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Message 54 of 683 (588086)
10-22-2010 6:55 AM
Reply to: Message 52 by Just being real
10-22-2010 1:55 AM


Re: is profanity acceptable?
That's not profanity. That's obscenity.

Is there anything at all that you're not wrong about?

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Message 63 of 683 (589229)
10-31-2010 9:43 PM
Reply to: Message 62 by Coyote
10-31-2010 9:24 PM


Re: Some posters are too pedantic2
Some posters are just too pedantic. When an otherwise good discussion gets sidetracked into minutia of word definitions and semantics I suspect a lot of posters just give up. I know I do.

Minutiae.


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Message 91 of 683 (591747)
11-15-2010 6:15 PM
Reply to: Message 84 by sophia777
11-15-2010 2:30 PM


Does this mean I cannot respond to the topic I was posting on or I get suspended for twenty four hours?

No, read it more carefully, it says:

quote:
Please direct any comments concerning this Administrative msg to the Report Discussion Problems Here 3.0 thread.

Any response in this thread will receive a 24 hour suspension.


That is, you're not meant to respond to the moderator message in that thread.


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Message 163 of 683 (604038)
02-09-2011 7:00 PM


I originally posted this in the"Peanut Gallery", but having thought it over I think that it belongs here rather than there:

Petrophysics, who declares himself a deist, wishes to debate RAZD, also a deist.

Fair enough.

But in his OP petrophysics does not quarrel with anything at all that RAZD has ever said. Instead, petrophyiscs says:

* "the atheists here, who have no evidence for their position"
* "strong or absolute atheists are hidding behind their keyboard"
* "I have looked for months here where the atheists could present no evidence."

If he has a beef with atheists, then he should man up and pick an intellectual fight with atheists. Instead, he has used the "Great Debate" forum as a way to hit at atheists where we are not allowed to answer back.

And having hidden behind the forum rules, he tops this off by accusing atheists of "hidding behind their keyboard".

This is an abuse of the "Great Debate" format.

Suppose that Straggler and I asked for a "Great Debate" where we should discuss whether creationists are knaves or fools. Suppose that you allowed that. I think that the moderators should not allow that, but even if they did it would be an abuse of that privilege for me to say that creationists were "hiding behind their keyboards" because they did not answer me on a thread on which the moderators forbade them to answer me.

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Message 164 of 683 (604135)
02-10-2011 7:27 AM
Reply to: Message 159 by Bolder-dash
02-01-2011 4:02 AM


Ode To People Who Can Dish It Out But Can't Take It
Off-topic poem hidden. --Admin


For reasons you alone know why
you slander, slur and vilify
and libel and malign and lie
and thick and fast the insults fly
at those whom you demean;
in words four letters long you prate
about the people whom you hate;
you smear, traduce and denigrate
and cast aspersions and create
an ugly scene.

But if some voice of protest's heard ---
some angry or dissenting word
to tell you that you're quite absurd
or give the finger or the bird
or dare to answer back
or goad you on with words that nettle,
you hypocrite, you show your mettle
by calling on the mods to settle
just which utensil, pot or kettle,
is deeper black.

You two-faced fool, you prate and piffle
and talk a lot of silly drivel
and sob and scream and whine and sniffle
how other people should be civil
as though your posts don't stink.
You throw your childish fit of pique
and stamp your little feet and shriek,
have tantrums 'til you're hoarse and weak
and get so angry you can't speak
or even think.

You moan of what you must endure:
a terrible ordeal, I'm sure
for one so deeply immature
to get to taste the stuff that you're
so fond of dishing out.
With neither honesty nor wit
you throw your little hissy fit
and babble out your prissy shit
and prove yourself a hypocrite
beyond all doubt.

Feel free to scratch my name upon
your potty little ostracon
and tell the mods I should be gone
and see if you find anyone
who gives a tinker's damn.
You silly whining little pest,
though long and loudly you protest
I think MacMahon put it best:
"I'm here, I stay" ("j'y suis, j'y reste")
--- and here I am.

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Message 180 of 683 (606826)
02-28-2011 1:55 PM


Boulder-dash?
Heaven knows I'm not a big fan of his, but I wonder if he was adequately warned before getting a month's ban.

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Message 182 of 683 (606871)
02-28-2011 6:36 PM
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02-28-2011 3:40 PM


Re: Boulder-dash?
I've been sending him PM's, most of which he's ignored.

Oh, in that case, OK. Perhaps you might have made that clearer in your suspension message, otherwise to an onlooker it did look a bit sudden and arbitrary. And we do suppose that there are indeed onlookers --- if you ask a forum poster why they even bother to argue with someone like Boulder-dash, they will often reply in effect that they're "doing it for the lurkers".

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Message 194 of 683 (608862)
03-14-2011 7:36 PM
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03-14-2011 7:13 PM


Re: Jar suspended??
Agreed. It was a response to speculation about the possibility of the US being hit by a tsunami, in a thread about a tsunami. In the Coffee House.

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Message 217 of 683 (610637)
03-31-2011 5:18 PM
Reply to: Message 213 by Coyote
03-29-2011 12:47 AM


Re: Coffee house
Coffee house needs to be shut down. It is seriously detracting from the main purpose of this website.

Until that happens, you have it in your power both to reduce the volume of posts on that forum and increase their average quality.


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Message 304 of 683 (623000)
07-07-2011 4:56 PM
Reply to: Message 301 by Percy
07-07-2011 4:37 PM


Re: Disaster in progress...
Mazzy could use some help engaging the discussion.

For a small fee I will write his posts for him.


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Message 310 of 683 (623086)
07-08-2011 2:49 AM


What's with all the asterisks?

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Message 319 of 683 (625539)
07-23-2011 8:52 PM


Re this.

I suppose that asking a creationist of Mazzy's breed for evidence is indeed "not conducive to moving the debate forward". But that isn't my fault.


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Message 399 of 683 (634419)
09-21-2011 11:43 AM
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09-21-2011 9:33 AM


Re: percy completely out of line.
{Snarky content hidden. Not a debate/discussion topic. Adminnemooseus}

If Dr. A cries that something is off topic because it is too difficult to answer ...

... then you should look out for the giant locusts with human heads mentioned in the Apocalypse of St John, because this is a sure sign that the end times are at hand.

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Message 544 of 683 (659531)
04-16-2012 1:43 PM


OpticalIllusions
I think that new member OpticalIllusions is just a prank, a "Poe", a troll. I don't think that he sincerely believes what he's saying.

I have two reasons for thinking so. One is the sheer stupidity of his posts, eclipsing the usual stupidity of creationists. The second I will communicate by PM to the moderators at their request, because I don't want to broadcast to all trolls how to look unlike a troll.

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Message 550 of 683 (660657)
04-28-2012 5:44 AM
Reply to: Message 549 by Chuck77
04-28-2012 5:26 AM


That is not an insult. It merely raises, again, a point I have already made in that thread --- that the the home-brewed epistemology with which creationists want to defend themselves from evidence of past events would be laughed out of court if a defense attorney tried to use it to defend a client from evidence of past events.

When I wish to insult you, you will know about it.


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