This blog has really taken on a life of its own, and while I haven't done any counting, I think it might be safe to say that we're getting more posts than the blog that "inspired" us to make this one.
One thing that has really gone over the top is the intrusion that Sye has made. While I think that most of us would welcome a good debate, it's really just become a gigantic mess (from what I see). Now, before I go on, let me emphasize the fact that I am just as guilty of "feeing the troll" as anybody. I've said more than once that I was done with him, only to post again.
I've said before that I think that there is a certain cleverness about him. There's something about the arguments that he makes where it seems like you could get him to see the light if he would just see the light about a particular point. Of course, he doesn't, so we get frustrated, and then we start calling him names. (Again, I am guilty of this.)
While I was made one of the administrators of this blog, I don't see it as any more "mine" than anybody else's. This is more of a message board run by a group. Perhaps we need to set up a clear set of rules if things get really crazy, but for the most part, this all seems to be working out pretty well for the most part.
One thing that I really don't want to see is people being banned. Let people make crazy claims and post twisted logic if they want - their own words will show them for the fools that they are. I also don't want to see people's posts being deleted without extreme provacation. (Like spam, death threats, etc.)
That's just how I feel though. Anyway, back to my point about Sye, I checked out the few threads that were either devoted to him or hijacked by him. They both have 200+ postings. I think as of this point, we're not going to get anywhere with him. The proof is there for everybody to see. Maragon asked him a number of questions that she spelled out quite clearly, and he completely skipped them. Instead, he just keeps going back to square one.
I don't want to be eating my words (again) regarding him, but I'm not going to respond to him any more. I don't have the right to tell any of you to do the same, but consider it a friendly suggestion. It's tempting to respond to him; I know. Let's try not to. Unless, of course, he comes up with something original to say.