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Old 04-12-2001, 10:53 AM   #11
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Why does anyone think that SWL was banned? We only have Mars saying that he was.

I think this is evidence of instant myth creation.
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Old 04-12-2001, 10:58 AM   #12
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Toto:
Why does anyone think that SWL was banned? We only have Mars saying that he was.

I think this is evidence of instant myth creation.
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That is not all we have. We also have SWL's absence.
 
Old 04-12-2001, 11:06 AM   #13
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Koy wins by sheer force of numbers,
but imo Cygnus takes the prize for best of show.
 
Old 04-12-2001, 11:12 AM   #14
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A perverse thought has entered my fertile imagination. This is all a plot. Mars is really SWL, claiming that SWL has been "crucified". In 3 days, SWL will rise!

Nah, that would be too sick.
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Old 04-12-2001, 11:36 AM   #15
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People come and go all the time. Absence of posts is not evidence of a ban.

Bans are the province of the administrators, not the moderators. The criteria for banning is very stringent; AFAIK you have to try hard to be banned from IIDB.

It's amusing that because it fits their prejudices, a number of theists have automatically assumed the claim is true and any of their business.
 
Old 04-12-2001, 11:54 AM   #16
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I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing that I didn't make that list...
 
Old 04-12-2001, 11:57 AM   #17
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SingleDad:
People come and go all the time. Absence of posts is not evidence of a ban.

Bans are the province of the administrators, not the moderators. The criteria for banning is very stringent; AFAIK you have to try hard to be banned from IIDB.

It's amusing that because it fits their prejudices, a number of theists have automatically assumed the claim is true and any of their business.
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SWL has been an active poster on this board for some time now.

Someone who asserts that they are a friend of SWL's asked why he has been banned.

SWL has not been spoken up about this and has not been heard from since the "rumor" started.

None of these alone, perhaps, would establish that he has been banned. But, since you apparently have the ability to verify whether or not he has been banned, I think it is worth checking out.

 
Old 04-12-2001, 11:57 AM   #18
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SWL emailed me and said he was banned. Unless he was lying, I can only assume he is.

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Old 04-12-2001, 11:58 AM   #19
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SingleDad:
It's amusing that because it fits their prejudices, a number of theists have automatically assumed the claim is true.</font>
Haha that's exactly what I was thinking. Well, they'll believe all manner of ridiculous nonsense won't they. I remain appropriately skeptical.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by hezekiahjones:
Haha that's exactly what I was thinking. Well, they'll believe all manner of ridiculous nonsense won't they. I remain appropriately skeptical.</font>
Yeah, wouldn't want to act on any information. I mean, what if the American public had taken those rumours of attrocities in Nazi Germany seriously. Thank God they remained "appropriately skeptical."
 
 

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