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Panda
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Message 2 of 103 (677316)
10-29-2012 7:44 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Percy
10-29-2012 7:26 AM


Percy writes:
This is a thread for discussion of things like how unChristian foreveryoung is, and how evil those discussing with foreveryoung are.
If FEY posts self-conflicting junk in a thread, then he deserves the replies he gets.
But I do not think we should have a free-for-all thread which encourages people to post abuse at FEY, though.

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Message 92 of 103 (679284)
11-13-2012 7:52 AM
Reply to: Message 90 by Dogmafood
11-13-2012 7:23 AM


Re: Childish
Dogmafood writes:
I was thinking about doing the same thing but then that takes away from the validity of my cheers as an expression of my opinion regarding the post in question.
As a bonus, if my rating falls low enough then some of the creationists might get the impression that I have said something that they might actually want to read.
Also, a jeer seems to carry more weight than a cheer and so it doesn't entirely counter his flailing around. I appreciate the sentiment but it seems to be stooping to his level and depreciates the value of a valid cheer.
I agree with you.
I will remove my 'cheers'.

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Panda
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Message 99 of 103 (679509)
11-14-2012 6:15 AM
Reply to: Message 97 by Omnivorous
11-13-2012 10:32 PM


Re: Agree/Disagree
Omni writes:
Wouldn't Agree/Disagree be better?
Percy originally has it as 'agree/disagree' but they got used as if they were 'cheers/jeers', so he changed the wording to more accurately reflect how they were used.

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Panda
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Message 101 of 103 (679513)
11-14-2012 8:54 AM
Reply to: Message 100 by Omnivorous
11-14-2012 8:13 AM


Re: Agree/Disagree
Omni writes:
I'm unsure how "Disagree" could be used as a textual brickbat like "Jeers", especially since even a cursory glance at our posts suggests jeering is not contained by the Cheers/Jeers buttons.
I suspect that it has more to do with the colour of the buttons.
I wonder if changing it to "agree=blue" and "disagree=yellow" would make a difference?
Omni writes:
A jeer is a jeer. Despite the historicity, I'm at a loss to understand why a forum for serious discussion wants to encourage jeering: most of our moderation efforts are directed at containing that counterproductive activity.
I feel similar in regard to facebook.
They have recently allowed members to 'dislike' (as opposed to 'like') facebook entries.
It is optional and I have not opted in.
Omni writes:
But I don't expect any changes, so I'll just stick with my cheers-only policy.
Percy has always been amenable to good suggestions.
Think of a good replacement system and run it past him.
I wonder what others think about an 'agree only' system?
Edited by Panda, : No reason given.

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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