Trolls R Us redux

It was the best of times, it was the derpst of times.

Must admit, I’m loving the current modding on trolls.

It’s like a combination of the Mouse Xylophone & Dead Inspector Monty Python sketches-the current account comes in and makes a move towards the Xylophone, gets shot, next one promptly arrives on cue, charges in, bang, and the bodies keep piling up.

The essobee is persistent, I’ll give him that.

They’re not all the same.

Here’s another guy who seems to have crawled out from under a bridge and is giving definite troll vibes.

I was surprised he never got called out for this:

Jesus, man, are you searching my history, looking for a reason to sick mods on me? Clearly I was joking. Most people got the joke…

What’s trollish about it? That you don’t agree? That’s not trolling. Trolling is responding that someone is trolling without proper evidence and offering no counter-argument, and instead appealing to mods.

Jesus, man, feel free to search my history, you won’t find a reason to sick the mods on me!
CMC

Well, we know you call people assholes, do you also call people fags? Since they’re totally the same, just disparaging names.

I clearly didn’t realize that was supposed to be a joke. I remembered it because I was so surprised. If I misinterpreted it, I will withdraw my complaint.

Equivocation is a type of trolling . . . IMHO.
CMC

Cite that I’ve called someone an asshole on this board? I think you’re confusing posts.

Thankfully your HO isn’t board protocol.

That’s… That’s a joke, right?

Would you “jokingly” replace the word with fag, or do you realize that there’s a difference?

Nah, I don’t think I misinterpreted it.

Why must I replace any words I’ve said with other words upon your insistence? Why do you insist I weigh all words the same?

You’ve been the one trying to make out the words the same, just disparaging words that are no different. If you do realize that one is worse than the other, why the equivalence in the other thread?

You JUST said you’ve never called someone an asshole on this board. I submit that you did and you consider it a joke, and that you do see the words are different in weight. Unless you would be equally comfortable joking in the same way with fag?

Here’s your post where you talk about asshole and bigot being disparaging words for groups:

I didn’t claim that “asshole” was equivalent to any other word. I made a point that calling someone an asshole could be determined by some people as offensive as your pet word. Neither you nor I are the arbiter of what is offensive, that is a personal choice. What committee has deemed words more offensive than others? Do you have a link?

It’s the bigots that define what slurs are by their usage. Racists suck for more than just their hatred of others, they also suck for ruining words.

A general way of determine if something is just an insult or if it is a slur is to see if it is used to disparage others than those it applies to.

If I call someone an asshole, I am only insulting them, and the implication there is that being an asshole is a bad thing to be.

If I call someone a f*, then I am not just insulting them, I am insulting all homosexual people, the implication is that being a f* is a bad thing to be.