I've said this a million times. This isn't about "silencing opposition" because of their ideology. It's about being sick of people making false claims, fallacious arguments, not citing sources, etc. You should be deleting the posts that derail threads. Take the positivism thread as an example. Giles comes in with 3 sets of false claims about Hoppe and the whole thread is about begging him to cite his source. It isn't like you have to be anywhere near 100% strict about it. People are new, make mistakes, or whatever. The problem comes about when it is a pattern of behavior and absolutely nothing is done about it. There would be a lot less flamefests if you also delete posts like Rettopper's in the Hiroshima thread where he has several blocks of 4-6 posts in a row and repeatedly calls anarchists "faith based jihadists". I don't see how you expect people to report stuff like this when nothing gets done about it.
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I don't believe you. How about manning up and addressing them throughout my uncivil tonal barrage. I mean seriously dude, if there is one place to emit an uncivil tone, I would think it is here.
I'm going to send an email to Mr. Tucker.
That seems like you are about to ban me Mr. Lilburne. I asked you to define "uncivil" in private, because I really can't tell the difference between your use of this term and "one holding an unassailable position".
You did this in some other thread too, ignoring some incredibly easy suggested improvements to the forum, something not even really debatable that any good moderating staff would do like make a sticky about the quote workaround, or rules, or a collection of topics so there isn't a new one every week on nukes.
Compare what you chastise me for as uncivil to what we get from bloom, who can't even mount any sort of logical argument. There is more to moderation than just deleting curse words. bloom has stated publicly before that at that time all he cared about was making stupid responses and pissing people off, and he was just wasting time until the store opened so he could go buy some video game.
Also, where is my MVP tag? It should have been taken off 5 weeks ago, except you guys neglected the monthly awards. I don't really care if I have it, or never get it again, but you selectively removed mine and left everyone else's, and for what? You've yet to explain how the image I posted was not an entirely appropriate response to bloom's hypocrisy.
ERO, report posts like his using the report function (it should work, unlike the quote function :D).
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