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Message 858 of 1173 (917441)
04-08-2024 7:00 AM
Reply to: Message 857 by Tanypteryx
04-07-2024 11:04 PM


Re: bloodbath
My own opinion is that success in discussion is achieved by gathering facts and putting them in context in a way that brings about a better understanding of what is likely true. Success definitely is not insult, denigration, fallacies and falsities.
As a participant, I have no administrative power in this thread.

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Message 889 of 1173 (918583)
05-11-2024 7:37 AM
Reply to: Message 887 by LamarkNewAge
05-10-2024 3:33 PM


Re: Holding Percy to his high standards: The Firearm Issue
I think I may have found a role for ChatGPT. I gave it these instructions:
Instructions to ChatGPT:
Could you please play the role of a 9th grade English teacher and grade the following as if it were a paper submitted by a student. Grade according to the standard rules of English composition.
I then provided it your Message 887 and it responded like this:
ChatGPT the English Teacher:
Grade: D
Comments:
  1. The paper lacks a clear thesis statement or central argument. It jumps between different topics without a clear structure or organization.
  2. The writing is informal and lacks proper academic tone. The use of phrases like "I tend to find" and "BUT YOU CALLED FOR RAISING THE LEVEL OF DIALOGUE" is overly conversational and detracts from the overall coherence of the paper.
  3. The paper contains several factual inaccuracies and unsubstantiated claims. For example, the statement "It is falsely named 'Gun Control' as the proponents only propose HANDGUN control THUS IGNORING the fact that rifles are the main killers - specifically animals" is misleading and lacks evidence to support it.
  4. The paper would benefit from more thorough research and analysis. The author should provide more evidence to support their claims and consider alternative perspectives on the issues discussed.
Overall, the paper shows some effort, but it lacks clarity, structure, and proper support for its arguments.
I think ChatGPT was rather generous. I would have given you an F and recommended transfer to a remedial English class.

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Message 892 of 1173 (918588)
05-12-2024 7:09 AM
Reply to: Message 890 by LamarkNewAge
05-11-2024 8:16 PM


Re: Fact checking the claim that murder rates go up with strong state gun control legisla
I'm sorry your phone is preventing you from composing comprehensible posts, but you cannot subject the rest of the membership to this. I'm changing your post limit to once per week. Try to find a tablet, laptop or desktop you can use.

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Message 896 of 1173 (918716)
05-20-2024 7:01 AM
Reply to: Message 895 by LamarkNewAge
05-19-2024 9:12 PM


Re: Trump has consistently been ahead in Maine.
LamarkNewAge writes in Message 895:
(I am going to see if my post amount gets raised, so I can EVENTUALLY engage a gun debate.
Your message was comprehensible, so I have removed your post limit.
But I counted 53 one sentence/fragment paragraphs, and that approach contributed in large part to many of your earlier posts being incomprehensible. For example, you say:
Maine has two districts, including the most rural district in the country - district two.

It is probably the most anti-war district in the country.

It is a district immune to mainstream media peer-pressuring.

Democrats won district two in every election from 1992 to 2012, though previously only a few times (1964 and perhaps during the depression era).

Trump won it by 11% in 2016, and by 7% in 2020.

Redistricting made it a 5% Trump win.
A huge improvement would be:
Maine has two districts, including the most rural district in the country - district two. It is probably the most anti-war district in the country, immune to mainstream media peer-pressuring. Democrats won there in every election from 1992 to 2012, though previously only a few times (1964 and perhaps during the depression era). Trump won it by 11% in 2016, and by 7% in 2020, and redistricting has made it a 5% Trump win.

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Message 902 of 1173 (918728)
05-20-2024 2:47 PM
Reply to: Message 897 by xongsmith
05-20-2024 12:33 PM


Re: Trump has consistently been ahead in Maine.
xongsmith writes in Message 897:
i disagree. what with Bill Gates' hatred of Linux how can we be sure if a new line is a new line? we look at the preview. i myself with my cataracts have more trouble decyphering your version.
That hadn't occurred to me as an issue. I'll withdraw that objection.
I have friends who have had cataract surgery who are extremely happy with the results. Most frequent comment: The world is so much brighter now!
What's the Gates/Linux/new-line issue?
--Percy

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Message 927 of 1173 (918766)
05-21-2024 6:08 PM
Reply to: Message 925 by LamarkNewAge
05-21-2024 5:53 PM


Re: I did a FACT CHECK of Taq's claims.
Could you please compose messages of full sentences and paragraphs, provide links for the data you're citing, and quote the passages you're responding to?

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Message 938 of 1173 (918778)
05-21-2024 6:39 PM


Moderator Action
The post limit for LamarkNewAge has been set to 1 per week.

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Message 995 of 1173 (918927)
06-09-2024 6:25 AM
Reply to: Message 994 by LamarkNewAge
06-08-2024 11:55 PM


Moderator Warning.
I'm not moderating this thread at present, but I couldn't help but notice that your quoted text is far longer than your own text. The long quoted portion was 1294 words, while the rest of your post was only 590 of your own words. I recall warning you about this many times, and I will remind you of the Forum Guidelines once again:
  1. Avoid lengthy cut-n-pastes. Introduce the point in your own words and provide a link to your source as a reference. If your source is not on-line you may contact the Site Administrator to have it made available on-line.
If I see yet another significant violation of this guideline, or any other, I will recuse myself for the necessary two days and then begin moderating this thread. Last time I was forced into moderating a thread in which you were participating I was compelled to impose a post limit of I think one per day. If I have to do it again it will be one per week.

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Message 999 of 1173 (918932)
06-09-2024 1:14 PM
Reply to: Message 995 by Admin
06-09-2024 6:25 AM


Re: Moderator Warning.
Quoting myself from the previous message:
Admin writes in Message 995:
If I see yet another significant violation of this guideline, or any other, I will recuse myself for the necessary two days and then begin moderating this thread. Last time I was forced into moderating a thread in which you were participating I was compelled to impose a post limit of I think one per day. If I have to do it again it will be one per week.
I've reconsidered. This is simple objective math, there's no possibility of bias, so I will not be recusing myself from discussion for a violation of rule 6. If you again post a message where your quoted text exceeds in length the number of your own words then I will again impose post rate limits.

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Message 1029 of 1173 (918967)
06-10-2024 1:27 PM


Moderator Action
LamarkNewAge's post limit has been set to 1 per week.

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Message 1048 of 1173 (918992)
06-12-2024 8:22 AM
Reply to: Message 1047 by LamarkNewAge
06-12-2024 7:51 AM


Moderator Information
The workaround you're using to continue posting will no longer work.

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Message 1055 of 1173 (919054)
06-19-2024 4:13 PM
Reply to: Message 1054 by LamarkNewAge
06-19-2024 10:05 AM


Re: some facts related to President Biden:
From my Message 927:
Admin writes in Message 927:
Could you please compose messages of full sentences and paragraphs, provide links for the data you're citing, and quote the passages you're responding to?
I won't hold you to the "full sentences and paragraphs" portion, but you've done none of the other things. I've set your post rate limit to once per month.

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