Discussion in 'Science & Society' started by Tiassa, Dec 24, 2008.
• "fOR PROUD AMERICAN WOMEN ONLY, AND START COMPLAIN" — Xfer to Politics.
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• "Indian gays recommended to help themselves with yoga" — Thread transferred to EM&J.
Notes: It's often a tough call whether a certain discussion belongs in Science & Society or Ethics, Morality & Justice, but there are also occasions when there just isn't any science about the topic post.
Of course, that might also be the fact of a topic post being a cut and paste of a known propaganda factory. By rule, topic posts should also include some manner of commentary from the Sciforums member opening the discussion. We have to some degree let this rule slide, since the democratic (anarchic) result is that we would eventually have to expelling a noticeable number of our regularly-posting members for this lazy and, often, intellectually dishonest method.
• "Climate-gate" — Eight posts struck as off topic.
Notes: These posts consist of one erroneous post and the subsequent inline discussion thereof. However, one thing needs to be stated clearly: We are sympathetic to mistakes, and even make our fair share. But some things just don't look like mistakes; not when they're that badly botched. And, well, those we are less sympathetic toward.
• Two threads trasnferred to EM&J:
― "Australia wins whaling case against Japan in The Hague"
― "Civil Liberty and 'NO Thanks'"
Notes: I have no objections to either of these threads, and the whaling one does have certain S&S potential. To the other, I do occasionally wonder at the threads that turn up in this subforum. No biggie; keep calm and carry on.
Thread Merge & Redirect
• Visual Symmetrics: The Road to Reality: Multiple threads combined into one, as they were essentially consecutive sections of the same monologue. Thread is more philosophical than scientific, but neither is it formal philosophy. For now, it is redirected to Free Thoughts.
• "Space cannon ? or really freak accident ?" ― Thread redirected to Conspiracies.
• "Deep Pockets & Lawsuits: Lawyer laws" ― Thread redirected to EM&J.
• "PROMISED THE MOON" ― Thread closed; we should probably remind members that these cut-and-paste posts that look pretty much like spam really aren't appropriate.
• "?!science of civilian TASRB and it's illegality by civilians." ― Thread redirected to Conspiracies, for now.
• "Notes on Modernity" ― Thread redirected to General Philosophy.
• "The illusion of choice - who owns what" ― Thread redirected; I'm going with B&E on this one.
• "Is Currency Evil?" ― Thread redirected to ... oh, let's go with EM&J.
• "defend from vs. defend against/from" ― Thread redirected to Linguistics.
General Note: Some of those are months old; given that S&S is a lower-traffic subforum, I tend to be less of a stickler about relevance. So, no, I wouldn't complain. But I would note that some threads would find greater participation in more topically appropriate subfora. As it is, these were on the first page after I did a periodic cleanup of spamtracks.
• "Is America's South turning into a hotbed of liberalism/bohemianism" ― Thread transferred to Politics.
Thread closed and moved to Cesspool.
"Rape a male"
Infraction issued, thread closed and moved to Cesspool and a request for further review and recommendation of further action, including thread deletion.
I should not need to say this, but encouraging the statutory rape of children and trying to claim it is beneficial is not acceptable. By any stretch of the imagination. It is also illegal. I will not link the thread in this post, for obvious reasons.
• "Life According to Amish/Mennonites"↗ ― Two posts edited.
Note: One post edited for problematic content; second post edited to scrub quote of problematic content. In both cases, the originals remain on file in soft-delete, and copies have been edited. This measure, intended to preserve the historical record, is a personal standard of the moderator, and should not be expected of any other staff member.
Closure & Redirect
• "Lesbian"↗ ― Thread closed, redirected to Cesspool
• "Cowspiracy: The Astonishing Hypocrisy of Climate Alarmists"↱ ― Thread transferred to Conspiracies subforum.
Closure & Redirect
• "Men *shrugs*"↗ ― Thread transfer to Cesspool.
• "North Korea"↱ ― Thread transfer to Politics.
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