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Message 633 of 707 (833483)
05-21-2018 3:50 PM
Reply to: Message 632 by AZPaul3
05-21-2018 3:37 PM


Concerning The Need For Discussions and "The Last Word"
It all started when i stepped in here and shut a runaway insult-fest down for an hour. That was essentially my blanket warning. Faith and I then exchanged a private message. Meanwhile, publically she was demanding action. Percy seems to be able to describe her habits and actions quite well.

All that I will comment is that she has the same addiction to these types of conversations as we all do...I know I find it tempting to have the last word in many a debate exchange. Nobody is getting banned or suspended for any length of time---we all need each other, we just need to be polite about it.

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    AdminPhat
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    Message 639 of 707 (834080)
    05-30-2018 3:32 AM


    I May Experiment With Time Outs
    Perhaps instead of suspending individuals in the case of heated argumentative exchanges and personal jabs, we administrators should simply give the topic a brief timeout in order to let everybody re-examine the basic argument and focus more on thinking through the response, focusing on the position and not the opponent. I'm thinking topic timeouts could last as little as an hour and no longer than a day.

    Who thinks this might work? (Brief comments only...no lengthy discussion) Just give me a thumbs up or down.

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    AdminPhat
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    Message 651 of 707 (835527)
    06-24-2018 9:54 AM


    Summations on Motley Flood Topic
    Looks like it is time to close that topic. Both of you are guilty, however.

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