White House Tried To Interfere With Washington Post's Report, And To Change Quotes From NSA (techdirt.com)

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345 comments submitted at 14:18:58 on Aug 17, 2013 by maxwellhill

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  • agentlame
  • 4 Points
  • 17:45:07, 17 August

/r/technology is the wrong subreddit for your submission. Please try resubmitting this to /r/politics.

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  • [deleted]
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  • 01:35:18, 18 August

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  • agentlame
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  • 01:38:09, 18 August

This wasn't personal, if you read the mod mail about it, we didn't even notice it was your post.

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  • maxwellhill
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  • 01:52:21, 18 August

Right. I sure it wasn't personal.

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  • agentlame
  • 5 Points
  • 01:54:04, 18 August

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but you can read the mod mail as well as the rest of us can.

Also, might I ask why you deleted your first reply?

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  • maxwellhill
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  • 02:06:16, 18 August

Accidentally deleted it - nothing contentious there. An apology and a question as to why other similar posts were not removed followed by a reference as to why mine seemed to be the only one that was removed.

I read the mod mail. Kylde had the right idea.

Thanks for your response.

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  • agentlame
  • 6 Points
  • 02:20:22, 18 August

>why other similar posts were not removed followed by a reference as to why mine seemed to be the only one that was removed.

Well, do you want to have a moderation discussion in public? We've discussed the 'Snowden issue' to no end. I've offered proposals, Klyde has offered proposals. For a while we had an announcement bar about it... again, you're acting as though it was personal. It wasn't. We've been trying to deal with these non-tech NSA posts for weeks.

And all of the above ignores the clear blogspam issue. Which I explained in the other reply to this removal.

Saying this was 'personal' is outright silly. There are many issues with this submission, and many of them are issues we have discussed at length in the back channels.

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  • [deleted]
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  • 02:26:02, 18 August

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  • agentlame
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  • 02:29:03, 18 August

Why don't you propose we do so? I'm a much lower mod than you. If you're a mod here, be active in moderation policy and decisions.

Nothing is out of our scope, but you are in the position to change what you don't like. How many other submitters that have something removed can say that?

Dude, take off the OP hat, and put on your mod hat.

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  • maxwellhill
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  • 02:52:46, 18 August

Plse see mod mail.

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  • [deleted]
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  • 17:55:26, 17 August

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  • agentlame
  • 1 Points
  • 17:56:41, 17 August

I fail to see anything related to technology.

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  • [deleted]
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  • 17:58:46, 17 August

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  • agentlame
  • 6 Points
  • 18:07:38, 17 August

I'm not sure who removed it, but we use to have a announcement that Snowden/NSA submissions had to have a direct tech angle. Either about the technology used or effects on future tech (IE: lavabit).

Simply being an update about something that is tangentially related to tech is not, automatically, tech.

But, a bit more about this submission, in particular. Did you follow the link? It's just a quote from the wash post, wrapped in blogspam commentary--commentary that doesn't discuss technology directly, mind you. While we normally allow techdirt.com, it's when they make an effort to construct a full blog post about an original topic. Far too often the site just has crap like this that seems more about SEO/pageviews.

One last point: this was not a unilateral removal... while I removed it, we discussed in mod mail, before acting. Realistically speaking, if it belongs anywhere, it belongs in /r/politics or /r/news.

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  • [deleted]
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  • 18:13:38, 17 August

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  • agentlame
  • 5 Points
  • 18:16:44, 17 August

Will full respect, I don't feel that you read what I wrote. It was not a lone call.

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  • [deleted]
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  • 18:19:31, 17 August

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  • [deleted]
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  • 18:00:33, 17 August

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  • agentlame
  • 4 Points
  • 18:09:09, 17 August

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