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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,07:57   

Why deny ourselves the comedy?

I say let the man speak. :)

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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,07:59   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 21 2006,12:57)
Why deny ourselves the comedy?

I say let the man speak. :)

I concur, give him one thread to play in.  He's a laff riot to be sure.

Maybe he can dig up all those evidence based ID papers Behe and Dembski have written and submitted to godless science journals only to be rejected.

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k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,08:01   

OK and howabout JAD as well?

The both of them can do our work better than we can.

A free for all at the local, we could start a collection to pay for their drinks.

Better than the Goya of the fish wives.

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k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,08:07   

DT and JAD sharing a good EVO meal



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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,08:08   

The fact is that PT and AtBC have banned about 30 people in 3 years. That's roughly the number of people Davetard's banned since Monday. This tells you that only the most disruptive people are bounced from PT/AtBC. People like JAD, Larry Falafelman, Great White Wonder--people who have some kind of mental deficiency w/r/t reasoned discourse. Unlike Uncommonly Dense, you can disagree here all you want, as long as you're not excessively disruptive. Look at AFDave's 400 posts, Paley's 770 posts, Carol Clouser's several hundred, &c. Davetard belongs in the first group, and should remain banned.

   
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,08:11   

Steve, Perhaps as Mr. Christopher has suggested just one thread?

Positives: Damage and derailing will be limited
Negatives: Hilarity will be limited

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,08:12   

It should be pointed out that DaveTard also threatened to hack this site.

30 people Steve?  I think you are over-estimating.  It's probably much less than that.  Also, GWW was an evolution supporter, so it's not like people are banned for simply holding ID positions.

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,08:15   

That's not an estimate, I know how many people have been banned, and 30 is approximately the number.
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Also, GWW was an evolution supporter, so it's not like people are banned for simply holding ID positions.

I never said they were. I said they were banned for having mental disorders which prevented them from behaving constructively.

   
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,08:15   

Quote (GCT @ June 21 2006,13:12)
It should be pointed out that DaveTard also threatened to hack this site.

He's got an IQ north of 150 (MPH, not KPH) and is a kompewter genius. As is we could stop him! ???

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,08:20   

Richard u r so vicious!!!

R u lou reed in deskys?

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,08:31   

Quote (k.e @ June 21 2006,13:20)
Richard u r so vicious!!!

R u lou reed in deskys?

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,08:33   

Quote (stevestory @ June 21 2006,13:15)
That's not an estimate, I know how many people have been banned, and 30 is approximately the number.
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Also, GWW was an evolution supporter, so it's not like people are banned for simply holding ID positions.

I never said they were. I said they were banned for having mental disorders which prevented them from behaving constructively.

On the number, I'll take your word for it.  I'm surprised that it's that high.  You are 100% correct though that it pales in comparison to how many DT has "put in permanent moderation" at UD.

Also, I didn't mean to imply that you said anything about GWW.  I was simply pointing that out to others that might not know.  Sorry, I didn't really make that very clear.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,09:52   

I'd only support this if DT was confined to one thread and Davison was induced to post in the same thread.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,12:37   

Hey, I'm not the one to dictate what should and shouldn't be the focus of the forum here, and obviously I too enjoy the slapstick comedy that the Springerbot and AFD present.  However, really, don't we have enough frivolity and enough creobots to poke a stick at already?

If we're voting i vote not to reintroduce them, if for no other reason than to encourage more effort to go into posting topics related to actual science, or even philosophy, to discuss.  

JAD is literally, a one trick pony, and the Springerbot, based on previous experience, will simply run away to his own blog (UD) whenever things start looking bad for him here.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,13:00   

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Also, I didn't mean to imply that you said anything about GWW.  I was simply pointing that out to others that might not know.  Sorry, I didn't really make that very clear.


Ah, gotcha. Sometimes it's just impossible to read the tone of a text communication, so it's inevitable I'll err occasionally.

   
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,13:05   

Does anyone remember why exactly GWW was banned from PT? I had been there for a couple months, he was a regular, I left to go on vacation for a week, I come back and he's history. Did he have some kind of flameout?

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,13:10   

that was it exactly; one day he (she?) simply went completely ballistic (and that's an understatement) on just about everybody, and used a considerable amount of profanity to boot.

when the moderators attempted to intervene, they got an earful as well.

that was the last time I ever saw Great White Wonder round these parts.

that was what?  over a year ago IIRC.

i do believe I've seen GWW posting on other forums though; gone from PT but still round and about.

I don't know if GWW has approached any of the contributors for reinstatement or not.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,13:28   

Quote (Ichthyic @ June 21 2006,18:10)
that was it exactly; one day he (she?) simply went completely ballistic (and that's an understatement) on just about everybody, and used a considerable amount of profanity to boot.

when the moderators attempted to intervene, they got an earful as well.

that was the last time I ever saw Great White Wonder round these parts.

that was what?  over a year ago IIRC.

i do believe I've seen GWW posting on other forums though; gone from PT but still round and about.

I don't know if GWW has approached any of the contributors for reinstatement or not.

I had a hunch something like that had happened, but I missed the supernova event itself.

He still pops up at Pharyngula from time to time. He seems calmer now, but still puts out a vibe like he has a monster temper that's only held in check by heavy medication. But he did make a wry joke about his therapist once.

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Chris Hyland



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,13:37   

Speaking of people being banned, what happened to Thordaddy?

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,13:47   

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Speaking of people being banned, what happened to Thordaddy?

On June 9th he sort of went berserk with his anti-gay marriage obsession and started two new threads on the subject where he started getting very obnoxious. Then he started going after Wes and that sealed the deal.

Fine by me, he annoyed the shit out of me.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,13:52   

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Does anyone remember why exactly GWW was banned from PT? I had been there for a couple months, he was a regular, I left to go on vacation for a week, I come back and he's history. Did he have some kind of flameout?


GWW relentlessly, and viciously, insulted creationists. Making fun of Philip Johnson's stroke, stuff like that. I mean that's all GWW did. It was very annoying, and after about a dozen warnings, the administrators had it.

   
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,15:26   

hmm, I recall that GWW did, in fact, mostly post rants and witticisms (sometimes inappropriate), but occasionally contributed something quite worthwhile to a particular discussion as well.

In fact, I sometimes think I'm pushing the envelope myself.

I would have put GWW at (on average) about 80% rants/witticism vs. 20% content; but the content was there.

I guess it's just that GWW's rants were a bit more on the extreme side in quality, as well as quantity, and around the time of the banning, there was essentially NO content, and the rants were off the scale!

With myself, I usually constrain my angrier rants for specific folks; like the Clouserbot, for example, and the occassional other like her that pretends to knowledge about the ToE but obviously doesn't know shit from shinola.  Those folks PO me even more than pure creationists like AFD.

However, if anybody is curious as to exactly what posts were getting GWW in trouble, the records should still be there on PT, if anybody cares to do a search for them.  shouldn't be too difficult.  However, any posts that got moved to the BW, or deleted entirely, won't be locatable any more.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,15:41   

Getting mad at the Clouserbot is like getting mad at a 5 year old who demands that Superman exists. Poor thing can't be reasoned with, but it's not really going to hurt anything.

   
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,16:54   

well, the problem is that it's possible that she isn't lying when she says she does in fact have a PhD in physics (which, BTW, she stated just yesterday for the first time in all these months over on PT), which makes her smart like Behe, but just as deluded and wrong about anything else most of the time.

heck, did you see her recent screed about eliminating hyenas because they kill zebras in a "more cruel way" than lions do??

She's been half right with most of her comments about astrophysics, but ALWAYS wrong about her interpretations of the ToE and how science is actually practiced (and whenever she waxes on pretty much anything biological, for that matter)

It's frickin' weird, and she isn't doing any lurkers any favors.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,17:15   

I vaguely remember someone saying (paraphrasing) "A physics degree is not a certificate of sanity". While many people I knew in physics were bright people, there's always the occasional lunatic. I knew, for instance, a grad student who was sure the moon landings were faked.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,17:24   

Oh Richard |;)4\/374r|;) will never figure that out :>

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,18:12   

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I knew, for instance, a grad student who was sure the moon landings were faked.


that must have made for some interesting conversations...

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,18:31   

No, not really. It was years ago, but several years after I decided that arguing with crazies was pointless, and that my time was more valuable. Occasionally you'll see me briefly break that rule, but for the most part, I'm pretty selective about my discussions. The time and energy spend discussing something might seem free, but if nothing else, it comes with 'opportunity cost', as the economists would say. So I try to only put in the investment of discussing something, when I expect to get some kind of return. With crazies like moon-landing deniers/ evolution deniers / global warming deniers, you're usually not dealing with people who have the mental habits which makes it productive to talk to them. Except, as others have pointed out, when you consider the return to be the enlightening of the ambivalent lurkers.

It's made a big difference in my life. I don't waste my time nearly as much now. If you came up to me, in 1996, and said, "God never gives you anything you can't handle" you'd be in for a 3 hour discussion of how unfalsifiable that is, that people die all the time, and dying certainly isn't 'handling things', &c. If you came up to me in 2006 and said that, you'd be in for the question, "Man, did you see that last Heat/Mavs game? I mean, shiiiiit. Is D-Wade for real?"

   
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,18:47   

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dying certainly isn't 'handling things',


well, OTOH, one might consider it the "ultimate" of ways to handle things.

maybe god just gets tired of our bs after a while, and just snuffs us out so he can stop listening to our whining?  He just makes it look like an accident.

fits with the idea that snuffing onesself out is a good way to stop having to listen to one's own bs and whining.

:p

Indeed; how bout the Heat.  looks like Wade has achieved true superstar status!  he even gets non-existent foul calls in the last 2 seconds of a finals game.  Only superstars get those calls.

;)

Yeah, I watched the last 4 games.  I hate Mark Cuban, but I did want to see Dirk Nowitzki do well.

in the end, I was kind of "meh", as I'm just a Laker's fan anyway.  I hope the fact that Wade scored 43 points in game 5, and was voted the MVP alleviates the pressure that's likely on Shaq's mind, as surely otherwise he would be calling Kobe on the phone every 10 minutes saying, "I told you so!"

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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,19:16   

I know, Wade got some questionable calls, I admit it, but I think what made his performance so great was, in the last several games, he consistently made 18-ft jumpers and free-throws under the most stressful, most anxiety-filled conditions, in the 3rd and 4th quarters. He made shots in 11th hour situations when lesser men--most of us--would have turned to jelly. Those shots are what separate the men from the boys.

Put me at the top of the key, with a few minutes to go, and the shot clock ticking away, and my involuntary twitching would have been mistaken for a grand mal seizure.

   
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,19:57   

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Put me at the top of the key, with a few minutes to go, and the shot clock ticking away, and my involuntary twitching would have been mistaken for a grand mal seizure.


heck, my back and knees start to hurt if I even THINK about playing a real game of b-ball these days.

:p

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,20:24   

LOL yeah, I can just imagine the announcers, had I been in D-Wade's position.

"Hubie...."
"Yeah?"
"I'm not sure, but...um...on that last timeout... did it look like Steve was actually doing shots?"
"I don't know, chris."
"I'm pretty sure, when the Gatorade boy came by, Steve actually did a shot of Absolut."
"I don't know, but his legs are looking a bit steadier...."

LOL it reminds me of the story of how on opening night, the curtain rises, and John Barrymore is nowhere in sight, and some of the actors run to the bar across the street, and find John drinking, and one of them says, "John! You're on!" and Barrymore says, "How'mi doin'?"

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,01:35   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 21 2006,07:57)
Why deny ourselves the comedy?

I say let the man speak. :)

In the forlorn hope that there should be a place where consenting adults could meet and exchange views without the inconvenience of being banned at UD or AtBC, I set up this blogsite.

I hereby invite DaveScot and anyone else to post as they think appropriate.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,02:33   

Quote (Alan Fox @ June 22 2006,06:35)
Quote (Richardthughes @ June 21 2006,07:57)
Why deny ourselves the comedy?

I say let the man speak. :)

In the forlorn hope that there should be a place where consenting adults could meet and exchange views without the inconvenience of being banned at UD or AtBC, I set up this blogsite.

I hereby invite DaveScot and anyone else to post as they think appropriate.

I propose you make the first topic, "Gravity, the strongest force in the universe?"

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,02:38   

OK

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,03:17   

Quote (Alan Fox @ June 22 2006,07:38)
OK

This should probably be posted in the UD thread too.

Edit:  I went ahead and mentioned it there.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,05:59   

Quote (GCT @ June 22 2006,08:17)
Quote (Alan Fox @ June 22 2006,07:38)
OK

This should probably be posted in the UD thread too.

Edit:  I went ahead and mentioned it there.

Darn, I was really hoping for a DT/JAD cagefight thread.  ???

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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,06:04   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 22 2006,10:59)
Quote (GCT @ June 22 2006,08:17)
Quote (Alan Fox @ June 22 2006,07:38)
OK

This should probably be posted in the UD thread too.

Edit:  I went ahead and mentioned it there.

Darn, I was really hoping for a DT/JAD cagefight thread.  ???

I think Alan will make any thread you want, so hopefully he'll start one for that.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,06:29   

Well, I have had posts from both John and Dave Springer.

Link.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,07:03   

In fact (apart from someone posting as Huh?)I've only had posts from John and Dave Springer.  ???

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,07:10   

Quote (Alan Fox @ June 22 2006,11:29)
Well, I have had posts from both John and Dave Springer.

Link.

THAT was quick! You must be filling a strongly-felt need.  :p

Now if only we can get JAD and DT to start duking it out...  ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,07:16   

Quote (Alan Fox @ June 22 2006,12:03)
In fact (apart from someone posting as Huh?)I've only had posts from John and Dave Springer.  ???

Oh dear. I hope your blog doesn't turn into a lunatic asylum. I mean, I wouldn't want the JAD/DS fight to be the only thing on the blog...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,07:58   

Alan,

An excess of JAD is not good for your health.  ;)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,08:01   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 22 2006,07:16)
 
Quote (Alan Fox @ June 22 2006,12:03)
In fact (apart from someone posting as Huh?)I've only had posts from John and Dave Springer.  ???

Oh dear. I hope your blog doesn't turn into a lunatic asylum. I mean, I wouldn't want the JAD/DS fight to be the only thing on the blog...

I keep hearing a line from a movie:

"If you build it, they will come."

Nah, it's up to 8 posts at least now, with a little help from me. Do you think a thread about how Portuguese is mixed French and Spanish would fly?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,08:05   

Quote (jeannot @ June 22 2006,07:58)
Alan,

An excess of JAD is not good for your health.  ;)

I think I'm beyond help.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,08:10   

Quote (Alan Fox @ June 22 2006,13:01)
 
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 22 2006,07:16)
   
Quote (Alan Fox @ June 22 2006,12:03)
In fact (apart from someone posting as Huh?)I've only had posts from John and Dave Springer.  ???

Oh dear. I hope your blog doesn't turn into a lunatic asylum. I mean, I wouldn't want the JAD/DS fight to be the only thing on the blog...

I keep hearing a line from a movie:

"If you build it, they will come."

Nah, it's up to 8 posts at least now, with a little help from me. Do you think a thread about how Portuguese is mixed French and Spanish would fly?

Don't you dare...

BTW, how did JAD even find out about your blog? Did you invite him, or did he read it here?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,08:29   

Well, strictly speaking,  I didn't invite him. But Dave Springer posts on his blog so I posted an invite to Dave on John's blog. John may have noticed.

Or it could have been some kind of coincidence :)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,09:52   

Quote (GCT @ June 21 2006,13:12)
It should be pointed out that DaveTard also threatened to hack this site.

Davetard can't even hack on firewood without losing vital parts of his anatomy.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,11:31   

I will vote that he remain banned untill he produces a degree from a college, including one from either the barber or perhaps clown variety.
Ba-dum dum! :D

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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2006,00:50   

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Quote (GCT @ June 21 2006,13:12)
It should be pointed out that DaveTard also threatened to hack this site.

Davetard can't even hack on firewood without losing vital parts of his anatomy.

Hilarious!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2006,02:23   

Alan;  Huh? was me,  somehow the login wouldn't let me go thru as k.e. I'm getting old and impatient.

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Alan;  Huh? was me,  somehow the login wouldn't let me go thru as k.e. I'm getting old and impatient.

Well thanks for the support k. e.  :D

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2006,21:05   

Things are a little one-sided at Languedoc Diary. Anyone any suggestions to encourage ID proponents to come out from behind the barriers. I posted a thread at ARN, with no takers as yet. DaveScot, could you post a link at Uncommon Descent? Thanks in advance, Dave. And thanks for your input.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2006,22:16   

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Anyone any suggestions to encourage ID proponents to come out from behind the barriers.


offer free beer?

seriously though, do us all a favor and don't drag that raggedy cat JAD back in here, m'kay?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2006,00:10   

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Anyone any suggestions to encourage ID proponents to come out from behind the barriers.


offer free beer?

seriously though, do us all a favor and don't drag that raggedy cat JAD back in here, m'kay?

You know I can't do that, even if I wanted to. Whilst I find it difficult to get worked up over the non-reality of ID, post-Dover, it seems a shame that consenting adults of opposing views cannot interact anywhere on the net without  risking bans and deletions. So I set up this blog partly as an experiment to see if such a thing were possible.

An experiment in cognitive dissonance if you will. we should test our hypotheses, after all :D

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2006,01:20   

Alan, I love how, in your blog, the Great Banninator Davescot tries to cope with being just a normal poster:

"Gravity is the strongest force, not the weakest!"

"actually, no, Dave."

"It is I tell you! It says so here!"

"That's figuratively speaking, Dave. It's still the weakest, and your source states that clearly".

"Well if it's the weakest, why was it the only force in the beginning, and all the other forces came from it?"

"Actually that's not true, Dave."

"Oh yeah? Well that's what it implies here!"

"Not really, Dave. And here's a bazillion links that say otherwise."

"Well GTR sucks! And you suck! And I googled 'regime' and turns out I can use it if I like, so KISS MY LILLY ASS!"


Poor guy.  :p

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Thanks, Faid.

Hat-tip to GCT for suggesting the topic. I am pleasantly surprised that it hasn't either flamed out or died from lack of interest.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2006,07:18   

Quote (Faid @ June 24 2006,06:20)
Alan, I love how, in your blog, the Great Banninator Davescot tries to cope with being just a normal poster:

"Gravity is the strongest force, not the weakest!"

"actually, no, Dave."

"It is I tell you! It says so here!"

"That's figuratively speaking, Dave. It's still the weakest, and your source states that clearly".

"Well if it's the weakest, why was it the only force in the beginning, and all the other forces came from it?"

"Actually that's not true, Dave."

"Oh yeah? Well that's what it implies here!"

"Not really, Dave. And here's a bazillion links that say otherwise."

"Well GTR sucks! And you suck! And I googled 'regime' and turns out I can use it if I like, so KISS MY LILLY ASS!"


Poor guy.  :p

Yes, it goes to show that when DaveScot cannot act like a thug and needs ordinary social skills that he simply can't do it...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2006,09:39   

Whoever runs the site can set the rules and ban anyone they want to ban for any reason they want to ban them.

Been there, done that.  :D

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2006,14:39   

Just to add my tuppence worth, I fail to see why DaveScot should be given a platform on this forum, Pandas Thumb, or Alan Fox's blog.

If he won't give others the courtesy of having their views heard without endless editorialising, censorship, or banning (see any thread on UncommonlyDense), what good reason is there for us to give him this courtesy?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2006,21:33   

Quote (Wonderpants @ June 24 2006,14:39)
Just to add my tuppence worth, I fail to see why DaveScot should be given a platform on this forum, Pandas Thumb, or Alan Fox's blog.

If he won't give others the courtesy of having their views heard without endless editorialising, censorship, or banning (see any thread on UncommonlyDense), what good reason is there for us to give him this courtesy?

The point is if you set up an open forum, then it can only be open to all.

The niggle I have harboured is that we cannot claim the moral high ground if it can be argued that we ban people in the same arbitrary way as happens at UD. The perception is that some posters are incapable of self-discipline, and will always wreck any open forum. I wonder whether this is inevitable, so I thought I would try the experiment.

My contention is that flames can be responded to or ignored, the stupid post left as a beacon to that posters inability to engage with others, and that the sky will not necessarily fall in.

I fully expected this blog to dry up from lack of interest very quickly, or degenerate into a morass of abuse. It's early days, but I neither prediction appears to be immediately fulfilled.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2006,09:35   

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The niggle I have harboured is that we cannot claim the moral high ground if it can be argued that we ban people in the same arbitrary way as happens at UD.


I do hope you're not implying that PT or antievolution.org banned these idiots arbitrarily?

If you are, your memory must be horribly bad.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2006,10:02   

Quote (Ichthyic @ June 25 2006,09:35)
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The niggle I have harboured is that we cannot claim the moral high ground if it can be argued that we ban people in the same arbitrary way as happens at UD.


I do hope you're not implying that PT or antievolution.org banned these idiots arbitrarily?

If you are, your memory must be horribly bad.

My problem has always been that I don't take life seriously enough, Tom.

I really am just curious to see how things pan out when you refuse to martyr people. I think they either look silly (See JAD on my blog) or they behave in a civilised manner (check out DaveScot) to confound you.

I can't really do moral outrage, life's too short. Also I live in the vain hope of rehabilitation and remorse. Banning is like capital punishment; a bit too final for my liking.

Notwithstanding, my memory is indeed horribly bad :)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2006,16:01   

Well, it seems to have taken no more than a day for JAD to start insulting you. I guess that's an acheivement, of sorts.  ???

And while it's amusing, I'm not totally sure you've civilized DT if he can still pop up with this:
 
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Open mouth and insert foot, boys. You can recover by admitting you were wrong and I was right and then KISSING MY BIG WHITE ASS!

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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"Drunk, fat, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2006,19:56   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 25 2006,16:01)
Well, it seems to have taken no more than a day for JAD to start insulting you. I guess that's an acheivement, of sorts.  ???

And while it's amusing, I'm not totally sure you've civilized DT if he can still pop up with this:
   
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Open mouth and insert foot, boys. You can recover by admitting you were wrong and I was right and then KISSING MY BIG WHITE ASS!

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, it is work in progress. :p

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2006,20:43   

I kind of miss Evopeach. I think he gave us more fun with helium than even AF Dave has.

I missed whatever he said that got him the boot. Anyone remember what it was?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2006,05:40   

Quote (Alan Fox @ June 26 2006,00:56)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 25 2006,16:01)
Well, it seems to have taken no more than a day for JAD to start insulting you. I guess that's an acheivement, of sorts.  ???

And while it's amusing, I'm not totally sure you've civilized DT if he can still pop up with this:
     
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Open mouth and insert foot, boys. You can recover by admitting you were wrong and I was right and then KISSING MY BIG WHITE ASS!

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, it is work in progress. :p

Edit: typo

He's not playing any more?

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2006,07:15   

Well, I think my blog experiment has more or less run into the sand. However the dire predictions of flame-out seem not to have been born out. My hypothesis that JAD and DaveScot would not cope in an unmoderated forum, without either being able to delete and ban or to provoke their own martyrdom so far holds true. They both seem to have taken their ball and gone home.

My conclusion, the only moderation necessary in a forum is deletion of obscenity.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2006,10:38   

I don't think the conclusions you draw from your experiment can be applied to PT/AtBC. The dynamics are very different.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2006,10:49   

Quote (Alan Fox @ July 02 2006,12:15)
Well, I think my blog experiment has more or less run into the sand. However the dire predictions of flame-out seem not to have been born out. My hypothesis that JAD and DaveScot would not cope in an unmoderated forum, without either being able to delete and ban or to provoke their own martyrdom so far holds true. They both seem to have taken their ball and gone home.

My conclusion, the only moderation necessary in a forum is deletion of obscenity.

"Don't take it so hard, nine out of ten new blogs fold in the first year..."

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2006,11:47   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ July 02 2006,10:49)
Quote (Alan Fox @ July 02 2006,12:15)
Well, I think my blog experiment has more or less run into the sand. However the dire predictions of flame-out seem not to have been born out. My hypothesis that JAD and DaveScot would not cope in an unmoderated forum, without either being able to delete and ban or to provoke their own martyrdom so far holds true. They both seem to have taken their ball and gone home.

My conclusion, the only moderation necessary in a forum is deletion of obscenity.

"Don't take it so hard, nine out of ten new blogs fold in the first year..."

I'm not beaten yet. When I say "run into the sand", I  have a lot of connections for beach appartments.  We have the mystery of the Visigoth treasure (quite topical now) links to the Da Vinci code, Rennes le Château and the Cathars, the Knights Templar, Montségur ( to say nothing of the hundred knights of Bram). I think I'll run the "holidays for gullible Americans" up the flagpole...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2006,13:06   

Quote (Alan Fox @ July 02 2006,16:47)
 
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ July 02 2006,10:49)
 
Quote (Alan Fox @ July 02 2006,12:15)
Well, I think my blog experiment has more or less run into the sand. However the dire predictions of flame-out seem not to have been born out. My hypothesis that JAD and DaveScot would not cope in an unmoderated forum, without either being able to delete and ban or to provoke their own martyrdom so far holds true. They both seem to have taken their ball and gone home.

My conclusion, the only moderation necessary in a forum is deletion of obscenity.

"Don't take it so hard, nine out of ten new blogs fold in the first year..."

I'm not beaten yet. When I say "run into the sand", I  have a lot of connections for beach appartments.  We have the mystery of the Visigoth treasure (quite topical now) links to the Da Vinci code, Rennes le Château and the Cathars, the Knights Templar, Montségur ( to say nothing of the hundred knights of Bram). I think I'll run the "holidays for gullible Americans" up the flagpole...

Cheap holiday in other peoples' misery!!!

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2006,13:23   

Who mentioned cheap?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2006,13:47   

Kudos for trying, Alan. Italways makes me laugher when IDers cry 'censorship' and 'marketplace of ideas'

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2006,13:54   

How about a petition to unban . .  well . . .ME.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2006,15:16   

Okay, so I'm confused. Lenny got banned?

Does this have something to do with that Ron Numbers trainwreck thread?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2006,21:38   

Quote ("Rev Dr" Lenny Flank @ July 02 2006,13:54)
How about a petition to unban . .  well . . .ME.

;)

Seriously, Lenny, are you excluded permanently at PT? I thought it was just from PZ's threads.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2006,02:12   

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Seriously, Lenny, are you excluded permanently at PT? I thought it was just from PZ's threads.

Yeah, just from PZ's threads.  More of PZ's dick-waving.  (shrug)

I did notice, though, that after he kicked me out and started handing out detentions to people who complained about it, PZ's preaching thread died a rather sudden death.  (giggle)

And I think it will be a long time before he picks another such fight again.

In George Bush's words, "Mission Accomplished".  ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2006,06:24   

Quote ("Rev Dr" Lenny Flank @ July 03 2006,07:12)
Quote (Alan Fox @ July 03 2006,02:38)
Seriously, Lenny, are you excluded permanently at PT? I thought it was just from PZ's threads.

Yeah, just from PZ's threads.  More of PZ's dick-waving.  (shrug)

I did notice, though, that after he kicked me out and started handing out detentions to people who complained about it, PZ's preaching thread died a rather sudden death.  (giggle)

And I think it will be a long time before he picks another such fight again.

In George Bush's words, "Mission Accomplished".  ;)

I suspect his heavy-handed tactics alienated more than a few people there.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2006,08:10   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ July 03 2006,11:24)
Quote ("Rev Dr" Lenny Flank @ July 03 2006,07:12)
Quote (Alan Fox @ July 03 2006,02:38)
Seriously, Lenny, are you excluded permanently at PT? I thought it was just from PZ's threads.

Yeah, just from PZ's threads.  More of PZ's dick-waving.  (shrug)

I did notice, though, that after he kicked me out and started handing out detentions to people who complained about it, PZ's preaching thread died a rather sudden death.  (giggle)

And I think it will be a long time before he picks another such fight again.

In George Bush's words, "Mission Accomplished".  ;)

I suspect his heavy-handed tactics alienated more than a few people there.

1st time I have had comments shifted to the bathroom wall.

It seemed a tad extreme, especially compared to the comments some people posted.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2006,08:57   

Scratch an ideologue (of any stripe), find a crypto-fascist underneath.  (shrug)

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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2006,12:43   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ July 03 2006,14:10)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ July 03 2006,11:24)
Quote ("Rev Dr" Lenny Flank @ July 03 2006,07:12)
 
Quote (Alan Fox @ July 03 2006,02:38)
Seriously, Lenny, are you excluded permanently at PT? I thought it was just from PZ's threads.

Yeah, just from PZ's threads.  More of PZ's dick-waving.  (shrug)

I did notice, though, that after he kicked me out and started handing out detentions to people who complained about it, PZ's preaching thread died a rather sudden death.  (giggle)

And I think it will be a long time before he picks another such fight again.

In George Bush's words, "Mission Accomplished".  ;)

I suspect his heavy-handed tactics alienated more than a few people there.

1st time I have had comments shifted to the bathroom wall.

It seemed a tad extreme, especially compared to the comments some people posted.

I haven't read all the comments, but I got the sense that this has been building up in PZ for a while, and that he just got sick and tired of Lenny's tone. Where to draw the line is a grey area. For instance, I'd ban Carol Clouser, not because of her tone, which is infinitely more pleasant than Lenny's, but because she's failed to say one interesting thing in 4000 posts, and she just inexorably drags discussions to her kooky Old Testament hangup.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2006,20:50   

I have found it very difficult to be consistent at by blog, where to draw the line on foul language. I am now using the rule, "anything I would feel embarrassed about my mother reading has to go, everything else is OK."

Well, it works for me.

Seriously, heavy-handed moderation plays right into the hands of IDers and creationists, who, having nothing of substance to say, can claim martyrdom as a distraction from their lack of content. I know the clutter is annoying, but I still maintain ignoring is much more effective (I get ignored all the time and it really sucks) than allowing comments to stand.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2006,08:11   

Quote (Alan Fox @ July 04 2006,01:50)
I have found it very difficult to be consistent at by blog, where to draw the line on foul language. I am now using the rule, "anything I would feel embarrassed about my mother reading has to go, everything else is OK."

Well, it works for me.

Yeah, but what does your mother think about it?

More seriously, it was an interesting experiment: thanks for trying it.  Sorry I didn't come to play, but I just found a nice solid brick wall to bang my head against, so the virtual DaveScot version had lost its appeal.

Bob

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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2006,08:25   

Quote (Bob O'H @ July 04 2006,08:11)
Quote (Alan Fox @ July 04 2006,01:50)
I have found it very difficult to be consistent at by blog, where to draw the line on foul language. I am now using the rule, "anything I would feel embarrassed about my mother reading has to go, everything else is OK."

Well, it works for me.

Yeah, but what does your mother think about it?

More seriously, it was an interesting experiment: thanks for trying it.  Sorry I didn't come to play, but I just found a nice solid brick wall to bang my head against, so the virtual DaveScot version had lost its appeal.

Bob

No worries, Bob.

Springer seems to have given up on commenting there, now, anyway.

PS My mother thinks anything I do or say is wonderful. but that's mothers for you. :D

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2006,09:02   

Incidentally, should we start calling you 'Falan Ox' from now on?  :p

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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2006,09:11   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ July 04 2006,09:02)
Incidentally, should we start calling you 'Falan Ox' from now on?  :p

I was less fond of another anagram of my first name, adopted by fellow undergraduates many years ago. ???

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2006,09:19   

Nala?

:D

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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2006,09:21   

PS

I just thought, what a good metaphor for why a random walk is not any kind of model for evolution. Possible ways of producing anagram 4!-1(11), but how many possible variations are viable, and will reproduce through one's undergraduate acquaintances. Prove for yourself the answer is 1. Dembski debunked.

  
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Quote (Lou FCD @ July 04 2006,09:19)
Nala?

:D

You just shot a hole in my hypothesis. But it's still 2 against 11.

  
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Quote (Lou FCD @ July 04 2006,14:19)
Nala?

:D

I was assuming he means 'Lnaa'.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2006,09:28   

You're just toying with me, now.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2006,18:47   

Laan? Alna?

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Through the magic of the Internets, I have produced the following combination possibilities:

A FLAN OX
A FLAX NO
A FLAX ON
A FAN LOX
ANAL FOX
ALAN FOX
LANA FOX
FAX LOAN
LAX AN OF
AN AX FLO

I prefer 'Fax Loan', myself, although I suspect Alan had the most problems with 'Anal Fox'.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2006,04:29   

Bingo, Caledonian.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2006,11:24   

Has DaveScott given up in your toblerone loving neutral venue?

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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2006,12:06   

Quote (Richardthughes @ July 05 2006,11:24)
Has DaveScott given up in your toblerone loving neutral venue?

You must be psychic, Rich. My mother still buys me a huge toblerone every Christmas.

As for DaveScot, I think he has lost his nerve. He just can't hack it in an open forum. He is running scared. He is a cowardy custard. He can only bluster from behind the barricade at Dembski's blog. Prove me wrong, Dave you weasel. You powder puff. You ex-Dell employee, you. You can dish it out but you can't take it, you big girls blouse.

(Well, the subtle approach wasn't working.)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2006,12:48   

Tsk, tsk, tsk.  If you're gonna bait fundies, at least do it EFFECTIVELY.

Here's the one I've always found to work:

"Hey Dave, here's your chance to prove me wrong, in public, right in front of the whole world.  Here's your chance to show everyone, right here, how you mighty warriors for the Lord deal with us pitiful unbelievers.  Come on, Dave.  Show everyone.  Show everyone how the Holy Warriors are able to shatter us puny little evolutionists with just one mighty word.  Come and get me.  Tear me apart, right in front of everyone.  After all, Dave, you're a Lion for the Lord, right?   A  LION  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Roar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or maybe just a Pussy . . . . ?"

Works every time.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2006,16:51   

Quote ("Rev Dr" Lenny Flank @ July 05 2006,17:48)
Tsk, tsk, tsk.  If you're gonna bait fundies, at least do it EFFECTIVELY.

Here's the one I've always found to work:

"Hey Dave, here's your chance to prove me wrong, in public, right in front of the whole world.  Here's your chance to show everyone, right here, how you mighty warriors for the Lord deal with us pitiful unbelievers.  Come on, Dave.  Show everyone.  Show everyone how the Holy Warriors are able to shatter us puny little evolutionists with just one mighty word.  Come and get me.  Tear me apart, right in front of everyone.  After all, Dave, you're a Lion for the Lord, right?   A  LION  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Roar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or maybe just a Pussy . . . . ?"

Works every time.

Lenny, Alan, Awesome. A Davebaiting thread would be fun!

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