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    On Civil Dialog

    This is something that needs to be addressed. TOL has as of late turned into a mud pit where the participants in the thread take turns flipping mud on each other. In other words they dish out every kind of insult they could find and yet try to fly under the radar and not get banned. The name calling, calling member liars, the innuendos about family and attacks on moral character make the site unappealing. Christians, especially, should not be resorting to these tactics in debate. In my tours around the internet I have found that healthy websites discourage the name calling and personal attacks. Personal attacks disrupt the flow of dialog.

    Another thing that makes the site unappealing to people that visit are threads that call people out by name in the title and talk about the member. It raises concerns to a new member. 'I am going to be called out my name'. he will ask himself. It tends to quash dialog. So any callouts as of today, no matter who they are will be closed and deleted.

    Timeloop--Something AMR shared which is worthwhile and a good guide to forum behavior in general---> What does it take to survive on TOL
    Last edited by Sherman; October 24th, 2018 at 03:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    You dug that hole yourself, so you are going to have the live with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman View Post
    ... calling member liars...



    looks like barbie dint get the memo:

    barbie, to stripe:
    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    ... you're dishonest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    looks like barbie dint get the memo:
    fluffbutton writes:
    "i do it by demonstrating that barbie is the most dishonest poster on the site"
    http://theologyonline.com/showthread...=1#post5260461

    I'm not sure that there's always going to be a double standard for that kind of thing. You might want to take some care.

    But if it's evenly enforced, no one can complain, can they? And yeah, I made an assumption in labeling Stipe as "dishonest." It could be he's just stupid, or even that he's just so excitable that he reels off accusations without any idea if they are true or not. I hereby retract the statement.
    This message is hidden because ...

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    Eeewwwwww - the creepy old homo called me "fluffbutton" again

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    da boss, ca. 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    The Barbarian is a jerk who has posted on TOL for years and when he makes a database wasting post he exposes himself to possible banishment. Heck it wouldn't hurt my feeling at all to permanently ban him.

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    looks like artie dint get the memo either

    artie, to genuineoriginal:
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Brain View Post
    You are pathetic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Brain View Post
    ...you're a waste of space and bandwidth.

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    I just might do that. I will start pruning the jerks if they don't behave themselves.

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    looks like artie got the memo but figures it doesn't apply to him:

    artie to genuineoriginal:
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Brain View Post
    You are an absolute moron and I'll gladly take a ban over the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    looks like artie got the memo but figures it doesn't apply to him:

    artie to genuineoriginal:

    Is running a tattletale operation to get people banned the new order of the day?

    Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    looks like artie got the memo but figures it doesn't apply to him:

    artie to genuineoriginal:
    Yes the hypocrisy of the left.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman View Post
    This is something that needs to be addressed. TOL has as of late turned into a mud pit where the participants in the thread take turns flipping mud on each other. In other words they dish out every kind of insult they could find and yet try to fly under the radar and not get banned. The name calling, calling member liars, the innuendos about family and attacks on moral character make the site unappealing. Christians, especially, should not be resorting to these tactics in debate. In my tours around the internet I have found that healthy websites discourage the name calling and personal attacks. Personal attacks disrupt the flow of dialog.


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    Now be a good fellow and find a car to chase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post


    town, to me:

    This is kindergarten behavior.

    Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post


    town, to me:
    Yes. It's remarkable that he's still standing...of course it's even more remarkable that he's attempting to complain about that as rough treatment.

    Here are a few gems by doser, posted in full in one ongoing thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    this is, of course, your opinion, the opinion of an alcoholic induced retarded brit, which is layered redundancy

    and you are welcome to it
    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    you're not very bright, are you?
    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    ok, you're both retarded
    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post

    wot a tard!
    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    tard alert!
    Or this hilarious bit, considering his attempt above:
    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    This is a discussion board, not a debate board
    and you deserved nothing better than insults in response to your post
    I guess he means other people deserve it. Sod? He needs shelter, a safe zone, from the mildest dismissal.

    So, hypocrisy and doser, they're what's for dinner...just be sure not to swallow any of it.
    You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

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