The three downvotes I got on Sunday were lead by @steemcleaners who flagged three comments that I wrote that read "Hi." Now, by the way, for the record, I think I have the freedom to say hi. But, also, people might have the freedom to flag, to downvote, etc, perhaps. I don't really disagree with a person's ability to respond, to react, to downvote, to flag, etc. However, also, I think that I might also have freedom to protest lol. I'm not saying that I have to be right. I might be wrong. Now, I think I am right. But that is besides the point. I have a lot to say. I'm going to say a few things right now. I will say much more later. This is an ongoing series. I have written many articles about Banning Oatmeal. So, all of this is a long story. It is very deep and full of juicy oatmeal. This is a rough draft outline of a few things that I am trying to say. I will say more later.
I'm responding to the flags. I just want people to know what happened. So, I went to Discord and somebody said that I was spam. I believe it was a representative of @steemcleaners. Now, @steemcleaners appears to be an official account. It seems that Steem Cleaners have been flagging people. So, to some extent, perhaps, from an excessively subjective and bias perspective, bots and people like the Steem Cleaner, may be helping, to some extent, possibly, sometimes, in reducing spam, plagiarism, theft, repetition, hate speech, calls to acts of violence, more spam, troll behavior, bad words, naked pictures, NSFW stuff, you know, not safe for work content, bad grammar perhaps, viruses, computer hacker stuff, more hate speech, parodies, perhaps some memes which the EU is banning in Europe, and perhaps some Chinese President Winnie The Pooh Memes, perhaps some Facebook Pro-Nazi and Anti-Nazi Hitler pictures which are banned on Facebook, and also perhaps people who say unbelievably bad stuff, very evil material, like hello, you know, how are you, like the things that I've written in trying to start conversations with some people who may never respond back to me sometimes, etc, etc, etc, etc. On Discord, I was placed on timeout. Alright, they took me out of timeout. One guy wrote to me the following:
Guilty Party wrote to me:
@joeyarnoldvn If you want to say hi to users, write original comments. Repeating the same comment is considered spam by the community. We didn't decide on the fact that its considered spam by the community; the community decided that. You're more than welcome to write them comments about their intro post and start a conversation with them.
2019-10-01 - Tuesday - 06:04 PM:
Why are bots allowed not to be original and yet I have to be original? Why the Bot Privilege? I thought I had White Privilege? Whatever happened to equality? Why are bots elevated above real humans? In real life, people are not always original. When you start a conversation, you say hi. Sometimes, you run into bots or fake accounts. So, I have to waste my time writing an original comment to a fake person? Sometimes, in life, you don't know what will happen. There is risk. Time is money and money is time. It holds value. Each second holds value. The freedom of speech includes the freedom to spam. But spam is like art. According to who? We are having subjective debates that are isolated from eternal principles of original oatmeal.
To Be Continued
I have more to say. For example, I am not trying to repeat myself. But it happens as I've written over 60,000 comments and posts on Steem, on Steemit, on Busy, etc. Just Steem alone, not counting other places. And sometimes, you end up saying similar things, accidentally. Is that spam? No. But what is spam? These are great questions. But King Solomon said that there is nothing new under the sun. Hey, I wrote that before. Oh no, please flag me because I already mentioned that quote from Solomon, before, right? Alright, I'm going to try to stop writing. But I can go all day on these things. And I will. Hold my beer. I mean, hold my oatmeal haha.