How to Win an Argument Over the Internet
Posted Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:41 PM
Alright, I'm going to make a version of his advice here... A modified version so to speak since I still believe discussion is helpful, when it's truly honest and respectful. BTW, I have erred a few too many times regarding arguments on the Internet... Mostly because I'm a little annoyed by narcissistic attitudes, but believe me, I'm trying to correct my ways, and instead of responding to the replies of people who argue just for the sake of pretending that they actually won something when all they meant was to put others down, I just block them so I never have to read their obnoxious posts putting down others ever again.
So here we go...
Posted Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:57 PM
«As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.»
Disclaimer: You will need to be somewhat familiar with infinitesimal calculus to understand this law...
Posted Mon Nov 07, 2011 01:04 PM
People who argue to win are undoubtedly aiming at the prize...
ETA: yes, you still need to be somewhat conversant with infinitesimal calculus to assess "dickfinity"
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Posted Mon Nov 07, 2011 06:40 PM
Lol Jade, you're probably like me... I lead such a pastoral life where people are really nice to me and I'm always try to pleasant as well. I suppose I get a thrill when I talk to customer service people or government people because I can see myself transforming into some kind of Olivezilla... One thing is that I never do is to insult them as people, they're doing their job as well as they've been trained or paid for.
Now, maybe we should spend some time trying to master the art... I mean, this is an actual book that you can buy...
And this is what the editors say about the book...
Now, for the first time, anonymous internet guru Noseybonk reveals the ploys, tactics and strategems of Blogmanship: the art of winning arguments on the internet without really knowing what you are talking about.
All this week, The Dabbler will be publishing exclusive extracts from new handbook The Theory and Practice of Blogmanship, which is now available as an eBook from Amazon. In the first part, Noseybonk explains the general principles and aims of the blogman, before moving on to more practical tips tomorrow…
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Posted Thu Nov 10, 2011 04:43 PM
Couldn't resist. Yet another universal law uncovered!!!
There you go! The only way to explain this is with infinitesimal calculus...
Thank you monsieur! That goes as another exhibit...
Posted Thu Nov 10, 2011 04:49 PM