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This has taken a really unpleasant turn, and Mordy seems determined to turn this into yet another clusterfuck of personal unpleasantness. Can you just lock the thread, please?

If you could push a button and simply cease to exist, would you press it?

I won't be checking ILX for the rest of the evening, so I will not be contributing to this thread or checking its progress, but please can you just nip this in the bud before it blows up again. Thanks.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Friday, 12 October 2012 13:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Mods, can you lock this thread? It's pretty big and I've started a new thread.

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the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 October 2012 18:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Go here now:
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WmC, Monday, 15 October 2012 18:32 (six years ago) Permalink

whoops

WmC, Monday, 15 October 2012 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

got it

WmC, Monday, 15 October 2012 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

hay wmc i sent u a webmail fyi

--bob marley (lag∞n), Monday, 15 October 2012 20:08 (six years ago) Permalink

I got it, thank you for your mail.

Regarding the original threadlock request: my opinion is that the "cease to exist button" thread turned into a very good discussion of existential angst, arguments for and against existence, etc etc, so I didn't see a good enough reason to lock it. Threadstarters aren't thread-owners, imo, and these things will organically go where they will after an initial period of -- what? personality-flexing? territorial pissing? -- whatever. And then they live or die on their merits, and the button thread has lots of merit.

WmC, Monday, 15 October 2012 20:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Threadstarters aren't thread-owners, imo

this seems to be a *controversial issue* on ilx

the late great, Monday, 15 October 2012 20:27 (six years ago) Permalink

My opinion on that is merely my own.

WmC, Monday, 15 October 2012 20:29 (six years ago) Permalink

wmc for mod

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Monday, 15 October 2012 20:31 (six years ago) Permalink

If nominated, I will not scrum; if elected, I will not swerve.

WmC, Monday, 15 October 2012 20:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Threadstarters aren't thread-owners, imo

THANK YOU. I have seen this come up over and over on ILX in the 10 years ive been here and Ive never agreed with it.

Una Stubbs' Tears (Trayce), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:49 (six years ago) Permalink

(never agreed with thread starters owning/controlling threads, that is)

Una Stubbs' Tears (Trayce), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:50 (six years ago) Permalink

Meta - Thread/Topic Ownership

buzza, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah I was thinking we'd touched on this before. Probably 8927483495 times tbh.

Una Stubbs' Tears (Trayce), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 03:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Some are, some aren't.

Mark G, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 10:14 (six years ago) Permalink

if an ilx beef threatens to take over a perfectly innocent thread you can politely direct people here.

since no one is actually going to stfu could you please stop this

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:20 (six years ago) Permalink

whats the explication for locking that thread

--bob marley (lag∞n), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Will lock every attempt to keep this shit pipe flowing in other threads as well.

WmC, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

anyone it bothers should just ignore it and not engage, is my understanding of ilx5 mod practice

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

just explain yrself

--bob marley (lag∞n), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

x-post are you serious?

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:23 (six years ago) Permalink

save us from ourselves !!

carne asada, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:23 (six years ago) Permalink

you know what, I think that thread went out on top.

sorcery is in the gutter (how's life), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh and pls delete my last post on that thread too. I shouldn't have hit send an I'm an idiot.

where is el airoporto? (dog latin), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

No you were 100% totally otm.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

nonsense dl

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Explanation: that thread had devolved into zero value except prurience, zing-merchantry and potential for real hurt.

WmC, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:25 (six years ago) Permalink

I applaud K3vin K. doing the terrier work and exposing the connection to jon/via/chi's abominable race war remarks.

sorcery is in the gutter (how's life), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:25 (six years ago) Permalink

STOP PLEASE

WmC, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Explanation: that thread had devolved into zero value except prurience, zing-merchantry and potential for real hurt.

― WmC, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:25 PM (12 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

while there may have been potential for real hurt, the first two descriptions are so off base as to be non sensical - would you really describe enbb sor dog latins posts as zings

--bob marley (lag∞n), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:27 (six years ago) Permalink

okay seriously can we stop with the fucking race war thing? i'm irl getting irritated with this completely unfunny "zing". i'm not beefing or anything else, just politley requesting that it ends.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:28 (six years ago) Permalink

idk wmc the thread would genuinely have had more value with a little more mod input than 'ignore everything from poster x' *lock*

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:28 (six years ago) Permalink

and if youre gonna police 'prurience, zing-merchantry' you better get busy locking a bunch of threads

--bob marley (lag∞n), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:29 (six years ago) Permalink

k3vin had absoltely no reason to bring it up again other than trying to stir shit up with me and part of me would really want to request the mods to do something about his shit, but i know that isn't going to happen. so all i'm doing is registering my polite request that he knocks it off.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:29 (six years ago) Permalink

jon - tbf that was actually hilarious

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:29 (six years ago) Permalink

and I don't think anyone thought even for a nanosecond that you were calling for race war

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:30 (six years ago) Permalink

okay seriously can we stop with the fucking race war thing? i'm irl getting irritated with this completely unfunny "zing". i'm not beefing or anything else, just politley requesting that it ends.

― HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:28 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

jon/via/chi, i'm sorry dude. I thought at the end of the whole thing last time we all sort of tacitly agreed to be lighthearted about the whole thing. I'll knock it off though, since you asked.

sorcery is in the gutter (how's life), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:31 (six years ago) Permalink

as for potential for real hurt mods better come up w/a better policy than locking threads, ignoring warning signs/cries for help, and praying everything turns out ok

--bob marley (lag∞n), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:31 (six years ago) Permalink

its def not hilarious. my point is more that idg why there is an entire thread about how we shouldn't let posters pile on each other etc etc but k3vin's bullshit is excused and overlooked because its somehow "hilarious".

(xpost)

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:31 (six years ago) Permalink

jon i know the race war jibe irks you but srsly man i wish you'd own that shit like a badge, shakey mo drowny style.

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:32 (six years ago) Permalink

regardless of whether anyone believes what he says or not, like, is it really that hard for people to understand why i wouldn't want someone going on and on in thread after thread trying to tie my display name to something like that?

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:32 (six years ago) Permalink

kind of reminds me of a mean-spirited "truth or dare" game I was on, on a bus in high school. I had to simulate a sex act with a chair, and was known as a chair-humper

it annoyed the shit out of me, but there were moments over the next few years where it'd be a funny punchline, so... whatever

so whenever you feel like getting pissed off at the race war comments, jon, just take this bit of advice from a chair-humper:

it gets better, and people forget the dumb joke if you ignore it

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:33 (six years ago) Permalink

I thought RS was responsible for that comment which I thought was funny at the time. If there's a whole thing around it and it's been following you around then I don't know about any of that.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:33 (six years ago) Permalink

i don't know this thing just reminds me of the cliques that evolve on here. even wcc has a handful of defenders and speaking up for when she goes on a tear about something. but i've repeatedly asked to not have to deal with this bullshit with k3vin and not one fucking person is willing to come to my defense. like, ugh, fuck this place lately.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:35 (six years ago) Permalink

lol chair humper

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Jon did not advocate for a race war #gotyourback

omar little, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:36 (six years ago) Permalink

i thought furniture was forks thing

bnw, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:37 (six years ago) Permalink

I leave the furniture alone these days, I mostly am into starting race wars

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:38 (six years ago) Permalink

p sure mh's employer will be interested to hear they've got a chair-humper on the payroll

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Ahhh, I see. So that's an actual term? I've never heard it and google only turned up strict cavemen eaters.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 17:49 (six years ago) Permalink

no pretty sure Andrew made it up on the spot, I am just a viking at deduction

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 17:50 (six years ago) Permalink

omg

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 17:51 (six years ago) Permalink

holy shit you guys i only just escaped, wmc actually locked me in a cage

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 17:52 (six years ago) Permalink

(removes joke about DJP's viking nature to avoid doxxing him)

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 17:59 (six years ago) Permalink

God I wish I could tell you about the argument my o/h had with my crazy neighbour today, it made ILX look like a Utopian future with everyone wearing white robes and agreeing things

kinder, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:29 (six years ago) Permalink

which we are, mainly!

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:29 (six years ago) Permalink

except about the agreement

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:29 (six years ago) Permalink

it included the phrase 'what's good for the goose is good for the gander' said in absolute fury. We're still not sure what she meant.

kinder, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:31 (six years ago) Permalink

i use that phrase!

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:31 (six years ago) Permalink

I think she meant she's a big fan of Ready For The World?

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:32 (six years ago) Permalink

it means 'if you can do it so can i' etc

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:32 (six years ago) Permalink

obv the classic turn of phrase is 'sauce' instead of 'good'

the oft-posited third fisherman (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:32 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbL2lMn34Oo

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:32 (six years ago) Permalink

a Utopian future with everyone wearing white robes and agreeing things
http://irenebrination.typepad.com/.a/6a00e55290e7c488330133ec9b73fd970b-500wi
The Shape of Zings to Come

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Are you fucking serious? The mods refuse to do anything about an ilxor contiuning to harass me and the thread I make to publically shame him gets locked?

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 19:40 (six years ago) Permalink

that thread was locked because ppl on it were being shitty towards you

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 19:42 (six years ago) Permalink

ok, fair enough then, my fault for not really reading it. didn't really want to know how shitty ppl were being. i've learned enough about ilx today to last me for awhile.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 19:45 (six years ago) Permalink

see you in a few days dude. feel better.

Mordy, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 19:47 (six years ago) Permalink

it was low-level shitty from my point of view but I agree that, given the feelings you've expressed, you made the right call in not really reading it

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 19:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Moved to I Must Protest.

let's have sex and then throw pottery (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:05 (six years ago) Permalink

... Why? There's little actual ongoing discussion here that shouldn't be broken out into its own thread and the original use for this, which was to request locking of a thread, is an unambiguous MRF topic.

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:07 (six years ago) Permalink

discussion only moved over here bc the other thread got locked

Mordy, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:10 (six years ago) Permalink

can I be a mod of I Love Cars?

sarahell, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:10 (six years ago) Permalink

i just want to say that i really don't think it's a good idea to engage anyone in a certain fashion continuously if they react really negatively to it. either you believe someone is really sensitive or you believe they're acting irrationally, and whatever the case may be sometimes it's an indicator or IRL shit and we probably shouldn't push those buttons (speaking as someone who may have pushed a few in the past.) people are pretty easy to ignore or not act out towards. i realize this is lol-depriving but lols can be had elsewhere.

omar little, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:10 (six years ago) Permalink

xp: when was the last time you changed your tranny fluid?

sorcery is in the gutter (how's life), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:12 (six years ago) Permalink

good question!

I feel like I Love Cars has so much unrealized potential

sarahell, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:15 (six years ago) Permalink

that's a great question, it could be asked on iltmi someday as well.

omar little, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Dan, the answer to "can you lock this thread" was made, now the threads gone meta.

let's have sex and then throw pottery (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:17 (six years ago) Permalink

seriously though, who is the mod of I Love Cars?

sarahell, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Lightning McQueen iirc

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:24 (six years ago) Permalink

sorry

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:25 (six years ago) Permalink

*sigh*

jon, i like you, really - i know it's hard to tell by the completely impersonal, silly joke/memes i make toward you like once a month, but really, i have nothing against you. please just relax

jon and kate catch h8 (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:32 (six years ago) Permalink

"completely impersonal" - that's disingenuous, because you know exactly how he reacts to your prodding, so when you make that silly joke you know it's going to enrage him something serious. At least own your trolling if you're going to do it, quit with the faux-naive.

boxall, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:14 (six years ago) Permalink

k3vin, you have, er, a little something, y'know, just there, just on, er, your display name.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:24 (six years ago) Permalink

haa

We demand justice: who murdered Chanel? (Matt P), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:25 (six years ago) Permalink

omg

sorcery is in the gutter (how's life), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:34 (six years ago) Permalink

facepalm

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:36 (six years ago) Permalink

i don't get it, and i really want to get it

down w/ obana...he is the reson were in dept (Z S), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:39 (six years ago) Permalink

kev's username references jvc and wcc, as a play on the defunct reality show John & Kate Plus 8

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:40 (six years ago) Permalink

oh, duh *facepalms for another reason*

i was looking at 8 like maybe it was a pair of balls and there was a penis somewhere in there

down w/ obana...he is the reson were in dept (Z S), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:42 (six years ago) Permalink

hahahahaha

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:43 (six years ago) Permalink

that's totally something I would do, Z

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:43 (six years ago) Permalink

haha omg

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:50 (six years ago) Permalink

ya my display name is pretty good

jon and kate catch h8 (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 23:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Congratulations, now change it so ilx doesn't continue to be a shitshow for even longer

costly pussy riot (jjjusten), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 00:12 (six years ago) Permalink

may i suggest

8=====D/--oo|..__

down w/ obana...he is the reson were in dept (Z S), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 00:18 (six years ago) Permalink

as a new display name, i mean

down w/ obana...he is the reson were in dept (Z S), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 00:18 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm sooooooo glad someone pushed a button and my long-ass rant on that thread that got locked ceased to exist! i am taking a vow of positivity.

scott seward, Wednesday, 17 October 2012 00:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Somebody should start a vow of positivity thread and then we can take bets on how long it takes to turn into a clusterfuck and get locked

skeevy wonder (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 05:54 (six years ago) Permalink


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