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Author Topic:   General Discussion Of Moderation Procedures (aka 'The Whine List')
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Message 33 of 1043 (595315)
12-08-2010 1:00 AM


My two cents worth
Whatever the merits or demerits of proper caps versus all lowercase, this question pales to insignificance to me compared to the actual content of certain posters, Dawn Bertot to name perhaps the worst offender. At least arach knows the correct meaning, usage and spelling of the words he uses. It's infinitely easier to read and understand someone who speaks English and uses the wrong capitalization than someone who butchers the language but puts caps where they belong.

Some have suggested that Dawn is a non-native English speaker. If he has confirmed this, I've missed it. While my experience with non-native English speakers is not vast, I do not get the impression that Dawn is one. I get the impression that Dawn has heard a lot of big words and leaped to erroneous conclusions about what they mean. (His history here of leaping to unwarranted conclusions supports my impression.) Either way, there is no doubt whatsoever that he cannot clearly say what he means, unless he actually means to write nonsense, a proposition I cannot reject out of hand.

All this is by way of commenting that the brouhaha about capitalization seems to elevate form over substance. If we're going to suspend arach for mis-capitalization, I would ask that serious consideration be given to suspending those who choose to abuse the language. Even if Dawn is a non-native English speaker, I would argue that his continued misuse of vocabulary after several have pointed out his errors rises to the level of deliberate, or at least intentional disregard. Since I have yet to see him offer anything that advances any discussion in any meaningful way, his presence would not be missed.


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


  
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Message 370 of 1043 (646662)
01-05-2012 11:17 PM
Reply to: Message 369 by Panda
01-05-2012 11:11 PM


Re: Buzsaw's Alleged Racism
The Voice of the Martyrs helps all christians in need: they don't specify a skin-colour..
In fact there is no mention of skin-colour on their web-site at all.
They help christian people in Africa.

So, they're not racists. They're just religious bigots.

Isn't that nice?

OFF TOPIC - Please Do Not Respond to this message by continuing in this vein.
AdminPD

Edited by AdminPD, : Warning


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


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Message 473 of 1043 (663357)
05-23-2012 3:01 PM
Reply to: Message 468 by Artemis Entreri
05-23-2012 1:30 PM


Re: the hilarity that is the double standard that is EvC
look on ANY thread where I called ANYONE a name, and you will see that someone else called me a name FIRST

Once again, the facts do not support your delusional ranting.

In the Romney the Bully thread, your first post was Message 104 in which you said:

typical leftist character assassination.

you are really grabbing at straws to go back so far.

thanks for the hilarious thread.

Not only had nobody called you a name, your name hadn't even come up in the thread before your first post.

In the Fox news = false news thread, your second post was Message 171 in which you said:

Faux news...lol...that is sssooo creative.

did you come up with that one by yourself?

This was in response to jar asking for clarification of your claim, made in your first post, that threads critical of Obama are closed ion the first 15-30 pages. Nobody had insulted you in any way.

In your sixth post in the News on Religion in Our Goverments thread, Message 48, you said;

look d00d my beef wasn't with people like you, it was with the haters like AZPaul3.

AZPaul3 didn't insult you in that thread, either before or after your post.

In the More Awesome Obama thread, your Message 49, your first post in that thread, said:

This looked like an interesting topic, but since the OP is obviously off his meds and cannot answer the simplest of questions, I am not even sure if this thread is for real or not.

I think Obama is horrible myself, but the reasoning here is pretty hard to agree with, even for me.

There is nothing in message 2 that has anything to do with the US violating the sovereignty of the Philippines. Mindanao is not the Philippines. MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) is a rebel group that is fighting against our friends in the Philippines. Message #2 is complete bullshit and spin.

Catholic Scientist writes:

This is just hyperbolic spin... move along.

Ahh.
Ok thanks.

Again, you had not even been mentioned in that thread before your post.

In the New Tennessee Monkey Law! thread, nobody even mentioned your name before your first post in that thread, Message 28, in which you said:

Catholic Scientist writes:

Why don't you guys ever post the actual verbiage from the legislation?

http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HB0368.pdf

Here's an interesting part:

Mainly it is because they are extremely biased, dishonest, and untrustworthy. They are Authoritarians, who are against liberty and states rights.

Have you not been on this board for years? The evidence of this is everywhere.

This is just another case of these unethical liars around here misrepresenting things and regurgitating the liberal kool-aid they drink every day.

Catholic Scientist writes:

What makes you so certain? I'm not seeing it...

That is because it is not there. I can’t wait to read what the BIG government types have to say as they show their true colors.

Catholic Scientist writes:

A better question is whyever do you assume the sponsors are creationists?
Bo Watson's wiki page says he's Methodist and I'm pretty sure they accept evolution. Bill Dunn has a Master of Science degree.

SSSHHHH they only pretend to be about facts, but don’t speak the truth, at least not around here.

(Emphasis added)

Perhaps that might be an apropos place to stop, although I'm sure there are many more examples


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung


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Message 492 of 1043 (663450)
05-24-2012 6:25 PM
Reply to: Message 489 by Artemis Entreri
05-24-2012 5:22 PM


Re: the hilarity that is the double standard that is EvC
I agree 100%, which is why I do not engage with Subbie, or Hoah;

You are so transparent it's hysterical.

You don't "engage" with me because when you post something that's not true, I prove you are wrong with facts that you can't make disappear with schoolyard insults and name calling. You've got no response to my proof that you don't just respond to other people's insults in Message 473, and you know you'll lose my challenge in Message 221. You know that the only thing left to you is to ignore me and call me a troll. But you're not fooling anyone. Everyone reading this knows you're a blowhard with no substance behind you.

This is a debate site. If you don't want to debate, why are you here? You've said you like to flame, is that it? Are you so inept at simple flaming that you can't survive in a flame rich environment so you have to come here where you know people won't flame back?

You really are pathetic.


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung


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Message 525 of 1043 (663567)
05-25-2012 1:09 PM
Reply to: Message 523 by Artemis Entreri
05-25-2012 12:53 PM


Re: Fyoungs posts of hate
the funniest double standard around here, is that people are allowed to "troll" you at will, because you are a christian creationist.

Keep in mind that AE's definition of "troll" is to say something he can't refute.


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung


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Message 838 of 1043 (787744)
07-21-2016 9:01 AM


For what it's worth, I'm on Faith's side on this one. She did nothing but express genuine interest in the topic.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung


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