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Re: OT: Troll vs. Crank

From: Cimode <cimode_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 18 Jun 2006 04:22:38 -0700
Message-ID: <1150629758.484244.121340@i40g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>


An example of Marshall summoning troups....

Cimode wrote:
> Another barking dog...
>
> Note the strong need to qualify people rather than ideas..
> Note the unproven false assumptions (no posts)...
> Note also the motivation to disqualify the person...How practical..
>
>
> Marshall wrote:
> > Keith H Duggar wrote:
> > >
> > > Just as sunlight kills trolls (in some mythologies), it also
> > > helps to deal with cranks. Since you are a reasonable and
> > > intelligent person, the group would benefit from you outing
> > > cranks. Thus, for a moment please set aside your excess of
> > > faith in human nature and your personal kindness. Review the
> > > recent characters that lead you to the crank concept. Then
> > > post here the identities of those posters you believe are
> > > cranks (perhaps with an associated confidence). This would
> > > be very beneficial.
> >
> > Sigh. Okay.
> >
> > Cimode is a crank.
> >
> > He is the top poster in the NG for June at the time
> > of this writing*, and he hasn't actually yet formed a single
> > coherent post. He switches topics at a whiplash-inducing
> > pace, so it's impossible to pin him down on anything.
> >
> > Engaging him on anything has proven to be a complete
> > waste of time. In fact I find it a mystery why anyone is
> > replying to him; the conversation never goes anywhere.
> >
> > Seriously, to those who are sparring with him: has the
> > conversation produced anything of value? Do you see
> > any reason to believe he will budge on anything? Are
> > you going to learn anything from him?
> >
> > Oh, and he also wins hypocrisy points for insulting
> > people for insulting people.
> >
> > Do Not Feed the Crank.
> >
> >
> > Marshall
> >
> > * http://groups.google.com/group/comp.databases.theory/about
Received on Sun Jun 18 2006 - 06:22:38 CDT

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