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"I think we may be going a snark too far."

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)02:28, 1 August 2013

ROFLCOPTER etc... An insightful comment about the state of RW.

Tielec01 (talk)02:51, 1 August 2013

Leo - it's not going to bother most relatives, cause it's about conspiracy theories, and making fun of how stupid they are. If our joke said "9-11 survivors are all goats", i'd get why they would be offended.

Again, being offended becasue you've attacked a sacred goat is not sufficient to me, to justify saying "this is harmful, painful, bothersome". you have to show where it harms anyone. and all you've done is **claimed** it offends people.

Green mowse.pngGodot The ablity to breath is such an overrated ability04:51, 1 August 2013

The thing about conspiracy theories that are dealing with large scale events is that people affected by then feel bad that truthers and conspiracy theorists are trying to prove other alternate ways that their relatives died. On our RationalWiki article for 9/11, it even says- Sadly 9/11 has been a magnet for many conspiracy theories. Imagine yelling out in Lower Manhattan that goats and readers of Wiki did 9/11 and see what happens next.

Leoesb1032 (talk)12:45, 1 August 2013

You'd be laughed at, leo I don't think anyone would say "how dare you, sir". seriously.

Green mowse.pngGodot The ablity to breath is such an overrated ability16:21, 1 August 2013

You just don't get it, you'd get beat up. People hate it when stuff like this is mentioned. It's like saying the Holocaust never happened.

Leoesb1032 (talk)17:08, 1 August 2013

Wait, wait ... are you arguing that making fun of false accounts of historical events is the same as denying true accounts of historical events. Are you an idiot, or trolling?

First of all, what is trolling? People get offended when you say stuff like the government did 9/11and stuff because this was such an horrific day in American history no one likes to challenge the mainstream. If a conspiracy theorist personaly tells a family of an alternate way their loved one died they would break down. I'm not the idiot here, you guys just aren't grasping this concept. Now, is it really a life changing deal if one out of a million snark statements on this wiki is taken down?

Leoesb1032 (talk)19:53, 1 August 2013

"Trolling" is a way of fishing where a hook with a bait is dragged through the water.

As for the 9/11 bit, there is such thing as "context", and there is a large difference between a sentence in an article on a wiki known for its sense of humour, and the same sentence spoken in isolation from other sentences on a New York street.

ZooGuard (talk)20:04, 1 August 2013

No. It's really not. and I think you are seriously exaggerating. But, never the less, the snark stays from my point of view. I did try to get you to show why it was a problem other than upsetting sacred cows. you go back to that, endlessly.

I suppose, John Glenn finally punched out a "we never went to the moon" guy. heh.

Green mowse.pngGodot The ablity to breath is such an overrated ability17:18, 1 August 2013