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Author Topic:   Please welcome AdminRandman
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Message 1 of 72 (260751)
11-17-2005 9:39 PM


Randman has graciously agreed to add his efforts to our overworked moderator team, and we greatly appreciate the help. Please extend a hearty welcome to AdminRandman!

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AdminJar
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Message 2 of 72 (260753)
11-17-2005 9:42 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Admin
11-17-2005 9:39 PM


Welcome randman.

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nwr
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Message 3 of 72 (260754)
11-17-2005 9:43 PM


Welcome as admin

  
Omnivorous
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Message 4 of 72 (260757)
11-17-2005 10:09 PM


Welcome, AdminRandman. I sure hope you won't over-moderate like those Big Government guys!

hee hee

Couldn't resist...but the welcome stands.

To paraphrase the Chinese saying: May you moderate in interesting times.


    
kjsimons
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Message 5 of 72 (260758)
11-17-2005 10:15 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Admin
11-17-2005 9:39 PM


This is ridiculous! Rantman is incapable of even defending his positions and you make him an admin. You must have lost your mind!!!! He should not even be allowed to remain a member here until he can show that he has the integrety to respond truthfully.

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Message 6 of 72 (260760)
11-17-2005 10:25 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by kjsimons
11-17-2005 10:15 PM


ban him randman, u can now lol.

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randman 
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Message 7 of 72 (260765)
11-17-2005 11:13 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by joshua221
11-17-2005 10:25 PM


Hmmmm...
Thanks to all or nearly all for your kind welcomes.

Fact is there are more positive notes thus far than not, and in a way, I think it's good for people to express their displeasure here where it won't mess up a good discussion.

This message has been edited by randman, 11-17-2005 11:14 PM


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crashfrog
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Message 8 of 72 (260790)
11-18-2005 12:39 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by randman
11-17-2005 11:13 PM


Re: Hmmmm...
If you're fair, then you won't have any reason to hear complaints from me.

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mark24
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Message 9 of 72 (260828)
11-18-2005 5:07 AM


Welcome
Welcome, Randman, like crash, no complaints if your fair...

Mark


There are 10 kinds of people in this world; those that understand binary, & those that don't

    
Brian
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Message 10 of 72 (260831)
11-18-2005 5:33 AM


Thanks for cheering me up!
Was having a pretty shitty week, until now! :)

This is even funnier than AdminFaith!

Just hope AdminRandman doesn't need to give evidence for any action he takes, he will be well snookered!

Cheers Percy, you have brightened up my week, 'kin hilarious.

Brian.


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mark24
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Message 11 of 72 (260844)
11-18-2005 6:40 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by Brian
11-18-2005 5:33 AM


Re: Thanks for cheering me up!
It's OK, Brian, he won't read posts all the way down to moderate them anyway. :)

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nator
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Message 12 of 72 (260845)
11-18-2005 6:41 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Admin
11-17-2005 9:39 PM


yippy skippy

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Message 13 of 72 (260877)
11-18-2005 9:11 AM


Why AdminRandman?
Why AdminRandman? There's a few reasons.

First, and it's much my own fault, EvC Forum has turned into a bastion for evolutionism rather than a forum for open discussion on Creation/evolution. The push to improve the quality of discussion in the scientific forums by insisting on scientific arguments and excluding religious arguments had the effect of excluding many Creationists. This would be a very boring place without Creationists. We'd just sit around and stare at each other all day, every once in a while someone grumbling from his easy chair, "Evolution forever," and the rest responding "Here, here!" Not my idea of a healthy dialogue. Unless you enjoy debating your own echo, you have to admit that for a discussion to happen, the two sides need each other.

I was at one point hopeful that we might attract Creationists with a more solid background in science and that the tenor of discussion might improve that way, but that has not happened.

We have to accept the world as it is. The reality is that most Creationists have poor scientific backgrounds, while most evolutionists, at least here at EvC Forum, seem to not only have strong scientific backgrounds but to be employed in scientific fields. This is going to be the mix for most discussions here.

We don't want to be a biased site, and Creationist voices deserve to be heard. The operational framework of this board must take reality into account or risk becoming irrelevant.

One way to achieve balance and avoid bias is to have moderators from both sides of the debate. Recruiting Creationist moderators has been a goal from the beginning, but few were deemed qualified by evolutionists, and those that were turned out to be woefully inactive and were eventually retired from their moderator roles.

So if we're going to have Creationist moderators then we have to ignore any qualms we have about their qualifications or temperament and recruit those who are sufficiently energetic to provide actual moderation. My hope is that we'll find under the influence of our disagreements with them that we've severely underestimated their talents.


--Percy
EvC Forum Director

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tardygm2 
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Message 14 of 72 (260953)
11-18-2005 12:49 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by AdminJar
11-17-2005 9:42 PM


edit post

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Lammy
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Message 15 of 72 (260961)
11-18-2005 1:27 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by Admin
11-18-2005 9:11 AM


Re: Why AdminRandman?
I suspect very much that there is an ulterior motive behind what you've stated. I'm not sure if I agree with this ulterior motive or not. I'm not even sure if I should use this as black mail or not.

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