Rant time for Heff again ATS... so read and forgive me if I'm harsh... I'm overdue for my meds this morning! A list of posting "techniques" and
"tendencies" that always make my brain ache a bit....
The Boomerang Insult
When someone uses insults before they think.
"I know you're a fat, virgin, hopeless loser who lives in your parents basement because you spend your time on the Internet"...said over
Might wanna reconsider that tactic sparky. Seems a bit shortsighted....
The Double Negative Fallacy Fallacy
When someone uses a logical fallacy
to accuse others of doing so.
Nice straw man, jerk. I am not even going to bother clicking your link because I am positive you're a paid poster.....
Twitch... that's all I really got on this one.
The Anxious Poster
When the reply is obviously predicated on the thread title alone.
I saw the word Islam in your title and I just want you to know that you are a racist!
I've applied this to my own life. I just watched the opening credits to "CSI Miami" and now claim the title of forensic expert based upon that
experience and education. Now I can check out dead bodies and
sing songs by The Who
with full confidence!
The 2nd Line Brigade
If ever elected Emperor of the world my first act will be to make this a death penalty offense!
The Entrenched poster
It doesn't matter if you have provided me 47 links proving my position wrong. I happen to know it's right!
This one has caused me a great deal of thought and my answer? Remotely activated electroconvulsive capable kepboards and mice. Flag thread.... Star
Thread... Report Thread... Shock Poster for 15 seconds
.. Ahhh karma made manifest!
The cryptic post meant to imply deep wisdom
When someone posts something so brain numbingly off topic and patronizing that you actually end up reading it fifteen times just to make sure you
weren't actaually overreacting to it the first fourteen times.
You have chipped a shard away from the great stone of truth- now just analyze that chip and find the secret wisdom only a few of us have the
capacity to comprehend!
Translation: Rehab is in my future - but I'm putting it off.for now.
The Secret Agent Man Scenario
When someone posts something totally unfounded and then tried to give it "meat" by saying:
I only know this because of the decades I speng working in covert operations - in THIS particular subject and posses reams of information
about it that I cannot legally even begin to discuss or elude to
Ummm... eluding to the undiscosable information you subtly hinted towards you, in point of fact, have already vioated your ( supposed ) non-disclosure
agreement. So why stop?
And my all time favorite...
The Nanny Nanny Boo Boo
When a poster says something along the lines of:
Of course I know far more about this subject than you ever will! But I will not waste my time explaining it to such an unworthy human
Of course there are others.... But feel quite happy getting just these
off of my chest!
Anyone have any others they'd like to vent about? If so, the podium is yours!
Thanks for reading!
edit on 10/8/12 by Hefficide because: Edit reason - apparently a 18 hour ATS session and no meds = psychotypochosis