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Old 03-03-2015, 12:55 PM   #76
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I was under the quite justified impression that such an arrangement entailed that I was still able to post about random issues irrelevant to all that I had so far talked about like any other TwoPlusTwo poster.



Well, we've reached an impasse I'm afraid. I consider it entirely relevant, and clearly unfair treatment to be told that I'm not allowed to post anything about anything anywhere else.

Cricket...Like...literally cricket.
Yes, it's very clear by now that you haven't grasped what a containment thread is despite people telling you for weeks.

A containment thread is a thread for you to post in, so all the other threads are kept clean of your terrible posts. TypicalBro has one, tbabs has one, you have one.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:56 PM   #77
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Certainly not, regarding a single post on cricket. It's your body of work that I am referring to.
Right. On this point I must protest.

This was the post I made. The one, single, innocuous post on a subject irrelevant to me:

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Cricket is actually one of the world's most popular sports owed almost entirely to the Indian subcontinent and the kind of zealous sports following that honestly, eclipses anything you've ever seen.

There's 1.7 billion of them and they're bat**** crazy for the game. You could make a good case for Sachin Tendulkar being the most 'deified' sportsman ever.

A friend of mine once said something along the lines of "Imagine David Beckham at the height of his fame, now imagine that he captained us to winning the World Cup, scored a hat-trick in the final with a last-minute free-kick winner, and he still wouldn't come close to the admiration and love that Indians have for Tendulkar.
...and these were the responses that single post, on its own, received:

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A) you don't seem to understand the concept of a containment thread

B) nobody said he isn't very popular
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Jesus how dense are you? You have your containment thread to post in.
Do you seriously consider that fair treatment? Do you not consider those posts to be unprovoked insults?
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:57 PM   #78
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A containment thread is a thread for you to post in, so all the other threads are kept clean of your terrible posts. TypicalBro has one, tbabs has one, you have one.
My posts are better than yours. You should have a containment thread and I shouldn't.

So there!
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:59 PM   #79
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Of course people are going to call you out when posting in non-containment threads after agreeing to doing (and starting a new!!) a containment thread.
Unprovoked insults ITT
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:00 PM   #80
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Tyler, Fabian:

Not sure whether he's a troll or for real, but either way it's attention he seeks, not advice.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:03 PM   #81
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El D,

This is the Rasta containment thread, not the TB containment thread. Oh wait.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:05 PM   #82
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Ok; advice.

How do you think someone like myself, who wants to get into political writing, might get his work out there and go about building up a portfolio of work whilst nevertheless appearing humble and eager to learn, rather than appearing as someone who thinks he's smarter than he is?
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:11 PM   #83
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Rasta,

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Here's my suggestion re: your goals.

Instead of having six goals, start with part of one goal:

"maintaining a far more rigorous schedule of updating my own political blog and getting my message out there."

"I shall do all of these as soon as I return from Brazil on the 25th March."

And instead of starting on March 25th, start today.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:19 PM   #84
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Rasta, I don't understand why you don't post in Politics Unchained. You can argue to your heart's content and will probably come off as rational as anyone else in there. It's good practice, both for budding writers and for keeping your cool under pressure.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:19 PM   #85
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Alright, I'll keep you updated.

Incidentally I may actually start a new blog/website and work on making it look far more professional and presentable. Looking through my old postings there were far too many football posts and general 'funnies' in there for it to really be presentable.

So I'm going to adjust that one slightly; start new website.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:22 PM   #86
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Rasta, I don't understand why you don't post in Politics Unchained. You can argue to your heart's content and will probably come off as rational as anyone else in there. It's good practice, both for budding writers and for keeping your cool under pressure.
Hey, if you say so pal, but I've had to go through today's exchanges to establish that I won't just be told to piss off to my containment thread like e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶o̶n̶e̶ no-one else who's a little bit controversial or divisive has to.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:26 PM   #87
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Rasta,

You should definitely post in PU! Excellent suggestion.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:54 PM   #88
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Well, you'll be pleased to know that where I once did score 142 on an online IQ test.
This has got to be fake. 142 is at YTF levels.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:25 PM   #89
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Rasta,

You should definitely post in PU! Excellent suggestion.
Spot on, the guy was born for Unchained.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:35 PM   #90
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kioshk,

It's so obvious now that I'm kinda annoyed it didn't even occur to me before. The Sexodus thread was awful because two of the worst PU posters were doing their politarding in OOT. Makes complete sense.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:06 PM   #91
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Hey, if you say so pal, but I've had to go through today's exchanges to establish that I won't just be told to piss off to my containment thread like e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶o̶n̶e̶ no-one else who's a little bit controversial or divisive has to.
Your cricket post was IMO just fine. It's your responses to it in the LC thread that irritate everyone.

I think you'd probably beat Custer in an OOT survivor, though.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:16 PM   #92
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Your cricket post was IMO just fine. It's your responses to it in the LC thread that irritate everyone.

I think you'd probably beat Custer in an OOT survivor, though.
Sure, but you do realise that you're kind of expecting me to just take the abuse and insults lying down right?

If I post about cricket or whatever (I'm not even much of a sodding cricket fan at all to be honest), its fair to say that any flack I get purely on account of posting anything at all, especially something as innocuous as that is undeserved.

Its not too much to ask that the blame be with the perpetrators.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:18 PM   #93
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you have to learn to relax a little bit.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:37 PM   #94
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Do you think that I have potential to become a good writer?
Depends on your work ethic and whether you learn the right things.

You should share examples of your polished work. Forum posts aren't reliable litmus tests because effort levels can vary so wildly from person to person and post to post.

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Hey, if you say so pal, but I've had to go through today's exchanges to establish that I won't just be told to piss off to my containment thread like e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶o̶n̶e̶ no-one else who's a little bit controversial or divisive has to.
In your position, I would've stopped posting in OOT immediately. I don't see any reason to spend time where I have low status if I can help it. I might have said "you guys are kind of ******ed" (nothing over a sentence in length -- epic flame-outs are soooo bad) and left. Either that or just left outright.

Even if you don't realize it, you are doing your self-image a big disservice. OOT might have value to you as an outlet for discussion, or whatever, but that isn't enough.

Leaving shouldn't be thought of as a concession, as "be[ing] told to piss off", because you should have other things to do in life. Now that you've stayed for a while, you've lost a bunch of plausible deniability on that count, so you're going to have to take a hit. But consider it a lesson learned.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:38 PM   #95
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Fabian,

Rasta is pretty much the same as TB, tbabs, Bryce, jmakin, etc. Oh, and ytf!

At least jmakin seems to have taken a lot of advice to heart and worked hard to successfully turn things around for himself.
So when killa told me in pms that I would never be part of the core group of OOT posters and was just someone people laughed at , I guess he was right about that.
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Sure, but you do realise that you're kind of expecting me to just take the abuse and insults lying down right?

If I post about cricket or whatever (I'm not even much of a sodding cricket fan at all to be honest), its fair to say that any flack I get purely on account of posting anything at all, especially something as innocuous as that is undeserved.

Its not too much to ask that the blame be with the perpetrators.
The Sexodus was a fairly self-absorbed thread, and did much to establish that aspect of your reputation -- which isn't helping you more broadly. So yes, simply ignore the insults. Responding to them derails the thread into a conversation about you, even if you didn't start it. If you take the high road long enough and well enough, your reputation will change.

I'm not giving you moral advice and I'm not making any observation with respect to justice or fairness. I'm simply telling you a practical approach that I am virtually certain will succeed.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:02 PM   #97
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you have to learn to relax a little bit.
You remind me of one of my wife's friends. Every conversation has to turn into a long winded examination of everyone's feelings and the deeper meaning behind it all. Most of the time, people just want to shoot the **** and you throw a big old turd into the middle of it.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:06 PM   #98
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So when killa told me in pms that I would never be part of the core group of OOT posters and was just someone people laughed at , I guess he was right about that.
I don't know what "the core group of OOT posters" really means tbh, but I for one consider you an "OOT regular" and enjoy your posting there. Jmakin was also on that list, and he's one of my favorite OOT posters.

Do you get laughed at sometimes? Yes, when you are being an overly whiny drama queen. But you get not laughed at a lot, too.

The list was simply one of angsty young men who complain a lot about their life on OOT with a whiny drama queen attention-whorish style, blame their problems on everyone else, don't listen to most advice given, and don't seem to put in much effort to change the things about their life they don't like. Except for jmakin, who listened to advice, worked his ass off, and appears to have gotten some great results.

I mean, look at this very post of yours. It sounds exactly like the type of post Rasta would make!
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:16 PM   #99
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Bryce,



I don't know what "the core group of OOT posters" really means tbh, but I for one consider you an "OOT regular" and enjoy your posting there. Jmakin was also on that list, and he's one of my favorite OOT posters.

Do you get laughed at sometimes? Yes, when you are being an overly whiny drama queen. But you get not laughed at a lot, too.

The list was simply one of angsty young men who complain a lot about their life on OOT with a whiny drama queen attention-whorish style, blame their problems on everyone else, don't listen to most advice given, and don't seem to put in much effort to change the things about their life they don't like. Except for jmakin, who listened to advice, worked his ass off, and appears to have gotten some great results.

I mean, look at this very post of yours. It sounds exactly like the type of post Rasta would make!
No argument there, theres a reason i bolded most of the statement and excluded jmakin from the list. I would disagree with not listening to advice I have gotten. I just haven't followed almost any of it for a few reasons we can just call it laziness.
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Bryce - In this context, not listening to = haven't followed.
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