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The Flat Earth Society => Suggestions & Concerns => Topic started by: Scroto Gaggins on April 24, 2015, 05:23:38 PM

Title: Warnings for nothing
Post by: Scroto Gaggins on April 24, 2015, 05:23:38 PM
I have recently received my 3rd warning.
All of my warnings have been for offences, which in my mind, aren't worth a warning.

1st warning
Quote from: The Flat Earth Society
Scroto Gaggins,

You have received a warning for low content posting and inappropriate use of the Q&A forum in regards to the message:

Re: Map (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?msg=1680114)

Please be contributive to the forums.

Regards,

jroa
In the offending post, I was reminding a fellow poster of the necessity of typing well.

2nd warning:
Quote from: The Flat Earth Society
Scroto Gaggins,

You have received a warning for Misuse of the Q&A forum in regards to the message:

Re: Flat Earth Maps (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?msg=1681306)

Please be contributive to the forums.

Regards,

jroa
The offending post was in the Information repository, and someone had reposited(?) information.
I was critiquing said information. Not worthy of a warning.

3rd warning:
Quote from: The Flat Earth Society
Scroto Gaggins,

You have received a warning for misuse of the Q&A forum with regards to the following post:

Re: Would the horizon still be flat if the earth was round? (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?msg=1681952)

Please cease these activities and abide by the forum rules otherwise we will take further action.

Regards,
The The Flat Earth Society Team.
This one was a shocker.
Here is the post in context.

i've been mulling this one over for a while.
I thought that as, from our perspective, the horizon is a circle, with our viewpoint being the radius, wouldn't the edge of the circle, from our point of view, be flat.

The horizon would only be curved if there was a difference in altitude of the points on the horizon. (As, for the frame of reference that we have on the ground, the earth is essentially flat)
A way to see this is when looking at a theoretical ocean. Theoretical as there is no tides, and no obstruction on the horizon.
If one were to look directly north, and swivel clockwise, the horizon should remain an unbroken line.
This is demonstrable. So, if we see that, in our frame of reference, the horizon is flat, then flat-earthers can no longer use this as proof of the earths flatness.

Thoughts?

Question: If I am wrong (not unlikely :P ), then what form would the horizon take on a theoretical perfect sphere?

And I am not assuming that the earth is a sphere, I have proof. Sunsets. I have not seen any reason or explanation of how this would occur on a flat earth.
The thing  is you are actually debunking REers talking rubbish. You keep thinking, and soon you will be one of us.
I have found that REers generally believe you can see left to right curvature while standing on a beach.
Here is just one example do we need more?
http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=61112.msg1587214#msg1587214 (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=61112.msg1587214#msg1587214)
Well, yes and no.
The main reason why people say the earth is flat is because it looks that way.
I have shown (hopefully :P ) that this is possible on a round earth.
Ergo, that piece of evidence can no longer be used for proof of the earths flatness.
That last segment got reported. Why? I asked a question, tappet answered, and I commented on his answer.
If the mods don't like people debating in the Q&A section, then move the thread to debate. Simple.
Can a mod please tell me what was actually wrong with my last post.
Title: Re: Warnings for nothing
Post by: Rama Set on April 24, 2015, 05:58:10 PM
You are putting the responsibility on the mods, but there are clear rules that you did not abide by. Without passing judgment on the value of those rules, you did not follow them and were warned. Not a big deal really. Your proposal for a rule change could be put forth as an option but it seems like a lot of works for the mods.