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    Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 13:32
In my recent thread, which centred largely on the monotheistic religions, it rapidly became obvious to me that my beliefs were not adhered to by the majority of members. As far as I am concerned this is entirely acceptable and even welcomed. However,I have, perhaps mistakenly, previously assumed that this forum was largely subscribed to by intelligent,articulate open minded people of a type with whom I would like to have a beer with at my local pub. For all I know,and despite the responses my thread garnered, that may still be the case.  However, and this is the nub of the matter, I have detected several advertisements on this site that indicates to me a positive prediliction or even bias towards a certain religion. If this is the case then I have no wish to participate in any Forum with a definite bias, since my wish is to enjoy the benefits of open and free discussion. If I am correct in assessing this forum to be pre-disposed towards any particular group or religion,
I would be hugely grateful to hae this confirmed or denied to me. Thank you.
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I don't know why there are so many Islamic dating adds about, I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that the forum is hosted in Iran(?) Or at least thats what I thought.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 13:45
you talking about the ones that appear at the bottom of your posts? that isnt the forums work. The adds generate from what seems to be from our word cues, so you get allot of ME dating, islmaic online schools or something from eternalbook dot com. The adds are there because we need the money to run not because we are pushing an agenda. If we didnt need them we would not have them, trust me no one really wants them floating around.

By the way the moderators alone are very diverse. I have no issue saying I am neither Latin 'catholic' , Jewish or muslim. I can have a beer with many people in hereSmile


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Byzantine Emperor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 13:47
I honestly do not see what the big deal is with you and "monotheistic religions."  In the end it seems like you are just unhappy with the responses you received in your questionable thread about Jews.
 
There are both open- and close-minded people here at All Empires.  Obviously everyone is not going to be the same.  When someone crosses the line and infringes the Code of Conduct in their chosen state of mind, the moderators are here to adjudicate the correct response.
 
So my suggestion is that you either take what you get, offer a reasonable response when challenged, or don't say anything at all about controversial issues.  You cannot post something controversial and not expect your position to be challenged.
 
As far as the ads go, yes, no one really wants them, but they are a necessity to keep the forum up and running, despite the content they generate.
 
I am moving this to Questions and Answers in the mean time.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maharbbal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 16:24
I agree nuvaroli, although I consider adds for islamic dating pretty harmless, I am deeply worried by the agenda that adds such as "the ultimate online medieval strategy gam" push forwards. I am open-minded but I will not accept to be bashed into becoming some sort of condottiere. Medieval knights and their commanders have wracked my country for 100 years, and I feel offended by the fact that some may want to do it again, if only virtually. I will not acept that rape and murder be presented under a positive light on this forum. And for all this I blame Jews... and the hairdressers!
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Well, I was shocked by an add promoting "Maya astrology" :)
 
Adds are just adds. Who reads them, anyways?
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Ads! AE still have ads? I don't notice them anymore.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jams Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 17:47

So, are you saying, that if someone does not agree with your extrapolation of one Jewish persons actions onto all Jews, then the forums is "monotheistic" biased, and promotes "monotheism"??? Based on a few random banner ads?

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I thought most people these days had some form of ad-blocker enabled?

Oh well...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maharbbal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 18:30
well we'd better have the ads (not adds sorry) on and check them once in a while, otherwise we will have to pay for AE
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 19:59
Well in response to the key word activated ads I'd just like to say, penis enlarger, gay dating, marital aids, flatulence pills, ugly dating and keep watching the bottom of nuvolari's post.


Edited by Paul - 03-Apr-2009 at 20:00
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maharbbal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 22:09

so far not very effective I have History of J.u.d.a.i.s.m, j.e.w.i.s.h. p.r.o.phyecy and all new k.o.r.e.a (i put the periods so as to avoid to create key words)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote es_bih Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 23:14
Originally posted by Maharbbal

I agree nuvaroli, although I consider adds for islamic dating pretty harmless, I am deeply worried by the agenda that adds such as "the ultimate online medieval strategy gam" push forwards. I am open-minded but I will not accept to be bashed into becoming some sort of condottiere. Medieval knights and their commanders have wracked my country for 100 years, and I feel offended by the fact that some may want to do it again, if only virtually. I will not acept that rape and murder be presented under a positive light on this forum. And for all this I blame Jews... and the hairdressers!

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I'll go to the pub with you Nuvolari. I enjoy all your posts regardless of whether happen I agree with them or not.

The ads aren't controlled by the forum, they are controlled by Google Ad sense. They in no way reflect the opinions of the forum, but they do pay for us when they are clicked on.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jams Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Apr-2009 at 23:46
I learned "How to date an Iranian" - it really works, they say!
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I learnt there are some pretty hot muslim girls out there looking for men.
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