2011-10-14 22:03:46Pielke threads
Dikran Marsupial
Gavin Cawley
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Hi all, I think the Pielke related threads need some moderation, there are some comments, such as this one

http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=1005#65354

That are a bit too much of an attack on the person, rather than the argument.  I would moderate them myself, were I not actively engaged in the discussion.  Pielke is a rather sensitive flower and is likely to run away in a huff if we don't protect him a bit, which would be a shame as it would prevent us from showing the flaws in his arguments.

and this one

http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=1005#65342

(although it does show that our approach is being effective where it counts)

2011-10-14 22:20:08
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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I moderated the 2nd comment, Dikran, but someone had already made snips in the first.

2011-10-14 22:34:49
Dikran Marsupial
Gavin Cawley
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cheers DB, important that Prof. P. doesn't have an excuse to run away ;o)

2011-10-15 08:41:49
Dikran Marsupial
Gavin Cawley
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2011-10-15 08:48:40
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Dikran,

I think what you said needed to be said, and you ahve been incredibly patient with him.  I do not see the point of tolerating his trolling and obfuscating anymore than we tolerate it form the next person.

We have some stellar quotes and logical fallacies and contradictions from him on that thread, so it was not all for naught.

I have notice dsomehting, you know you have "got them" on something when they evade and/or ignore the point that has ben made by you.  He has been doing both.

2011-10-15 09:02:20
Dikran Marsupial
Gavin Cawley
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I deleted the post myself, I shouldn't post while annoyed, not good science.  I don't want to spoil any chance of bridge building and there is diminishing returns in pointing out that Pielke is ignoring the criticism; three times makes it clear enough already.  Carry on and it just looks like harassment.