EDWARD SNOWDEN joke leads to an interesting dialougue.

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posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Dyslexic man walks into a bra....
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Oh my goodness did you post that for stars? Because I totally gave you one for that!


Errm if you weren't supposed to get stars and flags on this platform, then why are they even implemented to begin with? Is it not a goal to publish things that merits stars and flags? Too many wanna be moderators on here. Armchair forum police.



What was the original joke?




posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Dyslexic man walks into a bra....
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oyu tlkn abuot me
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posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by Hollie
Errm if you weren't supposed to get stars and flags on this platform, then why are they even implemented to begin with? Is it not a goal to publish things that merits stars and flags? Too many wanna be moderators on here. Armchair forum police.


I agree, the goal is to post things that /merit/ stars and flags. But the merit is important, not the stars and flags. Where is the merit of this thread?



posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by Hollie

What was the original joke?


The original joke is in the OP.
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I marked the thread for deletion - But after an hour went by, and it was still up... I decided to switch the title and purpose of the thread. Based on the conversation that was taking place.
How's that for a joke? Lol.

10 Flags n' 36 Stars later...
I guess the thread did it's job.

I'll chalk this one up as a win - and leave it at that.
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posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 12:49 PM
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Oh, I think I see - you're saying Edward Snowden is a joke.

Starting a New Thread ?... Look Here First: www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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Yes, actually...
that's exactly what I'm saying.

I'm saying that every time I look at the home page -
Edward Snowden this, Edward Snowden that.

A man sought after by the U.S. for treason - considered a hero...
and there's 1,000 dedicated threads.

THAT is a joke.

Realize where you are... Before telling me 'How to create a thread."

You don't even have one single flag. - Fool.



posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by iunlimited491
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Yes, actually...
that's exactly what I'm saying.

I'm saying that every time I look at the home page -
Edward Snowden this, Edward Snowden that.

A man sought after by the U.S. for treason - considered a hero...
and there's 1,000 dedicated threads.

THAT is a joke.

Realize where you are... Before telling me 'How to create a thread."

You don't even have one single flag. - Fool.


You yourself flagged the thread to be deleted, didn't you? So we agree.

I've never made a thread - I'm unfortunately a dime-a-dozen reactionary thinker, I blame public schools - but I wonder how many flags your intellectual inspirational influences have had. If I were a betting man, I'd say all of mine have zero between them.

On another point, I do agree that Snowden is overblown and we should keep our guard up and maintain skepticism; but that's just like, our opinions, man.



posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by Samtzurr
You yourself flagged the thread to be deleted, didn't you? So we agree.

I've never made a thread - I'm unfortunately a dime-a-dozen reactionary thinker, I blame public schools - but I wonder how many flags your intellectual inspirational influences have had. If I were a betting man, I'd say all of mine have zero between them.

On another point, I do agree that Snowden is overblown and we should keep our guard up and maintain skepticism; but that's just like, our opinions, man.


Yes.
I 'marked' this thread to be deleted.
But that is not the same thing as a 'flag' on the thread itself.

I changed the thread title to "*****DELETE***** -
after the convo with DocHolidaze began to fill the front page with an argument, instead of anything else.
After an hour had passed, the thread still hadn't been removed.
so I then edited the original post to be about the argument.
Taking the 'stars n flags' accusations, and exposing the instigator.
He lost the argument, and I got the stars I so needfully craved.

I had no point in creating this thread... and I don't need one.

I did so on a whim...
a spur of the moment, light bulb going off, troll-face troll-face, whim.

This is the Jokes forum -
No links, sources, proofs, pics, videos, informative posts, etc. are required.
- so why you posted the 'ATS starting a new thread?' rule... is meaningless and irrelevant.

I understand your 'not creating your own threads because of reactionary thinking' mind-set.
But if your afraid of self-expression at the risk of being flamed... that is your own problem.

I personally,
don't need to be instructed on how to create a thread; or lectured on what it should contain.

If you get the Edward Snowden thing
- then why are we even having this conversation?

It doesn't matter if it's just an 'opinion' -
it was an either "you get it, or you don't get it" one-liner.
Another thread title on the new topics page: Edward Snowden.
and a self-explanatory op: ( fin )
- posted in the appropriate forum.

Bah, boom, tis' - Ha ha. L o l.

End of story.





posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 08:12 PM
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Ah, then we don't agree.
Really this is where I should drop our discussion. It doesn't matter what I think and you likely won't take interest in it. But ultimately the point I wanted to get across was, joke forum or not, flags and stars or not, the joke should at least be funny. If you have to explain the punchline ("what is fin?") nothing kills the joke more. I mean, I know it doesn't matter. But for some reason, I'm betting you'll be compelled to reply too.

You don't understand what I meant by reactionary-thinker mindset. I didn't imply that I was afraid of self-expression or being flamed, if I was I wouldn't be expressing my self in this thread and being flamed in this thread, would I? What I meant to imply, was that my relative strength intellectually is in analyzing the ideas of others. I have a capacity for original though just like anybody, but I want my posts to contribute something, and they contribute more as replies or as collaborating on the ideas of another - as far as I can tell. It's not a problem, it's a pragmatic use of bytes... this conversation not withstanding.

I guess I agree with you. It doesn't matter what people post, especially in this forum, it doesn't even have to be funny. I just wondered "why", and I got an answer, "on a whim." Lol.. and now we for some reason have hostile tones, sorry about that.
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posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 09:56 PM
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I do feel compelled to reply.
It's my thread, and I want those who don't get it - to understand the reason behind it, and why it was changed.

The original OP was funny - dry, but funny.
It is now lost in the distraction of the discussion that took place.

I don't mind - because I did so to 'troll' my 'troller'. (if you will)

I wasn't even going to post it - which is why I thought about just having it removed.
I changed my mind after I started receiving stars; while I was arguing about that same very thing.
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As for your reactionary thinking...
some of the best posts can be made impulsively.
Even if you only contribute a small amount to get the ball rolling, you may end up with a lot more than you started with. I only suggested fear of self expression, because I thought you didn't want to create a thread for the reason of not thinking it through all the way before you posted it - leading to being ridiculed.

In any case. there's no reason to be sorry.
I don't take replies too personal - if you want to know, you want to know.
The opinions of others, on something I've said doesn't necessarily offend me.
If somebody wants an explanation for a comment I've made, I'll give it to them...
Unless, I decide that I don't need to explain myself... but sometimes, I want too.

Either way, it doesn't matter.
It is what it is.

The thread was amusing. It did what it was supposed to do.
I have no regrets.

Take it Easy.

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