Reformation of Sciforum Nation

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by (Q), Nov 1, 2009.

  1. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    No one more than me would like to see that come to fruition, Fraggle R. It does sound like quite a serious undertaking doing a major overhaul.

    Could you please outline the steps those who run the website will be taking to achieve those lofty goals?

    What is the timeline?

    How will these changes affect the current membership?

    What will happen to forums that don't meet the criteria of scholarship; ie. religion, pseudoscience?

    Cheers.

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  3. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    personally out side of the science forum's I haven't seen that they are supporting that goal. I think they our undermining it more that helping achieve it.
     
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  5. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Nothing specific in the near future

    No steps, no timeline. In the past, some moderators have expressed concerns about authoritarianism. It's pretty talk, our "Intelligent Community", but it's not going to happen any time soon.

    As to the effects on the current membership? No clue. We'll have to see what the future brings.

    They will, theoretically, at least, be transformed into subfora that demand proper scholarship. Well, Religion will. Perhaps Pseudoscience can become a second Cesspool, although I do think a place to let people's fancies run wild is helpful.
     
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  7. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    :spank: for the "people who run this website" for lettin it stray from what they want :bawl:

    That quote is surly from a perty OLD post :xctd:
     
  8. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Originally Posted by Fraggle Rocker
    This (Sciforums) is a place of scholarship...

    That's what the people who run this website want...

    If thats what the people who run this website want... whats the hold up... anythang that dont meet the "scholarship" standard simply delete an or ban... prollem solved... no.???
     
  9. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    I would refer you to my prior remarks:

    In the past, some moderators have expressed concerns about authoritarianism.​

    It's quite simple: The bloodletting that would occur from an abrupt transition diminishes some people's enthusiasm for change.

    Not necessarily. In recent years, political affiliation or identification has been an important criterion. It was a necessary consideration in at least one recent elevation, and I'm trying to think back and remember if we've ever given an identifying theist the keys to the Religion subforum.
     
  10. Gustav Banned Banned

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    q is just having some fun with frag's pompous prattle


    and what would you know of our past?

    /chuckle
     
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  11. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Seizures?

    Ye gads, I keep expecting that coked-up happy face to explode.
     
  12. sniffy Banned Banned

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    Where is the original OP quote from? Could someone post a link to the thread please.
     
  13. Spud Emperor solanaceous common tater Registered Senior Member

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    Gustav, sniffy and Spud. There's your Oxford scholars right there!
    Put down ya glasses, say no moorwa!
     
  14. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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  15. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Ant Plasma Inferno the "desider"???... mods who dont go along wit what he wants will be eliminated... an so what... people bleed an yet the world still turns... findin replacement mods who "have ther mind rite" will take less than 24 houres... an wit-in 72 houres 92.3 % of un-desirable posters will be baned an then this place will be how it was intended :shrug:
     
  16. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Originally Posted by Fraggle Rocker
    This (Sciforums) is a place of scholarship...

    That's what the people who run this website want...


    Origonaly posted by cluelusshusbund
    That quote is surly from a perty OLD post ”

    Oops my guess was rong... but sinse Enmos was recently aponted to be a mod i figered the quote was old.!!!

    An my reasonin was... Enmos recently started a "game" in free thouts which dont seem all that scholarly a thang to do... but mayb i dont have in mind what Fraggle Rock means by scholarly.???

    Not much... mosly what i know is what ive read from Dec. 2008 when i joined... however... when i was acused of bein a sock... for shts an giggles i did look up an read a few posts of the 2 or 3 people i was acused of bein a sock of.!!!
     
  17. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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  18. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    No, I'm not. Shut up.
     
  19. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Um.. excuse me, that thread was meant to encourage people to learn something about nature. But, apparently, the thread asks too much.
    Maybe you should participate..

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  20. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Yes then i was rong... that does soun scholarly.!!!

    No thanks... an aparently i ant scholarly material... cause as soom as noticed a growin list of rules i knew the thred wasnt for me... lol.!!!
     
  22. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not saying it is a scholarly thread. I just think that some people could learn a little about nature. I thought the "game" offered a fun way of doing that, but I guess reading a bit about an animal's or plant's ecology, lifecycle etc and then writing a ten sentence piece about it is just too much to ask..
    Or maybe people just don't think it's fun..

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  23. sniffy Banned Banned

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    Did you have anyone in particular in mind when you created the thread....?
     

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