Let's make sure that we start this post correctly:
Oh, but they have.
Dawg, cinco, former idealist, nemo, among others, are orchestrating flag shutdowns. Dawg wants kp and yogi banned, like homegnome. Nemo wants revenge on CR after he posted support for Hillary. That's why he posts above the thread fold, hoping to drive down participation. It's working. FI just hates this blog, so why not join in the fun. And Cinco blindly follows his bully bro, dawg.
If you don't believe me, read the comments below:
dawg: Black Knight November Mortgage Monitor came close but no. This one has been mild. (flags close down thread soon after; how would he know if he wasn't directing the flag throwing?)
poinc: It's almost like there's a concerted effort to shut down the blog. dawg response: It's not like anyone invited them.
dawg (on vonbeck's thread): V666. Best be careful inviting one and all to hell. I can think of a few who could capitalize the name in short order.
dawg: The clock doesn't start until the first disruptor posts for those in the betting pool.
dawg: Check out the plurality posters.
Former Idealist (reveals the strategy): I'm out of flags for 23 hours. See you then! Enjoy the shithole sponsored by creepy sock puppets kp, sum scum, skk, et al. What a bunch of idiots!
FI to lawyer liz: Skk said the cun_ word. Flag em.
LL: Don't see it.
FI to LL?: Oh its there. No worries, I flagged it and many other crude and objectional posts. I'll flag you too. You've been warned.
dawg: Getting lonely KP?
Cinco (on "safe haven" thread) to maryann: Maryam,. Check your messages... There's an invite to a private thread.
yoringe: The Ones who are here didnt get a invite....
natty: You know something we don't? Can you make private comment threads here? Cause that would be really low if flag throwers had a private thread and shutdown all the public forums.
dawg: It is painful but it is almost over. Things will get better real soon now.
kp: Is the death of HCN near?
dawg: For some or all?
dawg: Feeling the hot breath of the Reaper breathing close are ye?
dawg: KP yogi There are others but really, subtract those two and HCN flourishes.
mofo: Too bad the HCN swamp can't be drained of traders with political agendas who sound like broken records
mofo: Why are threats even tolerated on here? Just ban KP.
dawg: This is inappropriate. There's no reason to be personally abusive. This does not belong here. I have flagged this and unless everyone else wants more of this they should as well.
THE TRUTH spoking by . . .
nemo: Do you know what "trolling" is, Rob? It is the art of getting your enemies to reveal their true selves for everyone to see. It is a surprisingly pleasant and addictive pastime once you get the hang of it. dawg to nemo: Hmm. Sounds diverting. After we get rid of yogi and KP I might try it.
maryann: Flag Baby Flag (posted twice)
dawg: Reluctantly, yes. You are correct. I've taken it off block and the next time it says something disgusting or personally threatening I will flag it and ask others to do the same. The blog is teetering and it wants nothing to tip over the table where it knows it cannot win.
There is more . . . but this is enough to show intentions.
Over and out.