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101  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Westminster terrorist attack on: March 22, 2017, 02:48:58 pm

Things like this happen sometimes, guys. It's just another part of life now-- no need for hysteria.
Sometimes? There are more attacks now then I ever could remember. Less complicated and often less deadly, but more frequent. And we all know who keeps committing them and why they're doing it.

Just keep this civilized, guys (adressed to no one in particular)
If that post came across aggressive, the error was in the syntax-there was no hint of anger in that post, but rather bemusement.

Just trying to avoid this becoming a flame war Tongue
102  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Retired CIA assassin Chuck Barris passes away on: March 22, 2017, 02:26:54 pm
RIP the Strawberry Dick.
103  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? on: March 22, 2017, 01:39:12 pm
Finishing:



Up next:

104  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Donald Trump will resign 'soon', says top Democrat Dianne Feinstein on: March 22, 2017, 01:35:21 pm

I believe he will resign soon because this presidential gig is not what he thought it would be. He thought he could be King, ram-rod through stuff and have everything his way, but the job is nothing like that.

I don't think he likes all the time wasting, the slowness to get anything done, all the bickering, the arguing, the discussing of every little thing, all the petty details of the job.

It just doesn't suit his personality. The guy has to go home to his Florida Miralago club every weekend and play golf. He's not taking this job seriously. At. All.

And I say good riddance. It's very expensive to keep security around all of his family members who are everywhere! He's not worth the money we're wasting on him.

So I hope Feinstein is right.

He will still get the security detail.

He and Melania, although much less expensive for former President than an incumbent one. Barron will have a security detail too, since he's under 16...

That is if there's anything to what DF said.
105  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Gateway of the Dave on: March 22, 2017, 01:22:32 pm
Is this a one-shot? Because I thought this was one of your more fascinating works on Forum Community.

It's a modified creepypasta, actually. I'm hardly that brilliant.

Oh, now I feel like I just insulted you.

I feel honored Tongue
106  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Westminster terrorist attack on: March 22, 2017, 11:55:42 am

Things like this happen sometimes, guys. It's just another part of life now-- no need for hysteria.
Sometimes? There are more attacks now then I ever could remember. Less complicated and often less deadly, but more frequent. And we all know who keeps committing them and why they're doing it.

Just keep this civilized, guys (adressed to no one in particular)
107  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 22, 2017, 10:33:54 am
So if the two of them continue to offend as they were, will they be given permanent bans? Is there a strike system?

There is no longer an exact strike system because when one existed it led to uproar over moderator fascism. Tongue

That's our life:

108  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Sam Spade on: March 22, 2017, 08:01:00 am
95% of those opinion threads (including my own) are opened to complain about the specific users. :p

In some cases, it's more like 100%
109  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 22, 2017, 07:55:47 am
So if the two of them continue to offend as they were, will they be given permanent bans? Is there a strike system?

There's no a strike system per se.

While I can't speak for other mods, I clearly see a distinction between an occassional slip made by a poster who otherwise is trying to improve, and going back to the old way.
110  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: France General Discussion II: Living under Marxism on: March 22, 2017, 07:36:50 am
Former First Secretary of the Socialist Party and President of the National Assembly Henri Emmanuelli dies at 71.
111  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who should be added to Mt. Rushmore? on: March 22, 2017, 07:07:26 am
Nixon (muh moderate Republican, more liberal than Obama <3)
112  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Iowa is Rubio Country on: March 22, 2017, 07:00:28 am
New sticked TL.
113  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: IYO, what's the easiest language to learn for English speakers? on: March 22, 2017, 05:48:00 am
Not Polish.
114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Gateway of the Dave on: March 22, 2017, 04:21:15 am
Is this a one-shot? Because I thought this was one of your more fascinating works on Forum Community.

It's a modified creepypasta, actually. I'm hardly that brilliant.
115  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which office in the US Government would you rather hold? on: March 21, 2017, 07:17:46 pm
Speaker.
116  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's signature: Return of the Jedi on: March 21, 2017, 07:03:04 pm
hurr durr
117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Dave's Existence on: March 21, 2017, 06:50:45 pm
View #1

You do realize that Dave is a myth, don't you?

View #2

I'm a deist on this. Dave exists or, at the very least, existed at some point and made this forum. Then, he decided he just doesn't give a flip and have better things to do than attend to the local losers.

View #3

Bunch of heathens. Dave is real, He has a plan, and He will return in due time to judge us all, punish the trolls with permabans, and reward good posters with an eternity of beautiful precinct-level election maps.

View #4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
118  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Gateway of the Dave on: March 21, 2017, 06:45:34 pm
RIP Grumps, died for a good cause. Cry

(although, while he was at it, he could have asked Dave who deleted the French election thread)

Unfortunately, my colleagues were more concerned with asking Dave to take away Mr. Morden's moderator powers than asking about this Sad

You do realize that Dave is a myth, don't you?

I'm a deist on this. Dave exists or, at the very least, existed at some point and made this forum. Then, he decided he just doesn't give a flip and have better things to do than attend to the local losers.

Bunch of heathens. Dave is real, He has a plan, and He will return in due time to judge us all, punish the trolls with permabans, and reward good posters with an eternity of beautiful precinct-level election maps.

I wish! We haven't permabanned anybody (other than socks/spammers) since I assumed the mantle. It's boring Sad
119  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Sam Spade on: March 21, 2017, 06:44:13 pm
Despicable, and I have no idea why the GPG is named after him. I'm happy to start a new thread if everyone is OK with that.

How about named after Virginia?
120  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Sam Spade on: March 21, 2017, 06:14:05 pm
I only remember him overusing the word "fa**ot". Weird to think he was a mod for so long.
121  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Kalwejt Foundation for the Promotion of Atlas Hilarity on: March 21, 2017, 06:11:46 pm
I won't be disclosing anything, but we've just received the BEST. REPORT. EVER.

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blatant implication of a desire to rape the site administrator- via suggesting a BDSM-style torture in his basement, on a website that is ostensibly safe for work and school
122  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Sam Spade Memorial Good Post Gallery on: March 21, 2017, 06:05:38 pm
I think people have a very shallow understanding of how moderation (for good reasons) happen.

Most of us don't read most posts. That is, most of us read a very, very tiny fraction of all posts. This is why a lot of people get by without being banned, because most moderators aren't accessing all information. This is also why there are always people shouting angrily on this board about "how can you ban poster X and let poster Y run freely!" Usually when that happens I have no idea who poster Y is or what their offence is. When for whatever reason someone becomes a focal point it often emerges that they should have been banned long ago. This was a case like that.

Now, let's keep in mind that this is a 7 day ban. That's a really short time. As such, it can be considered a warning. The melodrama people create over a 7 day ban is pretty over the top.

A separate issue is whether you think freedom of speech should allow posters on Dave's forum to advocate rape. You might of course think so. I'm sure other forums like AAD can accommodate that sort of thing. If Dave doesn't want it he's entitled to not have it. If you can't bear to be without comments about how rape victims are sluts who have it coming, well, the internet is a big place. There are plenty of forums where you can satisfy that urge and get to "engage intellectually" with those people. There is an odd obsession with some Atlas posters that Atlas Forum should serve all their needs, whether it be porn or defending rape but I never really understood that.

I've seen a lot more rape apologism on this forum than AAD.  What a strange, almost projective, comment to make.

AAD can accommodate that sort of thing for sure, because it's not viewable to everybody on the web.
123  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever been the victim of a crime? on: March 21, 2017, 05:08:42 pm
I had my cell phone stolen once. Nothing else, unless you'd count being hacked off the site.
124  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Describe a Gore-Bush-Obama-Romney-Trump voter on: March 21, 2017, 05:01:18 pm
Elliot Co. resident.
125  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Comey "FBI is investigating links between the Trump campaign on: March 21, 2017, 04:10:11 pm
The fact that Gamerghazi had any influence on actual politics, regardless of whether it was as significant as Beet claims or not, is absolutely abominable, considering how little influence video game industry journalism has on, well, anything other than itself. It doesn't even seem to have much influence on whether or not people buy video games!

I'll confess: I had no bloody idea what Gamergate was until there was a "Brianna Wu to run..." thread.
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