Comments Policy

Don’t make me do this.

Welcome to We Hunted the Mammoth! If you’d like to comment here, read this first.

The first time you comment here, your comment will go to moderation — that is, I will have to approve it before it appears. Think of it as a sort of audition. If your very first comment is especially obnoxious, tedious, or content-free, I’m not going to approve it and I may put you on a permanent IP ban. If your comment is borderline, I may approve it and put you on moderation to see if you can do better. I’m much stricter with initial comments than I am once I let you in the door, so be on your best behavior. Or at least not a complete ass.

In most cases, though, once I approve your first comment, you’re good to go, and your comments won’t have to go through me.

I don’t ban people for being offensive (within limits) and I’m not going to ban anyone just for disagreeing with me. So: TRIGGER WARNING: You may run into any number of things that are triggering. Some blogs and forums set themselves up as safe spaces, and they serve a valuable function. But this blog is not one of them.

Why don’t I censor douchey misogynists?  Because the point of this blog is to expose misogynists and other assholes by quoting the hateful things they say — as someone famous once said, “fools are destroyed by their own words.” And so I allow misogynists and other assholes to post comments here, which are often as hateful as the things I quote in the posts. I don’t censor them for saying offensive things, because, again, the whole point of the blog is to expose this sort of hatred.

But I’m not a hands-off moderator either. I tried that, and it doesn’t work. I have to enforce some rules to fend off the forces of chaos and douchebaggery, and I reserve the right to ban anyone at any time for any reason I want. Given the sheer number of comments these days, I don’t have much patience for boring trolls. If you’re going to troll, please do it in an interesting manner.

I am quicker to moderate when the discussion is on a sensitive subject, like rape. Comments blaming or attacking rape victims are not welcome.

Beyond that:  If you’re especially, or persistently, offensive, disruptive, or tedious, I’ll put you on moderation, which means your comments won’t go up until I get a chance to look at them, and maybe not even then. Things I find especially tedious include arguing for the sake of arguing, painfully literal thinking, and people who take over threads by posting dozens or even hundreds of comments in a day. In real life, that would be considered boorish behavior, and it’s really no different online.

Big no nos: nasty personal attacks and/or slurs.

Insults, ok, within reason. Calling someone an idiot is fine. Lots of people are idiots. Just use caution when moving much beyond this level of invective. Back-and-forth namecalling is tedious for everyone.

Nasty slurs, not allowed: Posts using words like “nigger” or “faggot” will go automatically to moderation. If you want to talk about someone else’s use of one of these slurs, disguise the term. Especially obnoxious bigots will be banned.  Other slurs and otherwise problematic words to avoid: Cunt, twat, bitch, tranny, retard, spaz, cretin. I’m sure there are plenty of others I’m forgetting. Use your judgement, and listen to feedback from other commenters. If a bunch of commenters tell you a word is inappropriate, drop it from your vocabulary here and move on. Don’t argue about it, or explain that in your country it’s perfectly acceptable. I don’t care.

Grossly misrepresenting another person’s argument, or simply lying about them, another big no-no. Unless you’re a troll who’s obviously and hilariously wrong about everything; then I may keep your comments up for the lulz.

Threats, or posting someone’s personal information, will get you banned. Also bad: speculating about the possible criminal or unethical activity of real people (for example, internet posters who post under their real name). This is allowed only if the person is a public figure/celebrity. Or imaginary.

No sockpuppets. If I ban you, you stay banned.

Oh, and if I’m writing about someone who’s gotten harassed by misogynists on the internet, and you want to talk about how much they deserved it, or what a lying liar they are? Well, fuck you! Your comments go right into the trash.

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  1. I just recently became aware of the “manosphere” because my brother sent me a link to an idiotic article (to mock it) from a website called “Return of Kings”. Unfortunately, this website has nothing to do with the Tolkein book of similar name, but is a bunch of straight dudes who are weirdly obsessed with women’s hair. At first I found it funny, but then I realized that these clueless losers were really interested in promoting violence against women. It made me freaked out that there were faceless strangers out there who hated me so much based upon my gender and nothing else, that they’d want to cut off my private parts and rape me! The manosphere isn’t just a place for losers and delusional PUAs- it has some downright sociopaths. That’s why I’m happy I came across your website. You’re a witty guy and a good ally. Thanks

  2. Hi Eliza! Here is a Welcome Package for you.

  3. I don’t understand the mammoth references in the t-shirt store. In fact, I found 2 out of the 3 designs somewhat wanting for explanation. I must be stupid, considering you wrote for Salon and Money and all that. Please explain. thx

  4. Hmmm. Where might one go to find out answers to questions that are frequently asked?

  5. LOL, “Whitey.” Try looking here.

  6. hello, i am starting a new radio show fairly soon called “the MGTOW hermit show” which i intend on broadcasting on AVFM. my show will focus on recommending straight men to spend their lives alone with no romantic interaction with women what so ever. the whole point of this starts from respecting the biblical suggestion of chastity before marriage but morphs into today’s modern reality of high divorce, domestic violence, abortion, the ritualistic intolerance toward men , the family unit and other issues that drive that wedge between men and women to get along cohesively. in other words if you cant make it work its better to let go of socializing with women period. it isn’t worth the risk and a marriage strike world wide is a good idea. there no longer is a bond between men and women anymore and there is no hope of ever resolving this problem. if straight men chose on their own to totally stay away from women to start with before any problems could ever start between them the problems will clean up on their own very quickly. this is not only a male problem women are equally as guilty of this. because my family has endured a 100% first and second marriage divorces on both my fathers and mothers side including all relatives this has persuaded my decision to never get involved with a woman and start this show. i am not convinced that love exists nor will it ever, it is a fantasy not reality. the reality is that nobody cares about anything but themselves and that will never change. i never caused this problem but i hope i can promote a solution that prevents things from ever occurring to begin with. i recommend that men abstain from romantic involvement totally and live a solitary life as a hermit well away from the failure society has become. it just isn’t worth it anymore and its time to say goodby.
    one of the key elements of my show will focus the “how too’s” of living MGTOW hermit through off grid technology, survival gardening, purifying water, edible wild plants, cabin and shelter building, hunting, fishing and trapping, first aid and medicine, living in the virtues of god through Jesus Christ. my show dose not teach or promote disrespect toward women or anything other than living quietly away from everything society has to offer as much as possible.
    sincerely
    dave grohn. “MGTOW hermit radio”
    P.S i have no problem giving feminists what they want, men completely out of their lives.

  7. Just go already then.

  8. Not men Dave; men like you.

  9. [B]ecause my family has endured a 100% first and second marriage divorces on both my fathers and mothers side including all relatives this has persuaded my decision to never get involved with a woman and start this show. i am not convinced that love exists nor will it ever, it is a fantasy not reality. the reality is that nobody cares about anything but themselves and that will never change.

    This, I think, demonstrates with (almost) pity-inducing hilarity the recurring theme — aside from, you know, incessant misogyny: personal experience + extrapolation onto the entire world and human population + sweeping conclusion(s) whose veracity requires that most of the rest of the human race is lying or delusional = men’s rights movement / men going their own way / etc.

    I also find it hilarious that these “alpha male separatists,” or whatever, that call themselves MGTOWs, who have sworn off of women altogether, seldom talk about anything but women, generally including such words as “bitch,” “devious,” or some other attribute that applies no more nor less frequently to women than to men. Seriously, I’ve lurked around the MGTOW fora, and all I ever saw was this or that about women. It’s all they frakkin’ talk about. I mean, they might get distracted talking about a TV show or something for a few posts, but then it’s back to women. Women, women, women.

    Hell, you might think from reading their posts that… men need women as much if not more than women need men.

    And THAT is what they resent more than anything.

    Tell me, Dave, setting aside for a moment the ludicrousness of you plugging your anti-woman show on a site frequented by feminists and anti-misogynists, how does your little pearl of wisdom — that love isn’t real — account for people sacrificing themselves for loved ones — er, um, positively viewed ones — eh? Oh, is it that they selfishly can’t stand the thought of being left without the ones they view positively and thus allow themselves to die, or risk dying, so that they won’t have to live in a world without this person or these persons they don’t love? Mighty selfish, if you ask me.

    But, then, if we as a species only care about ourselves, how could someone mean so much to another person that the latter would not want to be in a world without the former to such a degree that one puts oneself in a situation that may well result in death in order to prevent the death of the other?

    *facepalm*

    I’m sorry. Should I not expect logic from the so-called logical, less emotional half of the species?

    For what it’s worth, I’m sorry that your extended family hasn’t remain cohesive. Life’s painful, and love doesn’t always last a lifetime. That doesn’t mean, necessarily, that they never loved each other at all, or that a divorce that arises due to irreconcilable differences denotes a lack of love. Some people, even after divorce, continue to love and respect each other despite knowing that their lives aren’t well suited to cohabitation or a continued relationship. I don’t know what the circumstances were of the divorces in question, but it’s really quite short-sighted and — dare I say — small-minded to make grandiose declarations about the human condition based on what is inherently a small sampling.

    I know from personal experience that making general statements about women or love due to a lack of love in one’s own life can seem easier and more comforting than dealing with the simple fact that one has simply not found it, but it’s counterproductive, self-destructive, and patently false. Reality isn’t always easy, but it’s easier to deal with when one confronts it and represents it honestly to oneself and to others.

  10. making this decision wasn’t easy and what i have been through wasn’t ether. going about things this way is better for all since the intention is to prevent problems between the sexes rather than take that unnecessary risk. i don’t expect most people to get what i am advocating because everybody thinks their relationships will never fail, that delusion cost many their dignity at the very least. all men are said to be the scourge of the earth just because they exist and feminists want men all killed. relationships are unsustainable because most people refuse to have any honor since that requires personal responsibility.
    there is no reason for me to have any confidence that things will get better between men and women with all this hatred and division that was socially engineered into our society for the purpose of breaking relationships up. this is not an emotional reaction but more of a strategic one instead for the self preservation of men only. relationships became totally meaningless not by my choice, i was born into this crap and i don’t want any part of it. my mother died recently just before Christmas and my father doesn’t look like he is going to be too far behind her, life is short folks. i never provided my parents with grandchildren so my family name will not continue from my end and i have no siblings. my radio show is a reflection of the real world not the fantasy world. being hardened the way i have has at least given me the stamina i need to help men deal with things in the most appropriate and less destructive way possible. real men that are awake will just see a woman, turn around and just walk away. it isn’t worth it. i don’t understand why feminists wouldn’t support that. they hate men and don’t want us around. they are getting what they want. they clearly don’t want men to have any rights ether nor do they show any tolerance for men that stand up for their rights. i have no patients for double standards. guess what feminists, if average men never fought and died in stupid proxy wars to defend freedom you wouldn’t have any ether. without men you will be happy i guess so if this is what you want this is what you get. you do realize that the family unit was always the back bone of a good civil society? now that it’s all falling apart at the seams you can spend the rest of your lives alone the way you want it.
    if you must know why i am talking about this on a feminist website is because i have the manhood to take the direct approach and i am not intimidated in taking you on face to face if i have to. misery loves company, so if you think cheap insults works on me you need to rethink that idea, i have dealt with a lot worse people than any of you. i am giving you what you want, a life away from masculine men.
    dave grohn,
    MGTOW hermit radio.
    P.S. if you care to listen to the show it will be aired when AVFM gets set up with their own broadcasting network. i don’t know when that is.

  11. Wait. Did you expect anyone to read that?

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