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Does anyone else feel this way?

  1. May 25, 2003 #1
    I'm not sure if this is the best place to put this thread and I hope the people who I am directing this question to come to this forum and see it. I hate to post such a down beat thread in here since many of you are having such fun here:smile: but here goes....

    I'm wondering if anyone else feels like certain people posting in the philosophy forum are being a bit disruptive and are lacking the proper spirit of discussion? The people I'm talking about are Logical Atheist and Alexander. It seems to me that neither of them understand what philosophy is and spend all of their time criticizing it instead of exercising it. In my view they have prevented anyone else from having a good discussion because they are constantly posting and railroading the discussions by insulting anyone who sees meaning in it. If they don't like philosophy, then why are they in the philosphy forum insulting everyone else? What purpose does this serve? Logical Atheist is averaging 40 posts a day! And every single bit of it is insulting and arrogant railroading of the discussions that are taking place. He also has put many of us on block because in his teenage mind he thinks this is some sort of retaliation. LOL It is quite comical but it is very disruptive.

    I really dislike sending notes to the mentors unless I absolutely have to so I was wondering if others that participate there feel the same way? Am I off base?
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  3. May 25, 2003 #2
    I think this WOULD be better dealt with in a PM...seeing as how it is directed at specific people...
  4. May 25, 2003 #3
    So far 14 people looked and didn't comment.

    It's the age old trouble. Those who won't believe what you believe threaten you, and you have to search for those who support you.

    Just learn that you're here to learn.

    If you're not willing to have people debate your posts because you're too attached to them, this isn't the right place for you.

    I've had my stuff attacked from every angle. It's all fine by me; I've learned alot since I came here just less than 3 weeks ago.

    If people are questioning your posts (like everyone is) then perhaps you need to focus on the learning, and stop fighting it.

    But this thread is downright childish.
  5. May 25, 2003 #4
    I see now ZERO commenting that this is also inappropriate. Thanks zero, although we had a disagreement before, I'm cool with you now.

    I would also add because of Zero's post, that my above post is my answer. So don't PM me as that's all you're going to hear.
  6. May 25, 2003 #5
    Don't worry. I won't be PM'ing you. Thats a good attempt at propaganda but I am not the one who has is blocking the views of others. And I am not the only one you have announced that you will block. So who is holding onto their views so passionately that they won't even read the responses? I contend that you have learned nothing since you've been here. All I have seen you do is preach.

    Zero, I agree with you on the PM but you obviously haven't seen this guy in action. A PM would be useless. He refuses to listen to anyone elses opinion.
  7. May 25, 2003 #6
    I don't listen to opinions, I listen to claims.

    And I've learned alot here, and I listen to plenty of people.

    You just happen to NOT be one of them.

    Get over it!
  8. May 25, 2003 #7
    seems most people happen to be ones you dont listen to. Flipton I got blocked to...big whoop
  9. May 25, 2003 #8


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    Greetings !

    Well, first I can't say I disagree with you Flipton,
    but I'm not certain this thread is such a good idea.
    Second, like LA said he's only been here for 3 weeks,
    I think we can cut'im some slack, for now, don't you ?
    Besides, one of the unussual aspects of logical
    atheists as distinguished from other beliefs is that
    they want to have the nost sensible and adequate to
    any situation philosphy and perspective and they
    don't want to be belivers. As such, it may be easier
    to eventually show him the belief ellements in these.
    (Though, it's been somewhat frustrating so far because
    he seems to ignore/stop discussions when he is
    clearly shown the contradictions in his views or
    challenged to fully ellaborate them.)

    Live long and prosper.
  10. May 25, 2003 #9
    LOL. I didn't know about you Nicool003. My god, how many people has he blocked?
  11. May 25, 2003 #10
    I appreciate your response Drag. I'm all for giving people a chance but I don't think anything any of us do will change this one. This is just an attitude that you hope people grow out of when they mature a bit. And that can take years. I just find it disruptive and ultimately am hoping that this thread can accomplish something to improve that.
  12. May 25, 2003 #11


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    fliption, your concern is well understood...this is the feedback forum, but specific names should not be used...my suggestion would be to PM Greg, and this goes for anyone who feels this same way...typically when a member becomes disruptive to the point where they are needing to be "babysat", then may be eligible to earn a surprise status in the forums...:wink:
  13. May 26, 2003 #12
    Thanks Kerrie
  14. May 26, 2003 #13

    Maybe it is one of the few infinite things (god knows how many forums he has been too)...right next to the energizer bunny and how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsy roll pop.
  15. May 26, 2003 #14
    I have a rhetorical question for you guys. If Lifegazer could be kicked out (ok the thread says his departure but come on he didn't
    "depart" by choice) because he was being disruptive and causing problems...well LA has done the same thing. And Fliption he didnt only block me (gasp) he made a topic against me in other sciences which got locked, thank God.
  16. May 26, 2003 #15

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    Hi Fliption . . . yesterday I was so upset with him I was ready to quit PF, my favorite website of all time. Just seeing his name on the screen has been turning my stomach. I will take responsibility, however, for letting myself get so frustrated.

    I decided to go to the Physics section just to get away and ask a question I've been thinking about, and there he was again, telling Chroot he needed a better education in physics (too funny!!) and "blocking" him too.

    I suppose Kerrie is right that we shouldn't be using people's names, but I also feel PF is spoiled by his presence (at least the way he is behaving now). I admire Drag's call for tolerance, and would agree if I hadn't seen LA being a jerk so consistently over his 400 posts. Virtually nothing he says really makes sense or is well thought out, it's just garbage he spews out off the top of his head. He refuses to research, he actually lies (such as pretending to know about things he doesn't), he refuses to cite evidence other than "everyone knows this," and most of his information is wrong. So what value is he adding to PF?

    Personally I can't see any purpose to his efforts here other than to condescend and glorify his ego at everyone's expense.
  17. May 26, 2003 #16
    Sleeth I know what you mean but good 'ol BoulderHead got me to stick around...he made me promise So I'm diong the same with you...just stick around ok? Thanks BH
  18. May 26, 2003 #17

    Les Sleeth

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    I will, thanks too. It helps to know it's not just me, which is what I was thinking yesterday.
  19. May 26, 2003 #18


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    now that's what i call "cracked" up!
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  21. May 26, 2003 #20
    LOL!!! Kerrie, that's one of the funniest mistakes I've seen on the PFs in a long time.
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