The repetitiveness and rudeness and lack of moderation carries on unabated.
Those who ignore or misapprehend points force their correspondents to repeat them.
Who is more rude, those who speak nonsense to people's face, or the people who call them on it? The Forum Guidelines are not a shield protecting those who speak nonsense. Participants are under no obligation to treat ridiculous ideas with respect. Moderators here are not potted plants with an understanding of the Forum Guidelines and nothing else. We can tell the difference between sense and nonsense, between rational and irrational, between a realistic and a fanciful interpretation of evidence. Members don't leave their minds at the door when they become moderators.
Complaints about discussion problems or moderation should be taken to the Report Discussion Problems Here 4.0 thread. Is there some number of times I have to tell you this before it sinks in?
I will issue a warning about one thing: Accusations of lying tend to distract attention from the topic. Participants can point out where people are wrong or mistaken or anything along those lines, but please do not accuse anyone of lying. The next accusation of lying will bring a suspension.
If I was really speaking nonsense, you guys would not be getting so upset.
What you're observing is the common frustration that emerges in response to someone who ignores pretty much everything that is said while persisting in silliness and nonsense.
And no-one is scared of a 24 hour suspension, not even me
It takes persistence, but each suspension is longer than the one before. You might want to check with Bolder-dash who now receives month-long suspensions for Forum Guidelines violations.
You should know that judging by the way everyone ignored your earlier warning not to accuse me of lying when I am merely expressing my point of view.
You haven't paid any attention to my requests, either. Stop making ridiculous interpretations of technical articles, start understanding the false logic surrounding your view that, "If you can't prove there wasn't a flood, therefore there was," and just in general start making sense and responding constructively to what people say, and I in turn will make sure participants respond constructively to you. Which most of them are doing anyway.
I'm sorry about Jar. Moderators find him problematic because he engages in brinkmanship regarding the Forum Guidelines, often walking up to not over the line. Perhaps you can just ignore him. Or you could try actually posting to the Report Discussion Problems Here 4.0 thread next time and see if that works better for you.
If you can kindly point to specific posts or points that I have ignored, I would appreciate that. I could have easily missed something.
Just below the information banner at the top of each page of the thread on the right-hand side is a link called "Thread Details". Click on this link and it will display details about the thread. In the middle you'll see a table of all the thread's participants along with information about their participation. Your name is at the top of this table, and it shows that you've replied to only 218 of the 332 replies that have been directed to you.
If you click on your own name anywhere at the site (e.g., mindspawn) you'll get a list of all the threads you've participated in. Under the new replies column for this thread you'll see that it says "Yes", meaning that you have replies you haven't responded to yet. If you click on the up-arrow beneath the "Yes" you'll be taken to the oldest message you haven't replied to. And if you click on the down-arrow you'll be taken to the newest message you haven't replied to.
You're the one complaining. In the wrong thread. I'm just trying to provide you some helpful feedback.
Few are paying attention to moderation in this thread. Including you. If I started singling people out, then *that* would be biased. If, as I told you before, you'd like to begin listening to my requests then I might be able to help you.
This is a science thread at a science website, and my moderation is informed by the standards and criteria of science. I'm glad your entertained and having a good time, but if you'd like moderator help then you have to stop saying ridiculous things and making ridiculous claims, such as that you're embracing geology when in reality you're rejecting almost all of it. When people respond with ridicule or antagonism I really can't blame them. If you want my help then you have to begin by helping yourself.
We unfortunately do not yet have a way for moderators to indicate when they are actively moderating a thread, hence Adminnemooseus's closure action. I'm reopening this thread.
Mindspawn recently indicated that he wouldn't be participating in this thread anymore. I was going to give it a week, and then if he hasn't posted again I was going to put this thread in summation mode.