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post #376 of 15572
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Originally Posted by JustinW View Post
I did actually wonder, half-seriously, if Manton is a surrogate father figure to some folks here to take out their angst on.

Yeah.
Daddy issues.
post #377 of 15572
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Originally Posted by JustinW View Post
I did actually wonder, half-seriously, if Manton is a surrogate father figure to some folks here to take out their angst on.
Manton never hugged me!
post #378 of 15572
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Originally Posted by Xiaogou View Post
Why do people troll Manton so much? I just don't get it? . Is it the weak (or rising powers) challenging the hegemon?
He has a rather black-and-white view on issues, would be my guess. The 'if you're not with us I'll buy you a ticket to North Korea' thread is but one example. I don't think he deserves it, but the rationale behind trolling Manton can be understood. In that, Manton is somewhat like the country he is prone to defend, the US of A(!). I'm off to NK, now.
post #379 of 15572
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
He has a rather black-and-white view on issues, would be my guess. The 'if you're not with us I'll buy you a ticket to North Korea' thread is but one example.
+1. I get why people troll Manton. He has very strong views that he doesn't apologize for. That doesn't mean that the trolling should be tolerated (it generally isn't), it just means that it makes sense that it happens.
But what do I know, I met the guy and found him very agreeable and nice, a great guy. I liked him a lot. So maybe I have just been brainwashed!
post #380 of 15572
i dont know, most of the trolling that comes his way from the fnb boys I just don't get. They - by and large - were never really CE folk who had political issues with him, they seem to be guys from the MC/AAAC men's fashion board (long before there was an interchange), who just seem to hate the guy. I've honestly never understood it. He's always conducted himself extremely well there, is extremely knowledgable, extremely patient, and extremely generous with his sharing of his knowledge. I've never understood why he is such a shit magnet.
post #381 of 15572
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Originally Posted by Matt View Post
i dont know, most of the trolling that comes his way from the fnb boys I just don't get. They - by and large - were never really CE folk who had political issues with him, they seem to be guys from the MC/AAAC men's fashion board (long before there was an interchange), who just seem to hate the guy. I've honestly never understood it. He's always conducted himself extremely well there, is extremely knowledgable, extremely patient, and extremely generous with his sharing of his knowledge. I've never understood why he is such a shit magnet.

I see the brainwashers have gotten to you as well, my friend.
post #382 of 15572
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
Manton never hugged me!
well I tried, but you took me to court. Damn lawyers. Can't feel up anyone these days.
post #383 of 15572
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Originally Posted by Matt View Post
well I tried, but you took me to court. Damn lawyers. Can't feel up anyone these days.

Australian hug is like a Glasgow kiss?
post #384 of 15572
penetrates deeper. Sometimes the hairs tickle.
post #385 of 15572
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Originally Posted by Matt View Post
i dont know, most of the trolling that comes his way from the fnb boys I just don't get. They - by and large - were never really CE folk who had political issues with him, they seem to be guys from the MC/AAAC men's fashion board (long before there was an interchange), who just seem to hate the guy. I've honestly never understood it. He's always conducted himself extremely well there, is extremely knowledgable, extremely patient, and extremely generous with his sharing of his knowledge. I've never understood why he is such a shit magnet.
As has been pointed out here on SF (many, many times), I don't hesitate to talk shit to someone I disagree with and am more than comfortable with launching personal attacks and resorting to insults--to varying degrees of success. I don't talk shit to Manton. When someone mentioned that he and I would make great enemies, I respectfully declined. He is a lot smarter than me and much better versed in a wider range of topics. He also admits when he doesn't know something and won't go off on a tangent about it (the easiest way to lose an argument). JLibourel too. They are not worth my time, obviously not because I think I am above arguing with them but because I am fairly sure I would lose miserably. I guess I should exclude arguments that are opinion based and sailing or city-planning related.
post #386 of 15572
Just wanted to weigh in and say that I really like Conne and MAnton, for different reasons (really, humour and knowledge respectively).
post #387 of 15572
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post
Just wanted to weigh in and say that I really like Conne and MAnton, for different reasons (really, humour and knowledge respectively).

I hate to boost his ego any more that I have to, but I think Manton is not only a gentleman and knowledgeable but also has a dry sense of humour that is sometimes overlooked around here.
post #388 of 15572
I wonder if I would get banned if I trolled Coldarchon or StephenHero.
post #389 of 15572
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Originally Posted by JustinW View Post
I hate to boost his ego any more that I have to, but I think Manton is not only a gentleman and knowledgeable but also has a dry sense of humour that is sometimes overlooked around here.

That sucks sometimes but it's true. He's one of those guys that you aren't sure whether you want to buy him a beer or crack one over his head.
post #390 of 15572
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Originally Posted by JustinW View Post
I hate to boost his ego any more that I have to, but I think Manton is not only a gentleman and knowledgeable but also has a dry sense of humour that is sometimes overlooked around here.

+1.

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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
I wonder if I would get banned if I trolled Coldarchon or StephenHero.

Coldarchon and StephenHero are not similar IMHO. I found StephenHero to be intelligent and persuasive in formulating an argument - not dissimilar to why, in fact.
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