Are "Trigger Warnings" Now Required?

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  1. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    Here you go:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/li...anti-feminist-group-who-know-what-women-want/
     
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  3. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    It is rare for me to agree with Yazata, but I certainly do here. As a longtime fan of the Matrix, I've seen memes on this for 15 years and never heard of it in a specific context of sexism.

    Now, the moderators may well be right that Bowser had a particular "Red Pill" Moment" in mind, but he did not say it, so that is their assumption, not his specific sexist statement. The moderators are, of course, entitled to moderate the forum how they want, but this ready-fire-aim style is not acceptable in most legal/ethical situations in the real world. It is, itself, bigoted and unfair. But it is par for the course here.
     
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  5. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Literacy, anyone? God damned lame-assed "gender studies" majors that can't spell or understand that what they just typed is unintelligible to anyone but another simple-minded limp-wristed asshole with an opinion.

    Yep. I'm getting sick and tired of snowflake whining myself. There's no science here any more, just the lamentations of the dispossessed and weak.

    James R gave me "infraction points" for telling an obvious troll to fuck off, but he allows trolls uninterrupted access to the floor.

    The floor here is filthy, so until someone sweeps up, I'm out.

    Or maybe I can get out this way: Fuck Farsight, Sylwester, and many others for their idiocy. Fuck the ghost hunters, fuck the goddamned sjw halfwits, and fuck this place.

    Good luck to the rest of you.

    James, does this post earn me enough of your fucking stupid points to graduate?
     
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  7. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    Crazy cursing ranting aside, a recent example of this is a set of recent posts by Magical Realist. Anyone who has spent much time talking about "UFOs" with him knows that he has a twist on the normal definition/usage of "UFO", so any time a discussion turns toward discussion of the term itself, you can bet he's setting up a bait-and-switch troll. He did this recently, and predictibly was called-out for it. But the point is, even though everyone knew or should have known it was coming, he was still allowed to do it.
     
  8. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    curiouser and curiouser
     
  9. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    My recommendation would be for anyone and everyone who notices such behavior to report it instead of replying to it.
     
  10. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Whose? MR and several others that I haven't deigned to name have been guilty of serial trolling, to the point that they have more topics than I have posts.

    Farsight's offensive egotism and incurable misapprehension of the god Einstein is tolerated, among other fuck cranks. Reporting stupidity or false representation of facts doesn't work. Calling out the stupidity of the argument in more than a prim tap-dance around the factual issues in someone's post doesn't work, but just say "oppression" or "safe space" and see what crawls out to defend the position that some speech is freer than others.

    Animal Farm and 1984 rolled up into one joint: Shitty and toxic at once.

    My "free speech" will soon be curtailed here. Funny how that works, eh?
     
  11. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    I have in the past, but know there is no point. More to the point on this particular incident, though; James is an active participant.
     
  12. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Definition of bait and switch
    1. 1: a sales tactic in which a customer is attracted by the advertisement of a low-priced item but is then encouraged to buy a higher-priced one

    2. 2: the ploy of offering a person something desirable to gain favor (as political support) then thwarting expectations with something less desirable
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bait and switch

    Support your claim. Show where I have performed that tactic anywhere in my posts. Direct quotes are preferred.
     
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  13. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    This thread is not about you.
     
  14. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    How Trumpian of you.
     
  15. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    ok - that's easily done, actually... even knowing full well that this thread isn't about you

    start here: http://www.sciforums.com/threads/are-you-a-quack.157899/

    you specifically argue that you're not a quack and that you "use reasoning and facts on paranormal topics just as I do in science topics and philosophy topics."

    and yet when asked to provide said "reasoning and facts" with the same level of evidence that science would require to validate a claim you argue instead from anecdote, eye-witness delusions, mass hysteria and personal opinion.

    that is called a bait and switch - the ploy of offering a person something desirable to gain favor then thwarting expectations with something less desirable
    baiting with reasoning and facts and intellectual scientific discourse while then providing only a trolling delusional Dunning-Kruger afflicted opinionated soliloquy on why mainstream is bad and only you pseudoscience cranks are able to see the truth

    pseudoscience (and conspiracist ideation) is not a victim-less crime
    http://phys.org/news/2015-06-pseudoscience-conspiracy-theory-victimless-crimes.html
     
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  16. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    It's a new world!

    "Fuck you."
    "You can't curse here!"
    "I never curse."
     
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  17. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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  18. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Then quit whining about me. You're the one that made it about me.
     
  19. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    All I provide is compelling evidence and logical argumentation. And I don't promise anybody anything I don't provide. My posting history speaks for itself.
     
  20. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    From my mom:
    "Swearing is the sign of a lazy mind"

    (lazy = weak and/or uneducated)
    ............................
    "Momma tried to raise me better" (and she almost succeeded)

     
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  21. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Trump is a liar. People who lie and falsely accuse people of things without evidence are Trumpian. And that ain't me.
     
  22. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    nope. sorry sparky... that is empirical evidence proving you provided absolutely no evidence that can be considered compelling or even reputable

    IOW - absolutely proven evidence of bait and switch using your own words and posts to validate the claim

    except in that thread where you promised to "use reasoning and facts on paranormal topics just as I do in science topics and philosophy topics" and provided absolutely no facts, let alone logic, evidence or reasoning (unless you mean reasoning as in: justification of a delusion and/or mass hysteria as being factual )

    you asked for evidence of bait and switch - i provided that
    it is further validated by the fact that the thread had to be locked because of you

    can't be any more clear. and it is your history, so that speaks for itself
     
  23. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    And that is you to a tee.

    Now call someone else a troll!
     
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