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BenderRodriguez
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10 Feb 2020, 7:51 pm

I was ready to say it would be undignified to give a speech before leaving until I've read some of the replies on this thread :lol:


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10 Feb 2020, 7:56 pm

ASPartOfMe wrote:
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The Wehrmacht and the Waffen SS didn’t like each other.


And that's why I'm going to stay here using whichever avatar I choose. :twisted:


That's a good solution IMHO. Artie Johnson looks too goofy in that pic to be offensive to any sane person..

I was playing the Devil's advocate a little bit, but to make a point. The point being that you DO have freedom to pick any avatar you want but with that freedom comes responsibility. If you pick an avatar that sends an ambiguous message then you have to accept the risk that folks might misunderstand it. You cant ALWAYS blame everyone else for every thing.You have to take some ownership if you get flak for something ambiguous.

But sometimes, if youre creative, you can find a way around it.

And that's exactly what you did with that current avatar. It communicates that its a spoof in a rather obvious way that some of your previous avatars did not. :)

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There is always a chance that no matter what you say or do somebody will misinterpret it, be offended, call you out, or try to ban you. All attempts to defend your motives or provide context will only result in more offense being taken.

This has always been true but more so now as we have been conditioned in the last couple of decades to find offense. That is why the concept of Microagressions have gained agency.

In reaction to the being offended trend there is a countertrend to troll by intentionally offending. All of this leaves one with a fear of saying anything and to give up which is the intent.

At some point one needs to overcome the understandable urge to to say as little as possible to mask as most as possible and use your freedom of expression. That makes you vulnerable in an era where civility is viewed a quaint relic that enables the evildoers. That does mean you should deliberately offend to just for the sake of triggering the snowflakes.



Thats what the comedian in Legally brown does he does stuff that CAN offend every single category but its very clever.

The only part of it that actually really angers me is not what he does but the fact that he relies so much on lying. But I tell myself that the people being trolled are likely told afterwards.


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10 Feb 2020, 9:52 pm

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I was ready to say it would be undignified to give a speech before leaving until I've read some of the replies on this thread :lol:


Nobody was as dignified as Smudge. She didn't leave; she abdicated!


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11 Feb 2020, 10:52 am

I feel unsure of myself when people play Devil's Advocate with me and than I retreat back into my helmet-like shell.


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11 Feb 2020, 12:56 pm

You won't have me and all my sockpuppets to kick around any more.

When I go I will be taking a third of the member population with me.



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11 Feb 2020, 1:01 pm

Schultz is my favorite Gilligan's Island character.

Just kidding.

I mean Green Acres.



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11 Feb 2020, 1:25 pm


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11 Feb 2020, 2:06 pm

blooiejagwa wrote:
Skilpadde wrote:
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A dragon looked down on a peculiar scene.
She saw a planet full of citizens; each was a different shade of green.
Her travels had left her weary and lost.
A new land, but at what cost?

Perhaps I should keep flying and steer clear.
I guess I'll lie here and rest for a while.
A nice long nap sat on the top of a gold pile.
That's what the dragon thought, whilst with herself, she fought.

I'm afraid that this dragon could not stay, for she must be on her way.
For dragons come and go as they please, but keeping one around is not done with ease.
Nice poem!



Agreed. :D


Thank you. :)


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11 Feb 2020, 4:30 pm

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You won't have me and all my sockpuppets to kick around any more.

When I go I will be taking a third of the member population with me.


Hey, are you implying I am a --


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11 Feb 2020, 6:21 pm

Borromeo wrote:
EzraS wrote:
You won't have me and all my sockpuppets to kick around any more.

When I go I will be taking a third of the member population with me.

Hey, are you implying I am a --

No, no, don't get confused. You're one of my bots, not one of Ezra's.


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11 Feb 2020, 6:34 pm

I like to think there is a mod somewhere currently performing in-depth ISP checks.



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11 Feb 2020, 6:57 pm

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I like to think there is a mod somewhere currently performing in-depth ISP checks.

And rubbing hands together and whispering, I've got them now!


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13 Feb 2020, 10:23 am

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And we are going to keep our little dog "Checkers".

I don't care what they say!