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Old 08-01-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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Welcome to the Unexplained Mysteries and Paranormal forum - a place for sharing experiences and asking questions about out-of-the-ordinary happenings.

This is NOT a forum for prosthelytizing or for bashing members who hold worldviews that differ from yours.

All participants in this forum are expected to be respectful of others' views and opinions, and posts that do not follow these guidelines will be dealt with in accordance with City-Data's Terms of Service.

Be civil, no personal attacks, flaming, or insults. We may attack ideas (politely) but we do not attack the speaker of the idea. Be careful with your words, there is a point where being direct crosses a line into blunt, in-your-face hostility. Just a warning -- I am big on manners. Before you hit post reply, re-read your post and make sure you're not making something worse.

Please report posts which violate the Terms of Service instead of engaging in flame wars. You can report posts by clicking on the triangle icon on the banner at the top of the offending post. It will ask you why you're reporting it, fill in the box and send it off, and I will get an email alerting me to action. (Of course, I have to get the email, and I have an outside job and am not online all the time -- so give me time to respond)

And I can also be reached by Direct Message by clicking on my name, and scrolling down the box that comes up to send Direct Message to Tallysmom.

Many of the threads in this forum were moved here from other forums, and many of them were started months, if not years, ago. Because of that, you may encounter older posts that may or not be entirely relevant to the thread topic. Checking the dates of a thread may help you.

As for a little background on me -- I am an open minded skeptic, with no real paranormal experiences. My husband is a total non believer. And HE'S seen a ghost....

Thank you all for reading this, and I hope we all have fun here.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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Default New BIGFOOT thread guidelines

I've been very busy of late -- car accident (I'm fine) sick kitty (she's better), and work -- and I haven't had time to clear up the other thread, but it will be cleared...

Following the new guidelines. Infracting will be starting SOON -- I will be referring miscreants to this thread. In fairness, I feel I need to let people know I am being tough here, because I was trying to not be "that Mod"... You all know you are not allowed to attack about belief systems.

Posts that are Bigfoot isn't real will be deleted. FROM NOW ON, it will be considered trolling, not unlike a Urbanite going onto the Rural board and telling them they are all idiots for living in the country.

I would like to remind you -- if you don't believe in Bigfoot -- why are posting about Bigfoot? No one is forcing you.... which is why they are now infractable offenses.

Posts that are fighting over and over and over about the same evidence or lack of evidence may also be deleted. When it starts being "yeah huh" "nuh-huh" back and forth to me that's the end of the thread.

I will add to this as necessary.... and trust me -- it will be...
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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Okay -- a poster has convinced me to reopen this -- "Bigfoot isn't real" posts will still be considered trolling -- ONLY IF they are not qualified. In other words -- if a poster comes on and says Bigfoot isn't real and you guys are crazy. That's TROLLING.

If a poster says Bigfoot isn't real because there's no evidence that's a different thing.

One other request -- temper your tempers. You guys get quite passionate about this and that's fine, but there's no reason to get hostile... reread your posts before you hit post.

Modding isn't a paid position. I still have to work a real job, manage a home and tend to family. Having you guys report each other over stuff isn't fun to deal with.

I really didn't mean to stifle the discussion I just wanted to give it some parameters to work within.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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Was just old we have a limit on sticky threads -- so I've merged BIGFOOT conditions here.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:06 PM
 
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I've been very busy of late -- car accident (I'm fine) sick kitty (she's better), and work -- and I haven't had time to clear up the other thread, but it will be cleared...

Following the new guidelines. Infracting will be starting SOON -- I will be referring miscreants to this thread. In fairness, I feel I need to let people know I am being tough here, because I was trying to not be "that Mod"... You all know you are not allowed to attack about belief systems.

Posts that are Bigfoot isn't real will be deleted. FROM NOW ON, it will be considered trolling, not unlike a Urbanite going onto the Rural board and telling them they are all idiots for living in the country.

I would like to remind you -- if you don't believe in Bigfoot -- why are posting about Bigfoot? No one is forcing you.... which is why they are now infractable offenses.

Posts that are fighting over and over and over about the same evidence or lack of evidence may also be deleted. When it starts being "yeah huh" "nuh-huh" back and forth to me that's the end of the thread.

I will add to this as necessary.... and trust me -- it will be...
'Posts that are Bigfoot isn't real will be deleted.'
Umm, just expressing an opinion here, but to me it sounds a little like supression of opinion... It's like telling someone off for saying that they think God is real or someone else for saying that they think God is false.
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:56 AM
 
Location: China
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Posts that are Bigfoot isn't real will be deleted.'
Umm, just expressing an opinion here, but to me it sounds a little like supression of opinion... It's like telling someone off for saying that they think God is real or someone else for saying that they think God is false.
Except that there is no physical evidence for God and there is a kind-of physical evidence for large feet and hands which have been plaster cast. There is also a proper scientist studying the Bigfoot phenomena (Prof Jeff Meldrum) and I dont remember hearing of any proper scientists studying a divine being.

Apparently, you cannot prove a negative so we cannot prove something does not exist - as in Tooth Fairy - however, I dont think there is a ban on arguing politely why the evidence actually presented for Bigfoot in a thread is invalid but maybe I am wrong on that. I guess we are supposed to put forward a proper argument either way and be respectful - also it depends if she (Tallysmom) has got out of bed the wrong side, had an argument, or just had a "bad hair" day. Pretty much the same as all of us really.
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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Except that there is no physical evidence for God and there is a kind-of physical evidence for large feet and hands which have been plaster cast. There is also a proper scientist studying the Bigfoot phenomena (Prof Jeff Meldrum) and I dont remember hearing of any proper scientists studying a divine being.

Apparently, you cannot prove a negative so we cannot prove something does not exist - as in Tooth Fairy - however, I dont think there is a ban on arguing politely why the evidence actually presented for Bigfoot in a thread is invalid but maybe I am wrong on that. I guess we are supposed to put forward a proper argument either way and be respectful - also it depends if she (Tallysmom) has got out of bed the wrong side, had an argument, or just had a "bad hair" day. Pretty much the same as all of us really.
My hair is fabulous!

I thought this was very clear.

The post ó a simple one sentence ďX isnít realĒ.

It adds nothing to the conversation. Itís a dismissal. Itís a scoff. There are tons of people who donít believe in the paranormal. THEY donít come here and scoff.

Iím not talking about skeptics. Skeptics do add to the conversation. Without skeptics, this board would be dull.

But to come here and dismiss peopleís beliefs? It very rude, and frankly, itís trolling. But if you want to come on this board and say x isnít real, you better be darn sure you back up your claim. Thatís all Iím saying. Itís that simple.
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Old Today, 01:08 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Except that there is no physical evidence for God and there is a kind-of physical evidence for large feet and hands which have been plaster cast. There is also a proper scientist studying the Bigfoot phenomena (Prof Jeff Meldrum) and I dont remember hearing of any proper scientists studying a divine being.

Apparently, you cannot prove a negative so we cannot prove something does not exist - as in Tooth Fairy - however, I dont think there is a ban on arguing politely why the evidence actually presented for Bigfoot in a thread is invalid but maybe I am wrong on that. I guess we are supposed to put forward a proper argument either way and be respectful - also it depends if she (Tallysmom) has got out of bed the wrong side, had an argument, or just had a "bad hair" day. Pretty much the same as all of us really.
Why are you insulting the most tolerant and fairest moderator on this website?
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