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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Does this ruling also apply to the promotion of unproven treatments for the virus:
    As noted on the coronavirus thread, the posting of silly conspiracy theories or fake news relating to the virus will not be tolerated until such time as the virus ceases to be a public health emergency.
    If it's something extremely stupid (eg "drinking alcohol will make you immune to coronavirus") and/or obviously dangerous to readers (eg "My doctor recommends drinking fishtank cleaner if you have COVID-19") I'll delete it but if it's just people debating dubious treatments or even more dubious policy responses then generally not.

    The main point of the ruling is that there's a close relationship between conspiracy theories/deliberate fake news and unstable racist behaviour at times like this, so I don't want this site to be a vector for such stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    If it's something extremely stupid (eg "drinking alcohol will make you immune to coronavirus") and/or obviously dangerous to readers (eg "My doctor recommends drinking fishtank cleaner if you have COVID-19") I'll delete it but if it's just people debating dubious treatments or even more dubious policy responses then generally not. The main point of the ruling is that there's a close relationship between conspiracy theories/deliberate fake news and unstable racist behaviour at times like this, so I don't want this site to be a vector for such stuff.
    Fair enough. Although I consider this claim by Capablanca-Fan to be both stupid and dangerous: "But if doctors were allowed to prescribe hydroxychloroquine for anyone who tests positive and was willing to take the stuff (as malaria and lupus patients have been doing for 60 years), then they may never need hospitalization in the first place."

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    Note: Capablanca-Fan replied to the above post both on this thread and on the coronavirus thread - it is often difficult for a poster to know what to do when another poster engages with the substance of an issue while proposing moderation of it. I've deleted the copy from this thread while posting this post as a link to the reply.
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    Dr. Moderator, I wish to post a suggestion that has moderating only as a backdrop. It does contain what could be perceived to be a comment on modding but that is not it's intention. It's like a Venn diagram of three circles one being suggestive of a classical figure for your blog. Cheers.
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    Dr. Moderator, I wish to post a suggestion that has moderating only as a backdrop. It does contain what could be perceived to be a comment on modding but that is not it's intention. It's like a Venn diagram of three circles one being suggestive of a classical figure for your blog. Cheers.
    Yep OK it can go in Frank and Fearless in the coffee lounge. That thread is open again now by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Moderation Notice

    I'll be carrying more of antichrist's posts out of here in disembodied pieces - or perhaps taking stronger action - if he doesn't stop posting off-topic. Posts deleted.
    I think he misread Turley for Turkey

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    I did too
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    I'm sure he did but even if it had been an on-topic reference to Turkey his comment in response would still have been off-topic. And a moment's care in reading the post mentioning Turley would have seen that it did not make sense to think of it as referring to a country.
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    The pun was that of course Turkey did know what was going on and they had extensive video of it that went viral. Sorry in this thread.
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