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« on: April 17, 2006, 10:44:53 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2006, 12:27:03 AM »
Why not?

However, I don't think it'll be very active though since only 10% of all members here believe in a flat Earth.

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 12:53:38 AM »
I certainly have no objection to the idea.  If it gives flat-Earthers a forum in which to expand upon their understanding of the flat-Earth, then maybe they can bring new ideas to a stagnating debate.

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006, 12:57:16 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 02:19:39 AM »
As Dionysios stated already, I'm in full favour of the idea of an FE-only section here. The way I've envisioned it personally, there could be two rule possibilities, first one being that all members must believe the Earth is flat. Second being that all posts must be made under the assumption that the Earth is flat. The first being cautious about RE interference at all, the second being a bit more inclusive, hopefully without dramatically changing the content in the forum in question. Either way, I hope and trust that the moderators will choose wisely.

As for that little part about my moderating it, I've replied, and will do so here, as well. Such a position isn't something that should be requested nor pressed for, and is a gift bestowed upon those who the administration believes can best keep order as per the rules established. As such, I'll not be requesting the position, but were it to look me in the face, I wouldn't turn it away.


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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006, 07:36:35 AM »
I'm not opposed to the idea, but I agree with Dionysios that it should only be flat earthers who are allowed to post.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006, 07:39:13 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006, 07:43:06 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2006, 07:55:00 AM »
You would be surprised how differently people will respond when you make a respectful suggestion, instead of self-righteous accusations.

A "No Criticism" forum would be fine. Could serve as a decent repository for FE ideas, instead of having to wade through the FAQ and old threads.

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2006, 08:57:29 AM »
I agree with "No Criticism" for a flat-earther forum in that I don't think they should be flamed by immature people.  Because of this, I can only agree that flat-earthers should have their own private forum (even though I'll always be wondering what they're talking about).
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2006, 09:56:57 AM »
Well as Dionysios has already said, I am in favour of this idea. I think it can only enhance the forums and since there is no apparent drawback to it, why not?

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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2006, 10:39:06 AM »
Quote from: "Dionysios"
Chaltier and Enraged Penguin,

What are your opinions with reguard to the ability to view the posts?


Well, your suggestion seems reasonable, though I can see both sides of the argument. On the one hand, if a stream of flames starts up in the general forum about something said in the FE one, that acts as yet another deterrant to FEers wishing to participate in a civilized discussion here. On the other, a stream of flame threads starting about FE forum content relies heavily on the assumption that flamers would actually read the FE forum, and they're probably not the type of people who would do so.

In other words, I'm really not partial either way as to who can or cannot read posts made there, as both of the aforementioned positions seem reasonable to me.


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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2006, 11:40:53 AM »
If you guys don't have a problem with it being viewable by the public  then we could set it up like that. I don't think flamers in the regular sections will be a real problem.
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2006, 01:43:36 PM »
As it happens, the regular sections are already deluged with anti-FE flame.  I don't think a new FE-only section will increase that flaming significantly, so if the present level doesn't prevent diehard FEers from posting in their "haven" forum, then the level resulting from allowing the ignorant masses to observe but not interact shouldn't deter them either.

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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2006, 02:35:01 PM »
Yeah, plus they don't actually have to listen to the rants in the regular forum ...

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2006, 05:58:20 PM »
Quote from: "Dionysios"
Even if pspunit or Cinlef do not reply or even disagree, there is still a majority of moderators in favor (all of whom are non-flat earthers).  Well, Daniel man, what do you say?

- Dionysios


Actually Cinlef did say he was in favor of it in the moderator boards, so that just leaves pspunit.
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2006, 09:25:10 PM »
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Since you have access to the moderator boards, and you indicated above you guys could set it up in the manner described, then do you speak for the forum when you say that? (aka - Is it approved?)


I don't know what aka really stands for.  *edit* (i.e. - Is it approved?)
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2006, 03:07:09 AM »
So, any updates on this idea, or has it gone the way of the dinosaur?


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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2006, 09:35:30 AM »
Well Daniel has the final word on the matter. His post in the moderator boards indicates that he's in favor of the idea but I'm still waiting for the go-ahead.
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« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2006, 09:36:49 AM »
You guys having your own forum is a good idea, and i'd want to be able to see it, because even though I don't beleive in a flat Earth, I'd still like to learn more about it, because evntually, I could beleive in flat Earth.

Make your own forum and let us read it but not post in it, it's a good idea.

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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2006, 04:42:51 PM »
Would it really be nessecary to p[rohibit all REs from posting in this section? I understand that the FEs are tired of the endless deluge of pointless RE flames repeating the same pointless easily debunked arguments in favour of an  Spherical Earth. Despite being an adamant Round Earther I must admit those people are beginning to wear on my nerves as well. However permitting the more reliable forum members, ie the regulars, would I think give us a place where the quality of disccussion would be significantly highers. No that I oppose an Fe only section, but still
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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2006, 05:34:28 PM »
Alright, the section is up. Chaltier, you are the moderator so it will be up to you to decide who is admitted and who isn't.

It's going to be hidden to the public until we get all the details worked out. And you guys also need to come up with a name for it (I named it "flat earthers only" temporarily).
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« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2006, 12:38:49 AM »
Quote from: "Cinlef"
Would it really be nessecary to p[rohibit all REs from posting in this section?


I know, I was thinking the same thing about this.  But they want a forum where only FEs can contribute to the discussions so we might as well give it to them.  You and I both know that Dionysios wouldn't want any REs debunking his mythical fantasy world.  So we'll have to be content with just being able to read what they write and debunking it on our own forums.  By the way, we are going to be able to read their forum, right?  After all, Dionysios did say this:

Quote from: "Dionysios"
What are your opinions with reguard to the ability to view the posts? It seems unnecessary to me to restrict others viewing. I was not thinking of that, nor asking for it. If flat earthers want any secret communications that other forum members would not see, they can simply do that already by means of e-mails outside of this forum and private messaging within it. No issues there.
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« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2006, 02:49:48 PM »
I think everyone will be able to see it althought their may be technical issues with that.
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« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2006, 06:42:25 PM »
Quote from: "EnragedPenguin"
Alright, the section is up. Chaltier, you are the moderator so it will be up to you to decide who is admitted and who isn't.

It's going to be hidden to the public until we get all the details worked out. And you guys also need to come up with a name for it (I named it "flat earthers only" temporarily).


Alrighty, thanks! I've never been a moderator before, but I'll do my best not to dissapoint the administration.

*starts putting together first post for the FE-only board*


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« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2006, 07:13:04 PM »
theres no need for a FE forum, the FAQ outlines the theory and all "evidence". true or not, i dont see the point of dividing th eFAQ into individual topics.
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