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Message 137 of 1725 (517673)
08-02-2009 4:24 AM
Reply to: Message 136 by cavediver
08-02-2009 4:12 AM


My impression is that there is a lot of troll like activity in the "Peanut Gallery"
The 11th forum commandment - "Thou shall not annoy A Moose."
A Moose

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Message 173 of 1725 (521321)
08-27-2009 1:09 AM


Temporary topic closure - Now reopened
Debate the topic there.
Legitimate side comments, but not the debate, here.
Whining? Don't do it anywhere.
Or something like that.
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Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Reopen and add "Now reopened" to subtitle.

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It really helps moderators figure out if a topic is disintegrating because of general misbehavior versus someone in particular if the originally non-misbehaving members kept it that way. When everyone is prickly and argumentative and off-topic and personal then it's just too difficult to tell. We have neither infinite time to untie the Gordian knot, nor the wisdom of Solomon.
There used to be a comedian who presented his ideas for a better world, and one of them was to arm everyone on the highway with little rubber dart guns. Every time you see a driver doing something stupid, you fire a little dart at his car. When a state trooper sees someone driving down the highway with a bunch of darts all over his car he pulls him over for being an idiot.
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Message 181 of 1725 (525628)
09-24-2009 12:56 AM


Time to end this side discussion...
...and take it back to the topic in question. I have just added a moderator message there. That message includes a link back to the related discussion in this topic.
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Message 200 of 1725 (536769)
11-25-2009 12:46 AM
Reply to: Message 199 by Coyote
11-25-2009 12:41 AM


And the topic in question (with link) is...

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Message 389 of 1725 (576091)
08-22-2010 7:17 PM


Better late than never stab at moderation???
It seems that the side comments to the RAZD / bluegenes debate have very much become a debate pretty independent of that "Great Debate". That is not the intended function of this topic.
Please start a new topic to cover this situation.
If needed, this topic will be temporarily closed to enforce this.
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It really helps moderators figure out if a topic is disintegrating because of general misbehavior versus someone in particular if the originally non-misbehaving members kept it that way. When everyone is prickly and argumentative and off-topic and personal then it's just too difficult to tell. We have neither infinite time to untie the Gordian knot, nor the wisdom of Solomon.
There used to be a comedian who presented his ideas for a better world, and one of them was to arm everyone on the highway with little rubber dart guns. Every time you see a driver doing something stupid, you fire a little dart at his car. When a state trooper sees someone driving down the highway with a bunch of darts all over his car he pulls him over for being an idiot.
Please make it easy to tell you apart from the idiots. Message 150

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Message 778 of 1725 (603166)
02-03-2011 3:51 AM
Reply to: Message 776 by RAZD
02-03-2011 2:59 AM


Is Coyote interested?
Admittedly, I haven't followed it closely, but I wasn't impressed with your performance in the current "Great Debate". Bluejeans seemed to be trying to do a dialog and you seemed to be doing some sort of stonewall, refusing to respond to his content. But it seemed to be some sort of prove/disprove God sort of a thing, doomed to wallow in some sort of abstract fuzziness - A wallow you seem to like. Bottom line - It was outside of my comprehension and I really didn't care.
That said, for better or worse, I don't foresee you offering up anything more than what you already said in the PNT message 1. I don't see any point in again going through the same routine as the current "Great Debate".
So, I'm leaning "No". If Coyote really wants to make a go of it, I'll leave it up to another admin to deal with the promotion.
Or something like that (aka - You have me boggled and apathetic).
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Message 809 of 1725 (603323)
02-03-2011 7:11 PM


This topic is for side comments to a "Great Debate" topic
That doesn't seem to be the case, for what's currently happening.
Going to give it a short term closure in ~10 minutes.
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Message 963 of 1725 (603937)
02-09-2011 2:35 AM
Reply to: Message 962 by DrJones*
02-09-2011 2:11 AM


What "Great Debate" topic is this related to?
The "Peanut Gallery" topic is intended for side discussion for members not part of a one-on-one "Great Debate". I have no idea of what "Great Debate" this alleged side discussion is related to. This needs to be presented.
All in all, this topic is a giant mess. Probably time to harpoon it and put it out of its misery.
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Added by edit:
The subtitle is not a rhetorical question. I really do want to know the answer. Please, someone reply to this message with such.
Edited by Adminnemooseus, : See above.

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