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Misconstrued Intent Thread. An experiment in tolerance.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by 96tbird, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    There's a lot of this around here, you say something you and your intent is misconstrued and the fight begins. The problem lies with the discussion being written and not spoken; without seeing the face of the person, it's difficult to gauge intent.

    On this thread, if you care to, post that which can easily be construed as inflammatory or spiteful. This is where you can come and blow off steam. Argue away all for fun. But keep it within the posting rules: you know what the consequences are.

    I'll begin.

    Most of TB wouldn't know what satire is if it bit you on the butt.
  2. Sneakypete


    Jul 22, 2009
    Most TB'ers are American.
  3. Most take the interwebs too serious (something I've also been guilty of).

    Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. Pppphhhhhwwwwwwwwtt.
  4. Your face is American.
  5. masonsjax

    masonsjax Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Frederick, MD
    Oh I'm sorry, this is "Abuse". "Arguments" is next door.
  6. No it isn't.
  7. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    You see, you are all weak, this is just the kind of stupidity I have come to expect here.

    Edit: Yes it is.
  8. Oh look, this isn't an argument, it's just contradiction.
  9. Pffftttt. Canadians.
  10. No it isn't
  11. An argument isn't just contradiction. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
  12. ur mom
  13. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Banned

    Aug 15, 2010
    All jokes aside, I think the main problem is twofold ; people use the anonymity of being behind a computer screen to be more blunt than they'd otherwise be and on the other hand, readers don't tend to give the poster the benefit of the doubt.

    So many of those (pointless) fights could be so easily avoided if people would preface their comments with "I'm not sure if you meant X, but..."
  14. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Quit yer whining, professor.
  15. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    Do the French refer to us as 'Stupid TB'ers'?
  16. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    So how do you say things that are inflammatory and spiteful yet stay within the forum rules?

  17. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    What people don't do when they type, is intentionally include inflection, tone and facial expression. I thought that's why smilies exist.
  18. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    It happens all the time, civil but heated arguements break out and no one gets banned if you don't directly insult someone. Here, you can directly insult another poster because that's the intent of the thread. I hope it doesn't get messed up like the "stereotyoe" thread that's currently populated by a bunch of apes that don't know how to stereotype. Pinhead.
  19. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Oh, that's nice. Have fun.

  20. Sneakypete


    Jul 22, 2009
    I don't know but they certainly refer to us Brits in ways that are often not very polite. Now there's a whole can of worms.

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