Facebook — After much consideration, the popular Facebook Group Nevada County Peeps announced this week to eliminate all discussions and replace it with admin post updates only. The move, which is welcomed by many longstanding members of the group, is seen as an important step in clamping down on “Internet trolls.” According to people close to the decision, the admins had to take this extreme action to deter what they see as an increase in “angry, sarcastic, taunting, hurtful peeps just creating drama or looking for a fight” in the group.
“It’s simply gotten out of control,” said frequent “Peeps” contributor Kattie Gobblin of Grass Valley. “I was getting so tired of policing every thread for things that bugged me. I mean, there’s only so much outrage I have in me. Besides, Peeps is a place for selling your crap, posting lost dog pictures and of course advertisements of your trust-fund underwritten/hobby business, not more than 3 times per week, of course.”
To answer this new mission, the current Peeps Grand Poobah admin announced that she was hiring as many as 7 new admins to fill the gap left by the elimination of member posts.
“It’s been hard work for the existing five admins. They spend all their time deleting and banning people. Not to mention the endless hours arguing with the insane over Facebook’s Private Messaging system. Now we can spend their time writing status updates for the group. We haven’t met yet to discuss what those posts will look like, but they will be respectful ones about dogs, crap for sale and businesses that won’t last more than 1 year.”
Many of the current “Peeps” participants will join the growing members of the “Peeper Exiles” ranks who have, for various reasons, been previously kicked out of the group.
“It’s just like Queen Peeps to pull this kind of crap,” said one former Peeps member now turned exile referring to the head administrator. “She’s always accusing people of saying nasty shit and calling people names. So what if she has screenshots and shit? This is America still, right? We’ve got this thing called the 1st Amendment. Maybe she should look it up.”