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The rules are changing, we are going to start showing the assholes the door

 
 
oralloy
 
  -4  
Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 07:34 pm
@blatham,
blatham wrote:
I put them on ignore as soon as such patterns of behavior reveal themselves. I find zero value in reading these people and (how is this not clear?) only negative value in "arguing" with them.
Don't lie. You put people on ignore when your "I think what that other guy thinks" routine fails and you are unable to bluff your way through a conversation.
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ddlowan
 
  2  
Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 07:43 pm
And here it all is in vivo.
glitterbag
 
  2  
Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 08:06 pm
@ddlowan,
sighhhhhhhh
Setanta
 
  1  
Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 08:27 pm
@ddlowan,
By the pricking of my thumbs . . .
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oralloy
 
  0  
Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 08:54 pm
@glitterbag,
I recognize that you've toned back your vicious namecalling from what it was like in the bad old days. However, isn't it a little silly to express dismay over namecalling that you've been one of the primary sources of?
blatham
 
  1  
Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 09:13 pm
@ddlowan,
There was a kind hello to you back a bit.
Glennn
 
  0  
Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 09:16 pm
@oralloy,
I put vicious, insulting people on ignore only if I can't come up with a great comeback. Consequently, I've never put anyone on ignore.
oralloy
 
  -2  
Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 09:25 pm
@Glennn,
I've never been very creative. I'm just good at facts.

I used to put namecallers on ignore when my factual rebuttals to their namecalling got really tedious and repetitive.

But now that the moderators are stricter about removing name-calling, I don't do that anymore. There are some people still on my ignore list because I'm too lazy to go take them off, but I always display an ignored post now when I come across it.
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chai2
 
  1  
Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 09:48 pm
@Glennn,
Glennn wrote:

I put vicious, insulting people on ignore only if I can't come up with a great comeback. Consequently, I've never put anyone on ignore.


Laughing
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ddlowan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 12:48 am
@blatham,
backatcha!!!

How they hangin'?
ddlowan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 12:52 am
@Setanta,
That's cool.

Facebook is hopeless for any kind of question asking or discussion...except in special interest groups.
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Olivier5
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 04:18 am
@blatham,
Quote:
I truly don't understand why members engage with these trolls.

For the same reason people wrestle with aligators or fight bulls: It's not done to educate the aligator/bull, it's done because it's fun.

blatham
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 04:48 am
@ddlowan,
I've had to yank them up a bit as the roads here are in pretty bad shape.
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blatham
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 04:58 am
@Olivier5,
Yeah. That's what I don't get. Alligators and bulls would provide a challenge.

izzythepush
 
  0  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 05:03 am
@blatham,
There's no challenge, or point, in arguing with someone who's too stupid to realise they've lost.
Olivier5
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 05:55 am
@blatham,
To shut down a troll is a greater challenge than to catch an aligator. Aligators are also harder to find in these parts.
blatham
 
  2  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 06:19 am
@izzythepush,
Exactly. These are almost always just dominance contests with a crippled opponent.
blatham
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 06:26 am
@Olivier5,
But trolls are almost never shut down.

I enjoy a good put-down IF there is some degree of valuable and original wit involved and if there is some beauty in the narrative devices used. And if the writer, by his/her nature does not wish to be cruel. However, such parameters are rarely in place in these contests.
Olivier5
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 06:31 am
@blatham,
Hence the challenge...
blatham
 
  1  
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2018 06:49 am
@Olivier5,
Stop it or I'll come over there and beat you senseless with a stale baguette. Or maybe with a round of cheese. I'll decide on the plane flight over.
 

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