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I've modified the FAQ.
« on: September 23, 2008, 01:33:41 PM »
I've added this to the disclaimer:

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In addition, please note that the FAQ should be considered a starting point.  It addresses many questions those new to FET have about the theory but in no way represents a comprehensive, all-encompassing view of the theory.  It should also be noted that not all points in the FAQ are necessarily agreed on by all FE proponents.

I got really tired of people saying things like "That's not what it says in the FAQ!" as if that's a valid point of debate.  I wanted to make it even clearer than it already was that the FAQ is not the be-all, end-all of FE theory, because so many people seem to take it for granted that that's what it's intended to be.  Now it's finally official for those too slow to understand it: FE FAQ != FE Bible.

Like most FEers (and many REers), I will continue to direct people to the FAQ if they ask a really obvious question that I feel is adequately answered there.  I just don't want people having the impression that all of the answers are there, or that all of the answers in the FAQ are supported by all FEers.
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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 01:40:07 PM »
I recall someone was actually writing an entirely new FAQ that would attempt to provide a more comprehensive resource on FET. Has there been any more info on that?

Come to think of it, wouldn't it be really cool to have a FE Wiki?  ;D
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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 01:42:05 PM »
I'd love to see a FE wiki.  Dogplatter was talking about doing something like that a while back but it seems to have fizzled.  He's never even on here anymore.
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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 01:56:44 PM »
thats cos the Dogman is busy over on NFES, planning the stuff there for the local societies. And he also ought to be busy sending me badges  >:(
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 01:58:53 PM »
I'd love to see a FE wiki.  Dogplatter was talking about doing something like that a while back but it seems to have fizzled.  He's never even on here anymore.

Something like a Wiki would mean that you guys would have to unify your theories into one comprehensive one.  I have yet to see that happen, I started a thread to try and get the various people to chime in on their given theories and no one would respond except Jack.
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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 02:01:25 PM »
I've sent a wiki request to Wikia, here it is, join up and give your support!
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 02:02:02 PM »
If the traffic weren't likely to be as huge as I believe it would be, I would even offer to host a wiki. But, as C-Ray said, it would also require FE'ers to attempt to compile a more comprehensive theory + variants. Something that probably isn't going to happen.
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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 02:38:34 PM »
I got really tired of people saying things like "That's not what it says in the FAQ!" as if that's a valid point of debate.

I don't use this much, but ROFL!

The FAQ really, really should be the be all and end all. What you're propsing is akin to handing in a scientific paper that looks like it was written with a crayon in your mouth, and then saying "Well a-duh! It's only a starting point!"

The FAQ should be water tight. It's not. It's got more gaping holes than a seasoned porn queen.

But you continue to use it as a fly swat when you want people to go away, yet refuse to acknowledge or correct it's severe flaws when they're shown to you.

To be honest I got excited when I read this post. I was hoping you'd added some complexity or something... ah well.

The wiki should be fun.


Why?  Why should we treat one document as gospel?  It's not like it's impossible to make a mistake on it.  Besides, deeply going into detail would spawn an FAQ so huge it would be the noobs saying "tl, dr".

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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008, 03:20:01 PM »
Sorry, goldstein, but you're just wrong, and your opinion is the main reason why I added to the disclaimer.  The FAQ should be a place where frequently asked questions are answered (the clue is in the name).  It serves its purpose in that regard just fine.  Your claim that we use it as a fly swat when we want people to go away is simply unfounded.  I never direct someone to the FAQ unless it's clear that they haven't read it because they do ask a question that's adequately answered there, and I don't think other FEers do either.  Just accept that the FAQ is a legitimate starting point and move on; it doesn't exactly take away any of your power as a REer to refute FET.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2008, 06:14:54 PM »
Are we able to adopt the FAQ from TNFES? It really is so much better.

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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2008, 06:26:27 PM »
Do not touch the faq.

Until you understand it, you can not modify it.

Seriously read the faq with an unbiased eye, knowing what you do about tfes, then realize it is perfect. It trolled all of you.

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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2008, 08:39:52 PM »
Are we able to adopt the FAQ from TNFES? It really is so much better.

I was going to say this. It really is a lot nicer.
I vote for SecretUser as supreme overlord of TFES.

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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2008, 12:21:03 AM »
Thank you both! (I wrote most of it.  ;D)  Maybe I'll see about incorporating some elements from it into the FAQ here.  It has been ages since our FAQ has really been updated.
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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2008, 04:07:17 AM »
I haven't actually read the one on TNFES....
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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2008, 04:09:32 AM »
I don't like TNFES.

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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2008, 04:20:43 AM »
Its more refined than TOFES
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2008, 04:28:00 AM »
TOFES and TNFES are variations of TFES, I presume. Where can they be found?
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2008, 04:53:34 AM »
TOFES and TNFES are variations of TFES, I presume. Where can they be found?

This place is TOFES and TNFES is the site Username set up when this place went down. It can be found with magic.
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2008, 05:01:39 AM »
TOFES and TNFES are variations of TFES, I presume. Where can they be found?

This place is TOFES and TNFES is the site Username set up when this place went down. It can be found with magic.


No magic required. I saw the link to the .net site posted by E.Jack before he edited his post. Looks like a diluted and less frequented but otherwise identical version of this site.

Disappointing really. I was expecting some evil fanatic splinter faction of FES that was bent on taking over the world.
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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2008, 05:10:34 AM »
I was expecting some evil fanatic splinter faction of FES that was bent on taking over the world.

That part of the plan is in the moderator part of the forum
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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2008, 06:12:31 AM »
TOFES and TNFES are variations of TFES, I presume. Where can they be found?

This place is TOFES and TNFES is the site Username set up when this place went down. It can be found with magic.

I used the magic of guessing. It worked.


Did that magic involve invoking the almighty power of Google?
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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2008, 07:34:11 AM »
I've sent a wiki request to Wikia, here it is, join up and give your support!

There's also this one. At least it has a pretty picture.

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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2008, 09:36:53 AM »
No but I'm guess your what? 90? Cause you just so darn mature </sarcasm>

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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2008, 10:56:04 AM »
Agreed. But inconsitancies and contradictions with the FAQ will continue to be pointed out.

It is actually appreciated...

Something which is not in the F.A.Q needs to be pointed out... otherwise the doctrine of the Flat Earth Society would be in Jeopardy...

And we all know science is nothing without a good doctrine...

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Re: I've modified the FAQ.
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2008, 11:09:38 AM »
Sorry, goldstein, but you're just wrong, and your opinion is the main reason why I added to the disclaimer.  The FAQ should be a place where frequently asked questions are answered (the clue is in the name).  It serves its purpose in that regard just fine.  Your claim that we use it as a fly swat when we want people to go away is simply unfounded.  I never direct someone to the FAQ unless it's clear that they haven't read it because they do ask a question that's adequately answered there, and I don't think other FEers do either.  Just accept that the FAQ is a legitimate starting point and move on; it doesn't exactly take away any of your power as a REer to refute FET.

Agreed. But inconsitancies and contradictions with the FAQ will continue to be pointed out.

I expect nothing less.
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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2008, 11:52:27 AM »
Is anyone still active on TNFES anyway?  Do they all realize that this site is back up?

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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2008, 11:53:43 AM »
Is anyone still active on TNFES anyway?  Do they all realize that this site is back up?

I visit it occasionally, though I never go into the debate forums and almost never post.
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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2008, 01:03:43 PM »
Sorry, goldstein, but you're just wrong, and your opinion is the main reason why I added to the disclaimer.  The FAQ should be a place where frequently asked questions are answered (the clue is in the name).  It serves its purpose in that regard just fine.  Your claim that we use it as a fly swat when we want people to go away is simply unfounded.  I never direct someone to the FAQ unless it's clear that they haven't read it because they do ask a question that's adequately answered there, and I don't think other FEers do either.  Just accept that the FAQ is a legitimate starting point and move on; it doesn't exactly take away any of your power as a REer to refute FET.

Agreed. But inconsitancies and contradictions with the FAQ will continue to be pointed out.

I expect nothing less.

But it would be nice if some of those incosistancies and contradictions were resolved someday.  No use in having every noob on the net point out the same issues time after time.
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« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2008, 02:01:48 PM »
Markjo = every noob.

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« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2008, 07:11:16 PM »
Oscar Wilde = every snob
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