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People who start threads and never return to engage respondents are banned on other message boards that take debate a little more seriously than this one does. Joe and David should consider adopting the same rule into the Manifesto. A good example is the RBM thread, "Trump Dominates at the UN" or some ridiculousness like that. 
You want to ban the guy for not engaging all the troll responses?   Interesting

 
:lmao:

You handpicked one response.  Read the others as soon as he starts the thread.  
Actually, at least two people asked him and that was within the first 5 responses. But you go ahead and spin it whatever way fits the sisters' agenda

 
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Actually, at least two people asked him and that was withing the first 5 responses. But you go ahead and spin it whatever ya fits the sisters' agenda
:lmao:   Yeah two real questions clearly stand out amongst these replies and I didn't even finish page one.

"Next apology tour is gonna be epic."

"That speech was akin to a rapid bowel movement; a lot of crap in a very short period of time."

"Or this a Hell Toupee style thread, to the tune of: 

Trump said something today that will piss off liberals and that makes me happy, so I'm going to start a thread and talk about how great he is, because I know that will piss off the liberals even more! 

This is HT's specialty, but I notice you approve every time he does it, so maybe you think it's your turn? "

Dickies and Shonuff talking about Max

"The only dominating Drumpf did was to prove once again to all the world what a huge idiot he is. He is just THE BEST at it."

"I just assumed RBM was talking about how many scoops of ice cream Donald ate after his speech, dominating the scoop quotient over all those international pansies."

"Don't hold your breath to get any statement of depth from him."

"Lol"

"OP misspelled defecates"

"He did start one, but it was deleted.  I guess their pathetic facebook group has tried another trolling attempt"

 
:lmao:   Yeah two real questions clearly stand out amongst these replies and I didn't even finish page one.

"Next apology tour is gonna be epic."

"That speech was akin to a rapid bowel movement; a lot of crap in a very short period of time."

"Or this a Hell Toupee style thread, to the tune of: 

Trump said something today that will piss off liberals and that makes me happy, so I'm going to start a thread and talk about how great he is, because I know that will piss off the liberals even more! 

This is HT's specialty, but I notice you approve every time he does it, so maybe you think it's your turn? "

Dickies and Shonuff talking about Max

"The only dominating Drumpf did was to prove once again to all the world what a huge idiot he is. He is just THE BEST at it."

"I just assumed RBM was talking about how many scoops of ice cream Donald ate after his speech, dominating the scoop quotient over all those international pansies."

"Don't hold your breath to get any statement of depth from him."

"Lol"

"OP misspelled defecates"

"He did start one, but it was deleted.  I guess their pathetic facebook group has tried another trolling attempt"
When you read the thread from the beginning, they do stand out. You know what else stands out? The fact that those genuine question(s) went unanswered by the OP

So you'll have to excuse the masses when they have trouble distinguishing who the first troll in that thread is.

 
So Commish is trying to call out people for  :pokey:  yet he does that as well. :lmao:
I do this on occasion.  The difference is, it isn't my go to right out of the gate.  99% of the time there is a trail of posts trying to have a genuine discussion.  I'm not perfect, never claimed to be.  And you'll :hophead:  about it not being different because your preformed position before even engaging doesn't allow you to acknowledge it, but most in this forum agree that it's ok to :pokey:  in jest occasionally once it's clear the conversation isn't going to go anywhere.  And my :pokey:  is NEVER a personal attack.

And FWIW, I have called exactly zero people out....that is intentional, but I see it doesn't stop you from attempting to attack that particular straw man as if it were the truth.  

 
You want to ban the guy for not engaging all the troll responses?   Interesting
Do you consider the title of that thread to be trolling?  It seems to me that it was crafted to elicit a response from Trump haters.  Would you agree?  And, no, this isn't "whataboutism"....there is clearly trolling of the OP in that thread, no question.

And I really am interested in the issues you have with my selection of threads as evidence that business started picking up again.  Do you feel they aren't good examples or something?

 
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These last couple of pages are really unbelievable.

Do you mean to tell me that Capella really laid down cold hard cash for the Draft Dominator?

 
Do you consider the title of that thread to be trolling?  It seems to me that it was crafted to elicit a response from Trump haters.  Would you agree?  And, no, this isn't "whataboutism"....there is clearly trolling of the OP in that thread, no question.
No, I don't consider "Trump dominates at the UN" to be trolling.  The only way you would is if you think the forum should be anti-Trump.

 
Do you consider the title of that thread to be trolling?  It seems to me that it was crafted to elicit a response from Trump haters.  Would you agree?  And, no, this isn't "whataboutism"....there is clearly trolling of the OP in that thread, no question.
No, I don't consider "Trump dominates at the UN" to be trolling.  The only way you would is if you think the forum should be anti-Trump.
Fair enough.  I read the title and knew exactly what was going to be said and I suspect that RBM did too and it's why he crafted it that way in lieu of something like "Trump's First UN Speech" or some such.  IMO, it's tough to see how the title isn't trolling, yet the replies are.  They all seem to be of the same quality and usefulness to me.  The irony, of course, is the legit questions that had any hope of spurring productive conversation went ignored.

 
The Commish said:
I know you're right, but this new shtick is sort of like the old LHUCKS shtick, but worse.  I can't take my eyes off it and sometimes I get sucked in.  It's a problem, I know.  I'm working on it  :thumbup:

I know Joe and company can't be everywhere at once, but I thought we might have turned a corner.  I thought wrong.
We had a good couple of weeks.  Level of discussion is still much better now that we can have multiple threads and a certain group of trolls is usually only in one or two threads at a time.

 
Fair enough.  I read the title and knew exactly what was going to be said and I suspect that RBM did too and it's why he crafted it that way in lieu of something like "Trump's First UN Speech" or some such.  IMO, it's tough to see how the title isn't trolling, yet the replies are.  They all seem to be of the same quality and usefulness to me.  The irony, of course, is the legit questions that had any hope of spurring productive conversation went ignored.
All of those threads are people trying to one up each other.  You wouldn't think a thread about Trump pledging to donate money to charity after a hurricane would create the crap it did either.  Trump creates plenty of other opportunities for that stuff.  

I also don't think the thread starter automatically goes on trial and is responsible for addressing questions in his own thread.  Which is what Roadkill was suggesting he banned for.  

 
Fair enough.  I read the title and knew exactly what was going to be said and I suspect that RBM did too and it's why he crafted it that way in lieu of something like "Trump's First UN Speech" or some such.  IMO, it's tough to see how the title isn't trolling, yet the replies are.  They all seem to be of the same quality and usefulness to me.  The irony, of course, is the legit questions that had any hope of spurring productive conversation went ignored.
All of those threads are people trying to one up each other.  You wouldn't think a thread about Trump pledging to donate money to charity after a hurricane would create the crap it did either.  Trump creates plenty of other opportunities for that stuff.  

I also don't think the thread starter automatically goes on trial and is responsible for addressing questions in his own thread.  Which is what Roadkill was suggesting he banned for.  
My comments were/are specific to the UN speech thread.  The reality is, we can't ignore the history of the posters here.  We can't.  What we CAN do is allow for our perceptions to change should their actions warrant it.  But few here do that, which is unfortunate.  Personally, it's completely illogical to me for someone to care enough to start a thread and then not engage in said thread.  That makes zero sense to me, but that's one man's opinion.  I've seen many here and thought it weird every single time.  Just reeks of stirring the pot IMO.  

Agree on the Trump pledge thread, though if I am being honest when I read the title, the first thought in my mind was "I'll believe it when I see it" specifically because of Trump's prior behavior.  I'm an actions over words person anyway, but he's at Hillary level trust with me which is unfortunate.  When I came into the thread "I'll believe it when I see it" was the popular position and we were all called trolls for taking the position.  Being skeptical based on history isn't analogous with being a troll.  Most who took that position also acknowledged the good deed once it was established it was going to happen, but somehow that's still being a troll.  Convenient for some, annoying to me, but whatever.

 
:lmao:   Yeah two real questions clearly stand out amongst these replies and I didn't even finish page one.

"Next apology tour is gonna be epic."

"That speech was akin to a rapid bowel movement; a lot of crap in a very short period of time."

"Or this a Hell Toupee style thread, to the tune of: 

Trump said something today that will piss off liberals and that makes me happy, so I'm going to start a thread and talk about how great he is, because I know that will piss off the liberals even more! 

This is HT's specialty, but I notice you approve every time he does it, so maybe you think it's your turn? "

Dickies and Shonuff talking about Max

"The only dominating Drumpf did was to prove once again to all the world what a huge idiot he is. He is just THE BEST at it."

"I just assumed RBM was talking about how many scoops of ice cream Donald ate after his speech, dominating the scoop quotient over all those international pansies."

"Don't hold your breath to get any statement of depth from him."

"Lol"

"OP misspelled defecates"

"He did start one, but it was deleted.  I guess their pathetic facebook group has tried another trolling attempt"
I notice that a handful of these are jokes, and I found fatguy's to be particularly funny.  Telling a joke is not trolling.

 
I actually forgot that politics forum is there. Most amazing move any message board ever made. As a thank you I even downloaded and paid for that app that broke during my draft and I wasn't even bothered. 
My favorite part of the fbg "draft dominator" is after I use it and ask the fbg "rate my team" tool for it's opinion... always hates my team.

 
Who cares? There is always Reddit

Expects another vacation from Joe B., who has given me more vacations from here than any other "Mod Without a Face" 

 
We had a good couple of weeks.  Level of discussion is still much better now that we can have multiple threads and a certain group of trolls is usually only in one or two threads at a time.
And by better level of discussion you mean one-sided discussions.  

 

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