Sciforums has *seriously* fallen apart

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

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    Yup
    The insanity can be visionary. And occasionally right.
    The whining is always a call to change the nappy.
     
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  3. Ripley Valued Senior Member

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    Actually, I thought Peta was closer to the mark. That's why individuals with spirit stand out like sore thumbs. And why the obnoxious, the ill mannered, the humdrum, the poseurs, and the provocateurs can recognize them a mile off and conveniently brand them as spammers or trolls—whatever the hell that's suppose to mean in human nature.
     
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  5. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Well you missed Peta lose her rag and start pming all the moderators that she felt wronged by, asking them to ban her. She also wasn't exactly nice about asking either, she might well have been angry but she was definitely having a Tantrum. She might or might not return, that is up to her, If he does return I just ask her to think a little more before having a outburst.
     
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  7. Ripley Valued Senior Member

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    Cause and effect. And here again, spirit is misrepresented by something else. You could have said she went off the edge, which I think would have been more honest—somewhat like Satyr or Reiku returning home only to discover that their front doors got locked while they were away. I mean, in the end, Peta was surrounded from all sides and being snipped at by a bunch of hyenas—why shouldn't she react disproportionately? But these type of reactions are simply the flip side of what these three members were capable of posting: that is never taken into consideration.

    I recall when Lucifer Whatever got all sensitive and uptight over her kids being alluded to as deranged, and how we all learnt that her kids are the most important thing to her—Peta and I defended her and her kids then, her most important virtue: did Lucifer Whatever include us on her Xmas list of greetings?? How the simple forget easily.
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    ??? so lucifer's angel OWED peta???
     
  9. Ripley Valued Senior Member

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    ^ No, darling—she the forum simply, uh, forgot to take a more important fact into consideration.
     
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  10. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Um.
    Actually, she left because the hot guy thread got locked and I wouldn't let her start a hot asian guy thread.

    You're acting like she was heroic or respectable or something.
    The hell?

    I'll admit that her words could be taken as heroic, but it was her saying them.
    The asian hot guy poster.

    The forum has gone through several phases, can't be denied. But, the glory days that are referred to by most posters are the same that Lou refers to. To put a time frame to it, the age would likely be bracketed between 02 and 05. Perhaps beginning as late as 03.
     
  11. Gustav Banned Banned

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    ahh yes
    the time that fucker spookz used to post
    what fun!
    i heard he was offered a shot at redemption but refused
    rather crass i think

    /microwaves puppies and kittens
     
  12. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    Can you offer a link to some of these groovy nostalgic threads?

    You cud chewing codgers are making me envious.
     
  13. Gustav Banned Banned

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    and there you have it. this could be a kkk forum. do you racists have what it takes? to take on....us? can you crackpots own this board thru the force of logic and reason?

    sci is up for grabs
    the question is...are you man enough?
     
  14. Gustav Banned Banned

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    it is crap nostalgia. it is when the claimants had their heydey. they emote not reason. sci has got better over the years. arguments more sophisticated, more cynical, more whatnot
     
  15. Gustav Banned Banned

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    i have never claimed anything. it is an obvious sign of weakness easily exploited and that in my book is a hell of a no no

    now
    who the fuck resurrected this thread?
    sci is doing just fine and will do even better if we all go back to posting things of actual note
     
  16. Bells Staff Member

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    It was also the time when Proud Muslim ruled the religious forum... and Flores.. I miss Flores.. Then of course there was Coffee.. and not to forget Goofy..

    We aren't as bitchy as we were back then. We also weren't as whiny back then as we are now.
     
  17. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I'm thinking more of the time when Tony1 ruled the religious forum, and XEV.
     
  18. Ripley Valued Senior Member

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    But why was the thread closed?

    Of course not; she was simply a recent example of being the victim of the forum's "ethics" — and I said as much: the reactionary flip-side to an otherwise intelligent aptitude. You know, people here talk so philosophically about the ups and downs of being, the heights and depths of consciousness, the catch-22s of psychological dilemmas—but that's all it is: talk. Yet, when the carrot, in its more realistic form, suddenly dangles among their own co-members, all of a sudden its SPAM and TROLL and WHINY and SISSY... —so much for an otherwise high-minded philosophizing behind the security of a philosophy or ethics or human science forum. Human nature here is only talked about as in a film critique—or as in a tabloid or indictment if it pertains to local posters.

    Yet, when a spirited personality like Gendanken drops in and lets her hair hang loose, and commingles hard-world philosophy/psychology/ethics with personal attestations, what does she get? A bunch of hyenas crying foul. Nobody sees.
     
  19. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    Exactly.
    I wanted to comment on something said earlier:

    I am intrigued about this discrepancy between the official forum topics and the way they are discussed.
    To give a blunt example of this discrepancy - it's like saying: 'You should be a good, magnanimous and noble person, you bloody worthless slut!'

    Of course this discrepancy is inavoidable to some extent, as human thought tends to be ahead of human behavior.

    However, - and this is perhaps where the 'science'-mindedness of this forum sets in - namely, there is a tacit assumption in science that 'what is statistically average, is normal and should be aimed for'.
    Is this why the above-mentioned discrepancy is tolerated and not persecuted, whereas any behavior that falls at the ends of the bell curve is persecuted?

    We should keep in mind though that the average is not truly good, it's only average.
    And more importantly, that trying to level everything to the average in the long run leads to a lessening of quality.


    EDIT: But what is the aim of this forum? Quality discussion, or relative contentment of (the majority of) members? The two are compatible only to an extent, but not fully.
     
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  20. Gustav Banned Banned

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    what is being persecuted here? what issues and postures are unacceptable?
    i say that if logically tenable it will be allowed in here

    give me threads and the alleged censored postulations. we shall discuss viability
     
  21. Gustav Banned Banned

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    /eek

    for a moment, i imagined intellect as the proposition.
    hmm, behavior. emotion inducing. sensibilities, aesthetics.

    why tolerate the obnoxious retard or the priggish eugenicist?. there is a community aspect to sci and we all have our like and dislikes. it is not intellect that determines the social dynamic. it is the posture.

    noobs however should be cut some fucking slack. let em feel shit out and figure out a persona. then.....
     
  22. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    In the simplest terms: On the one end, there are 'trolls' and 'spammers', and other end there are 'racists' and 'fundamentalists', for example. Both are deemed unacceptable by the moderation policy.
     
  23. Gustav Banned Banned

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    strange that
    how come i, of all people, deem em unacceptable as well?
    differing defs, perhaps?
     

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