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  1. Mar 18, 2012 #1

    OmCheeto

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    What's REALLY wrong with this Forum.....

    Logged on this morning, and noticed that Evo, had once again, mercilessly, locked an apparently well meaning thread.

    Was it posted in the wrong section?(Looked like a philosophy topic to me) Were there no "reliable" sources for the information?

    What was wrong with the question;

    I think immorality is an important topic to discuss!

    :grumpy:

    You can see it here: Opinion on Immortality


    Oh. Ok. Never mind.

    :redface:
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2012 #2

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    Brain emulsion?
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 #3

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    Re: What's REALLY wrong with this Forum.....

    They don't call her Evo The Destroyer for nothing.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 #4
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    I thought it was strange that was locked.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2012 #5

    OmCheeto

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    No. I think there was just a smudge on my glasses. It's all better now.

    :smile:
     
  7. Mar 18, 2012 #6

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    Could it have to do with the spelling of the words: "immorality" in your post, versus "immortality" in the link given both by OP? They are fairly different matters, to say the least!

    My own observation is, however, that the moderators of this blog exercise a pretty heavy hand, guided by a light that is not visible to any except themselves. They seem to want to preserve a form of political correctness similar to that found in most academic environments which I find somewhat painful. But they run the show, so we can only seek not to cross them.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2012 #7

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    Probably the only reason I stick around this "oh so wrong" forum.

    :tongue2:
     
  9. Mar 19, 2012 #8

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    Is that the same as "head cheese"?
     
  10. Mar 19, 2012 #9
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    Imho, both immorality and immortality are nonsensical subjects. So, I guess I have to go with Evo on this one ... having read the OP in question, and also not really caring what anybody has to say about either immortality or immorality.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2012 #10

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    When Evo's smile cracks from side to side, the lock has come upon us all...

    Or, was that..luck?? :confused:
     
  12. Mar 19, 2012 #11

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    Scottish comedian Arnold Brown …

    my ambition is to be … immortal!

    (pause)

    so far … so good! :biggrin:
     
  13. Mar 19, 2012 #12
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    Personally, I don't think it was locked for no good reason. I must admit to being somewhat surprised when finding out it was locked, but when rereading the subject once more I realized it would've degraded into nonsensical blabbering soon enough. 'Immortality', even though it's probably an interesting subject, and even though it's quite likely that we might achieve 'biological immortality' some day, simply is a subject we can't say anything too sensical about right now.

    So I don't think it's political correctness. I suspect the moderators simply don't want more than X% of threads to degenerate into senseless (read: without any evidence to support one's point of view) ramblings.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2012 #13
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    Oh boy, I saw that one yesterday too, thought it was a bit harsh too since the only explaination I could see was 'Sorry, it's nonsense.' :(
     
  15. Mar 19, 2012 #14
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    But your opinion shouldn't be given any credence in it being locked or not.

    And your not caring about it can't be used as any potential reason
    to support its being locked. It means you "don't have a dog in
    the hunt," should just have ignored that thread's topic, not
    have contemplated it further, and just moved on to a different thread.


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    And, it looks as if this thread is suited for the section
    "Forum Feedback and Announcements."


    And to the OP, OmCheeto, your headline is misleading. You made some
    generalization about the whole forum with your headline, but then
    in the body of your post you had a grievance with only one
    moderator.
     
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  16. Mar 19, 2012 #15
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    I don't think it was.

    We could argue about immortality/immorality. But, apparently, that wouldn't be allowed.

    It means just what I said. I think the topics are not constructively arguable. Ie., they're silly topics. Argue them if you want, wherever you want. But, apparently, you won't be arguing them here.

    And of course, that's a bit disingenuous. Because moral issues are argued here ... a lot.

    Point. There are rules pertaining to morality. Subjective and objective.

    But the immortality thing is ... a silly topic. Don't you think?
     
  17. Mar 19, 2012 #16
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    My thinking of whether immortality is a "silly topic" (regardless that
    "silly" is subjective), is immaterial to the support/non-support
    of locking the thread.

    I'm now resorting to repeating my main point:

    If you aren't interested in that topic (as in you don't care about it),
    then you can't support a moderator to lock it for that
    reason.

    Logically, you can support the moderator locking it, in part,
    for your opinion on that topic being "silly," and hence not
    suitable for discussion.

    If you were intending to persuade users that the moderator was
    justified in locking that thread because you found that topic
    "silly," then that is a different point. That would be logical.
     
  18. Mar 19, 2012 #17
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    Ironic as most academic circles are rife with; egotism, back stabbing, jealousy, slyness, sniping and stitch ups. Worse, it's all done underhandedly and covertly.
     
  19. Mar 19, 2012 #18

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    Um, no. They want to preserve actual correctness, so that this site retains its utility as a reliable resource for scientific information, something which cannot be said of the majority of other sites on the Internet, which fail to distinguish between legitimate, productive scientific discussion that builds on well-established principles, and crackpottery.
     
  20. Mar 19, 2012 #19
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    Ok, I can't disagree with this.

    Ok, that's a valid point, imo.

    Ok, then I'll go with that. It's not suitable for discussion, imho.

    Interesting. I've seldom been accused of being logical. Thanks. From now on I think I'll agree with anything you have to say. Insofar as it makes sense to me, that is.
     
  21. Mar 19, 2012 #20

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    Re: What's REALLY wrong with this Forum.....

    Phht!

    What's wrong with this forum? I'll tell you....

    This forum has only 345,995 members. How difficult would it been for some mentor to come and ask me my opinion on whether or not they should lock one of my favorite topics? Not very difficult, that's how difficult.

    And grievance with Evo? Bwah! Haha! To grieve Evo for that would be like grieving someone for making me not want to poke ice picks in my eyes.
     
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