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DimPrawn
2nd July 2009, 12:05
People ask perfectly decent reasonable questions and yet every thread descends into farce.

Why is this?

Churchill
2nd July 2009, 12:06
Bollocks!

DiscoStu
2nd July 2009, 12:10
<milan>

It's all the new people. Before they joined, this forum was nothing but reasoned debate, world-class comedy and green fields.

</milan>

sweetandsour
2nd July 2009, 12:10
Bollocks!I don't think that you are qualified to make that judgement. :fight:

DimPrawn
2nd July 2009, 12:10
<milan>

It's all the new people. Before they joined, this forum was nothing but reasoned debate, world-class comedy and green fields.

</milan>

WHS. Where are the intellectual heavyweights?

Drewster
2nd July 2009, 12:11
People ask perfectly decent reasonable questions and yet every thread descends into farce.

Why is this?

That is a very good question, and one to which I have given a considerable amount of thought.

The conclusion I have come to is that we are all <insert your own> and most of the time we don't actually frequent this site for intelligent, reasoned debate we only come here to bitch and snipe and to make bad taste jokes.

I think that on the few occasions we come here for such intelligent reasoned debate we are likely to be disappointed.... although quite often among the dross, name calling and other tulip there can be "threads within threads" which are actually quite interesting.

Errrrrrrr Hows that?

sasguru
2nd July 2009, 12:11
WHS. Where are the intellectual heavyweights?

Hello. You called?

Drewster
2nd July 2009, 12:12
Hello. You called?

Oh yeah - and SASGuru exists!

cailin maith
2nd July 2009, 12:16
WHS. Where are the intellectual heavyweights?

They post on a forum for intellectual heavyweights, not this one.

HTH :wink

RichardCranium
2nd July 2009, 12:20
quite often there can be "threads within threads" which are actually quite interesting.

Errrrrrrr Hows that?Funny, that, innit? Like those little cliques that form at confereces that discuss something relevant and of interest despite the overall agenda being dull. Perhaps it is the anarchist in us, or conversely, how, as social animals, we bond.

What do you make of it?

Moscow Mule
2nd July 2009, 12:24
What do you make of it?

Cheese. I blame the parents. And the government.

ace00
2nd July 2009, 12:24
They post on a forum for intellectual heavyweights, not this one.

HTH :wink


( www.intellectualheavyweights.com )

MPwannadecentincome
2nd July 2009, 12:26
Yes funny that, almost as if there is a competition for how many sub-threads can be spawned off as tangents to the original.

It does seem the way some people respond that they are looking for a fight - they should just start a thread entitled: "come on - if you think you're hard enough!"

ace00
2nd July 2009, 12:26
.... "come on - if you think you're hard enough!"

Well are you? I don't think you are. :banana:

Drewster
2nd July 2009, 12:27
Funny, that, innit? Like those little cliques that form at confereces that discuss something relevant and of interest despite the overall agenda being dull. Perhaps it is the anarchist in us, or conversely, how, as social animals, we bond.

What do you make of it?

That'll be all the Contractors "networking".........
Many years ago when I was a permie (a permie civil servant at that) I went to "Conferences" and "User Groups" earnestly thinking: "This will be a good oportunity to have a deep conversation with like minded individuals and discuss the technical and administrative issues we experience with ProductX"

I fairly soon discovered that they comprised of 3 groups:
a) People schmooozing and touting for jobs (I don't mean this in a derogatory sense)..
b) People "sitting it out" until the Drink up at the end when they could get ratted at others expense...
c) The few naive ones who ticked off thier Agenda and tried to schedule in at least 4 off-line Presentations a day......

Drewster
2nd July 2009, 12:32
Yes funny that, almost as if there is a competition for how many sub-threads can be spawned off as tangents to the original.

It does seem the way some people respond that they are looking for a fight - they should just start a thread entitled: "come on - if you think you're hard enough!"

Try to keep up at the back: SAS did that hours ago......

OFFS I am bigging up SAS now what is the world coming to???
<Drewster wanders off shaking head in bewilderment>

MPwannadecentincome
2nd July 2009, 12:58
Well are you? I don't think you are. :banana:

You're right - I'm not! Who cares?

Bagpuss
2nd July 2009, 14:44
People ask perfectly decent reasonable questions and yet every thread descends into farce.

Why is this?

Pot Kettle Black

Amiga500
2nd July 2009, 16:26
WHS. Where are the intellectual heavyweights?

Oh sorry, I've been busy today.