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w2w-fan
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Come on guys, just ignore them. They'll get bored and leave.

It's hard, I know. Just about time w2w posts I write a post attacking him. But I usually decide not to post it because I don't want to encourage the kid.

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Alexa
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But it is interesting.
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Your words are wise. I defer to your experience, forthrightness, and clear neutrality.
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Interesting irony:
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Just about time w2w posts I write a post attacking him
yet you call yourself a "fan".....

[Big Grin]

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For as long as it took anyone to respond to your post, one would have thought you were a troll. [Evil Laugh]
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Wouldn't it be just as much fun to open an Instant messenger window with yourself and type back and forth. Honestly, how many usernames do you really need? Nobody's fooled.
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Alexa
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In my best Bob from Office space voice..

To be honest with you, I love his posts. I do . I am a Want2Write fan. For my money, I donít think it gets any better than when he posts
like Looney Tunes, Britney Spears, Tom & Jerry, indecency, any ethnic, porn, and some other stuff being blamed for harming children and/or others (unless porn can be very harmful).

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Well, this thread is throughly confusing me.
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Alexa
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Incidentally, I am none of the w2w derivatives. I am trying to get 1000 posts as soon as possible before our baby is born and for other reasons I will mention then. I will have no other identity until I achieve that goal. I have much more fun talking to myself as myself like on the 24 thread. [Smile]

I think it is possible that w2w is much more clever then his/her posts suggest. I would love to know the identities of the other w2w derivatives, as I find it a little funny [Smile]

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Alexa
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oops, maybe that was not addressed to me? I already have some people think I am w2w. lol
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Alexa
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You think so?
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Alexa
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Yes I do.
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no, I don't. I am just confused by all these people making names played off w2w's name. You? As far as I knew, you had not posted when I was writing mine.
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What's with the w2w derivatives? If you're going to insult another Hatracker, at least don't hide behind a different screenname when you're doing it.

[ April 30, 2004, 01:31 PM: Message edited by: Xaposert ]

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Alexa, I would really appreciate it if you didn't bump all of w2w's threads. They're a waste of space on the first page, and REALLY annoying.
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Alexa
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ok, my bad. I truly find good humor in them, but I can stop.
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SoberTilNoon wrote:

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Well, this thread is throughly confusing me
To which I must point to the time of his post, which is after 1PM. [ROFL]
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Thanks! I really appreciate it. [Smile] One or two here are there aren't bad, but a block of 8 or 10 at once... it makes me dizzy.... *swoon*
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What gets me all the more confused, is that they have more than one post. And, yes, the time of day does have to do with my comfusion.

[ April 30, 2004, 02:42 PM: Message edited by: SoberTillNoon ]

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YHBT. YHL. HAND.
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What? I know one of those is the Yiddish Hocky League, but what is the rest?
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What exactly are "trolls"? Are they what I know as "spammers" on other forums?
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I am trying to get 1000 posts as soon as possible
You. . . you. . . post whore!
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Internet Trolls [No No]
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Wow. That's so...official.
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Hatrack is good. Very few trolls, if really any. "Ain't it cool news" forum posters, however, are nothing BUT trolls... [Frown]
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whore! [Taunt]
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::bump::
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But they're funny. I don't want them to leave yet.

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This reminds me of several years ago when everyone was posting on the young writers forum. Then some troll came in and everyone got really mad and OSC shut it down. I don't know why but I really laugh when terrible conflict comes up. It must be a character flaw. Anyway, this just reminded me of the entire fiasco.

Lurker Power! [Big Grin]

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At this point, Stroman is making an effort to communicate politely, I think. So, I don't think it's fair to insinuate that he is a troll.
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He's playing nice because some people here are gracious enough to take him seriously after his arrogant, in-your-face fanatic entrance.

If we went back to giving him the same sort of responses we'd give Lalo or Ron for pulling that crap (i.e. [Roll Eyes] ), he'd be back to the name calling, partisian BS, I predict.

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He's playing nice because some people here are gracious enough to take him seriously after his arrogant, in-your-face fanatic entrance.

Of course, it's worth noting that the same could be said of any number of newbies who went on to become highly valued members of the forum.
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I'm constantly pleasantly-shocked by how tolerant Hatrack is. [Smile]
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Of course, it's worth noting that the same could be said of any number of newbies who went on to become highly valued members of the forum.
If this is how people used to enter Hatrack, I'm happy to be a newbie. [Razz]
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This is, indeed, how several regulars entered Hatrack. Chad fits a certain profile, and it's my hope that he'll tone it down a bit in order to become a valuable member. [Smile]
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I'll stop ignoring him (that is, not posting responses) at some point.
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He could almost be doing this for the good of the community. Things have been tense and divided and then in walks a complete and utter dickhead. Everyone can agree to dislike this prick and in doing so can finally agree on something.

CStroman saved Hatrack!

But he's still a wanker.

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I think that toning down is called for on the other side as well.

Calling someone a TROLL is a pretty "TROLLY" (not the train car) thing to do itself.

Regardless of how long someone's been on the form, some people have magically morphed into TROLLS as well.

Let's all turn off TROLL mode. [Wink]

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But he's still a wanker.
As vitrol filled as your post was (and I've been called the Troll)...I'm not British. [Wink]
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I was in MILDLY ACERBIC WIT AND GENERAL DISTASTE AT BLATANTLY AWFUL ARGUMENTS mode, myself.
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Calling somebody a troll might be obnoxious and pointless, but it's not really trollish.
Wikipedia entry for internet troll

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On the Internet, troll is a slang term used to describe:

1. A post (on a newsgroup, or other forum) that is solely intended to incite controversy or conflict or cause annoyance or offense. (Many posts may inadvertently cause strife as collateral damage, but they are not trolls.)
2. A person who posts these.


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No, see, wanker is my official word for pompous people who wander willy nilly through threads talking at people as opposed to with them.

I'm so misunderstood.

*le sigh*

Oh, and you're a nincompoop. (After my vitriolic first post I'm pretty sure you've come to expect it from every post, right? And, well, I both hate to disappoint and love my work)

*contented sigh*

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I would just prefer that he either improve his tone and logic, or never, ever take the same side as me in a discussion.

Dagonee

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I also find it more painful when somebody who apparently agrees with me goes trolling than when somebody who I disagree with does so.
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