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Farmer Geddon

Ohhhhhh Bugger.....

.... I've been put on "Pre-Mod" on the Beeb...

So that has stifled a rich vein of rabble-rousing - Looks like it back to the 'Bear-pit' for me...

BTW what is going on at the Beeb MB's?

What with the 5 min delay between postings and all this Pre-sodding Modding malarkey... are they trying to wind them down or something?
Leonard James

Re: Ohhhhhh Bugger.....

Lucifers Duck wrote:
.... I've been put on "Pre-Mod" on the Beeb...

So that has stifled a rich vein of rabble-rousing - Looks like it back to the 'Bear-pit' for me...

BTW what is going on at the Beeb MB's?

What with the 5 min delay between postings and all this Pre-sodding Modding malarkey... are they trying to wind them down or something?

I dunno, Luci, but part of me wishes they would close it down. I am addicted, and too weak to resist, but it is such a ridiculous waste of time when I should be doing other things. :evil:
Lexilogio

Re: Ohhhhhh Bugger.....

Lucifers Duck wrote:
.... I've been put on "Pre-Mod" on the Beeb...

So that has stifled a rich vein of rabble-rousing - Looks like it back to the 'Bear-pit' for me...

BTW what is going on at the Beeb MB's?

What with the 5 min delay between postings and all this Pre-sodding Modding malarkey... are they trying to wind them down or something?


Have you been naughty?

I haven't posted on the Beeb for years - there are too many wierdo's - it's like a magnet for every complete nut around. I felt like applying for minority status.
Farmer Geddon

Oiii

You calling our Len a Nut Lexi????  LOL (Joking)...

Nah I think I upset either L.W.B. sly-vain star or straight-talk, or even baith the three o' 'em...

I was just getting back into the swing of it again though..... Shame!
Pukon_the_Treen

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Nah I think I upset either L.W.B. sly-vain star or straight-talk, or even baith the three o' 'em...


I find SvitlanaStar and heavenlybody quite infuriating to talk to. They are both obviously intelligent and recognise the loopiness of the evangelical born again creationist crowd for what it is, but will still close ranks with some really quite unpleasant people rather than criticise fundamentalism, even though it is clearly the cancer that is killing their own religion.

Makes it quite difficult to divide and conquer.

The other two you list are classic fundies, though L.W.B. may be a parody.
Farmer Geddon

Well those were the three who, when I opposed to what they claimed had a: my posts pulled and c:  ......  well 'a' is enough  for me to suppose it was 'they' whose objections brought me to the attention of "The Mod-father".....
Tricky Dicky

Pukon_the_Treen wrote:
I find SvitlanaStar and heavenlybody quite infuriating to talk to. They are both obviously intelligent and recognise the loopiness of the evangelical born again creationist crowd for what it is, but will still close ranks with some really quite unpleasant people rather than criticise fundamentalism, even though it is clearly the cancer that is killing their own religion.

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I noticed this phenomenon a lot on the BBC -even that argumentative catholic fellow used to close ranks with the fundies, if ever any atheist seemed to be making any especially good points.

Still, the admirable smittims would tend to side with the non-believers, to counterbalance things.

Mind you, most of the christians of any description on the Beeb thought that poor old smitty was a bloody heathen.
northernstar

Even I complimented wigginhall on the curing gays thread!
Lexilogio

I liked Smittims when I posted there. He seemed someone who would reason things out.
Pukon_the_Treen

smittims is excellent.  Him, wigginhall and maybe Andy are the three wise men of the Christian messageboard.  LewisWasOftenRight has his moments but still tends to be too conservative if threatened.

The rest of them are pretty bloody awful, they are either barking mad, astonishingly ignorant, tedious quibbling pedants (David Mottram) or timid stale conservatives.
Farmer Geddon

Actually I agree that some seem more balanced than others (JohnArmagh automatically comes to mind also).

But others....  <sheesh>......
Lexilogio

Yep - there used to be a reasonable Dutch guy as well -  he had an aneurysm repaired about 2 years ago.
Tricky Dicky

Pukon_the_Treen wrote:

The rest of them are pretty bloody awful, they are either barking mad, astonishingly ignorant, tedious quibbling pedants (David Mottram) or timid stale conservatives.


David Mottram is, of course, the "argumentative catholic" to whom I was referring.
Farmer Geddon

Mottram, David?

Is he famous or somefink?
Leonard James

I try not to respond to DavidM because I know it's a total waste of time. He just argues for the sake of it!  
Shaker

Lucifers Duck wrote:
Mottram, David?

Is he famous or somefink?

On the Beeb. And not for good reasons  
Pukon_the_Treen

Argumentative I can understand be he is so boring!

He'll just drone on in this patronising smug tone; I can seldom make it to the end of one of his posts without having to go and make a cup of tea to wake myself up.  He may even have some good points for all I know, but once I've got through the post I've lost interest in the argument and am close to losing interest in life itself.
Farmer Geddon

So what are DavidM's credentials for being such a bore?
Pukon_the_Treen

I can't be bothered to trawl through the posts for examples; start a thread on child molesting priests or pagan roots of Christianity and he'll probably turn up, though he doesn't seem as active as he used to be.
Shaker

What PtT said. Even if he's lurking, tossing in a few references to the alleged pagan origins of Christmas and a few casual mentions of the name of Eostre will fetch him out of the woodwork faster than you can say transubstantiation.
Farmer Geddon

Actually - I remember when I first joined the BEEB boards having, in my naiveté, a long discussion with DM about such subjects.

I think I just gave up in the end... the verbatim regurgitation of his position just wore me down...
Silver

Re: Ohhhhhh Bugger.....

Lucifers Duck wrote:
.... I've been put on "Pre-Mod" on the Beeb...

So that has stifled a rich vein of rabble-rousing - Looks like it back to the 'Bear-pit' for me...



I accidentally found a way out of that. I didn't post for a few weeks because I was on premod then thought: "What the hell...." Two busy days I posted and posted and suddenly found myself off premod. I think having to sort through so many posts was just too much work for David Kramer, the mod there.
Silver

Lucifers Duck wrote:
Well those were the three who, when I opposed to what they claimed had a: my posts pulled and c:  ......  well 'a' is enough  for me to suppose it was 'they' whose objections brought me to the attention of "The Mod-father".....



I had trouble with aTruster continually getting my posts pulled so when I was on premod which fortunately was when he was in an angry phase, I answered all his posts with quotes from his posts which possibly ended up with the moderator noticing them and putting him on premod.

Talking of idiots, I see bigfrank is back there.
Silver

Tricky Dicky wrote:
David Mottram is, of course, the "argumentative catholic" to whom I was referring.



Like a spider on a web who senses prey, Mottram didn't post for days or even weeks then someone would post something about the catholics and he would be straight in there, defending them with half truths and the 1% of a website that supported him, but forgetting to mention the 99% that showed him wrong.
SusanDoris

Lexilogio wrote:
I liked Smittims when I posted there. He seemed someone who would reason things out.

I think that all Smittins' posts are definitely must-reads, as they are always thoughtful and precise.
Dave B

Re: Ohhhhhh Bugger.....

Lexilogio wrote:
....

I haven't posted on the Beeb for years - there are too many wierdo's - it's like a magnet for every complete nut around. I felt like applying for minority status.


You saying I've got two faces, six sides and an screw hole in the middle?

Lexilogio

Re: Ohhhhhh Bugger.....

Dave B wrote:
Lexilogio wrote:
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I haven't posted on the Beeb for years - there are too many wierdo's - it's like a magnet for every complete nut around. I felt like applying for minority status.


You saying I've got two faces, six sides and an screw hole in the middle?



Shaker

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The other two you list are classic fundies, though L.W.B. may be a parody.

Ah, right now, so it's not just me then. I'll throw this out there because I doubt if I'm on my own. I know that Poe's Law has become the stuff of popular Internet memery and all that, but some of the more ridiculous fundies just make me think that they have to be WUMs par excellence stirring the pot for their own amusement. I never know quite what to think - I don't like to believe that anybody actually really thinks that way in real life (even though I'm aware from an intellectual p.o.v. that some people, somewhere, must do), but if it's an act, that's one hell of a front to keep up day after day after day (in the case of the Beeb board).
Lexilogio

admin. wrote:
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The other two you list are classic fundies, though L.W.B. may be a parody.

Ah, right now, so it's not just me then. I'll throw this out there because I doubt if I'm on my own. I know that Poe's Law has become the stuff of popular Internet memery and all that, but some of the more ridiculous fundies just make me think that they have to be WUMs par excellence stirring the pot for their own amusement. I never know quite what to think - I don't like to believe that anybody actually really thinks that way in real life (even though I'm aware from an intellectual p.o.v. that some people, somewhere, must do), but if it's an act, that's one hell of a front to keep up day after day after day (in the case of the Beeb board).


I would love to agree with you, but seeing people on the news, and having met two people with somewhat extreme views.... I guess I have to say that there clearly are some people who do think like that.
In fact one of them I had to complain about to senior staff at work after constant harrassment of a religious nature at work (apparently the answer for staff who have spent 13 hours non stop trying to save a life is a bible verse and a lecture    - as you can see, it's a happy memory )
Dave B

admin. wrote:
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The other two you list are classic fundies, though L.W.B. may be a parody.

Ah, right now, so it's not just me then.


Me too. L.W.B. is so consistent he is either not wholly of this world or very clever.

Persecuted is going the same way, I have seen him post some fairly sensible things, but most of the time he seems just like a parrot with a low IQ.

But I cannot really see the reward in doing what they do as a wind up. The whole point of winding up is surely the "expression" of the other when they cotton on or you have to let them in on the joke.
horsethorn

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Persecuted is going the same way, I have seen him post some fairly sensible things, but most of the time he seems just like a parrot with a low IQ.

Perse is great entertainment at the moment - I'm lovin' the locust stuff...

Huw is just winding me up at the moment - I have to delete most of my initial response, take a deep breath, and try not to get banned.
Lexilogio

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Persecuted is going the same way, I have seen him post some fairly sensible things, but most of the time he seems just like a parrot with a low IQ.



Really?

The Lord be praised.

Miracles do happen.
Dave B

Lexilogio wrote:
Quote:
Persecuted is going the same way, I have seen him post some fairly sensible things, but most of the time he seems just like a parrot with a low IQ.



Really?

The Lord be praised.

Miracles do happen.


Not lately, but I challenge him on something less to do with evolution once and his answer was quite lucid and reasonably cogent.

But, on the whole, yes - a deluded parrot it seems, bound forever to utter the same phrases. (Wish there was a "Doh" emotican here!)
Dave B

[quote="horsethorn"]
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I have to delete most of my initial response, take a deep breath, and try not to get banned.
Yeah, s'not worth getting dumped over such.
Delrick53

horsethorn wrote:
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Persecuted is going the same way, I have seen him post some fairly sensible things, but most of the time he seems just like a parrot with a low IQ.

Perse is great entertainment at the moment - I'm lovin' the locust stuff...

Huw is just winding me up at the moment - I have to delete most of my initial response, take a deep breath, and try not to get banned.



I remember the one where he claimed that the Met Police had statistical evidence that almost all paedophiles were gay.
I phoned a friend in the Met's child protection team (just for confirmation of the lie) and Steavy came very close to becoming the first ever poster to be investigated for  a CTMB hate crime !

They're very touchy about these things in the Met, and they hate any bad publicity at the moment !

Which thread's the new loon posting on ?

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