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Chrisitans and the like often cannot answer them because they essentially believe in nothing more realistic then the tooth fairy they will simply avoid the questions or call you a name.
Originally posted by magma
I saw those threads that that person was posting in and had created and as an athiest it was obvious that they were stirring the pot.
I think the mods did the right thing and banned that person as they were offering nothing but trying to create hate.
Originally posted by neformore
Couple of things.
Did you alerted the problems in the thread?
If not, how do you expect us to know about it?
Please alert it via the member drop down menu next to the post in question and we'll take a look at it.
ATS is a big board, with a lot of topics. Sometimes we don't see things straight away.edit on 23/5/12 by neformore because: (no reason given)edit on 23/5/12 by neformore because: (no reason given)
I personally have been told that because I am a Christian, I deserve to die. While I understand that such language and threats cannot be tolerated, I hate to see a whole thread disappear.
I don't care what topics he was talking about, that sort of behavior is against multiple items in our Terms and Conditions.
I think something needs to be done in regards to the trolls/flamers as well. I know this is just the internet but when you're deep in thought and someone starts to troll/flame you and nothing is done about it then it becomes even more off putting. I mean, this is supposed to be a place for civilized debate, right? I guess my suggestion/request would be to make more mods to monitor threads more closely and be ready to issue 1-5 hour bans to keep people civil and discourage others in the thread from being uncivil. Maybe make it something lighthearted like a flag on the field.
Originally posted by AQuestion
I don't know if the moderators get paid or not; but, my guess is that they do not.
If they don't get paid it is not very easy to just add more moderators.
As for your suggestion regarding short "cooling down" bans, I think you should definitely make that suggestion to one of the moderators.
I don't expect civility per se, I believe there is a line somewhere between civil and obscene; but, I am not sure I can articulate exactly where the line should be and that is why I started this thread. Sort of just working through it in my own head and looking for thoughts from others. Peace.