posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 02:50 PM
Once upon a time, Dip Witless married ATS, in hopes of a large healthy family. Twas not long till Dip had his first baby thread.
Baby thread grew by a few replies in no time and was looking pretty smart and healthy for a while. Then there was a personal attack, but baby thread
was able to recover with Dips help and she was again looking smart and healthy.
Then a troll came by when baby thread grew by several more replies and roughed baby thread up. This brought on more personal attacks. Dip could not
get baby thread out of this - it was too late for baby thread to become a smart, healthy, big thread. The local mod squad came and locked baby thread
up in quarantine - forever.
What a waste, poor baby thread is gone, thanks to the evil troll and personal attacks.
Dip and ATS were saddened by the loss of baby thread, but they wanted to have another. They knew there would be a risk of the local mod squad locking
it up, though. They didn't want to see another suffer. Dip knew the only way to bring another thread into existence and expect it to have a chance,
it to get rid of the trolls and the personal attacks.
Dip went to work studying how to rid the world of these two diseases. He discovered that these are usually brought on by ignorance and arrogance. To
get the attackers to admit wrong or the trolls to deny ignorance or leave town - thats all he had to do.
Years went by and Dip got no where. He just could not find a way to rid the world of trolls and attacks. He was debating on wheather to divorce ATS,
until one day, it hit him - "I might not be able to get rid of all the trolls or attackers, but I might be able to make less of them." He knew the
only way was to get the word out, but how? "No one wants to hear that may have to admit wrong sometimes or swallow their pride and move on."
Dip figured the only way to reach others would be to write a stupid story, goofy even, to attract others to his remedy. So he did - he wrote an idiot
story about someone marrying a website.
Many read. Dip was pleased to see that his plan worked. Many trolls left and the attacks became fewer.
Dip and ATS got closer once again and had many, many more little baby threads, most of which, grew up to be very smart, healthy, informative, strong
threads which had much to offer society.
And they lived happily ever after.