"Rampage" (now "OnTopicOffTopic") is another of HuffPost's most protected, long-term, pathological radical leftist violators of its Comment Policy and Terms of Service. His trademarks are:
- Openly threatening other users
- Graphic homophobic insults and descriptions of sexual acts
- Essentially "living" on HuffPost for 10-16 hours a day, every day
- Obsessing over other users
All of these trademarks are supposedly grounds for permanent banning according to HuffPost's Comment Policy and Terms of Service. And as documented in HuffPost's protection of the most egregious violators of its "policies" --- and its banning of non-violators --- often on a minute-to-minute basis, the site permanently ejects non-violating conservatives after as few as six comments.
Yet instead of permanently banning "Rampage," it has protected him for at least four years to engage in this behavior, and to rack up 10,000 - 30,000 comments at a time doing it --- but with a bit of a twist.
Unlike "HumeSkeptic" and "rich misty," whom HuffPost allowed to retain their original screen names throughout their long, inglorious posting "careers," it has permitted "Rampage" to use several screen names --- all of which he openly admitted he was behind. This is similar to the case of "kevenseven," HuffPost's most notorious long-term, protected violator, who openly admitted to using several screen names --- and who boasted about being interviewed in his home by the Secret Service for his threats --- on HuffPost --- against President Bush.
As you read all this, keep in mind that no user comment has been published on HuffPost since March 2008 that it had not reviewed, approved and decided to publish, in advance.
April 29, 2010 update: HuffPost has made "Rampage" a "Super-Moderator," with the ability to threaten to remove the comments from, and ban other users.
1) June 6, 2009: HuffPost permitted "Rampage" to arrange a fistfight between himself and another user --- on a "news" thread dedicated to the 65th anniversary of D-Day
How far has HuffPost go to enable and protect "Rampage"? So far that it permitted him to essentially hijack the June 6, 2009 top thread, which was dedicated to the 65th anniversary of D-Day, so that he could:
- Arrange a fistfight with another user
- Threaten to beat the user so badly that he would require hospitalization
If you can recall being in junior high school, and hearing the chants of "Fight! Fight! Fight!," this will seem familiar --- but with one key difference: the school administration was not reviewing, approving and deciding to publish everything "Rampage" said, and every utterance of "fight," as HuffPost has been pre-moderating all user comments since March 2008. Essentially, just as nothing gets broadcast on a school's PA system without the administration's consent, neither has any user comment been published since March 2008 without HuffPost having reviewed and approved it, and made the decision to publish it.
And can you guess which user HuffPost chose to ban right after this encounter? Hint: It wasn't "Rampage" (proof available upon request).
July 1-10, 2009: HuffPost permits "Rampage's" pathological, graphic homophobic insults (see PDF here) --- as part of the nearly 15,000 "comments" it has allowed him to post
According to HuffPost's Comment Policy & Terms of Service, homophobic insults are a gigantic no-no, and experienced users know that in the rare instance when a conservative users such insults against liberals, the offender is banned within a few minutes. However, experienced users also know that when radical leftists like "Rampage" use such insults against conservatives, it is allowed to go on, and on, and on, and on, ju
And your a biggerpussy than anyone could ever believe.
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 09:57:23
My puddle is dripping down your chin. sport. heh
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 09:58:06
Funny you should say that because I've got your rearhol;e filled at the moment. Now shutttuppp before I move to the front.
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 10:00:38
BTW clean up your mouth, you look funny with my spew dripping down your chin.
posted Jul 01, 2009 at 10:01:41
And how long had HuffPost been permitting this to go on? By July 3, 2009, it had allowed him to amass 14,738 comments under the same screen name, over the previous six months:
July 10, 2009: Here's more of the rampages that HuffPost permitted "Rampage" to embark upon... this time using graphic homophobic insults (see PDF here), on a "news" thread:
Yet you're the one who thought about it and posted it.
Yup. Come out of the closet, sport. We don't judge.
Posted 03:14 PM on 07/10/2009
rampage How can you speak with my peeeenis in your mouth?
Posted 03:17 PM on 07/10/2009
Feb 25, 2010: "Rampage" admits that he is posting under a new screen name --- "offtopic" --- under which HuffPost has permitted him to post another 14,000+ "comments"
Sometime between July 2009 and February 2010, HuffPost either "banned" "Rampage," or he just decided to switch personas. In either case, by this time, HuffPost permitted him to establish a new screen name, "offtopic," which he openly admitted was him
By then it had allowed him to amass another 14,081 comments:
March 22-29, 2010: "Rampage" boasted that HuffPost permitted him to establish a new account, as "Rampage2;" continued vulgar attacks; openly admitted that he is "Rampage" who arranged a fistfight with another user
By this date, apparently his "relationship" with HuffPost had matured to the point where he openly boasted of how protected he was:
On March 24, HuffPost permitted "Rampage2" to call another user a "littlepussy":
And on March 29, 2010, he openly admitted that he is "Rampage," but that he is indeed the one who arranged a fist fight with another user, and to threatened to beat him so severely he'd require hospitalization:
April 10, 2010: HuffPost allowed "Rampage" to set up a new account, "OnTopicOffTopic"
According to our sources, HuffPost "banned" "Rampage," but within hours allowed him to create a new variation of his "offtopic" persona, as "OnTopicOffTopic." This was apparently one of the wink-and-a-nod situations in which he hasn''t even attempted to hide his identity. More data coming soon, and available upon request.
April 29-MAY 1, 2010: HUFFPOST MAKES "RAMPAGE" A "SUPER-MODERATOR"
On this day, Arianna Huffington published a blog article in which she announced dramatic changes to HuffPost's comment system, highlighting the fact that certain users have now been made "Community Moderators." She claimed that this is an effort to help HuffPost:
- Keep its comment threads free of "objectionable* (and) inappropriate* comments"
- Maintain a "civil... (and) non-toxic" commenting environment*
(*see HuffPost's Comment Policy and Terms of Service for the standards against which comments are to be judged.)
And on that day, not only did HuffPost decide to make a "Rampage" (again, now as "OnTopicOffTopic") a "Community Moderator," it made him a "SUPER MODERATOR," meaning that they've given him the ability to delete the comments by other users, purely according to his own "judgment."
And now, HuffPost reviewed, approved and decided to publish "Rampage's" open threats to ban non-violating users:
And here he is, admitting that he is deleting comments based on nothing more than differing political opinions:
And how much time does he spend doing this? Since April 10, HuffPost has permitted him to rack up 2,094 comments in 20 days --- an average of one comment every six minutes for ten hours straight, every day:
And yet, at the same time HuffPost is empowering, protecting and emboldening a pathological violator of its policies (as well as perhaps the law, re threats over the Internet) it is also routinely censoring and banning non-violating users who dare to stand up to "users" such as "Rampage," after as few a six comments.
May 16, 2010: HuffPost reviews, approves and decides to publish "rampage's" challenge to another user to a fist fight... over political comments
Thanks to a tip from "DrB." Remember, back on June 6, 2009, HuffPost had previously allowed "rampage" to arrange all the details for a fist fight between himself and another user... whose comments he didn't like. Well after enabling, protecting and emboldening him for so long, is it a great surprise that he did exactly the same thing, less than a year later --- to what he himself identifies is another user?
It also appears that "rampage" put up another picture, for the occasion. (Of who, we have no idea... but it doesn't take a psychiatrist to recognize that such a deeply disturbed individual has a desperate need for projection and validation.) The question is, why does HuffPost enable and embolden such an individual --- and will it have any liability if someone ends up getting hurt, or killed, as a result of its facilitation of such madness?
And since our last check, sixteen days ago, HuffPost has permitted "rampage" to post another 1,600 comments --- an average of one ever six minutes, for ten hours straight, ever day. What could go wrong?
June-July 2010: HuffPost reviews, approves and decides to publish more of "OTOT's" explicit vulgarity ---- and more challenging other users to fist-fights --- while at the same time, fast-banning users who dare object
Staring with "Jacob_L," who mocked "OnTopicOffTopic's" incessant threats against others, and his obsession over them, stalking them, etc. A few minutes after "OTOT" suggested that they get together to fight it out, HuffPost decided to ban "Jacob_L," but leave "OTOT" free to continue:
More of "OTOT's" pathological vulgarity --- which HuffPost reviewed, approved and decided to publish:
December 15, 2010: HuffPost has now allowed "OnTopicOffTopic" to post 22,275 comments... in seven months [brought to you in part by Verizon]
Do the math. This translates into an average of more than one comment every six minutes for ten hours a day, every day, for seven months straight.
And as before, HuffPost allows "OTOT" to violate its Comment Policy at will, with his vulgar personal insults, his obsession over other users, and his threats to beat up any who dare to stand against him (who are almost invariably banned, shortly after their encounters). Examples of this will be forthcoming, soon.
For now, though, consider: Do you think the CEO of Verizon really wants his firm to be visibly associated with this insanity, and to appear as if it is supporting HuffPost's decision to enable, protect and embolden deeply disturbed individuals such as "OTOT"? You might write or call him, to ask:
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And if you see any further threats by OTOT, you might consider forwarding the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
As a reminder of Ms. Huffington's statements on the site's policy towards "abusive users":
"If you're looking for the usual flame-throwing, name-calling, and simplistic attack dog rhetoric ... don't bother coming to the Huffington Post."
Newsweek, May 6, 2005
"(A) few ugly - and anonymously posted -- comments appear(ed) on HuffPost, which were removed as soon as we become aware of them..."
Portfolio, May 28, 2008
"We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to abusive or hateful language or comments... [but] offensive comments occasionally slip through."
The Huffington Post, March 20, 2008
Oh, if only all that were true (instead of the inverse being true), what a different site HuffPost would be.