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Old 08.12.2020, 11:43
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Old 08.12.2020, 11:44
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Re: Mod coup

EF has always had its share of annoying posters. Some eventually get banned while others leave on their own accord.

What I miss are:

1. The meet-ups
2. The sharp wit
3. Some past posters who I truly cared for

I’ve always believed we need to call out the bullies here and have them banned ASAP. Unfortunately, the term “bully” is tricky to define and therefore some posters get a pass. I’d also ban the term “snowflake.” It’s a demeaning word that is hurtful and borders on “bullying.”

However, healthy discussions with opposing view points are fantastic. I learn from reading both sides, which helps me to create my own views.
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Old 08.12.2020, 11:44
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I am not a contrarian, and I believe firmly in what I write and do my best to back it up with evidence and reasoned logic. If you used the ignore function yet still have a problem with me, then I'm afraid that is not my fault at all.
Your COVID-19 posts would suggest otherwise.
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Old 08.12.2020, 11:46
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I've just noticed something, not sure if it's the norm, but it seems that I still have the power to close this thread, presumably just because I started it.

Should I pretend I'm still a moderator and close it to stop the stupid bickering?
Whatever the rights and wrongs of this situation, it is simply wrong to remove or change a mod's superpowers without informing them.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Just to be clear I do belong to the group that believes this was wrong.
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I've just noticed something, not sure if it's the norm, but it seems that I still have the power to close this thread, presumably just because I started it.

Should I pretend I'm still a moderator and close it to stop the stupid bickering?
Absolutely.

On second thoughts, better not. You have the right to an explanation at least.
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Your COVID-19 posts would suggest otherwise.
All of his Covid posts have been linked with studies, genuine sources, reliable news reports etc. Up to you how you want to process that information.
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All of his Covid posts have been linked with studies, genuine sources, reliable news reports etc. Up to you how you want to process that information.
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I wanted to ask you the same thing but I decided I don't give a toss.
No, he is not my boyfriend. I am into ladies only. I guess you are checking in case he is two-timing you, like the Bisexual beast that he is?
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Should I pretend I'm still a moderator and close it to stop the stupid bickering?
Don’t close it yet. I want to find out what happens.
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Actually, I can read your posts now because I removed you from my ignore list about an hour ago just to see if you were still posting your bulls***. I see nothing's changed in that regard.

Your inability to understand analogy is not my problem.

I have no problem with people who I disagree with or who disagree with me. I have had plenty of calm disagreements with people here and we still treat one another respectfully afterward. As I had stated in my post, I have a problem with having to weed through countless and seemingly endless posts containing misinformation and circular arguments in order to have to find useful or relevant information.

Cheers.
Sigh, just put me back on your ignore list then and take the advice that others have already given you if you're searching information about coronavirus. Just please refrain from exaggerating matters in order to try and get me banned. We can agree to disagree.
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No, he is not my boyfriend. I am into ladies only. I guess you are checking in case he is two-timing you, like the Bisexual beast that he is?
So.... you don't make personal attacks. Good to know.

12 year old boys tend to think comments on sexual orientation are edgy. HTH.

Ladies only? The gennleman doth protest too much...


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All of his Covid posts have been linked with studies, genuine sources, reliable news reports etc. Up to you how you want to process that information.
to be honest, they are quite selective and used to repeatedly bang the same drum.

There are two sides to the argument and if someone does not buy into yours, do you need to keep on hammering?

It also goes to both sides that there is a way to get your message across that is more positive. It's ok to disagree, it is how you do it that defines you as a person
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Folk quoting other folk on my ignore list is a PITA.

Maybe this is a FWP.
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No, he is not my boyfriend. I am into ladies only. I guess you are checking in case he is two-timing you, like the Bisexual beast that he is?
You really are 12, Rufie was right.
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I’ve always believed we need to call out the bullies here and have them banned ASAP. Unfortunately, the term “bully” is tricky to define and therefore some posters get a pass. I’d also ban the term “snowflake.” It’s a demeaning word that is hurtful and borders on “bullying.”
That would be doubleplusgood.
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Old 08.12.2020, 11:57
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So.... you don't make personal attacks. Good to know.

Being Bisexual is a personal attack? Maybe it is if you are homophobic?

I would consider it a compliment, best of both worlds and a larger pool to choose from.
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Being Bisexual is a personal attack? Maybe it is if you are homophobic?

I would consider it a compliment, best of both worlds and a larger pool to choose from.
This is an example of baiting and borderline bullying.
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to be honest, they are quite selective and used to repeatedly bang the same drum.

There are two sides to the argument and if someone does not buy into yours, do you need to keep on hammering?

It also goes to both sides that there is a way to get your message across that is more positive. It's ok to disagree, it is how you do it that defines you as a person
Perhaps you're right, one can get drawn into that cycle, especially when one is convinced they are on the right side of the argument (which I am ). Like I said already, I'll try and moderate it back going forward and be more mindful of the tone that comes across.
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to be honest, they are quite selective and used to repeatedly bang the same drum.

There are two sides to the argument and if someone does not buy into yours, do you need to keep on hammering?

It also goes to both sides that there is a way to get your message across that is more positive. It's ok to disagree, it is how you do it that defines you as a person
Of course they are selective. They are as selective as the opposite stuff people are posting/discussion/believing in.

There seems to be a very small but very vocal majority of people on EF that fall on the opposite end of what TC and myself think and post about Covid. If you look into the thread, 80% of posts are covid-fear, pro-restrictions etc and 20% are somewhat skeptical of the situation and more lax regarding any restrictions. Why the 20% of the posts are considered hammering? It's the very few that complain and complain for absolutely no reason and than compare cancer to covid.
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Re: Mod coup

Do we now know what actually happened?
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