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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #135 on: January 22, 2020, 12:49:49 pm »
Maybe you think this is like a lecture hall, where an OP declares a topic and everybody responds only to that and not each other

and I know where you're coming from--I'd always get frustrated when people didn't bite the hook in the way I'd hoped and we get sucked into a lengthy subthread about the definition of magic or unpacking doubts about astral projection (that's all on you, btw... you enthusiastically followed that trail away from your OP)

and maybe now you're thinking -- no, a thread is more like a conversation at a party, people are sharing their thoughts with each other, and sometimes that takes on a momentum of its own

but no, you'd be wrong there, too. This is the Recipe Forum.

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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #136 on: January 22, 2020, 01:00:21 pm »
it's like this thread was part of some sort of explosion and there was a strand that the posts were supposed to follow, but no matter what, every time a post tried to be "in the box" it would just get derailed again. . .


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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #137 on: January 22, 2020, 01:06:29 pm »
You give undue power to regulars.

Well, that's fairly telling.

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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #138 on: January 22, 2020, 01:14:14 pm »
It's such an awesome thing that this thread now has literally nothing to do with itself, for almost no reason.
I liked the "Universal Tedium Principle" bit.  I also learned something about wasps.

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What do you think my job is, on this forum?

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One person comes along and says, "This is bullshit because hurrdadurddhurr" and everything collapses. You give undue power to regulars. It's like points for showing up.
This is bullshit because you've disengaged from your own arguments, and are now just blaming everyone else.  You can't win a boxing match by stepping out of the ring and yelling at the audience. That would be pro wrestling.
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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #139 on: January 22, 2020, 01:30:33 pm »
It's such an awesome thing that this thread now has literally nothing to do with itself, for almost no reason.

You guys are so good at your jobs, I wonder if you even remember what your jobs are.

One person comes along and says, "This is bullshit because hurrdadurddhurr" and everything collapses. You give undue power to regulars. It's like points for showing up.

And I wonder why I got bored here.

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What has happened (obviously) is that you are not predestined to discuss these things. When you try, the BIP forces us through no fault of our own to gang up on you and tear the conversation to pieces in order to preserve the time strand.
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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #140 on: January 22, 2020, 01:42:57 pm »
It's such an awesome thing that this thread now has literally nothing to do with itself, for almost no reason.

oh there's a reason

Your pattern on this forum is to show up every 2-3 months, immediately climb up into the Throne of Judgment, and lecture everybody about how we're neglecting our sacred responsibilities to The Discordian Society.

if you could change your pattern, you would get different reactions


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You guys are so good at your jobs, I wonder if you even remember what your jobs are.

:lulz: I definitely forgot my "job title"

oh yeah-------POPE

I hereby use my papal powers to forgive myself for not leaving the thread when I knew I should have

which was literally your second post in the thread -- people asked you to clarify your confusing metaphor, and you said "I just told you..." and linked to an hour and a half long video (because I'm going to spend an hour and a half getting the background needed to discuss your 9 sentence post...)

by post 2, you were already climbing up the throne. How's the view up there, your holiness?

anyway,


see you in 2 months when you're drunk and need people to yell at for some reason


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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #141 on: January 22, 2020, 01:53:22 pm »
You give undue power to regulars. It's like points for showing up.
And what powers are they, you are aware The Mgt hasn't signed in in years, there is no one at the wheel
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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #142 on: January 22, 2020, 02:00:10 pm »
THEN WHO IS DRIVING CAR?

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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #143 on: January 22, 2020, 02:18:10 pm »
You give undue power to regulars.

You don't seem to understand properly how primates function in group settings.

That is hardly our fault.
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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #144 on: January 22, 2020, 02:19:31 pm »
It's such an awesome thing that this thread now has literally nothing to do with itself, for almost no reason.

You guys are so good at your jobs, I wonder if you even remember what your jobs are.

One person comes along and says, "This is bullshit because hurrdadurddhurr" and everything collapses. You give undue power to regulars. It's like points for showing up.

And I wonder why I got bored here.

Mission Accomplished! Das vidanya.

What has happened (obviously) is that you are not predestined to discuss these things. When you try, the BIP forces us through no fault of our own to gang up on you and tear the conversation to pieces in order to preserve the time strand.

This is why we call Pango "The Chairman of the Board."
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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #145 on: January 22, 2020, 02:19:53 pm »
THEN WHO IS DRIVING CAR?

Do you really want to know?
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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #146 on: January 22, 2020, 02:21:22 pm »

Your pattern on this forum is to show up every 2-3 months, immediately climb up into the Throne of Judgment, and lecture everybody about how we're neglecting our sacred responsibilities to The Discordian Society.


The only reason I joined this Goddamn religion is because I am encouraged to neglect my duties as a member.
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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #147 on: January 22, 2020, 02:27:42 pm »
you know what though, Elvis-- looking through the archive, you haven't had one of these UR ALL DUMB episodes in like a year, so let me retract some of the acid; maybe I'm overreacting to Elvis(2017)

Like I said, for what it's worth, I felt like I had a good discussion both with you and with others in the thread - it's why it's so annoying to have you flip into the pidgeon-on-the-chessboard mode

all things considered
it IS nice to see some ENERGY here



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Re: The Functionality of the Black Iron Prison
« Reply #148 on: January 22, 2020, 04:54:11 pm »
THEN WHO IS DRIVING CAR?

ERIS IS DRIVING CAR!
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