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Flat Earth Community / MOVED: If you can't beat him, ban him
« on: October 13, 2019, 04:39:23 PM »

Join me on an adventure in which some guy complains about problems he wasn't able to describe, and declares that if he was simply using an entirely different computer, he wouldn't have had those problems.

Embrace the thrilling action of the declaration of preparation, in which some dude explains that he owns screwdrivers and TWO USB flash drives.

Marvel at the mind-boggling problem-solving as some bloke declares that cloning hard drives is hard (and why the fuck wasn't that the first thing he tried, anyway?).


Archive links:

Another reassuring insight into the growth of the Flat Earth Theory worldwide. In line with similar studies from other countries, a Datafolha Institute survey found that approximately 7% of the population of Brazil now follow some flavour of the Flat Earth Theory.

There are a whole lot of absolutely terrible Flat Earth memes floating around on both sides of the debate. Let's try to have some fun with them and/or be horribly bitter about them!

In this thread, we shall strive to dig out the worst the FE Internet has to offer, share the cringe, and briefly comment on why Meme X is the funniest/worst thing in the entire world. If there is enough demand, we can also start a parallel thread for memes that are actually good.

In the interest of fairness, I'll start with my "favourite" anti-FE meme, and I'll follow up with a monstrous creation I unwittingly unleashed onto this world.

The Flat Earth Society has members all around the globe!!!!1! xDDDDD

This one comes in many variants, but I'll go with one I was sent this morning, because it has just this tiny bit of extra terrible-ness to it.

The thing that makes this meme so terrible is its proliferation. It started something like 8 years ago, and while it was funny at first, it simply hasn't died when it should have. It stared with someone humorously whipping up a fake screenshot. We get plenty of those, they're usually pretty good, and this was no different. But then something went wrong. More and more "holy shit I love science wtf" pages started editing the screenshot to replace the commenter's name with their own, introducing more and more generation loss each time. People keep sending it over and over, claiming it's "proof" of... something. God knows what.

Meme score: -1/10 please end my sufferring

My second meme is an unfortunate Twitter post of mine that unfortunately also made entirely too many rounds.

Hi ElOn, MaRs Is RoUnD

I'll admit, I was pretty chuffed with myself for that one at first. I thought it was a pretty good clap-back, and the initial response was surprisingly positive. Unfortunately, much like with the other bad meme, it didn't die in time. Article after article after article, the media kept repeating the joke, including their hot takes on the matter. "The FES trolled Musk WOW!", "Elon Musk DESTROYS Flat Earth with FACTS and LOGIC!!!", "People are talking on Twitter and we JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK ANYMORE!"

But hey, at least Le Minecraft Man got involved:

Meme score: A solid 6/10 when it started, a 0/10 by the time it's reached its critical mass. Perhaps if it weren't for my overall disgust with the media, I'd mind it less.

So, FES, what are your "favourite" terrible memes?

Looks like the BBC are about to go on another tirade about FET.

Is YouTube to blame for the rise of flat Earth?

Many people who believe the Earth is not round first heard the idea on YouTube. But how important was the video-sharing website in helping the flat Earth movement grow?

This radio broadcast is scheduled to initially air today at 10:06PM BST, and will be available on-demand shortly after. It'll be interesting to see just how creative they get with the subject this time.

For those who don't remember or weren't here at the time: the last time the BBC touched the subject, we had to lodge a complaint regarding their defamatory misuse of our logo, ultimately forcing them to remove it from their materials.

Announcements / Hello, Flat Earth FC!
« on: July 01, 2019, 03:31:19 PM »
While this may be old news to our followers on Twitter, it is my pleasure to announce that as of a few days ago, the Flat Earth movement's own football club is ready to kick off!

The Spanish football team formerly known as Móstoles Balompie has been officially renamed to Flat Earth FC by its president, Javi Poves.

Poves provided the following comments for Marca, a Spanish daily sport newsletter:

We are born to unite the voices of millions of flat earth movement followers and all those people who are looking for answers. Football is the most popular sport and has the most impact worldwide, so creating a club dedicated to the flat earth movement is the best way to have a constant presence in the media. This will also be the first football club associated with a cause and an idea, without having a specific location. Professional football clubs are subject not only to a nation, but also to a city. Flat Earth FC is the first football club whose followers are united by the most important thing, which is an idea.

Godspeed, FEFC. Your friends at the Flat Earth Society wish you nothing but success!

Flat Earth FC Logo

Flat Earth Theory / MOVED: Wiki correction: AN/DN
« on: May 18, 2019, 01:35:51 PM »

5. Post in the appropriate forum

Read each forum's description and ask yourself if your thread fits. Have a question about Flat Earth Theory? Post it in Flat Earth Q&A. Want to talk about Breaking Bad? That goes in Arts & Entertainment. Have casual discussion in The Lounge and rant about how your day went in Angry Ranting. If you have a suggestion or a concern to do with the forum, such as possible improvements or bugs, post it in Suggestions & Concerns—we'd appreciate it! See? That wasn't so hard.
[emphasis mine]

Hopefully a straight-forward one: I propose that we should make a minor adjustment to the body of rule 5 to no longer refer to "Flat Earth Q&A". Given that there is some occasional confusion about the upper fora's respective purposes (and, anecdotally, it doesn't look like everyone is reading the "read before posting" threads before posting), we could consider going further and providing a short description of each board directly in the rule, providing links to the extended descriptions.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Philosophy dichotomy test
« on: April 30, 2019, 05:25:42 PM »
You know the drill, lads. I found a random survey on the Internet, so I'm starting a thread for everyone to fill it in and post screenshots. We can then insult each other for having the wrong philosophical views.


My results:

Philosophies: Aristotelianism, Objectivism, Hobbesian

Flat Earth Investigations / MOVED: I am a Scientist
« on: April 28, 2019, 01:08:24 PM »

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