Author Topic: #58 on the Pharaohs and thread - a vote on who here thinks that Vlad is BORING!  (Read 2075 times)

bluehillside

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Owlswing,

I don't find his initial approaches boring - flat wrong usually, but not boring. What I do find though is that, having posted the equivalent of 2+2=5 and had his error pointed out to him, his response is either:

1. To ignore it for a bit, and a while later to post that 2+2=5;

2. To distort the correction with an, "Oh so you think the moon is made of cream cheese then" type straw man; or

3. To resort to a "you're fat" type ad hom.

And that's boring.
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Owlswing

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Owlswing,

I don't find his initial approaches boring - flat wrong usually, but not boring. What I do find though is that, having posted the equivalent of 2+2=5 and had his error pointed out to him, his response is either:

1. To ignore it for a bit, and a while later to post that 2+2=5;

2. To distort the correction with an, "Oh so you think the moon is made of cream cheese then" type straw man; or

3. To resort to a "you're fat" type ad hom.

And that's boring.

I find his posts and the posts of those responbding easier to read if I replace all the mentions of the various errors, "straw man", "ad hom" etc, with the word "bollocks" they are easier for this old GCE O level only fogey to understand.
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Samuel

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Dear Owlswing

I have been contributing to religious,ethical and spirituality boards
for several years now.......

In the first half of 2004 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2004 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2005 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2005 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2006 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2006 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2007 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2007 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2008 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2008 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2009 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2009 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2010 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2010 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2011 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2011 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2012 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2012 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2013 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2013 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2014 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2014 nobody said I was boring.

In the first half of 2015 nobody said I was boring.

In the second half of 2015 One person said I was boring.

The day today...brilliant.
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I am not sure about this type of thread but I will take the opportunity to say that despite my many disagreements, annoyances, and despair about Vlad, I rarely find him boring and find him an adornment to the board, even if that is sometimes as a gargoyle is an adornment to a cathedral.

It is amazing - this is the first thread where I have seen no-one de-railing it and have got answers that make sense - something which the subject of the thread rarely does!
Why would they derail it? This is where all threads end up. You've just cut out the middle men and women and gone for the jugular!!!