I don't post here much anymore because . . .

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  1. JakeJ

    JakeJ Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    One particularly comes to mind. It seems like the private harassment playground for certain staffers, with their groupies joining in. It does have at least 3 very good mods. But the Admin and his side kick mod are particularly into using the forum for playing cat and mouse with people they don't like, including using their mod powers and groupie followings to stalk and harass some people like a game.

    Forums tend to start good, but trolls and spammers accumulate and less and less good people join, with good members quitting. They also become redundant and boring, so playing flaming and stalking games becomes more popular as the membership shifts in that direction anyway. I've seen a number of political forums follow that evolution.
     
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  2. Josephwalker

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    I view debate as chess and thinking ahead two or three moves or in this case post is the fun and challenging part. It's most fun when just as in chess you can lure your opponent into a trap with what seems like missteps on your part. Unfortunately checkmate in here is not as clearly defined and people can wiggle out or just knock the board over and walk away.
     
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  3. ChristopherABrown

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    I guess you did not read the page.

    http://algoxy.com/poly/tea.party.manipulation.html

    I prove there that there was a group following me.


    LOL! You are using cognitive distortions of "all or nothing thinking" and "Minimizing". Acting like an agent.

    Do you accept these definitions of the most prime constitutional intent?

    1) We have the right to alter or abolish government destructive to unalienable rights.

    2) If the framers intended for Americans to alter or abolish then they intended that the ultimate PURPOSE of free speech be to enable Americans to unify under law in order to alter or abolish government destructive to unalienable rights.
     
  4. JakeJ

    JakeJ Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Yeah, sure.

    So what if a group is following you? You think that makes you some kind of leader?
     
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  5. ChristopherABrown

    ChristopherABrown Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! 2) is vital for our futures and the 9th Amendment accommodates our adaptations. It is the end of secrecy and media exclusively serving tyrants blocking the people from unity and control of themselves for survival and evolution.

    If I were working on the only way to really stop tyranny and preserve the natural world, would tyrants want to interfere in my efforts to show people how Americas framing documents do indeed provide for an omnipotent lawful and peaceful resolution to ANY problem with government?

    After seeing 3 forums disappear and joining a new conservative forum to expose more and having instead them expose the fact they were part of a group that was historically tracking, copying and pasting my activity with a majority of the forum on board with it the misrepresentation and evasion indicates something. The point is can anyone notice? Can they reason with the information and conduct critical thinking?

    This is a different battle than you think it is, and I'm not altogether certain that the opposition to the people we see does not represent an unconscious collective acceptance of extinction by powerful factions.

    Something tells me you've barely looked at the page and sequence of events over the 3 years prior.

    Then, for years, I posted about 9/11, facts, a great deal, and learned a lot about HOW covert agents operate on the web.

    http://algoxy.com/psych/whatis9-11disinfo-sitemap.html

    Real world experience going back years with what I'm doing right now.
     
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  6. Perriquine

    Perriquine On hiatus Past Donor

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    Why I stopped visiting, posting regularly to this site: When I first started posting here, the site was less active, but people also discussed the topics. Now nearly every thread quickly devolves into partisan bickering - or starts there and just continues the slide downhill. Instead of intellectually stimulating discussions with well-thought out arguments, it's become more about trying to provoke and insult people, and the 'arguments' rely more on dishonesty, distraction, deflection. It started around the time of the 2004 election season. It's like a contest to see who can be the meanest, or come up with the best 'burns', rather than trying to explore the many facets of an issue.

    And yes - that means it's become completely predictable and boring. Always the same people, saying the same stuff, over and over again. So much so, that I could almost write their posts for them.

    And no, I'm not back. Nothing changed while I was away (at least not for the positive.)
     
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    Perriquine On hiatus Past Donor

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    Perriquine On hiatus Past Donor

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    This actually makes my point. It's not about the topics anymore. It's about sarcasm, personal attack, jabbing, etc. Some find that entertaining. I personally don't, and that's why this isn't the place for me.
     
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    Perriquine On hiatus Past Donor

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    Yes - this ^
     
  10. HereWeGoAgain

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    I don't see it as a game at all. The fate of the nation is hanging by a thread; we have core right-wingers defending concepts from Nazi Germany, and they elected a con man and thug to office who might well start WWIII. This is anything but a game.

    To me, this is all about exposing the stupidity of the right wing for what it is. Their arguments are generally dumb or absurd to the point of being mind numbing. If you hit on a good argument that really rings, it can spread. I've seen it happen.

    The left can be really dumb but the right wing is a threat to the world and all of humanity.
     
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    Lighten up...this is just an internet forum.
     
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  13. Just thinking

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    Thanks for your calm response to an unnecessary insult. I guess we're always going to get the insults, but the conversation goes down fast if you reply in kind.
     
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    The vast majority of interaction does indeed revolve around information and opinion exchange with civility and positive intent. There are however individuals who do not engage this way and instill negative or sarcastic reaction, which requires a certain nuance and humor to not only be acceptable to staff but also send messages to the more adept users and often result in chuckles.
     
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    I happen to believe the exact reverse is true. Always have, always will!
     
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    Now hold your horses, sonny! The greatest threats to the world and all of humanity have both come from the left - Nazism and Communism. Such Collective delusions, economic insanity and authoritarian megalomania has always, and will always, end up in catastrophy. The Right never killed anyone. And no, modern Republicans, the Military Complex and other government institutions are not to be confused for "right wing" since democracy in itself is a left-wing idea. In modernday, Western party politics there is only left and centre-right.
     
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    Thank you for your response. It sounded like you were advocating malicious sarcasm, but I see you were not. A bit of lighthearted sarcasm is a good thing.
     
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    Smartmouthwoman Bless your heart Past Donor

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    As liberals frequently do.
     
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    The negative side to this is its a feeding ground for "board personalities". Ones that will then go to any lengths off the board.
    Places like FB are kind of meh...but you can belong to different groups for discussion. Members are held accountable there and people know you in real life. Some extended family might be a problem lol, but its great keeping connected with so many people.
     
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  20. JakeJ

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    >>>MOD EDIT Quoted Posted Deleted <<<

    You haven't been on many forums, have you? This forum is attentively moderated, but from what I've seen no moderator here uses that power to mess with people on the forum, assemble groupies to stalk other members, or looking for reasons to impose infractions. It seems they more look to the motive of a message that is outside of the rules as to whether a warning or infraction is warranted. I never knowingly break a rule but in the heat of debate or badly worded teasing or satire have done so. If so, I appreciate a mod warning rather than infraction and it reminds this forum is for debating topics, not anonymous members getting into pissing matches, which are guidelines and goals I agree with.

    A civilized forum attracts the best members and insults-based forums increasingly fill with troll, punks and spammers. I have no interest in low moderated forums nor forums that are the moderators personal playhouse.

    The forum's goal as declared is to have civilized debate of topics similar to a round table debate between opposing views commentators that you might see on TV or like open letters to the editor of a newspaper that allows others to comment on what each person says in their letter. Obscenities don't fit into that. The blocking of words is automatic within the software, not moderator actions, to prevent the forum from degrading to members just hurling obscenities at each other - which does happen on other forums. Also, on some other political forums moderators inject themselves into topics using their mod position as a weapon, lever or to claim superiority. I have never seen any instances of that here.

    The longer you are here, the more you get to know the regulars to the point you know where each one of us stands generally, which adds a personal touch - both positive and negative - in relation to others.

    The forums that REALLY suck are those that are not moderated. Might as well be 13 years old shouting juvenile insults and obscenities at each other, plus massive cut and paste trolling and spamming. If the quality of your thinking process on political, social and general interest topics revolves around the word "sh*t" this might not be the best forum choice for you to make.
     
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