Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-14-2020, 10:49 PM
cornflakes2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 162

What's wrong with people


This is a forum.

I don't know you, you don't know me.

Why do people here and in any forum (hundreds I've been on)
always have to be so butt-hurt and sensitive that they have to
turn a discussion into personal attacks?

Here's an example of how not to debate:
Person 1: "I don't think China is responsible for the pandemic."
Person 2: "How could your mother love you?"


Here's an example of how to discuss and debate:
Person 1: "I don't think China is responsible for the pandemic."
Person 2: "Why not? Convince me. I think they are. They produced the virus in
their labs."


So if you don't agree with someone, that's cool. Who here ever agrees with 100% of what you read or see? Just have a normal conversation and discussion about it.
Tell me why you disagree and put together some coherent and reason behind it.

If you just want to express how butt-hurt your feelings are start verbally abusing people, well then, that is YOUR problem, not mine. You figure out your own insecurities and emotional stability with some professional help.


Other than that, learn how to debate and learn how to discuss issues like a rational, reasonable, mature human being. We don't need immature crybabies calling everyone a troll because you disagree with their viewpoints.

Cheers.
  #2  
Old 05-14-2020, 10:51 PM
madsircool is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 8,668
Whatever happened to cornflakes1?
  #3  
Old 05-14-2020, 10:53 PM
Der Trihs's Avatar
Der Trihs is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: California
Posts: 39,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by cornflakes2 View Post
Here's an example of how to discuss and debate:
Person 1: "I don't think China is responsible for the pandemic."
Person 2: "Why not? Convince me. I think they are. They produced the virus in
their labs."
Person 2 is spreading a dangerous conspiracy theory that is a lie, gets people killed and pushes the world closer to war. They should be condemned for it. In fact most of the other forums I'm on would infract them for it.
  #4  
Old 05-14-2020, 10:56 PM
Northern Piper is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: At home, hunkered.
Posts: 31,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by madsircool View Post
Whatever happened to cornflakes1?
Wished to the cornfield by a mod he upset.
__________________
My great-grandparents came through emigrating to a new country.
My grandparents came through the Great War and the Great Depression.
My parents came through the Great Depression and World War II.
We will come through this pandemic. Hang on tight to the ones you love.
  #5  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:00 PM
El_Kabong's Avatar
El_Kabong is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Smack Dab in the Middle
Posts: 15,960
Quote:
Originally Posted by madsircool View Post
Whatever happened to cornflakes1?
They got soggy. Too long in the milk.
  #6  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:02 PM
cornflakes2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by madsircool View Post
Whatever happened to cornflakes1?
LOL. That is a good question! Who took it and what happened to it? It was my initial choice but it was taken I think. Usually, if cornflakes was taken, I will by default just choose cornflakes2, 3, 4 and so on.
  #7  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:04 PM
cornflakes2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by Der Trihs View Post
Person 2 is spreading a dangerous conspiracy theory that is a lie, gets people killed and pushes the world closer to war. They should be condemned for it. In fact most of the other forums I'm on would infract them for it.
Whether one agrees or not, I think Person 2 has a right to an opinion. I would at least want to hear them out and what evidence they can provide. I would not unleash nukes just because someone said something perceived or popularly unfounded or untrue.

Last edited by cornflakes2; 05-14-2020 at 11:06 PM.
  #8  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:05 PM
cornflakes2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by El_Kabong View Post
They got soggy. Too long in the milk.
you guys are cracking me up. Good one.
  #9  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:14 PM
Little Nemo is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Western New York
Posts: 86,274
Cornflakes, the posts you made which have caused a negative reaction were not the equivalent of "I don't think China is responsible for the pandemic."

You've made several posts in which you discuss the monetary value of how much people and things are worth to you. Many people have pointed out this is a narrow way of looking at other people.
  #10  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:16 PM
cochrane is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Nekkid Pueblo
Posts: 23,329
It's the Pit. We don't like you. Suck it up, buttercup.
  #11  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:17 PM
Monty's Avatar
Monty is offline
Straight Dope Science Advisory Board
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Beijing, China
Posts: 24,685
Quote:
Originally Posted by cornflakes2 View Post
Here's an example of how to discuss and debate:
Person 1: "I don't think China is responsible for the pandemic."
Person 2: "Why not? Convince me. I think they are. They produced the virus in
their labs."

Repeating utter bullshit is not debating.
  #12  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:18 PM
cornflakes2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little Nemo View Post
Cornflakes, the posts you made which have caused a negative reaction were not the equivalent of "I don't think China is responsible for the pandemic."

You've made several posts in which you discuss the monetary value of how much people and things are worth to you. Many people have pointed out this is a narrow way of looking at other people.
It's not my fault you misinterpret what I wrote.
I never judged anyone based on their monetary value. How did you deduce that based on a simple question I asked: what's your job and how much money do you make?

In fact, my question is neutral. Your response reveals more about what you are thinking than what I am thinking. Psychology 101.
  #13  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:19 PM
cornflakes2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monty View Post
Repeating utter bullshit is not debating.
Nothing is new under the sun.
So you are utterly bullshit (using your own words, because I would never call you that 0.0).

Last edited by cornflakes2; 05-14-2020 at 11:20 PM.
  #14  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:30 PM
purplehorseshoe is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 10,626
Quote:
Originally Posted by cornflakes2 View Post
It's not my fault you misinterpret what I wrote.

I never judged anyone based on their monetary value. How did you deduce that based on a simple question I asked: what's your job and how much money do you make?



In fact, my question is neutral. Your response reveals more about what you are thinking than what I am thinking. Psychology 101.
I wasn't the one who said that, but I was thinking more of the thread you started about how much money people have wasted on their girlfriends, as if loving relationships are transactions or financial investments.
__________________
I can haz sig line?
  #15  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:41 PM
cornflakes2 is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by purplehorseshoe View Post
I wasn't the one who said that, but I was thinking more of the thread you started about how much money people have wasted on their girlfriends, as if loving relationships are transactions or financial investments.
In the context that you are looking back (meaning that person you spent all your time and money on took you for a ride).

Maybe we need to get "gender" out of it. Let me put into a more neutral word.
Investment. If you put "X" value investment into something and you see 0 returns at the end of it, is it a stretch to call it a waste?
Sure, you can use different wording. I don't mind. Fill in the blank. Maybe it was still worth it for some. Maybe it isn't for others.

Last edited by cornflakes2; 05-14-2020 at 11:42 PM.
  #16  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:49 PM
Kimstu is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 23,429
Quote:
Originally Posted by cornflakes2 View Post
If you just want to express how butt-hurt your feelings are start verbally abusing people, well then, that is YOUR problem, not mine.
If another poster is verbally abusing you (with personal insults, accusations of lying or trolling, etc.) in a forum other than the BBQ Pit, then report their post to a moderator. That behavior is forbidden.

If another poster is verbally abusing you (with personal insults, accusations of lying or trolling, etc.) in the BBQ Pit forum, then too bad: that behavior is permitted, not to mention actively encouraged, in the Pit. If you don't like it, stay out of the Pit.

If another poster is verbally abusing your views or arguments by calling them stupid, offensive, sexist, ignorant, utter bullshit, or any other disparaging term, that behavior is also permitted.

Don't like other people making unflattering or contemptuous criticisms of your views or arguments? Suck it up or leave, cornsnowflake.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cornflakes2
Whether one agrees or not, I think Person 2 has a right to an opinion. I would at least want to hear them out and what evidence they can provide.
If you want to complain that the SDMB plays too rough and the rules ought to be changed to forbid unflattering or contemptuous criticisms of other posters' views or arguments, then take it to the ATMB forum and make your case to the mods. I doubt you'll get anywhere with your campaign, but that's the proper venue for it.

If you just want to whine about other people making unflattering or contemptuous criticisms of your own views or arguments even though the board rules allow it, then stick around so we can taunt you a second time.
  #17  
Old 05-14-2020, 11:54 PM
Colibri's Avatar
Colibri is online now
SD Curator of Critters
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Panama
Posts: 45,516
Since the OP has been banned for trolling and returned to the cornfield, let's close this.

Last edited by Colibri; 05-15-2020 at 12:20 AM.
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2019 STM Reader, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017