-----------Mark Yakich, The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine
(Disclosure: I found this quote in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers, page 12.)
Poem copyright Bill Knott, August 2007
...Someone trolls the forums looking for posts that do not align with their political, religious, or moral values. When they find a post that they do not agree with, they post messages in that post to incite people to bring attention to that post to get it locked or deleted.
This phenomenon is widespread in forums and motives can vary, but what they accomplish is to stifle freedom of speech and open and honest discussions on topics they feel could be a threat.
Larina,No answer, of course.
This survey ought to be conducted in a PUBLIC THREAD, not behind the scenes.
As a member of poets.org (I joined long before I started Poets.net), I am not afraid of the results, even the ones that disagree with my views.
What are you people so afraid of?
(This thread appears as a LOCKED thread on Poets.org as Locking Question. Reposted here with permission of the author.)
This thread is open for comments.
In satire, human or individual vices, follies, abuses, or shortcomings are held up to censure by means of ridicule, derision, burlesque, irony, or other methods, ideally with an intent to bring about improvement.
Although satire is usually meant to be funny, the purpose of satire is not primarily humor in itself so much as an attack on something of which the author strongly disapproves, using the weapon of wit.--Wikipedia