I've just finished reading all the current posts at Gurdur's site http://goo.gl/wOBGz
. It's good that Michael Nugent has stated that he is reading and considering all of the comments there. I actually agree very much with Gurdur's posting policy. If insults had been let through, that site would have become an incoherent mess and it's usefulness would have been minimal. As it stands, Gurdur has applied an incredibly fair policy of no name-calling, which has allowed the comments there to be very worthwhile in exposing PZ Myers / Ophelia Benson / Stephanie Zvan (if you are reading this, thanks for that policy Gurdur; some people on this site, myself included, are vocal in their outrage as they have been disgusted by the actions of PZ / OB / SZ over the years and the harm that they have done). The damage that these people have done to the A/S community is immeasurable; as Skep Tickle rightly points out, FtB is potentially one of the first places that inquiring minds looking at Atheism and Skepticism will go, thinking that it will be a place for discourse and Free Thought. It is not, and possible newcomers to the community will more often than not leave again in disgust after a barrage of "fuck off MRA scumbag" (after making completely non-misogynistic comments) or other denigrating personal insults (and not just from commentators but from PZ Myers, Ophelia Benson and Stephanie Zvan themselves who absolutely encourage this from their followers). These people do not deserve to be representatives of this community and allowing them to speak at conferences is an embarrassment. DJ Grothe has been very brave in removing them completely from TAM (in fact, I'd say heroic, as he knew well that these people aggressively manufacture controversies to destroy any and all dissent; they attempted to destroy DJ's reputation calling for him to be removed from the JREF http://goo.gl/trkvl
, and they are now attempting to bully the CFI to destroy Ron Lindsay's career - there are no depths to which PZ / OB / SZ will not sink...).
However, I have noticed that PZ / OB / SZ have toned down all of their posts since Skep Tickle fully exposed them on Gurdur's post from the 3rd June onwards. This is not unexpected: bullies often resort to the "what? who me? no, no, I'm the nice guy!" tactics when they are exposed to try to downplay their guilt, so I hope that if Mr. Nugent wants to see all of the abusive, insulting, dogmatic and heavily censored behaviour which is absolutely the defining standard of these bloggers at FtB, he will look at anything from before a few days ago, where the constant abuse and censorship goes back for the entire existence of FtB (of course a few bloggers at FtB don't engage in this, but certainly PZ Myers, Ophelia Benson, Stephanie Zvan and of course Jason Thibeault also are incredibly guilty of poisoning the global A/S community and probably shrinking the community with their dogma, censorship and bullying attempts to control all discourse to their narrow-minded views). I predict that now that PZ / SZ / OB have been exposed so completely by Skep Tickle, that they will call for peace and understanding and 'reach out' to her to 'heal the rift' and they will call their censorship simply a way to maintain order on their sites (instead of what it is, stifling free discourse and constantly censoring very decent reasonable views with the SallyStrange / Jadehawk / Nerd of Redhead guard dogs to then abuse, insult and aggressively dominate any dissent and restore 'order' to the echo chamber).
In my opinion, I'd say that Skep Tickle is worth 1000x what a PZ Myers or an OB or a SZ is worth to this community; I would buy a ticket to see her speak at an Atheist conference any day (alongside say Harriet Hall, Ron Lindsay and DJ Grothe; all people that FtB have attempted, or are attempting in Ron Lindsay's case, to destroy the reputations of). Ophelia Benson, PZ Myers and Stephanie Zvan are all complicit in this doxxing of Skep Tickle; it is utterly shameful and they are a disgrace to the A/S community.
I look forward very much to reading what Skep Tickle posts next, and to Michael Nugent's response.