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chyron8472

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#1245766
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The "101 Ways to Kill Off-Topic For Good" Thread
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Warbler said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I may regret this but I think I have to stand up for myself.

Why, though?

Why does it matter? Why can’t you drop it?

Why should I have too? Why should I let him get away with it? Why do you only go after me but not MFM?

Because, in speaking about this particular case, I feel mfm is not directly antagonizing you. Confronting; arguing; criticizing… sure. But not antagoning.

Also, 1) Whether you win or not, it will not be fulfilling; 2) attempting to do so does not reflect Christ; and 3) no one else here will care. You will not gain any respect from anyone here by continuing.

People won’t respect you based on whether you win an argument, no matter how much you protest that you’re right. At some point whether you’re right or not doesn’t matter anymore to those around you.

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#1245680
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jay said:

hairy_hen said:

If we start getting non-defeatable political propaganda messages forcibly coming through our phones, then we’ll know we really are living in a dictatorship.

Any bets on how long before that starts happening?

I’ll take that bet. What’s the timeframe? If Trump is reelected, he’ll be in office until January 2025. I’ll bet we don’t get any propaganda forced to our phones using this system by then.

How does $1000 sound?

I’ll bet my new racing pod against, say… the boy and his mother.

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#1245676
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The "101 Ways to Kill Off-Topic For Good" Thread
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Possessed said:

Warbler said:

Possessed said:

Okay what I said earlier was too harsh and not true. Saying I’ve never liked you isn’t really true or a reasonable thing to say, and I apologize for that.

And it’s not entirely accurate for me to say I don’t like you now either. A more truthful way to put it is that I don’t like how you’ve been acting lately.

feel free to tell me why/what you don’t like how I’ve been acting lately:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Give-Warbler-Feedback/id/59418/page/2

just subtract such Hyperbolic statements

45 - Subtract hyperbolic statements
46 - Add parabolic questions
47 - Multiply by tangential exclamations

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#1245652
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The "101 Ways to Kill Off-Topic For Good" Thread
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Warbler said:

I am really not sure what to do about all of this.

You say “I’m sorry you feel that I’m acting entitled, and I apologize for frequently acting persecuted. I’ll try to behave better in the future.” You mean what you say when you say that, and then you drop it. If necessary, you change the subject.

That’s what you should do.

Don’t say you already apologized because, if necessary, you apologize again. Don’t say “I’m sorry but [some reason or other]” or “I’ll apologize to this person but not that person.” You admit that they’re right—whether they actually are or not—endeavor to improve yourself (because at the end of the day, your own behavior is all you have control over), and move on down the road. If it comes up again, you do it again.

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#1245610
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The "101 Ways to Kill Off-Topic For Good" Thread
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Warbler, when multiple people say they feel you have a persecution complex, for you to effectively say “citation please” is to deny the accusation as patently false. I’ve already told you that you need to purpose to stop holding grudges, to which your response was not much more than a *shrug*.

People aren’t just saying you need to lighten up like it’s a thing to gang on Warbler or whatever. You genuinely honestly need to work on not taking things people say so seriously. Coming from me, speaking for myself, I am very much not picking on you when I say that.

Warbler said:

that hurts.

The bottom line is, people don’t want to have to outline, ad nauseam, each and every instance by each and every user from whom you have ever felt picked on, nor discuss why each of those individually are or are not warranted. Calling us to do so will not get the response you seek because such a request, to be frank, is unreasonable. We have neither the time nor the inclination to pore over individual examples of what hurts your feelings, especially if it appears you are unwilling to take advice given into consideration.

You are responsible for your own life. You get to decide how you respond to those around you. Yes, they ought to be civil and polite, but when they aren’t that doesn’t absolve you of wrongdoing on your part, nor does the community at large want to listen to the ensuing back and forth.

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#1245564
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The "101 Ways to Kill Off-Topic For Good" Thread
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dahmage said:

dahmage said:

we notice everything.

i got that it was done on purpose

Not so much on purpose as was a train of thought. For the record, I’m not sore. If I ever bring it up, it is entirely in jest, because like you guys say it’s better to not take things too seriously. Especially learning to not take taking-things-too-seriously too seriously.

…and now I’ve had to explain my joke, which by definition ruins it. Oh well.