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Old 10-22-2018, 07:31 PM   #15481 (permalink)
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As per widespread forum discussion in the last few years members vocalized a desire for an anything-goes-within-reason environment, citing established members enjoying good fun ****-talking. There were those who opposed, saying in order to entice new members to stay there needed to be some sense of structure and The Rules must be consistently applied to everyone, and the kind of ****-talking going on was simply not a good look for the forum. Those people were told that they were the minority and if they didnt like it here they could leave, so a handful of members left and MB continued to mature into the paradise of comedy you see now. Every ban was scrutinized and members expected to be a part of the decision making process in terms of discipline. I dont know of anyone except JWB that has been permabanned since. So in other words, the people spoke and the mods (at the time) listened, and now we get to deal with Chula's monthlies.
I see. So I guess the threshold for a ban would be...posting a link to your website, but not threatening to murder people.

Cool, seems reasonable.

Might I inquire why cassavetes was banned, given these kinds of standards? Triple post?
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:35 PM   #15482 (permalink)
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I see. So I guess the threshold for a ban would be...posting a link to your website, but not threatening to murder people.

Cool, seems reasonable.

Might I inquire why cassavetes was banned, given these kinds of standards? Triple post?
I hear you. We're not ignoring the situation.

Cassavetes requested the ban.
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:42 PM   #15483 (permalink)
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Actually, in many ways Chula is a good member, adidasss. He has a genuine love of music and his fights with Frownland especially have kept many of us amused here. Both can give as good as they get, and I suspect they aren't always as angry as they might appear to be from a cold reading of their posts. MB have seen them fight, make up, and fight again, like an old married couple.

And please don't imagine that the aggression is all in one direction. On several occasions Chula has been (as I see it) victimised on here by other members who went unreprimanded and that is prob why he lashes out at our modding policy occasionally.

Yes, the modding is pretty lax, as WWWP explains, but I personally would be very upset if we were to lose Chula.
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:57 PM   #15484 (permalink)
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Guys, I'll vouch for adidasss. There's a learning curve to figure out how to get along with him, but he's an OG quality MuBa.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:29 PM   #15485 (permalink)
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Five of the most valuable exhibits at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC have been found to be fake.

The artefacts, thought to be part of the historic Dead Sea Scrolls, will no longer be displayed.

Academics tested the fragments and found that the “show characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin and therefore will no longer be displayed at the museum,” the institution said.

The Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest copies of Bible text ever found, and include passages of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, that range from 1,800 to more than 2,000 years old.

“Though we had hoped the testing would render different results, this is an opportunity to educate the public on the importance of verifying the authenticity of rare biblical artefacts, the elaborate testing process undertaken and our commitment to transparency,” said Jeffrey Kloha, the chief curatorial officer for Museum of the Bible, said in a statement.

“As an educational institution entrusted with cultural heritage, the museum upholds and adheres to all museum and ethical guidelines on collection care, research and display,” Mr Kloha said.

While the cost of the scrolls has not been revealed, the museum is thought to have spent millions of dollars on them. The institution faced questions over the authenticity of the fragments even before the site opened in November 2017.

In April 2017, it sent five fragments to the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und-prüfung (BAM) a German institute for analysing materials, who tested the ink and the papyrus. The Museum of the Bible said that the recently-received report “further raises suspicions about the authenticity of all five fragments.”

The museum said that supported two other research projects on its DSS fragments. Two years ago, Brill, a leading international academic publisher, released the first in a series of planned volumes sponsored by Museum of the Bible. Edited by Emanuel Tov, Kipp Davis and Robert Duke. Mr Davis and some of the contributors raised questions about the authenticity of some of the fragments.

“My research has focused primarily on two aspects of Museum of the Bible’s fragments: scribal quality and technique in the penning of the texts as well as the physical composition and current state of the manuscript media,” said Mr Davis. “My studies to date have managed to confirm upon a preponderance of different streams of evidence the high probability that at least seven fragments in the museum’s Dead Sea Scrolls collection are modern forgeries, but conclusions on the status of the remaining fragments are still forthcoming.”

Today, many of the Dead Sea Scrolls—which total some 100,000 fragments—are housed in the Shrine of the Book, part of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The excavation and selling of fragments is outlawed under a UN convention on cultural property from 1970, which means that private sellers fight over fragments removed before that time.

The founder of the Museum of the Bible, Steve Green, who his business the Hobby Lobby craft chain, faced scrutiny over the purchase of more than 5,500 artefacts from 2010 that originated from Iraq. The chain agreed to pay a $3m fine last year to settle a case with the Department of Justice that claimed the objects were illegally smuggled. The items have since been returned.

Hobby Lobby said that it was new to the world of antiquities when it began acquiring historical items for its Museum of the Bible in 2009 and made mistakes in relying on dealers and shippers who “did not understand the correct way to document and ship” them.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:32 PM   #15486 (permalink)
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Guys, I'll vouch for adidasss. There's a learning curve to figure out how to get along with him, but he's an OG quality MuBa.
^ Also, one day in July 2005, adidasss invited people to post in a thread that he called Your Day. So far he's had over 57,000 replies: go, adidasss!
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:56 AM   #15487 (permalink)
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Actually, in many ways Chula is a good member, adidasss. He has a genuine love of music and his fights with Frownland especially have kept many of us amused here. Both can give as good as they get, and I suspect they aren't always as angry as they might appear to be from a cold reading of their posts. MB have seen them fight, make up, and fight again, like an old married couple.

And please don't imagine that the aggression is all in one direction. On several occasions Chula has been (as I see it) victimised on here by other members who went unreprimanded and that is prob why he lashes out at our modding policy occasionally.

Yes, the modding is pretty lax, as WWWP explains, but I personally would be very upset if we were to lose Chula.
I don't really see his other contributions to the site, but given his comments aimed at WWWP, who is without a doubt, one of the nicest members here, he comes off as a pretty nasty person.

But anyway...
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:34 AM   #15488 (permalink)
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Suspected explosive device found at George Soros's New York home

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Old 10-23-2018, 10:08 AM   #15489 (permalink)
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Not flaming at all. Stating a fact from where I sit. She's a waste of space, but then again, so are a large percentage of the mods on this board.

Ban away you misfit toys! LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-23-2018, 10:10 AM   #15490 (permalink)
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Let's not speculate and just wish Chula a happy vacation with his family and that he gets himself together. That dude deserves happiness and we deserve a break.
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