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Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth General => Topic started by: TruthGrenade on December 20, 2016, 06:54:37 AM

Title: Flat Shaming
Post by: TruthGrenade on December 20, 2016, 06:54:37 AM
As we all know, the current social climate (in the western world at least) has for the last 3 - 5 years been quite preoccupied with the phenomenon of 'fat shaming'. It has been the cause of many controversies as of late and makes waves on several major news platforms. But this is not the "Fat Earth Society" after all...

So!

I'm just curious as to how often, if at all, anyone here is "Flat Shamed" in the real world for discussing flat earth ideas/theories? I personally have never been 'flat shamed' before but I'm kinda too nervous to talk about flat Earth with friends/colleagues in case I become a target for bullying. Does anyone have any experience with this (bullies included)?
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 20, 2016, 07:02:28 AM
I have spoken about flat earth to my family and most of my friends. My parents did not believe it at first, and it took a few months for them to realize I was on to something. I have not been bullied about it, but that may only be because of the way I conducted myself. If you just kick open a door and blurt at the top of your lungs, "Earth is flat" you may not be responded to very well.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Woody on December 20, 2016, 07:11:49 AM
I would guess it would be similar to this site.  Except without the anonymity the internet provides it would be more likely people would just politely nod and listen and the ridicule will be behind the FE's back.

I do suggest for your career's sake I would leave your belief the Earth is flat to yourself at work or even hanging out with your co-workers after work.

I have been responsible for hiring, firing and promoting people.  If I had a choice to promote or hire two candidates for a position of responsibility and one believed the Earth was flat and the other did not and everything else was equal I would not go with the FE. 

This is simply because a belief in FE demonstrates a lack of critical thinking, unwillingness to adapt and change a plan when new  information or evidence is presented, lack of research skills and the ability to discern between reliable and unreliable sources.

For positions involving direct or high supervision where there is no important decisions made I would not care if they believe the Earth is flat or not.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: sceptimatic on December 20, 2016, 07:17:45 AM
I have spoken about flat earth to my family and most of my friends. My parents did not believe it at first, and it took a few months for them to realize I was on to something. I have not been bullied about it, but that may only be because of the way I conducted myself. If you just kick open a door and blurt at the top of your lungs, "Earth is flat" you may not be responded to very well.
Good post.
It's definitely a case of feed tit bits to get a overall feel for the feed back. From this point on it should be plain to see whether flat Earth conversations will be taken with at least some seriousness or basically not at all.

It's much harder to get anything across in the main because most people are not really interested in physical person to person chit chat, unless it's idle gossip that has a potential stirring of trouble.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: sceptimatic on December 20, 2016, 07:20:58 AM
I would guess it would be similar to this site.  Except without the anonymity the internet provides it would be more likely people would just politely nod and listen and the ridicule will be behind the FE's back.

I do suggest for your career's sake I would leave your belief the Earth is flat to yourself at work or even hanging out with your co-workers after work.

I have been responsible for hiring, firing and promoting people.  If I had a choice to promote or hire two candidates for a position of responsibility and one believed the Earth was flat and the other did not and everything else was equal I would not go with the FE. 

This is simply because a belief in FE demonstrates a lack of critical thinking, unwillingness to adapt and change a plan when new  information or evidence is presented, lack of research skills and the ability to discern between reliable and unreliable sources.

For positions involving direct or high supervision where there is no important decisions made I would not care if they believe the Earth is flat or not.
In bold is just plain wrong. It demonstrates the exact opposite to what you're  saying.
I'd hire any person that could think alternate to what was hammered into their heads, because those people have a much better chance of enhancing my business than someone who has a one track mind.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: JimmyTheCrab on December 20, 2016, 07:34:53 AM
Although I'm a roundie, I was shamed when my wife walked in the room and found me browsing this forum.  We nearly ended up in counselling.

Now I take the precaution of opening several tabs of internet filth - if my wife walks in I can quickly flick over to the horse porn and pretend I was merely masturbating, rather than posting on the FES.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 20, 2016, 07:50:17 AM
Although I'm a roundie, I was shamed when my wife walked in the room and found me browsing this forum.  We nearly ended up in counselling.

Now I take the precaution of opening several tabs of internet filth - if my wife walks in I can quickly flick over to the horse porn and pretend I was merely masturbating, rather than posting on the FES.

Your relationship sickens me on the deepest levels.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Woody on December 20, 2016, 07:52:37 AM
I would guess it would be similar to this site.  Except without the anonymity the internet provides it would be more likely people would just politely nod and listen and the ridicule will be behind the FE's back.

I do suggest for your career's sake I would leave your belief the Earth is flat to yourself at work or even hanging out with your co-workers after work.

I have been responsible for hiring, firing and promoting people.  If I had a choice to promote or hire two candidates for a position of responsibility and one believed the Earth was flat and the other did not and everything else was equal I would not go with the FE. 

This is simply because a belief in FE demonstrates a lack of critical thinking, unwillingness to adapt and change a plan when new  information or evidence is presented, lack of research skills and the ability to discern between reliable and unreliable sources.

For positions involving direct or high supervision where there is no important decisions made I would not care if they believe the Earth is flat or not.
In bold is just plain wrong. It demonstrates the exact opposite to what you're  saying.
I'd hire any person that could think alternate to what was hammered into their heads, because those people have a much better chance of enhancing my business than someone who has a one track mind.

There is an example of you behaving exactly like the reasons I listed why I would likely not hire a FE for a position of responsibility in the,"Do you deny this man?" thread.

You think the  struts holding the shuttle to the fuel tank do not look like they could handle the stress of launch on them. Simply because they look like they can not to you. No other evidence is needed for you.

When something very simple is pointed out that offers strong evidence they can you dismiss it.  That evidence is the shuttle launched and was witnessed at varying distances by people living in Southern Florida.  Some no further than 5 miles away.
 
Instead of accepting you could be wrong about the struts you continued to make objections.  Which involves dismissing pictures, eye witness accounts and videos.  You even questioned census data that said about 6 million people live in Southern Florida.

Admitting the struts could handle the loads put on them does not even mean saying the shuttle went to space.  Just that the shuttle is capable of flying in the atmosphere.  It still could launch and head to a secrete airfield somewhere.

Show me where you are being objective there, where you do not just dismiss any evidence suggesting you are wrong.

For a position where someone needs to evaluate information, make a decision, then make evaluations of that plan as it is ongoing and things develop and make changes when needed FE's demonstrate they may not be the best fit for that position.  They demonstrate once they get an idea in their head they will remain stubbornly committed to it.



 


Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: sceptimatic on December 20, 2016, 08:34:33 AM
Although I'm a roundie, I was shamed when my wife walked in the room and found me browsing this forum.  We nearly ended up in counselling.

Now I take the precaution of opening several tabs of internet filth - if my wife walks in I can quickly flick over to the horse porn and pretend I was merely masturbating, rather than posting on the FES.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D You might be a globalist but that did make me laugh.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: sceptimatic on December 20, 2016, 08:53:41 AM
There is an example of you behaving exactly like the reasons I listed why I would likely not hire a FE for a position of responsibility in the,"Do you deny this man?" thread.
I look at what I view as potential in a person, regardless of whether they collect stamps or paint model soldiers or even have alternative views to the mainstream norm.
You reek of bias and are trained by severe indoctrination and utter peer pressure, to basically become the closed minded person you are right now.
One day you might see things differently. I don't care whether you do or don't to be perfectly honest, but you owe it to yourself to actually question the powers that have FULL control over you.
You think the  struts holding the shuttle to the fuel tank do not look like they could handle the stress of launch on them. Simply because they look like they can not to you. No other evidence is needed for you.
I don't think, I know but the trouble is I can't physically prove it to anyone, so as it stands, I know it's bullshit and you believe the sci-fi of it all as fact.

When something very simple is pointed out that offers strong evidence they can you dismiss it.  That evidence is the shuttle launched and was witnessed at varying distances by people living in Southern Florida.  Some no further than 5 miles away.
 
Says you who I have zero trust in.
Instead of accepting you could be wrong about the struts you continued to make objections.  Which involves dismissing pictures, eye witness accounts and videos.  You even questioned census data that said about 6 million people live in Southern Florida.
There's no evidence that what I'm seeing is the thing that is portrayed to me. It could be a model for video or CGI or many things.
I know what it isn't and it isn't a space shuttle with big numb fuel tanks.
One day you might wake up.
Admitting the struts could handle the loads put on them does not even mean saying the shuttle went to space.  Just that the shuttle is capable of flying in the atmosphere.  It still could launch and head to a secrete airfield somewhere.
If those struts are holding a composite model up then I agree they could.
If those struts are portrayed (which they are) as part of a space shuttle to orbit then the whole shebang is complete and utter crap.
Show me where you are being objective there, where you do not just dismiss any evidence suggesting you are wrong.
What I say I stand by. I don't just bow down to people like you asking for evidence of something that you absolutely cannot give yourself in any physical manner.
For a position where someone needs to evaluate information, make a decision, then make evaluations of that plan as it is ongoing and things develop and make changes when needed FE's demonstrate they may not be the best fit for that position.  They demonstrate once they get an idea in their head they will remain stubbornly committed to it.
It's through people like you that we are all easy targets for being filled with bullshit. People like you are the dream of those in charge of feeding out bullshit disguised as fillet steak.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on December 20, 2016, 09:27:37 AM
Great title! A hilarious comparison. I proudly tell people I have joined the FES. (By which I mean this forum.) They either laugh or get very polite and quiet. When I tell them I am just involved because I find it interesting, the atmosphere gets a little more relaxed. If they are scientifically minded we often get into a discussion about FET and GET. I don't know what they would say if I continued to express a belief in FET.

I only found out about FET a few months ago. I had heard of it, but I thought it was just a spoof. I probably acted a little mocking but that is because I really thought we were just joking around. Now that I know more about it I find it interesting to discuss various ideas and why they would or wouldn't work. Ultimately I kind of like the free-thinking attitude I see in many FEers but I still think the earth is a globe for a whole host of reasons. The biggest problem I see is what is and isn't considered evidence. FEers, in general, just seem to dismiss any evidence which contradicts their theory with a wave of their hand. (Dismissing the eye-witness testimony of thousands of people who watched the shuttle launches in Florida, as well as all video footage, for example.)
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: sceptimatic on December 20, 2016, 09:35:31 AM
Great title! A hilarious comparison. I proudly tell people I have joined the FES. (By which I mean this forum.) They either laugh or get very polite and quiet. When I tell them I am just involved because I find it interesting, the atmosphere gets a little more relaxed. If they are scientifically minded we often get into a discussion about FET and GET. I don't know what they would say if I continued to express a belief in FET.

I only found out about FET a few months ago. I had heard of it, but I thought it was just a spoof. I probably acted a little mocking but that is because I really thought we were just joking around. Now that I know more about it I find it interesting to discuss various ideas and why they would or wouldn't work. Ultimately I kind of like the free-thinking attitude I see in many FEers but I still think the earth is a globe for a whole host of reasons. The biggest problem I see is what is and isn't considered evidence. FEers, in general, just seem to dismiss any evidence which contradicts their theory with a wave of their hand. (Dismissing the eye-witness testimony of thousands of people who watched the shuttle launches in Florida, as well as all video footage, for example.)
But you do exactly the same hand waving or at best book and video waving, without knowing a physical proof.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on December 20, 2016, 09:59:56 AM
Great title! A hilarious comparison. I proudly tell people I have joined the FES. (By which I mean this forum.) They either laugh or get very polite and quiet. When I tell them I am just involved because I find it interesting, the atmosphere gets a little more relaxed. If they are scientifically minded we often get into a discussion about FET and GET. I don't know what they would say if I continued to express a belief in FET.

I only found out about FET a few months ago. I had heard of it, but I thought it was just a spoof. I probably acted a little mocking but that is because I really thought we were just joking around. Now that I know more about it I find it interesting to discuss various ideas and why they would or wouldn't work. Ultimately I kind of like the free-thinking attitude I see in many FEers but I still think the earth is a globe for a whole host of reasons. The biggest problem I see is what is and isn't considered evidence. FEers, in general, just seem to dismiss any evidence which contradicts their theory with a wave of their hand. (Dismissing the eye-witness testimony of thousands of people who watched the shuttle launches in Florida, as well as all video footage, for example.)
But you do exactly the same hand waving or at best book and video waving, without knowing a physical proof.

I agree this does happen. The difference, in my mind, is the degree to which it happens. There doesn't appear to be any evidence you can provide that won't be promptly dismissed by your average FEer for almost any reason or even no reason at all. (ie. Thousands of people lied to cover up a fake shuttle launch and a bunch of video coverage that looked real but was actually fake was produced etc. etc.) Some GEers do this too. I may have myself at times. But your average GEer will usually explain why they don't find the evidence convincing and give reasons that aren't bizarre.

Nothing is absolute. We could just be creatures in some electronic game of some alien kid. So if there is no bizarre bar (a limit as to how bizarre I am willing get in order to maintain my view) I can find a reason to reject pretty much any evidence I like. This method allows me to believe what I want but it does not help me to discover the truth about our world.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 20, 2016, 10:30:49 AM
But your average GEer will usually explain why they don't find the evidence convincing and give reasons that aren't bizarre.

Nothing is absolute. We could just be creatures in some electronic game of some alien kid. So if there is no bizarre bar (a limit as to how bizarre I am willing get in order to maintain my view) I can find a reason to reject pretty much any evidence I like. This method allows me to believe what I want but it does not help me to discover the truth about our world.

Good sir, I do believe that calling something bizarre is a matter of opinion. If you can find reason in absolutely any kind of evidence, something might be wrong with you.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on December 20, 2016, 11:02:29 AM
But your average GEer will usually explain why they don't find the evidence convincing and give reasons that aren't bizarre.

Nothing is absolute. We could just be creatures in some electronic game of some alien kid. So if there is no bizarre bar (a limit as to how bizarre I am willing get in order to maintain my view) I can find a reason to reject pretty much any evidence I like. This method allows me to believe what I want but it does not help me to discover the truth about our world.

Good sir, I do believe that calling something bizarre is a matter of opinion. If you can find reason in absolutely any kind of evidence, something might be wrong with you.

Yes, bizarre is a subjective word. I agree with you!
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 20, 2016, 04:09:22 PM
I find your thought process, bizarre. Have you asked your elders about flat earth? You may be surprised that a good many older fellows believe the earth is flat...
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on December 20, 2016, 04:24:11 PM
I find your thought process, bizarre. Have you asked your elders about flat earth? You may be surprised that a good many older fellows believe the earth is flat...

Yes I have talked to my elders about a flat earth. They all laughed at me.  :(
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Ski on December 20, 2016, 05:04:07 PM
I've never been "flat shamed". If someone is mocking me, at least they've the courtesy to do it behind my back.
Like so many things in life,  I can well imagine one's approach to the subject affects the outcomes greatly.  If I zealously attempted to convert others, I suspect I would see different responses. Socratic questioning is by far the best teacher of yourself and others. It is a skill developed over a lifetime. Ask the right questions of yourself and others and allow everyone to come to their own conclusions or pursue their own questions. This world needs more doubt and less dogmatism.
I've had many interesting conversations with all manor of folk, including a lively discussion with a very bright doctor in a planetarium at Lowell's Observatory. While neither of us made any apparent headway in changing the other's mind,  he was gracious enough to admit that many things in the field are highly theoretical and inferred, not deduced. I hope he follows his unanswered questions as vigorously as I follow mine.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: disputeone on December 20, 2016, 05:16:44 PM
Funny story, will share, I was literally in tears from laughing.

Was taking my mother to a psychiatrist for her delusional disorder, she belives in all sorts of strange things, like katsung a bit but nowhere near that bad.

Waiting in the hospital, on my phone on the FES website, mention to my mother about the forums and that I post here a fair bit.

Bear in mind I nearly had to drag her to hospital because she thought the doctors and the whole hospital where in league with her neighbours to "get her."

My mum after hearing about the FES in the middle of a psych ward.

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY THINK THE EARTH IS FLAT!? WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEM ARE THEY SERIOUS!?"

Guess you kinda had to be there.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 20, 2016, 05:22:52 PM
I find your thought process, bizarre. Have you asked your elders about flat earth? You may be surprised that a good many older fellows believe the earth is flat...

Yes I have talked to my elders about a flat earth. They all laughed at me.  :(

Maybe they were just laughing at you, not at the idea of a flat earth. Try hanging around the docks at a marina, there are plenty of old salts who know the earth is flat.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on December 20, 2016, 05:29:46 PM
I find your thought process, bizarre. Have you asked your elders about flat earth? You may be surprised that a good many older fellows believe the earth is flat...

Yes I have talked to my elders about a flat earth. They all laughed at me.  :(

Maybe they were just laughing at you, not at the idea of a flat earth. Try hanging around the docks at a marina, there are plenty of old salts who know the earth is flat.

I'll try it next time I get a chance. Stay tuned. :)
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Bullwinkle on December 20, 2016, 05:50:11 PM

I have been responsible for hiring, firing and promoting people.  If I had a choice to promote or hire two candidates for a position of responsibility and one believed the Earth was flat and the other did not and everything else was equal I would not go with the FE. 



I hired, fired and managed people in an industrial graphic design setting for a couple of decades. All else equal, I would have gone with a Flat Earth believer if I had known.

Although, I would ask candidates for the square root of 81. You would, (or might not), be surprised. 70% were flat out stumped.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Woody on December 20, 2016, 06:02:08 PM
I find your thought process, bizarre. Have you asked your elders about flat earth? You may be surprised that a good many older fellows believe the earth is flat...

Yes I have talked to my elders about a flat earth. They all laughed at me.  :(

Maybe they were just laughing at you, not at the idea of a flat earth. Try hanging around the docks at a marina, there are plenty of old salts who know the earth is flat.

I am curious what marinas you have been hanging out in.

I have been living on a boat for about 15 years of my life and sailing for about 25.

I can tell you much of what people learn and successfully use when sailing does not support a belief in a Flat Earth.

Celestial navigation, ships and land appearing or disappearing from the top down, estimating ranges using the horizon, using great circle routes when crossing oceans, charts being accurate including south of the equator

I imagine you can find people who do not go too far from shore and did not bother learning and using any other navigation techniques besides turning on their GPS might be FE believers.

How about finding anyone responsible for navigating a ship across an ocean if it is flat or not.  Maybe someone who was in the Navy who was trained and responsibilities included being a lookout and needed to estimate ranges.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 20, 2016, 06:11:28 PM
I imagine you can find people who do not go too far from shore and did not bother learning and using any other navigation techniques besides turning on their GPS might be FE believers.

Lol Its funny because the exact opposite is true.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Woody on December 20, 2016, 06:44:22 PM
I imagine you can find people who do not go too far from shore and did not bother learning and using any other navigation techniques besides turning on their GPS might be FE believers.

Lol Its funny because the exact opposite is true.

Really?  How about we perform a little experiment?

I'll let you chose a couple of forums.  They can be about sailing, commercial fishing, cruising or similar.

Either one of us or both can post about how obvious it is that the Earth is flat from experiences while sailing.

I will predict not very many will agree and most likely none will.

I also suspect the topic will not remain open long. One because of some of the replies we would receive. The other reason the admins will likely find the topic ridiculous.

I suggest several sites for this reason. Hoping we find one that is not actively moderated.

I'll wait for your list of sites you think will have these old salts that think the world is flat.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 20, 2016, 06:46:07 PM
I suggest doing things in real life, with real human beings.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Bullwinkle on December 20, 2016, 07:35:44 PM

I suggest several sites for this reason. Hoping we find one that is not actively moderated.

I'll wait for your list of sites you think will have these old salts that think the world is flat .



That would be  . . .  Bloodydecks.com

A forum of diehard, hardcore offshore sport fishermen.

50% San Diego based, 50% world wide.
Members from as far away as Dubai.

The forum is way over 100,000 members and there are few rules.
It is actively moderated for abusive threats and not much else.
They allow users to weed out the weirdos by sheer ridicule.

Put your thread in 'everything else' and let the fun ensue.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on December 20, 2016, 08:22:16 PM

I suggest several sites for this reason. Hoping we find one that is not actively moderated.

I'll wait for your list of sites you think will have these old salts that think the world is flat .



That would be  . . .  Bloodydecks.com

A forum of diehard, hardcore offshore sport fishermen.

50% San Diego based, 50% world wide.
Members from as far away as Dubai.

The forum is way over 100,000 members and there are few rules.
It is actively moderated for abusive threats and not much else.
They allow users to weed out the weirdos by sheer ridicule.

Put your thread in 'everything else' and let the fun ensue.

Let's see what happens:

(https://s30.postimg.org/5dxrnzojl/Screenshot_2016_12_20_20_05_59b.png)
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Woody on December 20, 2016, 08:29:17 PM
I suggest doing things in real life, with real human beings.

Well considering we both can not get together and travel to different marinas talking to people this seems something we can accomplish.

There will be real people posting. With the anonymity the internet can provide there is more chance people with fringe belief will voice it then confronting them in person.

So I came up with a method to gather some evidence of our claims.

You can pick the sites. I suggest more than one to increase the sample size.  I also would try finding sites dedicated to different groups.

These search terms followed by forum will help find sites and different demographics.

Commercial fishing, merchant marine, cruising, blue water, live aboard, navy (you can add countries of your choosing).

This search will be geared towards finding forums where members who you claim are more likely to believe the Earth is flat will be.  Since you said people who go beyond just learning to turn on their GPS are the ones who would be more likely to know the Earth is flat.

Would you rather admit your claim that you may be wrong about this:

"I imagine you can find people who do not go too far from shore and did not bother learning and using any other navigation techniques besides turning on their GPS might be FE believers."

Quote
Lol Its funny because the exact opposite is true.

Or this:

Quote
Try hanging around the docks at a marina, there are plenty of old salts who know the earth is flat.

I came up with a method to gather evidence.  Do you have a better one to back up your claim?
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: disputeone on December 20, 2016, 08:48:51 PM

I suggest several sites for this reason. Hoping we find one that is not actively moderated.

I'll wait for your list of sites you think will have these old salts that think the world is flat .



That would be  . . .  Bloodydecks.com

A forum of diehard, hardcore offshore sport fishermen.

50% San Diego based, 50% world wide.
Members from as far away as Dubai.

The forum is way over 100,000 members and there are few rules.
It is actively moderated for abusive threats and not much else.
They allow users to weed out the weirdos by sheer ridicule.

Put your thread in 'everything else' and let the fun ensue.

Let's see what happens:

(https://s30.postimg.org/5dxrnzojl/Screenshot_2016_12_20_20_05_59b.png)

Link to thread.

http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/the-earth-is-flat.645011/
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: fliggs on December 20, 2016, 08:49:21 PM
Funny story, will share, I was literally in tears from laughing.

Was taking my mother to a psychiatrist for her delusional disorder, she belives in all sorts of strange things, like katsung a bit but nowhere near that bad.

Waiting in the hospital, on my phone on the FES website, mention to my mother about the forums and that I post here a fair bit.

Bear in mind I nearly had to drag her to hospital because she thought the doctors and the whole hospital where in league with her neighbours to "get her."

My mum after hearing about the FES in the middle of a psych ward.

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY THINK THE EARTH IS FLAT!? WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEM ARE THEY SERIOUS!?"

Guess you kinda had to be there.

That was very rude and insulting of her. I think you should send her repeated emails telling her how evil here comments are and how your job is to save lives. After all she said they were SICK.  Sound familiar?
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Woody on December 20, 2016, 08:53:49 PM

I suggest several sites for this reason. Hoping we find one that is not actively moderated.

I'll wait for your list of sites you think will have these old salts that think the world is flat .



That would be  . . .  Bloodydecks.com

A forum of diehard, hardcore offshore sport fishermen.

50% San Diego based, 50% world wide.
Members from as far away as Dubai.

The forum is way over 100,000 members and there are few rules.
It is actively moderated for abusive threats and not much else.
They allow users to weed out the weirdos by sheer ridicule.

Put your thread in 'everything else' and let the fun ensue.

Let's see what happens:

(https://s30.postimg.org/5dxrnzojl/Screenshot_2016_12_20_20_05_59b.png)

Link to thread.

http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/the-earth-is-flat.645011/

Hopefully we will be able to see who voted and how long they had been members on that site.

That way no one can claim the results were skewed by people making one or multiple accounts to vote.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: disputeone on December 20, 2016, 08:58:12 PM
I don't think they will delete the thread, it's not a raid we're not breaking any rules.

Should be interesting.

Guys, nevar get ads, this site is such a pleasure to browse compared to other forums with ads.

Funny story, will share, I was literally in tears from laughing.

Was taking my mother to a psychiatrist for her delusional disorder, she belives in all sorts of strange things, like katsung a bit but nowhere near that bad.

Waiting in the hospital, on my phone on the FES website, mention to my mother about the forums and that I post here a fair bit.

Bear in mind I nearly had to drag her to hospital because she thought the doctors and the whole hospital where in league with her neighbours to "get her."

My mum after hearing about the FES in the middle of a psych ward.

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY THINK THE EARTH IS FLAT!? WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEM ARE THEY SERIOUS!?"

Guess you kinda had to be there.

That was very rude and insulting of her. I think you should send her repeated emails telling her how evil here comments are and how your job is to save lives. After all she said they were SICK.  Sound familiar?

Anytime you wanna meet up for a beer fliggs, just let me know.

I was actually making a joke about the reaction most people have when they hear about the FES, it's usually indignant anger, sound familiar?
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on December 20, 2016, 09:08:08 PM

I suggest several sites for this reason. Hoping we find one that is not actively moderated.

I'll wait for your list of sites you think will have these old salts that think the world is flat .



That would be  . . .  Bloodydecks.com

A forum of diehard, hardcore offshore sport fishermen.

50% San Diego based, 50% world wide.
Members from as far away as Dubai.

The forum is way over 100,000 members and there are few rules.
It is actively moderated for abusive threats and not much else.
They allow users to weed out the weirdos by sheer ridicule.

Put your thread in 'everything else' and let the fun ensue.

Let's see what happens:

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Link to thread.

http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/the-earth-is-flat.645011/

Hopefully we will be able to see who voted and how long they had been members on that site.

That way no one can claim the results were skewed by people making one or multiple accounts to vote.

Yes.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 21, 2016, 07:26:02 AM
Boy that shit kind of backfired on you when that guy brought up lights coming out of the north pole... Kind of bolsters sceptimatics view of the suns operation don't ya think? There are only two reasons you would not discuss this subject with really real fleshy human beings. Either you're a pussy, or youre a robot. Which one?
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: IonSpen on December 21, 2016, 11:59:30 AM
Boy that shit kind of backfired on you when that guy brought up lights coming out of the north pole... Kind of bolsters sceptimatics view of the suns operation don't ya think? There are only two reasons you would not discuss this subject with really real fleshy human beings. Either you're a pussy, or youre a robot. Which one?
Here you are again, being rude, insulting and calling people names. Further proof you're only trolling here.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 21, 2016, 12:36:37 PM
Trolling???? You dont even know What that is! It did backfire! They thought a sailing forum would agree that earth is a globe, and the poll says otherwise!!! Check the site! As to not speaking about things in reality. I stand by my statement. Either youre afraid to speak about flat earth to other people in reality, or you cannot because you are a robot.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: hoppy on December 21, 2016, 01:37:23 PM
I find your thought process, bizarre. Have you asked your elders about flat earth? You may be surprised that a good many older fellows believe the earth is flat...

Yes I have talked to my elders about a flat earth. They all laughed at me.  :(

Maybe they were just laughing at you, not at the idea of a flat earth. Try hanging around the docks at a marina, there are plenty of old salts who know the earth is flat.
What was your conversation like with the old salts?
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Ski on December 21, 2016, 06:35:34 PM
There doesn't seem to be a round earth consensus among the sailing community. If I joined and voted, it would be tied with a few maybes...
Are the voters visible? It's possible a few voters might be swayed by a sort of "Shy Tory effect" or "Bradley effect" might be in play.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Woody on December 21, 2016, 06:55:57 PM
There doesn't seem to be a round earth consensus among the sailing community. If I joined and voted, it would be tied with a few maybes...
Are the voters visible? It's possible a few voters might be swayed by a sort of "Shy Tory effect" or "Bradley effect" might be in play.

Well I got to say a stand corrected.  I just have not ran into anyone claiming a FE around marinas. I did not make an account for that site and can not read the post, but by the comments here it seems at least one person was not convinced the Earth is round.

I have bellied up to the bar with merchant marines, commercial fishermen, various ex-members or current members of different countries navies.

Of course except for one time rather recently I never discussed the shape of the Earth.  The closest is normally navigation,  like landmarks, distances I should see them and bearings when talking about fishing spots or good anchorages.

It has got me curious.  I rather suspect sports fishermen and recreational boaters would be most likely believe the Earth is flat.  Maybe sailors not responsible for navigation or doing things like estimating range might be more likely to believe in a FE.

When I get some time I will pick several sites with what would likely have different demographics covering ex-navy, commercial fishermen, people who blue water cruise and recreational.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on December 21, 2016, 09:50:23 PM
Well here is what eddiefishtaco Well-Known "Member" has to say on the question of whether the earth is flat:

Nope. It's not flat Earth It is a bowl. Can you put water on a flat disc? Nope. It would spill, that's why Menudo is served in bowls. And that's why we have a super bowl. It's the maximum cult. Go Raiders

 ;D
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: RocksEverywhere on December 22, 2016, 02:55:33 AM
I like the link between fat shaming and flat shaming. It suggests that both are based on unhealthy habits.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: disputeone on December 22, 2016, 03:38:55 PM
So results so far.

Is the earth flat.

Yes       = 5

No        = 8

Maybe = 4

So the only thing we can be sure of, is on earth shape, people aren't really sure.

Minus a few trolls I think, but it's actually a pretty even spread.

http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/the-earth-is-flat.645011/

Edit, cant say they don't have a sense of humour, this is champagne.

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Whoops sorry boots you beat me with his joke xD.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Crouton on December 23, 2016, 08:38:17 AM
Funny story, will share, I was literally in tears from laughing.

Was taking my mother to a psychiatrist for her delusional disorder, she belives in all sorts of strange things, like katsung a bit but nowhere near that bad.

Waiting in the hospital, on my phone on the FES website, mention to my mother about the forums and that I post here a fair bit.

Bear in mind I nearly had to drag her to hospital because she thought the doctors and the whole hospital where in league with her neighbours to "get her."

My mum after hearing about the FES in the middle of a psych ward.

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY THINK THE EARTH IS FLAT!? WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEM ARE THEY SERIOUS!?"

Guess you kinda had to be there.

Similar situation. I work with a lot of Mormons. The subject of scientology comes up. One of the Mormons says "scientology? That bizzare cult? Why would anyone believe in anything so impossibly stupid?"

Yeah...
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Lonegranger on December 24, 2016, 04:06:56 AM
There doesn't seem to be a round earth consensus among the sailing community. If I joined and voted, it would be tied with a few maybes...
Are the voters visible? It's possible a few voters might be swayed by a sort of "Shy Tory effect" or "Bradley effect" might be in play.

Well there is a yachting race that goes around the globe, and that would appear it would have to be spherical!
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: rabinoz on December 24, 2016, 04:34:46 AM
There doesn't seem to be a round earth consensus among the sailing community. If I joined and voted, it would be tied with a few maybes...
Are the voters visible? It's possible a few voters might be swayed by a sort of "Shy Tory effect" or "Bradley effect" might be in play.

Well there is a yachting race that goes around the globe, and that would appear it would have to be spherical!

I think those entering the Vendée Globe race might believe!
Vendee Globe « Reply #6 on: November 27, 2016, 05:00:07 PM » (https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=68524.msg1841169#msg1841169) and
a voyage around south pole « Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 09:42:42 PM » (https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=66558.msg1775872#msg1775872)
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: rabinoz on December 24, 2016, 04:47:21 AM
There doesn't seem to be a round earth consensus among the sailing community. If I joined and voted, it would be tied with a few maybes...
Are the voters visible? It's possible a few voters might be swayed by a sort of "Shy Tory effect" or "Bradley effect" might be in play.
"There doesn't seem to be . . . . ", such great evidence and where do they sail?
Around San Francisco Bay or Chesapeake Bay? Maybe the adventurous go all the way to Catalina Is.

But try that out among the global yacht racing community, especially any that have circumnavigated the Globe!

PS I thought you believed in a "a round earth", or have you changed to a square one with "four corners"?
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: disputeone on December 24, 2016, 05:08:40 PM
The yes and maybe votes now have more than the no votes, well, what do you know.

Turns out the earth really is flat.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 26, 2016, 09:01:27 AM
Well there is a yachting race that goes around the globe, and that would appear it would have to be spherical!

See if this shill read more of the threads on this site, he would know that his argument is globullshit. Lol Its ok though, he is only rallying people to flat Earth.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 26, 2016, 09:03:27 AM
The yes and maybe votes now have more than the no votes, well, what do you know.

Turns out the earth really is flat.

Thanks disputeone, I am glad you admit it finally. I told you their silly games backfired.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 26, 2016, 09:08:18 AM
Also disputeone, how can you say things like these and expect to not be called a troll or shill?

Not bad, you guys would do well at the FES with jokes like that. - Disputeone.

His quote is in this thread.
http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/the-earth-is-flat.645011/page-2
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: disputeone on December 26, 2016, 05:30:05 PM
Also disputeone, how can you say things like these and expect to not be called a troll or shill?

Not bad, you guys would do well at the FES with jokes like that. - Disputeone.

His quote is in this thread.
http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/the-earth-is-flat.645011/page-2

Because, imagine if everyone was as humorless and as serious as yourself and some of the roundies here? What a sad site this would be and how little traffic we would attract.

Don't take life so seriously, you'll never make it out alive.

Geez man you're 15 go talk to pretty girls or something, stop thinking about me for a little while at least.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 26, 2016, 05:58:31 PM
You thought I was Papa Legba. What made you change your mind to me really being 15 like my profile says? Yes I am serious about this. This is a serious topic. If you want to make jokes and stroke wieners go to the lounge or better yet, complete nonsense. That's why they made those threads.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 28, 2016, 10:17:49 AM
http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/sci-tech/round-earth-champion-arrested-after-ridiculous-fight-with-flat-earther-1.2950084
This belongs here.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 28, 2016, 03:41:59 PM
An article about domestic violence being instigated becaue of a discussion about flat earth and not one person has anything to say about it? I'm surprised...
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on December 28, 2016, 03:51:00 PM
An article about domestic violence being instigated becaue of a discussion about flat earth and not one person has anything to say about it? I'm surprised...

People shouldn't beat other people up over disagreements about the earth's shape.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: IonSpen on December 28, 2016, 03:51:36 PM
It might be that nobody read it (myself included). You can't expect everyone to read every link you post. I've done the same thing, post a link not everyone reads (or even in its entirety), but I don't expect everyone to read it, only those interested enough.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: onebigmonkey on December 28, 2016, 11:42:50 PM
An article about domestic violence being instigated becaue of a discussion about flat earth and not one person has anything to say about it? I'm surprised...

I'm surprised you missed all the support for a globe Earth in the article and none whatsoever for a flat one.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: hoppy on December 28, 2016, 11:51:12 PM
An article about domestic violence being instigated becaue of a discussion about flat earth and not one person has anything to say about it? I'm surprised...

People shouldn't beat other people up over disagreements about the earth's shape.
Try telling that to the rounders.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on December 29, 2016, 12:00:44 AM
An article about domestic violence being instigated becaue of a discussion about flat earth and not one person has anything to say about it? I'm surprised...

People shouldn't beat other people up over disagreements about the earth's shape.
Try telling that to the rounders.
That comment is for everyone, but it was specifically referring to the "rounder" in the article that was linked to.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Lonegranger on December 29, 2016, 01:10:38 AM
An article about domestic violence being instigated becaue of a discussion about flat earth and not one person has anything to say about it? I'm surprised...

People shouldn't beat other people up over disagreements about the earth's shape.

I agree violence has no place in debate. Debate should be settled using hard verifiable facts. However flat earth thinking and its rejection of facts and evidence in favour of alternate thinking is dangerous and should be countered by the very  true facts and evidence it rejects.
Why do I say it's dangerous? My reason is the slow creep of anti-truth and anti science that has crept into main stream politics and life in general. Many people appear to be rejecting verifiable knowledge and truth for alternate versions that fit better with the various flavours of belief driven ideology that have come into being in recent years. Such a trend is not good for a proper functioning society.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on December 29, 2016, 05:05:54 AM
An article about domestic violence being instigated becaue of a discussion about flat earth and not one person has anything to say about it? I'm surprised...

People shouldn't beat other people up over disagreements about the earth's shape.

I agree violence has no place in debate. Debate should be settled using hard verifiable facts. However flat earth thinking and its rejection of facts and evidence in favour of alternate thinking is dangerous and should be countered by the very  true facts and evidence it rejects.

Wow. You fool. You say violence has no place in a debate, then you say, however, flat earth is dangerous. What are you implying?
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: TheRealBillNye on December 29, 2016, 06:58:30 AM
Imagine you are lost at sea!

If you think the Earth is flat, you will not be able to navigate anywhere with any precision. I think that'a pretty dangerous!
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on January 10, 2017, 07:14:15 AM
Sure lets just ignore that Lonegranger is promoting violence.... I'm this close to bringing law enforcement into the matter.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Twerp on January 10, 2017, 07:33:37 AM
Sure lets just ignore that Lonegranger is promoting violence.... I'm this close to bringing law enforcement into the matter.

Do it!
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: deadsirius on January 10, 2017, 08:52:19 AM

Sure lets just ignore that Lonegranger is promoting violence....


Um...where exactly?  Are you talking about


I agree violence has no place in debate. Debate should be settled using hard verifiable facts. However flat earth thinking and its rejection of facts and evidence in favour of alternate thinking is dangerous and should be countered by the very  true facts and evidence it rejects.


Do you consider use of facts to be "violence"?

Also, Intikam made a signature fantasizing about executing various members of this forum with swastika-engraved bullets.  Somehow the FBI, NSA, CIA, MI5, MiB, Interpol, Scotland Yard, and even Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatı were unable to do anything about it...so I wouldn't necessarily hold your breath on the law enforcement.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Lonegranger on January 10, 2017, 09:23:56 AM
Sure lets just ignore that Lonegranger is promoting violence.... I'm this close to bringing law enforcement into the matter.

So I take it reading and comprehension ain't really your thing. That's ok but the only thing I'm trying to promote around here is some rational thinking, backed up with evidence and facts....al of which you appear to be short of.
So when can I expect a visit from the flat earth law enforcement brigade?......
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: JimmyTheCrab on January 10, 2017, 09:25:04 AM
Sure lets just ignore that Lonegranger is promoting violence.... I'm this close to bringing law enforcement into the matter.
Yeah, here they come!

(http://2is6r31cbdu02ssuysk1mpa1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/The-Police.jpg)
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Arealhumanbeing on January 10, 2017, 11:42:31 AM
Yeah I'm not buying your B.S. If he was really just trying to say facts are the answer to a debate about flat earth, his first two sentences were enough.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: TheRealBillNye on January 10, 2017, 01:25:38 PM
Wow. You fool. You say violence has no place in a debate, then you say, however, flat earth is dangerous. What are you implying?

Matthew 5:22

Again
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: Lonegranger on January 10, 2017, 02:04:08 PM
Sure lets just ignore that Lonegranger is promoting violence.... I'm this close to bringing law enforcement into the matter.
Yeah, here they come!

(http://2is6r31cbdu02ssuysk1mpa1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/The-Police.jpg)

Hey mr crab man...don't stand so close as tomorrow I'm gonna be walking on the moon with Roxanne.
Title: Re: Flat Shaming
Post by: TruthGrenade on January 14, 2017, 06:41:55 AM
Lots going on here, thanks to those who helped out with some true answers! <3