User talk:OnlySortaDumb

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Could you go into preferences and untick “sign exactly as shown”? Currently your signature doesn’t link back to your account in any way, and is the same colour as normal text (making it harder to tell when comments end and begin). Christopher (talk) 22:25, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

yes, sorry I didn't know that was a thing I can do from preferences. I hope you can excuse my ignorance here - Only Sort of Dumb (talk) 23:56, 24 March 2021 (UTC)


Why the last comment of your on the Saloon Bar? Why jump to conclusions about intent and personality so quickly? My preceeding comments were a bit dry since I'd lost my more detailed one to an edit conflict and wasn't too enthusiastic about retyping it on my mobile again, but I don't think it was that bad. Was it the mention about (part of some of) the US culture? Yes, I'm actually familiar with the concept of (american) food deserts, I'd read that wiki article before. I hope you understand we don't all share the same cultural references. I'm exposed to american culture every day, so I might understand a little of it. I know more about the history of the democratic and republican parties than about my own country's parties (slight groan). I'm not so sure you're exposed to my own, which is not your fault anyway.

No, I don't believe in pulling yourself up by your shoelaces, especially when you (generic you) have no shoes. I also don't believe that we should accept we have no agency and let ourselves lapse into learned helplessness. In any event, no hard feelings on this side, I don't think those help. And g'morning to you, BTW! UninspiringNickname (talk) 14:01, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

I don't particularly like your attitude if I am going to be honest. I think it may be a genuine blindspot for you, but you seem to over-rely on anecdotal information and personal experience lacking any sort of sociological perspective to which you won't even acknowledge. You seem also to struggle to frame an issue in a way without making it about yourself. That's not exemplifying any sort of epistemic virtue or epistemic responsibility. I appreciate people who choose to think critically about their own beliefs as best as they are able with means at their disposal and acknowledge nuance where nuance is present. You are simply not displaying that, like why does it matter if you are vegetarian and have been for 10 years? What purpose does any of that have to the discussion? You missed what the actual point of the analogy was, and that does not speak favourably to your ability to engage in good faith. My criticism was not even about you thinking people can "pull themselves up by their shoelaces". I can give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you lack the ability to comprehend my argumentation but that does not speak particularly flattering to you, and I genuinely think you are more intelligent than that. Your intentions just do not seem to be in a good place from the outset. Either you genuinely don't get it, or you just don't care. You seem way more focused on what I think about you than whether or not fatphobia is real - that would entail you are responding to my arguments in bad faith. - Only Sort of Dumb (talk) 01:38, 29 March 2021 (UTC)


I hope you've been well. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 13:50, 7 March 2022 (UTC)

Hey! Sorry for the late reply. I have been swamped with work. I have been well though, hope the same is true for you. Only Sort of Dumb (talk) 09:08, 18 March 2022 (UTC)
Eh, same old same old, alternating between ok and annoyed at people. Other than that I've been fine. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 11:59, 21 March 2022 (UTC)

Deleting from your talk page[edit]

We prefer that you not delete comments from your talk page unless it's spam/trolling/doxing or the like. I have added an auto-archiving feature to your page so that the older comments will get archived instead. Thank you. Bongolian (talk) 01:47, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Hereditarianism article[edit]

Everyone seems to agree this article should not be uncritically presenting Robert Plomin's genetic determinist viewpoint, but I've been reverted twice while trying to correct that. How do you think we should proceed with correcting that part of the article? CBH (talk) 03:32, 16 April 2022 (UTC)