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“The forums are quickly turning into a 'woke' hell-hole.”

Written on: 08/03/2020 by GlibletOSullivan (1 review written)

I was a regular contributor to the Digital Spy forums for five reasonably happy years until this week. Politics Forum aside (it's always been a cesspit whatever your persuasion), the DS forums were once a nice enough place with friendly posters. I had made many virtual friends there over the years.

Now, all that has changed. While it was always a tricky place to navigate 'socio-politically', a draconian veil of censorship has been slowly descending on the forums over the last six months or so. Now, even the most mild-mannered contributors are having to second, third and fourth guess their every thought and turn of phrase. Extremist 'woke' trolls are now patrolling these forums on a mission to bait, and the moderators are allowing them to run riot.

I say all of the above, and the following, as a self-professed 'disgruntled liberal'.

Thanks to the current set of moderators capitulating to the daring new breed of violently self-righteous 'woke' warriors (who will merrily and mercilessly derail any established thread they please until they get their way), the DS forums are fast descending into a po-faced paradise for the professionally-outraged.

The 'woke' extremist does not actually care about any of the issues they claim to promote - they care only about their own ability to influence a 'zeitgeist'. It's a form of psychopathic narcissism.

They will pounce upon even the mildest of PC 'infractions' and openly bait, insult and provoke other users into heated argument. Even those who debate with them reasonably will still be 'punished' by the moderators at Digital Spy. Arbitrary doling-out of lifetime bans for the most minor of 'transgressions', with no warning or communication of any kind, or appeal allowed. The fly-by-night woke extremist, meanwhile, is allowed to continue their merry game in a new thread even though 'no baiting' is one of DS' Ten Commandments.


The actual site itself, meanwhile, has never been much to write home about - theor articles are very epitome of cut 'n' paste hackery.

Four Stars for the community. As for the moderation... if only I could award minus points, they would go 'all the way down to 11'.

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