Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by Danny, Dec 2, 2007.
Read the OP, the instructions are there.
Ummm...errr..I know I'm way late to the game and I haven't been around for a while but ---
Has anyone pointed out the irony of a moderator talking about cordoning off political discussions when that self same moderator slaps a blatantly political banner ad in his signature which gets propagated with every post? And just to be clear I'm not saying anything for or against the particular political figure in question - I'm pointing out the irony and suggesting that perhaps it would be more consistent to leave the promotion of political figures to the political forum.
Now wouldn't it be doubly ironic if there were something biased in my own signature? I honestly can't remember...
So this is where the political stuff will be played out... Cool...
Oh, what a great location to solve the world's problems, only thing is
no one is listening except us, and we already know how to take care of everything. ha ha
thank you , Thank You, THANK YOU!!!
" Boom! You have access to talk politics at your leisure."
Well, not really. Unless your political bend is basically the same as the guys who have been around a long time, forget it. One guy (EJ something or another) has been on the board less than 2 years and has over 4 thousand posts. You better not cross swords with EJ! He'll get you expelled.
How is it discussing politics if now alternate views are allowed?
As pointed out. A recent influx of trolling individuals with little or no interest in the Prius at all arrived within a short period of time apparently intent on trying to take over the political discussion here via a show of force and volume.
Alternative points of view are welcome from our Priuschat members. But this site is and always has been, foremost, a PRIUS forum. You, sir, do not have a Prius, have not expressed interest in the Prius, and have not made a single post related to the Prius, and yet on this site with 30+ subforums including the "hidden" political sub-forum you managed to make 8 of your first 9 posts here in the political forum....hmmmm, let me analyze that for a bit.
You're a troll and therefore not welcome here...you wouldn't be welcome if you were a Huffington loving CNN subscribing liberal either. My troll slaying axe has 2 edges.
I see. You are the axeman. I have failed to "earn" my right to enter into adult conversations. didn't know there was a prerequisite. Now we know there is. It seems I must have a Prius. Would have been easy to lie about, don't you think? But I didn't.
Takeover? Hardly. 5 or 6 new voices are going to "take over"? I don't think so.
Troll? No. I was indeed invited here to help bring some balance into your extremely lopsided political arena. But I can see you do not want balance. You folks only want people who think exactly the same. Your lively discussions in the political area will be exactly what they are now. one sided. Your faithful don't want to engage in debate, and seem unsuited to the task. You keep the balance tilted in your direction by stacking the deck. Which is good for you.
You might have learned something from me. And I might have learned something from some of your folks. That is not to be. I actually thought the exercise might have been worthwhile. Wrong.
Speaking of wrong. Exactly what is wrong with wishing actions you don't support should fail? Judging by my limited time attempting to have a dialog with your folks, you have made sure I fail. Which is the best thing you can do to keep your status quo. But this action is yet another example of the double standard I have clearly seen. Do not be bothered or hindered by facts! Silence those who dissent! Make sure opposing voices FAIL.
I bid you farewell.
That is, by definition, a Troll.
Well, dang it. I was trying to leave. Here's what Wiki says:
"Do not feed the trolls" and its abbreviation DNFTT redirect here. For the Wikimedia [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_essays"]essay[/ame], see "What is a troll?".
In [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_slang"]Internet slang[/ame], a troll is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum"]online discussion forum[/ame], [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chat_room"]chat room[/ame] or [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog"]blog[/ame], with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
I specifically asked for and tried to elicit NON-emotional responses. Nothing I posted was OFF topic, or irrelevant, OR inflammatory. Now, you and some others might have disagreed or disliked it. Controversial? Yes, but that is very nature of political discussions. But again, Troll I was not.
With all due respect, I think one day of involvement and 17 posts are insufficient to be able to make that judgement.
while i agree with your assertion, i feel compelled to point out that there is only one "e" in judgment, unless you're spelling it in Canadian
Maybe where you come from, eh?
As the country-western song says, how can I miss you when you won't go away?
that's funny ... do we have a laugh emoticon?
hey, is it cool if i bring my cat in here?
How long does it take to get approval to join FHOPolitics? If my (currnetly) pending request isn't approved, will it just stay pending indefinitely or will I be notified that I've been denied access to the private group?
I do have some reservations about joining- I really enjoy PC and enjoy the comradarie as well as all the great info- but hope this one channel in particular doesn't create an opportunity for shenanigans that could result in turmoil!
Still, I have to jump into the fray- if for no other reason than to jump in and bolster those who need bolstering for the commonwealth of all of us.
Don't do it my friend. It really is a sh%$hole and IMO a cancer for PriusChat. There are trolls in there that rarely post anywhere else on the site and live to stroke each other's political wang. I have often thought of taking a poll to close the damn thing and flush the idiots out so they'll just leave PC altogether and rid us of their trolling, for that is all it is.
Thank you F8L! Moderators please ignore my join request!
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