Anon, we're giving you a public warning, that you are on probation and must stop personal attacks based on personal information that you believe you have on other users. This is inappropriate and if you continue we will block you and may report your continued violations to the proper authorities.
As for other commentary, you must stick to the topic, you are on probation (actually everybody must), so if you want to continue to have posting privileges here, please follow the rules. You can have your views without resorting to repeated personal attacks. You don't win arguments on TOK by insulting people, and we're not here to provide a forum for that.
Other users should take note we won't continue tolerating the aggression we've seen of late. We allow a free discussion because the goal of TOK is to allow different sides to debate and to expose the views, sometimes extreme, perhaps offensive, of the other side. But the discussion has degenerated of late into the kind of behavior that we're forced to act upon more aggressively.
Thank you to the community for your help in moderating via the flags, but please also consider that flagging comments that you simply disagree with won't result in any action being taken.
We hope you all enjoy the debate and encourage you to invite your friends and online community to join in!
Blocking entire threads is really unappealing. We are cracking down on personal attacks in general and especially if unrelated to the conversations. Please don't be part of the problem. Do not insult or attack people who you don't agree with and do not allow yourselves to be baited into attacks that we then also need to block.
Yes, it's all in the plan we don't ignore you Kevin, we just can't implement it right now. We are planning on a massive upgrade to the site and all of our products. We also assume you've been having problems accessing the site, please have patience as we will also address that soon.
As always, please spread the word / toks so we can build the audience and if any of you are potential investors, let us know! :)
We ask you to stop this thread and the attacks as we're going to have to delete entire threats soon. For the record, Chris is expressing views and opinions that you don't agree with (our opinion is irrelevant) and not calling for violence or attacking anyone personally. If anyone calls for violence in a serious way we will block the comment and might take further action if the offense is repeated and the message is not received. We block comments relatively rarely so that debate can continue - even exposing an extremist (on whichever side) and debunking his views has value and that should be where you are aiming, not attacking someone on a personal level. These are the current rules, we want to enable debate between different sides - even vastly different sides - because the echo chamber exists everywhere and here you can actually easily find and argue with your actual opponents, allowing others to watch, learn and hopefully draw their own conclusions.
Kevin, using Tok as a platform to launch attacks outside of Tok on individuals is not allowed, please keep it local.
We are not taking sides and we appreciate the great debates but please take it back a few notches because it's threatening to get out of hand.