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    No surprise there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tambora View Post
    Like i said, good riddance to those that constantly complain about TOL.

    True, but there are not just a handful of regular posters here.
    There are new threads and new posts all the time.

    You think TOL is too biased.
    I think TOL is not biased enough.
    But I still enjoy it for what it is.


    Try to have a little patience.
    All sites have lulls at certain times.

    School is wrapping up, and that means lots of events and ceremonies to prepare for.
    Family vacation planning.
    Weather allows for more away from home activity.

    I've been a member here since 2004 and there have been many lulls in activity.
    But it always perks back up.

    TOL is a tool that folks can use as it's intended use.
    And it makes no bones about being biased (says that in the agreement you signed when joining).
    If it is not the sort of tool one feels comfortable using, then don't use it.
    Find another tool you enjoy using.
    Excellent post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz View Post
    It has less to do with threads than it does overall activity and forum traffic. If there are only a handful of regular posters here it wouldn't make many threads very interesting for too long.

    Do you honestly like TOL better now with significantly less activity and regular posters?
    Perhaps you'd be happier somewhere else? Why not GO to that 'happy place?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz View Post
    It has less to do with threads than it does overall activity and forum traffic. If there are only a handful of regular posters here it wouldn't make many threads very interesting for too long.

    Do you honestly like TOL better now with significantly less activity and regular posters?
    The top 30 regular posters:

    1 Tambora
    2 glorydaz
    3 Grosnick Marowbe
    4 SaulToPaul
    5 steko
    6 musterion
    7 Angel4Truth
    8 Right Divider
    9 patrick jane
    10 Lighthouse
    11 theophilus
    12 john w
    13 Sherman
    14 Nick M
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    21 Arthur Brain
    22 JudgeRightly
    23 Clete
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    25 ok doser
    26 Rusha
    27 Bright Raven
    28 6days
    29 Ask Mr. Religion
    30 Danoh

    Granted, some are no longer active (banned, or whatever), but it is still a good number of participants that account for over half of the total number of posts over an extended period of time.

    We probably need to resurrect a Topic of the Day type of forum to stimulate more participation rather than just awaiting someone to start new discussions. I have been here for many years but have not started more than 45 threads in all that time. Some just prefer to respond to threads versus creating threads. Then again, some miscreants think starting threads is a badge of honor, no matter how superficial or redundant. A balance is needed.

    And, as has been noted by sister Tambora, there is a regular ebb and flow in any discussion site depending upon the day-to-day real lives of its participants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tambora View Post
    Nothing is stopping you from making threads on your thoughtful content.
    You don't have to wait for others to do it.
    He's not very good at creating threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tambora View Post
    A lot of folks are jumping on that bandwagon.
    Good riddance to them.
    Sherman has done a good job here in accordance with the wishes of the site owner.
    That is what she is supposed to do as a mod here.
    We have a few 'Malcontents' on TOL. They're not too happy about this site. All they wanna do is bellyache and complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz View Post
    I am missing posts. I am missing activity. I am missing thoughtful content and spirited debate.
    You honestly like it better like this?
    What do ya mean? All you do is cause disruption, complain, and promote uncivil behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz View Post
    I've been posting since 2007. Everything was great right up until about December 2011.
    You and your ilk (Those who Pos-rep you) don't seem to be very happy about that date. I wonder why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeset View Post
    Its all Sherman's fault.
    You know, you could find another forum, elsewhere? Have you considered that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by annabenedetti View Post
    It's not a big deal, experientially. Those of us to whom it happens on a regular basis find our own humor in it, based on the ludicrousness of Christians moaning about censorship when they're so good at it themselves.
    On a microcosm level. I don't really think much of any censor attempts. That said, I'd think you are like me and would rather not hear slights against our Lord and Savior but I'm assuming you aren't meaning that, here.

    Quote Originally Posted by annabenedetti View Post
    But it's an interesting look at human behavior that may be small and inconsequential here, but has much larger implications in the real life ways people use their leverage in society based on their privileged status. It's MAD and/or SOOTs here, but in real life it's the ones in Trump's base who want someone on whom they can dump all their resentment and fear of losing their historic majority.
    We all take away our own meaning from the world politics but to me, (and I'm okay with the disagreement) this is its own site with its own rules and not really duplicated on any other site I've been on. Maybe I need to get out more? I just don't see TOL nor the way it works duplicated anywhere else. I think Knight was/is very tolerant, even with the conservative bent unapologetically. It might be worth a good conversation one day if an OP is started just right.

    Quote Originally Posted by annabenedetti View Post
    And what's especially interesting is that if they're so sure their views are correct, why the consternation at having them challenged?
    See, I think this is part of that OP direction...When the Lord Jesus said not to cast pearls before swine, because they'd trample them in the mud, we certainly are risking those pearls at times. For me, the question is: "Is it my fault for casting them?" or "Is it his/her fault for trampling them?" To me, it seems a no-fault encounter when those who cast pearls want them to be treasured and those who don't value them trample them. Yet, at times, if they are asked for, I think infraction appropriate when they aren't even considered, just taunted from the other side of the fence to do a happy dance on them, etc. For me, the short is I see both sides and simply post where I am. I do realize I'm 'respectful' by nature though. I have one infraction warning on TOL and it wasn't intentional. I was saying a guy seemed to have a good head on his shoulders and that I couldn't picture a guy like that being unreasonable to get an infraction. At the time, a mod thought I was questioning the other's infraction. It was against the rules at that time. Since it contained no point value, I wear it as a humorous badge instead of being resentful about something I didn't believe I earned. It was just a no-point warning infraction. It was no big deal but I've seen it every day I log in for over 10 years I've been here on TOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by annabenedetti View Post
    I'm betting Anna thinks this went over our heads. Instead of having the guts to come right out and say what she thinks, she pretends to be above all that. These libs are truly the "new Puritans", and quite tyrannical about it, too. Nose too high in the air....

    But, I suppose it passes as civil dialogue these days.

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    I think the biggest thing I have seen is in the politics section. A republican before trump was raked over the coals on this board, and RIGHTLY so. But now it seems, and I could be wrong, but don't think so is Trump is still like the old dumb blowhard Republicans and now he gets a pass. I can't figure it out for the life of me.

    TOL is STILL the best forum on the WWW though and no one can change my mind about that.
    Even in the very best of situations, voting is still an unmitigated failure. The fact that any simple majority of individuals (mob) can determine an outcome that adversely affects the minority (mob rule) is against all natural rights. In the United State today, all who vote harm others so that they might benefit. By voting, they are also sanctioning theft of private property at the point of a gun, and the redistribution of that property to those who did not earn it.

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    I was just looking at my join date and June is 16 years here.
    Even in the very best of situations, voting is still an unmitigated failure. The fact that any simple majority of individuals (mob) can determine an outcome that adversely affects the minority (mob rule) is against all natural rights. In the United State today, all who vote harm others so that they might benefit. By voting, they are also sanctioning theft of private property at the point of a gun, and the redistribution of that property to those who did not earn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbrumley View Post
    I think the biggest thing I have seen is in the politics section. A republican before trump was raked over the coals on this board, and RIGHTLY so. But now it seems, and I could be wrong, but don't think so is Trump is still like the old dumb blowhard Republicans and now he gets a pass. I can't figure it out for the life of me.

    TOL is STILL the best forum on the WWW though and no one can change my mind about that.
    AH HA...Your bias is showing.

    But you do know a good forum when you find one.

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