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Uncommonly Dense: “DaveScot is no longer with us”

DaveScot, an administrator at the Uncommonly Dense blog, has resigned because their new manager is too lenient on comments.

Maya, quoted:

11/17/2008 1:56 pm

This was essentially a decision on my part that it would take up too much of my time to continue effective moderation censorship of the site under relaxed rules.

The “crisis” I warned about by mimicing Joe Biden’s infamous “test the mettle of the new guy” gaffe was anticipation of a rush by gratuitous religion bashers and design deniers to see what disruption intelligent and inflammatory informed comments they could get away with. Keeping the current polite dialog cesspool of ignorance and sycophancy going in such an environment is more work than I’m prepared to take on. Under the previous rules it was only taking a few minutes of targeted intervention gutless and ignorant censorship each day. That’s solely, IMO, a result of the ruthless moderation terrified censorship policy established by Bill Dembski in the first months of UD and carried on by me….
Fixed that for you, Davey.

JohnW remarked:

DavidBrennan is no longer with us. His comments and responses to his comments were disappeared along with him.
– DaveTard

I love science and I hate what is being done to it through the use of despicable tactics to suppress open dialogue.
– DaveTard, 13 hours later

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Quoting John Moore

Who is John Moore, you ask? Apparently he writes for the National Post:

Complaining that science won’t take ID seriously is like grieving the fact that mathematicians won’t consider a flower pot to be a number.

-John Moore, National Post

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