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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:35 AM
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Poe's Law
It would seem that what just might be classic examples of Poe's Law are starting to appear with increasing frequency. What is the best strategy to deal with it?

I would think that ignoring it completely, after labeling it as a Poe, would be the best idea, so as not to encourage more.

Responding seems to only worsen the situation. Thoughts?
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 03:48 PM
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1. I'm waiting for a big flame out followed by a pizza delivery. n/t
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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 08:31 PM
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6. How do you guys always know what the other is referring to?
I'm so out of the loop. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 08:32 PM
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7. We spend way too much time in R/T
You're probably better for not spending all that time there, but you also won't immediately know what's going on.
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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 08:43 PM
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8. I've been going there more often as of late.
Also, I am becoming a bit of an anti-theist. Going there is speeding it up. Soooo, could you clue me in to what we are ignoring. :shrug:
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 08:47 PM
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9. A certain, Stalin and Mao mentioning poster is suspected of being a Poe. n/t
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:20 AM
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11. A humble man, no doubt.
That perhaps some have considered a bum. But I assure you I would never engage in such name-calling.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 06:33 PM
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2. I'm not sure that one's a Poe
But some planned ignoring would likely lead to extinction, or at least reduction, of the obnoxious behavior. I'm in if you are.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 06:59 PM
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3. I don't think it's a Poe, either.
As I've said elsewhere, if it is a Poe, it's pretty impressive.

I'm game for a planned ignore.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 07:01 PM
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4. Count me in.
It'll probably lead to an increase followed by an abrupt end.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 07:24 PM
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5. I've been ignoring that one for a long time.
Totally worth it.
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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 09:20 PM
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10. That's the beautiful thing about the law. You just can't tell.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:17 AM
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12. For the first time (I think), I have someone on ignore. n/t
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:41 AM
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13. So poe or not, totally ignoring it seems to be the consensus.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 10:43 AM by cleanhippie
I will not add another name to my ignore list, for I would miss the little gems of wisdom, but I will no longer be responding in any way.






Well, on second thought, maybe I will respond to SOME of the posts with my favorite new smiley...




Feel free to use it yourself.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 02:42 PM
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14. I'm like a drunk
I just can't keep away from it.

Though I have made a concerted effort just keep the discussion on topic.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 07:24 PM
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15. Another live one
Apparently now merely typing as an atheist is "religion bashing". :eyes:
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:26 AM
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16. Actually, if it's the post I'm thinking of, it said 'region bashing'
Though as a non-American I haven't followed it carefully, I know that a number of southern Americans on GD feel that the South is bashed too much, and stereotyped as universally right-wing. I think the post was referring to that. Admittedly in R/T it would more usually be 'religion bashing'!
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 09:22 AM
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18. Someone else pointed that out to me
Given the forum I mistook "region" for "religion". I still don't get how that person thought mentioning the fact that NC has lots of churches was "region bashing".
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:29 AM
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17. Don't know about Poe
But there have been one or two posters who seem to *hate* atheists. I'm not talking about disagreement, or oversensitivity to criticism, but about people who truly consider atheists as a generally evil and dangerous group.

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