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But it wasn't banned outright, it was discouraged and DoDo did a lot of debunking of it.

I remember one particular instance where I insisted that just because it had originated with 9-11 truth theories there was no reason to ban a discussion of airplane engines.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jan 5th, 2013 at 06:18:21 PM EST
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Given the extremely heated, improductive debate the topic tended to produce, diaries advocating such CT were declared off-limits in the Editorial Guidelines. In other words, such diaries will be deleted.

There have been no occurrences regarding 9/11. OTOH, a couple of diaries advocating Holocaust Denial have iirc been deleted (blatant falsification of historical facts).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jan 6th, 2013 at 02:47:02 AM EST
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Ah, re-visiting ET history, feels like pre-history :-)

If I searched and remember right, the last debate with Truthers I participated in was the comments of this diary from June 2007 (almost precisely two years after ET's founding). I don't remember anymore exactly when that line was added to the guidelines and with what consequence it was enforced regarding Truther diaries, but there was no talk of banning in that particular diary. At any rate, the dustup involving aircraft engines Migeru must be referring to is this (continued here and here), nine moths earlier, apparently prior to the creation of any guideline.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Jan 6th, 2013 at 04:39:04 AM EST
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yes, I read that exchange and it turned me off ET for a long time.
by stevesim on Sun Jan 6th, 2013 at 02:48:28 PM EST
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ET got very turned off one of the participants to the extent that that person's accounts were later closed. One of the few people who've been banned in nearly eight years of this forum. So it really isn't a pleasant memory.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jan 6th, 2013 at 04:51:01 PM EST
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