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Re: Sane Skeptic Site

#41  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jan 13, 2016 3:35 am

Gnu Ordure wrote:
SafeAsMilk wrote:
Gnu Ordure wrote:
Macdoc wrote:

The community has a problem with Dawkin's himself and his treatment of members and mods here and hiw managment of RDEF...

Seriously? "The community" has a problem with him? Every single RS member has this problem?


Sounds serious.

I know, right? It's almost like the forum has some background or something. But we don't let you in until you've taken the oath against Dawkins :mob:


Sure, the forum has a background. But of what interest is that to potential new members such as Jake (the OP) or me? Do I need to know this history? Is it still relevant to the forum's current raison d'etre?

If you want to know what members who've been here since the beginning are talking about, then yes. If not, then probably not. I showed up just shortly after the debacle, so it's a curio but doesn't really have much to do with my enjoyment of the site.

SafeAsMilk wrote:
Gnu Ordure wrote:Or, as civility exists on a spectrum, let's say that RS scores 68/100 on my civilometer (patent pending). Other forums score worse, sure. But some score better.

Sounds like you've been to a few forums. Which, do you think, scores the best?

It just depends on the members. If all the members of a group want to be civil, then civility ensues. The smaller the number, the more likely it is to be maintained.

Since you ask, the most polite forum I ever joined was a bunch of US episcopalians which included a number of their pastors/priests. Those guys were really nice to each other. They still banned me after six months, though. They didn't like my questions on theodicy, if I remember correctly.

Yeah, but was it interesting? :smile: Personally, I think being banned for (presumably civilly) questioning their doctrine is pretty uncivil.

PS: "Safe as milk": I actually have that album on vinyl. Ry Cooder on guitar, right?

And I saw the Captain in '73, at university - at his peak. Happy days.

I bet! Would give a lot to have been able to see him then. Very happy to live in a time where there's tons of footage on YouTube though, which wasn't around when I got into him.

I think Cooder was on a couple tracks, but Alex St. Clair played the guitar on that and most of the other Beefheart albums, I think.

edit: Just looked it up, you're right! Ry was on that whole record.
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Re: Sane Skeptic Site

#42  Postby Gareth » Jan 29, 2016 4:02 pm

Hi, Jakesteele.
You said:
"I'm hoping that this site is about, well, rational skepticism where people can have different opinions about topics and can go back and forth with civility and courtesy to each other."

How are you finding it so far?
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Re: Sane Skeptic Site

#43  Postby Arnold Layne » Jan 29, 2016 4:14 pm

With only 1 post, he's probably got his answer! :lol:
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