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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#16  Postby The Quirkster » June 22nd, 2013, 5:01 am

BeautifulNarcissist wrote:(Nested quote removed.)


O.o is he talking about orgasmicness, but too shy to say the word orgasm?

-- Updated June 22nd, 2013, 4:37 am to add the following --


(Nested quote removed.)


O.o is he talking about orgasmionae, but too shy to say the word orgasm?


I love the effort that saw you post, then you sought to find the actual terminology to befit the comment, and re-posted it to let us all know the right term.

Brilliant! Thank you!!
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#17  Postby Breathing_purple » July 3rd, 2013, 7:01 am

ahhh!!! rules for the motely cow :P
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#18  Postby 3uGH7D4MLj » July 3rd, 2013, 9:01 am

BeautifulNarcissist wrote:O.o is he talking about orgasmicness, but too shy to say the word orgasm?

Nah, "uncontrollable spasm in the diaphragm?" probably laughter.
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Consorship

Post Number:#19  Postby TimBandTech » July 21st, 2013, 7:08 am

When a post is censored is the poster notified?
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Re: Consorship

Post Number:#20  Postby Scott » July 21st, 2013, 2:32 pm

TimBandTech wrote:When a post is censored is the poster notified?

When a post is deleted or edited, the poster is notified.
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#21  Postby Stormcloud » December 21st, 2013, 7:38 am

Scott, did you send me a message? I am not really computer savvy and couldn't source the message.
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#22  Postby Deric » January 20th, 2014, 4:58 pm

I like the rules. Whilst we can cut some slack to those not handy with English it's another thing to read stuff full of spelling and grammar errors by some slob who's made through 6th grade in America. And there probably are some thinkers with green teeth and who trim their nails with those teeth. I must add though that Shakespeare liked to twist language around just for fun and so do I. I think though you can usually tell junk from an artistic style of writing. I'm trying here but where is the spell check tab?
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#23  Postby Mello Jello » January 21st, 2014, 5:51 pm

I had a post disapproved that was completely non-offensive because of a Christian moderator pushing a Christian agenda. It was in the religious category of the forum under the original post, "What does Christ save us from?" Here is a copy of the post; as you can see there's nothing offensive or irrelevant about it. I will say that the moderator discussing the issue on the forum was a Christian who had over ten posts pushing his/her faith. Who's watching the watchers on this site?:

It's very interesting as an agnostic on the god issue to watch the entrenched warfare between theists and skeptics. I will be very surprised if I die and my soul is delivered to the gates of heaven and confronted by Abraham's God who gives me a full account of my sins. I am not saying that it is not possible. I'm simply saying I would be very surprised if any of the religious texts on Earth are accurate, add to that also if any of the philosophical texts are accurate.


I am a friend of believers and unbelievers alike. With that said, belief in Christianity is faith based. Scrutinizing its qualifications and integrity with a logical debate is simply irrational. Faith is faith. The religion cannot be proved or disproved. The scriptures specifically say, "We live by faith and not by sight." So it even seems anti-productive for a Christian to try and rationalize his or her faith logically. I'm sure there are other lines in the scriptures that support logically arguing for the validity of the religion but I would even counter those with the idea that when a Christian is spreading the word of Christ he or she is merely planting seeds and its God's job to make those seeds grow; by trying to convince nonbelievers using logic it's almost as if you're trying to grow hydroponic converts. If non-believers convert to Christianity they will do it on their own terms, on their own time, and when they are ready for it; and this isn't to say that they won't fall away again and/or that they weren't believers before.


Now, I have to say that I am very surprised that this topic was allowed through the screening process and not immediately taken down. Especially since it seems like it bated Christians in and then challenged their faith like some sort of a crude trap. To back down on either side at this point seems to admit defeat but I will say that after reading the entire 7 pages of this thread, neither side has convinced me and I am still agnostic. But I have learned a tremendous amount. There are some very brilliant minds in this community and I look forward to learning so much more from you all. Thank you again for the tremendous amount of thinking and hard work you've all put into this.
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can there be anything that is completely independant?

Post Number:#24  Postby Multi dementoinanal » January 22nd, 2014, 12:15 am

"everything depends on something" I have sat around and wondered "is anything really singular and completely unaffected by something else. can something be simply still." I would very much appreciate your feedback.
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#25  Postby Stormcloud » January 22nd, 2014, 5:31 am

Mello, dont be disheartened, you always have Emerson to turn too :wink:
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#26  Postby Dolphin42 » February 2nd, 2014, 6:39 pm

Uncharacteristic and strange over-reaction to alleged personal attacks on the "What Does Christ Save Us From?" topic, in my opinion. I only recall there being one instance of a possible personal attack in which one poster referred to the other as a "bigot". Extremely mild by comparison to some of the kinds of comments that have infected this site over the past few months and have gone un-moderated.

This weird inconsistent application of forum rules, resulting in the arbitrary deletion of whole swathes of commentary is a bit too much for me. I won't be posting again.

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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#27  Postby Scott » February 2nd, 2014, 7:24 pm

Dolphin42 wrote:Uncharacteristic and strange over-reaction to alleged personal attacks on the "What Does Christ Save Us From?" topic, in my opinion. I only recall there being one instance of a possible personal attack in which one poster referred to the other as a "bigot". Extremely mild by comparison to some of the kinds of comments that have infected this site over the past few months and have gone un-moderated.

This weird inconsistent application of forum rules, resulting in the arbitrary deletion of whole swathes of commentary is a bit too much for me. I won't be posting again.

Bye all.

Long before the bigot comment:

one post (referring to another member as ignorance): "So much ignorance!"

another post: "youre being dishonest."

another post: " you're in a Jesus trance"

another post: "You are so blasé,"

Well, it goes on like that for a while. And that's long before the bigot comment. And by the time the bigot comment comes in the topic was already hopelessly derailed into some off-topic subject that when wasn't just name-calling and personal attacks seemed to be about homosexuality or something.

-- Updated 12 Mar 2014 08:44 pm to add the following --

Scott wrote:(Rules A through C apply to the entire forum. The off-topic sections are generally exempt from rules D-H.)

A. No ad hominem arguments, insults, flames, personal attacks, libel or slander. Please keep discussion focused on the issues of the specific topics, and not on the character of those discussing the issues. If your motive is to ridicule members, or spread bad feeling, please do not bother to post. Try to be as respectful and sincere as possible. Posts that have a rude or ridiculing tone or otherwise seem to have the intent of offending others as opposed to having productive exchange of ideas will be deleted. Even borderline posts will be deleted. Please see this clarification on how forum discussions are simultaneously uncensored and strictly moderated.

    A.2. Speculating about whether another member who is allegedly saying something false is lying, trolling, stupid, or ignorant, etc. is an off-topic insult.

B. No slurs or pejoratives such as but not limited to racial slurs. Name-calling, mean-spirited mockery, and irrelevant personal attacks made against any person or group not on this forum is strictly prohibited.

C. No spam. No advertising. No selling. All links posted must meet our strict site policies regarding links.

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D. All posts must be on topic. Posting irrelevant asides, snide comments, or generally trying to derail a discussion, is not in the spirit of the forum and is strictly prohibited. Polite, kind off-topic remarks within a post that aren't too distracting (e.g. "hi," "thanks," "I enjoy your writing") are tolerated but most of each and every post must be on topic and absolutely no rude off-topic or offensive off-topic remarks will be tolerated at all.
    D.2. All posts need to contribute an on-topic point or on-topic question to the discussion. No single word posts, or meaningless posts. No posts that simply say "yes", "no", "bump", or "I agree".

    D.4. Generally, it is off-topic to post an entire non-philosophical article, which includes almost all news reports, conspiracy theories or political editorials. If you want to use the information, opinions or arguments in a non-philosophical article as a base for philosophical points and philosophical questions, then generally it is more effective to summarize it or quote only the essential parts of it.

    D.5. It is off-topic (and usually insulting) and thus prohibited to tell another member to go research or learn about something. This point is elaborated in the site policies regarding links.

    D.6. It is off-topic (and usually insulting) and thus prohibited to critique another member's arguing style, intentions or overall contribution to the forums.

    D.7. You must try to write in clear, concise language expressing on-topic points. Being coy, sarcastic, poetic or using too many metaphors is prohibited. See this post for more information or to ask questions about clarity.

E. Posters must genuinely try to use proper spelling, basic grammar and punctuation. All posters must proofread their posts before posting them. If you are not very good at spelling and basic grammar, you must use a spellchecker. No instant-message-style short-hand, such as "u" instead of 'you' or "str8" instead of 'straight'. Elaboration and questions about spelling, grammar and formatting rules

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    G.2 It is expected that you read all the preceding posts in a topic before you post in that topic. And it is expected that you use the report button to report any posts that you think violate the forum rules. All posts that follow a single rule-breaking post may be deleted as a means of salvaging the topic. Posts that blatantly misrepresent someone else's position or thoughts may also be deleted especially where it seems intentional or particularly derailing.

H. Rules for Creating New Topics:
    H.1. Use a descriptive and specific title so that other users know the topic.

    H.2. Before posting a new topic, search the forum and see if that topic already exists.

    H.3. All new topics must be at least 45 words and must be at least 3 sentences (not counting quotes)

    H.4. When posting a new topic, you must pose some sort of philosophical argument or open-ended question. Do not post a topic which only asks for one-word answers. You can use an article, video, image, short poem or other quote as the basis for your own philosophical argument or question or as elaboration of one of your points, but you still must add your own philosophical question or argument in your own words.

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Other notes: As a new member, your posts will be held for moderation until you have at least 5 approved on-topic posts. After that, if you violate the rules at any time, your account may be put back on the moderation queue. Often times posts are cleared from the queue within the day but sometimes it can take up to a week.

Other terms: By using this site, you agree to follow these rules. Posts that violate these rules will be edited or deleted. Members who violate these rules will be warned or banned. Your own posts will generally not be deleted upon request. By posting you give us permanent, unconditional right to publish, edit or delete the content of your post for any reason at our discretion. If you do not fully understand any of the above rules or are warned about violating one of them, please use the corresponding links to see the elaborations and to ask questions or PM Scott. You may also review the older, more elaborate version of the forum rules which listed the rules in a different order using numbers.
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#28  Postby Iwantfilm » March 14th, 2014, 10:21 am

FAO Moderators.

I am a new member who is looking for help on a film project I am working on. I didn't want to plough ahead and post on the forum having read the rules about advertising so I thought I would contact you first.

If you could PM me I can explain my project and if you agree I would like to post details on the forum.

Many thanks, Ernie.

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FAO Spiral

Many thanks for your PM.

Unless I'm overlooking something (more than likely) I cannot seem to find the 'reply' function in order to respond.

Any pointers?

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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#29  Postby Spiral Out » March 15th, 2014, 9:47 am

Iwantfilm wrote:Unless I'm overlooking something (more than likely) I cannot seem to find the 'reply' function in order to respond.


There should be a "Send Reply" button at the top left of the message window when viewing my message to you. That will open a reply message field where you can compose your response. When you are done composing your message, click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the message window. That will send your response to me.
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules

Post Number:#30  Postby Iwantfilm » March 18th, 2014, 9:12 am

Spiral Out wrote:
Iwantfilm wrote:Unless I'm overlooking something (more than likely) I cannot seem to find the 'reply' function in order to respond.


There should be a "Send Reply" button at the top left of the message window when viewing my message to you. That will open a reply message field where you can compose your response. When you are done composing your message, click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the message window. That will send your response to me.


Hi Spiral,

There is no 'Send Reply' button. Is this a feature for full members only?

I'm using a MAC OS but I assume that shouldn't matter.

Is there an email address I can send the query to instead?

Appreciate your time.

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