[2014-06-04] Efficient market

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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby :) » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:34 pm

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:) wrote:I happen to think it's important to confront people with nasty attitudes. Is that so wrong?

You have a nasty attitude and should go soak your head.


Wow, a troll posts in the forum and gets defended on free speech grounds, while I try to point out this is a bad thing and get verbally abused. Thanks for vindicating my position.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:53 pm

Nobody's defending Quentin, he's a douchepastry. But that doesn't mean we're going to silence him.
Just like we're not silencing you.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby smiley_cow » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:04 pm

Has anyone other than :) even mentioned free speech? I just assumed Quentin was left alone because no one cared.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:53 am

Or started posting under a different name.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:06 am

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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Kaharz » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:49 am

Clearly :) and Quentin is the same and Quentin / :) is a actually a masterful meta-troll
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Sahan » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:04 am

Yeah, I was kinda hinting at that being the only real reason :) was trying to make an issue out of it.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby :) » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:21 am

Actually I'm not Quentin, as I'm sure the moderators could confirm if they wanted to look at IP addresses of posters.

You can agree to disagree with my objections to letting trolls like Quentin have free reign without stooping to unfounded accusations that I'm really posting as both troll and victim. I'm sure you guys all know this and this is just a momentary lapse in your thinking.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Edminster » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:43 am

this whole conversations stupid as hell but i'll step in to say that this:

:) wrote:Actually I'm not Quentin, as I'm sure the moderators could confirm if they wanted to look at IP addresses of posters.


is almost certainly true as I checked it near the beginning to see if i had to stamp out a sockpuppet. if i had to try and tie it to an extant account as :) claims exists it would be discoveria as the dates roughly match and it registered with a domain in the same general region but i cannot be certain as they never posted with the account so i can't do an ip match

as for criticism re: inaction i find it silly as quentin is basically the same absurdity of uncle ruckus; a character so egregiously wrong that nothing more needs be said.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:51 pm

Except that you shouldn't trust dem new niggas over dere.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby taijitu » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:30 pm

I thought the point of ruckus was more to be a reflection of the internalized self-hatred that a white supremacist society teaches to black people.

Unless we're talking post-macgruder ruckus, which I think is "haw haw look at that black guy being racist on black guys."

At any rate, can we accept Quentin as a reflection of the internalized homophobia taught to us by a heteronormative society? Only if Quentin himself were in some way queer, I'd argue. Otherwise he's just another faceless memeber of the heteronormative mob, regurgitating regressive ideas compulsively.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Edminster » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:15 pm

taijitu wrote:I thought the point of ruckus was more to be a reflection of the internalized self-hatred that a white supremacist society teaches to black people.


right but the presentation as an open racist is an important part of discrediting the character or else you end up with chris rock's 'niggas vs. black people' bit which was co-opted by racists to excuse racist behaviour and opinion. plus with the self-evident wrongness of the uncle ruckus character you don't have to bother with a nuanced rebuttal; had ruckus' opinions been presented as at all reasonable-sounding then refutation becomes a necessity because of the aforementioned co-opting.

similarly, quentin presents as blatantly wrong on the point of homosexuality and miscegenation. we actually had someone roll through a few months earlier with a more 'reasonable' presentation of the same shit and we actually took the time to deconstruct it as the nonsense it was, but with quentin it is completely unnecessary.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Lupk » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:54 pm

Guys, stop feeding the troll, Quentin's fat enough as it is.
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Re: [2014-06-04] Efficient market

Postby Sahan » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:56 am

Yeah we definitely don't tolerate fat-shaming around here, buddy. Everything else is fine, but that just crosses the line. Grow up.
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