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Thread #164501   Message #3937007
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-Jul-18 - 11:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Debate vs Discussion
Subject: RE: BS: Debate vs Discussion
Damn, Dave. I thought the rules of civil debate were common sense. Do I have to draw pictures? If we write up specific rules and sanctions, then we have to put up with a bunch of jailhouse lawyers figuring out loopholes that allow them to be nasty, and answering their demands that we exact appropriate punishment against others.

How's this for a rule?
Sorry, Dave, but nobody here wants to be pulled down into that shit. If you can't figure out what's civil, no amount of explaining and rule-writing is going to help you understand.

And Donuel, I suppose the thread you refer to as "government taken and lost babies at the border" is the one titled BS: Toddlers housed in kennel cages. But then again, maybe not. You've been here long enough to know that I always put my name and a brief explanation on my moderator actions, and that other moderators disagree with that practice. My name is not on that thread, so I can't explain the closure. If you don't like the action, complain to max@mudcat.org and don't put blame where blame is not due.

-Joe Offer-