quote:Originally posted by canonyz: Just read Terry's parting shots at Percy. Is that OUR Percy?...You're not hiding something from us are you boss?
Yep, that was me! As to the reason I was banned, it's all there at Terry's MSN community for anyone to read. You must have read back quite a ways, 'cause that happened a while back. He's not still talking about me, is he?
Right after I was banned I asked Larry to post a short note for me, and Terry assumed Larry was an alias for me and banned him, too. So I got Terry's email address and sent him this message:
Larry and I are two different people. He and Gene joined at the same time a few weeks ago because I posted a message at my club that you were trying to get a C/E discussion going over at MSN. Larry said he already knew you from usenet discussions, so when you banned me I asked Larry to post a short note for me. When that didn't get a positive reaction I asked him if he had your email, and he pointed me at your webpage which had your email address.
Anyway, in the interests of fairness, or at a minimum just of accuracy, please correct the impression you have created in your post in the "One last post for Percy" thread that anyone was engaging in underhanded behavior. And since I can no longer respond to your criticisms because of your censorship, it is against the interests of fair play and simple decency to continue to further criticize me in threads at your community.
I have often made the comment in posts at my club (where after over two years of operation no one's ever been banned, by the way) that it isn't fair that I'm both judge and participant, and I've mentioned several times that I'm actively looking for a Creationist co-moderator. The guidelines should probably mention my co-moderator search, and I'll update them as soon as I get a chance. At one point I thought David McQueen (at one time on staff at ICR) was a possibility, but his participation level has been too spotty, posting only once a month or so.
Anyway, no hard feelings. Sorry it didn't work out. Best of luck with your community, and you're always welcome over at my club:
You know what his response was? While he did delete the thread where he had been casting aspersions my way, he never retracted his accusation that I had been participating as two IDs, and he blocked me from his email, too.
If you don't think it would put you in danger of banning, why don't you post a general invite to the EvC Forum at Terry's club. Thanks!
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I haven't been over at Talk Origins lately, but I'll check it out later. It's not much fun for me over there since I can't post.
I added a few new features Saturday, and I think one of them has a bug. Your message was posted twice (I already deleted the second one), and I suspect it's because you used the Preview button. Can you tell me what you remember of what you did when you posted? Thanks!
Never mind, I've fixed the bug, I hope, keeping my fingers crossed.
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quote:Originally posted by canonyz: I just tried to preview a message and got a blank window. I closed the blank window and got the preview pane. I clicked on "close this window" and sure enough it closed. Shut me out of Yahoo, and lost the original post as well.
Just thought you might like to know.
Golly, it just happened to me too - I wonder when I broke it?
Yes, thanks very much for letting me know. I'm awfully sorry you lost the post, I'll fix this now, assuming I can. For tonight, either don't use preview, or if you do use preview just close the empty preview window and use the back button on the browser window to return to your message.
quote:Originally posted by canonyz: As of Terry's last post in that thread I was unable to post anything anywhere, including new threads. After a few days trying to get a word in, I gave up and left the place. Please tell me, if you know: Was it just me, or was I actually being cut off?
When you're banned you know it. You get a page that tells you that either the community manager or MSN has banned you.
I opened a community at MSN yesterday to act as a feeder site to this message board, and when I tried to visit it this morning it seemed as if MSN was down. And it's still down right now when I went there to refresh my memory of the "you're banned" page , or anyway I can't seem to get to it. So maybe MSN is experiencing some difficulties? Maybe the rolling blackouts out west are having an impact?
quote:Originally posted by canonyz: I must report that the subject of biblical reality regarding ancient ideas of the universe is not a popular discussion with either camp in this debate. I sense that it is an important one, however, for it underlies the entire construction of the creationist axe. Please tell me that I am not wasting my time attempting to draw attention to the fundamental assumptions erroneously drawn from this wonderful old text.
When I first started the club at Yahoo I began a daily monologue commenting on various things until things picked up. I think it would be a good idea to start a thread under Topical Discussion where you set forth your views on this topic, as you began to do once already. If people respond, great. If not, the next time you have some time post another installment. I think it would make a welcome addition here, and with each installment you could post a notice with a link to it at the Yahoo message board.