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Please don't feed the trolls!

Trolls are lonely, isolated beings. Their only means of feeling significant is to publicly spout off about how smart they are. . . how right they are in there beliefs and how everyone else is wrong. They need attention so they will do anything to get it, usually by insulting groups and individuals. They feed off your responses. Don't feed them and maybe they will just go away.

(1)  I am not a heretic untermenschen unperson "troll" - I am a human being, and one whose time is actually quite valuable, but I feel a great need to challenge the tremendously illogical, economically harmful, and violent statements that I've come across on this forum.

(2)  It's your forum, you get to make the rules.  If asked to confine my comments to one thread then I will do that, and if you want me to leave then I will obviously leave.  You call the shots.  But your intellectual dishonesty will then only validate the negative opinion of vegans / "animal rights" activists that I came here with.

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if you want me to leave then I will obviously leave.  You call the shots.

Please leave.

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Please leave.

Yup. We'll just be here mired in our intellectual irresponsibility and actually enjoying ourselves. It'll be terrible but we'll spare you a thought every April Fool's Day.

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i think most of the discussion here is about food anyways....

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Alex: Is there some sort of debate group you could perhaps join? I've known folks who greatly enjoyed debate/arguments and needed to find people to debate with them to fill that need. Perhaps that would help?

p.s. I have a BA in Philosophy, so I'm actually being serious about this, not sarcastic.

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Trolls are lonely, isolated beings. Their only means of feeling significant is to publicly spout off about how smart they are. . . how right they are in there beliefs and how everyone else is wrong. They need attention so they will do anything to get it, usually by insulting groups and individuals. They feed off your responses. Don't feed them and maybe they will just go away.

you're awesome!!! love u!

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Butbutbut... trolls are fun! Can we argue in PMs?

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If this is just a cooking forum then how do you explain the "fines for leaving animals out in the cold" thread, which is what got me to sign up here in the first place.  Violent irrationality as harmful as that must not go unanswered!

When I've said "it's your forum, you get to make the rules" I obviously meant the people who own this forum, or more likely the moderators to whom they delegate their authority.  I will not leave just because a handful of vocal users ask me to, but I will leave if all my efforts at substantive debate continue to fall on deaf ears.  And I wouldn't necessarily consider that a failure - let it not be said that your ignorance was merely imposed on you without you ever having a chance to know otherwise!

Butbutbut... trolls are fun! Can we argue in PMs?

This "troll" has a policy of only spending his time on writings that will see the light of Googlebot and other Web spiders, in other words where what he writes won't disappear into a memory hole.  I sort of think of my "trolling" as a testament to future generations saying:  "See, not all people heading into the Orwellian dark-ages of the 21st century were as passive as cattle!  Let it not be said that I have done nothing!"

So PM's are out of the question, but if I am asked to leave this forum then you are welcome to debate me on another forum instead.

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Lol wow.

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Constant confrontation isn't much of a contribution. By anyone. To anything.

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i like how you are assuming that you are the troll, alex.
what if he wasn't even talking about you.

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i like how you are assuming that you are the troll, alex.
what if he wasn't even talking about you.

This.

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I agree with ignoring him.  Either he is crazy, a bully or just a trouble maker.  Either way, I don't have the time or patience for his rants.  Like all of you,  I would like to return to civil discussions.  But, until then, I plan to stick to other areas of the forum.

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This "troll" has a policy of only spending his time on writings that will see the light of Googlebot and other Web spiders, in other words where what he writes won't disappear into a memory hole.  I sort of think of my "trolling" as a testament to future generations saying:  "See, not all people heading into the Orwellian dark-ages of the 21st century were as passive as cattle!  Let it not be said that I have done nothing!"

So PM's are out of the question, but if I am asked to leave this forum then you are welcome to debate me on another forum instead.

Oh, I get it. You're just an egotistical lunatic.

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Constant confrontation isn't much of a contribution. By anyone. To anything.

The alternative to that is slavery.

i like how you are assuming that you are the troll, alex.

Elementary deductive reasoning, my dear Watson.

I agree with ignoring him.

You are welcome to do that - "ignorance is bliss".  But when your ignorance does damage to other people, then in fact we do have a serious problem.  Stop supporting government force against people who don't share your ignorant "animal rights" delusion, and we won't have this problem.

  a bully

Boy are you confused...  You are the bullies, and I am here speaking out on the behalf of your victims, like the people fined in Colorado, and, yes, even Michael Vick.

Oh, I get it. You're just an egotistical lunatic.

I earn my egoism.  And if I am a "lunatic", then why are you all running away from having a fair and rational debate with me?

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I earn my egoism.  And if I am a "lunatic", then why are you all running away from having a fair and rational debate with me?

Every egomaniac believes he deserves it. And I suppose the reason others don't want to debate with you is because they're aware that it is impossible to browbeat a psychotic delusion out of its sufferer. I, on the other hand, don't have cable television, and find this entertaining.

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I guess if that's all a person has to offer, it's all they've got.
Have a nice life.

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you're the best troll ever.

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I am entirely unfamiliar with Doctor Who (which, BTW, is funded by the U.K. government), but I suppose "Daleks" are some sort of a Borg-like species that violate the Natural Rights of (other) rational economic actors - like the governments and other bullies I fight against today.  If there are Doctor Who characters who root and cheer as the "Daleks" violently spread themselves through the universe, then that is what you are analogous to!

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you're the best troll ever.

I agree. A lesser troll would've given up pages ago. I am frankly impressed. And a little bored.

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