Flame Warriors: Dynamics of a gay forum.

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    Dec 13, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    Anyone ever read up on actual descriptions and names for flame warriors?

    Here's a link http://www.politicsforum.org/images/flame_warriors


    We've definitely got a few of those here, icon_razz.gif we've got cyber sisters, howlers, rottweilers puppies, and what gay community does not have its narcissistic ego?




    Any of these remind you of yourself or anyone else on RJ? icon_lol.gif


    Edited to include the original link from MSUBioNerd's We Are the Flame Warriors thread.


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    Dec 13, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    hahaha that was good icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 13, 2008 10:16 PM GMT
    Of course, I'm either one of the Cyber Sisters or the Howlers, right?

    I think I saw a Rebel Without a Clue with a touch of Ferrous Cranus and Artful Dodger once... although he really was more of a Newbie (though he might actually be a Stealth in... well... stealth). I think it was pretty recent. He was overthrown by Howlers of course, but he was staunchly defended by a half-Weenie and half-Tireless Rebutter.

    Both seem to be Stone Deaf though. As they defeated RJ's entire army of flame warriors (who seem to be united more or less, for once) with nary a scratch.

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    Dec 13, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    Jeezus... are you still hung up over that wretched thread? Why not make a new thread? This time make the subject of the discussion clearer and try not to offend everyone before even one poster has responded, like the previous Rebel Without a Clue who presumed he was the supreme intelligence among retarded monkeys and proceeded to evolve into a Stone Deaf pretty quickly.

    Gawd... the drama on these forums. I'm gonna take a break from posting in RJ for a bit. It's all veiled insults all of a sudden.

    P.S. Feel free to step in and fill the void. I really don't want the Crown, you can have it. icon_lol.gif I'm actually thinking seriously of resetting my postcount.
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    Dec 13, 2008 10:35 PM GMT
    They forgot LOLcat Warrior.....someone who never met an LOLcat he didnt like and posts them in every topic no matter how tangential the association may be. ... icon_lol.gif .... And ignores pleas to stop as so much borish lack of a sense of humor ... icon_wink.gif

    funny pictures of cats with captions ... icon_lol.gif

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    Dec 14, 2008 1:19 AM GMT
    I'm at least half of these. :-/
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    Dec 14, 2008 2:29 AM GMT



    Just like horoscopes - you can't pick one sign and be just that - most are a mixture, some aspects more than others.
    What got us was the distinct lack of any positive types, er role models, er signs.

    Good for a laugh.



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    Dec 14, 2008 2:47 AM GMT
    I don't know if it's 'Which one of these characters is me?"
    but rather
    "Which am I now?"
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    Dec 14, 2008 2:56 AM GMT
    Those are fantastic! In the words of Coffee Klatch "Thank you for sharing".
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    Dec 14, 2008 3:57 AM GMT
    Well MenInLove, the positive type that I see is the Eagle Scout http://www.politicsforum.org/images/flame_warriors/flame_63.php

    But I think I am with Bgcat57 in that these categories can articulate how I am acting in any given moment.

    Hilarious nonetheless.
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    Dec 14, 2008 4:10 AM GMT
    Yup, the "LOL Catz" warrior, the most obnoxious of them all. It's usually an old man that takes a slightly outdated fad way out of proportion and runs it to the ground, kills it, tries to bring it back from the dead, and eventually sits on the sidelines and everyone gets used to this warrior like a mole.

    Oh no, once he sees this post, there's no telling how many fucking LOL CATZ pictars he's gonna throw at me. I'm essentially fucked.

    This chart came out over years ago (yes I remember reading it when I was in high school).
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    Dec 14, 2008 4:43 AM GMT

    brady527 said, "Well MenInLove, the positive type that I see is the Eagle Scout"

    Oh man, caught! icon_redface.gif

    we didn't want to pigeon-hole ourselves so easily..
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    Dec 14, 2008 5:03 AM GMT
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    Dec 14, 2008 6:10 AM GMT
    Yeah, this is fun. It describes everybody, and especially those with multiple personalities like me. But, I wonder, if you kicked all these characters out of the forum, what would be left.

    BOREDOM

    oops, capital letter, color and size queen, all in one.

    Life is beautiful!!
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    Dec 14, 2008 9:58 AM GMT
    To those of you who checked out the links and descriptions and got a good laugh out of it, thanks for posting. This thread was meant to bring out a good laugh or two. icon_lol.gif

    And yes, meninlove, you guys are the Eagle Scout of RJ. ;)
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    Dec 14, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    icon_redface.gif

    Hey, we're trying the flame thing, and as good scouts have been rubbing our sticks together to make some heat...Bill says shut up now Doug.
  • styrgan

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    Dec 14, 2008 4:54 PM GMT
    Sadness. I really couldn't find one that was dead on for me, although I thought a few hit a little close.

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    Dec 14, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    Amusing illustrations, and some truth to these types. Now these images will be in my mind when I encounter the real thing.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Dec 14, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    This thread begs the question: how long will it be until we have an "Identify the guy above you in terms of Flame Warriors" thread?

    It's a cute overview of netizen archetypes. While it's fun to place oneself in it, it may also be fun to figure out what kind of archetype(s) one wants to be / become.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Dec 14, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    Heh. A friend's mostly-political blog ended up referencing the Flame Warrior archetypes a few years ago. Somewhat to my surprise, I was voted Kung Fu Master at the time. I highly doubt I'd be given that archetype here.
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    Dec 14, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    Hmmm...I don't know, BioNerd. I think you still have some kung fu master in you.

    As for myself I'd probably see myself as Eagle Scout or Peacemaker. I take no pleasure in making flame-worthy comments and if I'm zapped I choose to ignore it. I've always thought it ludicrous to get into upsetting arguments with complete strangers that you know in advance are going to go nowhere.
  • styrgan

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    Dec 14, 2008 7:30 PM GMT
    NickoftheNorth saidThis thread begs the question: how long will it be until we have an "Identify the guy above you in terms of Flame Warriors" thread?


    I think that would be a great thread.

    Can you imagine how much drama that would cause?
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    Dec 14, 2008 7:33 PM GMT
    styrgan said
    NickoftheNorth saidThis thread begs the question: how long will it be until we have an "Identify the guy above you in terms of Flame Warriors" thread?


    I think that would be a great thread.

    Can you imagine how much drama that would cause?


    Oh god no! No more drama! This site has had enough already in the past few days. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 15, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    Man, with all those forum personalities, it seems pointless to try and discuss complete order like some members here insist on doing. I don't understand the fuss, RJ admin is more than capable of stepping in and putting us out if we get too hot. I snapped shots of them with my spi cam, they seem quite capable.
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  • MSUBioNerd

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    Dec 15, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    Heh, I tried to run with Nick's idea. No one's bitten yet.