Anyone continuing to take any threads off-topic with vapid arguments which often amount to little more than trolling other users will see more generous forum bans applied, and potentially an account ban.
Furthermore, copying articles verbatim (which are copyrighted in most cases) will result in the same. Summarise an article, even post a link if you feel you must, but please don't copy-paste walls of text which belong to other sites.
@suziannesaid This is closer to the truth than most of the knee-jerk judgements people have made about her here. She had a difficult childhood and this perhaps stunted her ability to interact socially. But she wasn't a horrible person. She was just frustrated by having to interact in this forum with a culture she was less familiar with. She had an attenuated ability to sense when peop ...[text shortened]... these forums. She added a much-needed spice to counteract the boring sameness of most threads here.
I won't miss her and think she should have been banned years ago. Pop psychology aside, she was utterly intolerant of any opinion that even slightly disagreed with her own and turned virtually every thread she was involved in into a nasty exchange (usually one-sided) of personal attacks and insults. She was a severe detriment to reasoned debate in a Debates Forum and was unapologetic in her scorn for the Forum in general.
She had ample opportunity to conform her behavior here to the required standards of the posting guidelines, but refused to do so. She could have been a valuable contributor to the site, but for whatever reason was one of the biggest roadblocks to discussion here. How many threads were poisoned by her vitriol? Hundreds, maybe thousands.
@divegeestersaid Don’t misrepresent what I said. My challenge for you to be more “intellectually stoic” is not the same as me calling you an “intellectual”.
You have a recent history of calling me all sorts of names, and that’s fine. But you then accuse me of being what you yourself are being. Several posters do this here. Can you not see the hypocrisy in this?
no al I see is all the red thumbs down with every remark you make, not just with me......you just dont get it....your superiority complex isnt winning you any pals.
22nd July, 2011
In memory of the bomb attack on Oslo and mass shooting on the island of Utoya in Norway on July 22, 2011. The majority of the 77 people killed were teenagers attending a Norwegian Labour Party youth camp. Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison, and is unlikely ever to be released from prison.
@sonhousesaid I guess she told the truth too many times and the ultrarightwingnuts cried and sniffled to admin.
I've supported Duchy's banning for some time even if I generally agreed with her politics. Her style of posting was just too disruptive of any attempt at reasoned debate; virtually every thread she participated in dissolved into bitter, usually one-sided personal attacks.
I don't know what line she crossed at the end though.
@fmfsaid Back in April, you were being abusive in public and pretending to apologize for it in private... and then being abusive in public again and pretending to apologize for it in private. This is, to me, creepy behaviour.
No when you disagreed with me then made fun of my grammar and you said you could understand me if I wrote more or less —like you. That thread can be read and decided by someone if they choose. Do you not have that button that says stop I’m making a fool out of myself? Your a really bad sport especially when.
@badradgersaid you are withoubt doubt the most arrogant poster on this forum, look at all your posts ...lucky if you get the odd thumbs up its a wall of red...you are a horrid person and everyone can see it now.