Site Topics - Part II

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

  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    +1. I think I know why (maybe the Dior thread?) but, to be honest, I thought the tongue-in-cheek was so blatant that it was hard to read his comments as "real" or "literal." Note, this is quite different than those members who make the jokes about rape and such. There is a difference between using humor to reveal, secretly, your own inner nastiness... and using an obviously over-the-top reference to be sarcastic or point out how someone else is being disingenuous. Fuuma probably should have known better and maybe went too far... but I think people know I'm generally pretty sensitive to asshattery (linguistic and otherwise), and I just didn't get that vibe from Fuuma's posts. Perhaps I missed the one's in question that lead to the actual time-out, but I mean just in general. I also think sometimes he says things in English that make more sense, or for which the nuance/humor/snark comes out clearly, in his native French. Sometimes when I don't understand what he says in English, I'll try to imagine what he means in French, and sometimes it is much clearer that way. [​IMG] Again, these aren't necessarily excuses, but just to help a little in separating sheep from goats. Fuuma ain't no goat (IMHO) Edit; since he's canadian, maybe he needs to start posting everything in both English and in French. [​IMG]
    I think I usually get when Fuuma is kidding, but can we agree that jokes about 'getting gassed' or blown up are out of line? Even if both parties are in on the joke (did not seem so) it does nothing to raise the level of discourse. Instead it leads people who don't get the joke either to be offended and express this to me, or to try badly to play along (further offending others), or to play along well (further offending others and derailing the conversation). Imagine that tricorn-hat-meme-guy going HA! HA! Zyklon-B!" Just... still not funny. Fuuma knows this, which is why I think he was joking, but he also knows there is a line, and crossed it a few times. He is timed out, not banned forever.
     


  2. embowafa

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  3. NorCal

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    Another PM from Spalla. Pretty funny really. I think all he has to do is lay low for a while if he really wants to come back. Kent Money made it back after like 5 bans and Big Bris is here somewhere and his blow up was far more angry and direct.

    I was wondering when Fumma was going to get a TO, just on principle, not that I'm offended by his stchick.

    So Kwik is back? Is RJ gonna stay?
     


  4. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    ^working fine here on the frozen tundra

    Likely the only thing working in ND.
     




  5. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    What happened to kwilk, by the way?
    it's mentioned here a few pages ago and there's a thread in DT about it.
     


  6. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    Is RJ gonna stay?
    shhhh, he might hear you.
     


  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    FWIW, I didn't get that vibe from fuuma's post either. Sometimes, when you have been somewhere long enough, you forget that not everybody has been there as long, and can be expected to get you.
     


  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I think that with all the action this week, people will refer to SF as the "good old week".
     


  9. Redwoood

    Redwoood Senior member

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    FWIW, I didn't get that vibe from fuuma's post either. Sometimes, when you have been somewhere long enough, you forget that not everybody has been there as long, and can be expected to get you.

    Either way it's not a good example to set for others seeing how this is a public forum. I mean where do you go from there in tone? Up? Unlikely.

    I have no issue with Fuuma, I'm just talking in general.
    The way some people address each other here on a regular basis... if you apply the famous bar analogy, teeth would be flying in real life.
     


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    acidboy Senior member

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    I think that with all the action this week, people will refer to SF as the "good old week".

    past few days actually kinda reminds me of...

    [​IMG]
     


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    cold war painter Senior member

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    since he's canadian, maybe he needs to start posting everything in both English and in French. [​IMG]

    I actually thought this was compulsory for all Canadians?
     




  12. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    The abundance of Charlie Sheen threads is getting a bit annoying. I know we need a couple different threads on him because he's bi-winning and he needs to win here and win there , but each forum has 2 or 3 different threads where he's winning.
     


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    Lmao
     


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