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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
When you read a moronic post claiming to have uncovered a heinous plot DO NOT REPLY!

In doing so you are denying the poster the gratification that he is looking for.

If everyone does that the problem will take care of itself. :)
post #2 of 27
They are everywhere!!
LL
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jdmoser
They are everywhere!! :D
I always thought they were little teeeeny weeeeny guys. :eek:
post #4 of 27
I recently adopted a policy of reviewing my posts the next day. If I conclude that I was sucked into responding to a troll or that I was participating in an off topic discussion, I delete the post.

Roy
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by royrose
I recently adopted a policy of reviewing my posts the next day. If I conclude that I was sucked into responding to a troll or that I was participating in an off topic discussion, I delete the post.

Roy
Do you mind if I steal this idea? I also think thats a great idea and should be "adopted" by many.

thanks.
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by htwaits
When you read a moronic post claiming to have uncovered a heinous plot DO NOT REPLY!

In doing so you are denying the poster the gratification that he is looking for.

If everyone does that the problem will take care of itself. :)
You still give great advice! :)
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by royrose
I recently adopted a policy of reviewing my posts the next day. If I conclude that I was sucked into responding to a troll or that I was participating in an off topic discussion, I delete the post.

Roy
I can't argue with this policy and do not mean to criticize you for adopting it. There are certainly a number of my posts that I would like to erase. However, isn't it more honorable to stand by what I've said, and leave the words there so all may see the horse's rear I've made of myself? :o

Besides, I don't know if this happens to you, but it seems it's always the stupidest things I say which are promptly quoted by someone replying to them. So, though I may delete my post, the words are still right there, in black and white, for all to see, anyway. DOH! :rolleyes:

Might it not be better to pause and think, even for a moment, before clicking that "submit reply" button, thereby avoiding the later embarrassment? Though, as I've said, there are a number of my posts I regret and would like to erase, there are an even greater number of them that, thankfully, never even saw the light of day simply because, even after spending a half hour composing them, I paused long enough to decide I was making a mistake.

I mean no disrespect, and sincerely hope this post is not one I'll wish I'd never made. Just offering food for thought. :)
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rijax
Might it not be better to pause and think, even for a moment, before clicking that "submit reply" button, thereby avoiding the later embarrassment?
Once upon a time I taught this method, and I try my best to follow it. :o

Using "SpellCheck" and "Preview Post" can provide that "pause". :cool:

Even a post that isn't driven by the "heat of the moment" can benefit from a pause if it's used to edit the contents. ;)
post #9 of 27
Follow the AVS Forum posting rules.


Don't name call and make personal attacks against other members
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by Auditor55
Follow the AVS Forum posting rules.

Don't name call and make personal attacks against other members
You should practice what you preach! Just about every one of your posts is negative and an attack or an admonishment or a put-down of some kind.
Here's an example...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8190360
post #11 of 27
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Besides, I don't know if this happens to you, but it seems it's always the stupidest things I say which are promptly quoted by someone replying to them. So, though I may delete my post, the words are still right there, in black and white, for all to see, anyway. DOH!
Yes that does happen to me and in those cases I let it stand. For some reason, however, I often write posts that are completely ignored! :o Those can be deleted without a problem.

Roy
post #12 of 27
Report the post.
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by htwaits
Once upon a time I taught this method, and I try my best to follow it. :o

Using "SpellCheck" and "Preview Post" can provide that "pause". :cool:

Even a post that isn't driven by the "heat of the moment" can benefit from a pause if it's used to edit the contents. ;)
Can I add, PLEASE USE PARAGRAPHS. They make posts much easier to read! I find that I often skip posts that are just huge blocks of words.
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by Al Urker
You should practice what you preach! Just about every one of your posts is negative and an attack or an admonishment or a put-down of some kind.
Here's an example...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8190360

I would read that post but there is a thing called an ignore list ...
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by Auditor55
Don't name call and make personal attacks against other members
Agreed. But when some forum members manipulate and fabricate, it is sometimes a duty to warn others as objectively and calmly as possible.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by htwaits
Once upon a time I taught this method, and I try my best to follow it. :o

Using "SpellCheck" and "Preview Post" can provide that "pause". :cool:

Even a post that isn't driven by the "heat of the moment" can benefit from a pause if it's used to edit the contents. ;)
Amen! Besides, I find that, by previewing my post even if it doesn't contain stupid or inflammatory stuff, often the meaning and clarity will profoundly benefit by some editing.

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Originally Posted by royrose
Yes that does happen to me and in those cases I let it stand. For some reason, however, I often write posts that are completely ignored! Those can be deleted without a problem.
LOL! Don't feel bad. On this forum, an ignored post, i.e others finding no fault with it, can often mean it was an excellent one. :)

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Originally Posted by ThumperII
Can I add, PLEASE USE PARAGRAPHS. They make posts much easier to read! I find that I often skip posts that are just huge blocks of words.
Me

too! ;)

Double Amen to that suggestion!
post #17 of 27
You know things are a little out of hand and perspective on life when threads close about tv discussion..Peaple take these tv's pretty seriously and some members really get under the skin of others if they are bashing the tv they own.
Silly but true. Mods in this section seem more down to earth were in other sections mods close good discussion threads as they even seem to take offense about their tv's..
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThumperII
Can I add, PLEASE USE PARAGRAPHS. They make posts much easier to read! I find that I often skip posts that are just huge blocks of words.
Failure to use paragraphs , and complete "spell checked" sentences, won't get a thread closed, but it sure makes them easier to read. :)
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by htwaits
Failure to use paragraphs , and complete "spell checked" sentences, won't get a thread closed, but it sure makes them easier to read. :)
Do they have "context checkers" and "syntax checkers", too? ;)
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by ninthdragon
Do they have "context checkers" and "syntax checkers", too? ;)
Syntax Checkers!. If the IRS had a Syntax Checker, Pamela Anderson would owe them a fortune. :D
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Al Urker
You should practice what you preach! Just about every one of your posts is negative and an attack or an admonishment or a put-down of some kind.
Here's an example...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8190360

You're not serious are you? In that link you posted I challenge to cite one post where I made a personal or attack or engaged in any name calling. Saying something that cleary in in jest does not apply.
post #22 of 27
I still say name calling and personal attacks (insults) is the fastest way of getting a thread closed.
post #23 of 27
:rolleyes:
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by greenland
Syntax Checkers!. If the IRS had a Syntax Checker, Pamela Anderson would owe them a fortune. :D
LOL! Good one! Thanks, I needed that! Lucky for Pamela, they don't have a "homonym checker".
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Zues
You know things are a little out of hand and perspective on life when threads close about tv discussion..Peaple take these tv's pretty seriously and some members really get under the skin of others if they are bashing the tv they own.
Silly but true. Mods in this section seem more down to earth were in other sections mods close good discussion threads as they even seem to take offense about their tv's..
You're right. But in a way it is more than just a discussion, it's a community. And like any community there is (unfortunately) a village idiot. Or in this case several of them. I'm not naming names, but it would be interesting if avs posted the top ten most ignored users.

Now that I have paused before posting and re-read what I wrote, I have decided that 'idiot' isn't the right word. But I can't think of a concise term for the "person who always has to give their input on a subject whether they are actually knowledgable or not, and even then when they say something interesting (rarely), they still manage to f'ing annoy the hell out of you".
post #26 of 27
Aw, Jeez, Dude....:rolleyes:
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by skeeball
You're right. But in a way it is more than just a discussion, it's a community. And like any community there is (unfortunately) a village idiot. Or in this case several of them. I'm not naming names, but it would be interesting if avs posted the top ten most ignored users.

Now that I have paused before posting and re-read what I wrote, I have decided that 'idiot' isn't the right word. But I can't think of a concise term for the "person who always has to give their input on a subject whether they are actually knowledgable or not, and even then when they say something interesting (rarely), they still manage to f'ing annoy the hell out of you".
Here is a word that probably fits the bill. It was in common usage during my childhood in Ireland. The word is Blatherskite. Definition fits the description of the type of person you write about.
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