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Does anyone ever get the urge?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by hermitcrabbe, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. hermitcrabbe

    hermitcrabbe Established commenter

    That is the urge to go through all the threads and say something really controversial, antagonistic and likely to cause an uproar just because they are all so darn boring and slow? Just to shake things up a bit?

    or is it just me?
     
    ScotSEN likes this.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Do you get this urge in the real world too or just in the more anonymous online world?
     
  3. ElenaMukhina

    ElenaMukhina Occasional commenter

    Yes hermitcrabbe. This forum is so full of fluffy men and women now. It's hard to tell them apart:)
     
  4. hermitcrabbe

    hermitcrabbe Established commenter

    When I get the urge in real life,I usually do it. The number of times I have challenged the left wing, Marxist favouring, limp wristed, guardinaista reading, do gooding, wearing their hearts on their sleeves ( but failing to realise their jobs depend on the exact opposite often) members of staff in school is beyond count. I am a card carrying right wing conservative who favours UKIP - no secret there.

    However, I am more circumspect here because I know that in the staffroom where people can but a face to the argumentative old goat who likes to debate current affairs and issues of philosophy and theology, here, I would be banned and the rozzers sent in.

    But I love nothing more than a good argument ( and I do keep it at argument level - never personal). I used to like reading the hum dingers too.

    Fluffy and beige do not describe this place anymore.
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Hmm interesting... not how you've come across on here at all.
     
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  6. hermitcrabbe

    hermitcrabbe Established commenter

    Well, it just goes to show how the social constraints of this medium in this place have impacted on my behaviour then does it not?
     
  7. ElenaMukhina

    ElenaMukhina Occasional commenter

    I'm an old Red Labour woman - your opposite hermitcrabbe.

    I at least agree with your point about good argument. As soon as you try to get a bit of debate going the little fluffs cry that you're trying to derail th thread.

    :confused:
     
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Maybe you should both try starting threads on topics you enjoy then? Might liven things up here? ;)
     
  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I don't think so. There seem to be several users trying to destabilise the forum and antagonise other posters.
     
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  10. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

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    Is this what a little Fluff looks like?
     
  11. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Seems like a debating 'match in heaven'. Or might you be so diametrically opposed in view that you represent both sides of the same political coin?
     
  12. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Never, well almost never, perhaps now and again, on the odd occasion, sometimes.
     
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  13. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    Always give in to temptation Hermitcrabbe It may not pass your way again
     
  14. ElenaMukhina

    ElenaMukhina Occasional commenter

    I doubt it. I'm of the Michael Foot brand of socialism.
     
  15. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Can you give an example of where this has happened?

    I don't see the appeal of seeing arguments on here. They usually become repetitive after a few pages.
     
  16. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    'The number of times I have challenged the left wing, Marxist favouring, limp wristed, guardinaista reading, do gooding, wearing their hearts on their sleeves ( but failing to realise their jobs depend on the exact opposite often) members of staff in school is beyond count.'

    I am the same, although my spleen is usually directed towards those who say they would never strike as a reaction to deteriorating pay and conditions and think 'we're all in it together.' No, the Victorian mill owners so to speak still rule the vast majority!
     
  17. ElenaMukhina

    ElenaMukhina Occasional commenter

    Sure. On the tampon tax thread I pointed out that if you are pro EU you should think twice about complaining. I was told I was derailing the thread with (apparently) my pet axe (news to me).

    Seems that we must all be fluffy and nice to each other. If you have an opinion that doesn't fit...forget it.

    The result is endless pages of nothingness aged at people with a 3 second attention span.
     
  18. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    @ElenaMukhina Just out of interest and of no importance whatsoever, if Fluffs complain and whine about things . . .and erm . . . you complain and whine about things . . . are you a little Fluff too?

    Can we have a word for the opposite of a Fluff? A Gruff?
     
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  19. ElenaMukhina

    ElenaMukhina Occasional commenter

    Whatever turns you on.
     
  20. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    How about a 'prickly?'
     

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