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This is more or less the info in a thread that got deleted over at "The New Coffee Room" forum.
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I wanted to make a list of conspiracy theories and talk about them.

http://www.spurstalk.com/forum...wthread.php?t=144487
http://www.debatepolitics.com/....html#post1064863626
http://www.spurstalk.com/forum...wthread.php?t=145531
http://www.spurstalk.com/forum...wthread.php?t=145871
http://www.spurstalk.com/forum...wthread.php?t=146376
http://www.thenakedscientists....ex.php?topic=53688.0
http://www.encyclopedia-titani...ic-sunk-purpose.html
http://www.flinttalk.com/viewt....php?t=12196&start=0
http://www.globalresearch.ca/g...by-the-media/5460508
https://www.youtube.com/result...orbidden+archaeology
https://www.youtube.com/result...y=cia+drug+smuggling
http://www.strategic-culture.o...&ie=UTF-8&q=gm+foods


More good sites to get objective info...

http://www.projectcensored.org/
http://waronyou.com/forums/index.php
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/
http://www.globalresearch.ca/


If people don't like the info, they can ignore it, can't they? If they think I'm wrong, they can tell me why, can't they?

Why should there be some "Super" people who have the power to decide what other people should and shouldn't see?


edit 5/12/16
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The sixth link from the top has been tampered with so here's another link with the same info.
http://www.sciforums.com/threa...-get-200-mpg.155461/

The info to which the seventh link led to was deleted so here's a link to some similar info.
http://projectavalon.net/forum...e-fraud-by-JP-Morgan
 
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There are "super" people because this website isn't a government-provided facility. It is a private forum and it belongs to the members. The members get to decide who has special powers. The members also get to decide what kinds of posts they are willing to tolerate, and what kinds of posts they are not willing to tolerate.

Think of it like an open house party. The party may be open to all, but the host of the party retains the prerogative to kick people out if they are behaving in an unacceptable manner.

You can't walk into a house party, turn on the television, turn the volume way up, and change the channel to the History Channel (unless that's what others and the host want). If you insist on distracting the people at the party from what they are there for, the host may well ask you to leave.

Me? I'm on the tolerant side. Unless you start taking over the front page of the forum, I don't mind you posting about crackpot theories. As ftp says, you're easy enough to ignore. Just like a guy at a house party who is dancing by himself in a corner is easy enough to ignore.

But other people here are less tolerant, and, as I've said, the forum belongs to the members. If enough people decide that you are too much of an irritant, action could be taken. It's been taken elsewhere, and it's been taken here before, so please don't assume that this is some sort of safe haven and you are exempt from the sorts of consequences you have experienced elsewhere.

In other words, if I were in your shoes, I'd watch my step and be judicious. If the villagers start to come after you with pitchforks and torches, I probably won't be carrying one myself, but I won't get in their way, and I won't cry crocodile tears over your absence afterwards.
 
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Put me in the "take out the garbage camp." My pitchfork is in hand.

It's easy to say that we shouldn't feed the trolls, but they almost always seem well and happily fed. Someone can't resist the urge to argue with them, to play with them, or to try reforming them. The latter is sometimes quite funny to watch. But the entertainment value wears thin very quickly, at least for me.

I don't think there is any "prime directive" served by keeping a single-minded troll around, especially when he has quite an Internet reputation. At present a simple Google search of "Cosmored" and "Forum" yields WTF on the second page. Are we interested in seeing that rise to the first page? He is sometimes referred to as "Cosmored the spammer."

At TNCR he was banned when annoying but rather occasional conspiracy mongering became insistent trolling and spamming, sort of like what is happening here. The more people responded, the more he returned, always with laser-like precision to the conspiracy du jour, and with the social graces of Abu Bakr al-Bahgdadi in a room with a Yazidi girl.

When he again crossed into Holocaust denial (or minimization, as he called it ... "oh, I'm just asking questions"), that was the last straw.

I see no practical reason or high principle that is served by keeping him around. I'm not particularly worried that "as we do to him, so it will be done to others." The slope does not seem very slippery.
 
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I'd be more worried if this were the first time we were banning someone.

But it isn't.

So, as I said, I'm not going to throw myself down in front of the mob to protect him.
 
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C thinks that the government is driving the actions of the "super" people and that the sole effort is to shut him down him from spreading the truth. The more resistance he gets, the more he posts. It's indicative of the depth of his paranoia.

I've followed C's career here and next door for a while. I didn't have much of a problem with him for years and even tried to reach out to him to participate on another level, but during this last return visit I've definitely taken a much more negative view.

As Quirt said, this is a private party and there is no requirement for the forum to guarantee that everyone can say anything they want. We don't allow pron, don't allow sharing of personal info, etc. Other topics may not be explicitly outlawed, but as generally happens in mature social groups, the participants have a reasonable sense of the comfort levels of those around them; we care about each other as people. He has no sense of these normal social cues and refuses to participate on any other level except to post links to his conspiracy theory du jour.

As far as his continued participation here and the risk that more like him will start posting, I don't know how much of a real risk it is. I would prefer it not happen, but I guess it could be dealt with should it occur. Another thing we have going for us is the regular cleanup of old posts, so nothing lasts forever here.

I certainly won't be looking at any of the links he posts or discussing any of his theories. I have not found any value in the information he posts and I don't find him to be a critical thinker at all.

I won't go nuts if he stays here because I don't feel the need to respond to his theories, but like Quirt, I won't resist if the majority elects to kick him out and I won't need any Kleenex if he's gone.

I find that C contributes zero to the forum.


WTG, as citizen-poster


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I don't have a problem with it, but like Quirt, I hope it doesn't take over the forum. Maybe we can have a conspiracy-of-the-month club! Smiler


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Behavior: spamming.

Definition: posting more than one link at a time and/or starting a thread and ignoring people who reply.

Rule violation: spamming. Specifically, OP in this thread, every thread started not including most recent.

Recommendation: probation.
 
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how about just don't respond at all? not even to discuss him. right now we are feeding the troll. how about we just allow it to go extinct?


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That would be my recommendation also (not responding to him). Not everyone agrees, and of course that is entirely their decision.


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I don't see any spamming going on. I don't think we've seen cause for any action what so ever, other than to voice our concerns. IMO, that's as far as it should go until there is a problem.

IMO, those who feed trolls (if that's what we're talking about) are just as responsible for any possible disruption.

I myself, don't mind dallying into a few conspiracies now and then, if only to learn what all the noise is about. Then I form my own opinion about the matter.

So I don't see that we have a problem unless it takes over the forum.


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I have Facebook "friends" that are stupid, racist, schizophrenic, and so forth.
I leave them on my friends list because seeing only posts that reinforce one's own views is limiting one's perspective of how the world is.

Laughing at Cosmored and his diseased mind is entertainment. Don't forget there are more like him.


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Boring.
 
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Why don't we just have a vote and be done with it, one way or the other?

Seriously, why not? Just start a thread, keep it open a week or two, then tally.
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
Why don't we just have a vote and be done with it, one way or the other?

Seriously, why not? Just start a thread, keep it open a week or two, then tally.
Sounds like you just volunteered.


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My god people. He's a freakin' legend. He's been banned everywhere.
Just do it and be done with it.
 
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