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  • 4 months ago · Quote · #61

    kaynight

    Brother of Sir- don- ic.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #62

    42rick42

     Personally, I liked the good old days when neither satire or sarcasm was necessary. You just told called the fool  f**king stupid and got smacked down or not. Not being the thin-skinned political correctness police censors of today, first guy to hit the floor bought the next round and the winner racked the pool table. What problem? That tooth popped right back in! No harm no foul.

     The best thing about getting old is getting away with being a curmudgeon!

     Academics types, please continue. It might be the most intelligent discussion I've read on line for a while.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #63

    December_TwentyNine

    yedddy wrote:

    i think it boils down to jealousy. people ban highly intelligent people from their forums so they don't continue to upstage them and steal their glory. it's a form of predjudice and it needs to stop!

    Yes of course, milord. If a fully incompetent user starts a thread with a rather ridiculous question who had obviously put no thought process behind his idea in the first place, then a "sarcastic" person comes along and makes an example out of him using a really good point, then that incompetent user is definetly going to get offended. He may even start a pointless argument, or even worse, a flame war! So to avoid all that butt-hurt, he just simply bans that "sarcastic" user.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #64

    thatchamUK

    “Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?'

    Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?”


    Sarcasm is never completely wasted.
  • 3 months ago · Quote · #65

    yedddy

    December_TwentyNine wrote:
    yedddy wrote:

    i think it boils down to jealousy. people ban highly intelligent people from their forums so they don't continue to upstage them and steal their glory. it's a form of predjudice and it needs to stop!

    Yes of course, milord. If a fully incompetent user starts a thread with a rather ridiculous question who had obviously put no thought process behind his idea in the first place, then a "sarcastic" person comes along and makes an example out of him using a really good point, then that incompetent user is definetly going to get offended. He may even start a pointless argument, or even worse, a flame war! So to avoid all that butt-hurt, he just simply bans that "sarcastic" user.

    at last, a truly intelligent person who is willing to speak the truth. kudos kind sir, kudos

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #66

    December_TwentyNine

    Thank you sire, thank you.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #67

    yedddy

    i've developed using excessive sarcasm at work because punching someone in their mouth is frowned upon by management

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #68

    kaynight

    Best display some decorum.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #69

    December_TwentyNine

    That doesn't work for me. I need to walk away, because the closer I am to those people, the more than likely I will be able to hear them.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #70

    PLAVIN81

    Sarcasim showes over zealous Good for determinationSmile

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #71

    yedddy

    Courtney_McDaniels wrote:

    i have never been banned for being sarcastic

    just wait. either your sarcasm lacks the appropriate sting, or you haven't found the right loser yet.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #72

    December_TwentyNine

    Either that or his posts just get deleted, which he didn't mention. My sarcasm comes in memes sometimes and chess.com has a "image spamming" policy, EVEN IF THE MEME IS CHESS RELATED!!!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #73

    42rick42

    yeddy, Exactly! Sarcasm is an evolutionary advancemet in a humanistic society. Though, slapping some fool silly to straighten him out is probably a better social tool for the species survival.  Thus, we are to civilized to preserve a strong evolutionary social structure and eventually the idiots will take over (more) and we'll be made to not use sarcasm in retaurants, stores and such. Small groups of people huddled outside an Applebys being snarky about the fools inside, scaring away the smokers and helping stop cancer! Therefore, we should be applauded for our civic responsibility, since we do everything right and know it because others do it differently and they dress funny.

    I love chess.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #74

    yedddy

    and, in an utter worst case scenario,  i've been blocked from commenting on a certain forum which means the 'tracking comments' option isn't available for me to un-check. this leaves me completly helpless against receiving an update anytime someone posts to the topic. simply awful.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #75

    kaynight

    Just ignore it, we have all been there.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #76

    yedddy

    if you are blocked from posting in a forum then there is no 'tracking comments' option at the bottom of the page to un-check. so, in effect, i receive the alerts when someone posts but cannot comment back or remove my tracking!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #77

    yedddy

    breaking news for chess.com forum users: rumour has it that the staff at chess.com are looking into the logistics of billing a surcharge of $0.05 everytime a user makes a snide remark. furthermore studies at harvard and yale have shown that users of sarcasm are twice as likely to think twice before speaking if such levies are imposed. interesting, huh?

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #78

    kaynight

    Some of us will soon be bankrupt then.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #79

    yedddy

    i know, right? with every waking breath, it is all that i can do to not post degrading comments on some of these forums!


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