Site Topics - Part II

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

  1. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    I really don't have a dog in this fight. I don't participate much in this forum anymore, just the people that I find interesting. He's someone I will definitely look-up when I'm out east later this summer. I know he wasn't trolling though, that's how he really felt. It seems like it should be easy for everyone to just dismiss it. Don't feed the troll that really isn't a troll! As Pio said, he remembers being 19 and thinking he knew everything....it's probably something similar.
     


  2. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

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    I'm sure dude is a good guy and was just a little heated in the argument. But like Manton said, you can't go against a mod. Ever. IIRC Fok was just talking about the only ways to get banned on the site and he cited 'going against a mod decision' as one of the ways to get a one-way ticket out of here. Unfortunately your friend couldn't swallow his pride and get out of that thread.
     


  3. alliswell

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    Anyone else feel like we're in the church while mm is banging on the perspex in the balcony, like in the Graduate?
     


  4. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    I'm sure dude is a good guy and was just a little heated in the argument. But like Manton said, you can't go against a mod. Ever. IIRC Fok was just talking about the only ways to get banned on the site and he cited 'going against a mod decision' as one of the ways to get a one-way ticket out of here. Unfortunately your friend couldn't swallow his pride and get out of that thread.

    I think we can all agree that's pretty stupid. Granted the mods don't ask a lot of us and generally let things go wild. But, at least it shows that he had conviction in what he was discussing.
     


  5. unjung

    unjung Senior member

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    I have 6,000 posts and I have no idea how someone could get so attached to a damn forum that they get themselves shut off entirely. I also have no idea why someone would bother to troll at all. Don't people have lives and fall-back jobs to worry about?
     


  6. cross22

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    He wasn't generally a troll. In that thread he was serious at first, then he started parodying Manton, then he had a meltdown.
     


  7. NorCal

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    Max aka mm84321 just called me and wanted to express that he was sorry everyone felt the way they did about his opinions. If anyone wants to reach out to him and communicate via e-mail let me know and I will give you his contact information.

    I've talked to him a number of times and he seemed like a nice guy. Everyone that participates in CE thinks that they know all and their way of doing things or thinking about things is correct. Why is he a troll for doing the same? I admit, it was an odd viewpoint, but his own none the less. I enjoyed his food contributions as I know many of you did. He was real and not a troll, therefore he should be reactivated...although he probably won't come back.


    So in other words he and you have "straight" gay sex.
     


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    Is it worth reading all 19 pages of the teacher smash thread?
     


  9. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Is it worth reading all 19 pages of the teacher smash thread?
    Only if you have two sharpened pencils handy so that you can jam them into your ears when you're done.
     


  10. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    So in other words he and you have "straight" gay sex.

    Yes.
     


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    I think we can all agree that's pretty stupid. Granted the mods don't ask a lot of us and generally let things go wild. But, at least it shows that he had conviction in what he was discussing.
    This is straight out of the MM school of thought where "conviction" is some sort of justification for rank asininity. I hope you enjoy your time with him later this summer.
     


  12. foodguy

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    This is straight out of the MM school of thought where "conviction" is some sort of justification for rank asininity.

    if rank asininity is going to be a ban-able offense on SF, we'd all better look out.
     


  13. dah328

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    if rank asininity is going to be a ban-able offense on SF, we'd all better look out.
    Perhaps so, but there's a whole lot of people who will be up before either one of us and MM was clearly heading that list.
     


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    Sorta too bad he's gone. I enjoyed his food posts. Kid didn't have anything else going on in his life besides posting in the food & drink forum, which kept me entertained. Can anyone point me towards the posts that got him banned?

    Who's going to pretend to be interested in my inane food question posts?
     


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    Max aka mm84321 just called me and wanted to express that he was sorry everyone felt the way they did about his opinions. If anyone wants to reach out to him and communicate via e-mail let me know and I will give you his contact information.

    I've talked to him a number of times and he seemed like a nice guy. Everyone that participates in CE thinks that they know all and their way of doing things or thinking about things is correct. Why is he a troll for doing the same? I admit, it was an odd viewpoint, but his own none the less. I enjoyed his food contributions as I know many of you did. He was real and not a troll, therefore he should be reactivated...although he probably won't come back.


    It wasn't really the same. Lots of people posting in CE -- everyone but me, actually -- posts dumb stuff and thinks they are smart. Read in toto, though, he wasn't doing anything other than trying to egg certain people (*coughMantoncough*) on. His posts didn't even adhere to any sort of internal logic. It's certainly reasonable for you to read his posts deliberately, but that's certainly what I got from them. To me, that fits the definition of trolling, whether or not he's strictly speaking a "sock puppet".
     


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