Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by Kittamaru, Nov 28, 2017.
Maybe I simply haven't noticed, but do they actually disrupt the science forums? I don't know.
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They "disrupt" the science forums by posting questions that belie a disbelief in science at every turn and regardless of evidence. It's presented as "questioning" science by people who know no science and yet have theories of their own. That's the definition of the "fringe".
If their thread had no value, wouldn't it naturally just die? Sometimes the most inane subject can generate very interesting replies...science.
Adding the word "science" to the end of a sentence doesn't contribute anything.
Inane subjects belong in the fringe.
Move the thread to another section; suspend from posting in that section...
Only issue is that, unless I am mistaken, the only one able to suspend members from individual subforums is JamesR. The rest of us can request it, of course, but we don't have the ability to do so ourselves.
Given that there can sometimes be days, weeks, or occasionally months between his appearances...
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But sometimes during the discussion, a gem pops up which makes the whole thing worth the effort. Limiting the conversation reduces the possibility of such a potential outcome. When the absurd rises, those with better ideas also rise. It's not a total waste of time.
In your private life, do you waste a lot of time with people talking nonsense, in the hope that one day something interesting might come out of it?
My private life isn't spent in a forum such as this, yet often that nonsense provides some room for thought. You people love to talk. Any excuse to do so should be a welcomed opportunity.
Not at all a total waste of time.
A perspective I never considered before reading that thread.
exactly. my thread on berenstain bears was obviously so ridiculous to everyone it got zero replies.
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