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V2-OMG!
8th Apr 2009, 04:06
l. The over-sensitive types who spend all day composing a thread which evokes two replies (or less)?

2. The over-sensitive types who end up having their thread(s) booted and/or moved by the mods?

3. Those who read the "Really, Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snipets of Information" thread, doze off and fall out of their chair, and end up with a skull fracture?

4. Those who get fired-up in any of the “Hamsterwheel” threads, fall out of their chair, and end up with a skull fracture?

5. Those who get caught up in the "Ya Really Need a Gun" thread, go out and buy a firearm, and accidentally shoot their eye out the same day?

6. Those who get caught up in the "Ya Really Needa a Gun" thread, decide not to buy gun, and end up getting mugged (and shot) the same day?

7. Those looking for porn, get excited about “”Max’s virginity,” then find out it’s about a dog.

8. Those who post a picture and are told it should be in "Max’s virginity” thread?

9. Dyslexics who try to post in “Finish the Sentence" thread”?

10. Finally, those who do not like brussels sprouts?

Have I missed any?

Lightning6
8th Apr 2009, 04:11
Or those who start a thread like this. :)

CityofFlight
8th Apr 2009, 04:13
Geeeeeez.....:ugh:

Wholigan
8th Apr 2009, 05:41
ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

V2-OMG!
8th Apr 2009, 06:29
Be careful there, Wholigan....
we wouldn't want you to fall out of your chair!!!

Solid Rust Twotter
8th Apr 2009, 06:53
Have I missed any?


Yup.

A330isaleakyspigot

Rollingthunder
8th Apr 2009, 06:53
You forgot God Botherers.

vonbag
8th Apr 2009, 07:12
11. those who are deliberately abused;

11a. those who think they know it all, post messages without reading the thread, are rightfully put down, and take umbrage at acknowledging their stupidity/ignorance;

12. those who cannot stand a certain style of writing/communicating;

13. those who fail to find an appropriate thread where put their eventual contributions (*)
(this website is really large! Anyone should take the time to peruse all the different Forums & sub-Forums), and thus decide to remain just as spectators/readers;

14. those who register just to use the additional functions, such as the SEARCH and to send Private Messages to acquaintances, but, for a potentially very large number of reasons, do not feel like to participate actively to any topic/discussion;

15. those who by their nature do not like to say anything or are refrained from doing so by external causes (*);

16 those who have been put in "ignore lists" and thus disappear as posting entities from one's screen;

17. those who, as they just register, are caught by an accidental occurrence soon after;


Just scratching the surface, likely. ;-)

(*) = mind constipation, shyness, communication impairment, keyboard problems, internet connection problems....

Whirlygig
8th Apr 2009, 07:52
SRT, you beat me to it; A320isaninsecurelittlePhil must hold the record for the shortest existence on Pprune :} but, in general

18. People with 39 logins names, each of which has been banned.

19. Attention seekers who spend their time thinking up inane threads to start in order to be at the top of the forum.

20. People who think they're really clever in a forum of very clever people.

21. Walts. They always get outed. :ok:

22. Anyone starting an Agony Aunt thread. :ooh:

23. Men who target various women on the forum and women who like to give the impression they'll sleep with anything.

24. See above - stalkers.

There. That should be it.

Obviously, anyone advertising gets the old heave-ho pretty quickly.

Cheers

Whirls

Beatriz Fontana
8th Apr 2009, 07:58
Spot on as ever, Whirls!

:D:D

vonbag
8th Apr 2009, 08:08
Would anyone care to define "Walts" and "Agony Aunt thread",
if possible? (couldn't find a satisfactory def. on internet)

Roger Sofarover
8th Apr 2009, 08:12
People who start multiple threads with the word 'shortest' in the title:hmm:

Bushfiva
8th Apr 2009, 08:26
Vonbag, a "Walt" is a Walter Mitty-type person. Typically one who claims to be what he or she isn't, and has an invented back-story. Frequently outed as a serial liar.

vonbag
8th Apr 2009, 08:27
Oh! I see. Thankyou!

I just found this for "Walt":

Abbreviation for 'Waltor Mitty' - someone who pretends to be something they're not, especially: a member of the armed forces, a war veteran or a policeman.
These pathetic individuals try to compensate for their social inadequacies by adopting what they see as a glamorous or respectable lifestyle.

BTW: my war wound just started to hurt; the weather is changing; think I must open a specifical thread about it
"How much your war wounds hurt, and what was the shortest one you got"
Posted by: "ExPolicemanExGeneral_now_brain_surgeon_with_ATPL" ;-)

P.S.:
Thank you, Bushfiva!
I just read your answer, sorry for my echo.

Rollingthunder
8th Apr 2009, 08:31
The Agony Aunt Forum was a Dear Abby type thing where people air their human condition/interaction/social problems in search of some wisdom in the handling thereof.

Was too difficult to moderate and so disappeared into the ether.

vonbag
8th Apr 2009, 08:41
Golly Gee, I see,
R.T., Thank you as well!

Seldomfitforpurpose
8th Apr 2009, 08:50
Unfortunately whilst most who have posted here have hit the nail firmly on the head, in the case of the OP the thread title seems not to apply.

Possibly the saddest trait of a Pruner is the continual need to start threads in this classic "Look at me Look at me" manner :(

CityofFlight
8th Apr 2009, 13:08
SFP... one word reply to your post.... BINGO! :ok:

bnt
8th Apr 2009, 13:29
You forgot God Botherers.
We had one of those just last week. After various amusing responses, the thread wasn't just closed, it was obliterated. Can't even remember what the (new) member's nickname was. :rolleyes:

vonbag
8th Apr 2009, 15:06
Is it just my screen / computer / connection (or brain) deceiving me,
or at some point, soon after
Seldomfitforpurpose's intervention this early morning (CET time zone),
this thread, too, was cancelled, albeit temporarily?
I couldn't find it anymore for at least two hours :confused:

Flyt3est
8th Apr 2009, 15:22
Whirls - I could be wrong, but I'm betting YOU started a thread in AA many moons hither..?? (I know I did!)

As for the pursuit of either sex on here... No comment!! :-)

As for "Walts" favourite is always the 22 Regmt, 63 Signals or associates / derivatives thereof.. You can always spot the real guys after about a sentence.. walts can be spotted after about 4 words..

Remember that Muppet "Desertstormtwat" Jeez.. now he / she was funny!

Anyway, this is JB and these threads are becoming.. shall we say "less than scandalous".. as one of my like minded colleagues posted on another thread a few days ago.. "What happened to threads about going out, getting tanked up and copping off with some old slosher and the ensuing hilarity / excitement / escapes associated with such behaviour..?? I blame "Strictly Come Dancing" (Dancing with the stars for you colonial types) y'know.. turned us into a nation of veggies..

Loose rivets
8th Apr 2009, 16:11
Oh, dear.:(

Whirlygig
8th Apr 2009, 16:27
Whirls - I could be wrong, but I'm betting YOU started a thread in AA many moons hither..?? (I know I did!)
Fly, yes I did start a thead in AA but a) not a new thread every three days and b) looked what happened over there!

What happened to threads about going out, getting tanked up and copping off with some old slosher and the ensuing hilarity / excitement / escapes associated with such behaviour..??

Absolutely, definitely need more of those! Have I told you about the Salsa Dancer called Marco who then turned out to have the thickest Norfolk accent and I couldn't keep a straight face thereafter?:ok:

Cheers

Whirls

V2-OMG!
8th Apr 2009, 19:00
Is it just my screen / computer / connection (or brain) deceiving me,
or at some point, soon after
Seldomfitforpurpose's intervention this early morning (CET time zone),
this thread, too, was cancelled, albeit temporarily?
I couldn't find it anymore for at least two hours.

von, the strangest thing happened when I first posted this thread; it came out like hieroglyphics! I had to go back and edit extensively.

I haven't even celebrated my first anniversary here, so thanks to those who lent their observations and experiences as to the plethora of other "short timers." I wonder where they eventually end up? Even though I posted this with a bit of a giggle, it's sad to think of those who are looking for a place where they want to belong in cyber, but due to some "shortcomings" perhaps (no pun intended) are unable to find that spot.

Flyt3est
8th Apr 2009, 19:45
"those who are looking for a place where they want to belong in cyber"

Probably sitting in their aunties underwear,smearing themselves in pancake syrup whilst watching internet porn and masturbating.

OFSO
8th Apr 2009, 20:08
What New Member Lasts the Shortest (Length of Time) on Pprune?

A flaccid one ! No, not being rude, I mean a member who dosn't have strong opinions...er.....is there such a person on JB ?

V2-OMG!
8th Apr 2009, 20:13
Flyt3est, sadly, what you say is true. Ask any marriage counsellor whose caseload involves a high volume of women who have lost their partner to internet porn addiction.

It can happen to anyone - even the so-called beautiful people like Christie Brinkley. I'm not condoning what her ex did, but we all need to be validated. It must be difficult to be continuously "outshone" by the cult of celebrity. What started as cyber flirtation - a search for a bit of validation - escalated into a monstrous addiction.

OFSO, what you say is also true. This site is not the place to be "babied." If you can't cut it - you're better off leaving. (Voluntarily or otherwise). Those who like to placate don't garner a lot of respect. I have a propensity to placate - it's a woman thing, I guess..... (unless provoked, which happened recenty. )

con-pilot
8th Apr 2009, 20:18
internet porn addiction.

There's porn on the internet????????????:eek:




Man, nobody tells me nothing. :(

V2-OMG!
8th Apr 2009, 20:26
con-pilot, you're too busy looking at the cooking sites. Do you ever get out of the kitchen and into the boudoir? :p

BTW, do you have a good recipe for brussels sprouts - somthing that will take some of their strong taste away? I have sauteed them in a bit of maple syrup and crumbled some bacon on top, but I'm getting sick of that recipe.

Rollingthunder et al, any ideas on neutralizing the taste of those little green beasties?

SyllogismCheck
8th Apr 2009, 20:41
Are certain parts of this thread completely invisible to certain people? :confused:

Whirlygig
8th Apr 2009, 20:43
How would I ever know Syllo? You tell me what you can't see and I'll tell you if I can see it?? :ok:

Cheers

Whirls

con-pilot
8th Apr 2009, 20:53
BTW, do you have a good recipe for brussels sprouts

Why yes, as a matter of fact I do. Thank you for asking.

One pound of Brussels sprouts. Get the freshest sprouts possible, smaller the better. Trim the outer leaves and remove core with a sharp paring knife. Wash throughly and drain. In a large heavy pot add a little olive oil, fill half way with heavily salted water and bring to brisk boil. While waiting to the water to boil fill a large bowl, large enough to completely submerge the sprouts and fill with ice-water. When the water is at a brisk boil add the sprouts and boil for exactly one and half minutes. Remove the sprouts from the boiling water and submerge the sprouts in the ice water.

Remaining ingredients.

2 tbs. peanut oil.
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper corn mix, black, green, red and white pepper.
1/2 cup good dry white wine.
2 tbs. unsalted butter.
1 tbs lemon or lime juice.

In a heavy Wok or sauté pan heat oil until just at the smoking point, add sprouts and toss constantly for two minutes, add salt and pepper, keep tossing for one more minute, remove sprouts onto a heated plate and place in warm oven, leave the remaining oil in the pan. Then reduce heat to medium and add the wine and reduce until half the volume of wine remains, stir in butter until sauce thickens.

After the sauce thickens, check for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Put the sprouts back into the pan, toss to coat the sprouts completely, sprinkle the lemon juice over the sprouts and toss again. Then take the pan, walk outside and pour contents of the pan into the trash can (dustbin). Return to the kitchen, put the pan in the sink and open a can of beans.

Enjoy. :ok:

SyllogismCheck
8th Apr 2009, 20:57
But what if you can't see the same bits I can't see, Whirls?
Then we'd never know differently. :)

Anyway, I should have probably used the word incomprehensible, rather than invisible. ;)

1DC
8th Apr 2009, 21:02
Five star, con-pilot, five star.bloody hilarious....

Seldomfitforpurpose
8th Apr 2009, 21:49
Syllo,

Sadly I think you are correct :(

Whirlygig
8th Apr 2009, 22:10
I can understand exactly what's going on. The OP has her question (if that's what it was) answered, a number of people are in agreement after which thread becomes two separate conversations between two discrete groups of people (since the job's been done). OP joins in much later due to time zones, decides to ignore some of the more salient points and carries on as if nothing's happened by hijacking her own thread and turning it into an anti-sprout platform.

HTH,

Cheers

Whirls

Too Short
8th Apr 2009, 22:56
I really don't understand the need for compartmentalising people, as in the numbered groups in post #1, and in other threads (one recent one on xenophobia, for instance). I'm talking about the obsession with "people who do this" "people who do that" nonsense. It may have escaped some folks' notice but "people" are all individuals, all 6 billion of us (that is, in the world, not Prune members!) and as such, we should be able to post without being pigeon-holed into being a certain "type" of person. :rolleyes:

Not only are we individuals, we are also subject to moods which may affect how, when and what we post so putting people into neat little boxes of stereotype doesn't quite work, does it.

Overdrive
9th Apr 2009, 01:07
Probably sitting in their aunties underwear,smearing themselves in pancake syrup whilst watching internet porn and masturbating.


That's just a little too specific. Is there something you want to confess?

Dushan
9th Apr 2009, 01:19
... Then take the pan, walk outside and pour contents of the pan into the trash can (dustbin). Return to the kitchen, put the pan in the sink and open a can of beans.

Enjoy. :ok:

This is so unlike me:eek:, but I must comment:

First the end result, as far as greenhouse gasses are concerned, is the same whether you eat Brussels sprouts or beans.
(I hope this doesn't start the beans/sprouts factions on PPRuNe, that would be so out of character)

Second, I thought that Con is talking about me (dustbin / Dushan), on the initial scan of the thread so I felt very honored (honoured), until I read it carefully.

I like Brussels sprouts, I do.

Howard Hughes
9th Apr 2009, 02:02
(I hope this doesn't start the beans/sprouts factions on PPRuNe, that would be so out of character)

I be a bean man meself, does that make me a Hatfield, or a McCoy?:}

As to the original question, who really cares?;)

V2-OMG!
9th Apr 2009, 02:39
For those who think I post thread to have you "look at me" - nothing could be farther from the truth. I really hate to be objectified in cyber or
in that so-called real life. I really am interested in looking at you.

I really enjoy the proone audience. There are so many intelligent and witty people here. It challenges me to come up with a thread which will live up to those expectations, so I try to pen something which will promote good comment, controversy, and/or lots of laughter; sometimes one has to be bold - test the boundaries. In that context, I don't pretend to be a shrinking violet!

I am somewhat surprised that some of you are taking this thread so seriously, as I thought my tone lent itself to one of humour, with some genuine inquiry.

Whirly, it is not my intent to ignore anyone (or their salient points) and I did thank everyone for their comment on this thread. But the downswing of proone's diversity are those time zones. One can come back to a thread hours....even days later....and it is not so much the people that last the shortest time -- it's the vibrancy of the thread. When a thread becomes stale, having the OP go back and comment just for comment's sake (which drops the raging hot ones down the front page) is something which I find to be self-serving.

con-pilot, you had be salivating and hooked......right down to the second-to-last sentence. lol!

lomapaseo
9th Apr 2009, 03:36
For those who think I post thread to have you "look at me" - nothing could be farther from the truth. I really hate to be objectified in cyber or
in that so-called real life. I really am interested in looking at you.


Lot's of luck. If you can hide so can we. After all PPRune JB is a state of mind not a collection of individuals.

What you see is what we want you to see :)

CityofFlight
9th Apr 2009, 03:47
The things is, there's much to be gleaned just by perusing the posts of others--ON OTHER THREADS, with as much feedback as a willing brain can interpret, without new ones being launched ad nauseum.

Pprune offers great insight for social interaction, within the feedback of the members, if only people would 'listen'.

:ok:

CityofFlight
9th Apr 2009, 04:23
As for the pursuit of either sex on here... No comment!! :-)




Mr. Flyt3est, "either sex..."? Is this a case of TMI? :eek: :p

V2-OMG!
9th Apr 2009, 07:40
lomapaseo, some posturing is inevitable, but since this is a discussion site (and not, gawd forbid, a dating site) what motive would there be to present oneself totally-removed from any semblance of their true personality and character? If I were so inclined, I would want to put the pedal to the metal of that alter-ego and find a site where I could be totally outrageous. There are a myriad of other sites which would tolerate that kind of display. It is my observation and experience that pprune is not one of them.

Cityofflight, I think we all can vouch that the mods do not permit the posting of "ad nauseum" threads, particularly by one poster. They are booted or moved to the "Boring snipets of information" thread.

The natural law theory is also pervasive on pprune. That feedback and social interaction you mentioned is the greatest testament to self-regulation.

lomapaseo
9th Apr 2009, 16:14
V2-OMG

what motive would there be to present oneself totally-removed from any semblance of their true personality and character?

Simply because there is no face to face interaction including grunts, groans and nods the words are brief and purposedly outlandish at time to get the other guy to step back or even think before firing. Then there are the puns which are intended only for those capable of seeing humor while at the same time tweaking the nose of those that are not.

In real life you would never behave in this way lest you form enemies that can punch you out :)

Flyt3est
9th Apr 2009, 18:25
CofF.. I generalize of course.. covering all of our protagonists on here..

V2-OMG!
9th Apr 2009, 19:45
lomapaseo, okay, I tend to forget that men often settle the score face-to-face with their fists, so the internet becomes a shield.

But is that "hiding?" I still think one's cyber presentation (convoluted or otherwise) is exponential. With some accuity of perception, that shield becomes transparent.

BTW, the :) following your posts makes me giggle. Is that some kind of insurance? lol!

jetset lady
9th Apr 2009, 20:04
I really enjoy the proone audience.


What does that mean? It makes us sound like some sort of car crash, social experiment that's been commissioned by Channel 4 for your viewing pleasure!

I understand what you are trying to do V2, but sometimes, silence is golden. Think of it like a night out. You can plan it down to the last detail, but invariably, it's the last minute, completely spontaneous nights that are the best. The same applies here....

Jsl

arcniz
9th Apr 2009, 20:05
One sometimes wonders what proportion of posters here are shills, poseurs and prompters, paid a meagre stipend by the Shirts at Corporate to keep the commercial engine that now is PPRUNE from stuttering to stillness or drowning in total irrelevance and incomprehensibility.

cockney steve
9th Apr 2009, 20:27
What an odd thread!- there was me , thinking i'd learn something about Premature Ejaculation. :\

V2-OMG!
9th Apr 2009, 20:32
cockney steve.....when it comes to PE, you'd better take jetset lady's advice....silence is golden.

BTW, thank-you for your comment about this being an odd thread. I am so relieved.

I was worried that I had lost my touch. :}


jetset lady, in all seriousness, point taken, but that golden silence is often misconstrued in cyber as being an invalidation.

Nothing is ever as easy as it should be.....whatever the arena. *sigh*

lomapaseo
9th Apr 2009, 22:30
V2-OMG

I still think one's cyber presentation (convoluted or otherwise) is exponential. With some accuity of perception, that shield becomes transparent.


Of course it's transparant but only on the same level of perception. Most people want to read what they believe :=

mini
10th Apr 2009, 00:14
Pprune has become a victim of its own success.

R&N is rapidly becoming a pissi*ng contest;

Jetblast is no longer a let go, rather a popularity egofest.

Sad...:sad: