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"Tiktokkers Flood Texas Abortion Whistleblower Site"

Texas Flood

#1 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2021-09-03 03:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When alleged illegal abortions are reported from all over the Earth...if it weren't a dangerous threat to women's rights and women's health it would be funny. Wait, what if my 75-year-old wife somehow comes up with an ovum lodged someplace in her pipes?

#2 | Posted by john47 at 2021-09-03 04:00 PM | Reply

Awesome!

#3 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-09-03 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Redditors said they had submitted reports blaming the state of Texas for facilitating abortions by having highways that allow people to travel to the procedure."

I really hope this keeps going and going and going. Wreck the State. Make the GOP pay.

#4 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-03 04:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Go TikTokers! Flex those Tikitty muscles!

You gotta love people power.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction! It's just physics people! Or is it just physical people? Whatever. Nicely done!

No wonder trumplicans hate TikTok and tried to take it down.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-03 04:21 PM | Reply

Oh who could have predicted this? Only just everyone except for the idiots in the TX legislature and they psycho Governor. Wouldn't happen in amy state not being run by psychos.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-03 05:17 PM | Reply

They should try swarming in person. Social media has been used for "swarms" or whatever they're called. Everyone agrees to converge at a specific site (say the state capitol) at the same time. That would make bigger headlines, I think. But it's pretty hot in Texas in August, so there's that. It's easier to fight the war surrounded by air conditioning.

#7 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 05:31 PM | Reply

Susan Collins sure has a dozen eggs on her face.

She went on tv half a dozen times to say Kavanaugh wouldn't kill R v W

#8 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-09-03 05:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Good remembering on that, Alexandrite. I hope no one lets her forget that.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-03 05:38 PM | Reply

I read It is now possible to sue every person living in Texas, overwhelming the courts, with no repercussions legally or financially for the accuser

It's going to get real interesting now

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-09-03 08:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#10 - so do it. It's your ticket to get rich quick. I mean, if you really believe this, what's stopping you from filing the lawsuit?

#11 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 08:34 PM | Reply

Someone doesn't get it. You don't get any money if the suit isn't successful. It just doesn't cost you anything. So what Chief said in #10 makes complete sense.

{sigh}

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-03 08:38 PM | Reply

"I read It is now possible to sue every person living in Texas"

Lol, That just reminded me of this legendary skit from the jerky boys:

Punitive Damages

#13 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2021-09-03 09:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

You don't get any money if the suit isn't successful. It just doesn't cost you anything.

That sounds really odd. I'll admit I have not been paying much attention to this whole fiasco.

#14 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-03 09:19 PM | Reply

#14 - that's not necessarily true. That is dependent on the contractual agreement between the lawyer and the client.

#15 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 09:46 PM | Reply

#14 - some plaintiffs believe they have a slam dunk suit in which case they will hire a lawyer for an hourly fee feeling they will come out ahead. But if he loses, he still has to pay the lawyer.

Some plaintiffs don't want to take that risk and will be willing to pay generally between 1/3 and 1/2 of the settlement to the lawyer, but pay nothing if they lose.

In either case, the lawyer (or firm, of course) will evaluate their risk and chances of winning or losing and decide from there.

Whoever you quoted isn't necessarily correct.

#16 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 09:55 PM | Reply

Some smart ambulance chasers will be all over this. Charge no fee to file dozens or hundreds of suits and take a percentage. It really is a no brainer. The lawyer commercials will be hilarious.

#17 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-09-03 10:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BTW I am sure that John Oliver will be filing suits a plenty against the legislature. That sort of thing is right up his alley

#18 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-09-03 10:03 PM | Reply

And what Chieftutmoses said in post #10 is --------. No lawyer in his right mind would take a sure-to-lose case suing everyone in Texas in hopes to get a fraction of the settlement. They know they would lose. No lawyer would take such an idiotic case without some guarantee of money from the plaintiff.

Also the "overwhelming the courts" is also --------. Judges have the right to sanction or fine lawyers and/or plaintiffs who bring about frivolous lawsuits which suing everyone in Texas obviously would be.

What kind of idiot would think otherwise? I guess the idiot you quoted and chieftutmoses.

"Most courts are overwhelmed by legitimate lawsuits. For this reason, judges find it particularly frustrating when a frivolous lawsuit is filed. Fortunately, judges have the authority to sanction lawyers and fine plaintiffs who file frivolous lawsuits."

www.enjuris.com

#19 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 10:05 PM | Reply

That sort of thing is right up his alley

That's true. And with HBO money.

#20 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-03 10:06 PM | Reply

"...smart ambulance chasers ..."

Oxymoron. Smart lawyers are not ambulance chasers.

#21 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 10:06 PM | Reply

"Charge no fee to file dozens or hundreds of suits and take a percentage."

A judge would not tolerate that and would sanction the lawyer. Read my link in post #19. No lawyer would be willing to do that.

#22 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 10:10 PM | Reply

I wonder if Ken & Karen from St. Louis will relocate?

#23 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-03 10:14 PM | Reply

Whoever you quoted isn't necessarily correct.
Let the plonker know whatever you wish from this, Redial:

Texas's new 6-week abortion ban provides a lucrative and risk-free financial incentive for any private citizen to haul doctors, abortion rights advocates, and anyone else suspected of helping people get access to abortion into court.

It shields people who bring these cases from being hit with legal costs even if they lose. Defendants, on the other hand, must pay the legal bills of the people suing them if they lose, in addition to a penalty of at least $10,000 per abortion performed
www.buzzfeednews.com

There is no collection nor any ability to sue the plaintiff if the defendant prevails. So if the accused wins, they're out all their defense costs and can't seek restitution. So my statement was (not intentionally) slightly vague, and should have been stated as a "no risk to sue" except for the cost of employing an attorney in a Civil Court.
www.vox.com

But... then there's this:
Seago said his organization has already heard from volunteers willing to back civil suits. It is a risk-free proposition. If they win, they are entitled to damages of a minimum of $10,000 plus their legal costs. If they lose, they cannot be ordered to pay the defendant's legal fees.
www.buzzfeednews.com

And confirming:
If a plaintiff wins, the defendants "and any lawyer who dares represent them are on the hook for the plaintiff's legal fees," Sepper added. When a case fails, defendants lack the same power to rake money from the plaintiffs for the cost of fighting the lawsuit, she noted.
www.marketwatch.com

What lawyer is going to represent any defendant? The intent of this law is to fill the courts with lawsuits and force defendants into non-stop court filings and costs without any hope of recovering those costs, even if they prevail. By doing to they are forcing all providers to shut down.

#24 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-03 10:21 PM | Reply

I am tickled to death that fake liberal "Jakester" has plonked me. It is wonderfully freeing!

#25 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-03 10:23 PM | Reply

Bless these TikTok people and bless Sean Black.

#26 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-03 10:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

This is the problem with attempting to weaponize the legal system and empower vigilantes.

Fake plaintiffs, fake lawyers will flood the Texas legal system.

Abbott is an idiot.

#27 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-03 11:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am looking forward to lawsuits against the oil industry accusing them of causing miscarriages via pollution.

www.cnn.com

#28 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-03 11:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I think abortion is gruesome. However, it needs to be legal and plenty of women won't even realize they are pregnant at 6 weeks, especially if they've had situations where they've been late on their bleeding cycle in the past.

#29 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-03 11:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Fake plaintiffs, fake lawyers will flood the Texas legal system."

It will not be tolerated by the judges. Read my link in post #19

#30 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-03 11:55 PM | Reply

The judges can't due much about fake filings from fake lawyers clogging up the system.

The whistle blower site lasted about a day.

Phones and fax machines will be robocalled to death.

I should pop some corn and watch Texas burn, again.

#31 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-04 12:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The judges can't due much about fake filings from fake lawyers clogging up the system."

Yes, they can. They can sanction the lawyer and fine the plaintiff. Read my link in post #19. Even if you don't believe what's in that link, do you really think judges and their staff are too stupid to look up the credentials of a lawyer to determine if he is fake or not? That's folly.

And what exactly is a fake filing? sounds like a frivolous lawsuit. Again, judges don't tolerate that and will sanction the lawyer (if he get's past the "fake" vetting) and fine the plaintiff.

""Most courts are overwhelmed by legitimate lawsuits. For this reason, judges find it particularly frustrating when a frivolous lawsuit is filed. Fortunately, judges have the authority to sanction lawyers and fine plaintiffs who file frivolous lawsuits."

www.enjuris.com

#32 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 12:21 AM | Reply

"I should pop some corn and watch Texas burn, again."

You were alive in 1836?

#33 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 12:22 AM | Reply

Two unborn babies died after their unvaccinated mother's contracted COVID-19, Texas health officials reported.

The women were 29 and 23 weeks along in their pregnancies, respectively, the Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District announced Friday.

The deaths of their unborn children are considered to be "COVID-19 related fetal demise during pregnancy," the health district said in a news release.

Read more here: www.star-telegram.com

Someone should call the whistleblower site and report Governor Hot Wheels for these deaths.

#34 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-09-04 01:33 AM | Reply

Jakester needs to read up on Texas state law

Texas doesn't have any laws regarding frivolous lawsuits

In fact, it's up to the defendant to prove the claim false, the case must be heard, and there are no ramifications for filing such a claim. Period

And who said the effort was to collect anything or says I have to get an attorney? All you need is to file and pay a fee, stupid

Are you really this stupid, just lazy, or both? On every subject you have smeared ---- on, you have demonstrated a shocking lack on knowledge in everything

#35 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-09-04 01:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#36 - citation needed.

Once again, I provide one and all you have are ramblings about how you imagine things are.

#36 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 02:15 AM | Reply

"Jakester needs to read up on Texas state law

Texas doesn't have any laws regarding frivolous lawsuits"

Once again, chieftutmoses lies:

"Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Section 2-10.001, a "frivolous lawsuit" is one that someone presents for an improper purpose, such as to harass someone or cause unnecessary delay and increase costs in litigation."

"In fact, it's up to the defendant to prove the claim false, "

And another lie. The plaintiff bears the burden of proof. It is not up to the defendant to prove it false. Our legal system is based on that premise. Read the Fifth amendment. A defendant cannot be compelled to testify on his own behalf. You should have paid attention in high school civics class, chieftutmoses. Had you, you would not be making such stupid statements and embarrassing yourself so.

"Are you really this stupid, just lazy, or both? "

You're a trip, chieftutmoses. The progressives deserve you.

#37 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 07:36 AM | Reply

oops. I forgot my citation for the above quote: (chieftutmoses doesn't know what a citation is, so this is for the benefit of others)

gesinjuryattorneys.com

#38 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 07:38 AM | Reply

"Jakester" already has 12 plonks.
That's impressive.
Not as impressive as the number of people he's got plonked, but still, it has to be a record for the short time he's been here pretending to be a "liberal" while labelling every actual liberal as "progressive" because he thinks that's an insult. "You're a progressive! Take THAT!"

We all know he's dying to use the word "proggie." That's gotta be killing him.

I have such a huge grin just typing that.

Forgive me for amusing myself so much. :)

#39 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-04 08:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

FTA:

"Redditors said they had submitted reports blaming the state of Texas for facilitating abortions by having highways that allow people to travel to the procedure."

These keyboard warriors should be better informed. It is well established law that the makers of something built for legal purposes cannot be held liable if it is used for illegal purposes. This is the same precedent that has largely protected gun manufacturers.

A war is better fought with logic and reason than emotion.

#40 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 09:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

A war is better fought with logic and reason than emotion.

#40 | POSTED BY JAKESTER

A man un-governed by emotion would not have plonked me.

#41 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-04 09:49 AM | Reply

"A war is better fought with logic and reason than emotion."

Who is this even supposed to be scolding?

Flooding a website with a DDOS attack is pretty logical...
That's probably why it worked. The website is down.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-04 10:09 AM | Reply

The website is down.

#42 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

This is great news. Nazis inform on their neighbors.

#43 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-04 10:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-"Jakester" already has 12 plonks.

How many are sock puppet accounts?

12?

#44 | Posted by eberly at 2021-09-04 11:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

""Jakester" already has 12 plonks."

That doesn't bother me in the least. If people don't want to see my posts, they shouldn't have to.

At least I can truthfully say that no one plonked me for the reasons I have plonked people, that is following them from thread to thread and obsessing over them or endless speculation on posters they used to be, or long strings of childish name calling posts with zero substantive ones, or always talking about them. I don't know why those twelve plonked me, but it wasn't for any of those reasons.

#45 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 12:03 PM | Reply

Bwahahaha

#46 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-04 12:08 PM | Reply

Add delusional on top of being a condescending asshat to that list of "Jakester" traits.

#47 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-04 12:43 PM | Reply

#44 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2021-09-04 11:23 AM | FLAG: ASKING FOR A SOCKPUPPET

#48 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-04 03:29 PM | Reply

I'm going to try an experiment, I'm going to plonk Jakester and unplonk everyone else I plonked and see if my DR experience will be better.

#49 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-09-04 05:01 PM | Reply

49

Who did you have plonked?

#50 | Posted by eberly at 2021-09-04 05:07 PM | Reply

Plonking is for cowards and people who've done/said things they can't defend that they need to escape from.

#51 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-04 05:26 PM | Reply

"Plonking is for cowards and people who've done/said things they can't defend that they need to escape from."

Which is mostly leftwingers since the people at the top of the plonk list are mostly rightwingers. I took the time to look at the user profiles of the ones whose names I did not recognize.

So speaksoftly, what is your idea why it's mostly leftwingers who are cowards and can't defend things they say and need to escape?

#52 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 05:48 PM | Reply

"Plonking is for cowards and people who've done/said things they can't defend that they need to escape from."
Which is mostly leftwingers since the people at the top of the plonk list are mostly rightwingers. I took the time to look at the user profiles of the ones whose names I did not recognize.
So speaksoftly, what is your idea why it's mostly leftwingers who are cowards and can't defend things they say and need to escape?
#52 | POSTED BY JAKESTER

Moments earlier,

Or you have the snoofy troll of which he has two flavors: Twist what someone says and/or put words into their mouth and demand a response based on that, or asking endless and pointless questions over and over.
#30 | POSTED BY JAKESTER

^
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

#53 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-04 05:53 PM | Reply

I just read that this law conflicts with Texas religious freedom laws, of satanists and satanic rituals

What's Paxton going to do now, after ragging on other states about oppression of religious liberties

It never fails

"Conservative" are always the victim of their own ideology

HAHA

#54 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-09-04 06:04 PM | Reply

-Plonking is for cowards

12 cowards plonked Jake.

I wonder who they are?

#55 | Posted by eberly at 2021-09-04 06:19 PM | Reply

Actually if you look at the plonked page it appears that most plonkers are lefties.

Speakstupid says you're all cowards.

#56 | Posted by eberly at 2021-09-04 06:21 PM | Reply

"Jakester" already has 12 plonks.
That's impressive."

How many of them are from your sock puppet accounts?

#57 | Posted by eberly at 2021-09-04 06:24 PM | Reply

If you ask Gracie, all of them. She sees a sock-puppet behind every tree.
She'll be glad to know she's not alone.

I don't even know why you'd say that, or what it means to you. Does it mean the same for both?

jakester, 13 plonks
snoofy, 13 plonks

#58 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-04 06:42 PM | Reply

(ya, "Jakester" managed to pick up another one since my post)

#59 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-04 06:43 PM | Reply

Haha I see the sock puppets have been showing up just to plonk me.

That's pretty funny.

#60 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-04 06:45 PM | Reply

JAKESTER

I'm not a coward and I plonk anybody whose only reason to be here is to act like a devil's advocate only to stir the pot and start stupid arguments to get attention.

When they learn some netiquette, I let them back in.

#61 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-09-04 06:46 PM | Reply

-I don't even know why you'd say that,

I don't count the plonks.

People who do and post about them like you just did place some significance on them.

I asked you a question. How many of them are your accounts?

My guess it's mostly driven by anybody with a sock puppet account and certainly the folks who have many accounts.

That entire plonk section is mostly just that. Sock puppet accounts.

#62 | Posted by eberly at 2021-09-04 06:57 PM | Reply

jakester, 13 plonks
snoofy, 13 plonks

#58 | POSTED BY YAV

I didn't know there was a contest.

OK, I'll bite. I plonk Jakester and keep Snoofy.

#63 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-09-04 07:15 PM | Reply

I have a sock puppet account. Actually it's just another account I had to create because I forgot my password . I've had it for about five or six years. Originally (and now when I'm Stateside) I am Nerfherder. In Switzerland I am Pumpkinhead. I usually do more interesting stuff in Switzerland so I don't post as much. I have to return to the US in a week so I'll start posting as Nerfherder again. So long summer fun.

Or maybe I'll just quit. It's tough when the new posters end up being the same old posters under different accounts. It's like watching 2017's Flatliners and then realizing that it is a remake of a similarly awful film from the late 80s.

#64 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2021-09-04 07:37 PM | Reply

#63

I will abstain from voting as I currently have 0 people plonked.

I looked at the list of current plonks and the one that blew me away is Lamplighter with 2. Who the heck would plonk him.

#65 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-09-04 07:44 PM | Reply

"I'm not a coward "

According to speaksoftly you and 36 others are, twinpac. Are you saying speaksoftly is a liar?

#66 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 07:46 PM | Reply

Pumpkinhead: 2 plonks
Nerfherder : 1 plonk

Apparently you are more tolerable when you're in the states.

#67 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-04 07:48 PM | Reply

"When they learn some netiquette, I let them back in."

Twinpac, are you truly so vain you think I give a ---- if you plonk me or "let me back in"? Get over yourself. I don't give a ----.

I know some people do. I was posting here peacefully for months, but when I grew tired of the trolls and hcildish name calling and no substance, I started plonking. That was exactly the time several here became unglued.

But I'm not like them, Twinpac. I don't give a ---- if I'm plonked or not. So again, get over yourself. You would not be doing me any favors by "letting me back in".

#68 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 07:53 PM | Reply

I was posting peacefully for months.

That's kind of your M.O. Goatman. Every time you're let back in you start off pretty cool. But the eventual slide back into what your famous for happens.

#69 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-04 07:58 PM | Reply

JFC another thread devoted to goatster, just ignore him for christ's sake

#70 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-09-04 08:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Apparently you are more tolerable when you're in the states."

Actually it was 1 each until the past week. My guess is that Jakester plonked me. I'm sure he'll plonk my other account next Thursday when I start trash talking whatever bunch of wussies he roots for during football season.

#71 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2021-09-04 08:02 PM | Reply

How long has it been since Goatman left this place? That dude lives in a lot of heads here.

#72 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 08:04 PM | Reply

JAKESTER

I don't do it for you so get over it yourself. In this contest I used a two-headed coin and you lost. Dems da' breaks.

#73 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-09-04 08:09 PM | Reply

" Dems da' breaks."

I don't see it as a break. As I said, I don't give a ----.

#74 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 08:11 PM | Reply

"That's enough about *me*. Let's talk about you. What do you think of me???" - "Jakester"

#75 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-04 08:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

-I didn't know there was a contest.

WTF did you think there was a page devoted to plonks for?

Because it is a contest to the boss man. And to the anybody who references it

"Jakester has 12 plonks".

Why point that out? Because it means something to the person referencing it.

Also because they personally likely have contributed to the plonks with sock puppet accounts.

The boss man, with some help, jacked it up with sock puppet accounts.

Do you want to know why the plonk page exists?

To run righties off.

#76 | Posted by eberly at 2021-09-04 08:20 PM | Reply

The number of plonks I have surprises me because there are barely that many people who are regular posters. Yet the same people respond to me, and the obsessed ones are still obsessing over me.

So yes, I agree with you, Eberly. Those plonks, at leas the majority of them, have to be sock puppets. Weird what petty things get people aroused.

#77 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 08:23 PM | Reply

The bossman, lol.

Users begged Rcade to impliment a killfile. He resisted forever.

Personally I argued against it because of ------- like Jake.

#78 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-04 08:26 PM | Reply

WTF did you think there was a page devoted to plonks for?

I've always wondered that. None of the 16 users I have killfiled are even on the "plonk list".

#79 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-04 08:27 PM | Reply

#79 - 16? You are a bigger coward than I am according to speaksoftly.

#80 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 08:30 PM | Reply

Redial didn't plonk anyone. He's a Canadian, he's pulling your leg.

#81 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-04 08:32 PM | Reply

16?

Yep. Mostly Friday night "one hit wonders" that had their accounts deleted the next day. One of the quirks with killfiles is if the account gets deleted you can't un-killfile it anymore.

#82 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-04 08:34 PM | Reply

"Do you want to know why the plonk page exists?
To run righties off."

#76 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Or little Pakistani twerps that dissed America 24/7.

We liked killfiles back then.

#83 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-09-04 08:36 PM | Reply

#82 - in other words, if Snoofy's account was deleted, he'd forever be on my killfile list? Is that by design, or just a bug in the system?

#84 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 08:37 PM | Reply

Is that by design, or just a bug in the system?

I seem to recall Rcade said it was a bug. I can't remove any of them and none of them are still active accounts.

#85 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-04 08:41 PM | Reply

-Users begged Rcade to impliment a killfile. He resisted forever.

To be clear, I'm not talking about the killfile feature.

I'm talking about the stats page of them.

If we can tabulate who's being plonked then we can list who is doing the plonking.

It would reveal that 80% of them (guessing) are from accounts nobody has heard of.

#86 | Posted by eberly at 2021-09-04 08:44 PM | Reply

Welcome the new thread killer!

#87 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-09-04 08:48 PM | Reply

Which is mostly leftwingers since the people at the top of the plonk list are mostly rightwingers. I took the time to look at the user profiles of the ones whose names I did not recognize.

So speaksoftly, what is your idea why it's mostly leftwingers who are cowards and can't defend things they say and need to escape?

#52 | Posted by jakester

Funny how you feel the need to go sleuthing other usernames, while hiding behind a new username of your own.

#88 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-04 08:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The number of plonks I have surprises me because there are barely that many people who are regular posters. Yet the same people respond to me, and the obsessed ones are still obsessing over me.

So yes, I agree with you, Eberly. Those plonks, at leas the majority of them, have to be sock puppets. Weird what petty things get people aroused.

#77 | Posted by jakester

Sock puppets? You mean like conservatives who create fake accounts saying they're liberals, who then play "both sides do it" on every thread, defend republicans, blame democrats, and spread republican propaganda?

Why is it only republicans that engage in this childish cowardly game?

How come liberals aren't starting fake accounts as republicans?

#89 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-04 08:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#86 good point eberly.

#90 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-04 08:54 PM | Reply

"To run righties off."

He has a better method to run off new people, right and left. Snoofy and speaksoftly. I almost quit because of their trolling and obsessive behavior and stalking following me from topic to topic. Then someone explained how to block them with the killfile system. If not for that, I'd be gone.

They obviously can't get me out of their heads and still ramble on (I confirmed that today) along with a couple of other melt-down candidates, but the killfiles has allowed me to focus on the substantive posts and not have to read about myself every time I clock in here.

I'm surprised the sysop doesn't keep those clowns in check. He is obviously losing advertising revenue from people who come by, get trolled incessantly, then leave.

#91 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 09:41 PM | Reply

Fascinating.

I wonder why "Jakester" thinks "Jakester" got banned.

#92 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-04 10:00 PM | Reply

Funny, "Jakester" describes the exact behavior he used to do to me, hence why I plonked him (as goatman)

Projection much?

#93 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-09-04 10:02 PM | Reply

Goatman lives in a lot of heads here.

#94 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 10:13 PM | Reply

Also because they personally likely have contributed to the plonks with sock puppet accounts.

I have no other account than this, and I have never had another account other than this.
I also don't have anyone plonked, Eberly.

Since I was the one that originally stated "Jakerster" had 12 plonks (at that time) seems you're addressing me?
If so you are completely wrong.

You have invented quite a story about it all, but reality is much simpler. People get plonked because they're annoying or WOBs. Why would someone have to be known by you or others, or post to want to plonk someone? Most sites that allow conversation have a "mute" feature for all those reading the comments.

#95 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-04 10:16 PM | Reply

"I have no other account than this, and I have never had another account other than this.
I also don't have anyone plonked, Eberly."

Fair enough. I have no evidence to the contrary

But why keep score of plonks then?

Corky is the biggest liar about this. Runs his mouth about plonks as though nobody realizes what a farce is all is.

I do.

It's a total farce.

#96 | Posted by eberly at 2021-09-04 11:09 PM | Reply

It wasn't that long ago eberly, with jeffj and rightoecentre would gland hand each other and yap about who they had plonked

#97 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-09-04 11:22 PM | Reply

I love that yet another entire thread has turned into who plonked who and why.

Thanks for the much needed ------- daily update.

#98 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-09-05 12:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Seriously, does every thread have to turn into this crap?

#99 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-09-05 12:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Seriously, does every thread have to turn into this crap?"

I agree, Alexandrite. Seeing all this non-topic related stuff from posters obsessed with me on thread after thread got old. That's why I put them on my killfile list. You should do the same.

#100 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-05 08:26 AM | Reply

Jeezusfrikkenchrist.
Troll baby, troll.

I apologize to you, Alexandrite for my role in the above.

#101 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-05 10:55 AM | Reply

Ivermectin is the DR equivalent of plonking. Drink up my friends.

Old joke:

The Sunday teacher pours a glass of water and a glass of alcohal. He puts a worm in each. The worm in the water swims around, the worm in the alcohal dies .

Do you know what that means children?

Yes, if you drink alcohal you won't get worms

#102 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-05 11:22 AM | Reply

He is obviously losing advertising revenue from people who come by, get trolled incessantly, then leave.

#91 | POSTED BY JAKESTER

Rcade only pays his hamsters minimum wage to run the wheels that power this site.

Don't expect too much from them they are probably exhausted. You have been giving them quite a workout lately.

#103 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-05 12:03 PM | Reply

When was the last time any of us ckicked on an add?

#104 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-05 12:10 PM | Reply

When was the last time any of us ckicked on an add?

Not since the one for toe fungus.

#105 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-05 12:24 PM | Reply

For or against?

#106 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-09-05 12:29 PM | Reply

I was afraid to look.

#107 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-05 12:35 PM | Reply

I click on ad's periodically just to make sure Rcade makes enough for hamster food. For a while there I was getting lots for Russian wives (still trying to figure out what in my search history generated that) I clicked those though figure make the Russians pay for all the disinfo they spread.

#108 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-09-06 10:58 AM | Reply

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