On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 6:58:22 PM UTC-4, Steve Carroll wrote:If he hasn't done so already, snit will say something like:
> On Oct 9, 3:58 pm, Goblin <bytes4f...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > On 09/10/12 22:49, Snit wrote:
> > > <bytes4f...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > >> On 09/10/12 22:32, Snit wrote:
> > >>> Wow... and you deny you are a part of the herd. Amazing.
> > >> I thought the "herd" was a mindset which favoured Linux to the expense
> > >> of everything else, not a sarcastic (and obvious bait) aimed at you?
> > > Here are the characteristics I have noted about the herd:
> > > * They attack outsiders - to the point that the term "troll" is
> > > (essentially) used to mean anyone outside of the herd. If an outsider comes
> > > in and sucks up to the herd they might be able to escape being called this
> > > for a short time... but it is rare. More often than not that are attacked
> > > or accused of being a "sock" of a "troll"... merely because they do not buy
> > > the irrational worldview of the herd. Look at you, TomB, who has already
> > > started targeting Onion Knight in this way. Carroll also targeted Kaba in
> > > such a way, though I did not see the herd glom on to that attack she he let
> > > it go.
> > > * They seek to avoid outside information: look at how often the herd speaks
> > > of who they are kill filtering and encourage each other to also kill filter
> > > those outside of their group. They *want* to be closed off to other ideas.
> > > Just earlier today, TomB, you were encouraged to KF those who are not of the
> > > herd.
> > > * They blame the problems of desktop Linux adoption on one simple (and
> > > incorrect) explanation - the boogieman (generally MS though sometimes others
> > > are included in this made up conspiracy).
> > > * They offer almost completely unconditional "love" to each other - no
> > > matter how extreme the lie they are loath to call each other out. For
> > > example, not a single herd member has called TomB out on his outrageous
> > > behavior of contacting my Usenet provider simply because I quoted Stallman
> > > and noted how repulsive his comments are.
> > > * They share the same irrational beliefs: such as their irrational denial of
> > > Stallman's comments, even though they come directly from his own site, the
> > > aforementioned obsession with the boogieman, the attacks against those who
> > > are not of the herd, the claim that they support choice as they attack those
> > > who do not chose as they do... all irrational. All very cultish.
> > >> Is the herd now Anti-Snit?
> > > I am not of the herd, so yes. This does not mean they are necessarily any
> > > more anti-Snit than anti-anyone-who-is-not-a-part-of-the-herd. Then again, I
> > > have proved the herd wrong on many things... and they fear me (hence the
> > > reason they place me on the level of their whole group and call me a "herd
> > > of one").
> > >> Because if so, then you've had issues with the Microsoft advocates here like
> > >> Foster, so he must be part of the herd as well (I'm sure he'll love that one)
> > > I do not follow. Just because the herd does not like me does not mean that
> > > trolls like Foster should like me.
> > >> I said to you before Michael, I have no issues with your views or indeed
> > >> you, but you fall into the same holes every time with posts like these
> > >> and your "herd" remarks don't help.
> > > I respect your views, but in this case you are not using logic: just because
> > > group A has attribute X does not mean that all who have attribute X are a
> > > part of group A. For example, dogs have four feet but that does not mean all
> > > animals with 4 feet are dogs! And yet you tried to push the idea that if the
> > > herd is anti-Snit then all who are anti-Snit are a part of the herd. Do you
> > > see the error in logic in your claim?
> > No. I was just making the point that you highlighted his sarcastic post
> > aimed at you as further proof of being a herd member.
> > Your words:
> > > Wow... and you deny you are a part of the herd. Amazing.
> > (in respect of his sarcastic remark about you)
> > He was not talking about Linux, not talking about FOSS, he was not
> > even engaging in some direct point you made. You were baited with a
> > sarcastic post which to me was an obvious tongue in cheek bait, which
> > you then highlighted to further show/imply he was part of the herd.
> So what? He's been doing this very thing for a decade, what makes this
> application of it so special?
> > Your list here is what was already known about your definition of the
> > herd. I was asking if that definition had been extended (in light of
> > his post) to include an anti-snit position.
> I just included a tiny sampling of how Snit has been defined by a
> number of people... this, as opposed to the ramblings of a med-head
> who, in order to deny reality feels he must turn it on its head and
> call entire newsgroups of people "liars".
> (snip rambling)
You made that up.
You are lying.
You are running away.
Among other snit droppings.
You can answer his questions 10 different times and he will continue along with the scam in order to get replies to his nonsense.
What a wimp.
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