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03-03-2017, 07:21 PM
RE: Amazon Refugee Roll Call
(03-03-2017 06:59 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I have a question for the new crew.

How did you end up here and not on another site?

Did you send out a scout to find a new home?

Hmm... it just kinda happened. We did start scouting around "just in case" a couple of years ago. I spent some time on a few other sites, like "Atheist Think Tank" and "Why Won't God Heal Amputees"; lurked in a few others (including here a bit, as I recall). Some people liked the format of this site better.

Anyway, when the excrement began to hit the ventilation device a few weeks ago, it turned out a couple of Amazonians had already fled here, and the rest of us just kind of wandered in the door they left open.

Nice place you got here. Little drafty, tho'. Wink

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03-03-2017, 07:22 PM
RE: Amazon Refugee Roll Call
(03-03-2017 07:16 PM)cactus Wrote:  
(03-03-2017 07:14 PM)Dom Wrote:  ...Seth, the Thinking Atheist...
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That's "a" thinking atheist to you. I'll go light on your punishment this time.

It's a brand name, actually.

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03-03-2017, 07:24 PM
RE: Amazon Refugee Roll Call
(03-03-2017 07:21 PM)Dr H Wrote:  
(03-03-2017 06:59 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I have a question for the new crew.

How did you end up here and not on another site?

Did you send out a scout to find a new home?

Hmm... it just kinda happened. We did start scouting around "just in case" a couple of years ago. I spent some time on a few other sites, like "Atheist Think Tank" and "Why Won't God Heal Amputees"; lurked in a few others (including here a bit, as I recall). Some people liked the format of this site better.

Anyway, when the excrement began to hit the ventilation device a few weeks ago, it turned out a couple of Amazonians had already fled here, and the rest of us just kind of wandered in the door they left open.

Nice place you got here. Little drafty, tho'. Wink

Well, open doors will cause that. Didn't want a revolving door though...Tongue

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03-03-2017, 07:29 PM
RE: Amazon Refugee Roll Call
(03-03-2017 07:21 PM)Dr H Wrote:  
(03-03-2017 06:59 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I have a question for the new crew.

How did you end up here and not on another site?

Did you send out a scout to find a new home?

Hmm... it just kinda happened. We did start scouting around "just in case" a couple of years ago. I spent some time on a few other sites, like "Atheist Think Tank" and "Why Won't God Heal Amputees"; lurked in a few others (including here a bit, as I recall). Some people liked the format of this site better.

Anyway, when the excrement began to hit the ventilation device a few weeks ago, it turned out a couple of Amazonians had already fled here, and the rest of us just kind of wandered in the door they left open.

Nice place you got here. Little drafty, tho'. Wink

Things are usually pretty good here. I see a couple of whackadoos snuck in around the time you guys arrived...but that happens now and then. We also have a couple resident loons who haven't broken any rules and are allowed to stay so there are some chew toys to gnaw on.

Hopefully this a good thing for the Amazonians and the TTA crew.

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03-03-2017, 07:29 PM
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(03-03-2017 07:21 PM)Dr H Wrote:  "Why Won't God Heal Amputees"

Sounds cheery.

#sigh
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03-03-2017, 07:39 PM
RE: Amazon Refugee Roll Call
(03-03-2017 06:59 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I have a question for the new crew.

How did you end up here and not on another site?

Did you send out a scout to find a new home?

> In my case, a member by the name of Dorsie posted a link to TTA website. I checked it out just prior to being expelled from the Amazon forums. Wink
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03-03-2017, 07:52 PM
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How many Brownie Points does Dorsie get for referring members? Advance scouts live a dangerous life! Big Grin
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03-03-2017, 07:58 PM
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(03-03-2017 07:03 PM)Dorsie Wrote:  Wolf being banned, more than anyone else, convinces me that the purge has been targeted against atheists, even though some trolls were zapped, possibly to cover the tracks.

And Pooh P Pantz is still there, posting at an empty forum. Maybe I should jump on the Amazon ban wagon and tell PPP to stick it up his nether aperture, sideways, in the key of C sharp. If nothing else, it would feel wonderful. Tongue

I've begun to suspect a possible vendetta of "abuse" reports by one of the more OCD theists.
I even have one in mind, although I admit I'm just guessing there.

My reasons:

1) More post deletions -- a lot more -- have been happening in the atheist forum than in the religious fora, even though they've had some there as well -- most of the posts deleted in both places have been by atheists.

2) In the few threads that some of the old crew are still posting to, someone is meticulously "no" voting every single post by any atheist, regardless of content. This is happening even when no theist is present in the discussion. But it's mostly only one "no" per post, leading me to suspect a single operator.

3) We all know that Amazon rarely, if ever, actually reviews any complaints or comments, as witness their consistent response of either nothing; or a form letter referencing a generic document that explains nothing. However, we do know that when they receive complaints of "abuse" they frequently react by deleting the post reported -- often, I think, without actually reading it. (I've recently had posts deleted that were nothing more than neutral responses to questions asked in a prior post, or pointers to this forum.)

4) Posts in other non-religions fora don't seem to have experienced purges. A few deleted posts -- like you'll find in any of the fora -- but no wholesale wiping out of 75% of a thread. "Philosophy", "Science", and "Classical Music", for example, all seem to be 90% intact. This suggests a focus on the atheism and religion groups.

5) This one's more shaky, but I suspect Gob, or one of a few others who were banned a couple of weeks prior to the actual purge. We know that Gob has reappeared under new identities a number of times, and was also one of the most obsessive non-atheist posters in the atheist forum, as well as one of the nastiest. I wouldn't put it past him to be getting his jollies by reporting every atheist post he thinks there might even be a snowball's chance of labeling "spiteful".

More than one can play at that last game, of course, but I haven't decided exactly who is a worthy target. Yet.

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03-03-2017, 08:05 PM
RE: Amazon Refugee Roll Call
(03-03-2017 07:29 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(03-03-2017 07:21 PM)Dr H Wrote:  "Why Won't God Heal Amputees"

Sounds cheery.

Pretty straight forward atheist forum, actually -- mostly "hard" atheists.

A lot of more socially/politically conservative members than many other fora. But it was fun being an anarchist among conservatives. For a while, anyway.

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03-03-2017, 08:07 PM
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(03-03-2017 07:52 PM)Fireball Wrote:  How many Brownie Points does Dorsie get for referring members? Advance scouts live a dangerous life! Big Grin

We would follow him through the gates of . . . a church?

Tongue

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