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SINGH JAY wrote: April 24th, 2023, 2:04 am How do you respond when vengeful, spiteful forum users attack you personally for your philosophical positions? You claim to strictly control this forum, but in light of the recent personal assault against me, I do not see any evidence that you actually follow this policy.
Per Rule G of the Forum Rules, you simply need to use the Report button to report the posts.
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Scott wrote: April 13th, 2023, 6:26 pm
Catalina Isabel wrote: April 13th, 2023, 4:36 am Thanks so much for having me here. I'm looking forward to some great discussions! I was wondering if some posts are locked for new members? So we can read but not reply? I've come accross quite a few of these instances but have only been here a day so far. If that is the case, then it would be great to be able to know which topics new members can engage in.
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Hi Scott, thanks a lot for your help with this. I was able to join and participate, but now I've changed my email and it's no longer linked to my OBC email address. I'd appreciate your help linking this account to my new email if possible.
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Eckhart Aurelius Hughes wrote: April 24th, 2023, 4:09 pm
SINGH JAY wrote: April 24th, 2023, 2:04 am How do you respond when vengeful, spiteful forum users attack you personally for your philosophical positions? You claim to strictly control this forum, but in light of the recent personal assault against me, I do not see any evidence that you actually follow this policy.
Per Rule G of the Forum Rules, you simply need to use the Report button to report the posts.
Thanks for that, Scott.

...

While you're here, would you mind responding to my earlier query:
Pattern-chaser wrote: April 22nd, 2023, 7:50 am I note that, in the recent past, some contributors have accumulated 'warnings'. I would like to know under what circumstances I might be given a warning ... so that I can avoid getting one, of course. 😉 I'm sorry if this question has been answered elsewhere; if it has, I'm not aware of it. TIA
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Pattern-chaser wrote: April 22nd, 2023, 7:50 am I note that, in the recent past, some contributors have accumulated 'warnings'. I would like to know under what circumstances I might be given a warning ... so that I can avoid getting one, of course. 😉 I'm sorry if this question has been answered elsewhere; if it has, I'm not aware of it. TIA
Warnings can be issued by a moderator when the Forum Rules are violated. They are usually only issued when a post is deleted for violation of the Forum Rules, and sometimes when a post has to be disapproved from the moderation queue a warning will also be issued.

The most common violation is some form of personal attack or ad hominem argument or other rude off-topic remark.

I'm not surprised at all that you have never even once been warned about such a thing, Pattern-chaser, despite having over 6,000 posts. Thank you for being a member. :)
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"The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master."

I believe spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline) manifests as bravery, confidence, grace, honesty, love, and inner peace.
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Eckhart Aurelius Hughes wrote: May 25th, 2023, 1:53 pm I'm not surprised at all that you have never even once been warned about such a thing, Pattern-chaser, despite having over 6,000 posts. Thank you for being a member. :)
😊 Thank you. 😊
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The Quirkster wrote: May 26th, 2013, 9:30 pm
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If i buy a book as listed or bought any previous botm then i can join forums right? Does buying once gives access without time limit or do we have yo buy a book every month? I can't reply to many forums ...maybe almost all of them this is the first one i can reply to... Please reply
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Monishka Sharma wrote: July 15th, 2023, 9:40 am If i buy a book as listed or bought any previous botm then i can join forums right?
Yes, provided Scott's offer still stands, and I think it does. Purchasing one book, and forwarding a copy of the receipt to Scott, will make you a 'Premium Member'. But you don't need to buy a book if you simply wish to post here...?

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY. -A ZOMBIES PHILOSOPHER IS A PHILOSOPHIER WITHOUT CONSCIOUSNESS. -A PHILOSOPHER IS SOMEONE WHO SEEKS TRUTH AND WISDOM. MY QUESTION: IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A PHILOSOPHER WITHOUT CONSCIOUSNESS PLEASE? THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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Meda Domeseo Camus wrote: July 20th, 2023, 3:25 am THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY. -A ZOMBIES PHILOSOPHER IS A PHILOSOPHIER WITHOUT CONSCIOUSNESS. -A PHILOSOPHER IS SOMEONE WHO SEEKS TRUTH AND WISDOM. MY QUESTION: IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A PHILOSOPHER WITHOUT CONSCIOUSNESS PLEASE? THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules [IMPORTANT]

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How does one post? This is quite a confusing site.
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semisane wrote: August 7th, 2023, 10:50 pm How does one post? This is quite a confusing site.
Hi, semisane, and welcome!

You post just as you did with the above. The easiest way is to use the quote key button, that appears above every post, on the right-hand side. The button shows the double quotes character: "

Click the quotes-button on the post you wish to reply to. It's that easy.
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules [IMPORTANT]

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I would have responded to the thread about major rule changes but I do not have access to it. I have written a response in the 'Where Have All the Forum Users Gone' and don't wish to duplicate it here. I believe that Scott may have ruined his site and be doing it more and more, even though from his point of view he thinks that he is making it so much better by making it mainly about his work, although, of course, as the owner, he is entitled to use it in this way. If you are interested in my fuller response , please see the this in the one I mentioned and, I am interested in others' views being expressed and heard too. I believe that Scott could benefit from some dialogue with people who have been contributing to the site other than the circle of his book followers. We are not all bots and have a genuine human passion for philosophy.
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules [IMPORTANT]

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Pattern-chaser wrote: July 15th, 2023, 11:29 am Yes, provided Scott's offer still stands, and I think it does. Purchasing one book, and forwarding a copy of the receipt to Scott, will make you a 'Premium Member'. But you don't need to buy a book if you simply wish to post here...?
…unless you wish to post links or images as a non-premium member!
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Re: Philosophy Forums Rules [IMPORTANT]

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I don't think that the offer of buying one book does stand any longer. Also, I am not sure whether premium members even get access to the 'In It Together' section, or how long the offer of buying the book entitles one to premium membership. He has posted a link to buy from online sites but it all seems so complicated.
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