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New Theist
#11
RE: New Theist
(November 1, 2021 at 4:02 pm)GaryAnderson Wrote:
(November 1, 2021 at 3:59 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Actually, we have a fairly explicit list of rules, one of which is to be polite in the Introductions thread.

Boru

For real? These things exist? You would be a statistical anomaly if you followed your own rules and don’t ban people for whatever personal reason.
I mean I’d like to believe and I believe by default so I will try to take this site on the internet more seriously.

Welcome to the world of statistical anomalies. If we banned people on a whim, you’d already be gone.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#12
RE: New Theist
(November 1, 2021 at 4:03 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(November 1, 2021 at 4:02 pm)GaryAnderson Wrote: For real? These things exist? You would be a statistical anomaly if you followed your own rules and don’t ban people for whatever personal reason.
I mean I’d like to believe and I believe by default so I will try to take this site on the internet more seriously.

Welcome to the world of statistical anomalies. If we banned people on a whim, you’d already be gone.

Boru

Yeah, sometimes it's a shame that staff has to follow the rules too.

Anyway, why don't you let us learn a little about you while you learn a little about us.
 “I believe in annoyed at first sight.” – Steve Maraboli                                              
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#13
RE: New Theist
(November 1, 2021 at 3:42 pm)GaryAnderson Wrote:
(November 1, 2021 at 3:39 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: Other side of never.  The boards don't ban people for disagreeing, but there's a pile of banned assholes on record.  Why?  Plan on saying something you think might get you banned?  

Welcome aboard, at any rate.

Yeah anything can happen in discussions. For example you may be exposed as leftists, or as spiritually dead, or confused or just like a religion. Can you handle all these or ….. BAN?

Me?  Unlikely.  In a charitable view of your comments I'm far right, extremely spiritual, and openly religious.  I don't wield the banhammer anymore....but I wasn't exactly zealous in it's use when I did.  We used to have some rules around here banning pure proselytization...for example...but they've since been dropped.  I always wondered how we could expect a person who really believes to avoid any of that.

I mean...make a thread - but... I wonder what it is you have to say that you need to preface this way? There's a good chance we've heard it before from other members who are still here. Unless it's some super dark loon shit that no one else could come up with (a high bar here), mind you.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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#14
RE: New Theist
(November 1, 2021 at 4:03 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(November 1, 2021 at 4:02 pm)GaryAnderson Wrote: For real? These things exist? You would be a statistical anomaly if you followed your own rules and don’t ban people for whatever personal reason.
I mean I’d like to believe and I believe by default so I will try to take this site on the internet more seriously.

Welcome to the world of statistical anomalies. If we banned people on a whim, you’d already be gone.

Boru

Thanks for the welcome and I just glanced at your forum rules. My initial reaction first of all is : Oh My God.
You have too many rules but they’re standard to most boards and this will raise some more questions from me.
I see trolling, disruptions or derailing on almost every thread on the internet and here lies the conundrum: are you going to police every thread or are you going to leave it alone. Maybe you’ll react on only when people report. Even then you might ignore the reports because you may protect your friends here and their egos. If you don’t act on it then why the rule?
I’m speaking from experience here by the way which is why I’m asking these questions.
You also have etiquette rules which I personally find even more ridiculous to enforce since they’re in the grey area and mostly get acted upon by friends or groups of friends not because The Rule was broken.

What do you think about all these preliminary ideas?
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#15
RE: New Theist
You'll see all of that trolling here, too. The mods and admins are permissive. I think that's a good thing, on balance. Better to stay the hand than come down on every asshole at first convenience.

When you say that you think our rules are untenable, is that you telling us that you came here explicitly to be an asshole and will follow through on that intention?

It won't go well.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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#16
RE: New Theist
(November 1, 2021 at 4:13 pm)GaryAnderson Wrote:
(November 1, 2021 at 4:03 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Welcome to the world of statistical anomalies. If we banned people on a whim, you’d already be gone.

Boru

Thanks for the welcome and I just glanced at your forum rules. My initial reaction first of all is : Oh My God.
You have too many rules but they’re standard to most boards and this will raise some more questions from me.
I see trolling, disruptions or derailing on almost every thread on the internet and here lies the conundrum: are you going to police every thread or are you going to leave it alone. Maybe you’ll react on only when people report. Even then you might ignore the reports because you may protect your friends here and their egos. If you don’t act on it then why the rule?
I’m speaking from experience here by the way which is why I’m asking these questions.
You also have etiquette rules which I personally find even more ridiculous to enforce since they’re in the grey area and mostly get acted upon by friends or groups of friends not because The Rule was broken.

What do you think about all these preliminary ideas?

Let's take this to a thread that isn't the intro. That's where we can have a discussion.
 “I believe in annoyed at first sight.” – Steve Maraboli                                              
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#17
RE: New Theist
(November 1, 2021 at 4:13 pm)GaryAnderson Wrote:
(November 1, 2021 at 4:03 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Welcome to the world of statistical anomalies. If we banned people on a whim, you’d already be gone.

Boru

Thanks for the welcome and I just glanced at your forum rules. My initial reaction first of all is : Oh My God.
You have too many rules but they’re standard to most boards and this will raise some more questions from me.
I see trolling, disruptions or derailing on almost every thread on the internet and here lies the conundrum: are you going to police every thread or are you going to leave it alone. Maybe you’ll react on only when people report. Even then you might ignore the reports because you may protect your friends here and their egos. If you don’t act on it then why the rule?
I’m speaking from experience here by the way which is why I’m asking these questions.
You also have etiquette rules which I personally find even more ridiculous to enforce since they’re in the grey area and mostly get acted upon by friends or groups of friends not because The Rule was broken.

What do you think about all these preliminary ideas?

I think you should find a forum more to your liking.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#18
RE: New Theist
(November 1, 2021 at 4:17 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(November 1, 2021 at 4:13 pm)GaryAnderson Wrote: Thanks for the welcome and I just glanced at your forum rules. My initial reaction first of all is : Oh My God.
You have too many rules but they’re standard to most boards and this will raise some more questions from me.
I see trolling, disruptions or derailing on almost every thread on the internet and here lies the conundrum: are you going to police every thread or are you going to leave it alone. Maybe you’ll react on only when people report. Even then you might ignore the reports because you may protect your friends here and their egos. If you don’t act on it then why the rule?
I’m speaking from experience here by the way which is why I’m asking these questions.
You also have etiquette rules which I personally find even more ridiculous to enforce since they’re in the grey area and mostly get acted upon by friends or groups of friends not because The Rule was broken.

What do you think about all these preliminary ideas?

I think you should find a forum more to your liking.

Boru

Aha! I knew it. The BOSS does not like the words I’ve said.
All right, I am going to do some observing in the mean time and open a topic and see where it goes. It will most likely end in a ban. Smile
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#19
RE: New Theist
You seem kind of paranoid
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#20
RE: New Theist
(November 1, 2021 at 4:22 pm)Helios Wrote: You seem kind of paranoid

Brother, I am Experienced and have many Internet Hours under my belt and don’t spend them all in One Bubble. Smile
I know exactly where things lead if you visit a Republican board and you’re a Democrat - to use Politics as an example.
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