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« on: 04/12/2005 18:43:14 »
It hasn't escaped my notice that there are literally tens of thousands of Internet forums. Some good, some bad and some worthless.

Now, this forum is obviously useful, in that it seeks to provide some scientific rational to requests for info, either personal or general enquiries. having been around quite a few forums, I believe I'm well versed in protocols.

Now, regrettably, some forums are run like dictatorships, where disagreement with the Admin results in you being banned. Which is not so good for freedom of speech, but instead of freedom, you have to pander to the ego of the Admins.

I've been banned from more than one forum, and in my experience, the only good forums are those that allow a fair degree of personal expression without hinderance.

Here's a prime example of a dictitorial MB.

http://www.interfaithforums.com.

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Re: Internet Forums
« Reply #1 on: 04/12/2005 19:44:33 »
hi ian33
Forums aren't dictatorship's. I've been on forums that were ran in ways that i didn't like but in the end as i wished to remain a part of one or two of them I've had to bit my lip.
Every forum needs rules for legal and moral reasons,and also to keep the forum running smoothly and along the lines that inspired the owner to start it.
Some people are more strict than others but in the end when you sign up to a forum you agree to respect and abide by the rules laid down. :)

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« Reply #2 on: 04/12/2005 19:52:28 »
So far I've given you a fairly wide latitude.
if you continue to act provocatively I will just simply delete every single one of your posts and continue to do so ad infinitum.

You just continuously shoot yourself in the foot....you openly admit to being banned from other forums...well, what does that tell us about you then ?

I have displayed great tolerance with your little jibs and petty jibes which only I know have been directed at me, and to be honest Ian..I am sitting here laughing at you.

For your information IP addresses do not make concrete evidence for accusations...you have just got it all so very very wrong and believe me Ian...I would have no hesitationn in admitting that it was me !

 I have allowed your posts here because I knew it was just me and you who knew what you are talking about...you goad, you jest, seems to me that is all you are capable of.
Now then Ian, if you wish to publicise what YOU consider to be the truth then go ahead ...go on...I have nothing to hide hear nor anywehere else....in fact.just do it !!.....and to think I even tried to support you , I even offered to help you out financially.

Ian...go on..get it off your chest you sad man...and then try and figure out that despite what you believe..and what ever you feel you were told by what ever software you may have used...you are wrong you idiot !...go on...tell us all...I give you a few days before I decide to undo all your pathetic little attempts to piss me off...in fact I'me even going to copy and paste this lot into another thread before you decide to delete the thread.

Everybody,…this link to another religious based thread takes you to a site where tolerance IS the key but there are small minded petty individuals like this one who literally go out of there way to cause disruption and heartache. They go from forum to forum peddling their wares , trolling their way to cause upheaval and havoc.... http://www.interfaithforums.com./

IFF is simply not a dictatorship…see for yourself.



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Re: Internet Forums
« Reply #3 on: 04/12/2005 20:50:35 »
Ian, you are a very talented and intelligent man. I have cared about you for many years.  I truly hope you find your way to tapping into all of the positive things about yourself rather than using the negative.  And even though you have told everyone within earshot that I am paranoid and a dictator, I still care about you.

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Re: Internet Forums
« Reply #4 on: 04/12/2005 23:55:40 »
Well, I'll take your word and drop the subject. It's getting rather tedious, even for me. And I have a book to write...

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Re: Internet Forums
« Reply #5 on: 05/12/2005 00:14:00 »
I resign anyway, feel free to remove my profile.

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« Reply #6 on: 05/12/2005 00:59:38 »
Ian....*sigh*...if only.....oh !!.....believe it or not..I wish you well.

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Re: Internet Forums
« Reply #7 on: 05/12/2005 18:58:54 »
Well, thanks, I might still post on occasion, if I see anything of interest; although I really need to spend time on my projects and history site.

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Re: Internet Forums
« Reply #8 on: 14/12/2005 13:30:22 »
is it a little odd that the owner of interfaithforums didnt spell it right?

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« Reply #9 on: 14/12/2005 19:26:41 »
It was only a typo error...we oll mayk them

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Re: Internet Forums
« Reply #10 on: 15/12/2005 00:22:12 »
It might worth asking ' Kelly', if the number of banned posters now exceeds the number of not banned posters ? and the number of active posters is around, 10-15 ?

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« Reply #11 on: 15/12/2005 08:19:00 »
Can't you just leave LK alone ian ?

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Re: Internet Forums
« Reply #12 on: 15/12/2005 20:48:37 »
Just curious Neil, I thought it was a valid and pertinent question. However, I can understand why no answer will be forthcoming. So indeed, we'll drop the matter and concentrate on some science.

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« Reply #13 on: 15/12/2005 22:27:37 »
quote:
Originally posted by Ian33

Just curious Neil, I thought it was a valid and pertinent question. However, I can understand why no answer will be forthcoming. So indeed, we'll drop the matter and concentrate on some science.

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Ian..you are a highly intelligent individual and I respect your knowledge greatly (I am so much in your shade that I can't be seen ![8D] ) and even I admit that I am not privvy to the full history betweeen you two (Lk and you)..really !..I honestly truly don't know. I did feel guilty for getting so angry but you were goading me eh ? and...well.. oh lets forget all that.......... I just want us all to get along. Pertaining to what you have said above, lets please drop the matter and start afresh ?

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Re: Internet Forums
« Reply #14 on: 16/12/2005 12:46:31 »
Yes, why not. Fresh start, agreed.

Cheers

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Re: Internet Forums
« Reply #15 on: 16/12/2005 18:30:40 »
I have been using and contributing to intenet forums since they were invented more than ten years ago.  I am also an administrator on a surfing forum on a1surf.com   Forums differ greatly on their style and content.  There is a place for both moderated and unmoderated discussions.

I feel that serious question and answer forms like these need careful moderation because you don't want new and possibly less webwise people being scared off by aggressive behaviour.  While I quite rnjoy some of the other bearpit forums i visit from time to time.

What does annoy me in any environment are the trolls who's entire aim is to create argument and discord by starting a fight and sitting back to watch the innocent get beten for it.

One of the most frequent arguments used by these troll types is that the administrators are restricting their rights of "free speech" and what they are doing is humour.  True simetimes it can be funny but you must remember that tha fact that a lot of onlookers may find the activity of the local bully with his victim funny the person who is being bullied does not see it that way.

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