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Moderators Needed for the New Philosophy Forum Group on A2K

 
 
Zetherin
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 02:52 pm
@Pangloss,
Robert's goal was to create a completely open marketplace for ideas, without censorship or stringency. And he's done so. You acknowledge some prefer it that way, and that's really the jist of it.
Caroline
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 02:53 pm
@Intrepid,
That's what you think.
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Zetherin
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 02:55 pm
@Intrepid,
Honest assessments can still be low-blows Smile

That said, based on this thread, you were right on the money. The craziness that ensued doesn't exactly make the future group inviting.
Pangloss
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 02:56 pm
@Zetherin,
Youtube beat him to it, and the discussions over there should be a warning for those who support that supposed goal of this forum.
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Caroline
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 02:57 pm
@Zetherin,
I'm glad I wont be moderating.
HexHammer
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:00 pm
@Caroline,
Caroline wrote:
I'm glad I wont be moderating.
Yearh, and I'm sure the rest of us are too.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:02 pm
Christ, and here I used to think that the A2Kers were a bunch of whiny bitches...

Cycloptichorn
Caroline
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:02 pm
@HexHammer,
Do you think I care what you think.
Caroline
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:04 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
I could think of a few.Wink
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:04 pm
@Caroline,
Caroline wrote:
Do you think I care what you think.
1) yes, else you would have me on ignore.
2) why do you reply to something that you don't care about?
3) another blatant proof of you lack of rationallity.
4) I will save your climate whine thread for teaching people how some lack rationallity.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:04 pm
http://www.theonion.com/articles/do-my-empty-threats-mean-nothing-to-you,11251/

Quote:

Special Report:
Do My Empty Threats Mean Nothing To You?

By Greg Swanson
August 30, 2006 | ISSUE 42•35

Lately, I've been getting the impression that you're not taking me very seriously. Yesterday, you barely even looked in my direction when I told you that when I'm through with you you'll wish you'd never been born. Well if you believe you can just tune out Greg Swanson's warnings, you've got another thing coming. So you better wise up, or I swear to God I'll eventually live up to my promise to make your life a living hell.

Do you think ultimatums like these grow on trees? I put a lot of energy into my low-voiced intimidation, and I don't appreciate when you don't give it the respect I think it deserves. Do you know how hard it was to tell you I'd never speak to you again for the fifth time? How about showing a little regard for the guy who could take you for everything you're worth and run you out of town? And I could if I wanted to, believe me. I absolutely could.

I'll ruin you. I've thought long and hard on just how to do it, too. Any day now you'll wake up and this pretty little fairy tale you call a life will be nothing more than a memory. And when that day comes, you'll realize how wrong you were to ignore my many, many warnings. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. Maybe not even six months from now. But mark my words, you'll be sorry.

If you don't start taking my ambiguous but menacing threats seriously, prepare to suffer the consequences. They aren't likely to be the ones I mentioned in the threats, but believe me, after a few more weeks of my covert glares, finger-wagging, and incoherent insults muttered under my breath, you'll be begging for mercy. And I won't stop there. You won't be able to hide from the ranting, inconclusive e-mails I'll write but never send, not to mention my merciless campaign of unfounded accusations. What do you think of that, you Nazi-sympathizing child pornographer.

In case you've forgotten, I'm the guy who could have told the boss about your little $12.77 "accounting error" last quarter without batting an eye. Do you think I lost any sleep over reminding you daily that I could, in all likelihood, get you fired? Not a wink. And I'd choose not to rat on you again given half a chance. In fact, if I can get all the employers in the area to agree to it, you'll never work in this town again. So the next time you think about shrugging off my half-hearted attempts at intimidation, just remember: I've got your ass in a sling, hypothetically.

So go on, just keep pushing me. You're on my list, bucko, and the thing about my list is that no one ever gets off. You could be on my list until the day you die and not even know it. Of course, you will know it, because I'll routinely remind you that you're on my list. And there's nothing you can do to stop me.

Unless, of course, you'd like to be moved all the way to No. 1 on the list. No? I didn't think so. Neither one of us wants that, believe me.

Maybe you don't know how important I am in this office. Maybe you're even more ignorant than I thought, and you don't realize that I pay a lot of lip service to some fairly important projects around here. If everything goes as planned, I'll be receiving a lateral promotion this spring, and when that happens, I'll have a lot of connections in some pretty comparable positions, so you'd be wise to start kissing my ass now. You'd hate to come in to work one day to find, oh, say, that your desk is all rearranged, wouldn't you? Or that your thermostat was cranked up to 80? It would be a real shame if your salad disappeared from the kitchen fridge. Wouldn't it?

Now do I have your attention?

You know, the real shame is that it didn't have to be this way. When I first met you, I actually thought we might be good buddies. I tried to be friendly by offering you plenty of compliments and kind gestures. They may have been nonspecific and unemotional, but that's no reason to turn your back on me the way you did. But now, it's too damn late for apologies, so you'd better just shape up and start paying heed to my passive–aggressive criticism.

Or else.
mark noble
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:07 pm
Hi!

I believe only four here on this thread have the ability, experience and the attitude it takes to moderate the new group, and two of them have no interest in doing so.

We are left with John and Zetherin.

Is there anyone else that any of us would respect enough to be in such roles?

Mark...
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Caroline
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:08 pm
@HexHammer,
I will be ignoring you in the future hex because I don't care for you. Yes save this thread and let people see that you attacked me in something that had nothing to do with you, you attack all the time for no reason, why? Dont bother I dont care have a pleasant life, goodybye.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:13 pm
@Butrflynet,
Hi BF!

Who is this 'Greg Swanson', Please?

Kind regards!
Mark...
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Zetherin
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:15 pm
I also want to note something else, that may indeed be interesting to some.

Some from the old philosophy forum, as odd as this may be, didn't even have much of an interest in philosophy. Some simply stayed for the community and rarely ever engaged in philosophical discussion (in fact, some members only contributed by way of PM's and blogs). Not to mention, the vast majority didn't have philosophy degrees, nor were they philosophically inclined, even if they were interested in philosophy. A good number were just people yearning for an intellectual discussion, about whatever, that they normally couldn't find in their everyday lives.

Because of this, when people, including myself, refer to the old forum as the "philosophy forum", I always feel as though there is a misnomer present. And when people hear that one has come from the "philosophy forum", they justifiably believe they are a philosopher, or are philosophically versed on some level. But this, as funny as it may be, isn't always (and after closer examination, isn't usually) the case.
spendius
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:28 pm
@Zetherin,
I think people are on this philforum kick so they can tell their friends etc they go on a philosophy forum on the Internet hoping some of the intellectual cachet of philosophy will rub off on them and they will be thought of a s "brainy".

There's is not one shred of philosophy involved. Whoever is chosen to moderate should start by explaining what philosophy is to the participants and keep on explaining until they get the general drift. Pangloss, for example, has used one crass circularity, been told about it and in his next post has gone and done it again. Someone used the old excluded middle trick with the body builders. Caroline has well proved that women are unfit for the job assuming she is a typical woman which she sounds like to me.
mark noble
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 03:34 pm
@spendius,
Hi Spendius!

You must writhe in laughter when the gullible respond.
You can fool some of the people.....

Leave the girl alone. The rest won't bite!

Mark...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 04:29 pm
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

Or, people could start using the ignore function.

Imagine if all the people sputtering at Spendius and Mark Noble just ignored them already?


With or without the Ignore Function.

Me, I'm amused at all the philforum folk letting Spendius toy with them while thread ballooning, and, then, their own lack of previously vaunted personal posting control - and now! wait! They're blaming A2k! Not all of them, though, thank goodness.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 04:31 pm
@ossobuco,
I have not blamed a2k. spendi is a Brit gas that smells like one; he's harmless - even though his posts stinks.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 04:35 pm
@Zetherin,
Zetherin wrote:

I also want to note something else, that may indeed be interesting to some.

Some from the old philosophy forum, as odd as this may be, didn't even have much of an interest in philosophy. Some simply stayed for the community and rarely ever engaged in philosophical discussion (in fact, some members only contributed by way of PM's and blogs). Not to mention, the vast majority didn't have philosophy degrees, nor were they philosophically inclined, even if they were interested in philosophy. A good number were just people yearning for an intellectual discussion, about whatever, that they normally couldn't find in their everyday lives.

Because of this, when people, including myself, refer to the old forum as the "philosophy forum", I always feel as though there is a misnomer present. And when people hear that one has come from the "philosophy forum", they justifiably believe they are a philosopher, or are philosophically versed on some level. But this, as funny as it may be, isn't always (and after closer examination, isn't usually) the case.


Thanks for the update, Zetherin. I do think, however, that this was very evident. Even to some of us A2K bottom feeders.
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