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Old 30th August 2019, 10:41 PM   #3041
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Originally Posted by Malicex View Post
Hi.

I used to frequent the JREF Forum a long time ago. I decided it was time to re-join the forum.
Welcome back. What was your previous name?(e.g. Would any of us recognize you?) If you had to register under a new name maybe make a post to one of the mods advising them of the details so you don't get mistaken for a sockpuppet of your former self.
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Old 31st August 2019, 08:46 AM   #3042
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
Welcome back. What was your previous name?(e.g. Would any of us recognize you?) If you had to register under a new name maybe make a post to one of the mods advising them of the details so you don't get mistaken for a sockpuppet of your former self.
I think it was the same name as now. I made 200-350 posts. I mostly read. I think I was most active around The Amazing Meeting 3.
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Old 4th September 2019, 01:22 PM   #3043
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Hello. This seems like a good place to make my first post.
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Old 4th September 2019, 05:10 PM   #3044
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Originally Posted by PhotoMatt View Post
Hello. This seems like a good place to make my first post.
Hello back.
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Old 6th September 2019, 01:09 PM   #3045
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I like moonlit walks on the beach (Yes the moon humans have been to), books not written by Ayn Rand and history (the history where JFK was killed by a single person and Nazi's didn't build a secret base on the aforementioned moon.)

My turn-offs include: people who use the word "toxin" as defined by the quackery and alt-medicine community, Chemophobia and "woo" of any sort.

I occasionally struggle with myself for wishing there actually was a Hell for people who believe in Creationism of any sort.

Also F* the Oxford Comma.
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Old 8th September 2019, 05:40 PM   #3046
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Originally Posted by BinDerSmokDat View Post
I like moonlit walks on the beach (Yes the moon humans have been to), books not written by Ayn Rand and history (the history where JFK was killed by a single person and Nazi's didn't build a secret base on the aforementioned moon.)

My turn-offs include: people who use the word "toxin" as defined by the quackery and alt-medicine community, Chemophobia and "woo" of any sort.

I occasionally struggle with myself for wishing there actually was a Hell for people who believe in Creationism of any sort.

Also F* the Oxford Comma.
Hey, welcome aboard. We don't have a whole lot of regular woo believers showing up, so I've taken my "foodie" debunking over to Quora. You have to be much more polite but it's such a ripe environment. I started out just commenting on coffee culture but in any thread about coffee or tea you'll always get the Green Tea and Miracle of Green Coffee Extract crowd peddling their petunias. My favorite red flags:

Toxins and Anti-Toxins
Anti-Oxidants
Superfoods

Any one of them is liable to set me off, but you have to be careful because their Be Nice/Be Polite rule is much more stringent than we have here. Plus, answerers can simply block you from commenting on their lies. I usually respond directly to one of the woo peddlers but then put in a full answer of my own to avoid directly addressing and/or insulting a member.

Welcome aboard. We still have the occasional old school skeptical debunking thread in General Skepticism and the Paranormal, but nothing like our heyday when James Randi's name attracted the rhetorical gunslingers.
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Old 17th September 2019, 01:19 AM   #3047
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Hi this is John from Garden City. Joined yesterday, I love philosophical reads in my leisure time. Hope to contribute to the forum

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Old 17th September 2019, 01:20 AM   #3048
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Hi John from Garden City. I'm sure you'll find a lot of interesting discussions here.
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