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Rule talk
« on: June 12, 2019, 08:36:21 pm »
I'd like to open this thread with a couple direct questions to the mods. What are the standards when it comes to enforcing the rules? Why are the standards the way they are?
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 11:08:42 pm »
Exactly. I want to go back to a kilogram being a random lump of metal and the metre should also be all based on the one carbon rod.

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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 02:42:53 am »
Nobody on this site takes you seriously OR respects you, CU.
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 04:33:33 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Dz6NZXSxE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Dz6NZXSxE</a>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Dz6NZXSxE

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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 06:12:11 pm »
I'd like to open this thread with a couple direct questions to the mods. What are the standards when it comes to enforcing the rules? Why are the standards the way they are?

The rules exist to facilitate the existence of a community. The standards in enforcement derive from that goal.

Exactly. I want to go back to a kilogram being a random lump of metal and the metre should also be all based on the one carbon rod.

Fucking Rules and measures baby.

While it's all very nice to be able to point to a chunk of metal and say 'there, that's what a kilogram is', it has a number of weakness (variation over time, reproducibility without access to the physical standard, etc.) that mean the approach based on physical constants is better suited to scientific work.
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 06:44:04 pm »
Like I'm going to be able to tell what the planck constant is - I want a lump of platinum

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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 08:37:18 pm »
I mean, they didn't throw out the lump of metal. If for some reason you personally need to rederive the kilogram after all accurate weight-measuring instruments have been destroyed, you can still go to France and grab it. if, y'know, it survived whatever wrecked everything else.
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 08:52:08 pm »
The rules, in short:

1. Don't be a dick.
2. If you're a dick we'll ban you.
3. What constitutes being a dick is at the sole discretion of the staff.
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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.

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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 07:57:07 am »
Nobody on this site takes you seriously OR respects you, CU.

You took the words right out of my mouth
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2019, 08:21:39 pm »
Nobody on this site takes you seriously OR respects you, CU.

Direct question: do you condemn the death threats Nick Sandmann got?

The rules, in short:

1. Don't be a dick.
2. If you're a dick we'll ban you.
3. What constitutes being a dick is at the sole discretion of the staff.


The first two I'm fine with. But I got some problems with the last. Simply put, how can I be sure the rules won't be selectively enforced?

I'd like to open this thread with a couple direct questions to the mods. What are the standards when it comes to enforcing the rules? Why are the standards the way they are?

The rules exist to facilitate the existence of a community. The standards in enforcement derive from that goal.

Well, ain't I part of the community? Or am I just the forum outlaw?
« Last Edit: June 17, 2019, 08:23:13 pm by Chaos Undivided »
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2019, 08:28:28 pm »
...what death threats?

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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2019, 09:17:43 pm »
And that's another whatabout.

Figured as much.

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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2019, 09:24:50 pm »
...what death threats?

These:

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I have received physical and death threats via social media, as well as hateful insults. One person threatened to harm me at school, and one person claims to live in my neighborhood. My parents are receiving death and professional threats because of the social media mob that has formed over this issue.

And our boy niam tried to justify them:

David Hogg never tried to intimidate a Native American veteran and has been nothing but peaceful, while that vile little cretin has gone about suing just about everyone who published a nonflattering account of his aggressive actions. Sounds like he'll be a new Trump in a few years.

And that's another whatabout.

Figured as much.

You can run off and go lick a goat, CU.

I asked you a direct question.
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2019, 09:39:44 pm »
And I'll continue being a thrice-damned thorn in your side.

That's not justifying death threats.

Now if I wanted to justify the death threats against Nick Sandmann I'd say he's a whiny, vanilla skinned (such that I doubt he's ever seen the sun outside of when Mommy lets him out of the sex dungeon), pencil necked little piece of shit dorkwad extremist geek who ought to actually have his persecution complex validated one final time.

THAT is what I'd say if I wanted to justify violent wishes upon Nick Sandmann.

You on the other hand tried to equate Sandmann and David Hogg.
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2019, 10:06:53 pm »
And I'll continue being a thrice-damned thorn in your side.

That's not justifying death threats.

Now if I wanted to justify the death threats against Nick Sandmann I'd say he's a whiny, vanilla skinned (such that I doubt he's ever seen the sun outside of when Mommy lets him out of the sex dungeon), pencil necked little piece of shit dorkwad extremist geek who ought to actually have his persecution complex validated one final time.

THAT is what I'd say if I wanted to justify violent wishes upon Nick Sandmann.

You on the other hand tried to equate Sandmann and David Hogg.

Because unlike you, I have consistent standards. I don't think either of them did anything worthy of death threats, and so I condemn any and all death threats both of them received.

Direct question again: do you condemn the death threats Sandmann got? The rules say you have to give some kind of response.
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