Trolls R Us Resurrections

Wow, in addition to going down a rathole about the word “tribal” in the original “Inclusive Language Guide” thread, to the extent that could only be called obsessive, and was derailing the thread, RoxLux then proceeded to start a poll thread whose sole purpose appeared to be to prove that he was “right”, and thus to win teh interwebs. When that backfired horribly, he then started not one but TWO more polls on the exact same subject, both of which were immediately closed.

I’m gratified to see that this new poster, who we duly welcomed as instructed by the Discourse announcement, can now be bid a hearty adieu as our very newest bannee. It would be easier to deal with many of these interlopers in Hawaii where I understand “hello” and “goodbye” are the same word. I still don’t know for sure whether we had a sock, a troll, or just another new join who was not quite right in the head. But I’m sure he’s happier wherever he is now. Or at least, the rest of us are.

What makes you think they aren’t still with us? Perhaps getting ready to post in this very thread…

“Banning is but a door. The forum is but a window. I’ll be back!” — The eternal sock.

I’m starting to think I’m a e-curse. In addition to the Inclusive Language Guide thread, another user got topic banned from an ATMB thread I started.

I don’t know what to say except that I will be checking out that ATMB thread,

If it makes you feel better, that ATMB topic ban was coming sooner or later anyway.

In Hawaii, and everywhere else on the planet, the English words “hello” and “goodbye” are two separate words. You can tell because they are of different lengths and are composed of different letters and sound differently when spoken and look different when read.

I would like to briefly explore this unhappy response of yours somewhat more in depth, if I may. Considering that your user profile is hidden, I advance the theory that you may be a humourless ornery sourpuss, possibly of the “you kids get off my lawn!” variety. I understand that accusing someone of lacking a sense of humour (or possibly, humor) is one of the most dastardly accusations that one can make in polite society. I therefore refrain from doing so, noting only that ornery sourpusses of the kind that have hidden user profiles tend, as a class, to be completely devoid of any detectable sense of humour. This is of course a generalization and should not necessarily be interpreted as any sort of calumny against your good self, the thought of which I assure you is the furthest thing from my mind.

Slurms MacKenzie would be appalled.

Grunka Lunka dunkety doo
We’ve got a friendly warning for you
Grunka Lunka dunkety dasis
The secret of Slurm’s on a need-to-know basis
Asking questions in school is a great way to learn
If you try that stuff here you might get your legs broke
We once found a dead guy face down in the Slurm
It could easily happen again to you, folks
So keep your head down and keep your mouth shut
Grunka Lunka Lunka dunkety dutt

A most unfortunate turn of events, I had hope for that one.


That is my absolute favorite song ever shown on Futurama.

Haven’t seen DT in a while. Maybe she finally fucked off?

Good point! Things have been much pleasanter lately.

I don’t think of her enough to notice.

I often think this, but then I notice people replying to her and realize she’s still around.

That said, she’s lately not the person who frustrates me most on her favorite topic. There’s a reason I said I had a bunch of ideas for threads but then never made them. It’s not worth the headache of dealing with posters who will technically not break the rules but still get the threads closed. Even now, I’m avoiding the specific word.

Last post was Sep 22, but last seen was 4 days ago. So she’s gone quiet, but still lurking. I know she hasn’t responded to being @tted in the Intellectual Dork Web thread.

Still, silence is golden, but she’s gone quiet, only to pop up again, before

Good thing we’ve got Summerday to take up the transphobic sealion act. The show must go on!

They were quite active for a bit in the JK Rowling thread, so I suppose it’s swings and roundabouts.

And no mention for the Bobble of Freshness for their “oh so honest” just asking of some simple and polite questions for the sake of “clarity”?

Wendell in the “In Praise of Older People”, roughly post 19. He can’t tell if a woman who had a hysterectomy is still a woman - won’t someone please help him?