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Alternative to caption competition....(16 posts)

Alternative to caption competition....Teaser
Jan 29, 2002 9:52 AM
How about this? Nominate (and post if you can find the link) the following (I think 2 categories):-

1) The worst advice/flamebaitiest/plain dumbist cycling post to have appeared on the board.

2) The worst peice of ignorant/arrogant/staggeringly unenlightened/conceited/uneducated/irrational/just plan dumb post to have appreared on the non-cycling board (tough call, but have a go).

We would make it a monthly competiton (1st one open for all up to today) and ask Gregg for some suitable prize, like a cycling dunce's cap or similar?

Oh yeah, and BTW, this post automatically excluded from the above:-)

That way, when things get a little "emotional" you can make you reply with the words "POST OF THE MONTH WINNER"...

Mama always told me...mr_spin
Jan 29, 2002 10:13 AM
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything.

Corrections are OK.
Disagreements are OK.
Humiliation doesn't serve a lot of purpose.
What about a little fun...Eh?
Jan 29, 2002 10:31 AM
before the board disappears entirely up it's own unmentionable hole?

My mamma always said "if you can't take a joke, get out of the Army" :-)
Isn't that the point though?muncher.
Jan 29, 2002 10:37 AM
I agree with you to a point, but surely if people are posting things, the repetition of which humiliates them, well then have they not got it coming?

Just a thought.
Jan 29, 2002 10:52 AM
Some people do have it coming, especially on this board. Just to be clear, I see nothing wrong with:

1. Poking someone with a stick, giving them enough rope, leading them to the kill, etc.
2. Teasing, joking, gentle rubs, malaprops, double entendres, etc.
3. Pointing out the error of one's ways.

I think we can all have our fun, but responding with "POST OF THE DAY" is often just mean for mean's sake. I get so sick of people hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet to humilate others.

Creative people will always find ways to get their digs in, while giving the appearence of staying above the fray. POST OF THE DAY is about as uncreative as you can get.
Hmm, good points, but...muncher.
Jan 29, 2002 11:00 AM
Does seem a shame to dispense with a potentially useful way of dismissing obviouly silly posts with a curt remark, rather than weighing in with a load of imflamatory banter, which almost always seems to happen, unless you are like me and too lazy to get bothered.

May have a democratic angle to it also. Someone suggets "POST OF THE MONTH" as a response - and, if it's that kind of post, others can weight in with POTM agreement, rather than adding ever increasing lenghts of wordy condemnation and personal attacks.

Not that it matters either way particularly - slow day at the office...
Who's to decide? You?FBM
Jan 29, 2002 10:54 AM
Who made you Judge and jury?
To be fair, s/he didn't suggest that they would be the judge.nmmuncher.
Jan 29, 2002 11:02 AM
To clarifymuncher.
Jan 29, 2002 10:38 AM
I'm thinking about category 2 there...
All your base are belong to us. (nm)FBM
Jan 29, 2002 10:52 AM
Move 'zig'. For great justice. nmmr_spin
Jan 29, 2002 10:56 AM
Whazzat mean? nmAnchorman
Jan 29, 2002 11:07 AM
This explains everythingmr_spin
Jan 29, 2002 11:46 AM
re: Alternative to caption competition....JS166
Jan 29, 2002 12:45 PM
If you disagree with something someone says wouldn't it be more productive to state your argument against or maybe just ignore it, as some flame bait deserves. Flame bait can justify a dose of ridicule reality sometimes but using ridicule and humiliation to somehow continue a point after it is made is just the sign of a strained, weak and negative mind. Why do you think using negative energy creates something positive?
re: Alternative to caption competition....Spinchick
Jan 29, 2002 2:32 PM
Sounds like something all the lame, anonymous trolls will latch on to pretty obnoxiously. I can envision every other thread full of subject lines saying, "POST OF THE MONTH."
Which would be a step forward for lots...nmTruth
Jan 31, 2002 1:26 AM