"I love (insert race here) men" threads...

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    Apr 29, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
    ...offensive, shallow, distasteful, narrow-minded, exclusive, and objectifying?

    or

    perfectly acceptable and worthy of mention?


    Discuss.
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    Apr 29, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    hot
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    Apr 29, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidhot


    Why?
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    Apr 29, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    sacredgranola said
    paulflexes saidhot


    Why?
    42
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    Apr 29, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    sacredgranola said
    paulflexes saidhot


    Why?
    42


    WTF does that mean?
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    Apr 29, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    sacredgranola said
    paulflexes saidhot


    Why?

    Usually includes pix of hot guys icon_wink.gif
    tyson_beckford.jpg
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    Apr 29, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    Google will help. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 29, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    bernd said
    sacredgranola said
    paulflexes saidhot


    Why?

    Usually includes pix of hot guys icon_wink.gif
    tyson_beckford.jpg


    Are you people so incapable of actually engaging in some sort of critical thinking?
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    Apr 29, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    sacredgranola said
    Are you people so incapable of actually engaging in some sort of critical thinking?
    What's that?
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    sacredgranola said
    Are you people so incapable of actually engaging in some sort of critical thinking?
    What's that?


    Not thinking with your genitals. It usually gets easier after the age of ten for most people.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:03 AM GMT
    sacredgranola said
    paulflexes said
    sacredgranola said
    Are you people so incapable of actually engaging in some sort of critical thinking?
    What's that?


    Not thinking with your genitals. It usually gets easier after the age of ten for most people.
    Most people are boring. I don't aspire to be like them.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    A lot of people also reach a point where theyre tired of critical thinking and discussing things, and just don't really care anymore about anyones thoughts or opinions. Im almost there lol
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    sacredgranola said
    paulflexes said
    sacredgranola said
    Are you people so incapable of actually engaging in some sort of critical thinking?
    What's that?


    Not thinking with your genitals. It usually gets easier after the age of ten for most people.
    Most people are boring. I don't aspire to be like them.


    But you are.

    At any rate, please don't troll on this thread. If you have nothing to contribute then keep it moving. This is a serious thread.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    sacredgranola said
    paulflexes said
    sacredgranola said
    Are you people so incapable of actually engaging in some sort of critical thinking?
    What's that?


    Not thinking with your genitals. It usually gets easier after the age of ten for most people.


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    Apr 29, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    naivenewbie saidA lot of people also reach a point where theyre tired of critical thinking and discussing things, and just don't really care anymore about anyones thoughts or opinions. Im almost there lol


    Well, that's a damn shame. No wonder people are as ignorant as they are. Especially gay men.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:14 AM GMT
    naivenewbie saidA lot of people also reach a point where theyre tired of critical thinking and discussing things, and just don't really care anymore about anyones thoughts or opinions. Im almost there lol
    I actually love critical thinking and discussing things. But thinking critically allows me to determine which threads are baited, and add humor to them. Unfortunately, some OP's don't share my sense of humor. Not the first time, won't be the last.

    Plus, I like the "I like ___ men" threads. They let people express what they enjoy...sometimes with hot details. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
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    naivenewbie saidA lot of people also reach a point where theyre tired of critical thinking and discussing things, and just don't really care anymore about anyones thoughts or opinions. Im almost there lol
    I actually love critical thinking and discussing things. But thinking critically allows me to determine which threads are baited, and add humor to them. Unfortunately, some OP's don't share my sense of humor. Not the first time, won't be the last.

    Plus, I like the "I like ___ men" threads. They let people express what they enjoy...sometimes with hot details. icon_biggrin.gif


    Why are you still here?
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    sacredgranola said
    paulflexes said
    naivenewbie saidA lot of people also reach a point where theyre tired of critical thinking and discussing things, and just don't really care anymore about anyones thoughts or opinions. Im almost there lol
    I actually love critical thinking and discussing things. But thinking critically allows me to determine which threads are baited, and add humor to them. Unfortunately, some OP's don't share my sense of humor. Not the first time, won't be the last.

    Plus, I like the "I like ___ men" threads. They let people express what they enjoy...sometimes with hot details. icon_biggrin.gif


    Why are you still here?
    Did I not just answer your OP?
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    sacredgranola said
    paulflexes said
    naivenewbie saidA lot of people also reach a point where theyre tired of critical thinking and discussing things, and just don't really care anymore about anyones thoughts or opinions. Im almost there lol
    I actually love critical thinking and discussing things. But thinking critically allows me to determine which threads are baited, and add humor to them. Unfortunately, some OP's don't share my sense of humor. Not the first time, won't be the last.

    Plus, I like the "I like ___ men" threads. They let people express what they enjoy...sometimes with hot details. icon_biggrin.gif


    Why are you still here?
    Did I not just answer your OP?


    A backhanded reply is not a reply I was looking for. If you think the thread is baited then you obviously shouldn't be commenting on it outside of some lame attempt to derail it by injecting "humor" into it. Since that's been your primary goal in this thread, why don't you leave now?
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    sacredgranola said
    A backhanded reply is not a reply I was looking for. If you think the thread is baited then you obviously shouldn't be commenting on it outside of some lame attempt to derail it by injecting "humor" into it. Since that's been your primary goal in this thread, why don't you leave now?
    My first reply was not backhanded (hot). That was my answer. The "why" should have been obvious when I posted 42...if you'd googled it, you would have understood the humor.

    But since you obviously don't get simple, mainstream humor, and refuse to figure it out, I'll leave now. 42 has been a common joke for years, btw. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    sacredgranola said
    A backhanded reply is not a reply I was looking for. If you think the thread is baited then you obviously shouldn't be commenting on it outside of some lame attempt to derail it by injecting "humor" into it. Since that's been your primary goal in this thread, why don't you leave now?
    My first reply was not backhanded (hot). That was my answer. The "why" should have been obvious when I posted 42...if you'd googled it, you would have understood the humor.

    But since you obviously don't get simple, mainstream humor, and refuse to figure it out, I'll leave now. 42 has been a common joke for years, btw. icon_biggrin.gif


    I'm not here to google your nonsense. I started this thread with the intention of generating a suitable discussion on the topic since it concerns me, not engage in a tit for tat about the meaning of "42." So, yes, leave.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    Paulflexes' point has to do with a regular issue on forums.

    Namely, a new person comes along and posts a thread that normally would seem to be of value, not realizing that the point of discussion is actually exhausted by overabundant arguments or could serve as 'baiting' to a flame war. Because such threads effectively become unproductive in how the participants respond, the typical response is to derail them to prevent unwanted drama. Otherwise known as thread-slaying.

    In this case, the problem with this thread is that it wants to be constructive but is unable to bring about a constructive result. In other words, while you may be right that threads about liking a particular race of men have little value, there is not much that can be accomplished by setting aside a thread to complain about the existence of these threads. It will almost certainly devolve into, well, what it is now already. Furthermore, people will continue to post whatever threads they like, even if you manage to convince some people not to. The last thing, and this is really killer, is that whether or not a thread's content is valued by a person is wholly subjective. Any discussion regarding this is bound to become circular (thus precipitating a flame war).

    So, I agree. They're crappy threads. I don't read them.
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    Iluros saidPaulflexes' point has to do with a regular issue on forums.

    Namely, a new person comes along and posts a thread that normally would seem to be of value, not realizing that the point of discussion is actually exhausted by overabundant arguments or could serve as 'baiting' to a flame war. Because such threads effectively become unproductive in how the participants respond, the typical response is to derail them to prevent unwanted drama. Otherwise known as thread-slaying.

    In this case, the problem with this thread is that it wants to be constructive but is unable to bring about a constructive result. In other words, while you may be right that threads about liking a particular race of men have little value, there is not much that can be accomplished by setting aside a thread to complain about the existence of these threads. It will almost certainly devolve into, well, what it is now already. Furthermore, people will continue to post whatever threads they like, even if you manage to convince some people not to. The last thing, and this is really killer, is that whether or not a thread's content is valued by a person is wholly subjective. Any discussion regarding this is bound to become circular (thus precipitating a flame war).

    So, I agree. They're crappy threads. I don't read them.


    Well, thank you. You've managed to screw up the thread even more. If you don't approve of it or don't understand its merit, then how about you remain silent and see your way out of it? Posting what you have just posted only discourages others from posting their thoughts, and it's pretty safe to assume that no one will, now. So, yes, you and Paul have both accomplished what you set out to do, which is to impose your own order on something just because you personally don't like its content or find it constructive. Fuck both of you.

    And perhaps you should consider not commenting on "crappy" threads that you apparently "don't read." You might actually have a chance at being consistent with your pathetic arguments. Now GTFO.
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    Apr 29, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    sacredgranola said
    Iluros saidPaulflexes' point has to do with a regular issue on forums.

    Namely, a new person comes along and posts a thread that normally would seem to be of value, not realizing that the point of discussion is actually exhausted by overabundant arguments or could serve as 'baiting' to a flame war. Because such threads effectively become unproductive in how the participants respond, the typical response is to derail them to prevent unwanted drama. Otherwise known as thread-slaying.

    In this case, the problem with this thread is that it wants to be constructive but is unable to bring about a constructive result. In other words, while you may be right that threads about liking a particular race of men have little value, there is not much that can be accomplished by setting aside a thread to complain about the existence of these threads. It will almost certainly devolve into, well, what it is now already. Furthermore, people will continue to post whatever threads they like, even if you manage to convince some people not to. The last thing, and this is really killer, is that whether or not a thread's content is valued by a person is wholly subjective. Any discussion regarding this is bound to become circular (thus precipitating a flame war).

    So, I agree. They're crappy threads. I don't read them.


    Well, thank you. You've managed to screw up the thread even more. If you don't approve of it or don't understand its merit, then how about you remain silent and see your way out of it? Posting what you have just posted only discourages others from posting their thoughts, and it's pretty safe to assume that no one will, now. So, yes, you and Paul have both accomplished what you set out to do, which is to impose your own order on something just because you personally don't like its content or find it constructive. Fuck both of you.

    And perhaps you should consider not commenting on "crappy" threads that you apparently "don't read." You might actually have a chance at being consistent with your pathetic arguments. Now GTFO.


    No, thank you. icon_smile.gif

    It's interesting that you claim that I'm supposedly trying to impose an 'order' when you're the one suggesting that I remain silent. The truth is, what little merit there was in your thread I was able to address in one post. People are welcome to comment further as far as I'm concerned, but it's unlikely to result in some enlightening conclusion for the reasons I listed.

    My arguments are consistent. I was interested in your particular thread beforehand because, unlike the threads that it alludes to, it appeared to be a metadiscussion. However, you did not frame the content of that discussion (which I did nicely for you). I can hardly know if your OP will have potential for valuable discussion before reading it. Other thread titles are much easier to avoid, hence why I don't read the types of threads that you are referring to.
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    Iluros saidPaulflexes' point has to do with a regular issue on forums.

    Namely, a new person comes along and posts a thread that normally would seem to be of value, not realizing that the point of discussion is actually exhausted by overabundant arguments or could serve as 'baiting' to a flame war. Because such threads effectively become unproductive in how the participants respond, the typical response is to derail them to prevent unwanted drama. Otherwise known as thread-slaying.

    In this case, the problem with this thread is that it wants to be constructive but is unable to bring about a constructive result. In other words, while you may be right that threads about liking a particular race of men have little value, there is not much that can be accomplished by setting aside a thread to complain about the existence of these threads. It will almost certainly devolve into, well, what it is now already. Furthermore, people will continue to post whatever threads they like, even if you manage to convince some people not to. The last thing, and this is really killer, is that whether or not a thread's content is valued by a person is wholly subjective. Any discussion regarding this is bound to become circular (thus precipitating a flame war).

    So, I agree. They're crappy threads. I don't read them.


    Well, thank you. You've managed to screw up the thread even more. If you don't approve of it or don't understand its merit, then how about you remain silent and see your way out of it? Posting what you have just posted only discourages others from posting their thoughts, and it's pretty safe to assume that no one will, now. So, yes, you and Paul have both accomplished what you set out to do, which is to impose your own order on something just because you personally don't like its content or find it constructive. Fuck both of you.

    And perhaps you should consider not commenting on "crappy" threads that you apparently "don't read." You might actually have a chance at being consistent with your pathetic arguments. Now GTFO.


    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HERENo, thank you.icon_smile.gif


    Whatever.

    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREIt's interesting that you claim that I'm supposedly trying to impose an 'order' when you're the one suggesting that I remain silent. The truth is, what little merit there was in your thread I was able to address in one post. People are welcome to comment further as far as I'm concerned, but it's unlikely to result in some enlightening conclusion for the reasons I listed.


    I'm suggesting that you actually maintain some consistency in what you claim about not participating in "crappy" threads and ignoring them by remaining silent. And as far as the "merit" of your post, it was obviously skewed to your own conclusions concerning threads that you don't like, so the "merits" of your point are self-serving, at best.

    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREMy arguments are consistent. I was interested in your particular thread beforehand because, unlike the threads that it alludes to, it appeared to be a metadiscussion. However, you did not frame the content of that discussion (which I did nicely for you). I can hardly know if your OP will have potential for valuable discussion before reading it. Other thread titles are much easier to avoid, hence why I don't read the types of threads that you are referring to.


    You haven't framed anything. You, like Paul before you, have taken a potentially promising discussion and turned it into something that is completely irrelevant to the topic at hand. So, don't give yourself credit where none is due.

    The thread has been derailed to the point of no return. So again, fucker, thanks for your self-serving, self-interested bs contribution.