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  1. Thread: Hello

    by Ophiolite
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    Nicholas, I apologise for the behaviour of x0x...

    Nicholas, I apologise for the behaviour of x0x and physicist. Sometimes adults can behave much more like children than children. Please ignore it and welcome to the forum.


    Moderator Warning:...
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    Thank You From the Staff

    We haven't conducted a detailed survey.

    We haven't subjected recent posts to detailed semantic analysis.

    We haven't counted up the average number of posts containing a smidgeon of derision.
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    Moderator Request: Please limit discussions to...

    Moderator Request: Please limit discussions to the thread topic. There are PMs for important personal matters.
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    Moderator Comment: The convention (and implicit...

    Moderator Comment: The convention (and implicit rule) is that we do not respond to moderator comments within the thread. If one wishes to make such a comment, be it positive or negative, you can use...
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    Moderator Action: xOx, personal remarks of the...

    Moderator Action: xOx, personal remarks of the kind you are making - rude and provocative - are wholly unacceptable here. Has the message failed to get through to you that such posts are to be a...
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    Moderator Observation: There is an odd bit of...

    Moderator Observation: There is an odd bit of frustration and personal remarks creeping into some of the posts. Let us take care to keep it polite. Nothing major, just want to keep it that way. Thank...
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    Moderator Comment: Maldive, your snide,...

    Moderator Comment: Maldive, your snide, patronising tone is unacceptable on this forum. Do not let it appear in any further posts. Do not respond to this advice in this thread. If you have an issue...
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    I misread the date of a post by physicist that...

    I misread the date of a post by physicist that contravened our tightened rules. By pm I asked him "what the **** are you playing at?" and proceeded to give him a piece of my mind at his...
  9. Ophiolites are partially metamorphosed and partly...

    Ophiolites are partially metamorphosed and partly intelligent.
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    Boing, you appear to be being deliberately...

    Boing, you appear to be being deliberately obtuse. In many countries of the world their are laws, or constitutional guarantees to free speech. Those guarantees do not extend to such things as...
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    You are generally mistaken on most of the points...

    You are generally mistaken on most of the points you raise here. The only one I will specifically comment on is this: this is a private forum. It is open to members of the public at the discretion of...
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    Mayflow, I think you have been told this before,...

    Mayflow, I think you have been told this before, but none of us have any rights to freedom of speech on this forum. This is a private forum to which all of us are granted access on certain...
  13. It is in a preface to a book. Prefaces to books...

    It is in a preface to a book. Prefaces to books are best made interesting. Predicting the possible end of the universe is interesting. This technique is called marketing. Critical thinking is the...
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    Where possible and practical I intend to explain...

    Where possible and practical I intend to explain any bannings over which questions arise. In the thread where Beer w/straw was banned I had made a post, as moderator, clearly identifying it as a...
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    But an open mind should be open to the...

    But an open mind should be open to the possibility that this is the time it will occur.

    I do disagree with half of this statement:
    Their qualifications are wholly irrelevant. That comes...
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    mayflow, you have an uncanny knack for avoiding...

    mayflow, you have an uncanny knack for avoiding the central points of any discussion. Then, when someone logically points these out to you, they are subjected to a personal attack. Try to avoid that...
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    mayflow, I used an extreme hypothetical scenario,...

    mayflow, I used an extreme hypothetical scenario, however I have witnessed, on other forums, extreme harassment via pm. This issue was dealt with when the victim informed the moderator team, they...
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    While proto-stars and other mass concentrations...

    While proto-stars and other mass concentrations doubtless would effect the passage of the brown dwarf through the cloud, these should not be necessary for keeping it within the cloud for a sufficient...
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    Are the forums designed for such a challenge? Not...

    Are the forums designed for such a challenge? Not deliberately, but characteristics of the forums in general can lend themselves to provisional1 challenges to any current scientific thinking. What...
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    Welcome to the forum. (There should be a law...

    Welcome to the forum. (There should be a law against people living in great places like Colorado, unless we all get to visit for free.:))
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    On other forums I have often run into situations...

    On other forums I have often run into situations where it emerges, by chance, that another member works in the same industry as me, or lived in the same area, or has some other common ground. In many...
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    mayflow, if you receive a death threat by pm, in...

    mayflow, if you receive a death threat by pm, in which the writer makes it clear they know where you live, do you wish that pm to remain private?

    On other forums I have been made aware of pm...
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    Moderator Observation: I don't really give a...

    Moderator Observation: I don't really give a ****. We said the bitchiness has to end. Here you go indulging in it. On top of that your post assumes the mod/admin team are so blooming naive they can't...
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    Ah. That's elegant. However, there is not a rock...

    Ah. That's elegant. However, there is not a rock suite called ophriolites.
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    I am a geology graduate from a long time ago, but...

    I am a geology graduate from a long time ago, but have been revisiting and restudying aspects of geology for the last fifteen years as a hobby. I have worked in the oil and gas industry as a...
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