Learning what not to post on HE

2 years, 10 months ago

Telling people what is acceptable to post and what isn’t, isn’t what this community is about.. actually its the kind of behavior I’d imagine this website opposes strongly. (shame on you!) On these forums there are many categories and this topic fits into at least 2 of them.

You all did Nathan wrong and in my opinion shamed yourselves and this website you hold so dear. If you don’t want to engage in these type of discussions here then don’t… its simple.

February 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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Profile photo of Nathan Stockill Nathan Stockill (@stoxxy) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Have we got any fellow scouse loving HE users?

If so what is your reflection on our form so far…

If not, they who do you support? and why?

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Seeing a thread like this on HE makes me so sad.

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Profile photo of Rob Goughnour Rob Goughnour (@thegouj) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@manimal Dont know why I’m asking you, but does HE have any Moderators?

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@Rob Not that I know of, but when HE 3.0 is launched there will be.

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp A (@martijn) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@Manimal You should read some Peter Sloterdijk, he argues the sport phenomenon is just the de-spiritualisation of asceticism.Which in the long run is a good thing.

If you’re criticism is directed toward identifying yourself with a sport club (directed at profit and consumption), instead of sport in itself I kinda agree.

@Rob

There are some moderators but they are flying under the radar. Except for those, there is Jordan and me.

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Profile photo of 1.61803399 1.61803399 (@drunkmonkmeth) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Nathan this is a place to discuss philosophy, hippy shit, drugs, other nonsense and crackpot theories. This is a open minded community where all discussions are open..

HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT SPORTS! rawrawrawrawr

Yeah I’m not fucking serious.

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@Martijn I got nothing against sports, but I don’t see how a thread about which club you support is relevant to the site in any way at all. I’d go as far as to say that’s the worst kind of groupthink that exists, identifying with something you’re not part of, for no reason at all.

And let’s face it, the football of today isn’t a sport at all. It’s just a way to advertise, and a way to distract people. The people who compete don’t do it for the sport, they do it for the money. And a whole lot of other shit.

I do watch football occasionally, and Liverpool is my favourite team, but this thread is just so meaningless and irrelevant. How is anyone gonna get anything positive or useful out of a thread about whether or not you support some football team? How could it make anyone wiser or happier or teach them something new?

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp A (@martijn) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Just to play the devil’s advocate here; couldn’t this type of groupthink be just one of the lubricants of society?

I doubt it is possible to avoid all groupthink.

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp A (@martijn) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Just to play the devil’s advocate here; couldn’t this type of groupthink be just one of the lubricants of society?

I doubt it is possible to avoid all groupthink.

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp A (@martijn) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Just to play the devil’s advocate here; couldn’t this type of groupthink be just one of the lubricants of society?

I doubt it is possible to avoid all groupthink.

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Profile photo of daveb daveb (@daveb) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I like to think I’m open-minded but I can’t see two sides to this one. there are other forums on the web (http://bit.ly/yfWRbo) where lots of people passionately discuss football. I am a baseball fan and so I use baseball forums to discuss that sport. I wouldn’t bring up The Nature of Reality at baseball think factory anymore than I’d start a thread here about whether or not Mark Teixiera can start sac bunting to beat the shift. it’s not trolling, but I’d call it pollution.

I’m with Manimal in asking for just a bit of discretion in terms of the topics discussed here. and don’t even get me started on “our form”.

/End rant

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Profile photo of Nathan Stockill Nathan Stockill (@stoxxy) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Everybody calm down jesus ha. If its not a discussion you’re interested in then why participate at all? To prove a point that you’re not into sports?

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@Nathan Calm down jesus ha. If you’re not even gonna read the replies through and understand them, don’t start reading them at all.

It’s got nothing to do with us not liking sports, it’s about the complete lack of quality and purpose of this thread.

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Profile photo of Nathan Stockill Nathan Stockill (@stoxxy) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

If it has lack of quality and purpose then why contribute then?

What does it say? I’m asking if there are any Liverpool supporters here?

Are you? If not then why are you here?

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@Manimal If you don’t like our replies, then why are you answering to them and why do you keep reading them? Hypocrisy!

And if you would have actually read my earlier reply you wouldn’t have asked if I cheer for Liverpool, because already said I do.

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Profile photo of Rory Rory (@devitt94) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@Manimal totally agree, any mitchell and webb fans?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN1WN0YMWZU

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@Anon Since when do you decide what this community is about?

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Profile photo of Alex Eastman Alex Eastman (@alex) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Nathan, excuuse Manimal. He tends to get a little… feisty on types of material he doesn’t agree with. I googled Scouse and what came up had nothing to do with football O_o
Personally, I know absolutely nothing about football or sports. Sorry.

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Profile photo of BirdFlyingHigh BirdFlyingHigh (@birdflyinghigh) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I think there should be a little more quality control, because the way you see which topics are active is through that little sidebar on the right. If one of the spots is getting taken up with sports bs-ing, which you can do at a lot of other places on the internet, then that’s one fewer slot that could lead me to something interesting and mind-expanding.

To be fair, I do think that bs-ing about sports is one of the great social lubricants of our species.

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I used to be a fan of Liverpool but that was… a loooooooong time ago. I was a fan of Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler. That was when I still played football on the street… Now I’m a PC addict and a boring nerd who talks too god damn much and listens to The Beatles.

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Also, the second goal here by Luis Garcia is my favorite of all time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJfDBUq1dSQ

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Profile photo of t-rav t-rav (@travis) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

It will suck if there are a bunch of threads about sports franchises on this site.

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Profile photo of 1.61803399 1.61803399 (@drunkmonkmeth) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@Manimal Since when did you decide what should and shouldn’t be talked about here?

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

It’s like someone stole your teddy bear. That’s why there are different categories on this site. I’m just interested in everything… which, unbelievably, is a great social skill. :D Maybe no one here watched the tennis finals a couple of days ago. And maybe no one cares about setting world records on olympic games. Interests? Goddamn people are talking about aliens and penises but when someone talks about sports you freak out? I’m gonna take a break and laugh myself to death now.

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Profile photo of daveb daveb (@daveb) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@Sasho you’re looking at this way too black and white. Manimal and I *like sports*. A discussion about how incredibly inspiring the six-hour nadal-djokovic final was (not to mention the murray-djoker semi, which was even better tennis and storyline) would be more fitting here than just “go ManU!” or whatever spawned this thread.

I disagree that HE’s purpose is to discuss everything under the sun. In fact I would hope that people here would object if I just starting posting thread after thread – “what are your favorite shoes?” “Let’s talk about cars?” “what movies are da bomb?” “Is 4G fast enuff 4u?” “Favorite recipes” “Who’s the hottest actor/actress.?”

@anon Re: content. My assumption has always been that Jordan’s blog and mission sets the tone for the site. “Question anything & everything that is considered ‘normal'”.

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