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Author Topic:   General Discussion Of Moderation Procedures (aka 'The Whine List')
ringo
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Message 21 of 1043 (595078)
12-06-2010 1:18 PM


I have difficulty reading every post. I read backwards, forwards, upside-down with equal difficulty. I have a lot more difficulty with posters who don't know what a sentence is than I do with a few missing capitals.

I personally have to put more effort into the style than the content or my posts would look like they were written with an axe. I think everybody should be suspended but me.


"I'm Rory Bellows, I tell you! And I got a lot of corroborating evidence... over here... by the throttle!"

  
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Message 41 of 1043 (595401)
12-08-2010 11:04 AM
Reply to: Message 34 by Rrhain
12-08-2010 3:10 AM


Rrhain writes:

("sweet" spelled with three e's to indicate that it is an important word and the actor should hold that vowel sound out)


I love it.

Rrhain writes:

Of course, conventions change, but the specific ones you are flaunting aren't among them.

I'm reminded of a common refrain from Miss Manners against those who claim that etiquette is a burden. Everybody has etiquette. Those who flaunt it and deny it simply don't seem to recognize it in themselves.


I hesitate to be pedantic, with you of all people, but your usage of "flaunt" is nonstandard and technically incorrect. For maximum communicative power, you should use "flout".

Ban him, Moose!


"I'm Rory Bellows, I tell you! And I got a lot of corroborating evidence... over here... by the throttle!"

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Message 100 of 1043 (608877)
03-14-2011 9:38 PM
Reply to: Message 98 by Omnivorous
03-14-2011 8:13 PM


Re: Hey idiots
Moderation in moderation, like nesting matryoshka dolls, and turtles all the way down.


If you have nothing to say, you could have done so much more concisely. -- Dr Adequate

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Message 106 of 1043 (608931)
03-15-2011 11:23 AM
Reply to: Message 105 by New Cat's Eye
03-15-2011 11:05 AM


Re: Hey idiots
Hey, calling people idiots is a violation of the Forum Guidelines:

quote:
Always treat other members with respect.


If you have nothing to say, you could have done so much more concisely. -- Dr Adequate

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Message 124 of 1043 (612749)
04-18-2011 12:53 PM
Reply to: Message 122 by Adminnemooseus
04-17-2011 10:42 PM


Re: Barer than bare links
Adminnemooseus writes:

Need we have a forum rule prohibiting barer than bare links?


Prompting somebody to do his own search is often preferable to posting links. "Seek and ye shall find," is more likely to to provide enlightenment than, "Swallow what I feed you."


If you have nothing to say, you could have done so much more concisely. -- Dr Adequate

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Message 471 of 1043 (663354)
05-23-2012 1:58 PM
Reply to: Message 469 by Artemis Entreri
05-23-2012 1:43 PM


Re: can I try and translate?
Artemis Entreri writes:

please censor and ban ANYONE who has different views than us.


The best (and most heated) discussions I've had at EvC were with people who generally have views similar to mine. See this thread for a recent example. If you just want to voice your opinions, you need a blog, not a discussion forum.

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Message 524 of 1043 (663565)
05-25-2012 12:59 PM
Reply to: Message 495 by foreveryoung
05-24-2012 10:31 PM


Re: Fyoungs posts of hate
foreveryoung writes:

I know it is the attitudes of you guys here on this forum that drives the rage inside of me.


I used to be full of rage when I was a Christian. I'm not saying that Christianity causes rage. It might have been because I was young and foolish. I'm much older now.

I don't like the attitudes of people who disagree with me either but I find that the best way to drive them crazy is to stay cool. They hate that.


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Message 577 of 1043 (665130)
06-08-2012 2:21 PM
Reply to: Message 576 by crashfrog
06-08-2012 2:01 PM


crashfrog writes:

... it's fairly rare for the moderation here to reach it's own standards.


If the moderators met their own standards too often, I'd want them to raise their standards.

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Message 661 of 1043 (671462)
08-25-2012 3:43 PM
Reply to: Message 660 by hooah212002
08-25-2012 10:28 AM


Re: Many thanks
hoohoo writes:

Moose is irrational and Percy is the board director.


Don't confuse, "I disagree with you," and, "You're irrational."

Also don't expect parents to undermine each other.


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Message 668 of 1043 (671690)
08-29-2012 1:09 PM
Reply to: Message 666 by Admin
08-28-2012 8:40 PM


Re: AdminPD, WTF are you doing?
Post number 666. Admin is the AntiChrist. That explains a lot.

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Message 679 of 1043 (683910)
12-14-2012 12:45 PM
Reply to: Message 673 by foreveryoung
12-07-2012 12:30 AM


foreveryoung writes:

This is extremely frustrating for an inarticulate guy like me who knows instinctually what he believes but cannot put it succinctly into words.


That's a pretty long oxymoron.

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Message 715 of 1043 (693584)
03-18-2013 12:52 PM
Reply to: Message 707 by Bolder-dash
03-17-2013 9:23 PM


Bolder-dash writes:

How is it that Admin (you know the impartial referee guy, who also devises strategies to convince all the fence sitters lurking here)...?


If the moderation was as blatantly biased as you seem to think, there probably wouldn't be many lurkers here. And if Percy's diabolical plan was working, they wouldn't be on the fence.

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Message 740 of 1043 (733871)
07-22-2014 12:12 PM
Reply to: Message 739 by Coyote
07-21-2014 11:00 PM


Coyote writes:

But Faith needs to meet us somewhere close to halfway.


From Faith's point of view, we're the Jehovah's Witnesses and she's doing us a big favour by just coming to the door, never mind listening to what we have to say.

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Message 742 of 1043 (733878)
07-22-2014 1:05 PM
Reply to: Message 741 by New Cat's Eye
07-22-2014 12:59 PM


Catholic Scientist writes:

ringo writes:

From Faith's point of view, we're the Jehovah's Witnesses and she's doing us a big favour by just coming to the door, never mind listening to what we have to say.


You didn't analogize the part where she gets a free science education that she then spins back at us to suit her own purposes.

It's implied.

Most of us don't appreciate the "education" that we get from Jehovah's Witnesses either. Granted, we don't usually spin it back at them.

We just smile and nod politely and wait for an opportunity to close the door. But if Faith did that we wouldn't be talking about her.


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Message 762 of 1043 (733960)
07-23-2014 11:53 AM
Reply to: Message 755 by NoNukes
07-23-2014 3:34 AM


Re: Debate & Discussion Are The Fruits Of This Place
NoNukes writes:

But, yes I've been pretty tough on some non Creationists.


I, for one, am happy to take on all comers.

Creationists, in general, are poor thinkers (or they wouldn't be creationists), so they'e not much of a challenge.


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