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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:13 PM

Beware of Trolls Pretending to Clutch Pearls!

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Reply Beware of Trolls Pretending to Clutch Pearls! (Original post)
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 OP
Renew Deal Jul 2019 #1
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #2
GoCubsGo Jul 2019 #3
Baltimike Jul 2019 #10
GusBob Jul 2019 #4
USALiberal Jul 2019 #5
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #6
sop Jul 2019 #7
USALiberal Jul 2019 #8
sop Jul 2019 #12
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #13
Baltimike Jul 2019 #9
malaise Jul 2019 #11
lunatica Jul 2019 #14

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:16 PM

1. You said "clutch pearls!"

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:19 PM

2. I know the phrase "pearl clutching" already carries a certain

disingenuous intent, but I thought I would add "pretending" to make it doubly obvious.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:22 PM

3. Yeah, been noticing a lot more of them lately.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:45 PM

10. They dish it, but they can't take it....and clutch, clutch clutch. nt

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:22 PM

4. I know right?

We need more feinting couches around here

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:24 PM

5. Paranoid? Or links to some proof? nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:27 PM

6. Can't tell you

Gut feeling from a response to a posting earlier.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:33 PM

7. I call it concern trolling

"The action or practice of disingenuously expressing concern about an issue in order to undermine or derail genuine discussion."

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Response to sop (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:43 PM

8. How do you separate it from legit concern? nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:49 PM

12. The same way you separate fainting couch pearl-clutching from expressing a legit concern

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 07:35 PM

13. Suppose the same view has been expressed several times before

and there has been a lot of agreement. But now said issue gets alerted on or users you've never heard of suddenly become "concerned" that the view is too dangerous and post their disagreement. Then you can safely assume there are pearl clutching trolls.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:44 PM

9. AMEN AMEN AMEN. nt

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 06:48 PM

11. I hear you

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 07:53 PM

14. Yeah, I had a post removed because I called one out.

The pearl clutching was especially obvious. My years of being here simply arenít meaningful enough to some obvious pearl clutching super low count pretenders.

If this gets me banned then good riddance.

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