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Telling other people, that telling other people what they believe or know, after repeatedly being told otherwise, is utterly disrespectful, is utterly disrespectful. .
Are you part of MKUltra?
Kinda like ,you are racist for pointing out my racism?
In this case it’s clear that the comment did not violate the rules. If you think it did, point to the exact rule and quote my exact words.
The rules say nothing about perception. They are very clear about what is allowed and not allowed.
Of course, Alan ignores what is allowed and does what is not allowed. Great moderation, there.
I was responding to a comment of yours. Do you want to join me in Guano? (Is that the TSZ version of “Do you want to take this outside?”)
If that is the desired goal then the rules should be changed, not simply ignored or arbitrarily enforced. I think it was Kantian Naturalist who pointed out that fifthmonarchyman’s presuppositions are incompatible with the approach this site takes to discussion. He should either follow the rules or not participate on topics where he refuses to follow the rules.
Frankly, I don’t see that he adds anything of substance, aside from what other people write in response to him.
I’m a little short of time currently but I’ve enough just to ask this.
What are your views on sockpuppetry?
Alan, to ALurker:
You can’t be complaining about pseudonyms, since there are plenty of those here (to the dismay of Tom English).
So are you actually implying that ALurker is a sockpuppet in the classic sense?
If so, I’d love to hear how you got that idea.
Not implying, just asking.
FWIW, I think you’re doing a fabulous job relative to the monetary compensation you are getting for being an admin and mod. Same for Neil.
Read literally, that’s not such a great compliment. But thanks! 😉
Alan wrote in the Atheist exist thread:
I’ve advocated that threads can be organized under Noyau rules if the author requests. I’d suggests giving authors the option of requesting Noyau rules on their discussions, and thus the mods only need to police things like links to taboo material.
It will make the mods jobs a lot easier. This is now a viable option since ignore button is available on threads.
Btw, I think keiths has put hundreds of comments on my threads that I never read. I appreciate all the time he’s invested in reading my comments and responding with comments I’ll never read.
Right. You were just wondering, apropos of nothing, about ALurker’s views on sockpuppetry.
It’s just curiosity, that’s all.
keiths, I’m curious, yes. For that matter, what do you think about sockpuppetry?
It’s getting a bit harder to maintain your “I haven’t seen any evidence of Alan’s dishonesty” stance, isn’t it?
Would you say sockpuppetry (in the classic sense) is at all dishonest?
Pseudonyms are fine. Sockpuppetry as defined above is dishonest and reprehensible.
You are a grade A prick, Alan.
Glad you agree.
So stop lying about “Not implying, just asking.”
Be brave, state your claim explicitly, and back it up.
All I’ve done is to ask Alurker for his views on sockpuppetry. Can he not answer for himself? There’s no rush.
Bullshit. What you’ve done is to insinuate that ALurker is a sockpuppet or a sockpuppeteer.
And now you’re lying about it, pretending that you’re “not implying, just asking”.
A good moderator (or a good person, for that matter) would not make such a serious insinuation without being prepared and willing to back it up.
State your case.
Again, I agree. Does Alurker?
I can’t tell whether you’re acknowledging that you’re a bad moderator or claiming to be willing to back up your insinuation. If it’s the latter, then your refusal to back it up, despite repeated requests, demonstrates that you are not willing.
Again: State your case, and stop lying about how you’re “not implying, just asking.”
While waiting for a response from Alurker, maybe you could answer a technical question.
How is it that Alurker has the same IP address as our former admin, Patrick?
If that’s actually true, then perhaps it is Patrick. If so, then why are you accusing him of sockpuppetry? It doesn’t fit the definition:
Has ALurker spoken to, or about, Patrick while pretending to be someone else?
If it is in fact Patrick, then I think he has been deceptive in not revealing that, and I disapprove. But I see no evidence of sockpuppetry.
So you’re fine with this?
…was obviously false. Readers watched you lie through your teeth.
Ethics aside, how does it benefit you to lie to the readership when you are trying to defend yourself against charges of unfitness?
You don’t feel even slightly sheepish?
Why, specifically, do you think I should feel sheepish?
Because it would be a normal reaction to be embarrassed.
And why no proxy?
Patrick? Any explanation?
About what? What specifically have I done that you think I should be embarrassed about?
Oh, perhaps you thought I was suggesting you were acting in concert with Patrick. I wasn’t suggesting that.
What specifically do I have to feel sheepish or embarrassed about?
I told you. Sheesh!
Oh, actually I didn’t. Your hypocrisy.
Enough of the evasions.
What specifically have I done that you think I should be sheepish or embarrassed about?
Poor Alan. You can practically hear the air leaking out of his balloon.
What specifically have I done that was hypocritical? Identify it specifically, please. Have I emphasized the word ‘specific’ enough?
Meanwhile, you got caught lying again, saying that you were “not implying, just asking”.
Christ, Alan. When will you learn?
No, I’m fine, thank you for asking. You have yet to provide me with an example…
Although I am curious, are you attempting to reference Alan’s groundless insinuation that ALurker is hiding his true identity (keiths`s take on the situation), or Alan’s attempt to determine whether ALurker is in fact Patrick, given that they post from the same IP address (the reality)? Someone on some blog warned me that I was bedeviled by my “tendency to rush to judgement before gathering the facts”. I’ve taken the advice to heart.
But I don’t really see the dishonesty in setting a trap that is so obvious that even keiths can spot it…Or is it your position that rhetorical questions are per se dishonest?
But I am enjoying your hanging your hat on that rather narrow definition of sockpuppetry. Personally, I don’t think one has to talk about oneself for it to qualify as sockpuppetry, but I also think that the deception can be justified, under certain circumstances. Many a time have I read someone declaring they will “Sock up” in order to troll UD… So those are my views on using alternate online ID’s to deceive.
And remember, no-one has accused ALurker of sockpuppetry, but I think that all three of us would be interested to hear his views on the subject. Amirite?
“Lying”, you keep using that word. I do not think that…
Indeed. Patrick, Keiths and I have all indulged at UD. But Patrick has a current account and left voluntarily. He was pretending to be someone else agreeing with his own views.
So what specifically should I feel sheepish or embarrassed about, in your opinion?
Stop evading the question and answer it.
Truly, I’m amazed at your hypocrisy.
Reread the thread from your comment where you respond to my query to Alurker/Patrick regarding his views on sockpuppetry. If you don’t see why your position is hypocritical and that a normal reaction in your situation might be embarrassment, I have little hope of explaining it to you. It may be that you lack empathy. I don’t know, but I find your stance here frankly bizarre.
It must be obvious to you that I am hugely disappointed by this episode. Perhaps there is something you can say in mitigation. Perhaps there is an explanation that you can offer. Please let us hear from you.
Alan: You should be sheepish.
keiths: About what, specifically?
Alan: The normal reaction would be to be embarrassed.
keiths: What should I be embarrassed about, specifically?
Alan: Sheesh! I told you already!
keiths: No, you didn’t.
Alan: Oh, wait. No, I didn’t.
Alan: Um, you should be sheepish about your hypocrisy!
keiths: What specifically have I done that was hypocritical?
Alan: Your hypocrisy amazes me.
keiths: What specifically have I done that was hypocritical?
Alan: Um, read your comment. If you can’t see how hypocritical that is, I can’t help you.