Site Topics - Part II

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by j, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Whether on SF or not, in my experience, the best way to ruin your online day is last-worditis.
    For obvious reasons, only one person can have the last word on a topic, and when two sufferers of last-worditis collide, the result is an endless stream of increasingly more antagonistic posts.
    Last-worditis is fueled by a condition I call "error intolerance". People cannot see something they consider wrong without commenting on it, possibly because they feel their silence would be interpreted as affirmation. While this 'affliction' basically is the secret behind Wikipedia's success, in a forum such as this, it naturally leads to last-worditis.

    For those suffering from last-worditis, the practice of not commenting on something one perceives as blatantly wrong, and letting an opponent have the last word may feel awkward at first, but is ultimately immensely liberating. Try it.


    Paging TS. [​IMG]
     
  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I suffer from this. [​IMG]

    What is the cure?


    The ignore function.
     
  3. Redwoood

    Redwoood Senior member

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    I suffer from this. [​IMG]

    What is the cure?


    Very simple.
    Just don't reply when you feel a heated discussion is building up. Let the other person have the last word.
    At first, it will feel like letting him win. This feeling can be overcome by murmuring "you win the internets" 5 times in a row. Later, this feeling will subside and be replaced by a solid "whatever".
    At first, try topics you don't really care about, 3 times a day. Then advance to more at-heart topics.
    If it's not better in a week, take two aspirins and post here the next morning.
     
  4. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    The ignore function.

    That is just a way of masking the symptoms while ignoring the cause.

    The first step in healing is to chill out, loosen the stick out of one's ass, and hopefully over time become less of an insufferable know-it-all.
     
  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    That is just a way of masking the symptoms while ignoring the cause.

    The first step in healing is to chill out, loosen the stick out of one's ass, and hopefully over time become less of an insufferable know-it-all.


    Says you.
     
  6. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    You guys are all wrong. You clearly know nothing about last-worditis.
     
  7. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Paging TS. [​IMG]

    I get the last word because I'm the best there is at taking it.
     
  8. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    I get the last word because I'm the best there is at taking it.

    This just isn't the case.
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Fok,

    What's the news on he annual Xmas charity drive? When are you starting it this year?
     
  10. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    This just isn't the case.

    fail.
     
  11. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    fail.

    Look, you can try to play if you want but it won't work.
     
  12. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Look, you can try to play if you want but it won't work.
    IMPORTANT NOTICE: No media files are hosted on these forums. By clicking the link below you agree to view content from an external website. We can not be held responsible for the suitability or legality of this material. If the video does not play, wait a minute or try again later. I AGREE

    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags. They wrote this song about me, but had to change my name and location, and from "getting the last word on the internets" to "playing a fiddle" to protect the innocent.
     
  13. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE: No media files are hosted on these forums. By clicking the link below you agree to view content from an external website. We can not be held responsible for the suitability or legality of this material. If the video does not play, wait a minute or try again later. I AGREE

    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags.

    They wrote this song about me, but had to change my name and location, and from "getting the last word on the internets" to "playing a fiddle" to protect the innocent.


    sure they did.
     
  14. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The ignore function.

    Yes, since I put AF on ignore (my only ignoree), my enjoyment of SF has improved dramatically.
     
  15. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    sure they did.

    You still crying that I won't accept your friend request?
     

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