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04-03-2017, 04:03 PM
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(04-03-2017 03:19 PM)Szuchow Wrote:  
(04-03-2017 03:15 PM)adey67 Wrote:  That's fine but ifs someone is trying I'm inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt til they prove me wrong. My choice.

I find last sentence of your post to be unnecessary as I didn't even imply that it isn't your choice.

Figure of speech, kinda like casting the first stone was, that's all.
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04-03-2017, 04:06 PM
RE: Ban Log Commentary Thread
(04-03-2017 04:03 PM)adey67 Wrote:  
(04-03-2017 03:19 PM)Szuchow Wrote:  I find last sentence of your post to be unnecessary as I didn't even imply that it isn't your choice.

Figure of speech, kinda like casting the first stone was, that's all.

Ah.

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04-03-2017, 04:40 PM
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(04-03-2017 03:04 PM)Jay Vogelsong Wrote:  It is a relief to see obvious trolls removed quickly. At Amazon we were often abused for years before anyone did anything, if they did anything at all.
Moms is both very fair and tolerant, and also very effective. She wields a mean banstick Smile
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04-03-2017, 04:46 PM
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(04-03-2017 03:32 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Alla is actually showing some signs of being reasonable on certain things lately.

And getting rid of her would make Girly cry. I doubt that would be pretty.

Alla just seems very insulated and has no wish to test her beliefs. Full disclosure I only interact with her in the politics section so what she does in A&T I have no idea.



(04-03-2017 03:35 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(04-03-2017 03:32 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Alla is actually showing some signs of being reasonable on certain things lately.

And getting rid of her would make Girly cry. I doubt that would be pretty.

Bunch of meanies.

Without her going on some kind of suicidal Egor style self immolation I have no doubts she will be here for you to give Girly-hugs to for years to come.

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04-03-2017, 04:55 PM
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(04-03-2017 02:51 PM)Szuchow Wrote:  
(04-03-2017 02:49 PM)adey67 Wrote:  Alla seems reformed. Borg and celestial cock wonder could be destroyed though

Reformed? Hardly.

Nah - Alla's ok - she is sincere and what's more, she's not deliberately disingenuous - at least I haven't seen it. She's been here a while - she's here to communicate with people and learn. I can't shut the door on anyone with the capacity to learn and relate.

On the other hand... Borg is just a ridiculous asshole. Angel

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04-03-2017, 04:57 PM
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(04-03-2017 03:04 PM)Jay Vogelsong Wrote:  It is a relief to see obvious trolls removed quickly. At Amazon we were often abused for years before anyone did anything, if they did anything at all.

It's a fine line to walk sometimes.

This is what Seth, the owner of this place, said:

Quote:I don’t see the forum or social media pages as a First Amendment haven, nor have I surrendered my right to set a specific tempo for the community. I do, however, allow many unpleasant and indefensible ideas to be presented so that they can be seen, absorbed and ultimately given the white-hot light of scrutiny that the skeptical community is so well known for. In almost all cases, the good men, women and youth of the TTA community actually provide the rebukes, the refutations and the outrage these bitter pills deserve.

In a rare case, though, I do step in and pull the plug. TTA’s forum is a place of discussion, yes, and free discussion at that. However, is it NOT required to pander to everyone and everything that comes along, and ultimately, it exists to provide conversation, support, encouragement, information and community to the atheist, the agnostic, the freethinker.

In a world where the non-believer is treated as caricature, as the monster, as the outcast, The Thinking Atheist is a safe place. And I’ll do whatever is necessary to preserve this.

He doesn't get involved here much, only if something is out of whack. So far he has only had to step in once. He actively runs his facebook page and does videos and pod casts and that keeps him busy.

Moms does an excellent job here. Bowing

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04-03-2017, 05:15 PM
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(04-03-2017 04:57 PM)Dom Wrote:  
(04-03-2017 03:04 PM)Jay Vogelsong Wrote:  It is a relief to see obvious trolls removed quickly. At Amazon we were often abused for years before anyone did anything, if they did anything at all.

It's a fine line to walk sometimes.

This is what Seth, the owner of this place, said:

Quote:I don’t see the forum or social media pages as a First Amendment haven, nor have I surrendered my right to set a specific tempo for the community. I do, however, allow many unpleasant and indefensible ideas to be presented so that they can be seen, absorbed and ultimately given the white-hot light of scrutiny that the skeptical community is so well known for. In almost all cases, the good men, women and youth of the TTA community actually provide the rebukes, the refutations and the outrage these bitter pills deserve.

In a rare case, though, I do step in and pull the plug. TTA’s forum is a place of discussion, yes, and free discussion at that. However, is it NOT required to pander to everyone and everything that comes along, and ultimately, it exists to provide conversation, support, encouragement, information and community to the atheist, the agnostic, the freethinker.

In a world where the non-believer is treated as caricature, as the monster, as the outcast, The Thinking Atheist is a safe place. And I’ll do whatever is necessary to preserve this.

He doesn't get involved here much, only if something is out of whack. So far he has only had to step in once. He actively runs his facebook page and does videos and pod casts and that keeps him busy.

Moms does an excellent job here. Bowing

As an additional note to all new members (and everyone else) Do Not Go To Seth For Forum Problems! Seth is a very busy man and personally approves every admin at TTA he does not wish to be involved in disputes on forum related things. If an issue is big enough to be brought to Seth's attention (which has happened a few times) then the Admins will do this.

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04-03-2017, 06:33 PM
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(04-03-2017 03:04 PM)Jay Vogelsong Wrote:  It is a relief to see obvious trolls removed quickly. At Amazon we were often abused for years before anyone did anything, if they did anything at all.

One of the best things about this place, you shit on the carpet you get warned. You are an insufferable dick and you get banned.

Anyway PC was just the latest in what is an interminable line of douchebags waiting to get in, just look out the window...

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04-03-2017, 07:09 PM
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(04-03-2017 03:12 PM)Szuchow Wrote:  ...
I see nothing of value in Alla "contributions".

I wonder if I can change your opinion. Consider

It's been a while since a gave an analysis of Alla's behaviour and back then I observed that she had two (at least) writing styles / levels of eloquence and that she was ... what shall we call it? ... an inverse cock pimple.

She was (they were), I thought, a natural conservative made belligerent by experiences of Soviet style collectivism. And this was very personal and raw. Not a great thinker but starting to think. Not someone with the perspective of a student of socio-political-economics who had read and understood history (i.e. not Szuchow) but a victim of it.

Now here's the curious thing... Soviet-style socialism failed and is no more and from the ashes we have an emerging Russia heading towards theocratic fascism.

Some data points:
Clamping down on evangelism or more specifically getting pissy with anything other than the Russian Orthodox Church

Is it church leading state or state leading church in this unholy alliance?

And how do the plebs react?
What was "partiinost" (the party line) has self-replicated to become submission (and we all know that translation of "Islam") ... See the nice lady at 4:13 to 4:37 and from 4:50 to 5:00 note the "new laws that threaten imprisonment for insulting the feelings of religious believers or for standing up for homosexual rights"

Pence's Murika is showing all the same signs and it's looking ever more likely that there will be a clash of cultures (western christianity vs. eastern christianity with Islam being used as a pawn) heading our way and we're in a warm-up phase right now.

Anyway, Alla's opinions are an expression of the embodiment of east meets west ... like a child, naive and seeking security, caught between parents of a hostile divorce fighting of custody of her mind ... almost every utterance is an microcosmic insight into humanity's attempt to comprehend it's tiny place in a crazy, fucked up and uncontrollable universe ... a feeble but noble attempt to grasp and salvage some fragile order from incomprehensible chaos.

Or something like that. Unsure

This is, I think, what Girly finds so fascinating.

Consider

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04-03-2017, 07:30 PM
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Ah darn, no PC. Sad I was waiting for him to finish out the angry internet Catholic video list by spamming videos from Michael Voris.

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