So now you don't like dogs? I personally love dogs.
Is there an aspect of life that your not all emo about?
Hurry up and /wrists. You'll be doing the human race a favor.
BTW.... if you have some kind of specific beef with me, please take it to PM's.... since your apparent rage is with me, I'd perfer to tell you off in my natural dialect, since the mods here feel that I too often cross the line.
No need for the general public to witness our "witty" exchanges. Or even I'd love to tell you off over the phone. PM me for my number. I love screaming your an idiot through my phone.
Respectable discussion? You'd need the power of suspending people from individual threads, that would at least keep hotheads away, leaving only mature people to discuss stuff, but I don't think mapster is that advanced yet ='(
I think the most important part in the debates would be only allowing participants 2 minutes to finish their response. After that, it is the next debater's turn to type a message for no more than 2 minutes.
Medical companies have created a "pew" for that condition:
If you think it's useless to have debates on a forum, then you shouldn't participate. (e.g. Presuming that you are able to vote, you probably wouldn't vote because you probably think voting is useless.)
P.S. Did anyone watch the recent South Park episode, "A Scause for Applause"?
This kind of stuff is exactly what we want to avoid. Quit it. Leave the thread if you must. I'd very much like to have some kind of debate thread up, but it's not going to happen in this fashion as this sort of behavior is the first thing we need to get out of it.
I think that there should be this vent for debates other then mapping related. That's just healthy. If someone wants to debate over religion then why not? It's their time lost, not mine.
What I've seen in the religion thread it looks like both sides are just throwing arguments against the wall. Nothing more. The wall stays the same ;)
Just like Tainted said: remove that from the main page notifications and it's ok.
Anyway, it's no surprise that threads go to hell once soulcarver & taintedwisp enter the picture. They both explicitly stated a desire to troll the atheists and to get the thread shut down. Not sure why it was tolerated, but nevertheless they certainly succeeded in getting the thread shut down. Combined with the fact that arguments regressed back down to "no i'm right, you're wrong" repetition, it's no wonder why people had to regress back to posting funny pictures.
I doubt it's that easy to "just remove it from the main page notifications". If nobody wants their beliefs challenged, I guess we don't need any more religion threads. It's doubtful we'll say anything we haven't already said anyway.
Anyway, it's no surprise that threads go to hell once soulcarver taintedwisp enter the picture. They both explicitly stated a desire to troll the atheists and to get the thread shut down. Not sure why it was tolerated, but nevertheless they certainly succeeded in getting the thread shut down. Combined with the fact that arguments regressed back down to "no i'm right, you're wrong" repetition, it's no wonder why people had to regress back to posting funny pictures.
The pictures were not funny. Maybe a few, but still. You also went of course posting videos, when you yourself should have put forth your views in the thread for discussion. You wouldn`t open a video link involving Christianity in someway or such, then why should we be expected to open a link of some random dumbass thinking his opinion of "No God" is both funny and of any importance?. Thats not argumentative debating.
Ive called Taintedwisp out in the past, and for the most part his replies were harmless. Even if trolling, it could be ignored(Like early days Hookah). SoulCarveRR obviously could not control his anger, and FDFederation his ego. That caused the thread to shut down. Constantly using memes and pictures to bash another person`s point of view is just stupid. I thought FDFederation was a bigot at the start of the thread, My opinion changed half-way through when he actually was posting some constructive stuff, but I now view him in pretty much the same way as I first did. This guy seriously only communicates via pictures and drawings(Thought we evolved from that;p). The fact that you never called him out on his behavior(As Eviyn did) shows a lack of neutrality from your side(Which does not help either). I can however commend your efforts in that thread, your replies were atleast genuine and worth the effort(Eviyn too).