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It is interesting to compare comments responding to a thread title to those responding to the first or subsequent posts.
This thread makes me really mad. I can't tell if I'm madder at the drunken idiot who decided to pick a fight and spew his garbage on the forums while ruining the mood of a very good blog post, or the arrogant 2100 who responds to the idiots by being "ironically sarcastic".
There will be no more of this disgusting behavior or I will have the forum mods lock this thread and no one will have the last word then.
If you make youself a target don't get pissed if we shoot.
This is hilarious. Ziryab starts a thread called "Shameless Self-Promotion" and then gets upset when people treat him like he is shamelessly self-promoting himself.
Who's upset? You need to review your Psych 101 notes.
Ziryab, your shameless self promotion isn't working, and your references to psych are revealing. Someone as emphatic as you are about having the last word, who is as much a blowhard and starts fights as often as you do would often feel bad, and their feeling bad would be a healthy sign. That you don't feel bad about your shameless disrespect for people is not something I'd brag about.
Why should he feel shame for having little to no respect for folks he doesn't know?
I'm confused, but that's natural.
Karl?! You're back! You're as silly as ever.
Some forum posters earn respect; others earn disrespect. I have earned open hostility from those who have shown themselves worthy of disrespect. I'm not certain why that should cause me any concern.
If you cannot post in this thread, you might try http://www.chess.com/forum/view/community/come-here-if-youve-been-blocked-by-ziryab.
Very common and useful techinique (often missed by decent club players), with an added example of how it it might come into play irl.
I don't see how this could draw any negative comment, but whatever.
It was the original title of the thread ("shameless self-promotion") combined with the links to my Chess Skills blog that brought down the ire of the self-righteous.
If it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck and even looks like a duck then you can be pretty damn sure its a frigging duck.
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