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dr.bob
934872.  Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:32 am Reply with quote

Neotenic wrote:
And if you take the showing-off out of the internet, you're mostly left with pictures of cats.


Quote.

Of.

The.

Week.

 
Strawberry
934876.  Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:39 am Reply with quote

i think Oceans Edge beat Neotenic to it, though, as she said something similar in April. Post 903699

 
tetsabb
934916.  Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:08 pm Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
Neotenic wrote:
And if you take the showing-off out of the internet, you're mostly left with pictures of cats.


Quote.

Of.

The.

Week.

But not true; ther are puppies, too.

 
MinervaMoon
934922.  Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:20 pm Reply with quote

exnihilo wrote:
MinervaMoon wrote:
"So what"? So it's stupid and counterproductive, that's what.

Well, it's nice to know how you feel. If I'm 'stupid' for not feeling the same way, so be it.

It's the action, not the person, and I think you know that and are ignoring it for reasons of discord. Arguing with a troll is patently ridiculous. There is simply no good reason for doing so other than "showing off" (which is not a good reason). That is my opinion and you are welcome to disagree and blast me for it, but my opinion will not change -- as, I expect, yours will not.

 
PDR
934952.  Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:21 pm Reply with quote

Neotenic wrote:
And if you take the showing-off out of the internet, you're mostly left with pictures of cats.


Well pussies, certainly.

PDR

 
Strawberry
934953.  Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:29 pm Reply with quote

Tetsabb, your picture doesn't work.

 
Arcane
934954.  Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:37 pm Reply with quote

Neotenic wrote:
And if you take the showing-off out of the internet, you're mostly left with pictures of cats.


And also Porn, memes, Internet shopping, music and banking. Some of them are very useful. Some of them have their uses. I'll leave which are which up to you.

 
suze
934975.  Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:28 pm Reply with quote

Porn, memes, and music are surely applied forms of showing off.

 
exnihilo
935077.  Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:25 pm Reply with quote

MinervaMoon wrote:
exnihilo wrote:
MinervaMoon wrote:
"So what"? So it's stupid and counterproductive, that's what.

Well, it's nice to know how you feel. If I'm 'stupid' for not feeling the same way, so be it.

It's the action, not the person, and I think you know that and are ignoring it for reasons of discord. Arguing with a troll is patently ridiculous. There is simply no good reason for doing so other than "showing off" (which is not a good reason). That is my opinion and you are welcome to disagree and blast me for it, but my opinion will not change -- as, I expect, yours will not.


I won't blast you for it, but I will disagree and the number of people posting on that thread (and others where the mob have called 'troll') suggests I'm not alone in rejecting these fiats.

 
14-11-2014
1146031.  Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:22 am Reply with quote

Dear mods (plural),

Perhaps you're now used to users trying to entertain regulars by looking for trouble, for example by producing random replies to pretend that nobody will understands a previous article, but I'm afraid that bobwilson wasn't trying to be a troll intentionally.

So it looks like bobwilson's post 1145862 belongs in http://old.qi.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=18838. A troll could have replied "So do I.", but moving such an article (or the whole thread, I don't care) to the trashcan or to another thread may be a better policy; bobwilson's off-topic post clearly doesn't belong there.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1146062.  Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:28 am Reply with quote

I think you'll find that trolls will argue a point with the sole purpose of annoying people and creating friction. Bob believes what he posts, and doesn't care what anyone else thinks. A bit like you in fact.

 
Jenny
1146101.  Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:52 pm Reply with quote

Unfortunately I can't find the post you're referring to, 14-11. A search on 1145862 brings up only your post. Could you use the link box please?

 
'yorz
1146126.  Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:18 pm Reply with quote

Doubt he will. I asked him several times already.
And the post wasn't off-topic.

 
bobwilson
1146128.  Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:36 pm Reply with quote

Hmm - now I'm wondering which post we're talking about myself. Clearly 'yorz knows which one it is? What on Earth have I done now?

 
Alfred E Neuman
1146180.  Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:18 pm Reply with quote

http://old.qi.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=1145862&highlight=#1145862

bobwilson wrote:
What on Earth have I done now?


You've just met Dutch Bob.

 

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