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Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:57 AM

 

Rug has been blocked from this group.

Rug has been blocked from this group for the following reasons:

-He read the A&A group looking for ammo to use against us in Religion.
-He wasn't interested in contributing anything of substance to discussions in A&A, just asinine quips meant to inflame others.
-He didn't respect the safe haven nature of our group.
-He acted as a bully.

The hosts of this group would like to emphasize the fact that rug was not blocked because he's a theist or has beliefs that differ from the majority of the group members. While this group is intended as a place for non believers, theists are welcome to post, provided they do so in a manner that respects the safe haven nature of this group.

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Reply Rug has been blocked from this group. (Original post)
laconicsax Jan 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Jan 2012 #1
Deep13 Jan 2012 #2
mr blur Jan 2012 #3
cleanhippie Jan 2012 #4
laconicsax Jan 2012 #5
pokerfan Jan 2012 #6
laconicsax Jan 2012 #8
rexcat Jan 2012 #9
pokerfan Jan 2012 #10
Odin2005 Jan 2012 #7
cleanhippie Jan 2012 #12
Warpy Jan 2012 #11
EvolveOrConvolve Jan 2012 #13
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2012 #19
2ndAmForComputers Apr 2012 #26
ZombieHorde Jan 2012 #14
Curmudgeoness Jan 2012 #15
laconicsax Jan 2012 #16
onager Jan 2012 #17
Curmudgeoness Jan 2012 #18
AlbertCat Apr 2012 #25
mr blur Apr 2012 #30
cleanhippie Jan 2012 #20
SidDithers Jan 2012 #21
trotsky Apr 2012 #22
Goblinmonger Apr 2012 #23
darkstar3 Apr 2012 #24
AlbertCat Apr 2012 #27
laconicsax Apr 2012 #28
AlbertCat Apr 2012 #29

Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 01:21 AM

1. tough group

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 01:24 AM

2. not really

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 06:42 AM

3. Excellent. nt

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:12 AM

4. Does that mean a blocked person cannot even read the group at all or just not able to post here?

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:43 AM

5. As I understand it, it means that he can't post or subscribe. n/t

 

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:58 PM

6. Probably the right decision, unfortunately

That guy isn't interested in honest discussion, only stirring the pot, so if this can reduce the "noise" level on the Religion group, then I support this decision.

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 01:22 PM

8. It probably won't have that effect.

 

As I understand it, blocking means that they can't subscribe or post here. If rug still wants to lurk here in search of ammo, he'll have to make a few extra clicks.

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 03:00 PM

9. To bad he can still lurk.

My issue with theist posting here is they usually don't understand the safe haven paradigm. I am always a little leary of them when they post here. I suppose this is more of my issue than anything else.

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 03:07 PM

10. Ah

I thought block meant blocked.

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 01:19 PM

7. Thank you, he is a bully.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 04:32 PM

12. Now, now. I'm sure he is just following his deeply held religious beliefs.

It's not bullying when it's done in defense of your religious beliefs. Or something.

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 03:22 PM

11. Thank you

Other theists have come here over the years and have been able to discuss things rationally and respectfully.

I'm afraid he wasn't one of them.

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 07:33 PM

13. I was the one who blocked brother rug

I'm glad to see that there are others who agree with me that he was unlikely to provide anything constructive if allowed to post here.

In the interest of transparency: rug is hanging out in the Hosts forum trying to bully his way through the three A&A hosts (with DU3, I'm allowed to post that fact - one of the things I like about DU3). Needless to say, his poor behavior has only confirmed my decision to block him.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 03:09 PM

19. I remember the time when I was a mod...

habitual bullies were tombstoned. Yeah, it might have taken a while to get it done, but eventually it was.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 06:51 PM

26. Ooooo. Do keep us updated.

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 08:16 PM

14. I have no quarrels with rug.

But if posters didn't feel safe with his presence, then I guess it is for the best.

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 09:26 PM

15. It really is a shame that anyone has to be blocked from A&A.

But it can't feel like a safe haven when there are attacks and confrontations.

Since rug can still read what is posted here, the block will apparently not stop the problems, but at least it will all happen in Religion, where it is pretty much expected.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 09:30 PM

16. It is a shame. n/t

 

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 09:46 PM

17. Yes it is...

But I also agree with the blockage. Mostly because of this:

He wasn't interested in contributing anything of substance to discussions in A&A, just asinine quips meant to inflame others.


Also, I see quite enough of his posts in the Religion forum. I'd hate to see this group carpet-bombed with articles about the general wonderfulness of religious belief.

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Response to onager (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 09:59 PM

18. I couldn't agree more.

I do not come here to hear the virtues of religious belief. And I don't think anyone else does either.

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Response to onager (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 05:27 PM

25. He wasn't interested in contributing anything of substance to discussions in A&A, just asinine quips

And, y'know.... that's all he does in the "Religion" forum too.

He really is an obnoxious bore. (unlike ME! )

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:46 AM

30. +1 nt

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 06:10 PM

20. Kick to keep the Kick-Ass subject line at the top of the forum for a bit longer.

Just to make sure everyone knows whats going on here.

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 10:29 PM

21. Good...



Sid

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:48 AM

22. It appears this thread needs another kick.

Since someone is still lurking and it will bother the crap out of him.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:52 AM

23. And for someone else

who doesn't seem to understand the purpose of this group, either.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:02 PM

24. That one needs to be shown the exit, methinks.

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 01:34 AM

27. I got hidden!

My 1st post deemed unsuitable for consumption!

Someone called "rug" an ass in the Religion forum and he responded with something that ended with "Be careful how you answer".... which I thought proved that assessment to be true so I expressed it.

But here's the funny thing. My post had a typo. I added an "r" to "you". 2 or 3 (I forget) of the jury enjoyed belittling me for not knowing the difference between "your" and "you're". But if they read one word over they would see the verb "are" clearly printed. So, see, it's obviously a typo. Unless they think I should have typed "You're really are an......"


Anyway.... my 1st hidden post! I'm so excited!

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 01:46 AM

28. I thought about mocking your typo when I saw it...

 

I decided against it because frankly, such a discussion is too high brow for that subthread.

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:16 AM

29. A little mocking is good for everyone

Frankly, since I type with 2 fingers and can't spell anything correctly the 1st time (thank the fathers for spell check!), I'm surprised I don't make more typos.

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