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Old 09-18-11, 15:04
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I think Daniel wishes to "ensure" that the forum remains a place for everyone to remain pleasant together. Unless Daniel is willing to take out an insurance policy so he can claim against moderators for not doing their jobs properly. And given how much trouble the moderators have regulating the clientele, I'd say that a fair few insurance companies would No Quote that.
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Old 09-18-11, 23:15
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Nobody as far as I know drinks Fosters in Australia[/B] as I don't think it is even sold here (I have never seen it for sale, the only time I've seen it for sale is in London), so the joke is rather lame. But you don't think that calling people 'inbreed convicts' will actually rile people up? It's a poor troll attempt.

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Dude, that is part of what makes it funny to everyone NOT Australian. I bet you don't eat at Outback Steakhouse either.

As for Susan's comment about not "baiting" people, again, if the mods are going to try to stop that, the post count on this forum will drop by half from all of the deletions they will now need to make. This is the internets, peoples bates other internets peoples.
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Old 09-19-11, 11:59
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Just as an experiment, at least initially, how about setting up an unmoderated 'free for all' sub-forum where people can swear, bait, and in general do anything they want (except post porn or outright libel, for example)? You can always shut it down if it threatens to get out of hand.

In my own experience of many other forums, ranging from the strictly moderated, to the loosely moderated and to the un-moderated, most people are capable of a reasonable degree of self moderation if they know that that is the price of posting 'freedom'. Also, unfettered speech is often very funny.
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Old 09-19-11, 14:53
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Just as an experiment, at least initially, how about setting up an unmoderated 'free for all' sub-forum where people can swear, bait, and in general do anything they want (except post porn or outright libel, for example)? You can always shut it down if it threatens to get out of hand.

In my own experience of many other forums, ranging from the strictly moderated, to the loosely moderated and to the un-moderated, most people are capable of a reasonable degree of self moderation if they know that that is the price of posting 'freedom'. Also, unfettered speech is often very funny.
I think the problem here is the forum is a reflection of the website also. More 'free' forums I have participated in, generally aren't as professional as this.

I will say this tho, I have only been on one other 'professional' forum, and the moderators there, were seriously nazi's... the mods here are actually not so bad, even if users get banned they can generally come back etc.. I have never even been suspended, and I think at least 40% of my posts are either baiting or insulting another user. A forum with no banter and insults, is a place I wouldn't want to be a apart of.
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As my friend from NYC used to say "There is no conversation if there is no contradiction."
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Old 09-20-11, 00:34
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Just as an experiment, at least initially, how about setting up an unmoderated 'free for all' sub-forum where people can swear, bait, and in general do anything they want (except post porn or outright libel, for example)? You can always shut it down if it threatens to get out of hand.

In my own experience of many other forums, ranging from the strictly moderated, to the loosely moderated and to the un-moderated, most people are capable of a reasonable degree of self moderation if they know that that is the price of posting 'freedom'. Also, unfettered speech is often very funny.
This idea has been raised several times (including many times in this thread) but it doesn't match up with the goals for this forum. It isn't free standing as it is part of the main news site. a sub forum like that would mean that the swear filter would need to be turned off on the entire forum due to the software and the mods would have a lot of extra work.
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As my friend from NYC used to say "There is no conversation if there is no contradiction."
An argument is a collected set of statements intended to support a proposition, it isn't just saying "No it isn't"

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I'm sorry, is this a five minute argument or the full half-hour?
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An argument is a collected set of statements intended to support a proposition, it isn't just saying "No it isn't"

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Obviously you've not argued with New Yorkers
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An argument is a collected set of statements intended to support a proposition, it isn't just saying "No it isn't"

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No it isn't.
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