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Old 07.12.2020, 14:51
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Has Tony Clifton seriously been un-banned?

If so... Damn, that means that the coronavirus thread is probably going to consist of little more than him trying to trap people in endless arguments about masks again. I stopped using the EF for quite a while because of it. It was so tiresome and redundant.

Maybe there should be two EF's... One for the anti-maskers and Trump supporters and one for the other side? That seems to be the major divide right now, isn't it? Or maybe something's changed since I took a bit of a break from here a few weeks ago?
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Old 07.12.2020, 14:54
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Has Tony Clifton seriously been un-banned?

If so... Damn, that means that the coronavirus thread is probably going to consist of little more than him trying to trap people in endless arguments about masks again. I stopped using the EF for quite a while because of it. It was so tiresome and redundant.

Maybe there should be two EF's... One for the anti-maskers and Trump supporters and one for the other side? That seems to be the major divide right now, isn't it? Or maybe something's changed since I took a bit of a break from here a few weeks ago?
but who cares? He has a right to an opinion, I find it repetitive and boring (both sides, it's all ming-mong, ping-pong) and tune it out. You should do it too, it's nothing personal (unless people make it so).

you want a Utopian EF where everyone agrees. That will be so much fun
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Old 07.12.2020, 14:55
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I have been labelled a “flat earther”, “anti-vaxxer”, “psychopath” and “Trump supporter”.

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You haven't listed the other things that were said about you so I guess they must be true.
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weirdest.game.of.among.us.ever

Ouchboy is sus.


Anyways... How the turntables...
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Maybe there should be two EF's... One for the anti-maskers and Trump supporters and one for the other side? That seems to be the major divide right now, isn't it? Or maybe something's changed since I took a bit of a break from here a few weeks ago?
Trump threads appear to be calming down, the corona side still has articles and studies being thrown around the place. I poke my head in every now and then but there's a substantial amount of bile in there. For those who say that there's illegal damning misinformation in there, I'm pretty sure every second post in there points that out, and I hope nobody is taking serious pandemic advice from this forum.
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Old 07.12.2020, 15:06
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Trump threads appear to be calming down, the corona side still has articles and studies being thrown around the place. I poke my head in every now and then but there's a substantial amount of bile in there. For those who say that there's illegal damning misinformation in there, I'm pretty sure every second post in there points that out, and I hope nobody is taking serious pandemic advice from this forum.
You can hope but it may not be true.

I have seen people here make bad life-changing medical decisions for themselves and people in their charge (i.e. their children) from the most dubious sources.
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Old 07.12.2020, 15:06
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Take out?

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but who cares? He has a right to an opinion, I find it repetitive and boring (both sides, it's all ming-mong, ping-pong) and tune it out. You should do it too, it's nothing personal (unless people make it so).

you want a Utopian EF where everyone agrees. That will be so much fun
No, but I would love an EF where I can go to the coronavirus thread and not have to weed through hundreds of posts where some anti-mask dude is relentlessly trying to convince the world that masks are useless or that the virus is no big deal, restrictions are unnecessary, etc. in order to find more pertinent information regarding the status of the pandemic here in Switzerland and/or the world in general.
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All of you who have tried to PM me today, sorry that I can't receive your messages. "Whoever" messed with my mod status also disabled PMs and did a couple of other things. Obviously Editor Bob wouldn't do strange, petty things like that—indeed, wouldn't demote two (or is it more?) mods without prior discussion and without an explanation, so I'm left scratching my head as to who could be behind this.

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Old 07.12.2020, 15:12
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Has Tony Clifton seriously been un-banned?

If so... Damn, that means that the coronavirus thread is probably going to consist of little more than him trying to trap people in endless arguments about masks again. I stopped using the EF for quite a while because of it. It was so tiresome and redundant.
He did say he will try to be more constructive, maybe he has something to offer after all?
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No, but I would love an EF where I can go to the coronavirus thread and not have to weed through hundreds of posts where some anti-mask dude is relentlessly trying to convince the world that masks are useless or that the virus is no big deal, restrictions are unnecessary, etc. in order to find more pertinent information regarding the status of the pandemic here in Switzerland and/or the world in general.
You don't want to know how many ICU beds Dublin had free on 1 December?
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Take out?
Hah! Delivery food would be a dream for us here. We can get takeout pizzas and burgers to collect from the two restaurants doing plats a emporter, not sure what else. But the nearest place doing deliveries (normally, that is) is too far away down the bottom of the valley.

Sadly the Ikea kitchen that is now awaiting installation didn't come with any of their 'delicious' Swedish fare. We did actually buy some frozen meatballs when we were there last week to put in the kitchen order. They were... OK, I guess, but I don't think I'll bother again. The chicken hotdogs at chf1 or 1.50 with onions aren't bad as a snack when you've found yourself spending far longer there than you anticipated, which is most of the time.
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Re: Mod coup

There is absolutely no need for that whether MusicChick is to blame or not. You don't have to like her but being civil in general is what you should do as a decent human being.

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All of you who have tried to PM me today, sorry that I can't receive your messages. "Whoever" messed with my mod status also disabled PMs and did a couple of other things. Obviously Editor Bob would do strange, petty things like that—indeed, wouldn't demote two (or is it more?) mods without prior discussion and without an explanation, so I'm left scratching my head as to who could be behind this.
I've reactivated PMs by removing a lot of stored messages from Inbox and Sent Items - my storage quota had been cut in half, whether as a deliberate act to stop PMs or just a result of being removed from the SM group I don't know.
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Old 07.12.2020, 15:17
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I've reactivated PMs by removing a lot of stored messages from Inbox and Sent Items - my storage quota had been cut in half, whether as a deliberate act to stop PMs or just a result of being removed from the SM group I don't know.
the latter..... so one conspiracy theory down
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So are Editor Bob, 3wishes, LiB, and Mirfield.

Calling mods insulting names can't be a great way to avoid a ban.
Editor Bob checks in occasionally. He's not always around.

I think, but am not sure, that 3Wishes is at work.

LiB hadn't even logged in to EF for several weeks, let alone posted, until today (what a coincidence!), so I guess he has a lot of catching up to do.

Mirfield no longer has moderator rights, unfortunately; he gave them up a while ago after he left Switzerland.

I agree, offensive name-calling of that sort is uncalled for and should be dealt with peremptorily. Not much I can do about it right now, though.
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some serious paranoia here!

i think normal allowance is 500 messages
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Meanwhile the trolls have free rein to post whatever they like without any fear of repercussions.
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Old 07.12.2020, 15:19
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He did say he will try to be more constructive, maybe he has something to offer after all?
That would be nice.

I was inactive on the EF for a few years and then came back on last February or so, in order to help stay informed regarding the pandemic and any new restrictions announced for CH, etc. But then that Coronavirus thread just became absolutely unbearable because of his anti-mask stuff and all the circular arguments that he was trapping people in because of it... Not to mention all the other creepy stuff that I've noticed going on here (people targeting others, mod bullying, people completely misinterpreting someone else and then engaging them in an ongoing argument because of it, etc.). It feels like there have somehow emerged two "teams" here on the EF and it just feels a bit high-schoolish. At some point, you step back and have to ask yourself if dealing with all the aggression from other people, the wasting of time in circular arguments, etc. is worth it.
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Re: Mod coup

Umm, most women do, so why a ban?

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