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Comment author: Lumifer 30 November 2016 03:40:02PM 4 points [-]

If I were NRx, I would feel very amused at the idea of LW people coming to believe that they need to invite an all-powerful dictator to save them from decay and ruin... :-D

Comment author: skeptical_lurker 01 December 2016 12:23:05AM *  2 points [-]

What's hilariously ironic is that our problem immigrants are Eugine's sockpuppets, when Eugine is NRx and anti-immigrant.

That Eugine is so much of a problem is actually evidence in favour of some of his politics.

Comment author: Viliam 12 December 2016 12:17:17PM *  2 points [-]

And when the dictator stops Eugine, it will also prove that Cthulhu always swims left.

(Meanwhile, in a different tribe: "So, they have a dictator now, and of course it's a white male. That validates our beliefs!")

Comment author: Lumifer 12 December 2016 03:49:27PM 0 points [-]

Meanwhile, in a different tribe

Don't forget that Cthulhu is a white male :-P

(race/sex are social constructs, aren't they? Cthulhu is definitely not one of oppressed minorities so there you go)

Comment author: hairyfigment 01 December 2016 11:44:06PM 0 points [-]

You're talking about someone using the easiest method of disruption available to individuals, combined with individual voter fraud.

This is difficult to stop because of the site's code, which I think the single owner of the site chose.

Comment author: Alexandros 02 December 2016 08:55:54AM 0 points [-]

LW has a BDFL already. He's just not very interested and (many) people don't believe he's able to restore the website. We didn't "come to believe" anything.

Comment author: ChristianKl 02 December 2016 11:50:35AM 2 points [-]

No, EY effectively doesn't act as a BDFL. He doesn't have the effective power to ban contributors. The last time I asked him to delete a post he said that he can't for site political reasons.

The site is also owned by MIRI and not EY directly.

Comment author: Lumifer 02 December 2016 03:49:32PM *  1 point [-]

LW has a BDFL already.

Lessee... He isn't so much benevolent as he is absent. I don't see him exercising any dictatorial powers and as to "for life", we are clearly proposing that this ain't so.

So it seems you're just wrong. An "absentee owner/founder" is a better tag.