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Daniel Pipes, why are you still not cleaning up this thread?

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Submitted by Baffled (United States), Feb 17, 2020 at 11:12

You asked for suggestions on how to fix this thread being derailed months ago. I took a break and came back, and here it is almost March and nothing has changed. I'm all for free speech, but why are you allowing one individual to wreak havoc on YOUR website, trolling and being incendiary under the guise of free-speech? It is clear you are not only losing your core reader base, but any potential newbies as well. Again, why are you allowing one person or a couple of people to ruin what you've spent years building and run away thousands of others?? I'm honestly truly baffled.

I own a site myself, and I can assure you that free speech or not, anyone doing that to my hard work and the audience I managed to build would be banned immediately - no questions asked. No hesitation. It's one thing to give a controversial opinion. It's something else entirely to drag on an inflammatory, biased, unfounded petty argument for months that ruins everything for everyone while I stand by with my hands in the air as if they're tied. It's as simple as not approving comments from said persons when things are going on too long. It's really that simple. (And let's just be honest, anyone who can remember to login and reply consistently for MONTHS about an online argument is clearly mentally unwell and has nothing of value going on in their lives. That is not normal.. like - at all. Do you not see something wrong with letting someone who is that unstable wreak havoc here??)

So again, why are you allowing it???

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