Top 7 Guaranteed Flamebait / Troll Topics (to avoid)...

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    Aug 31, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    1. Feminine vs. Masculine/Straight Acting

    2. Israel vs. Palestine Gay Racism

    3. Conservative/Republican Gays vs. Liberal/Democrat Gays

    4. The non-Existence of Bisexuals (ie sexuality is binary) vs. Everyone is some shade of bisexual (sexuality is a spectrum)

    5. "God" vs. "Rationality", ie "God hates gays, therefore gays should hate God"

    6. Posting chatlogs or screencaps of chatlogs (I'm guilty of this on one occasion lol...)

    7. MOTD campaign threads

    I'm sure there are plenty more, but these five seem to be the biggest sources of LULZ on these boards...



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    Aug 31, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    8. Don't forget those who post mulitple posts complaining about their relationship and never take ANYONES ADVICE.

    9. Four line titles that tell you everything and then nothing in the subject

    10. Topics with no real content

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    Aug 31, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    TOPICS WITH ALL CAPSLOCKS IN THEM! CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL BITCHES!
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    Aug 31, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    and some others:

    Pride Parades

    Open relationships

    Any thread started by a certain Aussie with horrendous spelling
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    Aug 31, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    Anything else I post that isn't #6 or a metal thread
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    Aug 31, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidand some others:

    Pride Parades

    Open relationships

    Any thread started by a certain Aussie with horrendous spelling


    You mean the pure gold star gay who has deleted his account 3 times and still come back? Its like that lost puppy dog, who gets beaten but still returns because no one will every pay attention to him...
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    I think discussions about race can be healthy if everyone can leave their egos at the door.
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI think discussions about race can be healthy if everyone can leave their egos at the door.


    It is not healthy. This is what it boils down to:

    "Everyone except blacks are racists"
    "Im not racist"
    "Your white, your opinion doesnt count."

    I mean, its childish.
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI think discussions about race can be healthy if everyone can leave their egos at the door.


    Discussions about race can be healthy if everyone is open and willing to engage, even when faced with difficult issues. The problem is, people make too many demands and there isn't enough discussion.
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    Simurgh said
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI think discussions about race can be healthy if everyone can leave their egos at the door.


    It is not healthy. This is what it boils down to:

    "Everyone except blacks are racists"
    "Im not racist"
    "Your white, your opinion doesnt count."

    I mean, its childish.



    I don't think it's so much "you're white your opinion doesn't count" so much as until stated otherwise you lack the experience and understanding of having had your race been something that works against you in your daily life. Which lets face it, when people say things like "oh it's not really that bad" or "you should just get over it", it only serves to make that point more relevant.

    And there are plenty of racists black people, my father being one of them.
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    FrostedFlakes said
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI think discussions about race can be healthy if everyone can leave their egos at the door.


    Discussions about race can be healthy if everyone is open and willing to engage, even when faced with difficult issues. The problem is, people make too many demands and there isn't enough discussion.


    When you demand that people "stop being so sensitive" it makes it difficult.
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    FrostedFlakes said
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI think discussions about race can be healthy if everyone can leave their egos at the door.


    Discussions about race can be healthy if everyone is open and willing to engage, even when faced with difficult issues. The problem is, people make too many demands and there isn't enough discussion.


    When you demand that people "stop being so sensitive" it makes it difficult.


    Well, sensitivity is a problem because if you aren't willing to discuss things with people who share different views due to you being too offended or prone to overreaction, then discourse gets nowhere.
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    FrostedFlakes said
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    FrostedFlakes said
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI think discussions about race can be healthy if everyone can leave their egos at the door.


    Discussions about race can be healthy if everyone is open and willing to engage, even when faced with difficult issues. The problem is, people make too many demands and there isn't enough discussion.


    When you demand that people "stop being so sensitive" it makes it difficult.


    Well, sensitivity is a problem because if you aren't willing to discuss things with people who share different views due to you being too offended or prone to overreaction, then discourse gets nowhere.


    Have you ever thought of the possibility that maybe you simply perceive it as being over sensitive or overreacting? Possibly your lack of understanding/experience prevents you from seeing it from their point of view?

    You are talking about some very personal and often times humiliating experiences in peoples lives and attempt to trivialize it as them simply being "too sensitive".
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    Have you ever thought of the possibility that maybe you simply perceive it as being over sensitive or overreacting? Possibly your lack of understanding/experience prevents you from seeing it from their point of view?

    You are talking about some very personal and often times humiliating experiences in peoples lives and attempt to trivialize it as them simply being "too sensitive".


    Then they should be more willing to stand up for themselves and, instead of demanding censorship of dissenting views, demand discourse so others understand those bad experiences better and can make sure to prevent them from happening in the future. Censoring a word isn't gonna do anything. Educating people will.
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI don't think it's so much "you're white your opinion doesn't count" so much as until stated otherwise you lack the experience and understanding of having had your race been something that works against you in your daily life. Which lets face it, when people say things like "oh it's not really that bad" or "you should just get over it", it only serves to make that point more relevant.

    And there are plenty of racists black people, my father being one of them.


    Good point - The majority seldom gets to experience life from the same
    perspective as a minority (although arguably almost everyone who is a member of RJ is a minority as being gay goes).

    But race is far less something that can be "hidden" than sexuality.

    Living in Japan for a short time - it was quite an eye-opener running into some aspects of institutionalized discrimination (however politely it was done) ... try finding an apartment on your own hook in Japan, outside of any agency that houses gaijin (foreigners).

    My milky white skin was not a big help in that case, heh.
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidand some others:

    Pride Parades

    Open relationships

    Any thread started by a certain Aussie with horrendous spelling
    You forgot any thread started by a certain south beach resident as well.
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
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    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI don't think it's so much "you're white your opinion doesn't count" so much as until stated otherwise you lack the experience and understanding of having had your race been something that works against you in your daily life. Which lets face it, when people say things like "oh it's not really that bad" or "you should just get over it", it only serves to make that point more relevant.

    And there are plenty of racists black people, my father being one of them.


    Good point - The majority seldom gets to experience life from the same
    perspective as a minority (although arguably almost everyone who is a member of RJ is a minority as being gay goes).

    But race is far less something that can be "hidden" than sexuality.

    Living in Japan for a short time - it was quite an eye-opener running into some aspects of institutionalized discrimination (however politely it was done) ... try finding an apartment on your own hook in Japan, outside of any agency that houses gaijin (foreigners).

    My milky white skin was not a big help in that case, heh.


    This is exactly what I'm saying. When you are part of the majority, these are things you don't think/worry about. It's not a personal fault or anything, it's simply the way society is set up. It only becomes an issue when the experiences of minorities are treated as unimportant or a non issue.

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    Aug 31, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    I did Ctrl+F and could not find the word Asian.
    You guys need to get on the ball!
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    Age discrimination, especially younger guys not wanting older guys. We need one of those threads right now.
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    Aug 31, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    FrostedFlakes saidAge discrimination, especially younger guys not wanting older guys. We need one of those threads right now.



    Lol, but then what about all the older guys that don't like older guys?
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    Aug 31, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    alphatrigger said
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI don't think it's so much "you're white your opinion doesn't count" so much as until stated otherwise you lack the experience and understanding of having had your race been something that works against you in your daily life. Which lets face it, when people say things like "oh it's not really that bad" or "you should just get over it", it only serves to make that point more relevant.

    And there are plenty of racists black people, my father being one of them.


    Good point - The majority seldom gets to experience life from the same
    perspective as a minority (although arguably almost everyone who is a member of RJ is a minority as being gay goes).

    But race is far less something that can be "hidden" than sexuality.

    Living in Japan for a short time - it was quite an eye-opener running into some aspects of institutionalized discrimination (however politely it was done) ... try finding an apartment on your own hook in Japan, outside of any agency that houses gaijin (foreigners).

    My milky white skin was not a big help in that case, heh.


    This is exactly what I'm saying. When you are part of the majority, these are things you don't think/worry about. It's not a personal fault or anything, it's simply the way society is set up. It only becomes an issue when the experiences of minorities are treated as unimportant or a non issue.



    Yup. I experienced the same thing living in Hawaii as a "stupid fucking haole." You understand racism a WHOOOLE lot better once you've experienced it.
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    Aug 31, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    Simurgh saidTOPICS WITH ALL CAPSLOCKS IN THEM! CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL BITCHES!


    I was gonna say topics with Insanely huge colored font but those are cool.
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    Aug 31, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
    Or topics/threads started by a retarded idiot who can barely type like an adult. or talks about how to hot list yourself icon_confused.gif


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    Aug 31, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    ESCESV saidOr topics/threads started by a retarded idiot who can barely type like an adult. or talks about how to hot list yourself icon_confused.gif


    Still upset about how that hookup went?