In defence of space aliens

Discussion in 'UFOs, Ghosts and Monsters' started by Magical Realist, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You are inappropriately assuming everyone who comes across a post with a link in it is going to automatically follow the link and take whatever time is required to peruse the content - whether website or video - merely to find out if your stuff is a subtopic of interest to them.

    It's tantamount to habitually bringing some documents that interest you to a meeting, but instead of telling anyone, you leave them in a closed, unlabeled box and just expect everyone to use their own time go open it and sift through your content.

    That's lazy, passive-aggressive, anti-social behavior and its detrimental to the meeting.

    Label your boxes descriptively. Inform others of its contents and how, specifically, you think they are of benefit to the meeting. The specificity will be directly proportional to their usefulness to the rest of the attendants. (The corollary being that the lack of clarity will be directly proportional to their uselessness.)
     
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  3. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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  5. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    Below, why do you use the words ''interesting images '' why do you find them ''interesting'' ?
    My bold ^
    Here is an ''interesting image'' of a cat:

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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    The unwritten rule is called Adulting.

    The premise of posting is that one wishes to draw people to read one's chosen content (if that were not one's premise, one would simply not post it).

    So, with that premise: the specificity of your description will be proportional to its usefulness to your desired recipients. The corollary being that the lack of clarity will be proportional to its uselessness to your desired recipients. Presumably it is not your desire to post stuff that is intentionally useless to your desired recipients.
     
  8. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Hmmm..I never heard that rule before. Maybe you should ask James to include it in Sci Forums rules. He's also good at pulling made up rules out of his ass.
     
  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    That is exceedingly apparent.

    As you clearly point out, you are not under any formal obligation to know what is - let alone behave like - an adult.
     
  10. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I'm as happy as I need to be living in a universe full of mysteries and wonders and awe-inspiring events. Allowing for the existence of other intelligent entities besides living humans is like the cherry on the cake. It allows me to believe there must be some meaningful albeit hidden point to all this. It even opens me up to the possibility of an afterlife. It really is the true spirit of science to be open to the infinite possibilities of Being.

    "Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory about it. It is about reverence, not mastery."---Richard Powers
     
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  11. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Here's a handy link to a thread from May, 2018. That's more than three and a half years ago now.

    http://www.sciforums.com/threads/james-rs-new-rule.160817/

    Are you telling me that you've forgotten all this, and that in all your time here, with your 60+ warnings, you have picked up nothing about how this forum works, or about what kind of behaviour is expected of you?
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Repeat offenders
    I29. The moderator team have limited time and resources. We reserve the right to ban members who require continual policing by the moderators, those who contribute little useful content...
     
  13. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    As far as I know all of my posted links, article excerpts, and videos are accompanied by relevant commentary of some sort. Since you are now to the point of micromanaging the content and/or amount of that relevant commentary, you have gone beyond Sci Forums rules into arbitrary infraction la la land. Hence the made up aspect of your rule.
     
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  14. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    So, let me get this straight.

    Since there is a sub-forum "UfOs, Ghosts and Monsters" it gives you the right to post anything you want?
     
  15. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    As long as I'm posting about ufos, what's wrong with that?
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Behaviour that may get you banned
    • Interfering with moderation
     
  17. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    Except there is no mystery in what ufos are for MR... Notice MR stresses the ''ARE'' below:
    MR's research on an event in a recent post of his:
    MR's analysis... '' The incident is depicted here in dramatized form''.

    ''and is based on the account of an eyewitness who was there at the time''
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    The ''eyewitness'' was Robert Salas who did not see a ''ufo'' because he was 60ft down in a bunker at the time and got a call from a guard above.
     
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  18. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I dunno.

    Act like an Adult when you do it?
     
  19. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I remember seeing a tabloid once with a headline something like, "Man photographs UFO." The article was accompanied by a drawing of a man photographing a UFO.
     
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  20. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    Wow, if that tabloid story had been spotted first by one of those American ufo ''documentary'' shows, there would be enough material there for a 1 hour dramatization show.
     
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  21. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Now newspapers cover such writing with "artist impression"

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  22. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Just to be clear, let me iterate that I will do my best to include extensive commentary/analysis with any videos, articles, and links I post. But to be honest, so much has been posted already in this thread that I will probably not be posting any more evidence here. There's enough here to make up anybody's mind. C'est la vie!

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  23. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Meme going around.

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