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paul1963



Joined: 15 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 3:38 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
Behemoth wrote:

More impressive would be an impersonal insult that managed to offend everybody.


Offend everybody? Given the heterogeneity of our membership, that would indeed be an impressive demonstration of the vituperative arts.


Sort of a "triple word score" of abuse then really.........

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

paul1963 wrote:
Brownbear wrote:
Behemoth wrote:

More impressive would be an impersonal insult that managed to offend everybody.


Offend everybody? Given the heterogeneity of our membership, that would indeed be an impressive demonstration of the vituperative arts.


Sort of a "triple word score" of abuse then really.........


With three Zs in it.

paul1963



Joined: 15 Nov 2010
Posts: 2161
Location: No longer active on the forum
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
paul1963 wrote:
Brownbear wrote:
Behemoth wrote:

More impressive would be an impersonal insult that managed to offend everybody.


Offend everybody? Given the heterogeneity of our membership, that would indeed be an impressive demonstration of the vituperative arts.


Sort of a "triple word score" of abuse then really.........


With three Zs in it.


Cool!

alice



Joined: 18 Feb 2006
Posts: 2820

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
paul1963 wrote:
Brownbear wrote:
Behemoth wrote:

More impressive would be an impersonal insult that managed to offend everybody.


Offend everybody? Given the heterogeneity of our membership, that would indeed be an impressive demonstration of the vituperative arts.


Sort of a "triple word score" of abuse then really.........


With three Zs in it.


Using all your letters.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

alice wrote:
Brownbear wrote:
paul1963 wrote:
Brownbear wrote:
Behemoth wrote:

More impressive would be an impersonal insult that managed to offend everybody.


Offend everybody? Given the heterogeneity of our membership, that would indeed be an impressive demonstration of the vituperative arts.


Sort of a "triple word score" of abuse then really.........


With three Zs in it.


Using all your letters.


And then knifing your opponents.

sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41983
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's just possible that seeing membership of a forum as a competition is slightly odd....

alice



Joined: 18 Feb 2006
Posts: 2820

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
It's just possible that seeing membership of a forum as a competition is slightly odd....


Oh the forum aspect went three or four posts back.
We're all enjoying the Scrabble analogy now.
Do keep up.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
It's just possible that seeing membership of a forum as a competition is slightly odd....


Belonging to a forum is slightly odd. Giving enough of a hoot about the opinions of other random strangers to fall out with them is fairly wibble-istic. Having arguments about who ought to be excluded from one after a bitter row involving personal offence being taken, sometimes even given as well, is, frankly, just this side of the padded cell.

So I propose we all sign ourselves into the funny farm and allow these perfectly peaceable electrons to resume their unruffled course.

Me first.

alice



Joined: 18 Feb 2006
Posts: 2820

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
Having arguments about who ought to be excluded from one after a bitter row involving personal offence being taken, sometimes even given as well, is, frankly, just this side of the padded cell.



No, that's family life that is.
Or maybe just mine.

paul1963



Joined: 15 Nov 2010
Posts: 2161
Location: No longer active on the forum
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
sean wrote:
It's just possible that seeing membership of a forum as a competition is slightly odd....


Belonging to a forum is slightly odd. Giving enough of a hoot about the opinions of other random strangers to fall out with them is fairly wibble-istic. Having arguments about who ought to be excluded from one after a bitter row involving personal offence being taken, sometimes even given as well, is, frankly, just this side of the padded cell.

So I propose we all sign ourselves into the funny farm and allow these perfectly peaceable electrons to resume their unruffled course.

Me first.


Only if you'll be our psychiatric nurse BB

OP



Joined: 28 Jul 2006
Posts: 4661
Location: Yorkshire
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
I have been thinking about this a lot Ö (cut)


Gawber wrote:
Is this not getting blown out of proportion Ö (cut)

I didnít want to waste screen space quoting these posts in full, as they were both quite long, but just to say that I thought they were both very relevant and useful. DS has been going downhill recently IMHO, hopefully things will now get better.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35900
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ds is my village green /pub /shop/pals house etc

behave like that and all will be well

some folk are less robust than others and it is polite to allow for that

some of us have had some vicious debates and kept things from being rude ,spose it is a matter of being yourself and respecting other's right to be themselves while disagreeing

the way ds works is anarcho syndicalist in structure as there are common interest groups that do not fit into a single menu of topics and therefore there is cross over from various directions

a village like this is a shock for folk from other worlds until they get to know who is who and what is what ,maybe village elders need to be educating folk

there are folk in this village who i would trust with my life ,limb or liberty

naomij



Joined: 03 Mar 2011
Posts: 379
Location: Kent coast
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh gosh I am a brand newbie and just started reading this thread, how thrilling! I thought it looked very nice here but then I am ultra new. I've spent most of my internet time on a fairly fluffy parenting forum, now I am pondering what I might be able to get away with...or have to put up with!... here

In general though the be nice mantra works for most people, and persistent posters who just enjoy being inflammatory soon get ignored.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35900
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

naomij wrote:
Oh gosh I am a brand newbie and just started reading this thread, how thrilling! I thought it looked very nice here but then I am ultra new.


tis cos we keep it that way

working out a system of being polite needs chats like this one

toggle



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 11 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
alice wrote:
Brownbear wrote:
paul1963 wrote:
Brownbear wrote:
Behemoth wrote:

More impressive would be an impersonal insult that managed to offend everybody.


Offend everybody? Given the heterogeneity of our membership, that would indeed be an impressive demonstration of the vituperative arts.


Sort of a "triple word score" of abuse then really.........


With three Zs in it.


Using all your letters.


And then knifing your opponents.


i read that as knitting your opponents

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