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Mon May 25, 2020, 08:04 PM

Question about jury service

So there was this post about something that got posted on facebook, and I was asked if it was offensive. Well, yes, I was offended by the thing that was posted on facebook, but the poster basically said "Look at this." I may have reacted too quickly, because I was offended by by the thing on facebook, but I was not offended by the poster.

Disgusting things get posted here all the time. Example: Any picture of Donnie Tiny Hands. I enjoy making fun of him, and enjoy the comments about him that are captioned cleverly. Side note: I enjoy your posts, Ferret, although I had to look up some of the words in your insults.

Should I have clicked so quickly on the "It violates the rule" button because the content offended me but the poster did not?

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:08 PM

1. Offended by the 'thing' is fine, imo,

to conclude it violates the rules.

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:16 PM

2. Thank you.

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:17 PM

3. I thought this was a thread about real jury duty

I sort of had a pang of fear. Imagine getting called now? Locked in that room with others for so long?

That would not be good.

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Response to Shermann (Reply #3)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:29 PM

5. Same here.

I'm like, no way am I doing jury duty, the court can kiss my aching arse!

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:21 PM

4. Pretty much a judgement call each time

With only one exception that I can think of, each time on jury duty was very subjective.

Just do the best you can.

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 08:29 PM

6. I think the courts are still operating via internet

but I have been called in a few times. But whether in civi or criminal court, or DU court, I still take the obligation seriously.

This should have actually been a reply to post #3.

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:47 PM

7. I do find people hit the offensive button

too quickly in some situations. I think everyone should be very objective before doing so.

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 09:51 PM

8. Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is

Don't talk about fight club.

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:10 PM

9. I normally look at all attachments in an alerted post before

voting. That has kept me from hiding posts that looked offensive if I just read the text and not the attachments.

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 12:08 AM

10. What's the jury service connection?

And to all who avoid jury duty, what the fuck is wrong with you? Why are you not willing to fulfill a basic service of citizenship? I have never understood the eagerness of most people to avoid jury duty. And it's not even that common. I'm 71 years old, and even though I've been a registered voter for some 50 years (and voter rolls are the most common way of selecting jurors) I've been called to jury duty once and only once in all these years. Alas, I wasn't able to serve and was dismissed because in about two days a family vacation was coming up, airplane tickets and hotels already paid for, so I was dismissed. Sigh.

I used to know a couple of people, she was a college professor, he a free-lance journalist, who chose not to register to vote for fear they'd be called to jury duty. I'm only sorry I never confronted them on that.

So, do jury duty. It's a fundamental part of being a citizen.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #10)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:06 AM

11. OP is talking about DU jury service.

Not jury duty in real life.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #10)

Tue May 26, 2020, 04:15 AM

15. what about 2nd class citizens?

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:08 AM

12. Context is Important

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:13 AM

13. According to the admins, posts from RW sites are okay if they're posted to criticize them

Sometimes jury service here can be confusing since it's not always possible to discern the context, but just do the best you can.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #13)

Tue May 26, 2020, 04:16 AM

16. and sometimes criticizing right wingers

will get you a hide as well.

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Response to Nature Man (Reply #16)

Tue May 26, 2020, 04:24 AM

17. Well, you never can tell about juries

When I've been on juries, I've been surprised when posts were hidden and those I've definitely voted to hide have ended up on The Greatest Page. I never second guess juries.

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Response to jls4561 (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:34 AM

14. One option is Alert was misunderstanding the post, so no violation.

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