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Thread #166609   Message #4008774
Posted By: Steve Shaw
14-Sep-19 - 06:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
I don't know how to be plainer, Jim. First, he can't use this as a hate propaganda site because if nobody looks at it it isn't very good propaganda. I'm guessing that no more than three or four people here ever read his posts. I'm not one of them any more. Now let's predict what will happen if:

Nobody reads his posts

Nobody mentions him

Nobody falls into the trap of seeming to be responding to any point in his posts

Nobody mentions the mods in the context of his posts

Nobody falls into the trap of responding to his occasional "seemingly-reasonable" posts (he always reverts to type within minutes).

See what I did at 03.29. I followed his post as quickly as I could with something entirely unconnected. That's the way to show him that we are blanking him. In the short term he'll become even more shrill, even more neurotic, even more insulting and even more irrational than he is now. Let it all sail on by. One of two things will then happen: he'll get sick of talking to himself and evaporate away, or the mods will see how well we've isolated him and strike him out. It's all about outcomes, Jim, outcomes.

This will be followed by a silly ranting post from him. Well, now that I've said that, it might not happen. But this is the very last time I'm going to refer to him in any way at all. Let him stew, Jim. His idiocy is actually on display to very few people, and if you let it rile you then it makes you a sucker. I only said "if" there, note. I've tried, dammit, I've tried. On this topic, it's over and out from me.