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Message 49 of 199 (420928)
09-10-2007 10:51 AM

Is there any stated policy against 'shilling'? A suggestion is that you might include it into the rules or code of conduct.

If the term is unfamiliar...

"Shilling" refers to the use of the board's resources, membership list, PM system, etc. to communicate in any form on behalf of a banned member.

Edited by EighteenDelta, : definition of shilling

"I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."

"But," says Man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves that You exist, and so therefore, by Your own arguments, You don't. Q.E.D."

"Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.

"Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

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Message 67 of 199 (421609)
09-13-2007 11:42 AM
Reply to: Message 63 by RAZD
09-12-2007 8:42 PM

RAZD writes:

It's a function of (annoyance)x(output)x(threads involved)/(content)

The first problem I see in this equation is that you are dividing by zero...

"Debate is an art form. It is about the winning of arguments. It is not about the discovery of truth. There are certain rules and procedures to debate that really have nothing to do with establishing fact — which creationists have mastered. Some of those rules are: never say anything positive about your own position because it can be attacked, but chip away at what appear to be the weaknesses in your opponent's position. They are good at that. I don't think I could beat the creationists at debate. I can tie them. But in courtrooms they are terrible, because in courtrooms you cannot give speeches. In a courtroom you have to answer direct questions about the positive status of your belief. We destroyed them in Arkansas. On the second day of the two-week trial we had our victory party!"
-Stephen Jay Gould

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