View Full Version : Welcome to R1b threads and a few notes from the moderator

05-02-2013, 10:48 PM

Welcome to the R1b sub-categories of this forum. We have a great group of posters here and I would like to do what I can to make this a comfortable and useful place for people to converse and share information on R1b population genetics, deep ancestry and genetic genealogy topics.

I like a good laugh so humor is good but let's respect others time and not waste blog space, so please be sure to post on topic.:) I encourage posting new evidence, news or logic approaches.

I discourage posting anything that is off topic :(. for the thread. I discourage poor logic like switching issues or personal/ad hominem attacks. Essentially these are things that just take us off topic.

I have umpired and refereed sporting events as a younger person but chose not to get into that profession because it really isn't fun to have everyone mad at you nor try to become an expert on rules. This is all volunteer stuff anyway so please don't make me waste time chasing things down. The rules are posted at http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?7-Terms-of-Service-and-Forum-Rules I have no problem with banning someone permanently. To do otherwise in some cases is a waste of time. I don't want anyone to feel oppressed so I don't think anyone with good intentions needs to have a thought of concern. Let's try our best to stay on topic and stay civil.

If you have a complaint please "report" it and PM me so we don't waste public postings on "invectives devoid of substance." I support the rules so they "will be considered junk postings and deleted" without warning.

06-03-2013, 12:55 AM
I've noticed that there are some postings that seem out of context for the conversation.

Of course, it could be a new poster who just doesn't understand the discussion. That's okay. If you are a newbie, I recommend doing a little homework by just googling (searching the internet) topics you are interested in. You can also join a "newbie" forum which is intended just for questions and answers. One for DNA newbies is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DNA-NEWBIE/

If postings appear to be out of context and devoid of relevant content, I'll work on trying to qualify the situation and warn and ban us from annoyances or trolling.

In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29

Please, let's be respectful and not try to disrupt conversation.