Cap'n Refsmmat

Science Forums Etiquette

Recommended Posts

swansont    6167

I must agree with DrRocket's evaluation of "reputation points". To present the flip side of the coin, a banned member may very well have spoken the truth.

 

That's not a flip side, because reputation is not a criterion for suspension. There may be correlation, because the behavior that gets one suspended often irritates a participant or several to the point of downvoting posts exhibiting the objectionable behavior.

 

Further, being right or wrong or is not a factor in suspension. People are suspended because they break the rules. Being right is not a shield against this, and questioning the status quo is not a factor. It's about following the rules and engaging in civil scientific discussion. (i.e. facts and rigorous analysis, not rhetoric or posturing)

 

This should become easier in the age of electronic records, I would assume. Do you agree?

 

Not necessarily. Data formatting is not standardized and rarely documented, and this is a huge headache for analysis. Electronic historical records may be in a storage format of file structure that's not useful. Let's say I have some on a zip drive or floppy disk saved in a proprietary format of a program that hasn't been supported since mac OS 7. How easy is that to process?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Me So Great!!!!

 

Nothing about being sexist in the rules? i guess theres not many around.

 

Im guna skuttle along and make thread about how women getting the vote correlated with the downfall of our once great nation. (true, i got sources)

 

Whats the triple post about rules and all that? I been getting jolly past few weeks.

 

Should add a rule about not getting drunk, its not healthy for the community or the person drinking!!!!!!!!!! (also got sources)

  • Downvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
swansont    6167

Me So Great!!!!

 

Nothing about being sexist in the rules? i guess theres not many around.

 

Sure there is. Part of rule 2.1:

"Slurs or prejudice against any group of people (or person) are prohibited."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.