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Why am I here? Let me tell you.

#1  Postby Katz » Oct 02, 2015 1:57 am

Good day, skeptics!

Hi, I'm Katz. I left my forum home of 4 years today for reasons I may later explain. I have been a moderator there for 8 months. I really like the layout and topics here as they remind me of a better time at the place I've left. I am excited to spend some time here and I hope to get to know you folks!

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#2  Postby Fallible » Oct 02, 2015 7:43 am

:wave:
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#3  Postby Alan B » Oct 02, 2015 8:09 am

Welcome.
Now tell us why you are here.
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#4  Postby mattthomas » Oct 02, 2015 9:30 am

Like... welcome n'shit :)
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#5  Postby Spinozasgalt » Oct 02, 2015 9:31 am

Welcome. Cute avatar! :awesome:
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#6  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Oct 02, 2015 9:32 am

Adorable avatar.
what a terrible image
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#7  Postby Mazille » Oct 02, 2015 9:54 am

Hi! :wave:
- Pam.
- Yes?
- Get off the Pope.
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#8  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Oct 02, 2015 11:11 am

Welcome!
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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#9  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 02, 2015 11:20 am

Welcome to the asylum. :cheers:
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#10  Postby Katz » Oct 02, 2015 12:14 pm

Alan B wrote:Welcome.
Now tell us why you are here.
:cheers:



I feel there is a negativity sweeping our planet at the moment. I had heard that the blood moon was the closing of a great window (with a span of 10 years or so). That negativity completely enveloped my forum.

It is a very close knit group with around 50 regular everyday posters and many guest posters that were previous members. At this point they are all turning on one another. It's been extremely heartbreaking, but I feel that by being around them, I am internalizing the negativity. The great discussion and fun have been replaced with trolling and backstabbing.

It was time for me to leave, for sure. :confused:

This forum doesn't move quite as quickly, but I feel that gives more time to process and consider the replies rather than throwing out the first thing that comes to mind.

I appreciate the warm welcome!
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#11  Postby Alan B » Oct 02, 2015 12:43 pm

Katz wrote:I had heard that the blood moon was the closing of a great window (with a span of 10 years or so).

What an odd idea. It seems some people on your late forum don't have a clue about astronomy - or perhaps they are more into astrology? (The next 'Blood Moon' and closest approach will occur in 2033.)
Sure, this forum has its fair share of, er, 'kooks', but what the Hell, it's all good fun. Enjoy.
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#12  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Oct 02, 2015 12:49 pm

Aaaaaaaaand OP gets jumped on.
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#13  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 02, 2015 12:58 pm

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:Aaaaaaaaand OP gets jumped on.



Aww come on Rachel... astrological blood moons? You can't expect people to just leave that one!!! Let us have our fun.... pleeeease!!! :whine:
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#14  Postby Alan B » Oct 02, 2015 1:00 pm

I am assuming that Katz left the forum because of that 'odd idea' and the subsequent negativity.
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#15  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 02, 2015 1:15 pm

Alan B wrote:I am assuming that Katz left the forum because of that 'odd idea' and the subsequent negativity.



If that is the case, then I hope Katz can understand that alighting on a site called Rational Skepticism is not really going to offer the kind of venue where this idea naturally will gain wide acceptance.
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#16  Postby LucidFlight » Oct 02, 2015 1:19 pm

Katz wrote:I feel there is a negativity sweeping our planet at the moment.

Could be all those electrons travelling across the Internet.
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#17  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 02, 2015 1:22 pm

LucidFlight wrote:
Katz wrote:I feel there is a negativity sweeping our planet at the moment.

Could be all those electrons travelling across the Internet.


Well with the number of WiFi networks around me who knows?
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#18  Postby Fallible » Oct 02, 2015 1:27 pm

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:Aaaaaaaaand OP gets jumped on.


That's one way of looking at it. Another is that people ask questions about a statement someone has made, which is basically what happens on an internet forum like this one.
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#19  Postby Alan B » Oct 02, 2015 1:40 pm

Katz wrote:I feel there is a negativity sweeping our planet at the moment.

Well, most of that is media generated. They thrive on 'bad news'. On this forum we do our best to 'look on the bright side' and expose the media for what it is, in many cases, (mostly in the popular press) - a money making scheme relying on the 'shock - horror' approach for information dissemination.

If you still feel negative, let us try to bring you out of it.
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#20  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 02, 2015 1:45 pm

Alan B wrote:
Katz wrote:I feel there is a negativity sweeping our planet at the moment.

Well, most of that is media generated. They thrive on 'bad news'. On this forum we do our best to 'look on the bright side' and expose the media for what it is, in many cases, (mostly in the popular press) - a money making scheme relying on the 'shock - horror' approach for information dissemination.

If you still feel negative, let us try to bring you out of it.


As almost always it ends up with money.
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