Proposal to exclude pseudoscientists from posting in Science subforums

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by James R, Jan 21, 2015.

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What do you think of the proposal in the opening post of this thread?

Poll closed Jan 31, 2015.
  1. It is a good idea and should be implemented.

    32 vote(s)
    88.9%
  2. It is a bad idea and should NOT go ahead.

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. No opinion / Abstain from voting / Just show me the results of the poll.

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    5.6%
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  1. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    I misunderstood the question and voted no.
    Please change my vote to yes.

    So long as people post in the right subforums they will be left alone, but if they create a constant nuisance by posting in the wrong subforums their freedom will be limited.
    Good idea.
     
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  3. OnlyMe Valued Senior Member

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    There should be an option to change your vote yourself, right under the results top of the page.
     
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  5. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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  7. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Would the post below be an example of a "constant nuisance"?
     
  8. Bells Staff Member

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    I vote yes.
     
  9. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Yes - given the intent (trolling) and the method (repeated posting of the same basic material without alteration.)
     
  10. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    I think with a 90% vote for, it's safe to say we should do this

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  11. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Whats not to like...gotta vote aye!
     
  12. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    It looks like we're unlikely to get many more votes on this in the next few days, so I'll work on getting the system up and running in that time frame.
     
  13. sandoval10 Registered Member

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    This proposal may fall into the elitist category. The ol’ “my way or the highway” attitude. I contend that the pseudoscience post help to make the scientific point of the thread. The earth is round and we have scientific proof that has withstood the all the pseudoscience/theological arguments against it. Cigarettes’ are not harmful to humans, as a paid group of “scientist” once posted as science is an example of the need to open the forum to all credible post. After all science is the process of understanding and proving theories with physical proven evidence and subject to peer review. I say let the wackos stay.
     
  14. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    sandoval - if they have any sort of credible, actual, factual evidence, then what they are saying isn't pseudoscience. This is geared more towards the ones that consistently try to "prove" their "theories" using faulty math, shoddy statistics, or otherwise outright wrong information.
     
  15. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    The poll is now closed. Considering the overwhelming support for the proposal, we will move to implement it. Stay tuned for a new thread announcing the change in policy. This will appear in the current subforum.
     
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