If you check the Moderator Guidelines you'll see that it advises moderators to issue warnings first, and to only take action if the behavior continues. I have so far only provided notice that I will be moderating the thread, and I stated that my main focus will be rule 4. Given Faith's behavior in other threads that was often tolerated without action or even comment, I'll be extending considerable leniency to everyone on rule 10, only getting involved when it gets in the way of discussion.
In checking the moderator guidelines, I see no indication that some rules are much more important than others. When one outnumbered poster is being attacked from many different angles by multiple posters, I would expect rules for the outnumbered one to get some leniency if actual discussions are desired by the moderation. I've little doubt that some of Faith's past behavior has broken a rule or two, but that most or all of it is simply a response to getting it from the atheists 10 fold, also tolerated without action or comment. In the explanation for rule #10, it says this in part;
quote:Needless to say, communication suffers greatly once a discussion becomes personal.
By allowing the large group to break rule #10, communication really suffers if the lone poster quits. It appears to many non-evolutionists that your desire is only for shout-downs. It could largely be the reason there are so few non-militant atheists here - you don't seem to want them. Flat earth forums could be the same way, they don't want too many scientists. So I don't see any difference between this place and a flat earth forum. You may be wondering why I don't leave? I wonder that too, but I guess I just like the occasional amusement of the similarities of what sometimes passes for science as opposed to other lunatic fringes, like Islam and flat earth beliefs.
How can you have any kind of reasonable discussion with someone who refuses to accept evidence that contradicts their belief?
Many of us have presented well-supported evidence, for a number of years, in a large number of threads. We have been told, in essence, that our evidence is crap because the bible is TRVTH.
You'll note that the last two words in the title of the thread in question are "we win". Most of the "scientific" discussions on these forums are about suggestions or mandates of changes in the behavior of everyone in society, not just those focused only on science. THEN it concerns other subjects. Science isn't the only source of knowledge. Pure naturalism has no advantages with "evidence" when it comes to worldviews.
At every site, there's somebody screaming, "All you retards do is scream insults!"
Over and over.
You're just our cross to bear, Marc.
That's not what I did at all, all I did was point out the text of a forum rule - I haven't posted here to speak of in weeks. I was referring to administrations actions on a thread that I wasn't participating in myself.
I know it's not possible for every post to be perfectly policed, and I even understand if the owner of a site tends to favor those who share his worldview. But I don't understand his belief that a solution to the breaking of one forum rule is to allow another forum rule to be broken to counteract it.