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I hate trolls/White-Knighting it on Gaia

September 29, 2009

So over at my online home (www.gaiaonline.com) I run a FA/HAES thread in the Lifestyle Discussion forum.  Occasionally we get trolls who post the same crap; if you just put down the fork you wouldn't be so fat! har-de-har har!'  Oh the hilarity.


Today I'm feeling like a snarky bitch, so when I see a thread titled "Obesity Should Be Outlawed" by a jerk I just banned from my own thread, I take a peek.  Same crap, different thread, but this entire thread's point is to attempt to argue that obese people should somehow be punished or put in jail for being themselves.  I figure this guy is just trolling but still, what the fuck?!  What an asshole!  So I reported the entire thread and posted to encourage others to quit posting as the thread will soon be shut down.  The thread owner replied with 'funny how any controversial topic is considered trolling'.  Oh no you didn't.  My reply is below.  My Gaian thread can be found here:
http://tinyurl.com/dc3ygx


It's not 'controversial', its' hateful. Controversial is talking about abortion, or censorship or the death penalty. Saying that a portion of your country's population is somehow breaking the law and should be punished for their transgression is hateful, fatphobic and downright stupid. Fuck you and your 'controversy'.

"Terms of Service
# Prohibited Conduct -- BY USING GAIA ONLINE YOU AGREE not TO:
2. send, post, or make available pornographic, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, racially or ethnically insulting, deceptive, tortious, defamatory, libelous, or otherwise inappropriate or offensive content to other Gaia Members; send, post, or make available pornographic, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, racially or ethnically insulting, deceptive, tortious, defamatory, libelous, or otherwise inappropriate or offensive content to other Gaia Members;


Rules and Guidelines
Be Courteous: Please be civil and courteous towards your fellow Gaians. We have a very liberal policy regarding language, but overly abusive language is not permitted. If your post is excessively vulgar, insulting, explicit, or hateful, it may be removed and disciplinary actions may be taken on your account(s).
No Trolling: Posting material that is inflammatory or intended solely to offend or provoke other members is called 'trolling', and is not permitted."

As a fat person, your comments directly affect ME and hundreds of others on Gaia who read them and potentially feel threatened by them. I'm not putting up with your shit and noone else should either.
I am just really really really sick and tired of the (younger crowd's) bullshit attitude and sheer hate towards fat people.  I am done with being the Nice Fat Lady.  My ban hammer swings mightily and often so that me and the regs can have a safe space in our own thread.  We even joined together and made a private guild where we can relax and get away from the trolls since, for a time, our thread was getting so much hate.  White Knight of the LD Forum is I, and busy I shall be.  Gaians with real problems, young teens who just want advice or to talk about things without being harassed should HAVE THAT.  I'd apply to be a mod if I thought for a second I had enough time.

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