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Old 09-20-2018, 05:02 PM
 
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This is what you do all the time on this forum.
Gish Gallop.

" the fallacious debate tactic of drowning your opponent in a flood of individually-weak arguments in order to prevent rebuttal of the whole argument collection without great effort"

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gish_Gallop

 
Old 09-20-2018, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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Gish Gallop.

" the fallacious debate tactic of drowning your opponent in a flood of individually-weak arguments in order to prevent rebuttal of the whole argument collection without great effort"

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gish_Gallop
You are saying that without any evidence. ocpaul20 has said multiple times that he would not answer questions. Here is one time though not his most clear time:



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Just because you would like your questions answered does not mean we have to answer them. Our reasons are our own and maybe have to do with our own personal situation or maybe we just prefer not to go off on a tangent discussion, who knows? It must be so frustrating for you too.

ocpaul20 often makes outrageous claims, most of them targeting the US government, and when asked questions about them will not give clear answers. I would love it if he would answer simple questions related to the topic.
 
Old 09-20-2018, 05:49 PM
 
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You are saying that without any evidence. ocpaul20 has said multiple times that he would not answer questions. Here is one time though not his most clear time:

ocpaul20 often makes outrageous claims, most of them targeting the US government, and when asked questions about them will not give clear answers. I would love it if he would answer simple questions related to the topic.
I believe you may misunderstand me. I am saying that ocpaul20 is applying that very questionable tactic.
 
Old 09-20-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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He uses carefully worded questions designed to force reasonable, intelligent posters to respond because they feel the need to correct the falsehoods. And he always finds a way to keep a dead discussion going as long as possible. As noted in previous posts he rarely answers a question straightforwardly. When proven wrong he often attacks the poster that has done so. When a certain set of questions have finally been beat to a pulp he switches topics in order to extend his posting.

This charade will continue until everyone on CD ignores him. Then he will find a different forum for posting his silly ideas.

Let this thread die a decent death before it turns into that god awful mess in the Science forum.
 
Old 09-20-2018, 10:56 PM
 
Location: PRC
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You all have the choice to stop posting. Your choice, but I guess you cannot leave it alone can you.

The thread in the science forum was 45 pages of which I probably had maybe 10 individual posts at most (some sad, sad person will probably go there and count how many I posted) so who kept it alive by arguing for 45 PAGES? Not me. You are the ones to keep these threads alive. What does it really matter if I have the totally wrong idea about these things? Who really cares? We all obviously have too much time to spend on here arguing.

When I ask question, it is likely there are others who want to ask them too, but do not want to get into arguments. Maybe I have thicker skin than others.

Not only that, the above is a PERFECT example of forum bullying when the playground bullies all come around and stick a boot in. Same old bullies eh? However, I think it is rather pathetic actually to see you all joining in to stroke one another and agree with one another. Moaning about how I am making life difficult for you. Why dont you just grow up and act your age - which is probably a bunch of old men of all over 50 with not much of a life and nothing better to do.

I am not going to play the victim to you guys. Sorry pick on someone else.

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Old 09-21-2018, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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You all have the choice to stop posting. Your choice, but I guess you cannot leave it alone can you.

The thread in the science forum was 45 pages of which I probably had maybe 10 individual posts at most (some sad, sad person will probably go there and count how many I posted) so who kept it alive by arguing for 45 PAGES? Not me. You are the ones to keep these threads alive. What does it really matter if I have the totally wrong idea about these things? Who really cares? We all obviously have too much time to spend on here arguing.

When I ask question, it is likely there are others who want to ask them too, but do not want to get into arguments. Maybe I have thicker skin than others.

Not only that, the above is a PERFECT example of forum bullying when the playground bullies all come around and stick a boot in. Same old bullies eh? However, I think it is rather pathetic actually to see you all joining in to stroke one another and agree with one another. Moaning about how I am making life difficult for you. Why dont you just grow up and act your age - which is probably a bunch of old men of all over 50 with not much of a life and nothing better to do.

I am not going to play the victim to you guys. Sorry pick on someone else.
You lie, always find a way to implicate the US government and do not even know what you are talking about and have admitted so. That does not help with the understanding of the Unexplained and Paranormal. Mostly you just regurgitate what you read on other sites. People who are interested in those topics would be better off going to the sources and not deal with the middleman that has no answers.
 
Old 09-21-2018, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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He uses carefully worded questions designed to force reasonable, intelligent posters to respond because they feel the need to correct the falsehoods. And he always finds a way to keep a dead discussion going as long as possible. As noted in previous posts he rarely answers a question straightforwardly. When proven wrong he often attacks the poster that has done so. When a certain set of questions have finally been beat to a pulp he switches topics in order to extend his posting.

This charade will continue until everyone on CD ignores him. Then he will find a different forum for posting his silly ideas.

Let this thread die a decent death before it turns into that god awful mess in the Science forum.

These are the same tactics used by a certain BF supporter. It even went farther than that when they would report anybody that did not believe or questioned their beliefs. Fortunately our forum has changed and now does allow us to question. So it is 'difficult' for those that always had the final say. They are having a hard time adapting to being questioned.
 
Old 09-21-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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I don't know what BF is. Or I'm going to feel silly when I do.
 
Old 09-21-2018, 10:19 AM
 
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What does it really matter if I have the totally wrong idea about these things? Who really cares?
Knowledge is better than ignorance. There's an inherent value to truth, or at least some of us feel that's the case.
 
Old 09-21-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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I don't know what BF is. Or I'm going to feel silly when I do.
Big Foot, and I believe he is speaking of a poster that I actually have no problems with.
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