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Now I know why Patrick keep tovarichpeter on the board!

By mostly reader follow mostly reader   2016 Dec 12, 5:08pm 10,102 views   43 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

Long time reader, bothered to register to ask this one question. The pattern is fully consistent with a drive-by propaganda mouthpiece. Possibly a bot, possibly a paid schill, possibly a super bored individual.

His/her/it's stats, as of now:
16,717 posts, 489 comments. This means: started 16,717 new threads, only replied in 489. 16,717 drive-by threads, often with misleading header, vs. 489 attempts at conversation.
It's actually worse. Of those 489 comments, majority are his own follow-ups to his own thread titles. As in comment #2 in a thread. Number of legitimate responses to other forum members are either in low 3- or 2-digits. So forget about 489. tovarichpeter ratio is somewhere around 1 response for 100 drive-by copy/paste of propaganda junk. That's his/her/it's contribution to the forum thus far.

Open forum, yeah, yeah. If someone used my real estate, virtual or physical, for his/her/it's political banners, I'd be pissed.

Oh, and thanks for the site. Helped me to make right decision a decade ago, and then another right decision a bit later (although the second one went against site's theme back then, but I listened to both sides)

Edit: turned out, tovarichpeter is a real person and not a bot. Question withdrawn (and title edited, was: "Why does Patrick keep tovarichpeter on the board!?"). tovarichpeter, I promise to read you next 2 links as a penance. Please make them good, something about how USA should be more like Sweden.

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41   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2016 Dec 13, 6:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

landtof says

made the case for tovarichparrot to be BANNED due to spam rule. apparently people have met this jagoff in person and so that makes it all better.

He's replied to me numerous times in his post, not always but he has.

42   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (3)   2016 Dec 13, 6:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

mostly reader says

you use plural to speak on behalf of (and get implied support of) the community

I used the plural to imply that the point was so obvious that everybody gets it. Reading this site and never posting is like watching your buddy play a video game, but never taking a turn. Maybe you have your reasons - whatever.

43   lahossain   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 13, 10:21pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Of all the posters to take issue with, tovarich is the least likely target of ill will. He curates mostly decent reading material, with from what I see an overall emphasis on healthy social and environmental values. If all of the posters could be likened to a tv channel, tovarich would be PBS.

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