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21-02-2017, 11:01 PM
RE: Hi! Yet Anther Amazon Refugee
(21-02-2017 10:21 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(21-02-2017 09:27 PM)Dr H Wrote:  Hi folks.

Amazon has had a number of "customer discussion forums" for a long time, but in the past few years they have been making them increasingly more difficult to locate. Most of the people currently in them have been there for a long time.

Amazon has long had an arbitrary and capricious policy as regards deleting posts, banning posters, and blocking accounts. It's quite common to have one of these happen for "violating the rules", however said rules are never stated other than in the vaguest terms. No amount of correspondence with Amazon could elicit further detail. When a poster was banned, all their posts, in all threads and fora, would be deleted -- making it difficult to follow discussions if you had been gone for a day or two.

We've seen the hand writing on the wall for a while, and started making contingency plans to find another home, should Amazon suddenly shut down the fora without warning -- which would be entirely consistent with Amazon's behavior to date. More recently, adding insult to injury, drones with sock-puppets who did nothing but spam across fora with the same inane repetition hundreds -- and more likely thousands of times -- were left to carry on as usual, while valued posters who had been initiating and contributing to substantive discussions for years, would sometimes disappear suddenly.

It was that last that finally convinced me that it was time to seek greener pastures. The Amazon fora are still there, but so is Usenet, so that's not saying much. I'll probably continue to haunt their emptying corridors for a while yet. But since a whole raft of my favorite posters just showed up over here, there probably isn't going to be much to hold me over there for much longer.

Amazon's loss -- I won't be making nearly as many impulse purchases now that I don't have an Amazon window open on my system all day.
Should save me a lot of cash; maybe I'll put it into real estate. Smile

Thanks for being a haven for a bunch of displaced unbelievers.

If some of the trolls follow you, it would be amusing. We have people here who make fine grist from them. I personally just occasionally look in to see how finely ground they get. Great fun!

Is there a particular place here to see that done?
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21-02-2017, 11:47 PM
RE: Hi! Yet Anther Amazon Refugee
(21-02-2017 09:27 PM)Dr H Wrote:  Thanks for being a haven for a bunch of displaced unbelievers.

Welcome, but then aren't we all?

(21-02-2017 09:27 PM)‘Dr H Wrote:  Should save me a lot of cash; maybe I’ll put it into real estate. Smile

Real estate is something we could talk about.

(21-02-2017 09:27 PM)‘Dr H’ Wrote:  The Amazon fora are still there...

I keep reading that as the Amazon fauna and fora Blink

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21-02-2017, 11:49 PM
RE: Hi! Yet Anther Amazon Refugee
(21-02-2017 11:01 PM)Mary L. Mand Wrote:  
(21-02-2017 10:21 PM)Fireball Wrote:  If some of the trolls follow you, it would be amusing. We have people here who make fine grist from them. I personally just occasionally look in to see how finely ground they get. Great fun!

Is there a particular place here to see that done?

We have a ban log you can browse http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...Log--20087. The best part is reading the accompanying comments. We also have a ban log commentary thread for the fun of it.

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22-02-2017, 02:19 AM
RE: Hi! Yet Anther Amazon Refugee
Hello, but you gotta share that wine if you wanna stay.

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22-02-2017, 05:48 AM
RE: Hi! Yet Anther Amazon Refugee
(21-02-2017 09:27 PM)Dr H Wrote:  Amazon's loss -- I won't be making nearly as many impulse purchases now that I don't have an Amazon window open on my system all day.

Here you go

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22-02-2017, 06:29 PM
RE: Hi! Yet Anther Amazon Refugee
(20-02-2017 12:59 PM)M. Linoge Wrote:  
(19-02-2017 11:17 PM)Fireball Wrote:  Howzabout a link? I'm always interested in poking my nose into strange places, even if I've never caught an STD. Big Grin Don't worry too much if you brought some explosive baggage. The management is pretty good about tossing it over the wall. Thumbsup

https://www.amazon.com/forum/atheist/ref...0DQ2H7S4W0

What am I looking at? Is that Pico de Guano the troll? Shit bring him over here, needs some more training if he's looking to do it professionally. Some cool user names. Norm Deplume, that's funny as fuck.

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22-02-2017, 06:41 PM
RE: Hi! Yet Anther Amazon Refugee
(22-02-2017 06:29 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(20-02-2017 12:59 PM)M. Linoge Wrote:  https://www.amazon.com/forum/atheist/ref...0DQ2H7S4W0

What am I looking at? Is that Pico de Guano the troll? Shit bring him over here, needs some more training if he's looking to do it professionally. Some cool user names. Norm Deplume, that's funny as fuck.

That business with deleting the posts has got to be really annoying.

Oh hey! I have something sitting in my cart. I should pull the trigger on that order so I can get my stuff already.
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22-02-2017, 06:42 PM (This post was last modified: 22-02-2017 06:48 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Hi! Yet Anther Amazon Refugee
(21-02-2017 01:40 PM)A. Secular Human Wrote:  The moderation over there is exceptionally biased towards the theistic viewpoint, and oversight has increased *dramatically* in the last month,

We had a Calvinist moderator here once. He was one of the better ones. I mean until the One Ring drove him batshit bonkers like it does everyone who carries it. There's a Jews for Jesus one here now who's been acting shifty lately. ... matter of fact since right about the time you folk started wet feet/dry feeting us. Dodgy

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22-02-2017, 06:49 PM (This post was last modified: 22-02-2017 07:46 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Hi! Yet Anther Amazon Refugee
(21-02-2017 03:12 PM)Mary L. Mand Wrote:  ASH, Ammy just spanked me for a post that was "spiteful and outside our guidelines."

Mods please add "spiteful and inappropriate" to the causes for banning here. Thank you.

You folk had deleted posts over there? I can say with some confidence that there have been very very few, if any, posts have been deleted here. Seems a bit rude.

Now since you're all here, we can run you through the introductory threads together.

First we have the requisite David Mabus threads (Is that guy still put away somewhere? Someone got an eye on him?)

new rulership for SCOFFING BOURGEOIS ATHEIST PIGLETS!
the-B-BQUAKE-911-FINAL-REVISION


Before I introduce you to The Metatron have a little intermission with the cameltoe thread. ... What the hell? Which one of you fuckers moved the cameltoe thread into the "describe your dick in 6 words or less" forum? I know it didn't used to be there because there was no "talk dirty to me" forum when that thread was made. You fucking better not have deleted it after me just saying you don't delete shit. Fucking prudes.

If your into math these are good -
srdanova math

Mathematics - a new basis


And this is Metatron with a comely black girl named Shekinah who sits on his lap while riding in his 1977 red TransAm. I tried to figure it out but all I could come up with was some Jewish stenographer angel riding around with God's nest on his lap.

Welcome Mark Dreher
The Final Assault, by Mark Dreher

That's probably enough to get you started. I think most members here would agree that those are representative of the quality of discussion you will find around here.

Have fun, and sorry about that cameltoe business. I'll start a petition to have it brought back. Here's some banana hammocks while you wait.

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22-02-2017, 06:57 PM
RE: Hi! Yet Anther Amazon Refugee
(22-02-2017 06:49 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(21-02-2017 03:12 PM)Mary L. Mand Wrote:  ASH, Ammy just spanked me for a post that was "spiteful and outside our guidelines."

Mods please add "spiteful and inappropriate" to the causes for banning here.

But I don't want you to go! Sadcryface

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