM reminding them that their AMA will be starting next week, not this one, and ask them to start thinking about what they would like to put in their opening blurb.
    • If it's a multi-person AMA, send PMs to each person reminding them not only that their AMA is next week, not this one, but also of the usernames of each other user putting on the AMA and ask them to coordinate on what they want to put in their opening blurb.

SATURDAYS

  • If there was an AMA last week:
    • Unsticky it
    • Add a link to it in the sidebar. Note: This task may need to be repeated for any previous week where this was not been attended to. Addendum: This has not been attended to at all this year. Addendum: Sorry.
  • If today's host remembered to post their thread, sticky it.
  • If today's host did not remember to post their thread, please ping them and ask if they are still interested in doing their AMA. Whether and how they respond will determine the right response on a case-by-case basis. I trust your judgement fully.

WHENEVER

  • Please revisit the schedule thread and send PMs to people who still haven't committed to dates for their AMAs and see if they can be added to the schedule.
  • Please reach out to some of the individuals and groups who people have asked to come to DA this year for AMAs and ask if they would be interested in participating.

re: PSJJJJ_

from [deleted] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to [deleted] sent 2 months ago

Got it. All will be taken care of! :)

re: PSJJJJ_

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to [deleted] sent 2 months ago

Hey folks, with Space stepping down and it seeming like PSJJJ_ did as well, is there already somebody planning on doing the above steps for the AMA series?

If not I don't mind doing it. I'm normally not near my computer much on Saturdays, but I don't mind making a special exception to make sure the AMA gets posted.

Thanks, and death to america.

re: PSJJJJ_

from justcallcollect[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 2 months ago

So, I normally use reddit on mobile, through one of those apps. I don't see any difference once I became a mod, like no options to alter the page or anything. If I log in on a computer and go to D@ will it be obvious how to go about editing stickies and whatnot?

re: PSJJJJ_

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to justcallcollect sent 2 months ago

It should. It is just additional options when you are looking at an opened thread just to the right of the "sorted by" selector.

re: PSJJJJ_

from justcallcollect[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 2 months ago

Gotcha. Cool. You should probably set up this next ama though, and I will work on familiarizing myself with this stuff so I can do the next one

re: PSJJJJ_

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to justcallcollect sent 2 months ago

Sounds good. Will do.

re: PSJJJJ_

from [deleted] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 2 months ago

Would one of you please make a backup, duplicate, or replacement for the scheduling thread? I am soon to delete it.

re: PSJJJJ_

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to [deleted] sent 2 months ago

Sure, doing so now.

re: PSJJJJ_

from [deleted] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 2 months ago

Thank you.

re: PSJJJJ_

from [deleted] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 2 months ago

To help out a tad with formatting, you can do a newline without forcing a new paragraph by placing two spaces at the end of a line. For example:


Typed:

here is what normally happens
when you try to put a newline in a paragraph

Rendered:

here is what normally happens when you try to put a newline in a paragraph

Typed:

here is what happens  
when you put two spaces at the end of the first line

Rendered:

here is what happens
when you put two spaces at the end of the first line


Hope that helps.

re: PSJJJJ_

from [deleted] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to hamjam5 sent 2 months ago

Sorry to just bail from moderating again. I did it as a favor and I don't feel that the favor is necessary to fulfill any longer. I have a few emails out looking for people to come in and host AMA's. As those responses start rolling in I'll let you know what happens. Most of my actions were out of spite, I do still care about this AMA process and want it to run smoothly, so if I really need to do it, I'm still available. I have volatile and intense emotions and sometimes they get the better of me and I take it a few steps too far.

re: PSJJJJ_

from pnoque[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to [deleted] sent 2 months ago

Sorry folks, I'm not online Thursday through Saturday so I'm just seeing these messages. /u/hamjam5 thanks so much for your work on this. Should we discuss bringing aboard another mod to help out with AMAs?

re: PSJJJJ_

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to pnoque sent 2 months ago

I don't think it is necessary for just the AMAs, but another mod would bring us to 7, and I don't think any mod is as active as Space was, so, another mod who'll be active might be useful.

Anyone know of a user who would be apt and may fit that bill?

/r/DebateAnarchismPlease let me back on to this sub reddit

from EHW1 to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 2 months ago

Please, I ask you all from the bottom of my heart, let me back in. I spammed once accidentally and you kicked me out! I only did it thrice and the fourth one was actual but you still kicked me. Please, please, I sware it was an accident.

/r/DebateAnarchismResignation

from [deleted] to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 2 months ago

I formally resign permanently as a DA mod. Thank you for your patience with me during the past year and a half. I have enjoyed working with all of you.

re: Resignation

from hamjam5[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to [deleted] sent 2 months ago

You did a great job Space, and it was appreciated. Best wishes moving forward.

/r/DebateAnarchismWiki and Sidebar updated

from [deleted] to  /r/DebateAnarchism/  sent 2 months ago

The Wiki is updated to include last years AMA's and the sidebar is updated to accommodate this years schedule. FYI.

re: Wiki and Sidebar updated

from emma-_______[M] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to [deleted] sent 2 months ago

Thanks. :)

re: Wiki and Sidebar updated

from [deleted] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to emma-_______ sent 2 months ago

SpanishDuke picked a date for what is probably going to be the worst AMA of the season, but they got seconded fair and square so I've updated the schedule.

re: Wiki and Sidebar updated

from [deleted] via  /r/DebateAnarchism/  to [deleted] sent 2 months ago

Gracias. This morning I've been preoccupied with that social media post in AF. I got intense with it.