reply to post by LDragonFire
Well, As much as I would like to defend the atheists, I will admit that we tend to get a bit obnoxious at times. May not be the original intent,
however I personally have went from factual based postings to hinting at ridicule, to all out sarcastic belittlement in threads...again, not the
original intent, but the concept itself (debating unicorns and deitys) tends to bring out the worst in people when they feel they are trying to
dismiss the talks of the tooth fairy to a adult.
So, that mindset can quickly make someone feel intellectually superior to others, and the other end of that is, if you feel yourself superior, that
makes opposing views inferior...and thats when things go from civil discussions to name calling.
If the warning and banning procedures focuses in on trying to curtail that, then sure..thats all fair game. I don't deny that many mods here are
fundamental religious types whom would like for any atheists to simply disappear, however, I think the mods are chosen based on how they don't abuse
their power when they desire to.
Some mods have overreacted, and I find that a respectul and calm u2u can often solve the conflict between you and the mod in question.
As far as changing the site to however they want...well, your right, they could..however, the formula that makes this site successfull is
established..if you change the formula, then the sites success suffers.
A move to cut back on trolling in the OvC forum...well, I am on board with that (even though admittedly I will have to think twice before hitting the
post button on occasion)..however, I don't think this is changing the formula.
the OPs needs to be a bit more clear though on what he personally is defining as a "conspiracy" when the whole subject itself is by nature, a
conspiracy. Don't want to create a hostile environment for posting..that is supressive.