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Wall for Dilaton

Who's taking the site down for maintenance?
Aug 28, 2014 by Ron Maimon
I moved the offending discussions to chat, after getting VK's consent. He understood and agreed that they were off topic. But the chat is here: http://physicsoverflow.org/22462/discussion-between-vladimir-kalitvianski-regarding-theorem?show=22473#a22473, I didn't know how to move the comments properly, so they don't have correct attribution.
Aug 19, 2014 by Ron Maimon
How do you move comments to chat?
Aug 18, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Dilaton, please, please, do not, under any circumstances, delete substantive comments on refereeing. You just hid a comment of mine, I can't chase after everything constantly to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Aug 17, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Hi Dilaton,

I apologize for having neglected Ron Maimon was an administrator.
Aug 14, 2014 by drake
But please, please, don't change the moderation policy, leave it as is, and ask people politely to be nicer when they overstep the bounds of civilized discourse, as you did to me.
Aug 14, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Dilaton: I agree about the name calling (this is why I should not be moderator) and I will cut it out. if you see an offense, yell at me, and I will delete it. I have already deleted the most offensive stuff. I was writing this on a personal wall, perhaps I should have sent a private message. Apologies again.
Aug 14, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Dear Dilaton:

Please, reconsider the way you are moderating. This is starting to be serious. Did you remember what you said a few months ago?

Aug 13, 2014 by drake
@dilaton but you call people "crackpots" and "incompetents", so why can't Ron call people morons, idiots etc?

Isn't this site meant to encourage rudeness which PSE doesn't?
Aug 13, 2014 by physicsnewbie
The persons I said were "morons" were the people who said the beta function in QCD makes the coupling turn around. This is impossible in a 1d running, you can't make a coupling go up and back down--- it's a 1d flow!

It is extremely important that you don't censor for niceness, as when people are giving you big publications with lots of authors and drawing incorrect conclusions from these, their opinions come with a lot of social authority, and the namecalling places you outside of the social system, and demolishes the authority of experts (also, it makes you look like a fool). This is not a small issue, they are pissing all over Kenneth Wilson's legacy now that he's dead and can't fight back.
Aug 13, 2014 by Ron Maimon

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