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Postby drowned_saved » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:33 am

should i be concerned?

of the twenty-seven threads i've "contributed to" since joining the eplaya in september, six must now be considered comatose and unresponsive, in other words, permanently vegatative.

somehow i doubt it that mine is the final word on any of the six, and yet my interventions seem to drain the life out of these conversations the way airplane toilets flush away shit, piss, and detritus...in a single, deafening rush of vacuumed suction.

could it really be true, what my dead grand-father told me so many years ago? is it really the case that nobody like a wise-acre?
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Re: self-confessed thread killer

Postby rogue agent » Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:04 am

drowned_saved wrote:could it really be true, what my dead grand-father told me so many years ago? is it really the case that nobody like a wise-acre?


Well I was gonna post to this thread, but then you went & posted to it before I could finish, so I guess it's dead now. See what you did?

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Postby Don Muerto » Mon Nov 10, 2003 7:55 am

THREAD KILLER!!!

(You can make it up to the community by washing my car.)
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Postby III » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:45 pm

you could learn from others here who seem to get plenty of responses to their posts, i think. as far as i can tell, your problems are twofold:

1) your posts are sensible, rational, and well explained, so that people are automatically convinced of your position and have no need to reply with refutations or requests for clarification.

2) you're witty enough that people are reluctant to post immediatly following you, lest they look dull and uninspired by comparison.
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Postby blyslv » Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:36 pm

You hit upon a phobia I have, it is actually a two fold phobia.

What if I start a thread and no one replies?

Don't I look silly when my post is the last one in a thread?

In either case I feel like I'm out there "twisting slowly in the wind..."

In any event I wouldn't worry about it too much. I think Trey is on to something also. Often I'll read a post, want to repond, but then I read through the responses and I often find that someone else said it better then I could have.
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Postby Wind_Borne » Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:13 pm

Dale Carnegie might observe that the best way to Win Friends and Influence People, or at least keep a thread going, would be to encourage others to talk, and then sit back and listen sincerely.

Of course we still want to hear from you.

Perhaps end your posts with a question or evocative remark.

Truth be told, I think we all fear we killed the thread when we see our name languishing in the last-poster column of the thread list.

To avoid killing this thread let me ask a question. Hmmm. OK, I got it. What is the lowest prime number greater than a googleplex?
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Postby Badger » Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:29 pm

What is the lowest prime number greater than a googleplex?


A: Dada.
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Postby blyslv » Mon Nov 10, 2003 3:07 pm

Wind_Borne wrote:What is the lowest prime number greater than a googleplex?


I know you are but what am I?
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Postby antron » Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:31 pm

do you ever worry about stopping conversation in the real world?

how often does it happen that the last thing you say is the last thing said?

does this change with the size of the group?

any similarities with your experience in e-life?
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Postby Badger » Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:43 pm

do you ever worry about stopping conversation in the real world?


Well, yeah. I mean, that's whay I never wear my penis gourd to church.
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Postby Raheer » Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:22 pm

Don Muerto wrote:THREAD KILLER!!!

(You can make it up to the community by washing my car.)


Naked.




























































Or not. It's entirely up to you....

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Postby Zane5100 » Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:56 pm

Chicken fucking.

That used to kill threads, but I don't know these days...
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Postby TestesInSac » Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:38 pm

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Postby Kinetic II » Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:39 pm

<YAWN!> It's so quiet in here. The silence and heavy air is making me very sleepy.....
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Postby thoughtsurfer » Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:13 pm

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Postby Blenderhead » Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:23 pm

Ba-a-a-a-dger is a hi-i-i-i-i-i-ppie...





Ba-a-a-a-a-a-adger is a hi-i-i-i-i-i-i-ippie...





Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-dger i-i-i-i-i-is a-a-a-a-a-a hi-i-i-i-ippie...
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Postby Kinetic II » Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:41 pm

There are some very bad things to do in this world. Teasing Badger is one of them.
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Postby drowned_saved » Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:43 pm

fine...even if it's just a few well directed taunts and jibes...at least the thread lives. it is....ALIVE.

or is it?
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Postby TawnyGnosis » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:46 pm

Drowned, I can relate to your concerns.

I recently posted the last message concerning bisexuality, with no response. I was hoping for a good conversation on the nature of gender but alas my attempted well thought out prose elicited no response.

Perhaps I don't belong on the Newbie-Playa anymore, it only seems vaguely interesting and an annoying network of exagerated and absurd flamers.

I miss the old one. sigh.
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Postby BlueBirdPoof » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:51 pm

Drowned, Tawney
I think I've killed more threads than anyone.

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I should probably check out that last post on bisexuality. Yesterday at the doctor the choices for gender "male, female, other (fill in blank)" almost weren't enough for me.
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Postby SED » Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:05 pm

Kinetic II wrote:There are some very bad things to do in this world. Teasing Badger is one of them.



Badger Shmadger. He's just a widdle biddy pussy cat.

Here, kitty, kitty kitty, kitty, kitty . . .
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Postby TawnyGnosis » Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:34 pm

"Drowned, Tawney
I think I've killed more threads than anyone.

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I should probably check out that last post on bisexuality. Yesterday at the doctor the choices for gender "male, female, other (fill in blank)" almost weren't enough for me.Back to top"

Oh no, not the additional "E" in my name again. No e, no e, no e. That little mispelling got me a year's worth of teasing( long annoying story).

While I believe we are born with certain reproductive organs, why do those organs determine what we will do for work, love, or anything else? I think gender is 90 % fabrication.

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Postby BlueBirdPoof » Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:40 pm

(contemplates going back and removing extraneous es)
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Postby BlueBirdPoof » Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:43 pm

Tawny
I fundamentally agree with you. I think there is some biological gender difference, but mostly it's culturally exageration. Why the fuss? And it's really, really weird having traits of 'both' genders. Talk about your "does not compute" with so many people.
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Postby TawnyGnosis » Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:18 pm

Personally, not computing with most people makes me feel a little bit better about my role in the world. I don't want to meet people's pre-conceived and limiting ideas about what I am supposed to be in this society. It's certainly fun to tweak those boundaries a little, or a lot.

I think that's why burning man is so appealing to me, it tweaks and expands upon people's fixed realities.
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Postby ramen » Tue Nov 18, 2003 9:38 pm

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I've read that women are more easily bisexual than men are. Guys tend to polarize either hetero or homo.

But, then again, what am I? The shadow knows...

Gah! Just had a chilling thought...what if you're the last post on the thread-killer thread. Someone help me out here.
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Postby tzimisce1313 » Tue Nov 18, 2003 9:56 pm

i think women tend to be more bi because women don't fear the stigma attached to saying they think that another woman is attractive.
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Postby TawnyGnosis » Tue Nov 18, 2003 10:13 pm

It's just a matter of the way we are socialized. Girls are able to express their same-sex desire in a way that is more cohesive to their socialized traits.

The stigma isn't as great either for women, because being bi can be seen as a fetish that men enjoy hearing about/seeing. It seems to be a controlled version of homosexuality, something that has a purpose.

Also think about the way traditional masculinity is revered in our culture? Action movies, muscle cars, sports, ultra fast productivity. For a man to engage in behavior that is perhaps marked "feminine", his value is decreased as a member of society.

I still stick to the point that, socialization steers a lot of men off the bisexual path and women onto it.
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Postby TawnyGnosis » Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:37 am

No...please don't make me the thread killer of the thread killer thread. My humiliation will be complete...

say something!!
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Postby DE FACTO » Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:52 am

TawnyGnosis wrote:No...please don't make me the thread killer of the thread killer thread. My humiliation will be complete...

say something!!


I think I can save you here. I'm use to getting beat up for a fellow burner.

tzimisce1313 wrote:i think women tend to be more bi because women don't fear the stigma attached to saying they think that another woman is attractive.


for a second there I thought I was on the wrong thread. hey wait a minute....

TawnyGnosis wrote:I still stick to the point that, socialization steers a lot of men off the bisexual path and women onto it.



makes me think back to another post that said something about men being jealous of women because women can at least be able to, if anything be without fear of being stigmatized; just to paraphrase.

I belive there are still those that don't let the socialization steer them off the bisexual path. They just can't do very much about it sometimes.
The world is still a very complicated and volitile place.

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