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Old 11-15-2019, 09:00 PM
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Hurricane Ditka, Shodan, Octopus, and BigT...


all have my admiration for not allowing themselves to be shouted down. I am placing this in The Pit so that the usual choads can get right to their usual choading,

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Old 11-15-2019, 09:02 PM
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Jesus Christ, man. ANOTHER thread about HD? LOL
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Shouldn't you include that poster Scumpup also?

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Shouldn't you include that poster Scumpup also?
No. He's just some random asshole.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:09 PM
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:13 PM
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Yes, it takes a special kind of courage to post anonymously on an online message board.
And it takes an even more special kind of courage to do whatever it it is that you flatter yourself that you just did.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:26 PM
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Yes, it takes a special kind of courage to post anonymously on an online message board.
Scumpup is exceptionally cowardly, having run away for several months after he made a complete fool of himself by asking people to pay him to go away.

Of course, he's a pretty pathetic individual in general.

He's also a coward who likes to send abusive PMs to people so no one else will see.

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Old 11-15-2019, 09:58 PM
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He's also a coward who likes to send abusive PMs to people so no one else will see.
Were these PMs sent to you personally?
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:58 PM
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I'm not your token liberal so that you can seem nonpartisan.

The whole point of my post was that the idea of being "shouted down" on a message board is a silly idea. As long as people don't engage in a full on harassment campaign (which none of those listed have experienced here, as far as I know), it is merely our choice to post or not.

Mere speech cannot silence anyone. And this board is moderated in such a way that mere speech is all that occurs (unless you break the rules and the mods have to intervene).

Praising us in this way is an insult to us and the people who have responded to us in the past.

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I'm not your token liberal so that you can seem nonpartisan.

The whole point of my post was that the idea of being "shouted down" on a message board is a silly idea. As long as people don't engage in a full on harassment campaign (which none of those listed have experienced here, as far as I know), it is merely our choice to post or not.

Mere speech cannot silence anyone. And this board is moderated in such a way that mere speech is all that occurs (unless you break the rules and the mods have to intervene).

Praising us in this way is an insult to us and the people who have responded to us in the past.
Now I've been drinking a lot tonight and I have to wonder if you have too because your post probably doesn't mean what you want it to or "What the hell are you talking about?"
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:14 PM
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Now I've been drinking a lot tonight and I have to wonder if you have too because your post probably doesn't mean what you want it to or "What the hell are you talking about?"
I've been drinking too, but it seems to me that BigT is annoyed that a poster he doesn't like is praising him for doing things that other posters he doesn't like are doing.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:20 PM
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I've been drinking too, but it seems to me that BigT is annoyed that a poster he doesn't like is praising him for doing things that other posters he doesn't like are doing.
"Damning by faint praise"?
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:21 PM
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all have my admiration for not allowing themselves to be shouted down. I am placing this in The Pit so that the usual choads can get right to their usual choading,
You really admire someone who doesn't doesn't completely disagree with someone killing hundreds of people and babies?
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:22 PM
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I'm unsurprised this particular OP sees an attempt to antagonize as being more worthwhile than an attempt to contribute.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:26 PM
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"Damning by faint praise"?
I'm sure, but making it indistinguishable from actual praise is something that I admire
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:27 PM
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Scumpup is exceptionally cowardly, having run away for several months after he made a complete fool of himself by asking people to pay him to go away.

Of course, he's a pretty pathetic individual in general.

He's also a coward who likes to send abusive PMs to people so no one else will see.
My money is on you swallowing a bottle of pills the day this place goes dark.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:29 PM
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I'm sure, but making it indistinguishable from actual praise is something that I admire
How do you know it's not praise then?
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:31 PM
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How do you know it's not praise then?
I don't. My enjoyment comes from others trying to figure it out.
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I don't. My enjoyment comes from others trying to figure it out.
Why is that enjoyable to you?
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:37 PM
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Were these PMs sent to you personally?
Yup, among others.

Scumpup tries his best to be annoying, but I've come to regard him with pity. He describes himself as a recently retired teacher. But he evidently is so friendless that one of his main sources of amusement is to troll anonymous message boards like a twelve year old. He likes to portray himself as a ruff-tuff biker type and tell people about his great big knives, but he's clearly a very lonely individual.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:40 PM
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Why is that enjoyable to you?
Because I'm bored and drunk on a Friday night
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:44 PM
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Yup, among others.

Scumpup tries his best to be annoying, but I've come to regard him with pity. He describes himself as a recently retired teacher. But he evidently is so friendless that one of his main sources of amusement is to troll anonymous message boards like a twelve year old. He likes to portray himself as a ruff-tuff biker type and tell people about his great big knives, but he's clearly a very lonely individual.
However that may be, you remain a hopeless little person who, absent his board title, would be that little nobody who shows up to say something shitty in Pit threads and then vanishes. You are nobody. You are utterly unimportant. Nothing you can say about me, even if true, will change your lack of consequence in the world outside this board. Fuck you and fuck your title, you miserable little wart.

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Yup, among others.

Scumpup tries his best to be annoying, but I've come to regard him with pity. He describes himself as a recently retired teacher. But he evidently is so friendless that one of his main sources of amusement is to troll anonymous message boards like a twelve year old. He likes to portray himself as a ruff-tuff biker type and tell people about his great big knives, but he's clearly a very lonely individual.

He sent a mod, among others, abusive messages and yet he still posts here. Huh.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:45 PM
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He sent a mod, among others, abusive messages and yet he still posts here. Huh.
That is kind of strange.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:46 PM
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My money is on you swallowing a bottle of pills the day this place goes dark.

Aren't you a singular waste of space.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:48 PM
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However that may be, you remain a hopeless little person who, absent his board title, would be that little nobody who shows up to say something shitty in Pit threads and then vanishes. You are nobody. You are utterly unimportant. Nothing you can say about me, even if true, will change your lack of consequence in the world outside this board. Fuck you and fuck your title, you miserable little wart.
Don't know what your squabble is with Colibri, but long before he was a mod and while he is a mod, he has been educating many of us in science, especially biology.

I know you've been around a long time but like me, you will not be noticeably missed when and if you leave. Colibri will be.

OK, resume the weird pit thread.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:57 PM
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He sent a mod, among others, abusive messages and yet he still posts here. Huh.
He received a warning for that one. Unfortunately others weren't reported so we couldn't take action.
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Don't know what your squabble is with Colibri, .
The "squabble" is that I warned him for being a jerk to another poster, and he responded with abusive PMs. So now he takes every opportunity to attack me.

He has a special ability to make himself look worse by the insults he chooses to post about others. I think they're largely projection.

Anyway, thanks for the remarks.

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Because I'm bored and drunk on a Friday night
Oh, well that kinda sucks. I'm sorry.
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:06 PM
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He received a warning for that one. Unfortunately others weren't reported so we couldn't take action.
Well, shit, I never clean out my PMs, so I have a few lying around from back when he kept PMing me to call me princess in this weird, unsolicited-dick-pic kind of way. Four years old, though (the PMs, not him). Too late?
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The board members I mentioned in my first post still have my admiration for the stated reason. Colibri remains a shitty little person who, absent his title and the protections it affords him, would have little to say outside the habits of hummingbirds,
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:25 PM
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The board members I mentioned in my first post still have my admiration for the stated reason. Colibri remains a shitty little person who, absent his title and the protections it affords him, would have little to say outside the habits of hummingbirds,
That's a very choadable observation on your part, I must say.
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Colibri has my permission to post every PM I ever sent him here. He can also tell us how they gave him PTSD and made him cry himself to sleep at night.
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The board members I mentioned in my first post still have my admiration for the stated reason. Colibri remains a shitty little person who, absent his title and the protections it affords him, would have little to say outside the habits of hummingbirds,
He does have the prettiest avatar on the boards though.
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He does have the prettiest avatar on the boards though.
Thank you very much. Although we have had words, you have a much cuter avatar than you deserve. Credit where credit is due

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One of the problems Scumpup has is that he's too stupid to realize that he is so generally loathed that anything he posts in the Pit is going to turn into a reverse pitting within a few posts.
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Although we have had words, you have a much cuter avatar than you deserve.
Wow. Kinder words than I've ever received from Colibri. Good work!! Er, yeah, good work!
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Wow. Kinder words than I've ever received from Colibri. Good work!! Er, yeah, good work!
I don't recall we've ever had words, but maybe I'm forgetting. But where's your avatar, dude?
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I don't recall we've ever had words, but maybe I'm forgetting. But where's your avatar, dude?
Ok, I see I warned you three years ago, but you didn't send me an abusive PM, which is a plus! Bygones!

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Ok, I see I warned you three years ago, but you didn't send me an abusive PM, which is a plus! Bygones!
Aww man, my abusive PMs don't even get noticed.
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Sorry! Send it to me again, and I'll deal with it!
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Sorry! Send it to me again, and I'll deal with it!
That sounds fair. You got it!

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One of the problems Scumpup has is that he's too stupid to realize that he is so generally loathed that anything he posts in the Pit is going to turn into a reverse pitting within a few posts.
One of the problems with Colibri is that he believes, sans title, that anybody would give a wet shit what he posts or even if he posts.

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You are nobody. You are utterly unimportant. Nothing you can say about me, even if true, will change your lack of consequence in the world outside this board.
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I'll take "self-awareness fails" for $500, Alex
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And it takes an even more special kind of courage to do whatever it it is that you flatter yourself that you just did.
That’s a lot of words just to say “I know you are, but what am I?”, Pee-Wee.
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One of the problems Scumpup has is that he's too stupid to realize that he is so generally loathed that anything he posts in the Pit is going to turn into a reverse pitting within a few posts.
When I see Colibri's name I'm often reminded of a famous poem by Guillaume Apollinaire:
L'aigle fond de l'horizon en poussant un grand cri
Et d'Amérique vient le petit colibri
De Chine sont venus les pihis longs et souples
Qui n'ont qu'une seule aile et qui volent par couples
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Toi et tes copains nourri d'immondice et de fange
Tu viens de ta mere avec un pet foireux
Et n'as rien à donner que des mensonges affreux
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And it takes an even more special kind of courage to do whatever it it is that you flatter yourself that you just did.
I'm posting on a message board. And I've done that.

You're the one who's claiming that people deserve some kind of admiration for posting on a message board. I don't think that.

I might post something on a message board and be entertaining or informative. But I would never think that I'm being brave. That's not even a possibility, for me or anyone else.

If you admire people for their willingness to post anonymous messages on the internet then you have a very deluded view of what reality is.
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