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Sep 25 2013

She stoops

I took a glance at the stats, as I do occasionally (mostly to see if there are spikes from the slyme pit), and saw a spike from AtheismPlus. So I looked at the page.* Ima go all #FTBulies/AtheismPlus whrblgrbl now.

Kidding! But it is pretty…dense.

*New improved link.

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  1. 1
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    I get a weird message:

    Board moved servers. Go to http://217.174.252.162/forums/index.php if not redirected.

    :(

  2. 2
    rnilsson

    I must be dense too, I miss the point here. Server has moved?

  3. 3
    oolon

    http://217.174.252.162/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5426

    In the middle of a DNS change :D

  4. 4
    rnilsson

    Ah. I had not made myself familiar with that board before, but it feels like a pegboard just hit me over the forehead. And not in a soothing way. So let me go hit it with a pillow instead.

  5. 5
    lcox

    Still some problem with that link. The first time I tried to access it I got the same message as NateHevens. The second time I got this:

    “You have been permanently banned from this board.

    Please contact the Board Administrator for more information.

    A ban has been issued on your IP address.”

    The link to “Board Administrator” sends an email to “[email protected]”, which returns an “Address rejected” failure message.

    Not sure if this is a mistake or the result of an attack on the board?

  6. 6
    Ophelia Benson

    Good grief.

  7. 7
    Ophelia Benson

    I just opened it, so…I don’t know. I’m mystified.

  8. 8
    ysoldeangelique

    I like the idea of Atheism+, but I found that the board you linked to was not what I would think of as best representative of that philosophy. Especially with the older members of the board who have posted longest and seem to be able to get away with some pretty heinous stuff simply because they were part of the club.

    dense . . . yeah

  9. 9
    rnilsson

    On my brief encounter with the site, the impression gave me (apart from the pegboard kind, cf above) was that it might be altogether a spoof, kind of like those false twitter accounts etc. But I did not feel inclined to dig very deep.

  10. 10
    sailor1031

    Yeah – hard to read through all that stuff. I’m intrigued that one moron posting there thinks that OB is ome kind of colonialist oppressor scorning the brave al Shabab freedom fighters who are only protesting western imperialism by murdering africans who were far more the victims of that imperialism than the arabs ever were. Truly an odd perspective.

  11. 11
    ysoldeangelique

    On my brief encounter with the site, the impression gave me (apart from the pegboard kind, cf above) was that it might be altogether a spoof, kind of like those false twitter accounts etc. But I did not feel inclined to dig very deep.

    They have good a good glossary, but are very poor on policing their moderators and longest running posters.

    Indeed they even have a thread titled “The moderators, are capricious, biased, etc . . ” where they expect people to go to lodge complaints.

    The sarcasm involved in the very thread title itself will tell you exactly how little they are really interested in policing their own.

  12. 12
    Flewellyn

    So, what’s the issue? A couple of people at the forum disagreed with something you posted and brought it up, some of the rest of us (including me) disagreed with THEM, and we had a discussion.

    Why do you care? And why tar the whole group with the words of a couple of members, when the group as a whole has no agreement on the matter?

  13. 13
    ysoldeangelique

    So, what’s the issue? A couple of people at the forum disagreed with something you posted and brought it up, some of the rest of us (including me) disagreed with THEM, and we had a discussion.

    I believe the issue is that your site might as well be a subreddit of misogyny and liars are us.

    Why do you care? And why tar the whole group with the words of a couple of members, when the group as a whole has no agreement on the matter?

    Perhaps because your whole group does act like that. Especially you and your moderation team. I’ve seen it very clearly.

  14. 14
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    ysoldeangelique, I think you’re confusing the Atheism+ forums with the Slymepit. They aren’t even close to being the same.

  15. 15
    ysoldeangelique

    Nope different name same M.O.

  16. 16
    Flewellyn

    Ahh, I see. ysoldeangelique must be Quontir, a former poster who left many months ago after pulling some truly shady shit, like editing a post after people responded to it to remove the thing that people were objecting to, and then claiming that he or she had never said the thing in the first place. Quontir/ysoldeangelique subsequently screamed persecution when handed a temporary ban for this behavior, and has been on a tear to have all of us moderators “censured” somehow, ever since.

    The posts above are not reasoned criticism, but the result of an obsessive grudge. I’m reminded of the Slymepit for some reason.

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