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Old 06-03-2017   #1
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REMINDER TO ALL TLO MEMBERS
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While I do not expect TLO to exist as a shining beacon of civility, recent conduct has proven to be reprehensible and will not be tolerated. If you should find a post to be an egregious abuse of TLO terms and rules of conduct, you are encouraged to privately notify the moderators by clicking on the icon underneath the offending members username and avatar. Utilizing this mechanism without due cause can be considered an offense in itself, as it is not intended as a means of spiteful retribution.

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REMINDER TO ALL TLO MEMBERS
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While I do not expect TLO to exist as a shining beacon of civility, recent conduct has proven to be reprehensible and will not be tolerated.
Quite so. Thanks for the reminder, Dr. B.

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Re: Member Conduct Reminder

Could I make the suggestion that any newly registered user who is just obviously here to cause trouble or exercise a grudge be banned? I can think of three accounts right now who fit this mould, and I can't see any decent discussion coming out of them.

You can issue a warning to somebody who posts bat#### provocative white supremacist/Trumpist material like jeering at pictures of Holocaust victims, but it is just going to keep happening over and over again because these are joke accounts out to provoke rather than people wishing to partake in discussion.
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I would humbly suggest that the discussion on TLO be strictly limited to topics related to Thomas Ligotti, weird/horror literature, and related subjects, such as film criticism of the horror film genre. Politics and religious topics should not be permitted, and I am using this example because here in my country many drinking venues have a sign: "Favor de no hablar de politica o de religion."
When I saw the "Trump" discussion group for example, I thought, "This is just asking for trouble." Our forum should not be a platform for trolling political correctness or politics, period.

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I would humbly suggest that the discussion on TLO be strictly limited to topics related to Thomas Ligotti, weird/horror literature, and related subjects, such as film criticism of the horror film genre. Politics and religious topics should not be permitted, and I am using this example because here in my country many drinking venues have a sign: "Favor de no hablar de politica o de religion."
When I saw the "Trump" discussion group for example, I thought, "This is just asking for trouble." Our forum should not be a platform for trolling political correctness or politics, period.

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I respectfully disagree. While I enjoy the topics you mention more than others, Thomas Ligotti's works have larger implications than mere fiction. I will, of course, respect the moderator's decision in any case.
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Ksharitya was* not WithStrengthIBurn. I had a lot of decent discussion on my older account regarding good films and some analyses of Ligotti's short stories.

Morko was and I am. I received permission from Dr. Locrian to post here so long as I avoid attacking members. I request certain people cease attacking me out of the blue too.

I've already apologized for my rude remarks towards Arabs plus Southern Americans and personally apologized to Ibrahim. It was due to brutal middle and high school abuse that I came to develop a horrible mental complex, and also, the added dimension of modern Western media constantly demonizing Persia/Iran didn't help, especially in its spreading the misinformation that Persia is not Iran (e.g., imagine how an Indian would feel if people couldn't distinguish them between Pakistanis culturally).

I apologize for this and stuff. My "monkey mind", as Zen Buddhists call it, tends to come out on online forums. The last 8 months I have been a mess, but it does not manifest in real life as much. I apologize. My stuff about Breivik was stupid and more of a manifestation of certain facets of my monkey mind.

There is a moderate to low potential people of Persian descent to become the new Jews soon. I wouldn't say high after second thought because most of the people have assimilated and tend to lie about being Italian, Greek, or whatever.

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Re: Member Conduct Reminder

Marioneta- after the American election, this forum went incredibly quiet and I think for that moment, the Trump thread helped air out some things then everything got back on the road. That thread isn't really going anywhere now but at the time I think it helped.

Philosophy is a big part of the forum and I really don't think we can separate that from politics. And I find the political dimensions to the genres we enjoy very interesting.

I hope to discuss more fiction soon. We need more of that and I don't think restricting genres is a good idea.

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Re: Member Conduct Reminder

Quote Originally Posted by marioneta View Post
I would humbly suggest that the discussion on TLO be strictly limited to topics related to Thomas Ligotti, weird/horror literature, and related subjects, such as film criticism of the horror film genre. Politics and religious topics should not be permitted, and I am using this example because here in my country many drinking venues have a sign: "Favor de no hablar de politica o de religion."
When I saw the "Trump" discussion group for example, I thought, "This is just asking for trouble." Our forum should not be a platform for trolling political correctness or politics, period.

Literature is entertainment or it is nothing.-Thomas Ligotti
It seems that Ksharitya joined to only promote his political agenda, so I am a bit nervous about the political threads here attracting other promoters. The forum's political threads have been popular in the last year or so, starting with Lovecraft's racism/SJW/political correctness, then Trump, and now the environmental thread. It'd be sad if this forum become another cesspool of trolls but it looks like it's attracting their attention.

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We are asking that members refrain from posting political content indefinitely. It never seems to remain constructive and is the source of much discontent. Two members have been banned today already and at least one thread has been closed. Time to withdraw from the fray, folks.

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My previous post was only a suggestion. I respect the opinion of those who disagree with it.Disagreement is good to stimulate thinking. Nor do I feel dogmatic about what I put forward, but I do think some guidelines should be contemplated., paraphrasing Alan Moore:"to keep scum out" .
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