Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Dear Dan,

your time of testing is over.  for continued enjoyment of CoT please refrain from posting more than 2 threads per day on the exact same general topic.

it would also be a good idea if you were to refrain from personally insulting too many people in that genuinely mean yet boring way you have.

2 exceptions to this general rule are AG and LeftWingPharisee.  they accused you of making specifically anti-jew posts and then were unable to back that up with actual evidence of such. 
In retribution for this I think it only fair that they be forced to undergo a punishment that shall henceforth be known as 'trial by dan'. 
please feel free to use attacks based on...but not limited to...racial slurs, sexist attacks, any personal flaws of theirs you may have detected and generalised nastiness.

I hope that you enjoy your time here.

oh, except insofar as nobody else actually seems to be moderating this forum anymore Im basically only speaking for myself.
Permalink zestyZucchini 
July 9th, 2007 7:19am
We love you Dan!!
Permalink Dan D Supports Club 
July 9th, 2007 7:22am
its true, I rather like him...
Permalink zestyZucchini 
July 9th, 2007 7:26am
Any moderator who actively encourages abuse of some posters by another should be immediately relieved of his moderating powers.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 9th, 2007 7:27am
hey, thats a good rule.  instead of derailing this thread, why dont you start a new one suggesting it?
Permalink zestyZucchini 
July 9th, 2007 7:33am
If this were Blah, you'd be right.

You keep treating this place like it's some sort of elementary school.  It's not.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 9th, 2007 7:33am
So you're saying that actively encouraging the people in a forum to be as nasty and offensive as possible is the only possible alternative to an "elementary school" atmosphere?

Surely there's a middle ground.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 9th, 2007 7:46am
Yes and it's Blah.

Go there and be happy.  Why torture yourself?
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 9th, 2007 7:48am
I just might.

Come to think of it, the last time people treated each other with such callous disregard for their feelings WAS elementary school.  Except those people had an excuse - they were TEN YEARS OLD.

What's your excuse?
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 9th, 2007 7:50am
"So you're saying that actively encouraging the people in a forum to be as nasty and offensive as possible"

ahh, Im sorry AG.  I think youve misunderstood.  Im not encouraging _everyone_ to insult you.  just Dan.  and just because I feel youve done him and his reputation a dreadful wrong.

its _very_ offensive to call someone a jew hater you know.  you really should think things through before making wild accusations.


"Surely there's a middle ground."

well...given that I am only encouraging _Dan_ to be as mean and offensive as possible and not the entire forum.....is that perhaps the middle ground you are hoping to find?
Permalink zestyZucchini 
July 9th, 2007 7:51am
>I just might.

Jesus Christ.  Are you a 13 year old girl?  Do you think this is a *threat*?  Go!  I'll hold the door for you!  For God's sake.  Do you want to borrow my canteen for the trip?  Can I drive you?
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 9th, 2007 7:58am
I would be sad if AG went to blah.  I was looking forward to teasing her some more about lesbian sex.


please dont go AG.  If you stay I promise to beg Dan not to be mean to you or say bad things about you.

what do you say?
Permalink zestyZucchini 
July 9th, 2007 7:59am
You know, it's not the occasional insult that would drive me out of here.  That comes with the territory when people disagree with each other.

It's not wanting to participate in a place where people play stupid little games like encouraging each other to act like assholes.  It kind of offsets the good stuff to the point where the more reasonable people leave, as many already have, and left behind are the immature dickheads.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 9th, 2007 8:03am
Come on, its only a joke?

Are you telling me you seriously get offended by comments on a forum made by a guy called Dan you've never met? Thats insane
Permalink what are you reading for? 
July 9th, 2007 8:07am
(a) Dan doesn't need encouragement.  I was merely trying to be vaguely amusing, I didn't believe for a second that dan would change his behavior one way or another based on my opinions.

(b) people have been leaving, and coming back, and leaving, and coming back for years and it doesn't hurt CoT.  what _did_ hurt CoT was, well, lets not go there _again_, eh.

(c) I find it very hurtful that you would imply that I am an immature dickhead.
Permalink zestyZucchini 
July 9th, 2007 8:08am
Well, Denman's also been emailing me.  And they're not very nice emails.

Is that going too far, or should I put up with that as well?
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 9th, 2007 8:08am
Nah of course you shouldn't have to deal with that kind of email but thats nothing to do with CoT posts
Permalink what are you reading for? 
July 9th, 2007 8:11am
Dan has been emailing you?

how did he get your email?


I mean, I dont want to beat up on the victim here but has it occured to you that maybe giving out your _real_ email (as opposed to a hotmail/gmail point of contact) on a web forum like CoT is just bloody stupid?


the approach to take with web forums is this:

use a gmail address as a point of contact.  if someone starts spamming that address with emails of sufficient number or content to be disturbing, stop checking it and start using a different point of contact.

wash and repeat.

I am genuinely sorry AG, Dan is a prat whose posts are occasionally interesting but mostly pretty same and boring.

if I had known he was emailing unpleasantness to you I would not have made this post.

but I did not, because you did not tell me.

now that I _do_ know, its too late.


but.

and, Im only going to say this once more, STOP GIVING OUT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THIS FUCKING FORUM YOU STUPID, STUPID PERSON.
Permalink zestyZucchini 
July 9th, 2007 8:13am
Is having the email envelope link "giving out" my personal email?  That's supposed to be anonymous.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 9th, 2007 8:14am
Hey stop being mean, lets all be nice
Permalink what are you reading for? 
July 9th, 2007 8:15am
ok, Im going to try to explain this to you without losing patience.

here is the thing: if you provide an email address in the place provided on the forum people can email you.

anyone.  can.  email.  you.

the posts yovue made containing that email are here forever.


if you are ok with this, use your 'real' email address...and accept that anyone.  can. email. you.  forever.

if you would prefer to maintain some level of control over the people who can email you and dont like the idea of having to change your 'real' email address to do so...with all the hassle involved...then get yourself a hotmail or gmail address that you dont use for anything else and use that.

ive got one.  its fullnamerequired@gmail.com.

I dont care who uses it.  I dont care who knows it.  I dont care if it receives spam.  I dont care if clowns like Dan spend the rest of their life sending mean emails to it, because if it all becomes a drag I can just cut it the fuck loose.


so, to answer your question politely, yes.  the email itself is kept secret. 

unfortunately by providing it you are ensuring that people can contact you via it.

hence...you get emails from dan.

if you dont want them, stop providing your email address.


seriously, Dana, this isn't rocket science.  if you dont want people to use your email, dont provide it in the link.
Permalink Send private email zestyZucchini 
July 9th, 2007 8:20am
>It's not wanting to participate in a place where people play stupid little games like encouraging each other to act like assholes.  It kind of offsets the good stuff to the point where the more reasonable people leave, as many already have, and left behind are the immature dickheads.

By all means, leave!  Don't participate!  You've been loudly boycotting this place by posting on it over and over for weeks and weeks.  Clearly, your strategy needs refinement.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 9th, 2007 8:22am
oh, but now that youve done so, its too late of course.

maybe you could ask wayne to manually kill it from the posts made under your nicks?


please dana, for my sake, stop treating the internet as if its the same as your local lesbian club and start treating the privacy issues that arise as if they might affect your life.

yes, there are people on the internet who will misuse any and all information you provide them.

the solution isn't to shriek and complain, no one can stop them from doing it.

the solution is to treat your 'real' information like its gold. 

treat it like its a secret.

dont tell people you dont want to know.

once you _have_ told people, accept the responsibility that comes with making the decision to do so and deal with the consequences like an adult.
Permalink Send private email zestyZucchini 
July 9th, 2007 8:25am
> if you dont want them, stop providing your email address.

it's too late. he can go to old posts and email.

also since the email is from 'cot' whatever, the recipient can't blacklist the domain w/o shutting out everyone else.

solutions are out-of-the-box.
Permalink Send private email strawdog 
July 9th, 2007 8:25am
If you give your email its because you want to get a message. Unless you like getting obscene emails then use a decent bayesian filter and it will eventually filter them out.
Permalink Send private email Stephen Jones 
July 9th, 2007 9:39am
you seem to be more than usually retarded today, courgette. did momma leave the top off the ritalin bottle again?
Permalink heroin addicted ari$--tocrat 
July 9th, 2007 9:44am
Hey, if Dan gets a chubby insulting me, geh in g'zinte heit, boychik.
Permalink LeftWingPharisee 
July 9th, 2007 3:01pm

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