RE: Is someone deliberately being a Poe?
(30-01-2013 03:36 PM)Nappa Wrote:
(30-01-2013 02:38 AM)Aseptic Skeptic Wrote: First we had the "I miss theists" thread. And a few scattered comments about how all we have anymore is atheists and there are no lively debates anymore.
Some of us have aged beyond the era of debating, debating I've come to found serves no purpose. So all I do is 'stir the pot' to keep my mind and your mind fresh.
Right after that, we got a slew of new registrations by several people, all of whom seem utterly clueless, irritating, and only willing to spout their own nonsense and ignore/dismiss anybody who engages them in any threads.
You all know who I mean.
Maybe that's just coincidence. But these guys are soooooo very utterly clueless, defending the most idiotic ideas ever, and they all defend their POV through name calling and nonsense spouting and ignoring any meaningful rebuttals. They are virtually identical in their approach (but not identical in the topics they start), and they are all equally clueless. Bottom-of-the-barrel clueless. Way, way, way beyond the usual theist cluelessness. Way beyond the Ray Comfort cluelessness.
They don't even seem interested in winning any debates. Just trolling. Just stirring the pot.
It strikes my skeptical self as unlikely, perhaps very unlikely, that they all showed up at nearly the same time and they're all the most ignorant bunch of ignoramuses I've seen, at least, I've never seen so many at one time in one place.
So I'm wondering, though I doubt anyone will fess up, is this someone, maybe a mod or long time member, maybe several someones, taking it upon himself/herself to "liven up" the forum by creating a second account and trolling/poeing (is "poeing" a word?), maybe even in response to the "I miss theists" thread?
If so, and if you're the poe, any chance you might want to dial it back a bit?
I think we missed debating theists. That's fun. But this group of nutjobs doesn't debate. They just spout nonsense and ignore replies except to respond with abuse and/or more nonsense. That's not a debate. So really, if you're goal was to entertain us because we missed theists, these guys go too far; way beyond entertaining to just boring nonsense. Please dial it back into the entertaining range.
And, if my assumption here is wrong, if those guys really are unique new forum members, well, not much to do about that except ignore, I suppose. I still can't believe they're really as ignorant as they seem, so either our family is poeing itself or they're new members poeing us, but either way it's useless.
Of course that's my opinion. Some members seem to be enjoying the namecalling fests and dive right in. So maybe it's working for some of us.
Poes are pretty cool though. I am just one person Skeptic, if some people are out there with different opinions than yours, it doesn't make them ignorant. Instead you should pause to reflect on your own beliefs to see if perhaps you were the one who was wrong.
Before you say I should take my own advice, I do, and that is why I believe what I believe.
I would hope I have forgotten most of the shit that afflicts your pathetic brain!