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Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth Q&A => Topic started by: joffenz on December 07, 2007, 02:28:55 PM

Title: FES Community Project
Post by: joffenz on December 07, 2007, 02:28:55 PM
Right, basically the serious debates are't what they used to be. Partly this is because people who join have no idea about the FE theory. The FAQ isn't apparently working either. So, the plan is to create a written description of FET, but not in question form.Of course, it's a challenge for just a few people to create this, which is why it needs to be a community project.

So if anyone volunteer to write some parts of it, or just generally contribute that would be a huge help.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 08, 2007, 09:19:16 AM
A spiffing good idea!
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: theonlydann on December 08, 2007, 12:23:57 PM
I want no part in helping write this. Only because it bores me. But thanks for asking me specifically. Even if it doesn't look like you did. I know you were talking to me.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: John Davis on December 08, 2007, 12:45:46 PM
The "common" FE view is pretty muddled.   I think it would be a good idea to get a current verison of it like this.  However, I'm definitely not one to contribute heavily since my views differ so much from the accepted ones.

Edit: actually, if it will be included, I will write up a section on tides and the anti-moon as well as the tilting theory.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on December 08, 2007, 01:05:35 PM
I'd like to help.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 08, 2007, 03:28:46 PM
As would I, Great God Roundy.  I would like to write the section on the conspiracy.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Masterchef on December 08, 2007, 03:43:11 PM
Are you going to include the different theories on the Flat Earth, or just the generally accepted ones?
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 08, 2007, 05:04:15 PM
Probably the generally accepted ones.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Trekky0623 on December 08, 2007, 07:01:55 PM
MY FAQ IS BETTER, BEATCH!!!111!

http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=18007.0 (http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=18007.0)
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 08, 2007, 07:15:10 PM
Not bad, but I think the problem with our FAQ is that you can't just give a one line answer for all parts of the theory.  That's why we need it in non-question format.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: theonlydann on December 09, 2007, 05:16:50 AM
i love pancakes.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 09, 2007, 10:53:42 AM
Where do we post what we write for this new thing?
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: joffenz on December 09, 2007, 12:00:26 PM
Here: http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=18402.0

Hopefully I can get admin permission to get this bad boy stickied. Or even wiki format, for ultimate internet goodness.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: John Davis on December 09, 2007, 01:06:57 PM
A flat earth wiki would be the awesomes.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Agent_0042 on December 09, 2007, 01:12:30 PM
Not with all these noobs, it wouldn't. Maybe make it so that there's a post count requirement before you can edit it.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Masterchef on December 09, 2007, 01:24:28 PM
Not with all these noobs, it wouldn't. Maybe make it so that there's a post count requirement before you can edit it.
And then Gayer would be God of the FE Wiki. :o
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Trekky0623 on December 09, 2007, 01:31:51 PM
Not with all these noobs, it wouldn't. Maybe make it so that there's a post count requirement before you can edit it.

Yes...
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Trekky0623 on December 09, 2007, 01:33:34 PM
We should make a Flat Earth YouTube video.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on December 09, 2007, 01:41:36 PM
Not with all these noobs, it wouldn't. Maybe make it so that there's a post count requirement before you can edit it.
And then Gayer would be God of the FE Wiki. :o

YES! ;D
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: John Davis on December 09, 2007, 01:52:04 PM
Post count and Account age
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on December 09, 2007, 01:56:44 PM
mine is fairly old
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: John Davis on December 09, 2007, 01:58:01 PM
Hrm, what about a section detailing Relativity?  It comes up daily and its a snag point for almost every new person.

I have one written from previously, I can copy paste it over if I get a yes.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on December 09, 2007, 01:59:11 PM
yes
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Raist on December 09, 2007, 07:39:21 PM
mine is fairly old
And on topicness of posts.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 10, 2007, 09:35:13 AM
The section on the conspiracy is up!
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: John Davis on December 10, 2007, 09:50:28 AM
It would be nice if it also included some of the information Diego draw brought together in his compendium on the conspiracy.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 10, 2007, 09:51:57 AM
Yes, but much of what he said was conjecture and speculation.  We don't know all of that stuff for a fact.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: James on December 10, 2007, 01:25:55 PM
Saddam - a few things for your Conspiracy article.

Regarding the deception of astronauts, I've often reference the British Channel 4 reality show "Space Cadets" as an example demonstrating that it's fairly easy to trick someone into believing that they are in space. Astronauts may believe with sincere conviction that they have travelled through space, and know nothing of the Conspiracy.

The assassination of Scott of the Antarctic might be worth a mention as well - I'll see if I can dig up one of my old posts on this for you. (Ok, so we don't "know this as fact" either - but only in the sense that we don't know anything as a fact. How much of an absolutely verified fact does something have to be in order to merit inclusion?)
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 10, 2007, 01:54:12 PM
Perhaps so.  I welcome all points, criticisms, edits, etc.  Now, there are hundreds of astronauts, so, yes, most were probably tricked, but the astronauts who "went to the moon" were probably willing members.  I can't see how they would have been tricked.

Not knowing anything-you're right, we really know nothing about the conspiracy.  What I laid down was meant to be the basics, which most members agree is probably how the conspiracy operates day-to-day.  What might be a good idea is to have a section on "theories", for instance, if the conspiracy guards the Ice Wall, if they murdered JFK or Robert Falcon Scott, etc.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: James on December 10, 2007, 01:57:23 PM
Perhaps so.  I welcome all points, criticisms, edits, etc.  Now, there are hundreds of astronauts, so, yes, most were probably tricked, but the astronauts who "went to the moon" were probably willing members.  I can't see how they would have been tricked.

Not knowing anything-you're right, we really know nothing about the conspiracy.  What I laid down was meant to be the basics, which most members agree is probably how the conspiracy operates day-to-day.  What might be a good idea is to have a section on "theories", for instance, if the conspiracy guards the Ice Wall, if they murdered JFK or Robert Falcon Scott, etc.

I did a seminar on possible RE-Con assassinations throughout history for my local group - if you want I can draft an article on the subject in due course.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on December 10, 2007, 02:01:06 PM
I do!  We must spread the ideas.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: joffenz on December 13, 2007, 08:37:06 AM
Thanks for all the articles guys, I'm working on a Geography one right now.

There's been no word from the admins yet, hopefully we will hear something soon.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on January 05, 2008, 02:09:55 PM
I hate to bump like this, but how's it going with this?  Is admin ever going to post our articles?
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: theonlydann on January 06, 2008, 12:07:38 PM
no.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on January 06, 2008, 12:09:42 PM
Do you have any evidence to back up your outlandish claim?
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Raist on January 07, 2008, 02:14:08 PM
Well do you have any outlandish claims to back up your evidence?
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on January 07, 2008, 02:17:55 PM
I was just asking if this was going to be posted. :(
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Raist on January 07, 2008, 02:29:24 PM
I just wanted entertained.  :'(
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on January 07, 2008, 03:04:31 PM
:'(
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: John Davis on June 09, 2008, 02:06:38 PM
Bump?  What happened to this...
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: James on June 09, 2008, 02:10:37 PM
Username: In connection with the Ice Wall Scholar Interpretation thread (the first of many), I'm making a hopefully vastly expanded FE compilation called the Modern Flat Earth Theory Compendium. It will be external to this site, and I've got the layout nailed already, I'm just preparing the articles.

Once it's up, I'll gladly immortalise insightful enough articles and accredit their authors.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: John Davis on June 09, 2008, 02:21:12 PM
If you need help or hosting or domain let me know.  I own theflatearthsociety.net and have a VPS
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: James on June 10, 2008, 03:51:57 AM
If you need help or hosting or domain let me know.  I own theflatearthsociety.net and have a VPS

Yeah, I was wondering about hosting/domains. How would you feel about collaboration on this front? I'd certainly like to discuss the possibility with you a bit further.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on June 10, 2008, 04:12:00 AM
I\'m glad to see we\'ve resurrected this.  We really need a better intro for the FES.  Newbies show up to this website, read the FAQ with its one-liner responses, and come away thinking we\'re all retarded.  And the sad fact is, I can hardly blame them.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Ski on June 10, 2008, 04:25:46 AM
I'll give serious thought towards writing a well-constructed paper on the origin of the Bavarian Globe Maker's Guild.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: James on June 10, 2008, 09:45:00 AM
I\'m glad to see we\'ve resurrected this.  We really need a better intro for the FES.  Newbies show up to this website, read the FAQ with its one-liner responses, and come away thinking we\'re all retarded.  And the sad fact is, I can hardly blame them.

Yep. I've already drafted an inaugural "Flat Earth Geography Lesson" for this new website. It'll serve as perhaps a more digestible introduction to Zeteticism and maybe deflect a few extra "WHY CAN PLANES FLY ROUND THE WORLD"s.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: John Davis on June 10, 2008, 09:58:34 AM
If you need help or hosting or domain let me know.  I own theflatearthsociety.net and have a VPS

Yeah, I was wondering about hosting/domains. How would you feel about collaboration on this front? I'd certainly like to discuss the possibility with you a bit further.
Would love to help anyway I can.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: Saddam Hussein on June 10, 2008, 10:14:00 AM
Someone might want to bump the thread where we posted our articles too.  I\'m not sure where it wound up.
Title: Re: FES Community Project
Post by: James on June 11, 2008, 03:15:01 AM
Would love to help anyway I can.

Great, I'll liase with you on the issue shortly.