Goodnight Jar

 
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21 June 2016 05:02
 

Share your farewells to the Jar.

Dear Jar, fare thee well.  I hope you are filled with fig preserves in some loving home.

 
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21 June 2016 05:12
 

May it rest in peace.  Somewhere else.

 
 
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21 June 2016 10:11
 

So Brother Mario is gone?

I can’t help but wonder why he came to this website in the first place?

This website is hosted by Sam Harris – one of the most famous atheists and skeptics in the world – it’s going to draw other, like-minded people to it. Coming here to “do battle for the Christian God” was a Quixotic task, to say the least.

Mario must have spent hundreds of hours thinking, writing and reading on this website; for what purpose?

 
 
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21 June 2016 23:41
 
Sarcastic Fringehead - 21 June 2016 10:11 AM

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Mario must have spent hundreds of hours thinking, writing and reading on this website; for what purpose?

Thousands of hours writing, I think. Substantially less so reading and thinking, in that order.

 
 
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22 June 2016 00:18
 

I’d miss The Jar and BroMo if I cared.  Both were good practice to avoid engaging numbskulls and I like to think I passed.

 
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22 June 2016 00:27
 

It looks like The Klein Bottle is the intended replacement for The Jar. Maybe BM will be back. It appears the Klein Bottle has a greater charter, however, and more denizens may be relegated there. Perhaps incarceration will occur on a post or thread basis also; the policy details are a little bit ambiguous, and will no doubt need to be worked out in real time.

 
 
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22 June 2016 08:48
 

The Jar ought to be saved for posterity, for the literary anthropologists of the future, who study internet chat language and behavior in the early years of the Great Civility Decline.

 
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22 June 2016 08:54
 

It will be. The only other option is a mass deletion that would include lots of other posters’ comments.

I’m in enough trouble already.

Even closed, The Dump gets a lot of visitors every day.

 
 
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22 June 2016 08:54
 
burt - 22 June 2016 08:48 AM

The Jar ought to be saved for posterity, for the literary anthropologists of the future, who study internet chat language and behavior in the early years of the Great Civility Decline.

Will be saved

 
 
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23 June 2016 12:13
 

So, did Mario just disappear with The Jar, or did he post something offensive and was banned?  I’m not clear what happened.

 
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EN - 23 June 2016 12:13 PM

So, did Mario just disappear with The Jar, or did he post something offensive and was banned?  I’m not clear what happened.

  Joe Mello AKA Mario failed the tasks set by Nohj, quite clearly.  As was stated, on June 21, he’s no more.  Fairly predictable outcome, but Nohj has more patience and perhaps wisdom than I do, and gave BM as much of a choice as possible. So it seems this particular sad story has ended.

 
 
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23 June 2016 13:25
 
Dennis Campbell - 23 June 2016 01:13 PM
EN - 23 June 2016 12:13 PM

So, did Mario just disappear with The Jar, or did he post something offensive and was banned?  I’m not clear what happened.

  Joe Mello AKA Mario failed the tasks set by Nohj, quite clearly.  As was stated, on June 21, he’s no more.  Fairly predictable outcome, but Nohj has more patience and perhaps wisdom than I do, and gave BM as much of a choice as possible. So it seems this particular sad story has ended.

Thanks.

 
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23 June 2016 17:07
 
EN - 23 June 2016 01:25 PM
Dennis Campbell - 23 June 2016 01:13 PM
EN - 23 June 2016 12:13 PM

So, did Mario just disappear with The Jar, or did he post something offensive and was banned?  I’m not clear what happened.

  Joe Mello AKA Mario failed the tasks set by Nohj, quite clearly.  As was stated, on June 21, he’s no more.  Fairly predictable outcome, but Nohj has more patience and perhaps wisdom than I do, and gave BM as much of a choice as possible. So it seems this particular sad story has ended.

Thanks.

BM did serve as an example of the intransigence of some folks, faith-based or not.  I consider his behavioral syndrome to not be primarily created by his religious faith, but that faith certainly served as a rationale. “God has spoken to me” is a handy rationalization.  But then I’m a cynic with respect to most people’s behavior, including my own sometimes.