Whoever beagle is should probably stop. Not saying it's not funny but it only feeds into the dark side of the D.
Actually I wasn't talking from personal experience. More just watching how the 'playful ribbing' goes down on here. There's a pecking order and it seems as though certain people are allowed to get away with certain things, and then others are dashed against the rocks for basically the same thing. It's like any other social microcosm really. All the stuff we're supposed to grow out of, as adults. You are definitely in the made men of dissensus section, and I think it's gone to your head a bit. And yeah you're right. I'm totally out of touch. I'm a fucking dunce when I compare myself to others on here way younger, but much wiser. The thing is even though those moments of hounding do hurt, and feel real, I do come away from them and think about what has been said and why, believe it or not. I want to evolve.
And no one asked you and barty to make people feel involved. Forcing things doesn't work. Eg padraig (u.s) isn't going to post in that thread, sadly.
(ray gun set to reverse psych)
It's our duty to do that. If we don't people feel it's just 'the Luka and Barty show' to quote mvuent and it ends up with people feeling alienated. This is what I learned doing the dematerialisation thread. I had to make people feel noticed and appreciated. Until then they would just attack. So we do need to do that.
There's a pecking order and it seems as though certain people are allowed to get away with certain things, and then others are dashed against the rocks for basically the same thing. .
Anyone see Cummings' boy claiming we don't need farmers and fishermen and should be more like Singapore?
Treasury adviser: farming and fisheries are not important
The problem with this attitude is that nothing ever gets talked through and properly dealt with.
Patty is right. Any misbehaviour from certain quarters is downplayed. It's just a tickle, banter, 'teasing'. OTOH criticism going the other way is described as toxic, stupid, indicative of a some grand failure of character, being 'out of step' with the grand scheme and its masters.