Use of the ignore button

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Do you use the ignore button?

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Juice
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Post by Juice » September 9th, 2009, 12:22 pm

I will only use the ignore button on those who are too nice and slobberingly patronizing.

I have yet to encounter anyone better classically trained in insult than I. I welcome all comers.
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Post by wanabe » September 11th, 2009, 12:25 pm

athena, if one desires peace, they should be prepared for war.

Its not "stupid" its knowing the "enemy", and so much more.
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Post by Scott » September 11th, 2009, 2:55 pm

Juice wrote:I will only use the ignore button on those who are too nice and slobberingly patronizing.

I have yet to encounter anyone better classically trained in insult than I. I welcome all comers.
Insults and personal attacks are against the forum rules (see #2).

I ask you and everyone to please report any posts that contain personal attacks or that are mean-spirited so that I can delete the post and warn or ban the poster.

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Post by Juice » September 11th, 2009, 4:47 pm

Just a joke and a little sarcasm Scott. I have yet to read any post where anyone has been unconscionably demeaning.
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Post by whitetrshsoldier » September 12th, 2009, 4:33 am

athena wrote:It is about civility. I don't care to associate with crude and rude people, nor do I think it is a good thing to encourage them. This actually has international implication. I do not think we should behave in away that justifies terrorist. Good manners are just very important to me. Like I enjoy swimming, but would not swim in polluted water. Why would I indugle someone who is intentionally offensive? Isn't that a bit stupid?
Why shouldn't we act in a way that "justifies terrorists"?

I don't know what you think "justifies" the slaughter of innocent women and children without provocation, Athena. I would say NOTHING DOES. But I can assure that thinking people in their right minds should agree that simple words most definately do not.

As for your "choosing" not to associate with 'uncivilized' people, that is your choice, now isn't it? Who are you to define what is "civilized" and what is not?

To answer your question, Athena, the good of being offended is to 'entice' the senses to pay attention to that which would you would normally ignore. "Ignorance" being a condition which has historically caused fear, disapproval, hatred, racism, sexism, insolence, and other general intolerance. The point of this forum is to overcome those urges and to ENGLIGHTEN ONE'S SELF!

But I guess I'll refrain from my attempts at persuasion now, before I entice you to succumb to your 'terrorist' impulses! :roll:
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