I got one! lolz Do you have a tattoo too? or two?

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Postby Deepsmeg » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:49 pm

I saw the first page a short while back.
I then ignored the topic, because it wasn't a particularly interesting topic for me.
Then I saw it had jumped up to 8 pages. "Aha!", I thought, "It's moved off-topic, most likely into an insult flinging match"

Can I really see the future?
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:51 pm

Radiant Caligula wrote:You are extremely nitpicky, you know that right?


Depends on the context really. . . Many people don't think very precisely and their views are riddled with internal contradictions and inconsistencies. I do make a habit of pointing this out when I see them. I don't tend to nitpick meaningless things just to be an ass.


Radiant Caligula wrote:I'm guessing you like to argue with anyone about anything in the real world - and that you have to come out in top each and every time. If this is the sober you I wonder what a bottle of wine will do to your persistence. I'm glad we have a rather large pond between us.


I do like discussion in general (on or offline). I tend to do more of it online because I think written arguments are a much better forum for serious discussions. You can precisely quote others (my earlier argument wouldn't have been provable in a face to face discussion for example) and can take time to track down solid external references.

As far as always being right, that is certainly not the case. I often have discussions where I am not the most knowledgeable or informed party. However in such cases I don't tend to engage in arguments. I try and only argue issues which I am pretty well informed about. Since I am very picky about what arguments I involve myself in I can pick ones in which I am right on I do tend to come out pretty well.
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:52 pm

Deepsmeg wrote:I saw the first page a short while back.
I then ignored the topic, because it wasn't a particularly interesting topic for me.
Then I saw it had jumped up to 8 pages. "Aha!", I thought, "It's moved off-topic, most likely into an insult flinging match"

Can I really see the future?

No, you can't. Just the past. :wink:
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Postby Deepsmeg » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:59 pm

But...

Past performance is not an indicator of future performance, and the intellect of your users may fall as well and rise, and you may not get back the full sanity invested. Your forum is at risk if you do not keep up regular arse-kicking.
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Postby Rkiver » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:16 pm

*Still sitting enjoying his popcorn watching all of this.*

I'm pretty sure last time this happened I linked that "Welcome to the Internet" thing...sure does bear some thought again all things considered.
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Postby xander » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:59 pm

Rkiver wrote:*Still sitting enjoying his popcorn watching all of this.*

I'm pretty sure last time this happened I linked that "Welcome to the Internet" thing...sure does bear some thought again all things considered.

Heh. I was thinking the same thing. Though I wasn't sure if I should post "Welcome to the Internet," or "How to Write Like a Wanker." They both seem so appropriate.

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