nojo wrote:JDG128 wrote:and ended at "note to big-will"
Now followed by "Another note to big-will".
Stay tuned for "A third note to big-will", followed by "quarter notes to big-will: the musical", which will be renamed "Big Willikers!" when it hits Broadway.
But thanks, Nottie. Thanks for lightening up the board and temporarily uniting this ugly divide that has been so prevalent here, against you! And we'll never forget the laughs.
Edit: Too much Nattie Light last night made me make a Freudian Slip typo.
Regarding the right to free speech, one's right to free speech is limited by when it infringes on the rights of other people to free speech. A message board is technically not public property, it is the property of whomever pays for and maintains it. The owners of a board therefore have every right to run it as they see fit. Most sites have a balance between 'everything goes' and 'strictly enforced'.
The fact of the matter is that there are plenty of sites for discussing crackpot conspiracy theories. There are also webhosts that provide free hosting if people want to start a site of their own. This IS the internet after all; if anyone on BBS wanted to visit such a site there is nothing stopping them.
Kyle the Skeptic wrote:People like this thrive off the escalation of conflict.
"Agent provocateur", defined. For further examples, see the anti-cartoon imams.
But while I'll grant you the general point, in this case many of us also enjoyed participating in the argument. Personally, I find that it helps clarify my own views -- to get more detailed in the face of objection. Of course, I'm also the kind of guy who enjoys seminars as blood sport.
That said, what I really enjoyed about the thread (and sequels...) is the sheer absurdity of the guy. Not the standard-issue conspiracy-and-denial stuff -- geez, that gets old fast -- but truly off-the-wall gems like subliminal messages in South Park, and (as I write) comedy as a rational enterprise.
This goes on much longer, I'm going to have to hunt down that Sherwood Anderson line about grotesques.
It might be for his own good if the admins send him on his way. With no exposure to the conflict he started he'll have no choice but to find better things to do with himself.
Kyle the Skeptic wrote:Notice how nafb labeled anyone who did not nod along and agree a "bigot"
There he was throwing our own word back at us, trying to demonstrate our hypocrisy -- he does have a sense of rhetoric, if not humor.
It might be for his own good if the admins send him on his way.
I think I'm ready to agree. Somewhere during Day 2 of the siege, I strongly objected to locking-and-banning -- "free speech" itself being such a hot topic around here. But strategically, Naffy blew it by self-righteously mocking the mods, who were quite happy to let him continue ranting in a labeled "conspiracy" thread. If he gets banned for misbehavior, I have no objections.
czarovous wrote:What does a guy like that do for a living?
I don't think we ever found out, except that he resented subsidizing us brainwashed freeloaders with his hard-earned income.
I'm studying to be a physical chemist focusing on alternative energy sources.
One of the things I like about this board is the "big tent": SP draws fans of all ages and interests, and we can get as sublimely goofy or fart-sniffing erudite here as it pleases us. It's not all tard-calling...
Seriously if you want to watch him squirm, just hold off on the "Submit" button. Let him run his mouth and make an ass of himself. Eventually he'll shoot his own foot off. Without the constant attention you give him, he has no reason to be here.
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