AlexL Posted February 21 Author Report Share Posted February 21 On 2/18/2023 at 12:31 AM, dream_weaver said: On 2/17/2023 at 11:34 PM, AlexL said: I think the moderator for Ukraine-related thread(s) should have NO special interest in the topic, should have no opinion, should be neutral. My special interest in any topic I have interest in is to remain as objective as my knowledge and mental capacity allow me to. The notion of having no opinion and dispassionate neutrality flies in the face of what drew me to this philosophy. I was referring to your role as moderator. You should be fair to them, whatever their opinions. Fair in applying the Guidelines (augmented with specific rules of rational debate). Quote In my previous paragraph addressing the first paragraph of your quote, I couldn't tell you what informal logical fallacy the ideas of having "no special interest in the topic, should have no opinion, should be neutral" fall under. Say it. About my remark "The participants in the Ukraine thread should not be involved in the moderation of this thread - conflict of interests.": Quote I can understand why a judge ought recuse himself from a case where a relative, spouse, close friend, or owns a financial holding in a company, for example. Last I checked, that isn't what OO is about [...] Imagine me, the moderator, giving @whYNOTa warning for the fact that he repeatedly refuses MY insistence to justify his claims of fact. This is a highly unhealthy situation. If the participants here were really objectivists, or simply rational, this situation would not occur. But this is not the case. Quote On as small a scale as is being operated on here, little short of calling in an outside arbitrator would seem to fit the criteria. No need for an outside arbitrator. The problem is that you don't consider the above mentioned behavior of @whYNOTas irrational. Also, you don't you feel like moderating. Quote If you think whYNOT's being evasive, why engage with him? If you think someone is a troll, why feed a troll? He and some others transform this - Objectivism! - forum in a mouthpiece of propaganda by a dictatorship. Quote You have an interest in resolving something you don't get in what is going on in the Russian/Ukrainian. Do you seek the answer from someone that isn't going to provide it, or spend your days bemoaning how they are not acting how you think they should act? Wouldn't that time be more objectively spent pursuing the answer your seeking in other places it might reside? You are mistaken: I was not and I am not seeking answers about the Russian/Ukrainian conflict. I was only reacting to fakes posted here on this subjects. I have both the knowledge of the relevant facts and the values to evaluate them. I don't need help with that. Quote If you know an answer for certain and someone issues a falsehood, does that alter what you know? State the right answer, then it is there to point to and use for reference. I posted a couple of contributions here. They needed effort to research, because I check every claim I make. None was interested. I offered to debunk some of falsehoods if someone is interested. None was. Then my approach of asking for justification for claims posted here is the most productive one: easier for me and it signals to OO readers possible fakes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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