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Posted on 14 Nov 2012 09:23:16 GMT
RABB says:
I'm the occasional learner, I'm only ever smug or egotisical in an ironic way, and when I see something completely ridiculous my inner troll awakens.

On the whole though I'm just bored.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 09:29:04 GMT
gille liath says:
Neither, I hope; but experience shows that I'm unlikely to learn anything on these forums - particularly this one and Religion. There have been exceptions, though, and you live in hope. At the end of the day if it's learning you're after, this isn't the place to come. I guess most of us are here to sound off, or for what we might optimistically call the crack.

"Ironically, those the OP was aimed at have not posted at all on this thread. To much for the egos to handle".

That's what happens (I know from experience) when you lay about you indiscriminately rather than addressing the people you really have a problem with.

I understand what you're saying though, and I too have pretty much had it with this forum.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 10:18:34 GMT
"On the whole though I'm just bored." - And I do appreciate your one liners tbf RAB.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 10:21:23 GMT
"I understand what you're saying though, and I too have pretty much had it with this forum." - Same, gave up with the religion one a while back after realising it was a never ending circle of the same argument rinsed and repeated daily. This one had some ooomf not so long back. Video games forum is pretty fun when I need to kill time inbetween calls.

Must admit, I've learnt quite a bit on here though, it wasnt so long back you corrected me as to what shooting stars were, remember?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 10:58:44 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 12:41:46 GMT
The last paragraph in particular there Dav helps me put things into perspective, thanks. I think thats ultimately it, the divide is clear to see aswell.

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 16:24:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Nov 2012 17:13:32 GMT
XRNOHPORTER says:
In answer to Kodokushi. Perhaps we should start an " Angry and ranting about it" forum! Ha ha

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 17:41:15 GMT
Pipkin says:
And honest RAB.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 17:44:42 GMT
Pipkin says:
>End result is a certain segment of society that will not question authority or the status quo and actually revel in defending it because it is so easy to do so in as much all their ammunition so to speak is already there, manufactured and laid out ready for them to use without having to use their brain so much.<

Spot on Dave!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 19:48:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Nov 2012 19:57:18 GMT
gille liath says:
Aye, I said I hadn't learned much - I didn't say I hadn't *taught* much. ;)

Think I'm a bit long in the tooth for the VG forum. Plus I don't play video games; the last one I was in any way bothered about was Chuckie Egg (anyone remember that one?).

This forum has always been a marginal one. I think the Kindle invasion about finished it - for now, anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 19:53:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Nov 2012 20:12:21 GMT
gille liath says:
The issue isn't whether any one of us knows everything - obviously not. The issue is whether the gaps in our knowledge, whatever they may be, are likely to be addressed by this forum. Again, obviously not. It's in that sense that I say I'm not a learner. But as I always say, it's ability to reason from whatever you know that's the most important, and rarest, thing.

You say there's a group of people who won't question authority. True, but there's also a group that won't accept any kind of statement or claim coming from any type of authority - or anyone else, unless it's to confirm their belief that the world is run by sinister secret cartels. Both those attitudes are equally sterile and futile. And nobody on either side has much appetite for discussions about things that could ever conceivably become any party's or govt's policy: that's the chief reason why this forum is so pointless, except as a sort of cyber-bar for shooting the breeze. I don't mind that, but generally it's also a pretty tiresome one.

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 20:28:01 GMT
RABB says:
One-liners? Honesty? Bah.

Back on topic though, I think there is much to be learnt here, not just in facts but in different perspectives that perhaps you wouldn't consider something from.

There is a load of rubbish on here though but as long as you take it for what it is you can at least get some amusement from here though.

I wouldn't say Spin and Simon are necessarily egotistical though. Both have quite extreme views on most things compared to the majority of us and Spin has a tendency to draw wild conclusions from the most flippant things but on numerous occasions he's just stated he tries to offer a counter point of view to what the general consensus in a thread, which is why he seems to contradict himself a lot. Sometimes he does a good job, sometimes he doesn't, but he certainly knows how to push buttons and it does liven things up a bit.

I, as ever, remain your serial fence-sitter. Adieu.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 21:24:02 GMT
kraka says:
Hi Rab,

greetings You say,......."I wouldn't say Spin and Simon are necessarily egotistical though. Both have quite extreme views on most things compared to the majority of us and Spin has a tendency to draw wild conclusions from the most flippant things but on numerous occasions he's just stated he tries to offer a counter point of view to what the general consensus in a thread, which is why he seems to contradict himself a lot. Sometimes he does a good job, sometimes he doesn't, but he certainly knows how to push buttons and it does liven things up a bit."

Have to admit to being in agreement with you. I think your summary of Spin is pretty spot on, at least it reflects my observation, but you voiced it better than i could.

Cheers...................................kraka

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 21:51:04 GMT
Luddite Joe says:
Hi gille
I can remember teaching you which Cheeky Girl was involved with Lembit Opik.
I don't know what sort of poster that makes me. Pretty sad I suppose.

(Oh, it was Gabriela, but I'm sure you remember that.)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 21:57:13 GMT
gille liath says:
Tragically, I didn't (for that matter, I can't remember what the other one is called either).

Just goes to show - when you do get an opportunity to learn, it goes begging...

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 07:06:08 GMT
The Cheeky Girls were on Pointless the other day. Out in first round lol

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 07:44:39 GMT
RABB says:
Why was I not informed of this?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 09:20:38 GMT
I assume because you have a life that doesn't involve watching game shows aimed at 50 year olds

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 09:22:10 GMT
RABB says:
Funnily enough my cousin's boyfriend is gonna be on it next Friday and he's 18.

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 13:41:52 GMT
easytiger says:
Tend to have an opinion on most things I know about. Is that smug? Don't think so. What gets me a lot is if people disagree with your views they invariably end up insulting you by questioning your intelligence. It's a forum ffs.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 19:03:42 GMT
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Posted on 16 Nov 2012 22:33:17 GMT
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