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Quote (Driver @ Aug. 20 2013,14:42) Quote (RDK @ Aug. 20 2013,17:54) Quote (Driver @ Aug. 19 2013,20:18)No True Scotsman fallacy.
I don't think you know what these words mean.
What you think about it doesn't matter. It's not a matter of opinion.
It would be an example of NTS if I were to state that no skeptic would act in a misogynist way. That's clearly not the case and I clearly never said that unless you can quote otherwise.
It's extremely odd that I should even have to explain this to you on this forum.
Quote How many users on reddit? We're not talking about a handful of people.
Reddit is not just /r/atheism or /r/skeptic.
Now I wonder how many of those people would self-identify as "skeptics" or part of the "skeptic community"? /r/skeptic barely even registers on the activity list.
Not to mention the fact that you can be an atheist without necessarily being a skeptic, and that the two communities may or may not have significant overlap. It remains to be seen.
But that's not even the main point. You seem to still be conflating troll culture with the skepticism community. You asked this:
Quote What is the biggest subreddit? How many subscribers?
How many subscribers to r/skeptic?
I already mentioned, in the post that got lost, the 15 year old girl who posted a picture of herself with Demon Haunted World. The reaction to her was not acceptable to many atheists. There is the divide. It exists because significant numbers of atheists and skeptics are publicly homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, and/or rape-endorsing.
What percentage of the entire population of /r/atheism acted this way? You said yourself it's a fairly big subreddit. How many people acted in an overtly sexist manner? How many people is that compared to the entire population of the subreddit, or even simply the people who posted in that thread? Now factor in how many of them were trolls or sockpuppets.
This type of behavior is largely indicative of the 4chan / Reddit culture of trolling and shock value and not necessarily indicative of the skeptic community. Reddit existed before /r/atheism and it's debatable as to whether or not that particular community even makes up a significantly large portion of the site's entire userbase.
Again, you act as if untoward behavior found in an internet community notorious and famous for untoward behavior is somehow representative of everyone who calls themselves a skeptic. And honestly, if anonymous internet trolling is something you would truly consider "public" then I would say you're acting like you just discovered the internet yesterday.
I reiterate: only fools go to these communities expecting to find people who do not explicitly attempt to offend you. That is a main theme of these sites. You have this odd view of /r/atheism as a skeptic stronghold and not simply a troll den with an atheist flavor.
I'll dump these here so that we can see how many get modified by Sal. Mung is a POS, no doubt, but I think it is his non-YEC views that earned him disappearances.
Mung August 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm
For the record: Salvador deletes another post of mine.
So, Salvador, what was so offensive about the content?
I once played an entire game of chess blindfolded and even won the game. Does that mean I’m good at chess?
I guess it challenged Sal’s belief that he is good at math because he got kicked out of a casino, and thus warranted deletion.
Good on ya Sal!
MungAugust 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm
Salvador seems to have embarked on a mission to excise all my posts in any thread he has authored.
That’s a FINE Christian thing to do, Sal.
Can I ask why such behavior is tolerated here at UD?
MungAugust 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm
The funny part is, in an amateurish attempt to cover his tracks, Sal even deleted his post inviting me to not participate in his threads. lol!
MungAugust 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm
For the record:
I responded to Elizabeth in the thread Am I the only ID proponent
The response had nothing to do with Salvador or his silly beliefs. He deleted it anyways, apparently for the sole reason that it was in a thread he had control over.
Good on ya Sal! That was the CHRISTIAN thing to do. You fraud. God is my witness.
MungAugust 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm
Barry, why do you allows this?
Denyse, you sit idly by?
Others also disappearing today:
scordovaAugust 20, 2013 at 10:24 am
Your worthless illogical incoherent bloviations aren’t worth my time. Your last comment moved to the spam queue.