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BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots

Gervase 27 Jul 00 - 09:02 AM
Jeri 27 Jul 00 - 09:19 AM
katlaughing 27 Jul 00 - 10:16 AM
kendall 27 Jul 00 - 11:41 AM
MMario 27 Jul 00 - 11:55 AM
GUEST 27 Jul 00 - 12:06 PM
MMario 27 Jul 00 - 12:11 PM
keltcgrasshoppper 27 Jul 00 - 09:49 PM
kendall 28 Jul 00 - 11:45 AM
SINSULL 28 Jul 00 - 12:05 PM
Homeless 28 Jul 00 - 01:35 PM
katlaughing 28 Jul 00 - 01:37 PM
Rick Fielding 28 Jul 00 - 02:03 PM
Rana who SHOULD be working 28 Jul 00 - 02:05 PM
kendall 28 Jul 00 - 02:07 PM
SINSULL 28 Jul 00 - 02:17 PM
kendall 28 Jul 00 - 02:22 PM
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kendall 28 Jul 00 - 04:20 PM
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Chanteyranger 29 Jul 00 - 01:02 AM
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The Shambles 29 Jul 00 - 12:49 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Gervase
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 09:02 AM

Sorry about the bold text above. I wasn't meaning to shout, I just bolloxed up my posting!


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 09:19 AM

Sailor Dan, a lot of the no-name attached GUESTs are compulsively posting, self appointed critics, but it's not worth accidentally flaming a newbie asking a question for lyrics to assume they all are. I don't think it's worth wrongly deciding that someone meant something they didn't simply because there's no name up there. I still think the words should be more important than the name or lack of a name.

I don't have any respect for people who toss their cookies because they know what they're doing is wrong, and do it anyway. A lack of respect for them translates to "who cares" when they type some sort of childish insult. I'm imagining the "Aren't you the clever clogs" as a bit of whiney, snooty commentary by that Angelica brat in "Rugrats." I never figured out why those other kids wanted to play with her at all.

How about "brat," Kendall?


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 10:16 AM

Hear, hear, Gervase!! Well-said!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 11:41 AM

Christians will turn the other cheek.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: MMario
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 11:55 AM

"turning the other cheek" isn't that what some people call "mooning"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 12:06 PM

Jeri

I would not flame a newbie, after all I am quite new to the cat myself. When I first came here I requested a set of Lyrics and Chords to a song that I was trying to learn for the banjo.

My request was promptly answered by 3 people within a 2 hour time frame. I was most appreciative. The "Guest" items I referred to as idiots were the 3 of the four directly above my post. The fourth of course being Bill D whom signs in as himself as I do.

Maybe the use of the word idiot equating to the title Guest is improper and offensive to you or some others. I therefore offer my apologies to those offended by the inappropriate correlation. The apology DOES NOT extend to the &@^#$@#@^@&@*#&#^#&^#& who make smart remarks and only use the title "Guest". Actually I didnt want to use my Navy Language as a description of what I really meant. Again My apologies.

Nice Post Gervase, when you step outside I would like to stand Next to you.

Sailor DAn


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: MMario
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 12:11 PM

And I don't think anyone has a problem with people who choose to not become members, and thus are guest,so&so; or Guest,whatever.

it's the deliberatly anonymous guests who are obviously regulars that annoy and detract


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: keltcgrasshoppper
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 09:49 PM

Geez..We go away for two weeks, and don't have a clue what has happened to this forum.. WHO ARE THESE LURKERS??? I guess I'm glad I missed it. Hope that they find some sick site to stir up soon. Hey try MASSLIVE SOUND BOARD. That would be a good place for you..


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 11:45 AM

In keeping with the original intent of this thread, I think mu problem is a little more serious than "piles"


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 12:05 PM

Kendall,
Thank you for dumping that here - no pun intended. Our playmate is trying to fill the site with bullshit threads. He grumped in one about this thread so I guess it's serving its purpose. By the way, piles of talent and the other kind both respond to ice although talent responds better when you throw on a little whiskey.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Homeless
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 01:35 PM

In this thread on Illiteracy everyone is saying how bad illiteracy is. But after reading these two threads, Kendall has piles and Big Mick plays a D chord I think maybe not enough people are illiterate. It sure would be nice if GUEST: Lyndon Larouche couldn't read or write.

And his claim that "I find that Preparation H works well" even ruins my theory that he is a perfect asshole.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 01:37 PM

Well, take heart, Homeless, if he admits the Prep H was of help, perhaps it was an improvement and he IS a perfect asshole, now!*bg*


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:03 PM

How sad. For two years now, I've enjoyed mixing a bit of "off beat humour" in with my usual "instrument tips", and "tales from the road". I guess it's at an end now. Even sadder, knowing the source.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Rana who SHOULD be working
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:05 PM

With a whole load of non-music threads, maybe some redirection may be needed. So here is a song which may or may not be deemed apppropriate for this thread - Neil Innes' "How Sweet to be an Idiot" (words lifted from www.neilinnes.org)

How sweet to be an idiot As harmless as a cloud Too small to hide the sun Almost poking fun At the warm but insecure untidy crowd

How sweet to be an idiot And dip my brain in joy Children laughing at my back With no fear of attack As much retaliation as a toy How sweet to be an idiot How sweet

I tiptoe down the street Smile at everyone I meet But suddenly a scream smashes through my dream Fee fi fo fum, I smell the blood of an asylum Blood of an asylum? But mother, I'm playing so beautifully! Ha ha! Listen! Ha ha! Fee fi fo fum, I smell the blood of an asylum Hey you! You're such a pedant! You got as much brain as a dead ant! As much imagination as a caravan site!

But I still love you, still love you, oo-oo-oo-oo-oo, how swee-ee-eet to be an idiot

How sweet

How sweeeeeeeeeeee - *t*

How-ow-ow sweeeet

Cheers Rana


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:07 PM

If you let the sinners keep you out of church, they will also keep you out of heaven...Rick, to quote an old song.."I wouldn't change a single thing about you if I could, the way you are just suits me to a "T"...etc. Then, of course there is that old Maine proverb.."Never wrestle with a pig..you both get filthy, but, the pig likes it."


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:17 PM

Rick,
Please don't change. Especially because you know the source. Kendall's right .."Never wrestle with a pig..you both get filthy, but, the pig likes it." You've given that particular pig enough gratification.


Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:22 PM

I do like folks who agree with me! I dont care what they say about you Sinsull, you're ok in my book! LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 02:38 PM

Oh. So there is a clique where you all meet to talk about the lowly newbies and snicker at their insecurities. Well, guess what. I don't care what they say about me either!
But who's saying it?
SINSULL, getting more insecure by the post.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 04:20 PM

relax dear..thats just an expression of affection around here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 05:31 PM

Yeah, Rick, the miserable gits are nuttin'....they will be shut out, don't let them drive you off, darlin'..without you...it would never be the same....well said, Kendall and Sinsull....she is fitting right in, isn't she?Whoo-hoo!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 06:53 PM

she sure is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: bbelle
Date: 28 Jul 00 - 09:51 PM

rick ... who would give me lessons on f chords and bflats and teach me how to work on my neck, both via the "edgar cayce" method, if you left?

moonchild


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 01:02 AM

I think the recent pattern of responding to trolls and flamers by turning their comments around on them, and making something positive of it, is a great way to handle such things, but hurling anonymous unfriendly insults at moonchild (as opposed to the friendly slagging between friends that goes on here) and then telling her to lighten up after she responds? I can't fault the straightforward "go to hell" it got back.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Naemanson
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 01:22 AM

Sinsull, I can confirm what Kendall said about his statement: "I dont care what they say about you Sinsull, you're ok in my book!" In Maine it really is a term of affection and approval. I use it all the time.

In general I think we have something we cannot fix because there is no way to get at the problem. I don't know who has hurt Rick but it sounds like it was one of those unkindest cuts, i.e., coming from a "friend". Still, Rick, there are others who have been your friends and who are still sticking up for you. I always enjoyed your sense of humor as I lurked through the threads and would hate to see any of the 'catters change their ways because of a disruptive outside influence.

Also, I came out of lurk mode because I wanted to get to know you all and be accepted as part of this community. I'm going to be royally ticked off if it dissolves or changes radically just as I start to get involved.

I think we need to keep our heads and our sense of humor ready at hand. When someone gets hurt by something like this we need to be ready to rally round the injured party.

And Gervase, I'm with SailorDan. When you step outside I'm there by your side too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: The Shambles
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 12:49 PM

Chanteyranger said:

"I think the recent pattern of responding to trolls and flamers by turning their comments around on them, and making something positive of it, is a great way to handle such things,

If the original complaint is too much shit, if you pile shit on top of shit ALL you will have is shit. Which is exactly what our 'guests' want. That and attention, which is all that such a course of action will give them.

Why not just try and start the positive stuff anyway, in another thread, ignore the 'guests' and let their threads die? They will then go away.

The majority of people already ignore the shit and those that throw it, please don't reward their patience by inflicting yet more shit on them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 02:28 PM

Shambles, maybe I didn't make my position clear. By turning it around on them, I mean taking their negative remark and changing the meaning to a positive one, such as what has been happening with Guest Lyndon LaRouche's threads, or with Catspaw48. I've noticed that the trolls have so far gotten bored and walked away. Yes, letting the threads die is the ultimate solution, though it's hard to resist doing the "turn it around" thing and have a little fun with them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 02:40 PM

My preference would be to see the person attacked add ONE simple post: "I choose to ignore this. Please support me in ignoring it" End of thread. The sooner it goes to the bottom and disappears, the better.
The current method of turning a negative to a positive still (and this is my opinion, not gospel) gives the flamer an opportunity to see his "name in lights"; it still gives him credibility and a forum.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 09:46 AM

Sins, excellent way to repsond and not. Thank you. Thanks also for this thread because I need to VENT! There is a certain someone who keeps going after me and a few tohers ehre and there in the threads. Well that seems ot have died down a bit, but NOW, she has started a thread about teh prisoner releases in Ireland! AS IF WE NEED TO STIR THAT POT ,AGAIN!! After all of the recent bullshit of Conrad Blaney #1 Asshole and the contentious threads he had going, we do not need another volatile discussion on this issue, IMO, esp, when the initial post in done in an inflammaroty manner, as are most of that person's postings.

So, while it doesn't attack me, personally, I am asking everyone to please do not respond to the PIRA thread, please let it die.

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: sophocleese
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 11:20 AM

I thought you might be interested in this quote from Big Mick on the Mudcat Clique thread. "We do not have cliques here. What we have is a variant on the opposite. We have people who seek to stop others from having free discussion with anyone who chooses to take part. We also have people who seek to rename spirited discussion to alienating others."


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: kendall
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 11:24 AM

Hey, maybe there is a clique aftet all. I started a thread to deal with this sort of thing, Sinsull also started one slightly later, but, mine died. Does this mean that I'm not in the clique?


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 02:35 PM

Will resect your wishes, Kat, and not respond at all to PIRA thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 03:13 PM

I should add that if anyone is flamed and posts the warning SINSULL suggests, I'll bite my tongue and respect their wishes, and hope others would do the same.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 08:15 PM

Kendall,
I'll post to your thread if you'll post to mine. Of course, then we'll be accused of having our own clique. How many people do you think will be slighted if they see themselves as NOT part of a garbage thread clique?
Apologies in advance.
I've had a tough day.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: kendall
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 04:12 PM

to guest tired of mooning.. I'm curious as to why you have a problem with someone elses pain? Moonchild is obviously in a great deal of pain. Those of us who care know why. What's with you?


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:01 AM

Kendall,
I explained my take on this in another thread. This particular Guest is unable to get Moon's attention any other way. He is "sticking her pigtails in the ink well" hoping we will all think that he hates her. And also quietly screaming "Look at me, Moonie! I'm here." Childish and cruel. Also laughably ridiculous to all but the Moonchild who has ink in her hair. Ignore him and he will either grow up or go away. Meantime, let's continue to help Moonie get the ink out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:13 PM

Good call there. I wondered about the TOM post too.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:23 PM

Tom Post??? Oh, a pun. Dammit Spaw. You had me going through 86 posts trying to find what you were talking about!


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:16 PM

RANT ON W/OBSCENITY so close yer ear or eyes if ya don't want to read the scorch:

I must be an old Mudcatter by now because more and more I find myself echoing the laments of those who came before me, where are all the music threads? What? Another thread on some innocous, childish bit of bullshit? And, it's not even really just music, because they are there, but anythign of good intent that requires half a brain to think about and comment on!

I mean, what the fuck is going on around here that thinking individuals actual rise to the bait of a wedding thread for celebrities obviously started by a gawddamn son-of-a-twisted-dirt-hog's-busted-snout asshole trying to show its displeasure and jealousy at our paying attention to Jen and Mike and their wonderful news?

Most of what I see are much worse than anything we had a few months ago and IMO, some of what people bitched about back then, i.e. healing threads, would be a welcome relief from the boring shit which makes up a lackluster line up right now.

Balance...it's all out of whack. RANT OFF

BTW, SINSULL: I quite LIKE this thread. I can keep from posting to ilk such as I mentioned and come over here to get it off my chest, so to speak. Excellent idea. THANKS!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:31 PM

Kat,
Kendall has a similar thread and his feelings are hurt because everyone likes mine better. Make sure you add something to his. We don't want him getting his voice back and being too sad to sing.
I have to confess. I didn't know the wedding thread was bogus until it was pointed out to me. And once again Spaw et al succeeded in turning it on its ass.
Smile Kat. There are more good guys here than not.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:34 PM

You wanna know what my beef is? Folkies! They are SO bloody obsessed with marketing and money and business that others have that they don't care a lick about the music! You will hear them rant on and one for hours on why they don't like someone because they're actually getting paid for something, or blaring endlessly about the genre label used in CD stores. Get off yer effin' high horses and listen to the music!


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: kendall
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:36 PM

takes more than that to hurt me deah. I was just keeping in shape to bitch, and didnt have a real good reason! lol


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:47 PM

kat ... i mulled over that jennifer and brad thread for quite a while before I added the first post. then sorcha added hers. I sent her a message telling her I thought it was bogus and felt like a trout for having added the first one. We're getting pretty good at these things, aren't we?

If we're not careful, though, we'll be wearing 32-A's in a matter of months.

Matt ... have I missed something?

moonchild


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Gervase
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:57 PM

Kat, my dear,
There are still music threads - silver threads among the crap or whatever - and at least half the BS threads aren't too bad. Just treat the others with the contempt they deserve, and rely on the rest of us to have the gumption to winnow the wheat from the chaff.
I have to confess, however, that I find myself feeling increasingly left out because I HAVEN'T been flamed; I mean, what's wrong with me? Moonchild, you, the list goes ever on; almost everyone else here just has to draw breath and some sad wanker begrudges them the oxygen they're taking in.
Listen, what does a chap have to say here to get some serious insultments? Or is it that to have some sad sod pick on you, you have to be demonstrably female and therefore fair game to the arseholes (who probably wouldn't have the bottle to return a bagel if it was crawling with weevils)? So, maybe it's time I fessed up: I'm a 30-something woman with deeply-felt convictions, commonly-held doubts about my past life and a willingness to empathise with others. I've also got a 38DD chest, my father owns a brewery and I understand the offside trap.
C'mon, anonymous guys - throw some night-soil at me!
Sorry, end of rant (yet again), but it IS beginning to piss me off how so many "Guests" are posting crap aimed at people I actually like for no particular reason other than to make a rather pathetic noise. Is there some form of cyber-Tourette's Syndrome operating here?
"Never before in the...has so much shit been thrown by so many eejits at so few," to paraphrase Winston Spencer McStilton Cheeswright III.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:09 PM

Darcy "Stilton" Cheesewright is a P.G. Wodehouse character in the "Jeeves & Wooster" short stories.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 03:26 PM

Well, alright, Gervase, you miserable git, you, you've asked for it now, you cross-dressing, gender-bending, lying, two-faced, son/daughter of Sam's dog! How dare you come on this Forum, filled with truthful and ardent folk, and parade around here as a forty-something journalist, father/husband when we all know the truth is you are a floozy hanging out in the piss-pot firkens of London looking for a little firky-toodling to perk up your little fried eggs! I must say, though, that despite all of your subterfuge, you do seem to be a wicked pisser, by all reports, and I hope that, be you a Marge or be you one who can make the bald man cry, you will continue to muck about the Mudcat, sullying it for all to see!**RBSEG**

katlaughing&flaming!!

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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 06:02 PM

In the new "How did you get your name" thread, Moonchild's rejected admirer made another appearance under the guise of Ed Wood. Not very imaginative, since Spaw had started a whole discussion of Wood's movies elsewhere on the forum. I guess imitation IS the best form of flattery.
Moonie came out fighting and went right for the jugular (or should I say femural?). She's making an amazing recovery: Shock, Disbelief, Denial, Fear, Mourning and Anger all in the space of a week. Next step will be Indifference.
Good for you Moonchild! Remind me never to say anything to get you pissed at me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: GUEST,CLETUS
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 06:24 PM

I bin trine ta figger out thizzeer flamin stuff whut yall ar talkin bout an I doan git it. See roun heer, Paw izza best flamer in 3 ur 4 countees an he doan uze the puter senz he burnt up catspaws chair wen he flared one off whilst he wuzza watchin thet dancin Jezus thang. Catspaw liked ta kilt him over thet wun. But Mr. Gervase ur Mrs. Gervase ur whatever, ifn ya wunt I bet Paw wud be happy ta lite up a few in yer direckshun. Why when he lit up a biggun in downtown Columbus, he blu up 3 city blocks but it reely wuz cuz thair wuzza busted gas line, but it shur wuz a doozy ennywayz.

CLETUS


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 06:24 PM

Ah Kat, you obviously know Gervase - just let me remind you that he is malformed as well, he is at least 7'9" tall, and has to bend over just to get through normal doorways..... and I'm having lunch with him tomorrow!! That means that I will return to my desk, probably a few sheets to the wind, smelling of garlic and with a crick in my neck from looking up at him!

Darling G, when you're standing outside that pub, with Sailor Dan and the other one, I'll be the short fat one pushing you in the back and telling you to go for the squishy bits... shortly before I run for cover in the pub next door....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Gervase
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 07:26 PM

The squishy bits? You mean those lumpy things that trip up buses?


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Subject: RE: BS: Garbage dump for responding to idiots
From: Wolfgang
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 06:24 AM

I'm not responding here to those idiots with the single purpose names disappearing after one or a few posts and never contributing in a serious discussion but to those that help them unwillingly and have names well know also from serious discussions. The first kind of posters are beyond argumentation but you mudcatters perhaps aren't.
You are helping them to ruin Mudcat by acknowledging their posts. You swallow their baits hook and sinker. Completely pointless threads get dozens of pointless responses. Personal attacks get more responses than questions for the background of a song and you call that mudcatting. It seems to me that some of you in these cases just get verbal diarrhoea both in amount ant content, or, to put it slightly nicer, are unable to hold back the ink. And sometimes you even manage to sink nearly as low as the person that got you mad in the first place.
Don't you see that a further increase of pointless posts will ruin this place? I don't think it is good for Mudcat that, for instance, someone posting as 'Lyndon Larouche' gets more rections in a week than, e.g., Malcolm Douglas.
To end my rant a bit more constructive:
Never ever add pointless posts to a pointless thread.
If there's a personal attack (by a person with an unknown name), just leave it completely to the one attacked to respond or not. Share your sympathy or outrage in personal mails to the one attacked, but do not post here.
The person attacked may ignore the flamer (as Shambles did with 'Barfy'), may tell them to get lost (as Moonchild did with those ever changing names) or may mockingly pretend to take them serious (as Catspaw did with Catspaw48). (Boy, (s)he was really lacking phantasy, '48 I mean, in the choice of that name. A name with much more parodying phantasy would have been 'catspam49', but I digress.)
My personal preference is the first method, but I have a deep sympathy for the other two as well. However, I think the best policy is to leave it completely to the one attacked to respond or not.

Wolfgang


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