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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by doug, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Nonsense statements like this and other things you've said get my troll senses tingling. Tread lightly.
     
  2. ESdude

    ESdude Member

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    You know, exposing one's ignorance is very damaging to one's reputation. :wink:

    There is a certain thing called "Systems theory".

    And there is that "nonsense" thing called "complex system" (Complex system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

    Try not to underestimate people (especially on this forum).
     
  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Understand that I have to be more sensitive to trollish behavior than others, and accusing someone of hand waving while hand waving oneself is a classic tell. Anyhow, consider it a friendly warning.
     
  4. ESdude

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    Actually there were no hand waving on my part. And I find your passive aggressive "friendly warning" after your own "nonsense" post (and by your own standards very-very trollish one) is highly inappropriate. I'm still waiting for your apology by the way.

    What I'm doing here is I'm trying to keep the conversation grounded on reality. We're all like minded people here and if we do not make a conscious effort to stay close to said reality we'll end up as that Fox News crowd - driftin' rudderless into the groupthink ocean.
     
  5. Lloyd

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    Those who don't at least listen to what "Fox News Crowd" has to say and make up thier own mind have a broken rudder that will drift aimlessly to the left in a continuous circle!
     
  6. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    I'm a physics guy, so perhaps we have a different definition of hand waving. At any rate, your tone got the moderators' antennae up. I tried to start with a gentle ribbing and a mild warning. Now you are more firmly warned. It might just be a misunderstanding (and if so please don't take offense), but we err on the side of caution.
     
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    FYI, I also got a sense of troll-like behaviour from your previous posts, quite independent of and prior to Doug's replies. And calling a moderator a troll is a classic sign of a troll.

    You make some good points but please moderate the tone of them.
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    ESdude ... for the record, we were all the smartest one in the class. (Okay, most of us.) I read several of your posts in different threads and found myself feeling *slightly* patronized. I don't like feeling patronized, even *slightly*. I think what people are reacting to is a tone that suggests you believe you're here to educate us. I accept you may not mean it that way.

    So let's ALL (in caps, meaning ALL) just start over. Peace. Kumbayah. Group hug. -fluffs hair-
     
  9. Doug_G

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    Personally, I appreciate doug's gentle moderator efforts.

    Just for future reference, adding "No offense. :biggrin:" does not make an offensive statement inoffensive.
     
  10. AnOutsider

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    isn't making a whole thread calling him out, also kind of trollish?
     
  11. doug

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    TROLL!! :tongue:

    Perhaps unfortunate, but I prefer to move off topic stuff out of the original thread.

    There is precedent:

    just an allusion
    chimpanzee's big project
    Finkenbusch
     
  12. vfx

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    And me!
     
  13. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Ah, a split thread. I thought it was just a brand new thread made for this purpose.


    ...as you were then!
     

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