WILLOWTREE has been restricted to the Boot Camp forum for his recent postings in the Dating Methodology and its Associated Assumptions thread. He has consistently refused to support his position with evidence and rejects all counter-evidence out of hand. The following are suggestions for WILLOWTREE should he intend to continue posting here at EvC Forum.
1) Pay closer attention to the topic of the discussion in which you're participating. Stay focused on the discussion and respond to questions in a clear and concise fashion.
2) Don't accuse others of dishonesty or bias merely for disagreeing with your position. Deal with their claims instead of dismissing them. Don't keep referring to your own claims as "proven" if others dispute your evidence or reasoning.
3) Don't confuse authority with actual evidence. Milton and Rutherford are only valid sources if their work is supported by evidence. Your belief that they are unimpeachable authorities is irrelevant.
The Dating Methodology thread and Longest Land Meridian thread will both be copied to Boot Camp.
Sorry to see you go. In your own way your as much an iconoclast of authority as John Davison. EvC Forum is not your personal playground.
While neither you or John can seem to control or temper your personal animosities, there *is*, I think, a big difference between you. You, at least, understand that it is this inability that causes your restrictions. John seems to think his restrictions are brought on by a desire to censor his views. Nothing could be further from the truth, of course. We'd love to see John discuss his views, but he seems to be the one least willing to do so. Most of the time he's mired in a pattern of insults and unsupported assertions. I hope the very encouraging pattern he's demonstrated recently (though I haven't read his thread today) continues.
Added by edit: It has just come to my attention that kendemyer is also (more or less) a "Boot Camper". For better or worse, we do seem to be having somewhat uneven treatment of the campers. For example, Ken is much less restricted than Willowtree, except that Ken does have the special editing restrictions.
But all this needs admin discussion elsewhere (Private Admin Forum?).
This message has been edited by Adminnemooseus, 11-11-2004 02:49 PM
This message has been edited by Admin, 11-14-2004 06:48 PM
Actually AM, JasonChin and his incarnations are being banned as we catch them. KenD is also in boot camp (due to his seemingly permanent restrictions that would have meant BC if he had been around when the BC was implemented)
AbE - sitting around with a bloody mary, waiting for the stoning to begin....
This message has been edited by AdminAsgara, 11-11-2004 08:31 PM