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Message 78 of 152 (33239)
02-26-2003 9:06 AM
Reply to: Message 77 by David unfamous
02-26-2003 6:49 AM


David unfamous writes:
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If you want to insult me (drummy, etc.) thats fine.
No insult intended. You can call me Dave if you wish.
Usually appending a "y" or "ie" to a name is termed a diminutive and is often employed as sarcasm or insult when addressing someone you don't take seriously, as if they were a child. The equivalent to drummy would be Davie, not Dave.
Great to be a Christian? No. Definitely not.
I think this and what preceded it are a response to what is perceived as preaching by Drum, and I know from personal experience that unwanted preaching can be pretty irritating. Once I was in an evolution discussion where one of the respondents ended every post with "Yours in Christ," and finally someone said, "This is supposed to be a science discussion, how would you feel if I ended every post with "Yours in Darwin?" I'm not sure the argument is valid, but it seemed to get the point across.
Drum, if you'll make an effort to detect when you're drifting from objective to faith-based arguments that might look like preaching to others, I'll continue to insist that everyone follow the forum guidelines and treat other members with respect.
By the way, Drum, if you use the little "reply" button that's at the bottom of each message (look down an inch or two) then a link to your message will be included under the "Replies to this message" list that appears with every message, and that message will appear under the "This message is a reply to" heading of your own message, making it possible to tell who you're replying to. The general reply links at the top and bottom of the webpage will not do this. They should only be used when making a general response addressed to no one in particular.
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Message 98 of 152 (34451)
03-15-2003 8:15 AM
Reply to: Message 96 by drummachine
03-14-2003 10:56 PM


Answers at ANSWERSINGENESIS.ORG.
You posted the same answer over at the The Bible 2003 Edition by God et al. thread. Doing this in just one place simply means you've made a mistake that members make here all the time and it isn't a problem at all. Doing it in two threads a minute apart is a completely different matter.
The goal of this discussion board is to enable dialogue between evolutionists and Creationists in a format conducive to exploring the issues. Obfuscative approaches such as citing entire websites as the answer to multiple threads of discussion are strongly discouraged, and in fact persisting in this way won't be permitted.
[Correct spelling. --Admin]
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Message 106 of 152 (34617)
03-18-2003 8:02 AM


Is there a central topic to this discussion?
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Message 112 of 152 (34747)
03-20-2003 8:18 AM
Reply to: Message 110 by drummachine
03-19-2003 7:58 PM


drum writes:
What about what the Admin said. Dont give links.
That's not what I said. I just posted this in Message 14 of the The Bible 2003 Edition by God et al thread:
Did you read the message you're replying to? Did you notice that it said:
The intention is that discussion of issues take place here, rather than merely enumerate bibliographic references. Rule 5 of the Forum Guidelines states:
  1. Bare links with no supporting discussion should be avoided.
This explains why it doesn't matter whether the facts are on that site or not. As I just explained to Judge in Message 17 of the The Bible Unearthed - Exodus thread:
As the Forum Guidelines clearly state, links should be accompanied with some explanation or discussion. This serves several purposes. It indicates you understood the link and have read it yourself, it allows people to understand how you're using the information in the link to make your point, and if the content of the link is lengthy it can make clear the relevant portion.
Combined with the fact that you posted the exact same link as your only reply in Message 96 of the Let us reason together thread, and that I cautioned you about it in that thread in Message 98, your response provides more evidence for the possibility that you are not reading messages addressed to you, at least not very carefully.
When you registered you were presented the Forum Guidelines, and I presume you clicked "I agree". All I'm asking is that you live up to what you already agreed to.
In your just previous message you posted this:
Have you looked at this page? answersingenesis.org
This is not a webpage - it's an entire website. Almost every evolutionist here has visited that site. If there is some information there you think relevant to your argument then you'll have to be much more specific and reference a single webpage, plus provide some accompanying explanation to tie it in with your own point.
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