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Beastt
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12/31/2014 2:52:26 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
The key to interactive humor is often that someone tends to be the butt of the joke, at least to some degree. When we're hanging with friends we tend to understand this good-hearted aspect of humor. Unfortunately, when you're around people who haven't already secured a friendship, it's much easier to see humor as an insult.

Try to imagine an old-fashioned roast where the guest of honor was offended by the jokes. It wouldn't work very well and such social events would quickly become extinct.

This is where people have brought us here. No one can crack a joke because someone might be offended. And unfortunately, it's currently considered to be politically correct to place all the judgement of any situation with the person claiming offense. Who gets to decide if offense was intended? The person who takes offense, of course. If not for the discretion afforded by the moderators, the entire forum would be nothing more than a reporting war. And this, we're assured by the new President, is how we "fix" a forum.

So apparently, there can no longer be any humor in the forum, because even trying to interject a bit of humor can get you added to one of the "lists" which some people appear to be compiling. They're essentially ban-lists... people, other people want to see banned. Rather than people understanding that sometimes the joke is on someone else, and sometimes it's on you; it becomes fine for the joke to be on someone you don't like, but never on someone you do like. That means; no humor allowed.

So I guess the membership has made their choice. We now have everyone afraid to post anything which anyone else might possibly find offensive, for fear of being added to a "list". And these lists are maintained by members and groups who then enter into agreements to report anything and everything posted by the people on their lists. The only balance to this "childish" - (no offense intended) - inability to recognize humor, are the poor moderators.

And this we're told, is an environment more conducive to open and lively debate, than if we each learn to grow a little skin and laugh when the joke is on us, as loudly as we do when our joke is on someone else. In fact, the campaign of the newest president of the site was mounted atop this very agenda. And it managed to place him in that office. So now we are being promised a very quiet forum, devoid of lively interaction, where no one ever needs to worry that they might feel the slightest bit insulted, and everyone worries about each and every word they type, except for the president and his closest friends, who are already showing that they believe themselves to be immune to the TOS.

And along with humor, we've lost the ability to be honest. So go ahead and debate, but if an honest supportable point might offend someone, then you're risking being reported by the new President and his best friends, to make that point. So debate to your heart's content, but if you ever win your debate, then you've belittled your opponents and are subject to reports for violating the TOS.
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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12/31/2014 5:02:59 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 2:52:26 AM, Beastt wrote:
The key to interactive humor is often that someone tends to be the butt of the joke, at least to some degree. When we're hanging with friends we tend to understand this good-hearted aspect of humor. Unfortunately, when you're around people who haven't already secured a friendship, it's much easier to see humor as an insult.

Try to imagine an old-fashioned roast where the guest of honor was offended by the jokes. It wouldn't work very well and such social events would quickly become extinct.

This is where people have brought us here. No one can crack a joke because someone might be offended. And unfortunately, it's currently considered to be politically correct to place all the judgement of any situation with the person claiming offense. Who gets to decide if offense was intended? The person who takes offense, of course. If not for the discretion afforded by the moderators, the entire forum would be nothing more than a reporting war. And this, we're assured by the new President, is how we "fix" a forum.

So apparently, there can no longer be any humor in the forum, because even trying to interject a bit of humor can get you added to one of the "lists" which some people appear to be compiling. They're essentially ban-lists... people, other people want to see banned. Rather than people understanding that sometimes the joke is on someone else, and sometimes it's on you; it becomes fine for the joke to be on someone you don't like, but never on someone you do like. That means; no humor allowed.

So I guess the membership has made their choice. We now have everyone afraid to post anything which anyone else might possibly find offensive, for fear of being added to a "list". And these lists are maintained by members and groups who then enter into agreements to report anything and everything posted by the people on their lists. The only balance to this "childish" - (no offense intended) - inability to recognize humor, are the poor moderators.

And this we're told, is an environment more conducive to open and lively debate, than if we each learn to grow a little skin and laugh when the joke is on us, as loudly as we do when our joke is on someone else. In fact, the campaign of the newest president of the site was mounted atop this very agenda. And it managed to place him in that office. So now we are being promised a very quiet forum, devoid of lively interaction, where no one ever needs to worry that they might feel the slightest bit insulted, and everyone worries about each and every word they type, except for the president and his closest friends, who are already showing that they believe themselves to be immune to the TOS.

And along with humor, we've lost the ability to be honest. So go ahead and debate, but if an honest supportable point might offend someone, then you're risking being reported by the new President and his best friends, to make that point. So debate to your heart's content, but if you ever win your debate, then you've belittled your opponents and are subject to reports for violating the TOS.

The new would be authority has declared on childish humour is acceptable, you know like knock knock jokes.
How funny is that.
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12/31/2014 5:04:03 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 2:52:26 AM, Beastt wrote:
The key to interactive humor is often that someone tends to be the butt of the joke, at least to some degree. When we're hanging with friends we tend to understand this good-hearted aspect of humor. Unfortunately, when you're around people who haven't already secured a friendship, it's much easier to see humor as an insult.

Try to imagine an old-fashioned roast where the guest of honor was offended by the jokes. It wouldn't work very well and such social events would quickly become extinct.

This is where people have brought us here. No one can crack a joke because someone might be offended. And unfortunately, it's currently considered to be politically correct to place all the judgement of any situation with the person claiming offense. Who gets to decide if offense was intended? The person who takes offense, of course. If not for the discretion afforded by the moderators, the entire forum would be nothing more than a reporting war. And this, we're assured by the new President, is how we "fix" a forum.

So apparently, there can no longer be any humor in the forum, because even trying to interject a bit of humor can get you added to one of the "lists" which some people appear to be compiling. They're essentially ban-lists... people, other people want to see banned. Rather than people understanding that sometimes the joke is on someone else, and sometimes it's on you; it becomes fine for the joke to be on someone you don't like, but never on someone you do like. That means; no humor allowed.

So I guess the membership has made their choice. We now have everyone afraid to post anything which anyone else might possibly find offensive, for fear of being added to a "list". And these lists are maintained by members and groups who then enter into agreements to report anything and everything posted by the people on their lists. The only balance to this "childish" - (no offense intended) - inability to recognize humor, are the poor moderators.

And this we're told, is an environment more conducive to open and lively debate, than if we each learn to grow a little skin and laugh when the joke is on us, as loudly as we do when our joke is on someone else. In fact, the campaign of the newest president of the site was mounted atop this very agenda. And it managed to place him in that office. So now we are being promised a very quiet forum, devoid of lively interaction, where no one ever needs to worry that they might feel the slightest bit insulted, and everyone worries about each and every word they type, except for the president and his closest friends, who are already showing that they believe themselves to be immune to the TOS.

And along with humor, we've lost the ability to be honest. So go ahead and debate, but if an honest supportable point might offend someone, then you're risking being reported by the new President and his best friends, to make that point. So debate to your heart's content, but if you ever win your debate, then you've belittled your opponents and are subject to reports for violating the TOS.

Something humorous: Men taking shirtless selfies of themselves in front of mirrors.
Something honest: It happens way too often.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
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12/31/2014 5:04:57 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:02:59 AM, bulproof wrote:
The new would be authority has declared on childish humour is acceptable, you know like knock knock jokes.
How funny is that.

Knock Knock!
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
Beastt
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12/31/2014 5:06:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:04:03 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 2:52:26 AM, Beastt wrote:
The key to interactive humor is often that someone tends to be the butt of the joke, at least to some degree. When we're hanging with friends we tend to understand this good-hearted aspect of humor. Unfortunately, when you're around people who haven't already secured a friendship, it's much easier to see humor as an insult.

Try to imagine an old-fashioned roast where the guest of honor was offended by the jokes. It wouldn't work very well and such social events would quickly become extinct.

This is where people have brought us here. No one can crack a joke because someone might be offended. And unfortunately, it's currently considered to be politically correct to place all the judgement of any situation with the person claiming offense. Who gets to decide if offense was intended? The person who takes offense, of course. If not for the discretion afforded by the moderators, the entire forum would be nothing more than a reporting war. And this, we're assured by the new President, is how we "fix" a forum.

So apparently, there can no longer be any humor in the forum, because even trying to interject a bit of humor can get you added to one of the "lists" which some people appear to be compiling. They're essentially ban-lists... people, other people want to see banned. Rather than people understanding that sometimes the joke is on someone else, and sometimes it's on you; it becomes fine for the joke to be on someone you don't like, but never on someone you do like. That means; no humor allowed.

So I guess the membership has made their choice. We now have everyone afraid to post anything which anyone else might possibly find offensive, for fear of being added to a "list". And these lists are maintained by members and groups who then enter into agreements to report anything and everything posted by the people on their lists. The only balance to this "childish" - (no offense intended) - inability to recognize humor, are the poor moderators.

And this we're told, is an environment more conducive to open and lively debate, than if we each learn to grow a little skin and laugh when the joke is on us, as loudly as we do when our joke is on someone else. In fact, the campaign of the newest president of the site was mounted atop this very agenda. And it managed to place him in that office. So now we are being promised a very quiet forum, devoid of lively interaction, where no one ever needs to worry that they might feel the slightest bit insulted, and everyone worries about each and every word they type, except for the president and his closest friends, who are already showing that they believe themselves to be immune to the TOS.

And along with humor, we've lost the ability to be honest. So go ahead and debate, but if an honest supportable point might offend someone, then you're risking being reported by the new President and his best friends, to make that point. So debate to your heart's content, but if you ever win your debate, then you've belittled your opponents and are subject to reports for violating the TOS.

Something humorous: Men taking shirtless selfies of themselves in front of mirrors.
Something honest: It happens way too often.
Some of us keep our most important ripples and wrinkles covered by a layer of skull.
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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12/31/2014 5:12:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:06:07 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:04:03 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 2:52:26 AM, Beastt wrote:
The key to interactive humor is often that someone tends to be the butt of the joke, at least to some degree. When we're hanging with friends we tend to understand this good-hearted aspect of humor. Unfortunately, when you're around people who haven't already secured a friendship, it's much easier to see humor as an insult.

Try to imagine an old-fashioned roast where the guest of honor was offended by the jokes. It wouldn't work very well and such social events would quickly become extinct.

This is where people have brought us here. No one can crack a joke because someone might be offended. And unfortunately, it's currently considered to be politically correct to place all the judgement of any situation with the person claiming offense. Who gets to decide if offense was intended? The person who takes offense, of course. If not for the discretion afforded by the moderators, the entire forum would be nothing more than a reporting war. And this, we're assured by the new President, is how we "fix" a forum.

So apparently, there can no longer be any humor in the forum, because even trying to interject a bit of humor can get you added to one of the "lists" which some people appear to be compiling. They're essentially ban-lists... people, other people want to see banned. Rather than people understanding that sometimes the joke is on someone else, and sometimes it's on you; it becomes fine for the joke to be on someone you don't like, but never on someone you do like. That means; no humor allowed.

So I guess the membership has made their choice. We now have everyone afraid to post anything which anyone else might possibly find offensive, for fear of being added to a "list". And these lists are maintained by members and groups who then enter into agreements to report anything and everything posted by the people on their lists. The only balance to this "childish" - (no offense intended) - inability to recognize humor, are the poor moderators.

And this we're told, is an environment more conducive to open and lively debate, than if we each learn to grow a little skin and laugh when the joke is on us, as loudly as we do when our joke is on someone else. In fact, the campaign of the newest president of the site was mounted atop this very agenda. And it managed to place him in that office. So now we are being promised a very quiet forum, devoid of lively interaction, where no one ever needs to worry that they might feel the slightest bit insulted, and everyone worries about each and every word they type, except for the president and his closest friends, who are already showing that they believe themselves to be immune to the TOS.

And along with humor, we've lost the ability to be honest. So go ahead and debate, but if an honest supportable point might offend someone, then you're risking being reported by the new President and his best friends, to make that point. So debate to your heart's content, but if you ever win your debate, then you've belittled your opponents and are subject to reports for violating the TOS.

Something humorous: Men taking shirtless selfies of themselves in front of mirrors.
Something honest: It happens way too often.
Some of us keep our most important ripples and wrinkles covered by a layer of skull.

And some of us think brains are sexy.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
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12/31/2014 5:18:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:12:21 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:06:07 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:04:03 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 2:52:26 AM, Beastt wrote:
The key to interactive humor is often that someone tends to be the butt of the joke, at least to some degree. When we're hanging with friends we tend to understand this good-hearted aspect of humor. Unfortunately, when you're around people who haven't already secured a friendship, it's much easier to see humor as an insult.

Try to imagine an old-fashioned roast where the guest of honor was offended by the jokes. It wouldn't work very well and such social events would quickly become extinct.

This is where people have brought us here. No one can crack a joke because someone might be offended. And unfortunately, it's currently considered to be politically correct to place all the judgement of any situation with the person claiming offense. Who gets to decide if offense was intended? The person who takes offense, of course. If not for the discretion afforded by the moderators, the entire forum would be nothing more than a reporting war. And this, we're assured by the new President, is how we "fix" a forum.

So apparently, there can no longer be any humor in the forum, because even trying to interject a bit of humor can get you added to one of the "lists" which some people appear to be compiling. They're essentially ban-lists... people, other people want to see banned. Rather than people understanding that sometimes the joke is on someone else, and sometimes it's on you; it becomes fine for the joke to be on someone you don't like, but never on someone you do like. That means; no humor allowed.

So I guess the membership has made their choice. We now have everyone afraid to post anything which anyone else might possibly find offensive, for fear of being added to a "list". And these lists are maintained by members and groups who then enter into agreements to report anything and everything posted by the people on their lists. The only balance to this "childish" - (no offense intended) - inability to recognize humor, are the poor moderators.

And this we're told, is an environment more conducive to open and lively debate, than if we each learn to grow a little skin and laugh when the joke is on us, as loudly as we do when our joke is on someone else. In fact, the campaign of the newest president of the site was mounted atop this very agenda. And it managed to place him in that office. So now we are being promised a very quiet forum, devoid of lively interaction, where no one ever needs to worry that they might feel the slightest bit insulted, and everyone worries about each and every word they type, except for the president and his closest friends, who are already showing that they believe themselves to be immune to the TOS.

And along with humor, we've lost the ability to be honest. So go ahead and debate, but if an honest supportable point might offend someone, then you're risking being reported by the new President and his best friends, to make that point. So debate to your heart's content, but if you ever win your debate, then you've belittled your opponents and are subject to reports for violating the TOS.

Something humorous: Men taking shirtless selfies of themselves in front of mirrors.
Something honest: It happens way too often.
Some of us keep our most important ripples and wrinkles covered by a layer of skull.

And some of us think brains are sexy.

I don't really want to rub against them, ingest them, or even see them, but I do love interacting with them. (No humor intended... sorry, don't laugh at that.)
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:18:07 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:12:21 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:06:07 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:04:03 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 2:52:26 AM, Beastt wrote:
The key to interactive humor is often that someone tends to be the butt of the joke, at least to some degree. When we're hanging with friends we tend to understand this good-hearted aspect of humor. Unfortunately, when you're around people who haven't already secured a friendship, it's much easier to see humor as an insult.

Try to imagine an old-fashioned roast where the guest of honor was offended by the jokes. It wouldn't work very well and such social events would quickly become extinct.

This is where people have brought us here. No one can crack a joke because someone might be offended. And unfortunately, it's currently considered to be politically correct to place all the judgement of any situation with the person claiming offense. Who gets to decide if offense was intended? The person who takes offense, of course. If not for the discretion afforded by the moderators, the entire forum would be nothing more than a reporting war. And this, we're assured by the new President, is how we "fix" a forum.

So apparently, there can no longer be any humor in the forum, because even trying to interject a bit of humor can get you added to one of the "lists" which some people appear to be compiling. They're essentially ban-lists... people, other people want to see banned. Rather than people understanding that sometimes the joke is on someone else, and sometimes it's on you; it becomes fine for the joke to be on someone you don't like, but never on someone you do like. That means; no humor allowed.

So I guess the membership has made their choice. We now have everyone afraid to post anything which anyone else might possibly find offensive, for fear of being added to a "list". And these lists are maintained by members and groups who then enter into agreements to report anything and everything posted by the people on their lists. The only balance to this "childish" - (no offense intended) - inability to recognize humor, are the poor moderators.

And this we're told, is an environment more conducive to open and lively debate, than if we each learn to grow a little skin and laugh when the joke is on us, as loudly as we do when our joke is on someone else. In fact, the campaign of the newest president of the site was mounted atop this very agenda. And it managed to place him in that office. So now we are being promised a very quiet forum, devoid of lively interaction, where no one ever needs to worry that they might feel the slightest bit insulted, and everyone worries about each and every word they type, except for the president and his closest friends, who are already showing that they believe themselves to be immune to the TOS.

And along with humor, we've lost the ability to be honest. So go ahead and debate, but if an honest supportable point might offend someone, then you're risking being reported by the new President and his best friends, to make that point. So debate to your heart's content, but if you ever win your debate, then you've belittled your opponents and are subject to reports for violating the TOS.

Something humorous: Men taking shirtless selfies of themselves in front of mirrors.
Something honest: It happens way too often.
Some of us keep our most important ripples and wrinkles covered by a layer of skull.

And some of us think brains are sexy.

I don't really want to rub against them, ingest them, or even see them, but I do love interacting with them. (No humor intended... sorry, don't laugh at that.)

Was that an insult?! ;)
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
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12/31/2014 5:22:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:18:07 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:12:21 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:06:07 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:04:03 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 2:52:26 AM, Beastt wrote:
The key to interactive humor is often that someone tends to be the butt of the joke, at least to some degree. When we're hanging with friends we tend to understand this good-hearted aspect of humor. Unfortunately, when you're around people who haven't already secured a friendship, it's much easier to see humor as an insult.

Try to imagine an old-fashioned roast where the guest of honor was offended by the jokes. It wouldn't work very well and such social events would quickly become extinct.

This is where people have brought us here. No one can crack a joke because someone might be offended. And unfortunately, it's currently considered to be politically correct to place all the judgement of any situation with the person claiming offense. Who gets to decide if offense was intended? The person who takes offense, of course. If not for the discretion afforded by the moderators, the entire forum would be nothing more than a reporting war. And this, we're assured by the new President, is how we "fix" a forum.

So apparently, there can no longer be any humor in the forum, because even trying to interject a bit of humor can get you added to one of the "lists" which some people appear to be compiling. They're essentially ban-lists... people, other people want to see banned. Rather than people understanding that sometimes the joke is on someone else, and sometimes it's on you; it becomes fine for the joke to be on someone you don't like, but never on someone you do like. That means; no humor allowed.

So I guess the membership has made their choice. We now have everyone afraid to post anything which anyone else might possibly find offensive, for fear of being added to a "list". And these lists are maintained by members and groups who then enter into agreements to report anything and everything posted by the people on their lists. The only balance to this "childish" - (no offense intended) - inability to recognize humor, are the poor moderators.

And this we're told, is an environment more conducive to open and lively debate, than if we each learn to grow a little skin and laugh when the joke is on us, as loudly as we do when our joke is on someone else. In fact, the campaign of the newest president of the site was mounted atop this very agenda. And it managed to place him in that office. So now we are being promised a very quiet forum, devoid of lively interaction, where no one ever needs to worry that they might feel the slightest bit insulted, and everyone worries about each and every word they type, except for the president and his closest friends, who are already showing that they believe themselves to be immune to the TOS.

And along with humor, we've lost the ability to be honest. So go ahead and debate, but if an honest supportable point might offend someone, then you're risking being reported by the new President and his best friends, to make that point. So debate to your heart's content, but if you ever win your debate, then you've belittled your opponents and are subject to reports for violating the TOS.

Something humorous: Men taking shirtless selfies of themselves in front of mirrors.
Something honest: It happens way too often.
Some of us keep our most important ripples and wrinkles covered by a layer of skull.

And some of us think brains are sexy.

I don't really want to rub against them, ingest them, or even see them, but I do love interacting with them. (No humor intended... sorry, don't laugh at that.)

Was that an insult?! ;)

Uhm... I don't remember? Remind me, which is worse, humor or insults. I forget.
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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12/31/2014 5:22:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:12:21 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:06:07 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:04:03 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 2:52:26 AM, Beastt wrote:
The key to interactive humor is often that someone tends to be the butt of the joke, at least to some degree. When we're hanging with friends we tend to understand this good-hearted aspect of humor. Unfortunately, when you're around people who haven't already secured a friendship, it's much easier to see humor as an insult.

Try to imagine an old-fashioned roast where the guest of honor was offended by the jokes. It wouldn't work very well and such social events would quickly become extinct.

This is where people have brought us here. No one can crack a joke because someone might be offended. And unfortunately, it's currently considered to be politically correct to place all the judgement of any situation with the person claiming offense. Who gets to decide if offense was intended? The person who takes offense, of course. If not for the discretion afforded by the moderators, the entire forum would be nothing more than a reporting war. And this, we're assured by the new President, is how we "fix" a forum.

So apparently, there can no longer be any humor in the forum, because even trying to interject a bit of humor can get you added to one of the "lists" which some people appear to be compiling. They're essentially ban-lists... people, other people want to see banned. Rather than people understanding that sometimes the joke is on someone else, and sometimes it's on you; it becomes fine for the joke to be on someone you don't like, but never on someone you do like. That means; no humor allowed.

So I guess the membership has made their choice. We now have everyone afraid to post anything which anyone else might possibly find offensive, for fear of being added to a "list". And these lists are maintained by members and groups who then enter into agreements to report anything and everything posted by the people on their lists. The only balance to this "childish" - (no offense intended) - inability to recognize humor, are the poor moderators.

And this we're told, is an environment more conducive to open and lively debate, than if we each learn to grow a little skin and laugh when the joke is on us, as loudly as we do when our joke is on someone else. In fact, the campaign of the newest president of the site was mounted atop this very agenda. And it managed to place him in that office. So now we are being promised a very quiet forum, devoid of lively interaction, where no one ever needs to worry that they might feel the slightest bit insulted, and everyone worries about each and every word they type, except for the president and his closest friends, who are already showing that they believe themselves to be immune to the TOS.

And along with humor, we've lost the ability to be honest. So go ahead and debate, but if an honest supportable point might offend someone, then you're risking being reported by the new President and his best friends, to make that point. So debate to your heart's content, but if you ever win your debate, then you've belittled your opponents and are subject to reports for violating the TOS.

Something humorous: Men taking shirtless selfies of themselves in front of mirrors.
Something honest: It happens way too often.
Some of us keep our most important ripples and wrinkles covered by a layer of skull.

And some of us think brains are sexy.

Oh get a room you two LOL
You'll have LMGIG catatonic.
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12/31/2014 5:28:22 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:22:55 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:12:21 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:06:07 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:04:03 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 2:52:26 AM, Beastt wrote:
The key to interactive humor is often that someone tends to be the butt of the joke, at least to some degree. When we're hanging with friends we tend to understand this good-hearted aspect of humor. Unfortunately, when you're around people who haven't already secured a friendship, it's much easier to see humor as an insult.

Try to imagine an old-fashioned roast where the guest of honor was offended by the jokes. It wouldn't work very well and such social events would quickly become extinct.

This is where people have brought us here. No one can crack a joke because someone might be offended. And unfortunately, it's currently considered to be politically correct to place all the judgement of any situation with the person claiming offense. Who gets to decide if offense was intended? The person who takes offense, of course. If not for the discretion afforded by the moderators, the entire forum would be nothing more than a reporting war. And this, we're assured by the new President, is how we "fix" a forum.

So apparently, there can no longer be any humor in the forum, because even trying to interject a bit of humor can get you added to one of the "lists" which some people appear to be compiling. They're essentially ban-lists... people, other people want to see banned. Rather than people understanding that sometimes the joke is on someone else, and sometimes it's on you; it becomes fine for the joke to be on someone you don't like, but never on someone you do like. That means; no humor allowed.

So I guess the membership has made their choice. We now have everyone afraid to post anything which anyone else might possibly find offensive, for fear of being added to a "list". And these lists are maintained by members and groups who then enter into agreements to report anything and everything posted by the people on their lists. The only balance to this "childish" - (no offense intended) - inability to recognize humor, are the poor moderators.

And this we're told, is an environment more conducive to open and lively debate, than if we each learn to grow a little skin and laugh when the joke is on us, as loudly as we do when our joke is on someone else. In fact, the campaign of the newest president of the site was mounted atop this very agenda. And it managed to place him in that office. So now we are being promised a very quiet forum, devoid of lively interaction, where no one ever needs to worry that they might feel the slightest bit insulted, and everyone worries about each and every word they type, except for the president and his closest friends, who are already showing that they believe themselves to be immune to the TOS.

And along with humor, we've lost the ability to be honest. So go ahead and debate, but if an honest supportable point might offend someone, then you're risking being reported by the new President and his best friends, to make that point. So debate to your heart's content, but if you ever win your debate, then you've belittled your opponents and are subject to reports for violating the TOS.

Something humorous: Men taking shirtless selfies of themselves in front of mirrors.
Something honest: It happens way too often.
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And some of us think brains are sexy.

Oh get a room you two LOL
You'll have LMGIG catatonic.

He's hanging out in the philosophy forum, so there will be no Dirty Birdy & Hot Dog Beastt lectures.
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12/31/2014 5:29:59 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:24:25 AM, bulproof wrote:
Who's there.

Oh... it took you so damn long I thought you weren't home.
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12/31/2014 5:31:26 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:22:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
Was that an insult?! ;)

Uhm... I don't remember? Remind me, which is worse, humor or insults. I forget.

Hhmmm... me too.
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12/31/2014 5:33:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:31:26 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:22:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
Was that an insult?! ;)

Uhm... I don't remember? Remind me, which is worse, humor or insults. I forget.

Hhmmm... me too.

Maybe we need to compile some lists, five insults that aren't allowed, and five jokes that are allowed.
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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12/31/2014 5:42:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:33:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:31:26 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:22:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
Was that an insult?! ;)

Uhm... I don't remember? Remind me, which is worse, humor or insults. I forget.

Hhmmm... me too.

Maybe we need to compile some lists, five insults that aren't allowed, and five jokes that are allowed.

Little Johnny Jokes. Wait... are those somehow insulting?
Yo mama jokes? Nah...
Ah! Polack jokes! Ooh... no. That would be even worse!
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12/31/2014 5:46:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:42:05 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:33:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:31:26 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:22:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
Was that an insult?! ;)

Uhm... I don't remember? Remind me, which is worse, humor or insults. I forget.

Hhmmm... me too.

Maybe we need to compile some lists, five insults that aren't allowed, and five jokes that are allowed.

Little Johnny Jokes. Wait... are those somehow insulting?
Yo mama jokes? Nah...
Ah! Polack jokes! Ooh... no. That would be even worse!

Little Willy Jokes?
Little Willy in a fit insane
Threw his head beneath the train
You'd be surprised to find
How it broadened Willy's mind


Oh wait! Talking about broadening minds? That might be insulting

*delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* Arggghhhh It's not going away!

Okay... if anyone asks, those are just Rap lyrics. They seem to be accepted here.
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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12/31/2014 5:47:51 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:29:59 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:24:25 AM, bulproof wrote:
Who's there.

Oh... it took you so damn long I thought you weren't home.

That's the very best.................................so far.
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12/31/2014 5:50:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:46:41 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:42:05 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:33:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:31:26 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:22:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
Was that an insult?! ;)

Uhm... I don't remember? Remind me, which is worse, humor or insults. I forget.

Hhmmm... me too.

Maybe we need to compile some lists, five insults that aren't allowed, and five jokes that are allowed.

Little Johnny Jokes. Wait... are those somehow insulting?
Yo mama jokes? Nah...
Ah! Polack jokes! Ooh... no. That would be even worse!

Little Willy Jokes?
Little Willy in a fit insane
Threw his head beneath the train
You'd be surprised to find
How it broadened Willy's mind


Oh wait! Talking about broadening minds? That might be insulting

*delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* Arggghhhh It's not going away!

Okay... if anyone asks, those are just Rap lyrics. They seem to be accepted here.

Dad jokes
"It"s not the cough that carries you off, it"s the coffin they carry you off in".
Nah probably insulting.
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12/31/2014 5:53:02 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:50:12 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:46:41 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:42:05 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:33:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:31:26 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:22:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
Was that an insult?! ;)

Uhm... I don't remember? Remind me, which is worse, humor or insults. I forget.

Hhmmm... me too.

Maybe we need to compile some lists, five insults that aren't allowed, and five jokes that are allowed.

Little Johnny Jokes. Wait... are those somehow insulting?
Yo mama jokes? Nah...
Ah! Polack jokes! Ooh... no. That would be even worse!

Little Willy Jokes?
Little Willy in a fit insane
Threw his head beneath the train
You'd be surprised to find
How it broadened Willy's mind


Oh wait! Talking about broadening minds? That might be insulting

*delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* Arggghhhh It's not going away!

Okay... if anyone asks, those are just Rap lyrics. They seem to be accepted here.

Dad jokes
"It"s not the cough that carries you off, it"s the coffin they carry you off in".
Nah probably insulting.

It's insulting to the dead, but not to those with everlasting life. And they seem to be the one's most susceptible to humor... or insults, or whatever it is we're shunning this week.
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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12/31/2014 5:53:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:46:41 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:42:05 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:33:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:31:26 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:22:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
Was that an insult?! ;)

Uhm... I don't remember? Remind me, which is worse, humor or insults. I forget.

Hhmmm... me too.

Maybe we need to compile some lists, five insults that aren't allowed, and five jokes that are allowed.

Little Johnny Jokes. Wait... are those somehow insulting?
Yo mama jokes? Nah...
Ah! Polack jokes! Ooh... no. That would be even worse!

Little Willy Jokes?
Little Willy in a fit insane
Threw his head beneath the train
You'd be surprised to find
How it broadened Willy's mind


Oh wait! Talking about broadening minds? That might be insulting

*delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* Arggghhhh It's not going away!

Okay... if anyone asks, those are just Rap lyrics. They seem to be accepted here.

Hey Bulproof! Can you rap?
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12/31/2014 6:01:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:53:46 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:46:41 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:42:05 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:33:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:31:26 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:22:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
Was that an insult?! ;)

Uhm... I don't remember? Remind me, which is worse, humor or insults. I forget.

Hhmmm... me too.

Maybe we need to compile some lists, five insults that aren't allowed, and five jokes that are allowed.

Little Johnny Jokes. Wait... are those somehow insulting?
Yo mama jokes? Nah...
Ah! Polack jokes! Ooh... no. That would be even worse!

Little Willy Jokes?
Little Willy in a fit insane
Threw his head beneath the train
You'd be surprised to find
How it broadened Willy's mind


Oh wait! Talking about broadening minds? That might be insulting

*delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* Arggghhhh It's not going away!

Okay... if anyone asks, those are just Rap lyrics. They seem to be accepted here.

Hey Bulproof! Can you rap?

Nah I usually leave what I bought in the bag it came in and just give it au naturale.
hahahahahaha
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12/31/2014 6:03:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 5:53:46 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:46:41 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:42:05 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:33:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:31:26 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:22:45 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 12/31/2014 5:19:51 AM, jodybirdy wrote:
Was that an insult?! ;)

Uhm... I don't remember? Remind me, which is worse, humor or insults. I forget.

Hhmmm... me too.

Maybe we need to compile some lists, five insults that aren't allowed, and five jokes that are allowed.

Little Johnny Jokes. Wait... are those somehow insulting?
Yo mama jokes? Nah...
Ah! Polack jokes! Ooh... no. That would be even worse!

Little Willy Jokes?
Little Willy in a fit insane
Threw his head beneath the train
You'd be surprised to find
How it broadened Willy's mind


Oh wait! Talking about broadening minds? That might be insulting

*delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* *delete* Arggghhhh It's not going away!

Okay... if anyone asks, those are just Rap lyrics. They seem to be accepted here.

Hey Bulproof! Can you rap?

I can only rap in the key of C. I think it's called C-rap. Then again, I think that describes all rap.
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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12/31/2014 9:19:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
It would seem that the mere mention of humour has driven them away.
It's only us muketeers in here.
ROFL
Or was it the honesty part?
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1/1/2015 3:42:14 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 9:19:32 PM, bulproof wrote:
It would seem that the mere mention of humour has driven them away.
It's only us muketeers in here.
ROFL
Or was it the honesty part?

It was neither. Actually I was just providing you with the opportunity to not bring the question of humor or honesty into it, and imply that it's lacking. I have no problem with humor it is humorous, honesty is also not an issue.

I don't see how calling someone a "retard", and telling them "go back to the sandpit" (continuously, btw) equates either.

Anyway, happy new year.
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1/1/2015 4:01:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/1/2015 3:42:14 AM, Emilrose wrote:
At 12/31/2014 9:19:32 PM, bulproof wrote:
It would seem that the mere mention of humour has driven them away.
It's only us muketeers in here.
ROFL
Or was it the honesty part?

It was neither. Actually I was just providing you with the opportunity to not bring the question of humor or honesty into it, and imply that it's lacking. I have no problem with humor it is humorous, honesty is also not an issue.

I don't see how calling someone a "retard", and telling them "go back to the sandpit" (continuously, btw) equates either.

Anyway, happy new year.
Anyway who cares what you think.
Run away.
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1/1/2015 4:11:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/1/2015 4:01:04 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 1/1/2015 3:42:14 AM, Emilrose wrote:
At 12/31/2014 9:19:32 PM, bulproof wrote:
It would seem that the mere mention of humour has driven them away.
It's only us muketeers in here.
ROFL
Or was it the honesty part?

It was neither. Actually I was just providing you with the opportunity to not bring the question of humor or honesty into it, and imply that it's lacking. I have no problem with humor it is humorous, honesty is also not an issue.

I don't see how calling someone a "retard", and telling them "go back to the sandpit" (continuously, btw) equates either.

Anyway, happy new year.
Anyway who cares what you think.
Run away.

Nope. As I've said, I'm not going anywhere.
Commentator on a picture with David Cameron and a Cat: 'Amazing what you can achieve with photoshop these days. I'm sure that used to be a pig.'

Commentator on Hillary Clinton: 'If Clinton is now what passes for progressive, maybe this country deserves Trump.'

Commentator on British parliament: 'All that talent in one place, where is Ebola when you need it?'

John Kerry on words: 'These aren't just words, folks.'
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1/1/2015 4:36:33 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/1/2015 4:11:37 AM, Emilrose wrote:
At 1/1/2015 4:01:04 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 1/1/2015 3:42:14 AM, Emilrose wrote:
At 12/31/2014 9:19:32 PM, bulproof wrote:
It would seem that the mere mention of humour has driven them away.
It's only us muketeers in here.
ROFL
Or was it the honesty part?

It was neither. Actually I was just providing you with the opportunity to not bring the question of humor or honesty into it, and imply that it's lacking. I have no problem with humor it is humorous, honesty is also not an issue.

I don't see how calling someone a "retard", and telling them "go back to the sandpit" (continuously, btw) equates either.

Anyway, happy new year.
Anyway who cares what you think.
Run away.

Nope. As I've said, I'm not going anywhere.

Good. I'll support you on that. You have much to learn if you will allow yourself to do so. And you can't learn by running from knowledge.
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire
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1/1/2015 4:58:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/1/2015 4:36:33 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 1/1/2015 4:11:37 AM, Emilrose wrote:
At 1/1/2015 4:01:04 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 1/1/2015 3:42:14 AM, Emilrose wrote:
At 12/31/2014 9:19:32 PM, bulproof wrote:
It would seem that the mere mention of humour has driven them away.
It's only us muketeers in here.
ROFL
Or was it the honesty part?

It was neither. Actually I was just providing you with the opportunity to not bring the question of humor or honesty into it, and imply that it's lacking. I have no problem with humor it is humorous, honesty is also not an issue.

I don't see how calling someone a "retard", and telling them "go back to the sandpit" (continuously, btw) equates either.

Anyway, happy new year.
Anyway who cares what you think.
Run away.

Nope. As I've said, I'm not going anywhere.

Good. I'll support you on that. You have much to learn if you will allow yourself to do so. And you can't learn by running from knowledge.

As someone who loves to learn (about a variety of different topics) I take no issue with that. There's not a whole lot of knowledge to gain from someone who exclusively uses insults, however.

I would welcome bulprof presenting me with any kind of insight or knowledge. You can make your points without the unnecessary remarks.
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Commentator on Hillary Clinton: 'If Clinton is now what passes for progressive, maybe this country deserves Trump.'

Commentator on British parliament: 'All that talent in one place, where is Ebola when you need it?'

John Kerry on words: 'These aren't just words, folks.'
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1/1/2015 5:10:39 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/1/2015 4:58:41 AM, Emilrose wrote:
At 1/1/2015 4:36:33 AM, Beastt wrote:
At 1/1/2015 4:11:37 AM, Emilrose wrote:
At 1/1/2015 4:01:04 AM, bulproof wrote:
At 1/1/2015 3:42:14 AM, Emilrose wrote:
At 12/31/2014 9:19:32 PM, bulproof wrote:
It would seem that the mere mention of humour has driven them away.
It's only us muketeers in here.
ROFL
Or was it the honesty part?

It was neither. Actually I was just providing you with the opportunity to not bring the question of humor or honesty into it, and imply that it's lacking. I have no problem with humor it is humorous, honesty is also not an issue.

I don't see how calling someone a "retard", and telling them "go back to the sandpit" (continuously, btw) equates either.

Anyway, happy new year.
Anyway who cares what you think.
Run away.

Nope. As I've said, I'm not going anywhere.

Good. I'll support you on that. You have much to learn if you will allow yourself to do so. And you can't learn by running from knowledge.

As someone who loves to learn (about a variety of different topics) I take no issue with that. There's not a whole lot of knowledge to gain from someone who exclusively uses insults, however.

I would welcome bulprof presenting me with any kind of insight or knowledge. You can make your points without the unnecessary remarks.

We can to a point. But when people take their arguments to unbridled levels of absurdity - which tends to be the direction theist arguments often take - it reaches a point where the only reasonable recourse is to demonstrate that the arguments being presented are demonstrative of an extremely limited intellect. If all theists would attempt to restrain their arguments to those which demonstrate an intellectual component, I believe they'd be confronted with far fewer insulting (but often warranted) responses.

To use one example which I rarely see actually used here (to avoid pointing fingers), the stereotypical response from creationists that God put fossils of dinosaurs here to test our faith. You have to admit there's no intellectual component to such an argument, and it therefore leaves little room for an intellectual response. When one lays out bait for insults, insults are what they should expect to catch.
"If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities." -- Voltaire