citrons

les citrons du mondecitronne

we are yet to be introduced to various mechanisms which will alter our ability to so brazenly ascend forth, particularly that of skin.

who is mark?

— citrons

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a very long time ago

recent posts

citrons #4731

the real question is, "is funni funny?"

citrons #4710

I do experience this.

citrons #4709

m3 macro processor

citrons #4684

truly incredible.

alright, everyone. this discussion is over. if you have something to say further, let it be about the actual topic/voting in the poll.

citrons #4679

No claim is immune to questioning, no matter what.

the only "claim" I was making is that we might ban you.

citrons #4676

citrons, your metaphor is incorrect.

I don't care. I am using the metaphor to communicate the point. it is not an argument for you to refute. it is a piece of information that I am providing to you, for your benefit.

citrons #4666

Then it is your responsibility to comprehensively and unambiguously elucidate what you mean by that

it's not really my responsibility to do anything. think of apionet as our house. if we get tired of you, we can remove you from our house. we'd like to be nice to you and let you be in our house. however, there are various ways you can make this difficult for us.

without adjudicating who is right or who is wrong, you have many, many strict principles which you like to apply to everything being discussed and point out constantly. regardless of how severe you think something is, you should consider how severe we think it is and how appropriate we would find your objections to them to be.

you enumerate a set of harms which we do not subscribe to. we do not think banning someone from a chatroom or a minecraft server is a violation of their inalienable rights. if you can't adjust your conduct in light of this, we might want to see you out of our house.

citrons #4647

ok so you assume i'm not following the guidelines just because i said i'm following the guidelines? maybe you're not following the guidelines yourself?

you are breaking the guidelines right now.

citrons (edited ) #4645

i already follow those guidelines? and what's that image meant to imply? it's hard to not find offence by it.

the image is meant to imply that those who cause the events which this thread is about are the ones in this thread saying that they aren't a problem and never happen.

take a moment to consider the fact that the least likely person to recognize that a behavior is causing problems is the one perpetrating it, that perhaps you should actually rethink what you have done and do regularly. since, if you were immediately able to recognize it, you probably wouldn't be doing it in the first place.

citrons #4642

i don't recall those

well, perhaps the guidelines will help you reduce this behavior in the future.

citrons #4640

the guidelines are already implied and being followed

caesar, there have been arguments with you wherein you have completely denied direct evidence provided against your claims.

citrons #4636

yes

citrons (edited ) #4630

[make sure that] your dissent is appropriate, kind, worthwhile, and warranted. do not derail conversations by throwing around inflamatory terms out of the blue. they must actually correspond to the severity and importance of what is discussed. when in doubt, hold your tongue.

this is why I wrote this!!

if you can't understand this, we might have to just ban you. again. indefinitely. oh, how unethical!

addendum: consider the fact that I mean words the way I mean them, not the way you mean them. when I say "kind and appropriate", I mean "kind and appropriate" by my standards, not by yours. I am expecting you to adhere to "kind and appropriate" by my standards.

citrons (edited ) #4629

I concede that it may be difficult, for one reason or another, to consider how what you say affects another person. but when they tell you how it affects them, you should actually listen to them.

citrons #4628

When descriptions are levied upon things, politeness is irrelevant: things are not people, and have no feelings that can be hurt. It is irrational for a person to take offense on behalf of things.

instead of reverting to your dogmatic principles, I will ask you to instead consider why someone might dislike having their interest called "objectively harmful and masochistic". do not try to convince me of why you called it that, because we're trying not to rehash these arguments, and because, quite frankly, you're wrong. either you need to gain some perspective or gain some restraint.

citrons #4621

the fact that you are willing to acknowledge no problem in your behavior is a problem.

citrons #4619

i don't think that particular person is intentionally trying to cause problems.

sure. if they were, we would have banned them.

citrons #4617

I'm not entirely sure that's true. sure, there is a particular person who is causing a lot of problems, but I've actually seen some of this behavior in others.

citrons #4614

someone going around telling people that things they are interested in are "objectively harmful and masochistic" or "regressive propaganda" doesn't seem very nice to me.

that's true. it's not very nice. however, we're trying to avoid rehashing arguments in this thread.

citrons #4613

I feel that perhaps we should ban the kinds of bad faith arguments that often occur. when you disagree with someone about something, make sure that:

  • if your position was false, that there could be an argument that could convince you that it was false that someone else could actually reasonably give
  • you are actually making an effort to consider the possibilities of what that person might mean, as opposed to immediately assuming that it means one specific thing
  • your position is actually grounded in reality
  • you can actually express your position in a way that is comprehensible to others, as opposed to assuming that they'll know what you mean
  • your dissent is appropriate, kind, worthwhile, and warranted. do not derail conversations by throwing around inflamatory terms out of the blue. they must actually correspond to the severity and importance of what is discussed. when in doubt, hold your tongue.

the only official rule of apionet is "do not be a bad person; do not do bad things". we reserve the right to moderate in any way we want, but these are perhaps some guidelines that we could put into effect.

citrons #4610

Nobody likes moving things between channels.

they don't like being banned/kicked either.

citrons #4604

I have been so far been personally mostly unbothered by the admittedly quite pointless arguments that are occurring in apionet. though I don't think arguments are inherently hostile or unpleasant, others may feel otherwise. regardless of whether or not decorum is maintained, the circularity of the arguments can definitely be irritating, and I understand finding them frustrating or offputting.

I previously thought that the arguments in apionet did not displace other kinds of more productive conversations. but perhaps I am wrong. I thought of the pointless arguments as at least something to do, and I also genuinely wished to tease out the assumptions being made and to reach a mutual understanding and increase of knowledge. however, this is very difficult considering the way that some people engage in argument.

I want apionet to be enjoyable, pleasant, and perhaps productive for those who talk in it. so, what should we do to address this?

please try to avoid pointing fingers or rehashing old arguments in this thread and instead try to focus on ways we can improve apionet.

citrons #4504

oh yeah. it starts with post #2. post #1 is lost media. so sad.

citrons #4498

good. can we see?

citrons #4496

it's funny how this thread is owned by me, but the first post in it is not mine. I can't remember how that came to be.

citrons #4494

certain people certainly want this and are succeeding to a certain extent

citrons #4401

I need to go see a man about a pre.

citrons #4394

yeah!!!