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Thread: Personal Abuse

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Glasgow, Scotland

    Personal Abuse

    When I registered on this forum it was a place where you could get a engaging debate. It was interesting to get an American perspective on issues affecting the World or learning that such a thing as ID exists(it's interesting even though I disagree with the validity of ID as a science).

    Lately though the level of debate has plummeted this is because of the level of personal abuse that posted on some threads. As soon as the personal abuse starts then the thread gets derailed and any value of debate is instantly diminished.

    This is a plea to everyone for sake of good debate to cut out the personal abuse. If someone starts throwing abuse at you on thread just ignore it and report the offending post.
    Is there for honest Poverty
    That hings his head, and a' that;
    The coward-slave, we pass him by,
    We dare be poor for a 'that!
    For a ' that and a' that,
    Our toils obscure, and a 'that,
    The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
    The Man's the gowd for a 'that.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Yes please report offensive post and please don't respond to them in kind.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008

    I had an idea a while ago just to make something that people can put in their sigs; something along the lines of "This post has been designed do be considerate. If this post offends you, please flag it as such".

    Don't think it would have worked. As such; consider this thread *signed*. IMO, t'would be great if we could get as many people as possible to *sign* in this thread - to agree not just to uphold the TOC of the forum, but to act in a civil manner above and beyond. Good examples springing to mind so far - Phyliss, Flyboy, Jo Bennet, Unkerpaulie.

    Just my little idea.
    The truth may be out there, but lies are in your head.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Obviously you fellas have been reading the abortion threads.

    I'm sorry if my responses to his postings have only served to fan flames. It was hard to ignore such personal, misogynistic remarks. I did ignore the last ones though

    I will do as requested by you all in future and ignore, flag or report.

    Thanks admin for deleting the first offensive post.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Stratosphere baby Stratosphere!
    Go back to Scotland, Limey! Just kidding! You are 100% correct!
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Austin, Tx!

    I agree...

    However, I think that other people should also be responsible for reporting abusive threats. Too many people leave other people to do it, and those people never do it, leaving it to the other people that left it to them, and then everyone is upset when the board when/if the Thread is shut down.

    I think that someone should be counted upon to do something about this. It then shuts down upon the number of people that complain about it.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Every one should feel responsible for reporting abusive threats. It then shuts down upon the number of people that complain about abusive threats.

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