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  •  No arguement about CT's needing to be stopped (1+ / 0-)
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    If someone puts forth a theory (and not just an opinion), facts do need to be verified.

    I was commenting not on his specific behaviour, but that of some commentors as of late. It sometimes seems as though some people have had a bad day at work and just wait to vent at night on this site. Every diary I put out is an opinion looking to open a dialogue; all too often a great deal of hatred and name-calling ensues instead.

    "The less time you have, the more you need to use it wisely." - Cpt. Avatar, Starblazers

    by DeathDlr73 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:47:30 AM PST

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    •  Nope. Not stoppped. Banned. (2+ / 0-)
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      If someone puts forth a theory (and not just an opinion), facts do need to be verified.
      You are not correct. Kos has made it very clear - conspircay theories are not supposed to be countered by facts here - they are not to be debated at all.

      Doing so is a bannable offense.

      Diarist WAS warned. He even said so in the diary - he got an HR and and an explanation by an experienced user.  Given the lengths Kos went recently to to get rid this very topic of bullshit talk a warning should not have been necessary in the first place. You may argue that it is sometimes hard to draw the line - but when Kos writes a diary to clearly label a topic CT, it's not difficult at all.

      But instead of backing off diarist doubled down, revenge-HRed the user warning him (a big no-no in itself), and continued his argument.

      "Und wer nicht tanzen will am Schluss - weiß noch nicht dass er tanzen muss", Rammstein, "Amerika"

      by cris0000 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 10:36:05 AM PST

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      •  Relatively new here -- is there an OFFICIAL (0+ / 0-)

        definition of a conspiracy theory?  At least from my background (applied behavior analysis, cognitive psych., neuropsych., phil. of science), I'd think that'd be a difficult thing to do well enough to serve as a clear behavioral guideline, unless it was just a list provided by Markos.  I would think that the lack of a clear definition would also lead to an "official" version of history for the site that would deaden discussion.  For example, would I be able to quote Greg Palast, whose work is usually dismissed by conventional journalists as so many "conspiracy theories"?  

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